Lionel Messi just won the sixth Ballon d’Or. 2019 was a perfect year for him, and the Argentinean player did everything to help both teams – Barcelona and Argentina.
Who was Messi’s primary opponent this year?
There is always debate about Lionel Messi and Ronaldo. Since Ronaldo’s departure from Los Blancos, we see that Portuguese players can’t score many goals. It’s hard for him to adapt to the Italian style of football.
At the same time, Messi is playing a perfect football and carrying Barcelona as far in tournaments as he can. Messi could help Barcelona to win La Liga trophy. Argentinian player score many goals in La Liga and had a massive impact on Barcelona’s local success. Unfortunately, Messi could not impact on the match against Liverpool in England. The entire season, Lionel Mess was perfect in the Champions League. Argentinean player even scored a beautiful free-kick at Nou Camp against Liverpool. The only match when Messi could not perform well was disastrous for Barcelona as Liverpool scored four goals at Anfield.
Lionel Messi is named as the best player for the sixth time in this decade
France Football named Lionel Messi as the best player for the sixth time already. Messi is the only player in football history who could achieve this type of greatness. Lionel had five and was sharing the record with Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo. Both players were named as best for five times, but Messi became the one-person leader of Ballon d’Or today.
Virgil Van Dijk was best in the opinion of Klopp
Liverpool’s coach still reckons that Van Dijk is best. Netherland’s defender could not win Champions League last season, and currently, the team is leading the Premier League title race with 12 points gap. Some experts believe that Van Dijk needed it more than Lionel Messi, but the fact is different. Ballon d’Or is given to players for personal achievement and performances during the year. Lionel Messi had a perfect season, not a regular but something unique that no player can achieve. Messi was scoring free-kicks in and out, carried Barcelona as long as he could, and did everything to help Argentina.