Lionel Messi is a finalist for the Best Player and best goal, the Puskas, award.
Not for the first time and probably not for the last time in his illustrious career, Lionel Messi is a finalist for the Best Player award. Messi makes the top 3 alongside Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool and the Netherlands as well as Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus and Portugal.
Messi is also nominated for one more award. The Puskas award is given to the player with the best goal of the calendar year. Messi’s lovely rainbow chip goal for Barcelona vs. Real Betis is up against Juan Quintero’s free kick for River Plate vs. Racing Club and Daniel Zsori’s goal for Debrecen vs. Ferencvaros.
The video of Leo's goal which has been shortlisted for the Puskas award.— BU Videos/Gifs (@BU_Videos) September 2, 2019
Best of luck to Lionel Messi!