With every game that goes by, it is perhaps becoming less and less of an opinion to say Lionel Messi (22) has no equals in the world football at this point in time.
There seems to be gum at the tip of those Adidas F50i boots as the ball won't let go as he dribbles past players, his creativity in setting up goals rivals some fine playmakers and he has a great shot, whether placing or blasting, with his latest goal against Getafe at the Nou Camp showing the harmony between the two.
Having netted 38 times with 18 assists for FC Barcelona in 2008/2009, it would seem insane that Leo would level that performance or even exceed it in this campaign, but he is the leading scorer in Spain (16 La Liga goals in 19 appearances) and a total of 23 goals so far. He is also leading the league assist charts with eight.
His national performances are ones that have, of late made headlines for the wrong reasons as the closing matches of the qualifiers have seen Leo hit low, low form on the national stage.
However La Pulga's past performances have given Argentina U-18 World Cup in 2005, Runner-up in Copa America 2007 and a gold medal at Beijing 2008. So if his form in big competitions continues to impress in the FIFA 2010 world cup, Ballon d'Or 2010 might have an overwhelming favourite in El Mesias by July 11.