In historical events, it is only four contenders who have ruled to take first prize in the Ballon d’Or as many as three times. These competitors are Cristiano,van Basten, Michel Platini and Johan. Lionel Messi has settled some sunup between himself and them.
Messi led FC-Barcelona to a record-breaking run last year, during that they triumph in five main titles and novel second homey treble. He scored 48 goals in the course of 2015 and spearheaded the trident, FC Barcelona’s feared front line along with Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Lionel and Neymar had helped Barca won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and Champions League last year plus the UEFA Super Cup along with FIFA club world cup. He had finished behind longtime rival Ronaldo both 2013 and 2014, but he was a clear winner of FIFA’s top individual honor for a record fifth time in his career. He’s now 28 years old but still at the top of his game and despite the fact that he may not be an actual monarch, he’s the undisputed king of world football. The Barcelona superstar enjoyed a fantastic year and has now scooped the prestigious prize for the fifth time.
The brilliance of FC Barcelona’s three-forward combination of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar was on display again as the Spanish club team added one more title to a banner year.
Lionel Messi scored a goal and Luis Suarez added a double as FC Barcelona rolled to an impressive 3-0 victory over River Plate in the Club World Cup final on Dec. 2, 2015 at Yokohama International Stadium in Japan.
Neymar added two assists for the champions from Barcelona who finished with five overall titles in 2015.
In order to win the world club champions crown, Barcelona had to overcome a strong start from River Plate, the 2015 Copa Libertadores champions. While River Plate displayed energy early, its keeper Marcelo Barovero made an outstanding save against Messi in the 13th minute, diving to his left to block a shot from 13 yards out.
However, Messi would still put Barcelona on the board first when he got enough of his left foot on a Neymar header to flick a shot past Barovero into the lower right side of the net in the 36th minute.
In the second half, Suarez took over. The forward from Uruguay collected a Sergio Busquets long ball over River Plate’s high press to beat Barovero in a breakaway in the 49th minute for a two-goal lead.
Then in the 68th minute, Messi won the ball away from two River Plate defenders outside of the box and got it to Neymar on the left corner. The Brazilian star then flicked a short cross to the middle of the box where a Suarez header beat Barovero left side. At that point, Barcelona led 3-0 and were well on their way toward Club World Cup finals victory.
Barcelona wins against Athletic Bilbao 6-0 in recent football match.
Just recently, Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as part of the popular football team’s title push when they demolished Athletic Bilbao.
Gorka Iraizoz, the goalkeeper, began to see red just a few minutes into the game when he brought down Luis Suarez. And after Lionel Messi got the resulting penalty, Barca’s winning streak seemed assured.
Not to be left out, Neymar gave the team a second before he set Suarez up for a third made just after halftime. The magic continued and the Brazilian gave Ivan Rakitic an easy chance to make the score 4-0 just a little after the hour mark.
The fifth was bagged by Suarez from close range and the six was easy pickings as well. It was the goal that helped secure Barca’s greatest win of the season.
The only potential problem was Lionel Messi’s withdrawal at halftime because the Argentinian star was allegedly suffering from a pain in his right hamstring. He is scheduled to undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.