Barcelona may be 11 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Atletico Madrid, but Lionel Messi, who this week won his fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or, is keeping his feet on the ground regarding the title race.Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 3:19am
Spain bathed in glory yesterday after Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for best footballer of the year for a record fourth time in as many years, cementing his claim to be one of the greatest players of all time.9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am
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Lionel Messi insists that his record-breaking 86-goal haul in 2012 will count for nothing if Barcelona miss out on La Liga and Champions League titles.
The Argentine star wrote his name into the history books by overhauling German legend Gerd Mueller's 1972 record of 85 goals in a calendar year with a first-half double that helped his side to an important 2-1 win at Real Betis.11 Dec 2012 - 7:35am