FIGHT To FOUR
The four favourites to win the Ballon d'Or
Published:18/07/2019 - 12:28h
Updated:18/07/2019 - 14:43h
Leo Messi seemed the clear favourite to do with the Ballon d'Or. Nevertheless, the end of season of the Barça and the international titles of summer have changed the dynamics
It is not easy to distinguish to a clear favourite to carry the next edition of the Balloon of Gold. The collective titles, that are used to to give a value added decisive to the individual performance of each player, have delivered equally between some of which now are big candidates to carry the award. In fact, the next months will be decisive.
To day of today, discern four clear candidates to carry the prize that awards France Football and that recognises to the best footballer of the planet although, as we have commented, the collective titles have almost more weight that the level of the own player. In function of this, there are several players that have stood out above the rest.
Without place to doubts, by individual level, Leo Messi is the clear merecedor of the prize. Winner of the last edition of the Boot of Gold and fundamental for the FC Barcelona of Ernesto Valverde, painted to clear favourite does some weeks. The problem is that only it has won LaLiga. It remained deleted in Champions League, lost the final of Glass of Rey and remained out of the Glass America. Three tropiezos collective that remove him options.
The forward of the Liverpool has turned into the big covered to obtain the Balloon of Gold. Sadio Mané Has been key in the diagrams of Jürgen Klopp so that the 'reds' went champions of Europe, especially by his 26 goals. In spite of not winning the Premier League, can win the Glass of Africa if Senegal defeats to Algeria in the final, something that would give him a lot of possibilities to the Senegalese.
The big star of the Juventus of Turín has turned into another very feasible option to raise the Balloon of Gold. It led to the Juventus to do 'doublet' with the Supercopa and the Scudetto. Besides, with the selection of Portugal, also was the big banner of the UEFA Nations League conquered before this summer. The Portuguese has played well in his first year of bianconero and has won three titles.
Virgil Go Dijk is another of the candidates to win the title, especially for being a key piece of the Liverpool in the conquest of the Champions League. Besides, it was chosen better footballer of the Premier League this last season. Maybe it split with something of disadvantage in reference to the others three big favourites, but the start of the next campaign will mark his possibilities.