Barcelona have been knocked out of the Champions League after Roma completed a miraculous 3-0 victory over them in the return leg. Leo Messi failed to impress in both legs as the Argentine went goalless for 180 mins during the Quarter Finals. Messi only scored 6 goals in 10 games for Barcelona in the Champions League this season.
However, on the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo has been firing all cylinders and the Portuguese has scored an astonishing 15 goals in just 10 Champions League games becoming the only player to score in all 10 Champions League games of a season.
While, Messi failed to impress on the scoring charts, people say the Argentine’s overall work ethic is much greater than Cristiano Ronaldo and he is all over the field as compared to Ronaldo.
However, the stats show otherwise. Leo Messi has been labeled the most inactive player of the Champions League with the Argentine covering the least distance in the Champions League this term.
Leo Messi has covered only 89.9 meters distance per minute in the Champions League which is the lowest of all-star strikers playing in the Champions League.
Here is the full list of distance covered by star strikers in the Champions League:
Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich – 124.8 meters per minute
Harry Kane – Tottenham – 117.5 meters per minute
Edinson Cavani – PSG – 116 meters per minute
Neymar – PSG – 112.2 meters per minute
Sergio Aguero – Man City – 112.1 meters per minute
Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – 111 meters per minute
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich – 109.6 meters per minute
Kylian Mbappe – PSG – 107 meters per minute
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid – 101.9 meters per minute
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund – 100.8 meters per minute
Romelu Lukaku – Man United – 99.6 meters per minute
Lionel Messi – Barcelona – 89.9 meters per minute