Messi Begins His March to Reclaim the Ballon d'Or

Published on 19-Jan-2015 by srijan213

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Messi Begins His March to Reclaim the Ballon d'Or

After staying quiet for a year, the tidal wave that is Lionel Messi is back in the game.

After losing to arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2014 Ballon d'Or, the Argentine superstar has re-invented himself, using the match against Deportivo de La Coruña as his initial comeback showcase.

Barcelona are virtually always favorites to win any match, and this was no different. The Palau Blaugrana easily hosted a 4-0 throttling to keep things interesting in La Liga.

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It’s been a while since the world got to see the Messi magic, but this game was not short of it. One could say Messi's campaign is headed in the right direction:

And to everyone’s surprise, this time Messi’s magic didn't directly involve his feet. But he quickly addressed that matter:

And more than once:

It was a hat trick for Messi and a notice served to Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona never needs the graces from others, but Deportivo decided to give them one, anyway:

Dude! How hard is it?