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:
||Messi by 3
||Ronaldo by 7
||Messi by 4
With the end of the season behind us, Lionel Messi was the only player busy this week with the Spanish King’ Cup final (la Copa del Rey). FC Barcelona played Sevilla FC, who were just recently crowned Europa League champions for the third year in a row. Despite that, the Catalans giants made sure that they were the only Spanish team to win two trophies this year with a 2-0 victory over their rival from Andalusia. Lionel Messi was on target with two assists.The Argentine international wins his second title in 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his team were off this week and will play the last game of this season against Atlético Madrid for the UEFA Champions League trophy, this Saturday, at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) in Milan, Italy.
The statistics so far from January 01st to May 22th, 2016 are the following between the two biggest stars of football:
||1 trophy available
||Messi 7 games
||Messi 2 goals
||Messi 10 assists
||Messi 2 trophies won
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