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Messi is emerging as a candidate to be the one who won the most Ballons d'Or in history

By Alexis Almosnino

Messi is emerging as a candidate to be the one who won the most Ballons d'Or in history

Lionel Messi led the Argentine team to win the Copa América and for the specialists, it is the greatest merit that would make him add another Ballon d'Or to his career.

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What seemed like it would never happen finally happened in Brazil. Lionel Messi was able to win with his team, be the top scorer of the tournament and end a 28-year drought, where he was also involved, losing three finals: against Brazil and twice against the golden generation of Chile.

Due to the achievement obtained and his positive statistics, something that is not common for Messi when it comes to defending his team, for the specialized press he is the great favorite to win the Ballon d'Or this season. The sports websites Marca (Spain), La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy), Voetbal (Netherlands) and Nuevo Herald (United States) see Lionel as the probable winner, taking into account that the other candidates have not had good presentations or results . One of them Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal, when he was eliminated in the round of 16 of the European Championship.

“Leo, in seventh heaven. Best player in the Copa América, winner of the cup and top scorer of the tournament ”, they indicate in La Gazzetta dello Sport, implying that the‘ Pulga ’will get his seventh Ballon d'Or. At 34 years old, and in a romance with the blue and white, Messi led his team to the dream conditions for the title he had sought since he debuted with the absolute almost half a life ago: a final against Brazil in his temple.

The same where in 2014 Germany had snatched the World Cup. If he is more or less a leader, if he sings the anthem or not, if he puts his chest to the rivals. Messi diluted with his personal and sporting maturity all the discussions to return attention to what mattered: not to miss the opportunity to be champion of America.


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