The debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will go on forever as both players have done enough to secure their claim to the throne. Lionel Messi has finally won the America’s Cup 2021 title and achieved international fame.
He was a stand-alone soldier in the recently concluded continental tournament and led the statistics table in goals and assists. Cristiano Ronaldo won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020, but it was unfortunate that he was eliminated by Belgium in the 16th round.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still going strong
Needless to say, both Ronaldo and Messi are still going strong. Both players are 30 years old. While the Portuguese player was 36 years old, Messi turned 34 in June. Despite their caretakers walking in the twilight, both men won the Golden Boot for the most goals scored in their leagues in the 2020-21 season.
Both players are expected to take part in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but this is the last time we will see a symbolic duo on the biggest stage of football.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been synonymous with records since they were in their 20s. Without further ado, let’s take a look at five international records of Cristiano Ronaldo who is struggling to break Lionel Messi.
# 5 Most international hat-tricks – 9