Lionel Messi has been showing class this season and has been the better one between him and Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2022/2023 season.
Recall that last season (2021/2022) Ronaldo outwitted Messi in his performance and was named in the PFA team of the season, whilst Lionel Messi did not make it to the first 20 of a similar award in France.
Ronaldo in the 2021/2022 season scored 24 goals, including two hat-tricks in 38 matches he played for Manchester United.
While Lionel Messi had a very disappointing individual season after moving to French Ligue 1 despite being in a talent-stacked team and winning the French Ligue 1 trophy.
The Argentine shocked the entire sport last summer when La Liga regulations prevented Barcelona from renewing Messi’s contract, forcing Messi to transfer to PSG via a Bosman transfer.
After a 1-1 draw with Lens, PSG won the Ligue 1 championship, and Messi’s goal was ultimately the game-winner. It was also among the season’s best goals, a long-range shot that was blasted high into the upper left corner.
Lionel Messi in 2022-23
Messi’s goal for PSG in 2022/23 was the ideal way to start the new campaign.
He opened the scoring in the 4-0 drubbing of Nantes in the Trophee des Champions on July 31.
The Argentine also had a stellar debut in Ligue 1 with two goals and an assist in PSG’s 5-0 thrashing of Clermont. His bicycle kick for his second goal was spectacular.
Despite his team winning 5-2 in their third match of the season against Montpellier, he played a bit more quietly. Neymar instead stole the show with a hat-trick.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who had earlier in the week missed out on making the award’s shortlist once more, had a reserved performance.
A week later, he played a key role in a 7-1 victory away at Lille. After just eight seconds, he assisted Kylian Mbappe in setting up the game’s first goal by lofting a pass over the top of the defense.
Then, after starting the move in the middle of the field, Messi finished it off beautifully. Even if no other goals or assists would come later, the Argentine’s performance continued to herald his return to form.
Lionel Messi: 2022-23 stats
Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022-23
Ronaldo’s desire to play Champions League football in 2022–2023 has led to persistent rumors that he would leave Old Trafford.
Despite a disappointing season for Manchester United as a whole in 2021–2022, Cristiano Ronaldo is predicted to be the team’s star performer in 2022–203.
In a shocking move from Juventus in the final days of the transfer window, the legendary Portuguese player returned to Manchester United in the summer of 2021.
When Manchester United played Brighton at Old Trafford on August 7, Ronaldo started the game from the bench.
With United losing 2-0 at the start of the second half, he was introduced. Despite inspiring a significantly better effort after the interval, the Red Devils nonetheless fell short 2-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 2022-23 stats
How many goals has Lionel Messi scored this season?
In the first three games of the 2022–2023 season, Messi has scored thrice. He now ranks as the seventh-highest scorer in Ligue 1 so far. His goal-to-shot ratio is 64 percent.
How many assists has Lionel Messi recorded this season?
After three matchdays in the 2022–2023 season, Lionel Messi has two assists. With these numbers, he now holds the number 26 spot in Ligue 1. He has generated a total of 14 chances for himself. He is ranked first in Ligue 1 based on these stats.
What position does Lionel Messi play?
He plays central forward for Paris Saint-Germain. He is now ranked as the third-best player at Paris Saint-Germain.
How many goals has Cristiano Ronaldo scored this season?
In the first three matchdays of the 2022–2023 season, Ronaldo is yet to score. He now ranks as the 161st Premier League scorer overall. His goal-to-shot ratio is 29 percent.
How many assists has Cristiano Ronaldo recorded this season?
After three match days in the 2022–2023 season, Cristiano Ronaldo has 0 assists. With this number, he now holds the 211th spot in the Premier League. Additionally, he has zero chances created overall. His statistics place him at position 283 in the Premier League.
What position does Cristiano Ronaldo play?
He plays central forward for Manchester United. He is currently ranked as the 14th best player for his team, Manchester United.
Who would do better this season between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi? Well, this cannot be ascertained now because the season just started, but with time we shall see who will perform better.
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