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Sport Ballon d'Or 2019: Barcelona's Lionel Messi Wins Record Breaking 6th Golden Ball Award

23:40  02 december  2019
23:40  02 december  2019 Source:   90min.com

Lionel Messi dribbles past FIVE players despite falling to the floor in Argentina's dramatic draw with Uruguay in Israel

  Lionel Messi dribbles past FIVE players despite falling to the floor in Argentina's dramatic draw with Uruguay in Israel Lionel Messi dribbled past five players whilst he was on the floor against Uruguay on Monday night. The Argentina superstar dribbled past three Uruguay players before falling to the floor.The Argentina superstar dribbled past three Uruguay internationals before falling to the floor and somehow managed to keep the ball to dribble past a further two players.

BARCELONA , SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona holds up the FIFA Ballon Getty Images. Lionel Messi has been awarded the 2019 Ballon d ’ Or . At a star-studded ceremony Messi ’ s stranglehold on the golden began in 2009, which is when he claimed the treble under Pep

Lionel Messi ' s status as one of the greatest players of all time is assured after the Argentine maestro collected a record sixth Ballon d ' Or award in Monday The Argentine was favorite to win the trophy despite losing out on the Champions League with Barcelona , with whom he won La Liga last season.

a man holding a wine glass: FBL-BALLON D'OR-2019-AWARD © FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages FBL-BALLON D'OR-2019-AWARD

​Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or for a record breaking sixth time after an astonishing 2019 for the GOAT. 

The Argentine has been in phenomenal form since returning from injury in September, scoring 11 times and grabbing eight assists for La Blaugrana. He was equally influential for Ernesto Valverde's men last term, with Messi's 73 goal-involvements during 2018/19 helping Barça to a fourth La Liga title in five years.

Donovan Dijak holding a yellow ball: Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga © Denis Doyle/GettyImages Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga

Though Virgil van Dijk has been a colossal figure in ​Liverpool's backline, both he and Cristiano Ronaldo were overlooked by voters, the pair finishing second and third in the standings respectively.

Leganes 1-2 Barcelona: Vidal salvages late victory for LaLiga leaders

  Leganes 1-2 Barcelona: Vidal salvages late victory for LaLiga leaders Barcelona earned a late 2-1 win at Leganes on Saturday through an Arturo Vidal strike, extending their lead at the top of LaLiga.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde fielded an attacking line-up that included Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but it did not look like paying off for large parts.

Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth men' s Ballon d ' Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool' s four leading nominees to claim soccer' s most prestigious individual trophy. The Argentine, who won the Liga title with Barcelona but only managed third place in the Copa America with his country

Argentina' s Barcelona forward Lionel Messi , 32, claimed the men' s Ballon d ' Or award for a record sixth time in his career on Monday, beating Liverpool' s Champions League winner Virgil van Dijk in a vote of international journalists.

Fellow Reds stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah placed fourth and fifth, whilse the side's goalkeeper Alisson came in seventh, having won the Yachine Trophy earlier in the evening.

Messi and Ronaldo were the only two players to win the Ballon d'Or between 2008 and 2017, but Luka Modric's immaculate displays for ​Real Madrid and Croatia saw him clinch the award last year.

There have been several unforgettable moments for the South American this calendar year, including scoring his 600th goal for Barcelona with a mesmerising free-kick in the first leg of the club's ​Champions League semi final meeting with Liverpool.

His glorious chipped goal versus Real Betis in March saw Messi named as runner-up in the FIFA Puskas Award, though no one was able to stop him winning the Best Male Player prize at the ceremony in Milan.

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Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Messi nets late winner to put Barca top of LaLiga .
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi struck late to secure a valuable victory over Atletico Madrid.Real Madrid had temporarily claimed top spot on Saturday after a 2-1 win at Deportivo Alaves but Barca's victory put them ahead on goal difference.

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