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'Messi Deserves Ballon D'Or'

'Lionel Messi Deserves Ballon D'Or'

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by Kurt Buckerfield

Jul 11, 2019 02:32 PM

Tags: Lionel Messi 2019 Copa America Barcelona Rivaldo

Despite winning just one trophy in the 2018/19 campaign and having an average Copa America, FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is still tipped by a certain footballing great to win this year's Ballon d'Or.

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Although the Argentine has put in some magnificent displays for the Catalan club over the past year, many wonder if his chances of winning the prize have been damaged due to Barca's failure to win the UEFA Champions League, and his average Copa America.

Ex-Blaugrana superstar Rivaldo, however, still firmly believes the 32-year-old has enjoyed a better calendar year individually than his rivals.

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"In my opinion, the Ballon d'Or of this season is Messi for what he has done," he said, according to Betfair.

"He didn't win the Champions League, but because it is an individual prize. He scored a lot of goals, important goals."

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Messi has scored 21 goals in 19 matches for Barca so far in 2019, and finished the previous season with 51 goals and 22 assists in 50 games for his club.

Do you agree with Rivaldo's remarks? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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MR E
Jul 20, 2019 03:16 AM

He deserves that Ballon d'or

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Nkunapro
Jul 16, 2019 11:01 AM

@Thobz10 You correct but we now talking about CR7 and Masesi, and in all the games he played he was influential and the better player was Silva

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Gift197@gmail.com
Jul 13, 2019 04:59 PM

@Tesla be realistic bra.

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