Over the last 12 seasons of his illustrious playing careers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi registered goal scoring without penalties.
Both Ronaldo, a 35 year old, Juventus superstar, and Messi, a 33 year old from Barcelona, have continued their heated rivalry for a long time.
And now one fan has reactivated the debate between Ronaldo and Messi by contrasting the goals records of the two leading stars without penalties.
Messi has scored Ronaldo in 10 of the last 12 seasons, according to the figures, by excluding spot-tuning targets from the equation.
In the 2013-14 and the 2015-16 seasons, Ronaldo just beat the Argentine superstar.
Messi netted 26 times from the open play when it came to the last campaign compared to 23 goals for the five time Ballon d'Or.