Comparisons between the two best players of the 21st century have become common discussion amongst football fans - yet the most recent discovery has sparked more debate than ever before.
That intriguing stat? Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves exactly level when their combined goals and assists are tallied; both with 812 to their name. While the pair are neck and neck still though, Messi has achieved the feat in 155 fewer games.
Revealed by messivsronaldo.net, the stats display that both players are currently even for goal contributions at the time of writing.
Both Messi and Ronaldo frequently play down the rivalry created by the media between them. Back in May,
Messi returned the favour this summer saying: