The modern era of football is defined by two amazing players. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been the top performers and have complete control of their game. The two ace players have been fan favourites and their fans are often seen comparing goals and performances of the two players. Here is a complete rundown of the performances of the two players in international football.
Talking about Ronaldo, the player has more than 150 appearances for Portugal in friendly and competitive games. In these 150 plus appearances, Ronaldo has scored 93 goals. He has scored eight hat-tricks while representing Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo's International goal ratio stands at 0.58.
On the other hand, Messi has had 136 appearances for Argentina. The star player has scored 68 goals in friendly and competitive games for Argentina. Messi has had 44 assists in his 136 appearances. He has 6 hat-tricks to his name and stands with an international goal ratio of 0.50.
Messi has scored a remarkable 51 hat-tricks for Argentina and Barcelona collectively. His first career hat-trick was in La Liga against Real Madrid on March 10, 2007. Messi has the most hat-tricks in the Spanish Liga with 33 hat-tricks. His most recent hat-trick for Argentina was on May 29, 2018, against Haiti. In the UEFA champions league, Messi has scored eight hat-tricks.
Ronaldo has scored 53 total career hat tricks. He has played in Manchester United, Real Madrid and is now currently playing for Juventus. Out of the 53, Ronaldo has scored eight goals in the UEFA, same as Messi. Out of the 8, seven hat-tricks were under Real Madrid and one for Juventus. It will be interesting to see what Ronaldo does for Juventus F.C in the future