LaLiga glory for Ronaldo, Pichichi for Messi – how the great rivals compared in 2016-17

​Lionel Messi outscored Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016-17, but how do the Barcelona and Real Madrid greats match up in LaLiga in 2016-17?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s storied rivalry provided another chapter as Real Madrid and Barcelona battled again for LaLiga supremacy in 2016-17.
For the first time since 2012, it was Ronaldo’s Madrid that lifted the league title as the Portuguese scored in a 2-0 win at Malaga to leave Zinedine Zidane with a LaLiga winners’ medal after his first full season as head coach, while Los Blancos also have a Champions League final on the horizon.
But it was Messi that came out on top individually as he took home the coveted “Pichichi” award for finishing as the league’s top scorer – the fourth time he has done so compared to Ronaldo’s three, although the Argentina star made five more league appearances.
Using Opta stats, we take a look at how Messi and Ronaldo compared in terms of goals this season.
Goals scored
Messi – 37

Ronaldo – 25
Goals scored in 2016
Messi – 12

Ronaldo – 10
Goals scored in 2017
Messi – 25

Ronaldo – 15
Inside/outside the box
Messi – 28 / 9

Ronaldo – 22 / 5
Penalties
Messi – 6

Ronaldo – 6
Free-kicks
Messi – 2

Ronaldo – 1
Braces:
Messi – 13

Ronaldo – 4
Hat-tricks
Messi – 0

Ronaldo – 2
Home/away goals
Messi – 23 / 14

Ronaldo – 11 / 14
Shooting accuracy
Messi – 58.78 per cent

Ronaldo – 47.66 per cent
Shots on/off target
Messi – 77 / 54

Ronaldo – 61 / 67
Assisted most by
Messi – Luis Suarez (6)

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Ronaldo – Marcelo (4)

Source: fotmob.com