Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with Argentina and Portugal and a different struggle from their battles in Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United
In an endless battle, fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi battle for proof Preference for one of them over the other in his country’s jerseyThe battle that the Don won in his favor in recent years, digitally and by tournament record.
But despite this, some opinions are emerging that Ronaldo is benefiting in his international record with goals in the net of the weak, and that Messi is a lion in front of adults and Ronaldo is an ostrich In front of them and everything, as you know, is in numbers.
In the struggle of numbers as a whole, Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed and in the struggle for international titles as well, as for the struggle for the percentage of total goals against the best teams at the level of classification, Lionel Messi surpassed.
In another conflict, which includes talking about registering in friendly and official matches, it appears that Ronaldo is more present in official matches, while Messi attends more and shines in friendly matches, which is in the interest of the Don in terms of the decision.
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Until 2016, Lionel Messi was better at the national level, as he reached Argentina in the 2007 and 2015 Copa America final and the 2014 World Cup final, while Ronaldo’s best achievement with Portugal was the loss of Euro 2004 in the final match and reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2012 and the 2006 World Cup.
In terms of total goals, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 102 goals with the Portuguese national team, 84 of them in official matches and 18 goals only in friendly matches, with an almost sweeping rate in favor of official confrontations in the qualifiers and competitions.
While Messi’s record appears to be less significant in terms of official matches, in which the Argentine star scored only 37 goals out of a total of 71 goals scored by Leo in the jersey of his country throughout all his international appearances.
Messi, who scored 5 goals against the Brazilian national team, scored them all in friendly matches and was not present with any goal or industry in the decisive Brazil in the 2007 Copa America final or in the semi-finals of the last edition of the same tournament.
For the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 7 goals in 4 editions, namely 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018, while Lionel Messi scored only 6 goals in the World Cup and in only 3 copies, as he did not score in the 2010 edition.
And at the point where Messi outperformed Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of scoring in the highest-ranked European teams, Ronaldo is outperforming Europe in official confrontations, while Messi has scored in friendly matches.
Unlike Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo has a more successful career with the Portuguese national team, as the Don was able to lead his country to both winning the European Championship in 2016 at the expense of the French national team thanks to Eder’s goal in overtime.
As well as the European Nations League, which Brazil won Europe in its first edition at the expense of the Dutch mills with a clean goal scored by Gidez, but with clear contributions from the Juventus star in the rest of the tournament matches.
Nevertheless, the conflict will not be resolved until each of them ends his career and announces his retirement, and at that time a new struggle will begin over the evaluation of what they have achieved, as the case of Pele and Maradona is still open today, what will close the conversation about Cristiano and Messi?