Ronaldo vs Messi: Who will perform better in the World Cup?

Ronaldo vs Messi Who will perform better in the World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the most legendary name when talking about the FIFA World Cup. However, these two might be on the verge of retiring already as their age already crept in. Although these two starts feeling old, it does not hinder the fact that they are two of the most legendary football player in the history. These two maybe the most anticipated player in the World Cup, as many were excited to see them play. Most especially, this might be the last World Cup these two meets. Who knows? One of them, or maybe both of them retires before the World Cup 2026.

When you hear the word “football” or “soccer” the two top players that might come into your mind are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. After all, they are still two of the most high-profile footballers in the world. Of course, these two worked very hard to be where they are right now, they did not gain their success overnight. Before playing in the World Cup on November, these two played several matches in different leagues. In this article, we will compare their 2021-22 season performance. In that way, we can have a glimpse of who could possibly perform better in the World Cup.

Who scored more goals?

World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
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Currently, because of all the dramas on Ronaldo’s request to leave Man United, Messi have more goals than him. For this season, Messi have six goals on his 11 games in all competitions, while Ronaldo only have one from a penalty. Following Ronaldo’s request to leave Man United, he missed almost the entire pre-season. This simply means he missed their opener against Birghton & Hove Albion. With that being said, it is obvious that Messi have way more goals than Ronaldo.

Who has more assists?

World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
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Messi’s assists is just like his goals, far from Ronaldo’s. While Messi have eight assists, Ronaldo have none. Messi scored his first assist this season in Ligue 1, when he opened his campaign. Moreover, for Ronaldo, since he started this season late, he is yet to have record for this season.


In conclusion, Messi have more goals and assists against Ronaldo, but do not forget that Ronaldo started later than Messi. Nonetheless, in the World Cup, it will all go back to zero. Let us watch how these two legends compete against each other, for possibly the last time.

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