Despite having a poor season with Real Madrid this season, Cristiano Ronaldo has proven to have a better scoring record than Lionel Messi this season.
From 29 matches played this season, Ronaldo have scored 25 goals, working out to an average of around 0.86 goals per match.
Messi on ther hand has scored 27 goals for Barcelona from his 38 matches this season which gives him an average of 0.71 goals per game.
La Liga’s second top scorer this season, Luis Suarez has 19 goals from 24 matches giving him an 0.55 per game average.
The Los Blancos striker has played nine games fewer than his fierce rival but it does go some way to suggest talk of a Cristiano crises may be wide of the mark.
Domestically, Messi has a record of 0.83 goals per match which is marginally ahead of Ronaldo’s 0.81 average.
However, without the superb scoring of Ronaldo in the Champions League this season for the Real Madrid icon, Ronaldo would find himself below the Argentine.
The Portuguese has scored 11 goals in seven matches for the defending Champions in this season’s Champions League, this averages at a staggering 1.57 goals per match.
A crucial brace among the 11 goals was against Paris Saint-Germain at the Bernabeu last week as the back to back winners earned a 3-1 first leg win over the Ligue 1 side to boost their hopes of progression into quater-finals.
Ronaldo has scored eight La Liga goals in 2018, higher than any other player in the Liga Santander this term.
The current Ballon d’Or winner scored Real Madrid’s fourth in the 5-3 win at Real Betis in Sunday’s league match, to maintain fourth place on log.