As widely predicted prior to kick-off, FC Barcelona lost their fourth successive El Clasico match against Real Madrid - this time a 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp on Sunday. Summer signing David Alaba's effort just after the half-hour mark helped Los Blancos to the summit of the Spanish La Liga standings.
The 2021 Ballon d'Or winner will be announced on November 29, and barring a surprise, Lionel Messi or Robert Lewandowski will be declared the winner. And in fairness, they both deserved it given the year they have had, although one could also make a case for Jorginho, who played a vital role in Chelsea's Champions League success and Italy's Euro 2020 victory.
The most valuable players in the world has been revealed and ranked accordingly. Here are the top 50 listed below. 50. Victor Osimhen is a 22 years old footballer that plays with Napoli and has a market value of €60 million. 49. Alessandro Bastoni is a 22 years old footballer that plays with Inter Milan and has a market value of €60 million.
Three goals from Mohamed Salah, and a goal each from the duo of Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, condemned Manchester United to an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in yesterday's Premier League game between both teams at Old Trafford. Manchester United's Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, played the entire 90 minutes of the game, and the result happened to be the joint-worst defeats in his professional football career.
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Manchester United suffered a catastrophic 5-0 defeat at the hands of their fiercest rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford with Sir Alex Ferguson and the mammoth home crowd looking stunned by the scoreline in what should have been a close contest. It was the second time since the start of the new campaign that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have conceded four or more goals.
The 2021 Ballon d'Or is edging closer and a lot of top football players are looking forward to making the final list of the prestigious Ballon d'Or awards. Despite competition from the likes of Benzema, Jorginho, Ronaldo, and Lewandowski, Lionel Messi is the favorite footballer who should win the Ballon d'Or award.
Argentine International, Lionel Messi is yet to score a goal in the French Ligue 1 after making four appearances so far in the league this season. The 34 year-old played full 90 minutes last night as Paris Saint Germain held Marseille to a goalless draw at the Stade Orange Velodrome.
Today PSG played against Marseille in the Ligue 1 round 11 fixture. The match was a very entertaining and exciting contest as both teams gave a very top performance. PSG was hoping to get a win in the encounter so as to move up the Ligue 1 table.
Many people are of the opinion that Lionel Messi is the greatest football player in history. However, we also have some people who believe that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi has scored more than 750 goals during his professional football career. Below are three Lionel Messi records that Cristiano Ronaldo may never break.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two biggest clubs in the Laliga history. The two clubs have dominated football for more than a decade and some of the greatest players of all time have played for Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barcelona are not in their best form so far this season after their humiliating defeats in the UEFA Champions league.
Due to Barcelona's financial struggles, they were unable to keep superstar Lionel Messi this summer, and were forced to sell Antoine Griezmann late in the transfer window in order to lower their wage bill. But, with the economic front, the Catalans could be forced to consider offloading more high-value players in order to reduce their payroll while still generating revenue from the sales.
Ronaldo was unable to help United as Liverpool trashed them 5-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, with the Red Devils reduced to 10 men after Paul Pogba was sent off. The Portuguese was hoping to add to his tally against Liverpool but couldn't. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Arguably, football players are part of the highest-paid athletes in the world, and these players can either be paid per day, week, month, or year. Out of all the football players in the world today, lots of players have been rated to be among the best players, and as such, this affects how they are paid.
While Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo failed to inspire their respective clubs to victory on Sunday, Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick against Manchester United continuing his habit of scoring in each game he plays. It has been an outstanding few months for the Egyptian winger who has become the early favourite for the 2022 Ballon d'Or award.
Paris Saint-Germains Attack of Trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kyler Mbappe, otherwise known as MNM, still should not be eliminated, which frustrates those of the French capital. The three have already shown brilliance flashes this season, with Messi, especially in the lateral support of him in a 2-0 victory over the city of Manchester in the Champions League, but the trio has not mixed well when they play together.
A fan invaded PSG vs Marseille game and tried tackling Messi after Neymar was protected from bottles
Olympique de Marseille played a goalless draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night in the France Ligue 1 at the Orange Velodrome Stadium. During the first half of game between Marseille and PSG, Neymar was protected while taking his corner because bottles were thrown on the pitch. A security agent was spotted holding a shield to protect Neymar from bottles.
Former Arsenal pkater, Thierry Henry believes Paris Saint-Germain player, Lionel Messi is isolated at Paris Saint-Germain. Photo Credit: Goggle Henry, a former club teammate with Messi during their time together at Barcelona, wants PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, to play Messi in the middle position in his squad.
La Liga is one of the most popular football leagues in the world. La Liga also has some of the biggest football clubs in the world, such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and others. The majority of the world's best players have previously played for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Thierry Henry thinks Paris Saint-Germain could be getting more from the ex-Barcelona player, Lionel Messi than they have be getting so far. The Argentine is yet to score in four games for the Ligue 1 outfit in the league though he has recorded three so far in Europe.
Sunday’s Derby d’Italia between Inter and Juventus seemed to go under the radar. That’s understandable on a day which featured El Clásico, Liverpool’s stunning thrashing of Manchester United and Lionel Messi’s first Classique with PSG. But for those who did miss it, they lost out on a close, well contested game between two title challengers with just the right amount of controversy to go with this fixture.