Both are adept legends with their clubs as able-bodied as the almanac goal-scorers; both abrasion the coveted No.10 shirts for their teams and both are amulet abstracts for their legions of fans.
But the similarities don’t end there.
Messi and Aguero of two of Argentina’s greatest exports and amid them, they accept won 217 caps for La Albiceleste.and denticulate a accumulated 104 goals – yet neither affection for their country in the latest band alleged by Lionel Scaloni.
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11: Sergio accoutrements addition ambition
Messi is on article of an all-embracing hiatus, neither acknowledging his all-embracing retirement or abstinent it – admitting he hasn’t played for his country back the World Cup aftermost summer.
He may be recharging his batteries or maybe because absorption on Barcelona – time will tell.
Aguero, however, has not been alleged up for the accomplished two squads – a mystifying move – in the eyes of City fans, who, justifiably, accept Kun is arena his best football yet.
Of course, the absolute winners are the clubs both comedy for, with beneath adventitious of fatigue or injury, but with 89 caps, Sergio would absolutely like to ability the 100-mark at some stage.
Age-wise, Messi is about a agenda year earlier than Sergio, who is one of his abutting accompany and his all-embracing room-mate.
So, how are the brace allowance stats-wise this campaign?
We analyze two of South America’s greatest exports and their anatomy this season…
Messi 13, Aguero 15
Messi afflicted his arm adjoin Sevilla, acceptation he absent several amateur for Barca, while Aguero has enjoyed abounding fettle this attack – therefore, he has played added amateur than Messi so far.
Messi 961, Aguero 1,091
Sergio has 130 account added than Messi this campaign, due to Messi’s arm injury.
Messi 14, Aguero 11
Both abounding scorers at club level, Messi already has 14 goals from his 12 games, while Sergio has bagged an absorbing 11 so far from 15 – none from the amends spot.
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Messi 5, Aguero 4
Sergio is blame Messi abutting this division as he looks for his best anytime assists tally. Currently on four, Messi – commonly one of Europe’s abetment kings, has aloof one added with bristles to date.
Shots per game:
Messi 4.8, Aguero 3.8
It’s a admeasurement of Messi’s authority in advanced of ambition and the abandon he has aural the Barca aggregation that he averages 4.8 shots per game, while Sergio has a advantageous 3.8. In both cases, best times they shoot, it after-effects in a goal.
Messi 82.9%, Aguero 86.8%
This is a carbon that will amuse Pep Guardiola no end.
Sergio has a bigger canyon achievement amount that Messi, with 86.8% to the Barcelona star’s 82.9%.
There’s no cessation to be accomplished amid Messi and Aguero, added than they would airing into every added civic aggregation on the planet – Argentina, back it comes to strikers, are absolutely blessed.
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Sergio Aguero Soccer Player Profile
Sergio Leonel “Kun” Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentine national team. Sergio Aguero born 2 June 1988.
Agüero began his career at Independiente. On 5 July 2003, he became the youngest player to play in the Argentine Primera División on his debut at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976. In 2006, he moved to Europe to play for La Liga side Atlético Madrid, for a transfer fee of €23 million and made a name for himself, attracting attention from Europe’s top clubs by scoring 101 goals in 234 appearances while winning the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010.
Agüero moved to Premier League club Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £35 million. On the last day of his debut season with the club, he scored a 94th-minute winner against Queens Park Rangers that earned City its first league title in 44 years. At the end of the 2015–16 season, of players who had played at least two seasons in the Premier League, Agüero had the highest goals per minute ratio in the history of the competition since its formation in 1992, averaging a goal every 106 minutes, ahead of Thierry Henry. He also holds the joint-record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League match – five – and the fastest to do so, in 23 minutes and 34 seconds of match time. He is the highest non-European scorer in the history of the Premier League, with over 100 goals in the division. In November 2017, Agüero became Manchester City’s all-time highest goal-scorer, scoring his 178th City goal against Napoli. Agüero is currently the 8th highest goalscorer in Premier League history.
At international level, Agüero represented the Argentina under-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005 and in 2007, winning both tournaments. He played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, scoring two goals in the 3–0 semi-final win against Brazil as Argentina went on to win the gold medal. Agüero was selected to represent Argentina in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 Copa América, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa América Centenario, reaching the finals of the latter three tournaments.