Cristiano Ronaldo is more effective than Lionel Messi in the first match of the 2018 World Cup. Ronaldo hat-trick with four shots, Messi scored zero from 11 shots.
Ronaldo managed to pack three goals as Portugal played their first game in the 2018 World Cup against Spain. The Real Madrid star scored with a penalty execution, a shot outside the penalty box, and a free kick. However, in the match that Portugal balanced 3-3 with Matador Team.
In total there are nine shots that Portugal released with three of them leading to the goal and a goal. That is, all the shots towards the goal was born through Ronaldo’s legs.
Messi experienced a different situation in Argentina’s first game when dealing with Iceland. La Pulga able to remove 11 shots with three that lead to the goal.
However, of all the shots that no one is a goal. Worse yet, Messi’s failed goal-kick took place while executing a penalty in the 64th minute.
Barcelona star shot was able denied by Hannes Thor Halldorsson. As a result, Argentina must pusa closed the game with a score of 1-1 after winning first by Sergio Aguero scored in the 19th minute. Iceland able to reply in the 23rd minute through Alfred Finnbogason foot.
Opta noted that something similar had happened to other Argentine players at the 1966 World Cup. At that time Luigi Riva fired 13 shots (against Sweden and Israel) without scoring.