’11’ – Ronaldo ‘secreтly glad’ when Messi plays the last game in the Champions League

The Portuguese superstar since deciding to leave top football and go to the Middle East to play at the age of 38, there have been many comparisons between him and Messi, CR7’s competitor in all categories for titles. collective and individual brands. More specifically, the WC 2022 championship that Messi won with Argentina made the derision and ridicule towards Ronaldo because many people thought that he was really “out of time”.

Therefore, according to Express, the fɑct that Messi played the last game in this year’s Champions League after the defeat to Bayern in the second leg and possibly the last in his career made Ronaldo happy as “opening the flag in his stomach”. This will absolutely happen if Messi does not decide to extend his contract with PSG to play here in the coming seasons.

Ronaldo can fully defend his record in the Champions League arena.

Although there is still the ability to compete in the continent’s top playgrounds, it is clear that if Messi leaves, it will be difficult for any club in Europe’s top leagues to be able to meet the salary, bonus and incentives. Enlightenment for El Pulga. Moreover, at the age on the other side of the career slope, ensuring the fitness to play long-term at big clubs is a conundrum for M30 at this time.

For Ronaldo, joining Al-Nassr means that he has officially stopped his conquest in the European arena and left as the top goalscorer of the most attractive tournament in this old continent. During his peak playing career, CR7 has scored 140 goals in the Champions League, more than Messi with only 129 goals for both Barcelona and PSG. Therefore, leaving the M30 away from the light of the C1 Cup will help keep the great record of the Portuguese superstar intact.

Messi is 11 goals away from Ronaldo’s great record

There are rᴜmors that Messi will move to MLS and join Inter Miami and if that really happens, El Pulga will not be able to break or equal the record that his opponent has achieved in the Champions arena. League. However, these are still theories and if Messi continues to renew with PSG, Ronaldo’s record will almost certainly be surpassed by the level of “Atomic Flea” is undisputed. .

Asian Football Confederation honors Ronaldo

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) selected 38-year-old striker Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player for February 2023 in West Asia.

On March 6, the AFC homepage announced that Ronaldo received 73,957 votes from readers for this award, equivalent to 48% of the participation. He stands above another former Man Utd striker, Odion Ighalo – a player with 69,277 votes, equivalent to 45%. Therefore, striker Al Nassr won the award for the first time.

The article on the AFC homepage honors Ronaldo 

The best player of the month award in West Asia appeared before Ronaldo joined Al Nassr. In February 2023, there are six AFC nominees including Ronaldo, Ighalo (Al Hilal), Aso Rostam (Al Shorta), Kodjo Laba (Al Ain), Mahdi Abdul Jabbar (Manama Bahrain) and Omar Al Somah (Al Somah). Ahli). From there, page readers will vote for the winner. After five days, a total of 390,580 people viewed the post, and 154,120 votes.

This award is for players who are playing for AFC West Asian teams, based on their performances at club and national team level. Many criteria are assessed such as influence on the team, contribution to goals, or the importance of the game.

Ronaldo is shining brightly at Al Nassr

In February 2023, Ronaldo played four matches for Al Nassr in the Saudi League, scoring eight and assisting two. He has scored in 91% of the team’s goals this month, including a poker against Al Wehda and a hat-trick against Damac. Al Nassr won three, drew one match in the month, topping the table.

Ighalo played five games in February, including two in the AFC Champions League and he scored in both. The Nigerian striker scored a goal against Shabab Al-Ahli in the round of 16, then set up poker against Al-Duhail in the semi-finals, bringing Al Hilal into the final against Urawa Reds. In addition, Ighalo also played three matches in the FIFA Club World Cup but failed to score.

Before winning this award, Ronaldo was also the Saudi League Player of the Month for February. He posted a picture of him receiving the award on Instagram with the comment: “First award and many more”.