Euro Football Rumours
La Liga – 2017/2018
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo. The two fantastic forwards in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in five offensive categories:
- Shots per match
- Key passes per match
- Dribbles per match
Lionel Messi played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Cristiano Ronaldo did — 36 to 27.
Messi played more minutes than Ronaldo – 2997 to 2293.
In La Liga, Lionel Messi has scored 34 goals (EFRating = 11.90), while Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 26 goals (EFRating = 9.10).
Messi has created 12 assists in La Liga (EFRating = 2.28), which is more than Ronaldo’s 5 assists (EFRating = 0.95).
In La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo has completed 6.6 shots per match (EFRating = 6.37), while Lionel Messi has completed only 5.5 (EFRating = 5.31).
Lionel Messi has recorded 2.4 key passes per match in La Liga (EFRating = 5.40), compared to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 1.4 (EFRating = 3.15).
In La Liga, Lionel Messi has completed 5.1 dribbles per match (EFRating = 8.83), while Cristiano Ronaldo has completed only 1.1 (EFRating = 1.90).
Based on the analysis above, Lionel Messi is clearly the king of 4 offensive categories (goals, assists, key passes per match and dribbles per match).
Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of 1 offensive category (shots per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Lionel Messi seems like the easy pick over Cristiano Ronaldo as the superior offensive player in La Liga.
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