France Football’s highest individual honor, The Ballon d’Or will host its 64th annual ceremony tonight at Paris. While the spotlight roams around the 30-man shortlist, Lionel Messi is the clear favourite after a near supernatural series individual accolades during the period. The FIFA The Best winner eyes for his sixth Ballon d’Or tonight, which will make him the player with most number of Ballon d’Ors.
Messi boasts a staggering 51 goals in 49 matches for FC Barcelona during 2018/19 whereas has managed to net 10 goals in 13 matches returning from an injury this season. What makes Messi superior to the other candidates practically at every individual aspect is the consistency that Messi has displayed over this course of time with him leading almost every individual statistics for an attacking player. In addition to the mamoth goalscoring feat, Messi has a total of 30 assists, combining last season’s 22 to this season’s 8.
With the highest average ratings, it’ll be a shock to see Lionel Messi not winning his sixth Ballon d’Or tonight. Messi shines extraordinarily over the like of Virgil Van Djik and Cristiano Ronaldo as his performances have been improving his struggling side’s overall record. La Pulga was instrumental in Barca’s League winning campaign, which saw Barca being dependent on Messi for almost everything: from improved performances to positive results. Various speculations and rumors suggest Lionel Messi taking home the Ballon d’Or , followed by Virgil Van Djik as the first runner-up.
Lionel Messi travels to Paris after an intense Atletico away win was made possible by his 86th minute strike. Lionel Messi put on a near perfect performance, with critics and opponents hailing him as the greatest ever-a sight becoming as usual as it gets.
Fórmula para el fútbol : portero 🔝 & jugador 🐐. Hoy se han llevado los 3 puntos del Wanda el Barça. El Atleti ha jugado bien pero le ha faltado definir las ocasiones. Los blaugranas siguen en lo alto de la clasificación. El Atlético, a luchar por la zona Champions @LaLiga
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) December 1, 2019
The red carpet will start at 9:45 PM NST whereas the ceremony will start at 1:15 AM NST tonight. Nepali viewers can watch the ceremony live on France Football’s official website or live stream at beIN Network.