What Happened When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Took Free-Kicks On The Same Day

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been on long-standing streaks without scoring free-kicks, but one of them is over now.

On Sunday both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi took free-kicks each, with the latter perfectly converting his free-kick against Valencia to secure an epic win for FC Barcelona.

Watch Leo Messi’s goal below;
Resumen de Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona (2-3)

But unlike Messi, Ronaldo continues to struggle to find his breakthrough after a long while.

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Lionel Messi Shares Another Impressive Scoring Record With Ronaldo

The 36-year-old has produced his 70th free-kick effort for Juventus. 47 times (in 67 percent of the cases), the ball hit the wall. Ronaldo has only scored one free-kick goal at Juventus – against Torino in July 2020.

Watch Ronaldo’s effort Against Udinese here;
Udinese 1-2 Juventus | Ronaldo Scores Double in Comeback Win! | Serie A TIM

The pair now have 53 league goals between them this term (Ronaldo: 26, Messi: 27).

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