Magician Messi again
Lionel Messi is one of the best players of all time.
In fact, many think he is the best. The GOAT.
So when the Ballon d’Or results were announced – a trophy dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the last decade – people were shocked.
Messi was nowhere to be seen. Either at the ceremony or in the top three.
In fact, he came fifth in the world.
Luka Modric, who had a sublime season, took home the prize.
However, the main talking point was the fact Messi missed out on the top three.
Since then, the Barcelona star seems to be on a personal mission to show how good he is.
Tonight, against Levante, Messi was world class.
He scored a hat-trick, and got two assists as well.
Once again, Twitter was raving about him, and his sublime skills.
In fact, many people made the point that he should have won the Ballon d’Or and noted just how good he really is.
| GOAL! |
Lionel Messi has his hat-trick!
That nutmeg and pass from Luis Suarez was sublime pic.twitter.com/eMMuZdUr9d
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) December 16, 2018
Lionel Messi has scored 50+ goals for club & country in eight of the last nine years. pic.twitter.com/jOLMXtbs9W
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 16, 2018
49th career hat-trick for Messi pic.twitter.com/yUGxqSweOv
— The F2 (@TheF2) December 16, 2018
Messi has now scored 49 hat-tricks in his career
— MESSISTATS (@MessiStats_) December 16, 2018
Messi is 3 goals away from his 400th Liga goal. 400!
— adil (@Barca19stats) December 16, 2018
Imagine if instead of Madrid losing Ronaldo at the start of the season, Barca lost Messi. Wonder what the table would look like.
— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) December 16, 2018
Top scorer La Liga: Messi
Top assists La Liga: Messi
Most goals Europe: Messi
Most assists in Europe: Messi
Greatest of all time: Messi pic.twitter.com/mAjCFNOqbj
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) December 16, 2018
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) December 16, 2018
Lionel Messi has scored more goals (14) and provided more assists (9) than any other player in Europe’s top 5 league this season. pic.twitter.com/I6IDDUn9up
— Messi World (@MessiWorId) December 16, 2018
“Messi can’t perform without Ronaldinho.”
“Messi can’t perform without Xavi.”
“Messi can’t perform without Alves.”
“Messi can’t perform without Neymar.”
“Messi can’t perform without Iniesta.”
And here he is, performing without all of them, week in – week out. pic.twitter.com/Ahzh091JFg
— Hiraaa. (@ihirarafique) December 16, 2018