Messi vs. Ronaldo (Week 16)

The race for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2016 is on, on a weekly basis, and this week is no exception.

Both players played two games this week, one in the Champions League which saw Cristiano Ronaldo scored 3 goals for Real Madrid en route to a 3-0 win vs. VlF Wolfsburg, qualifying Zinedine Zidane’s team to the semifinal of the competition in which they will face Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City side which dispatched Paris Saint-Germain 1-0.

Lionel Messi was, once again, shutout against Atlético Madrid in the return leg of their quarterfinal match-up and subsequently lost the game 2-0 which meant an early elimination for the title holders. on Sunday, Messi started against Valencia, at the Camp Nou, and notched his 500th career goal in a losing cause as Los Blaugranas are continuing  their losing streak with a 2-1 loss vs. Valencia CF.

The following statistics, since January 1st:

L. Messi

26 games

26 goals

10 assist

2 trophies available

C. Ronaldo

22 games

23 goals

8 assists

2 trophies available


Messi 4 games

Messi 3 goals

Messi 2 assists



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