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Ronaldo Overtakes Messi In 2017/18 Goal Charts

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Overtakes FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi In 2017/18 Goal Charts

By David Kappel - Mar 12, 2018 01:28 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken longstanding rival Lionel Messi in the goalscoring chart for the first time this season.

Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers so far in LaLiga in this campaign.

The Portuguese netted both goals in his side's tightly contested 2-1 win over Eibar on Saturday.

The two strikes took Ronaldo's overall tally for the current campaign to 33 goals across all competitions – one more than Messi, who missed FC Barcelona's latest game after becoming a father for a third time on Saturday.

Ronaldo has scored his 33 goals in just 34 appearances this season, averaging 0.97 goals per game, while Messi needed 41 matches to reach his tally of 32, at a rate of 0.78 goals per game.

The 33-year-old's revival in form has been impressive, particularly in LaLiga, in which he scored just four goals in the first half of the season. However, he has now found the back of the net 14 times in his past eight appearances in the second half of the campaign, and sits on 18 strikes overall in the Spanish top flight.

Read: Neymar Linked With A Shock Return To Barca

Only Messi, with 24 goals, and Luis Suarez, with 21 strikes, remain ahead of the in-form Los Blancos talisman in the race for the Pichichi title, given to LaLiga's top goalscorer at the end of the campaign.

Why do you think Ronaldo has turned up the heat all of a sudden? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Hopsi Joined: 13 Mar 2018
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Hopsi Mar 13, 2018 07:14 PM
I can imagine how many goals he would've had if he didn't lose form earlier this season
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Evergreenmessi Mar 12, 2018 10:22 PM
With these goals madrid will take everything this season mark my words hahahahaha messi & co will only show individual trophies before a match start next season madrid will celebrate copa del ray la liga and champions league
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lulikho Mar 12, 2018 07:34 PM
heheheh haters...
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lulikho Mar 12, 2018 06:18 PM
@Ricworld Barcow faithfools are confused
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Flipping lyf Mar 12, 2018 06:18 PM
Cr7 hater's too early to press panic button cos u haven't see the best of king yet there stil more to come hate him in ur own peril he's real punisher
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Ricworld Joined: 29 Feb 2016
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Ricworld Mar 12, 2018 06:12 PM
Kikikiki! Messi is a genius no wonder some bloggers fail to understand his role at Barca....That’s the reason as to why Barca are unbeaten in Laliga.
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lulikho Joined: 08 Aug 2013
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lulikho Mar 12, 2018 05:45 PM
@Romeo Maps88 Stop smoking...Messi never played centre mid in his entire life.
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lulikho Mar 12, 2018 05:42 PM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Messi is playing false9...his favorite position.
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lulikho Mar 12, 2018 05:41 PM
CR7 is the greatest...
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Ricworld Joined: 29 Feb 2016
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Ricworld Mar 12, 2018 05:36 PM
Messi is a mixture of quality,magic and a goal scoring machine....that’s a fact!Who else can score 91 goals per calendar year? Even if Penaldo is to play in our own PSL it’s a mission impossible!
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 12, 2018 05:25 PM
@alizebucs1986 Leo is a co-ordinator dat's y suarez netted moredan 20,leo's duty is to make team click if he scored is a bonus den who scores moredan 15 xcept cr7 for madrid?if no1 ek is uit
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alizebucs1986 Mar 12, 2018 05:14 PM
CR7 always taking haters to the cleaners, some even trying to protect their queen by calling him a Midfielder i wonder if he plays Midfield where does it Leave Rakitic,Busquets,Iniesta and Paulinho but i am not bemused king CR7 has left many people Dizzy and some Paralyzed and Brain Damaged that's my King
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Dumisani@in.com Mar 12, 2018 04:38 PM
@Romeo Maps88. I wonder if u watching de sames games barcow plays on channel ssp 207 or maybe der is ana channels u expose urself with. I advise u not to watch it any more bcos u jst see hora movie's. Look der is no way dat Messi can play central midfielder.... in dat position Barcow plays Rakatic, Busket, sometimes de Mistro aka Iniestar. I suggest u check de definition of de concept IE.
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Mumm_Rubi Mar 12, 2018 03:46 PM
Ronaldo has scored his 33 goals in just 34 appearances this season, averaging 0.97 goals per game, while Messi needed 41 matches to reach his tally of 32, at a rate of 0.78 goals per game.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 12, 2018 03:19 PM
I wish Varlverde can allow Messi to demolish all the teams by playing him in his favorite position
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Romeo Maps88 Mar 12, 2018 03:00 PM
And Messi is a central midfielder this season remember...
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Faysal Mar 12, 2018 02:34 PM
No news here
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megabite Joined: 14 Nov 2017
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megabite Mar 12, 2018 02:32 PM
to make it even better ,what CR17 achieve at age 33 messi achieve it at 30 at.messi at 33 will have beaten all existing records.
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megabite Mar 12, 2018 02:25 PM
MESSI IS BETTER THAT CR17 EVEN ON FREE KICKS.
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Schweinstriker_31 Mar 12, 2018 02:05 PM
Still messi is far better than him

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