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5 Lionel Messi records that Cristiano Ronaldo may never break

Ronaldo and Messi
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - a battle that has redefined footballing rivalry
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Modified 26 Mar 2018, 17:16 IST
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The greatest players of their generation and, possibly, the greatest footballers of all time, since the duo took to the football pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been mesmerizing people with their enigmatic displays for over a decade.

Their goal tallies and records are a result of their phenomenal displays on the football pitch - displays that no other player has come close to showing on a consistent basis

Throughout their careers, Ronaldo and Messi have broken a large number of records.

Now, let's have a look at five records held by Messi that Ronaldo will find difficult to break anytime soon.


#5 50 goals in a single league season

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
Lionel Messi has netted an incredible 50 times in a league season

Remember the season 2011-12? Messi was in a league of his own, hacking every defence he came up against to pieces. The Argentinian genius found the net an incredible 50 times with a goal ratio of 1.35 in 37 La Liga games that season.

Ronaldo came close to breaking the record in season 2014-15 when he scored 48 goals in 35 games, landing the Pichichi award that year.

The possibility of Ronaldo breaking surpassing this milestone is negligible this season, however, it will be interesting to see whether he can break the record in the upcoming years, which would be a great accomplishment given his age.

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Published 22 Mar 2018, 16:01 IST
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