Photo: Messi and Ronaldo: Two Stars, Four Teams
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are pulling double duty at the moment. Each is helping their country qualify for the 2014 World Cup while also playing for their Spanish League teams.
During Argentina’s recent CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup, Messi and his teammates managed a draw against Peru and a win against Paraguay. After 7 of 16 matches, Argentina leads the South America World Cup qualifying teams with 14 points.
For Portugal, Ronaldo and his team have won twice in UEFA qualifiers for the 2014 WC. The wins were against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. Portugal’s points now have them atop UEFA’s Group F alongside with Russia.
On Saturday, Ronaldo and Real Madrid were struck with their second loss in a row. Ronaldo was also slightly injured while being fouled by a Sevilla player. In the end, Madrid fell to Sevilla 0-1.
That same day, Messi and Barcelona finished with a 4-1 victory at home against Getafe. Superstar Messi scored twice in the 74th and 78th minute (goals 2 and 3).
Barceleno is currently at the top of the La Liga, with Ronaldo and Madrid eight points behind. Across both the World Cup and La Liga matches, Ronaldo has so far scored 6 goals, while Messi has scored 10 in the season.