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Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Astark: 9:39pm On Aug 14
The Senegalese superstar, 27, was in superb form for Liverpool last season as the Reds finished second in the Premier League title race and captured the Champions League crown.



But Mane doesn't believe that's enough to stop the Barcelona captain, 32, from winning a record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or.

Speaking ahead of the Super Cup clash with Chelsea, the Liverpool star was asked if he would feel 'frustrated' if Messi won France Football's coveted prize ahead of him.

Mane chuckled after hearing the question and responded with a simple "No."

The Senegal international continued: "I will recognise that he deserves to win it.

"For sure, everybody knows Messi, so I don't have to describe how good he is."



Van Dijk, 28, is widely tipped to challenge Messi for the Ballon d'Or award later this year.

But the Dutch centre-back admitted after Liverpool's Champions League success that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner should win the award again.

"I think Messi is the best player in the world," the Reds star told reporters.

"He deserves it as long as he plays, so the Ballon d'Or is not something I'm thinking of.

"If it happens, obviously I would take it, but I don't think there is any [chance].

"He is still the best player in the world. It doesn't matter if he's not in the Champions League final."



Argentine superstar Messi took home the European Golden Shoe last season as Barcelona lifted the La Liga title.

But the Barca talisman suffered heartbreak as Liverpool produced a stunning Champions League semi-final comeback to knock the Spanish champions out of the competition.

A sixth Ballon d'Or for Messi would move him ahead of arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the outright record holder.

Liverpool will take on Chelsea today at 8pm UK time in Istanbul.

Should Messi win the Ballon d'Or?
http://www.sportbible.com/football/news-sadio-mane-backs-lionel-messi-to-win-the-ballon-dor-over-van-dijk-20190814

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Igbosmoker: 9:42pm On Aug 14
Messi deserves 2019 ballon d'or--VvD
Messi should win this year ballon--mpabbe
Messi deserve 2019 world best--mane

If messi is deny this year world best player just know the entire system is rigged

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by thesicilian: 9:51pm On Aug 14
That he won't feel frustrated if Messi wins the Ballon D'or is not the same as back him over Van Dijk.

Either you don't understand the statement or you're deliberately being sensational in your report.

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Kneephy(m): 9:56pm On Aug 14
Ronaldo right now

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Igbosmoker: 9:57pm On Aug 14
thesicilian:
That he won't feel frustrated if Messi wins the Ballon D'or is not the same as back him over Van Dijk.

Either you don't understand the statement or you're deliberately being sensational in your report.
stop crying and bow down to the GOAT messi.

6 balloon d'or loading
6 golden boots
Over 600 goals.

Messi

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Igbosmoker: 10:54pm On Aug 14
Messi lalasticlala front page
Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by APOPTOSIS(m): 2:58am On Aug 15
U mean the MESSIAH.......!!!

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by eddyghali(m): 5:46am On Aug 15
Igbosmoker:
Messi deserves 2019 ballon d'or--VvD
Messi should win this year ballon--mpabbe
Messi deserve 2019 world best--mane

If messi is deny this year world best player just know the entire system is rigged

These guys are not their country's captain and if VVD is, he will vote himself, so how does their statement make Messi the ultimate winner?

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Igbosmoker: 5:50am On Aug 15
eddyghali:


These guys are not their country's captain and if VVD is, he will vote himself, so how does their statement make Messi the ultimate winner?
because they will likely vote messi as a first or second choice.

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by money121(m): 9:44am On Aug 15
Ok
Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by SultanOfAbia: 9:44am On Aug 15
If i whooze Messi Slap ehhh..
Wetin him don achieve to win balloon d'or
Copa America = no achievement
Uefa Championship= no achievement

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by MachadoPreto: 9:44am On Aug 15
You can't take away from CR7

All statistics are there to prove.

He has delivered.


FIFA should be tired of giving award to a one club footballer/Wifi who can't click/work outside Nou camp

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Ultimatezlant: 9:45am On Aug 15
Real recognises real.

Take Goals away from cr and messi then you would appreciate the beauty of messi.

How he manages to magnet football to his leg and breeze past players is amazing.

Messi makes football an art, he makes it magic.

Football isn't all about putting ball in a goal, its about the beauty of the sport

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by maybachmusic(m): 9:45am On Aug 15
Igbosmoker:
Messi deserves 2019 ballon d'or--VvD
Messi should win this year ballon--mpabbe
Messi deserve 2019 world best--mane

If messi is deny this year world best player just know the entire system is rigged

well he topped any list in terms of europe

they might pull a modric on him and give it to ighalo

is it not fifa and co again undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by MrMou: 9:45am On Aug 15
Mane, you better calm down! The tap-in merchant in Juventus & his deluded sycophants will cry o!

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Sapiosexuality(m): 9:48am On Aug 15
I don't get this Van Dijk hype. I mean Ramos was better for years and no one dared bring his name in the Ballon D'Or debate. Terry was on that form. Vidic was on it. And all of sudden this dude should be world best. How exactly?

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by abdulazeez1002(m): 9:48am On Aug 15
Sapiosexuality:
I don't get this Van Dijk hype. I mean Ramos was better for years and no one dared bring his name in the Ballon D'Or debate. Terry was on that form. Vidic was on it. And all of sudden this dude should be world best. How exactly?
Thats what I'm still trying to figure out. Vvd is overatted

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Foodforthought(m): 9:50am On Aug 15
APOPTOSIS:
U mean the MESSIAH.......!!!
Stop.
Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by helinues: 9:51am On Aug 15
Sapiosexuality:
I don't get this Van Dijk hype. I mean Ramos was better for years and no one dared bring his name in the Ballon D'Or debate. Terry was on that form. Vidic was on it. And all of sudden this dude should be world best. How exactly?

Dont say that.. Though he is not due for the Ballon d'or but Van Dijk is a single defender that can stop 3 strikers.

Vidic had the backing of reliable Ferdinand then.. In Dirk's case, he can pair with any defender and still performs

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Merimental(m): 9:51am On Aug 15
Sapiosexuality:
I don't get this Van Dijk hype. I mean Ramos was better for years and no one dared bring his name in the Ballon D'Or debate. Terry was on that form. Vidic was on it. And all of sudden this dude should be world best. How exactly?

check his stats Mate.
hasn't been dribbled since last season.

d streak goes on!

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Luiz1: 9:51am On Aug 15
Messi that doesn't even know how to do Leg-over undecided

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by shogsman(m): 9:51am On Aug 15
This guy just became my favourite footballer. Love his down to earth attitude.

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by MachadoPreto: 9:51am On Aug 15
Ultimatezlant:
Real recognises real.

Take Goals away from cr and messi then you would appreciate the beauty of messi.

How he manages to magnet football to his leg and breeze past players is amazing.

Messi makes football an art, he makes it magic.

Football isn't all about putting ball in a goal, its about the beauty of the sport

And how he fails to work outside Spain

Give it to a man who has replicated dominance across continents. History will never forget that fact.

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by kenzysmith(m): 9:51am On Aug 15
mane be like, after i done score crucial goals against bayern and porto and even cost the penaty in the final i even score two goals in the just concluded super cup final, una no dey even mention my name at all make dem give messi instead. MANE I STAND WITH U

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Re: Sadio Mane Backs Lionel Messi To Win The Ballon D'or Over Virgil Van Dijk by Sanchez01: 9:52am On Aug 15
Sapiosexuality:
I don't get this Van Dijk hype. I mean Ramos was better for years and no one dared bring his name in the Ballon D'Or debate. Terry was on that form. Vidic was on it. And all of sudden this dude should be world best. How exactly?
Van Dijk is proudly sponsored by the English media. He is still nowhere close to Ramos.

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