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Fans Call For Lionel Messi To Win Seventh Ballon d'Or If He Inspires Barcelona To Stunning La Liga Comeback Triumph

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Fans Call For Lionel Messi To Win Seventh Ballon d'Or If He Inspires Barcelona To Stunning La Liga Comeback Triumph

Many are calling for Lionel Messi to win his seventh Ballon d'Or if he is able to inspire Barcelona to a stunning La Liga title comeback.

After a saga where he wanted to leave in the transfer window, it took Messi until November to score his first open play goal of the season after 1027 minutes of action.

If Messi started the season slowly, then Barcelona on the whole were doing 5mph on the motorway. With 20 games played, the Blaugrana were eleven points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and not playing particularly well in Ronald Koeman's early months.

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Fast forward to April and Barca are still third in the league but if they win their game in hand, the Catalan side will move to the top of the table by one point.

The three-way title race looks set to be unbelievably tense in the final stretch but if Barca are able to add La Liga to the Copa Del Rey trophy they collected just over a week ago, plenty feel Messi would be the deserving recipient for the most coveted individual award in football.


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In 33 games, he's scored 25 goals and registered 21 assists - the majority of his goal contributions coming in a sublime 2021.

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Taking centre stage as per usual, yesterday's win against Villarreal was the first game he hadn't won the Man of the Match award this year.

His consistency has been remarkable and he's not exactly playing in a great Barca side compared to previous years.

Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland are all strong contenders but Messi might just add another Ballon d'Or to place in his cabinet if Barca do claim a historic title.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

So much for his levels dropping and Messi being "out of form"...

Topics: Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or, La Liga

Josh Lawless
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