In what will be shocking news to football fans around the globe, this year’s Ballon d’or has been cancelled.
This year’s FIFA Balon d’Or has been cancelled due to public outrage at Gareth Bale’s non selection. So instead, the accolade has immediately been given to Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale has been putting in wonderful performances for Tottenham and his high point came in the double leg tie against Inter Milan, where he put in an inspired show in the first leg, scoring a hat-trick and then destroying Maicon once again in the second leg.
Of course I’m disappointed but what can you do when faced with such talent? I totally understand the decision
I heard an English commentator say he has the best left foot in world football. I am grateful as it means there is another level I can attain. I’ll be modelling my game on his
This is the first time in the Balon d’Or’s history that it has been cancelled, but many can argue that it has been given to it’s rightful winner.
Another Luckless Night
Arshavin silenced the Barcelona superstars yesterday when Arsenal turned on an inspiring second half performance to win the first leg.
It wasn’t expected, it definitely would have not been seen coming, but Arsenal have a first leg advantage over the team that beat them in the same competition just last year. Two late goas sealed the deal for Arsenal, who now head to the Nou Camp, with a slender advantage.
David Villa opened the scoring for Barcelona on the 26 minute mark, however the Gunners equalised through a Robin Van Persie goal with just twelve minutes to go. The Arsenal comeback was complete on 83 minutes when Andrey Arshavin scored the goal that gives Arsene Wenger’s men something to hold onto in the return fixture in three weeks time.
Lionel Messi and co. didn’t manage to put on their best night against another contender for the top passing team prize, and the second leg will certainly show what Barcelona can do, and in their home ground.
Interesting fact though, Barcelona just broke the most consecutive wins just a week ago, and that was a massive 16 wins on the trot, even eclipsing the great Real Madrid former record, but they lost in days ago after they drew at Sporting Gijon. This means that now they haven’t won in two games and in fact lost one of those two, unusual for Barcelona, don’t you think?
Messi will definitely also rue that he should have taken his chances, as he enjoyed another luckless night in England, once again, not being able to score in one of his least favourite hunting grounds.
Will Barcelona be able to overcome the small deflict? We will see in just three weeks time, looks like it’s gonna be a tasty encounter!