The verdict of the Ballon d’Or goes badly. And not just in Germany where Robert Lewandowski’s second place caused a real uproar.
Rarely has the award of the Ballon d’Or aroused so many reactions. Not even in 2010 when Lionel messi, already him, had won in front of Andres Iniesta and Xavi, however crowned world champions, or in 2013, when Franck Ribéry had to be satisfied with the third place behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. This time, the coronation of the Argentinian at the expense of Robert lewandowski appears incomprehensible to many observers.
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Several former glories of football have also stepped up to the plate, Monday evening, to express their disappointment in the image of Lothar Matthäus or Iker Casillas. “Honestly, I don’t understand a thing anymore. With all due respect to Messi and the other great named players, none deserved it as much as Lewandowski “, in particular fulminated the former German midfielder, himself crowned in 1990, at the microphone of Sky Germany.
And the German press was not left out, Bild thus speaking of a real “Scandal” after the announcement of the coronation of Lionel Messi and therefore of the second place of Robert Lewandowski, the man of all records with Bayern Munich, with in particular 64 goals and 12 assists (against 41 goals and 18 assists for the Argentine). The tone is obviously the same a little further east. In Poland, the non-consecration of the local icon is considered a real ” shame “ and even a “Dishonor” for the Ballon d’Or.