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Messi Beats Ronaldo To Impressive Record

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi Beats Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo To Impressive Record

By David Kappel - Apr 24, 2018 01:36 PM @kappilinho

Lionel Messi beat longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo to another impressive milestone after equalling a 68-year-old record in the Copa del Rey final.

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The Argentine scored his side's second goal in their 5-0 thumping of Sevilla, which saw FC Barcelona lift their fourth successive Copa trophy, and their 30th overall.

With his goal, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner equalled Telmo Zarra's record of scoring in five different Spanish Cup finals, which the legendary attacker set for Athletic Bilbao between 1942 and 1950.

The strike was also Messi's 40th goal across all competitions for the 2017/18 campaign, meaning he has now scored 40 times or more in nine successive seasons.

 

Messi

Ronaldo

2017/18

40

42

2016/17

54

42

2015/16

41

51

2014/15

58

61

2013/14

41

51

2012/13

60

55

2011/12

73

60

2010/11

53

53

2009/10

47

33

Overall

467

448

Read: European Golden Shoe Race Update

Ronaldo reached his 40th goal in 2017/18 quicker than his rival, but failed to hit that mark in his first season at Los Blancos, when he ended the campaign with 33 strikes, and as a consequence, he is on a run of netting at least 40 goals in eight successive campaigns. 

Messi or Ronaldo – who do you think will finish the current campaign with more goals? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 25, 2018 11:42 AM
Loook at that messi
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pkjeza88 Joined: 25 Apr 2018
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pkjeza88 Apr 25, 2018 06:57 AM
Messi da king
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 24, 2018 05:49 PM
Messi will outclassed Penaldo watch the space
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Tee luv Apr 24, 2018 04:47 PM
Barca will bench Messiah 4 the remainder of this campaign 2 rest him 4 de world cup. He's not competing 4 anything else. It's a job well done while others will be crying 4 referees huffing & puffing searching 4 glory..
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Medlalo90 Apr 24, 2018 04:44 PM
Hmmm why omit the 08/09 season tho koz Cr7 scored 41 n won the ballon d'or
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blackmeteor Apr 24, 2018 04:32 PM
CLEARLY THE KING-OF-KINGS........SIMPLY THE BEST-OF-THE-BEST
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Master25 Apr 24, 2018 04:23 PM
But they'll tell you that Ronaldo is a better goal scorer than Messi.
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Matatasela_7 Apr 24, 2018 04:15 PM
who cares ??? tomorrow king CR7 he's going to make another records.
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vijjox Apr 24, 2018 04:15 PM
Number of games also count messi always played in copa an laliga and what ever cup they play in Spain
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Wildcat Apr 24, 2018 04:04 PM
@ThebigSAM23 .....You are right, people must undersatand that Copa is the only major cup in LaLiga
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Babewami Apr 24, 2018 03:50 PM
Umbhedo wangempela we record loooo
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 24, 2018 03:42 PM
Please note......just know that whoever scores between Messi and Penaldo that the goal either make or breaks the record
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nazzi the second Apr 24, 2018 03:19 PM
THIS IS GETTING BORING
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Daddy1 Apr 24, 2018 03:13 PM
Toy achievements
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Daddy1 Joined: 04 May 2016
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Daddy1 Apr 24, 2018 03:12 PM
Toy achievements in plastic cups, those are for toddlers to keep them bussy when parents are busy with important work
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macuka Apr 24, 2018 03:03 PM
Messi has more goals than penaldo musi
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Gazankulu26 Apr 24, 2018 03:01 PM
I fail to understand hw
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ThebigSAM23 Apr 24, 2018 02:59 PM
@Pirates_999 if you wanna know more about Copa, ask Real Madrid who even held a Parade for it
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mmlungisikhumalo@gmail.com Apr 24, 2018 02:48 PM
let waits and see.
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wash & wear Apr 24, 2018 02:26 PM
small plastic cup like macufe

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