Trent Alexander-Arnold resolves Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi GOAT dispute, leaves out Mohamed Salah

Alexander-Arnold participated in a TikTok football bracket challenge, choosing Messi over Ronaldo as the ultimate football icon.

Trent Alexander Arnold Settles The Goat Debate
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Taking part in a ‘football bracket’ challenge hosted by JD Sports on TikTok, Alexander-Arnold participated in a knockout tournament featuring 16 footballing icons. In the championship match, he decisively selected Messi over Ronaldo, affirming his belief in the Argentine maestro’s superiority in the realm of football greatness.

Despite an impressive performance by Egyptian sensation Salah in Alexander-Arnold’s fictional tournament, where he defeated Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane in the round of 16, he ultimately fell short in the semi-finals against Portuguese forward Ronaldo. Meanwhile, Messi advanced by defeating former Real Madrid star Karim Benzema in the other bracket, setting up a showdown with Ronaldo in the final.

Presently sidelined due to injury, Alexander-Arnold will miss the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday. Although Conor Bradley has admirably filled in, the absence of Alexander-Arnold’s leadership and versatility will be keenly felt by Liverpool’s devoted supporters.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Defender, Midfielder

EnglandEngland

Age: 26

180 cm

69 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 23 10 Missed
Minutes 1750 76.1 Avg
Goals 3 0.1 Avg
Assist 4 0.2 Avg
Attempt 37 1.6 Avg
Passes 1320 57.474.8% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total twice for 59 minutes for Carabao Cup.

Trent Alexander-Arnold didn’t score any goal for Liverpool. He procured 3 assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Carabao Cup. In the last match Liverpool won 4-1 against Luton Town.

Liverpool performance and stats

Liverpool

Manager: JĂĽrgen Klopp
Rank 2nd
Win 22
Draw 8
Loss 3
Goals 75-32
Diff 43
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 17-7
Diff 10

In the last 5 games, it has won 4 times and drawn once. In its last match, Liverpool drawn 1-1 against Fulham.​​

Liverpool will play the next match in Carabao Cup against Chelsea on Sunday 25th of February in London. The prediction is Liverpool winning the match.​

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini

Forwarder, Midfielder

ArgentinaArgentina

Age: 37

170 cm

72 kg

Season 2024
Played 6 4 Missed
Minutes 494 82.3 Avg
Goals 7 1.2 Avg
Assist 3 0.5 Avg
Attempt 21 3.5 Avg
Passes 282 47.086.2% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total once for 90 minutes for Major League Soccer.

Lionel Messi didn’t score any goal for Inter Miami. He procured one assist. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Major League Soccer. In the last match Inter Miami won 2-0 against Real Salt Lake.

Inter Miami performance and stats

Inter Miami

Manager: Gerardo Martino
Rank 1st
Win 5
Draw 3
Loss 2
Goals 22-15
Diff 7

Inter Miami is currently 1st in the Major League Soccer with 3 points.

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 2 goals and conceding 0.​

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Forwarder, Midfielder

PortugalPortugal

Age: 39

188 cm

83 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 25 3 Missed
Minutes 2136 85.4 Avg
Goals 28 1.1 Avg
Assist 10 0.4 Avg
Attempt 31 1.2 Avg
Passes 724 29.081.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 1 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 19 times for 1706 minutes for Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo  scored 20 goals for Al Nassr. He procured 9 assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Pro League. In the last match Al Nassr won 2-1 against Al Fateh. The next match in Pro League will be against Al Shabab.

Al Nassr performance and stats

Al Nassr

Manager: LuĂ­s Ribeiro de Castro
Rank 2nd
Win 22
Draw 2
Loss 4
Goals 83-35
Diff 48

Al Nassr is currently 2nd in the Pro League with 49 points.

In the last 20 games, it has won 16 times, drawn once, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Al Nassr won 2-1 against Al Fateh.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 57 goals and conceding 24.​

Al Nassr will play the next match in Pro League against Al Shabab on Sunday 25th of February in Riyadh. The prediction is Al Nassr winning the match.​