Cristiano Ronaldo (36, Juventus) has been fighting a hot rival with FC Barcelona’s Ace Lionel Messi (34) since the Spanish Primera Liga Real Madrid. Overall, it’s true that Messi was slightly ahead of Ronaldo, but Ronaldo showed a strong sense of competition and sometimes outpaced Messi, who was two years old. This is the same after Ronaldo left for Serie A in Italy in 2018. As the last years of his career approached and the two players were setting numerous big records, Ronaldo always burned himself to catch up with Messi even a little.
Cristiano Ronaldo reached 20 goals ahead of his rivals, which is the benchmark for a special goalkeeper this season. Ronaldo scored a goal in the 44th minute of the second half, leading 2-0 in the 2020-2021 Serie A round 25 home game against Spezia at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on the 3rd. In front of the penalty, Rodrigo Bentancourt received an infiltrating pass and scored with a left footed shot. With three consecutive goals in the regular league, Ronaldo reached the 20th goal of the season. It has been 12 consecutive seasons since Real Madrid scored 26 goals in the 2009-2010 season and surpassed 20 points. Ronaldo scored 20 goals for the first time in his life with 31 goals in the 2007-2008 season, but failed to reach 20 goals the following year, only 18 goals in the 2008-2009 season. Since then, he has scored more than 20 goals in all seasons.
On the other hand, Messi has scored more than 20 goals in all seasons since the 2008-2009 season, when he first scored more than 20 goals, and has already scored 20 goals in 12 consecutive seasons last year. However, this year, he has not yet reached his 20th goal with 19 goals in the Primera Liga. Ronaldo, who always burns a sense of rivalry to Messi, has reached the height one step earlier this year.
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