Is Messi Close To Winning His 7th Balon d’Or ?
After the Copa America victory, Messi is the most strongest contender for the balon d’Or 2021. Messi has recently won his first ever title with Argentina. This is Argentina’s first title in Messi’s era. Furthermore, this is the first title of Argentina after 1993. Since, 1993 Argentina had not won any major tournaments. But, this time they made it defeating host Brazil in the finals.
Now, after the win, Messi is the most favorable to win this year’s Balon d’Or. Lionel Messi has scored 33 goals and assisted 14 times in 2021. The closest competitor of Messi is Robert Lewandowski. Meanwhile, Lewandowski has scored 34 goals and 4 assists. Lionel Messi has played 38 games. Meanwhile, the Polish striker has played 10 matches less than that of Messi. Concurrently, Lewandowski has a better goal ratio and stats than that of Messi. Balon d’Or is provided totally on the basis of individual brilliance and Messi has shown some good form this year. He remained man of the tournament in Copa. Messi’s stats in Copa was insane. He scored 4 goals and assisted 5 times in the tournament. Moreover, he is the top scorer of Copa America and the top assist provider as well.
Lewandowski Or Messi For Balon d’Or 2021?
Its tough to predict exactly who wins the award. But, at the moment Lionel Messi is the strongest between the two. Though Lewandowski has the better stats than Messi, Messi’s Copa win has overshadowed everyone. So, here is the stats of the two strongest contenders. Besides, Lewandowski and Lionel Messi there were Mbappe and Kante too in the race. But, after their Euro’s exit the chance of Mbappe and Kante almost dropped to zero. So, I think the performance of the beginning of the next season determines the balon d’Or 2021 winner. Either Messi will win the balon d’Or or Lewandowski will grab it. And, its just the matter of time.
- Appearances 28
- Goals 34
- Assists 4
- Appearances 38
- Goals 33
- Assists 14
Is There Chance For Mbappe And Ronaldo?
There is minimum chance for Frenchman and the Portuguese star for the balon d’Or 2021. Although Cristiano Ronaldo is the golden shoe winner of Euro 2021 and Serie A 2020/21, he has minimum chance. It is all due to the Messi’s silverware and Lewandowski’s incredible goal tallies. Mbappe too has a fantastic season.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score 27 goals in 40 appearances. It is not a strong stats that too without major titles. Mbappe does have 29 goals from 39 appearances in 2021. But, these stats of Ronaldo and Mbappe are not enough to match to that of Messi and Lewa’s.
So, all the journalists, media, and fans are going crazy for Lewandowski and Messi for balon d’Or 2021. Although it is given through the absolute voting from journalists, coaches and captain but the hype does matter.