'5th in the Ballon d'Or?!' Leo Messi reaffirms GOAT status in stunning first half
OK, so essentially this is a story telling you that Leo Messi is good at football.
Really, it's something we should all have realised by now... but it's been a bit of a rough week for Leo, finishing fifth in the Ballon d'Or and copping some frankly ludicrous criticism from Pele.
- Messi's fifth place in Ballon d'Or is absurd - Valverde
- 'Messi only has one skill!' - Pele rates himself and others above Barcelona star
So, not a bad time to remind everyone of his quality in a stunning display for Barcelona against Espanyol.
Take that, Ballon d'Or voters!
Take that, Pele!
And take that, any remaining doubters or haters!
Yeah, he's REALLY good. This shouldn't be news.