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Messi Finishes Second in Ballon d`Or Vote

Messi Finishes Second in Ballon d`Or Vote

There was disappointment for Lionel Messi in Paris last night.

Our Argentine superstar was beaten by his Portuguese rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, when it came to the awarding of the 2017 Ballon d`Or trophy.

Messi, who has won the trophy on five previous occasions, was beaten in to second by the Real Madrid star.

In third place was another familiar face, that of Neymar Jnr, who jumped ship during the summer transfer window to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee.

Having been beaten into second place, courtesy of Ronaldo`s part in Real Madrid having a fantastic season, last time out, whereby the Bernabeu club successfully defended the Champions League trophy with a fine 4-1 win over Juventus, whilst also winning La Liga, Messi will be looking to bounce back in 2018.

Hopefully, the disappointment will drive Messi on to ensure he wins the Ballon d`Or for a record sixth time on the back of a successful 2017 / 2018 campaign for Barcelona.

Meanwhile, our congratulations go to Cristiano Ronaldo for scooping this prestigious award.

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Writer:St. George
Date:Friday December 8 2017
Time: 12:55PM

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