A lot has been written about the Messi VS Ronaldo debate, but it’s fair to say that after losing the battle to the Real Madrid forward for the last two seasons, the Argentine has again found his feet. Along with Messrs Suarez and Neymar, Messi formed a devastating forward line that plundered 122 goals and helped Barcelona win the treble — La Liga, Copa Del Ray and the UEFA Champions League.
Over the years, we’ve had lots of videos analysing Ronaldo’s superhuman abilities. There was a documentary by Castrol which showed that Ronaldo could run as fast as a sprinter, hit balls at breakneck speed, jump as high as an NBA basketball player and had a footballing mind so developed that it allowed him to head balls into the goal in the dark! A similar analysis (by ESPN) of a Lionel Messi goal (the one he scored against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Ray final) shows the science behind the Argentine’s genius. The numbers show just why people keep saying that Messi is from another planet!