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A recurring theme but still of note, nonetheless. I love the history of the Ballon d’Or and think it has a place, while Luka Modric did have a brilliant year, but, quite clearly, people are stupid.
@piercy360 Lucky for Espanyol that Messi’s only the fifth-best player in the world, really.
86 min: No need for that, Gerard. Get back and defend and/ore save your energy. Barca win a free-kick following that counter and Messi comes very close to finding Vidal’s rather prominent bonce.