- Rumours are rife on Twitter that Robert Lewandowski is set to miss out on the Ballon d’Or again
- The Polish is set to finish third, behind Karim Benzema in second
- According to several revered journalists, Lionel Messi has won the award for the seventh time
- The official ceremony to announce the winner will take place on November 29
Lionel Messi has won a seventh Ballon d’Or, according to stunning reports online.
With the official announcement set for Monday, November 29, there have been damning rumours swirling on social media that Robert Lewandowski, despite his stellar performances in the past year, will finish in third place.
If the rumours are anything to go by, the Ballon d’Or rankings will be as follows: Lionel Messi (1st), Karim Benzema (2nd), Robert Lewandowski (3rd).
Josep Pedrerol the host of El Chiringuito, was at the centre of the rumours, tweeting:
"Messi, Benzema, Lewandowski…"
Italian reporter Matte Moreno also responded to the speculation, taking to Twitter to say, “"Messi, his friends already know."
Last year, Lewandowski was favourite to win the award but the Polish international was unfortunately denied the award after France football cancelled the event at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He however kept his momentum this season, and is currently enjoying the best goal scoring year in his career.
In 2021, the Pole broke Gerd Muller's all-time tally of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign, something many pundits believe might not be achieved again.
His form carried on to the new season, where he has so far bagged an impressive 25 goals in 19 games across all competitions.
For Benzema, he also has had an impressive year, helping France win the 2021 Nations League. He has 10 goals in 12 appearances in the La Liga so far this season.
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As far as Messi is concerned, the Argentine was sensational for Barcelona in the first half of 2021 before eventually winning the Copa America trophy with Argentina - his first ever international silverware.
Source: Sports Brief News