How does coronavirus affect the fight for the Ballon d’Or?
Two months may be enough to run for the next Ballon d’Or. With the competitions suspended, it may be that definitively, and without the European Championship until 2021, the fight to win the Best Player in European football award from the magazine France Football is conditional on what was demonstrated in January and February and what happens to from September.These are the big five favorites:Messi (Barcelona, Argentine)In the search for his seventh Ballon d’Or, Messi is the top scorer in LaLiga, who leads with Barcelona, with 19 goals. So far in 2020, the Argentinean has scored nine goals and has distributed seven assists. Against him, the lack of regularity and his numbers away from the Camp Nou.Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portuguese)Although the season started badly, Cristiano got the sixth speed from December. He chained eleven consecutive Serie A matches scoring (he has 21 goals in the championship) and has become in the last two months the most decisive player in calcium. In 2020 he accumulates 13 goals and two assists. The break comes at its best. Neymar (PSG, Brazilian)Another to which the break comes at its best. After two years of comings and goings, Neymar had finally taken the step forward that was required of him at PSG. He led the Parisians to the Champions League quarterfinals with two goals against Dortmund after two years falling in the eighth e He started 2020 with nine goals and four assists, but above all, showing that he is a player capable of throwing a team behind him.Mbappé (PSG, French)The youngest of the favorites. Although Neymar has stolen the spotlight from him a little, the Frenchman has emerged as the leader of PSG when the Brazilian was injured, sanctioned or simply in poor shape. Together they form without a doubt the best offensive society in football today. Top scorer in Ligue 1, with 18 goals, leads the French league with PSG and has qualified for the country’s two cup final. His 2020 numbers speak for themselves: 13 goals and nine assists.Lewandowski (Bayern, Polish)If Bayern started the course on a roller coaster, Lewandowski acted as a safety bar so that the German team did not jump into the air. The Pole kept the Bavarians in the Bundesliga fight on goal basis (he scored in 15 consecutive games) and they are now Bundesliga leaders. Top scorer in the Champions League (11 goals) and the German league (25) in these two months Lewy has achieved nine goals and three assists, but above all, a performance to remember at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League, where Bayern won 0-3.