Lionel Messi: 5 Reasons Why He'll Win the Best Player in Europe Award

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Lionel Messi: 5 Reasons Why He'll Win the Best Player in Europe Award
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This is the first edition of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award and the three finalists are none other than FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's mercurial winger, Cristiano Ronaldo

Positions 4-10 have already been decided, but the winner will only be revealed on August 25, after Barcelona's European Super Cup clash with FC Porto. That said, it doesn't take a genius to see that, despite Xavi and Cristiano Ronaldo's undeniable brilliance, this award has Lionel Messi's name written all over it. Here is why:

 

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