The Balloon of Gold will be very contested


The unexpected rival of Leo Messi in the fight by the Balloon of Gold

Published:15/07/2019 - 18:13h

Updated:15/07/2019 - 18:13h

Leo Messi goes back to be one of the big applicants to carry the Balloon of Gold but the fact of have not won the Champions League does that it was not so favourite to obtain the award. To day of today, has appeared an unexpected candidate

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Leo Messi aimed to big favourite to carry the Balloon of Gold 2019 by the big season that was making with the FC Barcelona and by the titles near at hand of the Barcelona club. However, the team culé fell unexpectedly in the semifinals of Champions League against the Liverpool and also in the final of the Glass of Rey.

All this did to lose strength to Messi like favourite to carry the prize the next campaign, since it left to add two important titles, and did it to him win to other players. Especially to some key footballers of the Liverpool champion of Europe like Virgil go Dijk, recognised like better player of the Premier League or Mohamed Salah, big offensive star.

However, another footballer of the 'reds' has appeared like firm applicant to do him the competition to Leo Messi. It treats of Sadio Mané, the another big idol of Anfield. His selection, Senegal, classified the past Sunday for the final of the Glass of Africa 2019 by what, if it wins it, will add two big titles in his list of winners that will give him advantage.

Besides, Mané has been a footballer importantísimo in the diagrams of Jürgen Klopp. Besides, it has showed it supported also by big figures, marking 26 goals and delivering 5 assistances in 50 meetings that contested the past campaign to the orders of the German trainer. His big advantage, as we have aimed, is that, in addition to having won the Champions, can top like champion of Africa. 

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Leo Messi comes to show a year more than is the best player of the world, in addition to having won LaLiga and the Boot of Gold. His paper with the FC Barcelona has been totally fundamental, so much by game as by goals (annotated 51), by what whatever happens in the final of the Glass Africa, the Argentinian has it everything to carry the award.

In August, will begin officially the season, by what the straight initial of championship can help to decant the scales, that remained very balanced after the Liverpool carried the Champions League. Until it do not deliver the prize in January, Messi will have to follow struggling to convince to the voters.

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