Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Compare the Barcelona and Real Madrid players in El Clasico

Find out which is the better in the meetings between Spain's biggest sides

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Who is better - Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

It is an argument that has rumbled for years, continues to be debated today and will likely be mulled over for years to come.

Undeniably, both are incredible players, arguably the best to have ever played the game.

Officially, Ronaldo is currently the best in the world as he holds the Fifa Ballon d'Or trophy which recognises as such. His win in January ended four years of Messi winning the accolade.

But whilst it is almost impossible to draw a line between them, the games between Real Madrid and Barcelona will help define them. They are the biggest stars in football and El Clasico is the biggest stage. 


So who is the better in meetings between the Real Madrid and Barcelona? We've broken down the stats so you can compare the players below, click the names of the players to do so.



The El Clasico kicks off on Saturday at 5pm.