Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo cannot catch Messi now – Guillem Balague

Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, has said no footballer can catch Lionel Messi in the number of Ballon d’Or awards won.

On Monday night, Messi won it for a record-extending seventh time, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to the prize.

His eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won it five times, finished sixth this year.

When aked whether Ronaldo could catch Messi now, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told Mirror Football: “I don’t think so. Nobody can catch Messi now.

“This is something unique for many reasons. Not even [Diego] Maradona or Pele had the consistency of Messi.

“Sometimes we say very good players I wish they were recognised, but in this case for as long as he is with us, there is not one single award that he didn’t deserve. Not even in 2010 where Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta didn’t get it.

Now he’s on another planet. He already was. And I don’t think anybody can catch him now.”


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