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Stats Proving Ronaldo More Decisive Than Messi?

Stats Proving Cristiano Ronaldo More Decisive Than Lionel Messi?

By David Kappel - Apr 21, 2017 08:00 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo reached three impressive milestones against Bayern Munich, and his statistics seem to prove he is more decisive than his longstanding rival Lionel Messi.

Read: Reports: Messi Wants Barca To Sign Four Players

The Portuguese netted a perfect hat-trick in the second leg of Real's UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, scoring with his head, left foot and right foot past Manuel Neuer, to help his side eliminate the German giants 6-3 on aggregate.

With his quintuple against Bayern, he became the first player ever to put five goals past an opposition team over a two-legged European quarter-final, as pointed out by Marca.

Other players, including Messi against Arsenal in 2009/10, had only managed to net four times or less in a quarter-final tie.

Overall, Ronaldo has now scored 32 goals in quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals in Europe’s elite club competition, equalling Los Blancos legend Alfredo Di Stefano's record.

Ronaldo's massive return is twice as much as Messi has scored in the latter stages of the competition, which suggests the Portuguese is more decisive than his counterpart.

He also became the first player to score 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, while Messi drew two blanks against Juventus and remained on 94 goals.

The Argentine, though, is still ahead in terms of Champions League titles, having won the competition four times, while Ronaldo has lifted the coveted trophy three times so far.

Read: The Top Goalscorers In UCL Update

However, the 32-year-old will equal Messi's trophy count if Real become the first team to defend their Champions League title.

Do you think Ronaldo is more decisive in big matches than Messi? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Zombo Joined: 03 Aug 2011
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Zombo Apr 22, 2017 05:36 PM
the last gym I checked Barca were eliminated from the champions lig
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Zombo Apr 22, 2017 05:23 PM
perfect hatrick indeed CR7
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Faysal Apr 22, 2017 05:17 PM
Cowditor 2 goals were ofside and you calling it perfect hat-trick
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NHLOH Apr 22, 2017 04:53 PM
Minus 2 offsides
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MR E Apr 22, 2017 03:28 PM
Messi is better than penaldo
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Sanchez Alexis Apr 22, 2017 03:00 PM
Editor keeps hurting messi fans by posting all da positive staff bout Ronaldo
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jona_1@crossbones Apr 22, 2017 02:50 PM
CR7 's records are countless, he also Captained and Choached Portugal to win the 2016 europe Cup
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Nick#10 Apr 22, 2017 11:39 AM
we as barca don't believe in penalties nd offsides
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Nick#10 Apr 22, 2017 11:37 AM
Messi the only player to score 5 goals in a single match in da champions leauge I dnt see dat record editor why
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SiyaVToni Apr 22, 2017 09:28 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo is a player you will never see again in this lifetime! Whether u like it or not!
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Zidane cr7 Apr 22, 2017 08:56 AM
No matter what they say hé is thé King of thé game, cr7 dis cr7 dat oksalayo cr7 thé Best player ever
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Ntsunda11 Apr 22, 2017 08:08 AM
he will lift that trophy for the fourth time this May
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Mpho Poster Apr 22, 2017 08:01 AM
Another record loading.......... tomorrow agaist Piqulona
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Mpho Poster Apr 22, 2017 08:00 AM
You gave us the answer already
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mainama Apr 22, 2017 07:28 AM
Ronaldo is focusing on helping his team to Uefa cup final and to win the leaque. What is Messi and his teammates doing in the toilets?
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Diketso Senyane Apr 22, 2017 07:20 AM
Ronaldo is excellent,no doubt.He keeps writing history without intending to.
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Man Shady Apr 22, 2017 06:58 AM
King CR7
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mwamohale@gmail.com Apr 22, 2017 06:17 AM
Cow Messi is suck
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Golden Boots Apr 22, 2017 06:08 AM
LOL! With penalties and offside goals?
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Apr 22, 2017 06:06 AM
the numbers don't lie.................then you'l hear the dogs from next door barking.

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