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Bookies have slashed Lionel Messi's odds on winning Ballon d'Or for 5th straight year; results were leaked to Spanish news agency. (Mirror)
Lionel Messi will win the 2014 Ballon D'or award (multiple reports)
Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Ronaldo believes Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d'Or trophy again.
Speaking in a recent interview, 37 year-old Ronaldo said:
– Former Brazilian international Ronaldo
I think that Messi will win it again.
Messi has been playing a huge amount of games for five years, and has been the biggest star in the world of football.
Now with this injury, which is not that serious but is making him miss lots of games, maybe he is getting some rest so he can recharge his batteries.
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Lionel Messi will fly to his native Argentina on Friday to continue his rehabilitation for a hamstring problem.
A Barca statement read:
"The first stage of his recovery is now complete, Leo Messi will be flying to Argentina on Friday, as scheduled, for the second phase of the process under supervision of the Club Medical Services.
"Dr Ricard Pruna and physio Elvio Paulorroso will be travelling to Argentina in mid-December to oversee the final stages of his recuperation.
"The latest tests on the player have shown that the recovery programme is going to plan."
Real Madrid is the 1st team to score in 30 consecutives games in Champions League's history #HalaMadrid
The previous record was 29 games, held by Madrid's fierce Spanish rivals, Barcelona.