- Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga record
- They have both met 30 times in which Lionel Messi has 13 wins
- Lionel Messi also has 22 goals while Ronaldo has 16
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has defeated his biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo in their head-to-head battles in the Spanish La Liga which lasted for nine years.
Anytime Real Madrid and Barcelona want to play which is known as El Clasico, the focus and attention of the fans will always be on who will shine the most between Ronaldo and Messi.
To be honest, these two players have done well in world football winning everything any player can dream of in club level with only FIFA World Cup still missing in their cupboards.
After enjoying remarkable success at Spanish side Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo left Los Blancos for a move to Juventus where he won the Serie A title in his first season.
UK Sun however decided to take a look at the record between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the El Clasico and other games before the Portuguese left the Bernabeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have met 30 times in which the Portuguese scored 16 goals while the Argentine netted 22.
Lionel Messi also edged Cristiano Ronaldo on goals scored netting 13 while his opponent scored only 9.
They have had 8 draws against each other with Lionel Messi getting six yellow cards while Cristiano Ronaldo has 9.
Cristiano Ronaldo also got one red card against Lionel Messi in which the Argentine has none.
Meanwhile, the rivalry and battle between these two players will continue until they both retire from football.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo spent eight weeks in his hometown of Madeira and left with an honorary recognition with his boyhood club CD Nacional.
It was after two seasons with Nacional he joined Sporting Lisbon before making a dream move to Premier League giants Manchester United.
The Portuguese icon flew back to Italy but just he left he was presented with a lifetime membership by the Portuguese second-division club, inducted as member No. 7,140 by former Nacional coach Pedro Talhinhas.
The 35-year-old posted the membership card along with Talhinhad on his social media handle and was proud of the parting gift.
The Juventus forward had visited the Estadio da Choupana a couple of weeks ago while still in lockdown on the island.
CR7's museum is also located in Funchal, Madeira, as well as his hotel and an airport named after him.
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