Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2018 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo (Week #5)

Lionel Messi had an assist on Luis Suarez’s midweek goal against Valencia FC in the first leg of the Spanish Cup semi-final at the Camp Nou. In addition, at Espanyol’s for the local derby, la Pulga added an another assist after coming on as a substitute in the second half in a 1-1 draw.

For Cristiano Ronaldo, only one game played during the week, that of Saturday against modest Levante and despite several opportunities to score, the Portuguese international has, once again, been off of the scoresheet.

Recall that Real Madrid was eliminated from the Spanish Cup and is currently sitting 19 points behind the current La Liga leader, FC Barcelona.

Here are the statistics after week #5:

Player Games Goals Assists Trophies won
Lionel Messi 9 8 6 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 5 4 1 0
TOTAL Messi by 4 Messi by 4 Messi by 5 Tie

Stay tuned…

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