Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo really love to score as they have the eye to goals. Both superstars are considered by many football followers as the selfish men on the pitch. They always love to score penalties or set-pieces in general and they do it better and they do it better.
It’s very very rare to see both GOATs saying NO to taking penalties or freekicks. But on some occasions, they chose to give away that chance and help their teammates get on a scoresheet. All in all, here are 6 times Messi and Ronaldo gave penalties to their teammates.
6. Ronaldo to Sergio Ramos vs Athletic Bilbao (2010-11)
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During Real Madrid game against Athletic Bilbao in 2010, Ronaldo took a decision to hand over his penalty-kick duty. The Portuguese decided to allow Sergio Ramos to be on target instead of either doubling his figures.
5. Messi to Ivan Rakitic vs Las Palmas (2017-18)
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Rakitic was once having some bad days, with rumors in the press that he was unhappy with the lack of playing time. The late substitution, Rakitic was not in a happy mood against Las Palmas. Messi gave him a freekick to lift his mood cause he was having a bad game.
4. Ronaldo to Kaka vs Villarreal (2009-10)
During Real Madrid match with Villarreal at home, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain won a penalty after being fouled in the box. Ronaldo gave Kaka an opportunity to get on the scoresheet, as the former Man United star had opened the scoring just three minutes earlier.