Just before the second leg of the Champions semifinal, Lionel Messi was run away win as per experts in this year’s Ballon d’Or 2019 but then Liverpool thrashing dented those chances a great deal.
Like previous years this year race is also going to be a spicy one as there are a number of possible contenders once again based on their individual and team performances, but only one can be called the world’s best.
The Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate is strong once again with regards to who will the Ballon d’Or, and while many believe Messi has had the better campaign, one former Juventus star isn’t so sure.
“Ronaldo? He deserves to win the Ballon d’or according to me. We first have to wait and see who wins the UCL,” Medhi Benatia was quoted by Fox Sports.
“Messi? He had an incredible season. He would deserve it too but with Liverpool beating Barcelona, I think this reduced his chances.”
Ronaldo was knocked out of the UCL by Ajax in the quarter-finals, while Messi only went one better, losing to Liverpool in the semis.
Undoubtedly, this year’s ceremony will be one to watch out for.