Messi Vs Ronaldo one last dance : Qatar World Cup 2022 – Stats that prove which legend dominates world stage
Football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are undoubtedly two of the greatest players of all time, but they have yet to win the World Cup in their successful careers.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the greatest players in modern-day football history. In the upcoming event in Qatar which will be the last world cup for both of them. The two iconic players will want to win for their respective country.
The legendary Ronaldo is still going strong at 37 and playing for Manchester United in the Premier League and Portugal internationally. Messi, a former Barcelona player who is now a star for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and captain of the Argentina national team is 35 years old and is in superb form this season. The Countdown for the World has began and First game kicks off on November 20, it could give the two superstars one last chance to win World Cup glory in their successful careers.
The two icons have participated in four World Cups each.
Here’s a look at how they Played in world cups so far :
Ronaldo has experienced a World Cup career that falls very well short of the extraordinary standards he has set in club competitions, despite winning the Euro 2016 with Portugal. The Portuguese Forward has scored a goal in every World Cup edition he has played. However, the former Real Madrid icon has a mediocre overall scoring record on the world stage.
Ronaldo has 7 goals and 2 assists in 17 appearances for Portugal.
The legendary striker has played 1,474 minutes for his country and has a hat-trick to his name.
|Shots on target||33|
|Free kick attempts||24|
|Man of the match||1|
|Goals per game||0.41|
The Closest Ronaldo has gotten to winning the World Cup came in 2006, during his debut for Portugal international side. Portugal lost to France in the semi-finals in Germany. Portugal has Struggled ever since.
Will be hoping Portugal of doing better in Qatar world cup 2022. Portugal are Drawn in Group H Against Ghana, Urguay and south korea. Their first match will be against Ghana on November 24,2022
Messi came closest to Wining the FIFA World Cup Trophy in 2014 in Brazil when Germany defeated Argentina in the final. Messi scored four goals in seven appearances in that tournament. Given his Ability to score at will, 6 goals in 19 World Cup appearances is disappointing. The 2010 edition in South Africa was particularly Worst, as Messi failed to score a single goal ending with Argentina’s exit in the quarterfinals.
|Shots on target||28|
|Free kick attempts||16|
|Man of the match||08|
|Goals per game||0.32|
In the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, Argentina has drawn against Poland, Saudi Arabia and Mexico in Group C. It should be a cakewalk against Saudi Arabia and Mexico in group stages for Argentina. All eyes will be on a clash between Messi and Lewandowski when Argentina faces Poland on December 1.
Argentina and Portugal will not face each other in the group stages of the Qatar World Cup 2022, as both nations were placed in Pot 1 of the draw. If both countries win their respective groups, they would be on different sides of the Pool. The earliest that Messi and Ronaldo may face each other is in the semi-finals held on December 13 and December 14, 2022, The Final will take place on 18 December which again Coincidently Qatar National day. It remains to be seen which legend will shine in potentially their last appearance on the world stage.
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