Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time in a glittering ceremony in Paris. Barcelona's Alexia Putellas became the third winner of the women's award.
The Ballon d’Or 2021 award ceremony will be held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Lionel Messi tops the list with six titles while Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the crown on five occasions.
Lionel Messi created all three goals as Paris Saint-Germain registered a 3-1 win against Saint-Etienne in the French Ligue 1. The win helped PSG extend lead at the top to 12 points from second-placed Rennes after 15 rounds.
Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain advance to the next round of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22.
A win over Benfica would have helped Barcelona on Tuesday book a spot in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona had lost to Benfica in the first leg.
Lionel Messi had already scored three Champions League goals for his new team Paris Saint-Germain but had failed to find the net in five previous Ligue 1 appearances.
Argentina held Brazil to a 0-0 draw at home on Tuesday and secured their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar.
The Argentina vs Brazil match ended goalless. Lionel Messi was off colour and the goalkeepers were barely tested. Both ARG and BRA have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2022.
Brazil have already made it to Qatar 2022 but former FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay at risk.
Lionel Messi played only 15 minutes in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers on Friday. Messi also missed two Paris Saint-Germain matches because of a knee injury.
Check match and telecast details for Argentina vs Brazil, 2022 Qatar Football World Cup qualifying match. Lionel Messi is certain to start the match as Argentina look to seal a direct qualification spot.
The top four teams in South America earn direct entry to the FIFA World Cup 2022. The fifth-placed team goes into an intercontinental playoff for a spot in the premier event.
Almost-through Argentina’s next 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier is against Brazil when they meet in San Juan, Argentina on Tuesday.
The Brazil vs Argentine 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, which was suspended in September midway due to Covid breach, is yet to be rescheduled by FIFA.
Lionel Messi took a private jet together with his Paris Saint-Germain teammates Angel di Maria and Leandro Paredes.
Lionel Messi missed the game for PSG as he nurses minor knee and hamstring injuries.
Check match and telecast details of Paris Saint-Germain's French Ligue 1 football match against Bordeaux. Fans in India can watch the match on TV and on live streaming platforms.
Karim Benzema is the fourth-fastest player to reach 75 Champions League goals, doing it in 134 appearances. Only Lionel Messi (92), Robert Lewandowski (97) and Ronaldo (111) needed fewer matches.
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