Messi, during the party


After the disaster of Anfield, peligra the Balloon of Gold for Leo Messi

Published:8/05/2019 - 08:33h

Updated:8/05/2019 - 08:33h

Without place to doubts, Leo Messi was the big favourite to carry the next edition of the Balloon of Gold, so much by his individual performance as for opting to all the collective titles. The disaster against the Liverpool can change the returns

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Leo Messi is doing a season estratosférica. The Argentinian star is the current Boot of Gold and this campaign keeps on being the maximum goleador of the big European leagues with 34 so many. Besides, the fact to opt to all the titles turned him into the aspiring maximum to win the Balloon of Gold, but during the night of this Tuesday all changed.

The FC Barcelona fell deleted of the Champions League after the Liverpool went through him on in Anfield and not even the three goals of advantage achieved in the party of gone were sufficient as to achieve arrive to the final of the maximum continental tournament European. Something that did not go in inside the calculations of the Barça neither of Messi.

It was here where the Balloon of Gold in his next edition could give an important twist. Without options to win the Champions League, Leo Messi happened to be the big favourite of the competition to be an applicant more. Now no longer it seems so clear that the Argentinian star can top by sixth time with this distinction.

Without place to doubts, are speaking of a footballer that has been the best of the year so much by his goals as by his performance in general. But the criteria of vote of the Balloon of Gold, in which it gives particular importance to win the Champions League, do that the '10' culé no longer was the candidate number one.

The Balloon of Gold and his criteria

The Balloon of Gold is the individual prize by excellence in the world of the football. It delivers it the magazine 'France Footbal' and rewards the level of each player beside the titles that has won in a natural year. However, the votes do not correspond to some values preestablecidos, by what sometimes is very subjective.

Something like this sucedió in 2010, when the prize was for Leo Messi in spite of that Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta had won the same titles that the Argentinian with the Barça and also the World-wide with Spain, although the '10' was the maximum goleador European after winning the Boot of Gold. This year there was a lot of controversy for awarding to the Argentinian. It will be necessary to see how finishes everything in the next edition.

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