It seems that Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the supercomputer developed by scientists at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where it cooperated with the Dutch company “SciSports”, according to an algorithm that records every movement of each player on the ball during the league games between two years. 2013 and 2018.
According to the businessinsider, each player’s action during a match was awarded a score based on the amount of increase or decrease the probability of scoring a goal, which was then collected at the end of each game, and in this total, known as the VAEP score, Calculated in each league game from the beginning of the 2013-2014 season to the end of the 2017-18 season.
The final result was as follows: Messi scored an average score of 1.21, while Ronaldo had a very low score of 0.61, proving that the Argentine is the best, and both Messi and Ronaldo have achieved local success, individually and with their respective clubs, between 2013-2018.
In five Serie A titles with Barcelona, Messi scored 167 spectacular goals and provided 66 assists, helping his team win three league titles, and during the same period with Real Madrid, Ronaldo scored only two goals (165) compared to his opponent. The Argentine, who helped much less (47), Madrid won the Spanish league only once in the 2016-2017 season.
Outside the Spanish league, Messi helped Barcelona win seven other major titles, while Ronaldo helped guide Madrid to three consecutive Champions League tournaments.