CRISTIANO RONALDO GAVE AWAY THE SIXTH BALLON D'OR TO MESSI, WHO CAN STOP MESSI NOW?
Even if Messi doesn't win the champions league, he deserves the Ballon D'or Rivaldo declares, Lonel Messi is currently the highest goal scorer in the league and in the champions league, he is also the player with most assist in Laliga.
Juventus underated Ajax and they gave away the semi-final ticket to the Netherlands giant, Ajax are back in businnes and it seems their lost glory has been found. Following their victory over Real madrid and also they exited Juventus in the quarter finals, this winnng over the Juventus has paved ways for Baecelona star Lionel Messi to eye the sixth Ballon D'or.
Since the era of Ronaldo and Messi most important attribute to give any player the Baloon D'or is attached to goal scoring and assist, FIFA bodies will look at the goals and assists you were abe to make in the season, this happened in 2010 and 2013Wesley Sneijder and Franck Ribery despite their performance and team trophies, they were denied the Ballon D'or because they were not in the list of top scorers and assisters, however this era was broken by Luka Modric who was awarded the Ballon D'or after his brillant performance in the world cup and in the champions league.
Lionel Messi has 45 goals and 21 assists in 42 gamesthis season so far, Kylian Mbappe has 34 goals, Quaglarella has 30 goals, Pepe has 30 goals as well ans Robert Lewandosrski has 28 goals in all competitions. Barcelona victory over Manchester United in the quarter finals has left Jess Lingard said after their clash that "I have to say that Lionel Messi is op quality and he was the difference".
The former Barcelona player Josep Maria said "I thought Pele and Di' Stefano set the benchmark but I think Messi is ahead of those two players". Also Messi teammate Carlos Alena said "Messi ha been existing fir 12 years now, people think this is easy, he is the best whether he wins the Ballo D'or or not, he is the greastest of all.
Barcelona will be facing Liverpool in the semi finals and this might be the best time for Vigil Van Dijk playing the best match of his career, he will also show the world how good he is. Facing Porto Fc and other clubs hasn't challenge him enough, this semi final will make him get back to work.
For Cristiano Ronaldo, the dream of winning the Ballon D'or has been truncated and for Lionel Messi, he is at the verge of taking home the sixth Bllon D'or.