Lionel Messi is very aware that this season he is getting a very special moment with extraordinary performances every week. Overall, Messi successfully demonstrated his best ability throughout this season and still has a great chance of reaching the treble winners.
Precisely on Thursday, 4 May 2019, once again, Messi showed his quality as one of the best players of all time. He gave a superb performance when he scored two goals that helped Barca beat Liverpool by a score of 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
One goal that makes the label of the best player worth it is when in the extraordinary free kick process. The position of the ball is far enough from the goal, but somehow Messi is able to direct it very well to the top corner of the pole that Alisson Becker cannot reach.
For his hard work, he also excelled far in the hunt for individual trophies and opportunities to help Barcelona win the title. Ballon d’Or collection of Messi has reached five and the same amount as the collection of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi’s failure in a row is the last three seasons, but it seems this year will be the year of Messi. A few years back, the selection of the best players was quite standard. Not always the best player to win, the Champions League trophy is usually a separate selling point.
Referring to the existing track record, players who successfully won the Champions League will be championed to win Ballon d’Or, Messi already understood that situation and he was so eager to win the Champions League.
Now, Messi just need to wait for the right time. So far, no other player can really compete with Messi. Normally Cristiano Ronaldo would be ‘annoying’, but this time Ronaldo has admited his defeat.
Ronaldo is not bad in Serie A this season. But his failure in the Champions League when Juve was eliminated by Ajax, had made Ronaldo’s hopes suddenly disappeared. At present, there are still some records that Messi hasn’t solved, but it seems he will create a new record by becoming the first player to win six titles of Ballon d’Or.