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The decline of Cristiano and Messi still does not bring Mbappé and Haaland closer to the Ballon d'Or

Published:17/03/2022 - 18:36h

Updated:17/03/2022 - 18:42h

The race for the Ballon d'Or seems to be open after four favorites for the prize have been left out of the race for the Champions League. Messi, Cristiano, Mbappé and Haaland will not be able to fight for the orejona

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The falls of Paris Saint-Germain and the Manchester United, teams that would have confronted in the eighth of final of the Champions to not being by the irregularities that carried to the repetition of the draw, have left by out to two players that marked a period in the recent history of the World-wide football: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, those who no seguiran struggling by the orejona.

In the last years, has spoken of other two players that could take the witness of the rivalry that lived the Argentinian and the Portuguese. It would treat of Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland. However, to day of today, the presence of both in the covers of the skilled means obeys more to the authentic 'novels' around his possible signings and no so much to the shine of his performances in the Champions.

With the goodbye of the ex captain of the FC Barcelona and of 'CR7', seemed that the doors could open wide open for the two new feelings of the moment on the way to his first Balloon of Gold. Nevertheless, the French remained went beside Messi in front of the Real Madrid, whereas the team of the Norwegian, the Borussia Dortmund, could not happen of the phase of groups.

Mbappé And Haaland will have to expect by his first Balloon of Gold

Although the Frenchman signed good presentations with the PSG, his two so many in the eighth of final, so much in the Park of the Princes as in Santiago Bernabéu, were not sufficient for a Madrid that came rear with an inspired Karim Benzema to give turn to the key and seal the classification of the whites to the quarter-finals, whereas the Parisians added his greater failure in the season.

By his part, Erling Haaland has been news more by the speculations on his signing, well was by the Manchester City, the Real Madrid or the Barcelona, that by his performances. Besides, the injuries have prevented him be to his maximum level and have caused some reservations by part of the teams involved, that could look for alternatives in the market.

Of this way, 2022 would not be the year for both players, at least regarding the season with his clubs. The another big option for Kylian Mbappé is to revalidate the Glass of the World with the selection of France having an important performance, but already will be in the following season after the new regulations for the delivery of the award. No like this with Haaland, whose selection did not attain to obtain his pass to the appointment mundialista that will celebrate in November.

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