The Ballon D’Or awarding is still seven months away. But it is becoming clear Lionel Messi will be in a strong position to win for the fifth year in a row.
Messi has had a difficult time lately, and Barcelona has exited from the Champions League. But Messi’s absence has raised consciousness regarding just how formidable he can be.
Messi missed Barcelona’s most important match of the season, against Bayern Munich, but he returned with a vengeance in a 4-2 victory over Real Betis Sunday. Messi scored twice in an 11-minute span as a second half substitute, and now has 46 La Liga goals and a total of 60 goals in all competitions for Barcelona. via | beIN Sport US