What a good time to be alive!
What can fully be considered to be a cat and rat fight between the fans of the two greatest footballers in the world currently, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo, could however turn out to favor the Messi stans as it appears he most certainly stand a better chance to win the 2019 Ballon D’or.
The award presentation is set to take place today, the 2nd day of December 2019 at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France.
Although, reports have started leaking out of the Spanish press that Lionel Messi will win his record sixth Ballon D’or award today. The superstar who won the 2019 FIFA Player of the year award, no doubt has been consistent and well-deserving of the award.
Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool, on the other hand, has been the odds-on favorite for months. As big of an impact as Van Dijk has had on Liverpool, it is hard to argue with Messi’s presumed win this year resulting from the fact that Messi has had one of the all-time best seasons of his great career.
A witty comment about why Messi could win ahead of Van Dijk once read, ‘Messi has done what very few players have failed at, getting past the center-back’.
This year’s award was always going to come down to either Messi or Dijk. Without doubts, you will agree that Ronaldo’s time is slowly passing and any number of other candidates including the likes of Sterling, Sadio Mane are more deserving.
As a matter of fact, expect some changing of the guard for the top three next year with some new faces (except for Messi, who is presumably not of this Earth).
Paradventure Messi ends up winning, this would make his seventh Ballon D’or after his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 win.