Messi scored two goals and is close to Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the top scorer in history – La Opinion

Messi scored two goals and is close to Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the top scorer in history – La Opinion

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Lionel Messi once again was the most important figure in the ranks of Inter Miami during the visit of the pink team to Gillette Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts in a match where ‘Las Garzas’ largely dominated the New England Revolution, bottom of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer, with a score of 4 goals to 1. With this victory the team led by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino managed to add 3 quite important points to consolidate itself at the top of its area with a total of 21 points achieved to date.

The left foot of the former Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain Football Club player He once again made the difference and helped him score a couple of great goals and distribute an assist to achieve the victory without major problems.

According to the information provided by the official MessiStats site, the Argentine forward has accumulated a total of 832 goals and 367 assists in the 1056 games he has played in his career as a professional player, all divided by what he achieved in the Barcelona Football Club (672 goals and 269 assists in 778 games), the Argentine national team (106 goals and 54 assists in 180 matches), Paris Saint Germain (32 goals and 34 assists in 75 games) and Inter Miami (23 goals and 10 assists in 23 games).

Impressive numbers

Messi, who will soon turn 37 years old, scored 9 goals and distributed 2 assists so far in Major League Soccer and at the moment he is the leader in the North American championship’s scoring table.

The race is against none other than the former Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid player, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who today lives in the Saudi Pro League with Al Nassr. The 39-year-old forward has managed to score a total of 885 goals in 1,218 games played as a professional, having great numbers in Saudi Arabia, 56 goals in 61 games. In addition, we must add those he achieved at Real Madrid (450), Manchester United (145), Juventus (101), Sporting Lisbon (5) and the Portuguese national team (123).

The current difference between the two? 53 goals.

In addition, it must be emphasized that both players compete hand in hand for leadership of the greatest historical scorers at national team level, and the distance is 17 goals in favor of the so-called ‘CR7’.

Next commitments for Messi and Cristiano

Inter Miami will return to action next Saturday when they host New York Red Bull on May 4 and later they will have to face a couple of away games against the Montreal Impact and the Florida classic against Orlando City.

Meanwhile in the Kingdom of Arabia, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr will face May 1 to Al Khaleej and then the semi-final match of the Copa del Rey champions. The CR7 team will be hosting Al Wheda at home and then they will visit Al Akhdoud.

As for national teams, Messi and Argentina will have to make their debut against Canada in Group A of the Copa América on June 20 and then face Chile on the 25th and Peru on the 29th of the same month. Portugal, for its part, will face Group F of the Euro Cup from June 18 against the Czech Republic, on the 22nd against Turkey and Georgia on the 26th.

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