What if football is suspended for the rest of the year? What if we had to decide the Ballon D’or winner on the basis of performances from just the two and a half months of football?
5. Neymar – PSG
9 goals and 4 assists in just 10 games which include goals in both the round of 16 games of the Champions League.
He has already played a crucial part in guiding PSG to the quarter-finals, netting in both round-of-16 legs to defeat Dortmund.
4. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
9 goals and 3 assist in just 8 games this year.
Goals have never been hard to come by for the Polish international but he feels particularly ominous and prolific right now.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
Scored in 9 games straight.
He began 2020 with a hat-trick against Cagliari and used that as a platform to go on a real tear.
2. Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona
A hat-trick of assist against Real Betis and 4 goals against Eiber
In lieu o goals ( only in February), Messi registered six assists out of which three came against Real Betis. He’s been all-round brilliant.
1. Josep Ilicic – Atlanta
14 goals in 2020 out of which 5 came in the round-of-16 legs.
He lacks the name value of Neymar, Messi, and Cristiano but he definitely has been better than all of them.