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Old 07-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #9
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Default Re: Messi vs Germany

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Originally Posted by uscjeremynca View Post
Player A
CRISTIANO RONALDO
PortugalPORTUGAL
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.
Maybe bc Messi gets the ball more? The coach ask the team to play for him tactically...

Ronaldo was injured, we all know what he can do when he is healthy.

The least Messi can do is to win this game, that if he wants to be a solid top 15 of all times.
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