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CR7 Just 2 Goals Shy Of Messi's World Record Year At This Stage

Cristiano Ronaldo Just 2 Goals Shy Of Lionel Messi’s World Record Year At This Stage

By David Kappel - Mar 07, 2018 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently the joint top goalscorer in 2018, is just two goals shy of Lionel Messi's tally at the same stage during the Argentine's 91-goal world record year in 2012.

Read: Ronaldo Now Leading Goalscorer In 2018

The Portuguese scored his 15th goal of the calendar year on Tuesday night, helping his side eliminate Paris Saint-Germain from the UEFA Champions League.

Only Manchester City's Sergio Aguero currently matches Ronaldo's tally, and could add on to his annual stats when Manchester City host FC Basel on Wednesday night.

With Ronaldo sitting on 15 strikes by 6 March, he has scored just two goals less than Messi had on 6 March during his world record year.

The Argentine had scored 11 goals in LaLiga, one in the UEFA Champions League and two in the Copa del Rey for FC Barcelona, as well as another three with Argentina to reach 17 overall at this stage.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, has scored 12 times in LaLiga and struck thrice in the UEFA Champions league so far, but had no chance to add to his tally because – unlike in 2012 –there has been no international break yet this year.

The 33-year-old, though, cannot rest on his laurels as Messi picked up massive momentum in March 2012 during his world record year. The Argentine scored five goals in a single Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen, and 13 overall in March that year to take his overall tally to 30 strikes.

It remains seems doubtful that Ronaldo will reach this tally by the end of March as he has only two more matches with Real and another two with Portugal scheduled before the end of the month.

Read: Messi Climbs To Top Of Golden Shoe Table

However, the Portuguese has one advantage over Messi's record year in that he has some added fixtures courtesy of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, while Argentina did not participate in any major tournament in 2012.

Do you think Ronaldo could possibly match Messi's 91-goal world record year? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Mar 08, 2018 06:00 PM
@Keneilwe Olefile that only for Messi yes he does not need that otherwise he will stress to stroke or be depressed if he was mandated to equal or more that crzy 91 goals per year its fine he has no obligation to meet that number he is forgiven its crazy number to any human being its only him that is normal as an ET
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Keneilwe Olefile Joined: 23 Jan 2015
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Keneilwe Olefile Mar 08, 2018 10:27 AM
CR NEEDN'T SCORE NINETY ONE GOALS .....HE HAS FAR MORE GOALS THAN MESSI .......IN ALL FOOTBALLING MATCHES
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Pirates_999 Mar 08, 2018 08:15 AM
Same comparisons though
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Faysal Mar 07, 2018 08:32 PM
One thing for sure penaldo will never score 91 goals from january to december
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Special*00 Mar 07, 2018 08:10 PM
I blame Zidane for that...u dnt bench da king whn he is in dis red hot form...da nigga never gets injured!!!
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Nick#10 Mar 07, 2018 07:53 PM
"During the Argentine's 91 goal world year record in 2012"
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Gazankulu26 Mar 07, 2018 07:38 PM
8.ta that's ma boy
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Ricworld Mar 07, 2018 07:31 PM
I will always be Messi’s fan till Penaldo scores 91 goals per calendar year.....
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vijjox Mar 07, 2018 07:28 PM
If he(Ronaldo) had to play every single game of laliga and copadelray he would probably lip frog his tally
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Xolisa{khosificated} Mar 07, 2018 07:16 PM
Am sure mother nature( time of his contract expiry) will get him out of Naturena.
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vijjox Mar 07, 2018 07:14 PM
If he(Ronaldo) had to play every single game of laliga and copadelray he would probably lip frog his tally

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