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Ronaldo's Crazy Messi Bet Revealed?

Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo's Crazy Lionel Messi Bet Revealed?

By David Kappel - Mar 19, 2018 01:30 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has closed in on his longstanding rival Lionel Messi in the Pichichi race. Could it be that a crazy bet with his teammates is the reason behind his improved form?

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The Portuguese has been in red-hot form in 2018, having already scored 18 goals in the Spanish top flight since the turn of the year.

Ronaldo added four strikes in his side's 6-3 win over Girona on Sunday, and is now closing in on Messi in the race for the top goalscorer in Spain's top flight. The 33-year-old has now scored 22 goals in LaLiga this season, and sits just three strikes behind Messi in the Pichichi ranking.

This remarkable turnaround did not seem possible in the first half of the season, when Ronaldo experienced one of his trickiest starts to a new campaign in his career.

After missing the first four league games due to a suspension he picked up in the Spanish Super Cup, Ronaldo scored just one goal until matchday 13, and Radio Marca has now suggested that he entered into a crazy bet with his teammates on 7 November.

At the time, Ronaldo was sitting on just one goal in LaLiga, and 11 behind Messi, who had already scored 12 times at that stage. According to Radio Marca, Ronaldo made a bet with his teammates that he would still win the Pichichi race despite the massive gap between him and his Argentine rival.

Since the bet was said to have been made, Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in Spain's top flight, while Messi has notched 13 over the same period.

Read: Ronaldo Extends LaLiga Record Over Messi

There are nine games left in the Spanish league, and if Ronaldo continues to score at his current rate – he has scored 18 LaLiga goals in his past nine appearances – he could still overtake Messi and win his crazy bet.

Do you think Ronaldo can still beat Messi in the Pichichi race this season? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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selwin pinox komane Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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selwin pinox komane Mar 20, 2018 11:57 PM
king ronaldo
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link&iviwe Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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link&iviwe Mar 20, 2018 08:07 AM
@hlaxduze football is much injoyable when idividuals share the skills passings long range defence splitting passes short passes driblings pass two or fiv defenders making solo goals if messi was a box player waiting for crosses pass at position 9 to score goals then he would boring and avarage
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link&iviwe Mar 20, 2018 07:55 AM
I have told this over & over messi is a bench mark for any footballer a child will chart with Ronaldo but will mension messi in their convisation and Ronaldo feels like disrespected
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MR E Mar 20, 2018 02:29 AM
Ronaldo seems obsessed with e everything
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mfanan Mar 19, 2018 10:19 PM
Messi!
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Faysal Mar 19, 2018 08:57 PM
They are betting behind closed doors that won't happen dream on
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Ricworld Mar 19, 2018 06:50 PM
Both players are really good at what they do!!! The difference between the 2 is that Ronaldo is a scoring machine...Messi is both magician and a scoring machine.Messi said it himselft that he isn’t that young player,who used to be selfish.He is now a team player we are talking about a guy who scored 91 goals per calendar year.
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Ben_Stokes_101 Mar 19, 2018 06:49 PM
Sorry, I didn't get the nature of the bet...
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Nick#10 Mar 19, 2018 04:54 PM
@ZZ2 vs papa charles Penaldo can work with anyone?wasn't he da one crying abwt Morata nd co's departure meanwhile Messi had to watch Neymer's departure nd still took da team by himself
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Nick#10 Mar 19, 2018 04:49 PM
@hlaxduze long range,dribbles,back heels,scissors,when was that 1968 are u sure u talking abwt da Penaldo we know??
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shadae Mar 19, 2018 04:47 PM
His good
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afrikaanse Mar 19, 2018 04:26 PM
Ronaldo is something else believe me this guy is a goal machine, He is unpredictable and the best ever
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Ndlazitha Mar 19, 2018 04:17 PM
Yes Ronaldo will win Pichichi.
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hlaxduze Mar 19, 2018 04:12 PM
Messi praisers are stupid. they think Messi is the only player who does good. when he scores they he is the King but when Ronaldo do the same they come up with lame excuses. they must just admit that Ronaldo outclasses Messi in many aspects, I can mention long-range efforts, dribbles, headers, back-heel goals, scissor -kicks etc.. Ronaldo is just on the other level. in the last CL Messi had 9 goals Ronaldo had 1 goal but at the end, Ronaldo took the golden boot with 12 goals to 9 for Messi. Now this season in La Liga Messi had almost 20 goals while Ronaldo had 2 goals but look now. I can go on and on mentioning occasions where Ronaldo proves that he is the best thing the world has ever seen.
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Golden Boots Mar 19, 2018 03:56 PM
Hahaha! What a bet? Well catch him if you can!
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 19, 2018 03:49 PM
messi is a dictator he decide which players to start,sign or release unlike kingcr7 who work wth any1
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Nick#10 Mar 19, 2018 03:44 PM
Even 4 tapins in a game is not enough for the Queen to equalize what does dat tell u editor.the truth is everyone is in Messis' shadow
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alizebucs1986 Mar 19, 2018 03:32 PM
Some people r mad by Nature if u say Ronaldo plays for himself what do u mean because every goal he scores benefits the Team because in my opinion is not Ronaldo who Wins is Real Madrid..mind u Perez signed Ronaldo to score Goals nd that is the Reason he gets paid for every goal that he scores,Ronaldo's Goals benefit Madrid hate him nd he wil keep feeding u humble pies so u can vomit
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Mentashe Mar 19, 2018 03:28 PM
POSSIBLE
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vijjox Mar 19, 2018 02:57 PM
Madrid relies on Cr7 all the games of his absence Madrid managed to win one of them

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