In figures: Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi in the World Cup | football 123

Diego Rivero/ _diiegorivero The greatest legends of contemporary football reach their fifth consecutive World Cup and will meet next D

Diego Rivero/ _diiegorivero

The greatest legends of contemporary football reach their fifth consecutive World Cup and will meet next December in .

“The Dupla that marked an era” in this way titles the social networks of Road to Qatar 2022, @roadto2022en and it is that they are undoubtedly the two players that cause euphoria that crosses borders.

On the one hand we have the Argentinian star, Lionel Messi who, at only 19 years old, has the opportunity to attend his first World Cup event, Germany 2006, with the help of the current national coach, José Pekerman.

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Four years later, he arrives with Diego Armando Maradona to dress the albiceleste in South Africa 2010. In this World Cup, Leo played as a starter for the first time.

Later it arrives in Brazil 2014, commanded by Alejandro Sabella. On this occasion, the flea took the great to the championship final and although in the end they were defeated, he was awarded the Golden Ball.

Finally, the number “10” was also present in Russia 2014, where his performance was not the most outstanding, however, the team managed to reach the round of 16.

For his part, we have the Portuguese who was very close to being left without a pass to Qatar 2022, however, the team led by Fernando Santos entered the great soccer event after beating Macedonia in the playoffs. North, making CR7 his entry to his fifth World Cup.

In Germany 2006, Ronaldo faced his first World Cup and obtained good results, in the quarterfinals he had to execute the final penalty against England, qualifying for the semifinals, later France stopped his way in the semifinals.

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Four years later in South Africa 2010, Ronaldo reached the quarterfinals where he said goodbye to the tournament against Spain.

Then at Brazil 2014, England defeated the Portuguese eleven 4-0 in the group stage, followed by a 2-2 draw against the United States and a 2-1 win against Ghana, with a goal from Ronaldo, however, this was not enough to access the next instance.

In Russia 2018, CR7 achieved his World Cup with the highest production, scoring four goals, then in the round of 16 he was defeated in the European eleventh against the Uruguayan team.

Messi: 4 World Cups, 19 games, 6 goals, 5 assists, 54 chances created.

Cristiano: 4 World Cups, 17 games, 7 goals, 2 assists, 22 chances created.

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