Messi Missed the Ballon d’Or Nominations for the First Time Since 2005

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Jack87 news today, early morning of August 13, 2022, Malaysian time, the shortlist for the 1xbet Ballon d’Or nominations has been announced. Hot favorite is Benzema after leading Real Madrid to a win in Super Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo’s name also popped out, though having a tough time with his outfit recently. Frequent nominees are also present such as Salah, Lewandowsky, and others.

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Neymar have not been included on the 30-man shortlist. But what’s questionable is the omission of his teammate on the list. Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, was left off the list for this year’s coveted football award. Messi, who won the title last year, had been an ever-present amongst the nominations since 2006 and a regular feature in the top three since 2007 with the exception of 2018.1xbet malaysia

In this year’s selection, the reference time was changed from the natural year to August last year to July this year. To put it bluntly, the judges only need to consider the performance of the players during the mainstream season in Europe. In terms of the national team, Messi has 10 goals and 2 assists in 11 games. But on the club side, Messi’s debut season in Paris has been a disappointment. Messi scored 6 goals and assisted 14 times in Ligue 1, and being eliminated by Real Madrid in the Champions League made the Paris season goal unsuccessful. Paris’ fortunes could have been completely different had Messi scored a penalty in the first leg.

In his debut season, Messi scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for Paris. For ordinary people, this report card is not ugly, but we have long been used to Messi’s magical statistics. In his maiden season, Messi failed to make enough appearances in Paris due to insufficient physical reserves after the Copa America 1xbet bonus, travel fatigue, infection of the new crown and other reasons, and he was unable to fully integrate into the team.

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