Messi vs. Haaland: Fans Split on Ballon d’Or Winner as City Star Claims Another Award
Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland are the two favorites to win the Ballon d’Or. Both players have enjoyed a fantastic run of form in recent months. Messi helped Argentina win the World Cup, while Haaland inspired City to a UCL triumph. Fans are divided on whether Lionel Messi or Erling Haaland deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or after the Man City ace picked up the UEFA Best Player Award on Thursday evening.
Haaland scooped up the prestigious trophy ahead of a host of players after an impressive debut season with Manchester City.
The Norwegian hotshot was in fantastic shape last term and played a central role in City’s triumph in the Champions League.
According to Goal, the former Borussia Dortmund ace plundered an eyewatering 52 goals for the English champions, with 12 of those coming on the continental stage.
His spectacular goalscoring form in the continental showpiece saw him pick the UEFA Best Player Award on Thursday, August 31.
Messi to win the Ballon d’Or?
Haaland winning the UEFA accolade has left fans confused about who deserves to win the Ballon d’Or between him and Messi.
While some fans now contend it is written in the stars Messi will win a record eighth Ballon d’Or award, some see Haaland as the clear favorite.
“Haaland can win all these smaller awards but you see that Ballon d’Or, we know who has it.”
“Nothing! Absolutely nothing can stop Haaland from winning the Ballon d’Or!”