Messi toward winning his fifth Ballon d’Or
Lionel Messi has the chance to win what would be his fifth Ballon d'Or. In terms of club titles, his season could not be more different than that of Ronaldo. In terms of team silverware, Ronaldo looks likely to come off worse against Messi this year. However, things are a little more evenly-matched in terms of individual awards. The Real Madrid star has scored 42 league goals so far this season, two more than Messi, and 54 goals in 50 games in all competitions, compared with the Argentine's 53 in the same number of games.