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Old 07-11-2014, 11:17 AM   #8
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Default Re: Messi vs Germany

Player A
CRISTIANO RONALDO
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FORWARD
MATCHES PLAYED 3
MINUTES PLAYED 270
GOALS SCORED 1
SHOTS 23
PASSES COMPLETED 82
RECOVERED BALLS 6
TACKLES 1
SAVES 0
CASTROL INDEX 7.99
TOP SPEED 31.2 km/h
DISTANCE COVERED 28.2 km

Player B
LIONEL MESSI
MATCHES PLAYED 6
MINUTES PLAYED 573
GOALS SCORED 4
SHOTS 18
PASSES COMPLETED 214
RECOVERED BALLS 7
TACKLES 7
SAVES 0
CASTROL INDEX 9.39
TOP SPEED 29.6 km/h
DISTANCE COVERED 51.9 km

So Messi runs more, passes more, tackles more, scores more, and has single handedly gotten Argentina into the Final scoring or assisting on 5 of 8 goals.

So let's compare Messi to Di Maria.

Angel Di Maria
MATCHES PLAYED 5
MINUTES PLAYED 423
GOALS SCORED 1
SHOTS 25
PASSES COMPLETED 205
RECOVERED BALLS 9
TACKLES 5
SAVES 0
CASTROL INDEX 9.16
TOP SPEED 33 km/h
DISTANCE COVERED 45.8 km

So Di Maria has had the 2nd most shots in the tournament, scored only 1 goal, has less passes completed (as a midfielder), less tackles, and less distance covered. Yes, Di Maria has played 1 less match than Messi yet he plays midfield where Messi is a forward. Yet Messi has more passes completed, more tackles, and has taken less shots, and scored more goals - than a midfielder who is supposedly the reason why Argentina has made it as far as they have according to Kaka.

So Di Maria is a bit of a ball hog who doesn't score, doesn't play much defense or pass as well as Messi who is a forward.
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