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Messi vs Ronaldo – Who is better at free kicks?

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Messi vs Ronaldo – Who is better at free kicks?

Messi and Ronaldo are legendary footballers with excellent scoring skills via free kicks. However, they still showcase distinct abilities. Messi has scored 65 goals with free kicks, averaging one goal every 16.3 games. Ronaldo has scored 63 goals with free kicks. There is a marked difference between their conversion rates, as Messi stands at 9% in the Leagues, compared to Ronaldo, who is 7%. So, who is better? Let’s analyze!  

Lionel Messi’s Free Kick Technique

Messi has an excellent freekick technique because he combines precision with artistry and biomechanics. The legendary footballer’s angled run-up allows him to make a curved strike. That’s why Messi has such impressive records in different leagues, including UCL. Do you know this is one of the reasons football enthusiasts bet on Messi to increase their chances of winning?

According to betting experts at casinoswithoutlicense.com, Messi employs instep form and hip mobility to achieve more power and control. 

In addition, football enthusiasts at Sports Bible say that Messi achieves more precision with his torso angle and shoulder arching technique. Thus, he creates a compact body shape to achieve good stability. We remember Messi’s most memorable freekick goal: a 35-yard strike against Liverpool.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Free Kick Technique

Ronaldo’s free-kick technique is famous for its precision and power. Ronaldo is always in the News regarding his methodical free-kick approach, especially when he generates the knuckleball effect. The legendary footballer starts with a unique stance, measuring 4 to 5 steps from the ball.

He stands with his legs spread in a V shape and takes the “vault step” to generate elastic recoil in his knee flexors and ankle dorsi-flexors. The purpose is to have a powerful strike. Although Ronaldo has various memorable freekicks, some of the best we remember are:

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