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Messi still has more complicated the Balloon of Gold after the World-wide

Published:16/07/2018 - 20:59h

Updated:17/07/2018 - 02:12h

At all easy will have it Leo Messi to conquer this year the Balloon of Gold 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo keeps on being the favourite, whereas now names like Griezmann, Mbappé and Modric win importance. It can break the binomial Messi-Christian

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Leo Messi runs the serious risk to lose the Balloon of Gold... By third consecutive year. After having won his fifth award in 2015, the '10' has seen how Cristiano Ronaldo has won the two last editions to equalise him in the list of winners of the prestigious prize.

After a season 2017-18 in which the titles and prizes have remained delivered, the Balloon of Gold 2018 will be more competed that never and the World-wide of Russia 2018, far to dictate sentence, has tightened even more the things. Argentina and Portugal were deleted in eighth of final, but in spite of everything in the main houses of bets Cristiano keeps on being the big favourite, and Leo Messi would have gone down in number of supports.

While Messi has conquered this last course the 'doublet' of League Santander and Glass of Rey, erigiéndose as 'Pichichi', Boot of Gold and maximum assistant of LaLiga, Cristiano Ronaldo has been able to win the third Champions League consecutive with the Real Madrid, consecrating besides like the maximum realizador of the European tournament once again.

Another that appears in the quinielas is Mohamed Salah, although in spite of his big season, lost big part of the final of the Champions League by fault of an inopportune injury, and hardly had repercussion with Egypt in the phase of groups of the World-wide.

The one who remains without possibilities is Neymar Jr, that lost the most important months of the season by injury, and fell in the round of eighth of the UEFA Champions League. Besides, it was deleted with Brazil in quarter-finals of the World-wide of Russia 2018, to hands of Belgium, and Coutinho was more leader that he in the first parties of the tournament.

Like this the things, after the final of the World-wide have appeared new names that add to the list of candidates and tighten more the things in which it could be the most equalised edition of the Balloon of Gold. Griezmann And Mbappé have completed good seasons with his respective teams, Athletic of Madrid and PSG, and have led to France to the international success.

The Balloon of Gold more equalised of the last times

Luka Modric, on the other hand, has been the Balloon of Gold of the World-wide 2018 after completing an excellent tournament, and along the campaign has been able to conquer the third Champions League consecutive of the Real Madrid, and also lower titles like the World-wide of Clubs or the last Supercopas of Europe and of Spain, that also find in the list of winners of Cristiano.

In definite, the things are more equalised that never in the prestigious individual prize. Who will finish it to him carrying home? It will break the hegemony Messi-Christian? We will not know it to within of some months.

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