'Messi Will End Career With Higher Numbers Than Ronaldo'
'Lionel Messi Will End Career With Higher Numbers Than Cristiano Ronaldo'
FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored his 28th goal of the season on Tuesday night, and a certain Chelsea legend believes the Argentine will retire one day with far better numbers than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Blaugrana superstar was on target against the Blues in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, which was his 43rd goal contribution of this campaign.
Frank Lampard, who played against Messi many times in his career, as well as against Ronaldo in the Premier League, feels that the Catalan club man will have a better goal record than his Ballon d’Or rival when he retires one day.
“We can’t compare anybody (to Messi),” Lampard said on BT Sport.
“Well only Ronaldo compares to him. But I think Messi by the time he has finished will be even higher in numbers.
“Thirty-nine hat-tricks, 50 goals a season five times. He’s taken everything to new levels.”
Messi, who is two years younger than Ronaldo, has scored 535 club career goals in 621 games, while Ronaldo has hit the back of the net 550 times in 718 club matches.
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