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Messi steals the show from Lewandowski

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RObert Lewandowski looked a little disappointed in his fine dark blue tuxedo when the name of the person sitting next to him, Lionel Messi, rang out. At the ceremony of the coveted Ballon d’Or in the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Bundesliga top scorer stood in the shadow of the Argentine superstar. Not Lewandowski, but Messi, who wore a glittering suit, was honored as the best footballer on Monday in Paris – once again.

The Bundesliga top scorer had to be content with second place in the election carried out by the French specialist newspaper “France Football”. Messi, who led Argentina to win the Copa America for the first time in 28 years, received the Golden Ball for the seventh time in his career and addressed words of encouragement to his rival: “It is an honor to be here with you. You broke records and you deserved to win the Ballon d’Or. ”Lewandowski was still allowed to go on stage and was honored in a newly introduced award as the best goalscorer of the year, which was more of a consolation prize.

Disappointing evening for the Bundesliga

From the perspective of the Bundesliga, it was not the only disappointments of the evening that only placed one other player in the top 30 in BVB striker Erling Haaland (eleventh place). National goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was in fifth place against Italy’s European goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the “Trophée Yachine” named after the former Russian goalkeeper Lev Jashin. Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and young international Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich) had to settle for second and third place in the final selection for the “Trophée Kopa” for the best young player, with the Spaniard Pedri from FC Barcelona winning. There was no German soccer player among the women, the Golden Ball was awarded to the Spaniard Alexia Putellas.

The who’s who of the football world was there in Paris. The greatest attention naturally went to Messi, who was accompanied by his wife Antonella as well as by his three sons – all in identical glitter suits. Bayern boss Oliver Kahn, coach Julian Nagelsmann and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also insisted on supporting their goal scorer on site.


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