Messi wins Spain’s player of the month
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named Spain's player of the month - the first time he has won the award.
The prize has only been given out since the 2013-14 season, but five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi had not won any of the previous 22 awards.
The Argentina skipper, 28, has finally claimed it after scoring six goals in five La Liga games in January.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award twice since it was introduced in September 2013.