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WOW! The Eiffel Tower gets an eye-catching addition as a tribute to Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers to ever play football and, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, he has dominated the sport since 2008. Even at 34, Messi has proven that he hasn’t regressed at all. Remarkably, the Argentine striker won his seventh Ballon d’Or last night.

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FC Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski finished in second place, despite fans online calling for him to win it. Messi supported himself with an extraordinary number of goals and assists. Moreover, he also had one of his best seasons with a mediocre FC Barcelona team and won the Copa America with Argentina.

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In particular, Paris Saint Germain, Messi’s current club, organized a deserved tribute to its player by placing 7 golden goats in front of the Eiffel Tower for Lionel Messi.

The Ballon d’Or ceremony and the ranking

The Ballon d’Or ceremony was celebrated with great aplomb as several major entities were present at the event. Apart from Lewandowski and Messi, Kylian Mbappe was also present at the ceremony. Hollywood sensations, Zendaya and Tom Holland, the protagonists of the new Marvel movie, Spiderman: No Way Home, also made a special appearance at the event.

As for the standings, Chelsea’s Italian midfielder Jorginho finished in third place and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema came fourth. Controversial Cristiano Ronaldo finished in sixth place. Appropriately, the French international N’golo Kanté ranked fifth.

However, no one has come close to matching Lionel Messi.

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Lionel Messi and his debut at Paris Saint Germain

The Argentinian striker left FC Barcelona last season after single-handedly taking it to third place in the league. He joined PSG in the middle of a historic transfer window where the Parisian club also managed to sign Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 11: Lionel Messi poses with his shirt next to President Nasser Al Khelaifi after the Paris Saint-Germain press conference at Parc des Princes on August 11, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sebastien Muylaert/Getty Images)

However, Messi didn’t have the best start to the league at PSG, failing to find the back of the net initially. It was only recently that he scored for PSG in Ligue 1 and also had three assists in a game against Saint Ettiene. With Messi returning to his best and Ballon d’Or not. 7 working his magic on the maestro, it will be interesting to see if Messi can guide PSG to their maiden Champions League title.

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