Is it Ronaldo? Is it Messi?

Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar. Argentina’s 36-year longing came to an end when they defeated France in the final that went to penalties. Lionel Messi has widened the gap with his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, to whom he has been compared for many years.

Lionel Messi put an end to many controversies by winning the 2022 World Cup. Compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Maradona, the 35-year-old star was not seen ahead of the competition as he failed to win the World Cup. The deficiencies in Messi’s collection were completed in Qatar.

He carried his team on his back

Lionel Messi produced 7 goals and 3 assists in 7 games, leading Argentina to the championship. The 35-year-old star was named the best player of the tournament.



Lionel Messi, who has been fighting with Cristiano Ronaldo for many years, made a big difference against his opponent with this trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo, the owner of the 5 Ballon d’Or, fell into the background after Lionel Messi won this award 7 times. With Messi’s World Cup victory and being named the best player of the tournament, the gap in this rivalry widened even more.

  • Trophies won by Lionel Messi in his career:
  • 1 – World Cup
  • 1 – Copa America 4 – Champions League
  • 3 – UEFA Super Cup
  • 3 – Clubs World Cup
  • 10 – La Liga
  • 1 – League
  • 17 – King’s Cup
  • 8 – Spanish Super Cup
  • 1 – French Super Cup
  • 1 – 2008 Olympic Champion

Trophies won by Ronaldo:

  • 3 – English Premier League
  • 5 – Champions League
  • 3 – UEFA Super Cup title
  • 2 – Spanish La Liga title
  • 1 – EURO 2016 championship
  • 1 – Portuguese Super Cup
  • 1 – Portuguese Nations League title
  • 4 – FIFA Club World Cup
  • 2 – Spanish Super Cup
  • 2 – Spanish King’s Cup
  • 2 – Italian League title
  • 2 – Italian Super Cup title
  • 2 – English Super Cup title

Gül Demirci

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