Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Who has bailed his national team out on most occasions?
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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Who has bailed his national team out on most occasions?


Messi and Ronaldo are the most-capped and the highest goalscorers of their respective national teams…

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been the standout performers for Argentina and Portugal respectively in the last decade and are still going strong for their respective countries.

Both the players have guided their nations to continental glory. While Ronaldo helped Portugal clinch their first-ever major international trophy, the Euro Cup in 2016, Messi clinched his first-ever international trophy with Argentina in the summer of 2021 when they won the Copa America beating arch-rivals Brazil 1-0 in the final.

Messi and Ronaldo have achieved multiple records in the international arena. Both the team players are the top goalscorer and the most-capped player for their respective countries. Ronaldo recently became the all-time top goalscorer in international football with 111 goals in 180 matches. Messi, on the other hand, has 79 goals in 153 appearances for La Albiceleste.

Being superstars on their own right, it is expected of the two players to deliver when their teams are in crisis situations. Both the players have bailed their teams out on multiple occasions in the past and continue to do so.

Here, we take a look at the instances when Messi and Ronaldo have bailed Argentina and Portugal out of a crisis situation. Only the matches where the two stars helped their teams to a draw or a win from an adverse position is considered.

Ronaldo Messi

How many times has Lionel Messi bailed Argentina out?

Out of the 153 matches he has played for La Albiceleste, Messi has managed to bail out his team on 18 occasions which is 11.76 per cent of the total matches he has played.

No. Cap No. Opponent Venue Scoreline after Messi scored Final result Date Competition
1 14 Algeria Barcelona 2-2, 4-2 4-3 5/6/2007 International Friendly
2 54 Brazil Doha 1-0 1-0 17/11/2010 International Friendly
3 55 Portugal Geneva 2-1 2-1 9/2/2011 International Friendly
4 67 Colombia Barranquilla 1-1 2-1 15/11/2011 2014 World Cup Qualifiers
5 68 Switzerland Bern 1-0, 2-1, 3-1 3-1 29/2/2012 International Friendly
6 70 Brazil East Rutherford 1-1, 2-1, 4-3 4-3 9/6/2012 International Friendly
7 88 Iran Bel Horizonte 1-0 1-0 21/6/2014 2014 World Cup
8 89 Nigeria Porto Alegre 1-0, 2-1 3-2 25/6/2014 2014 World Cup
9 96 Croatia London 2-1 2-1 12/11/2014 International Friendly
10 105 Mexico Arlington 2-2 2-2 8/9/2015 International Friendly
11 114 Uruguay Mendoza 1-0 1-0 1/9/2016 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
12 117 Chile Buenos Aires 1-0 1-0 23/3/2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
13 121 Ecuador Quito 1-1, 2-1, 3-1 3-1 10/10/2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
14 132 Paraguay Bel Horizonte 1-1 1-1 19/6/2019 2019 Copa America
15 137 Brazil Riyadh 1-0 1-0 15/11/2019 Superclasico de Las Americas
16 138 Uruguay Tel Aviv 2-2 2-2 18/11/2019 International Friendly
17 139 Ecuador Buenos Aires 1-0 1-0 8/10/2020 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
18 153 Bolivia Buenos Aires 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 3-0 9/09/2021 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

How many times has Cristiano Ronaldo bailed Portugal out?

Out of the 180 matches Ronaldo has played for Seleccao, the superstar has managed to bail out his team on 24 occasions which is 13.33 per cent of the total matches he played.

No. Cap No. Opponent Venue Scoreline after Ronaldo scored Final result Date Competition
1 23 Estonia Tallinn 1-0 1-0 8/6/2005 2006 World Cup Qualifiers
2 47 Armenia Yerevan 1-1 1-1 22/8/2007 2008 Euro Qualifiers
3 62 Finland Faro 1-0 1-0 1/2/2009 International Friendly
4 93 Netherlands Kharkiv 1-1, 2-1 2-1 17/6/2012 2012 Euro
5 94 Czech Republic Warsaw 1-0, 1-0 1-0 21/6/2012 2012 Euro
6 104 Croatia Geneva 1-0 1-0 10/6/2013 International Friendly
7 105 Netherlands Faro 1-1 1-1 14/8/2013 International Friendly
8 106 Northern Ireland Belfast 2-2, 3-2, 4-2 4-2 6/9/2013 2014 World Cup Qualifiers
9 108 Sweden Lisbon 1-0 1-0 15/11/2013 2014 World Cup Qualifiers
10 109 Sweden Solna 1-0, 2-2, 3-2 3-2 19/11/2013 2014 World Cup Qualifiers
11 114 Ghana Brasilia 2-1 2-1 26/6/2014 2014 World Cup
12 116 Denmark Copenhagen 1-0 1-0 14/10/2014 2016 Euro Qualifiers
13 117 Armenia Faro 1-0 1-0 14/11/2014 2016 Euro Qualifiers
14 120 Armenia Yerevan 1-1, 2-1, 3-1 3-2 13/6/2015 2016 Euro Qualifiers
15 129 Hungary Lyon 2-2, 3-3 3-3 22/6/2016 2016 Euro
16 141 Russia Moscow 1-0 1-0 21/6/2017 2017 Confederations Cup
17 148 Egypt Zurich 1-1, 2-1 2-1 23/3/2018 International Friendly
18 151 Spain Sochi 1-0, 2-1, 3-3 3-3 15/6/2018 2018 World Cup
19 152 Morocco Moscow 1-0 1-0 20/6/2018 2018 World Cup
20 157 Switzerland Porto 1-0, 2-1, 3-1 3-1 5/6/2019 2019 Nations League
21 160 Lithuania Vilnius 1-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1 5-1 10/9/2019 2020 Euro Qualifiers
22 165 Sweden Solna 1-0, 2-0 2-0 8/9/2020 2020 Nations League
23 178 France Budapest 1-0, 2-2 2-2 23/6/2021 2020 Euro
24 180 Republic of Ireland Faro 1-1, 2-1 2-1 1/9/2021 2022 World Cup Qualifiers



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