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Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2018 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo (Week #12)

A very quiet week for Lionel Messi as football is on international duty.  Argentina played Italy and won by the score of 2-0, but la Pulga did not feature in this match, being rested by manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo played for Portugal vs. Egypt and Mohamed Salah and both players scored.  Ronaldo scored 2 goals in additional time to lead his country to a 2-1 win vs. the Pharaohs.

Messi and Ronaldo will be on intentional duty again next week as Argentina plays Spain this coming Tuesday and Portugal will face off against the Netherlands on Monday.

Here are the statistics of the two players after Week #12 of 2018:

Player Games Goals Assists Trophies won
Lionel Messi 18 16 9 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 15 23 5 0
TOTAL Messi by 3 Ronaldo by 7 Messi by 4 Tie

Stay tuned…

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