Every Barcelona vs Real Madrid match has a bigger subplot – the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo battle. Since they first met on the field during the United-Barca game in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League semi-final, they were pitted as major rivals. Although they’re undoubtedly the best two players of their generation, fans and journalists often argue over who’s the best of the best.
Ronaldo and Messi are leading scorers for their clubs and countries and have many personal accomplishments. The leaders in La Liga and the Champions League history have launched their status of international sensations that nobody can match.
This Betting Sites infographic provides a head-to-head comparison of the two greatest football players of all time. Take a look at what Ronaldo and Messi have achieved throughout their careers so far.