The front cover of what appears to be an edition of France Football magazine - which runs the awards - was published on Twitter, which seems to celebrate Messi as 2017's winner.
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Spurs wrapped up qualification for the last 16-stage of the competition at the expense of Los Blancos, who had also fallen eight points off the pace in La Liga just three days earlier courtesy of a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona
The Spanish giants found themselves three goals down on an incredible night at Wembley Stadium, before Cristiano Ronaldo pulled one back late on to blemish what was otherwise a perfect 90-minute performance from the hosts
Isco sent Real Madrid, who remain eight points behind league leaders, Barcelona, ahead in the 12th minute, but second-half goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu saw Girona beat Los Blancos in their first ever La Liga clash.
The Real Madrid and Portugal superstar, 32, has enjoyed another sensational year, scoring 45 goals in 48 appearances this calendar year and winning the Champions League and La Liga during the 2016-17 campaign
Argentina's Messi scored 37 league goals for Barcelona last season, while Neymar bolstered his standing by helping the Brazilian national team to become the first side to join the hosts at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Real Madrid striker has earned an incredible £70 million in the last year, along with picking up another Champions League winners medal and become the inaugural winner of The Best FIFA Men's Player award.
It was the visitors that had the first half-chance of the match inside three minutes, but after turning Varane inside the Real Madrid box, Llorente could not produce a strike on goal
The victory on Saturday cut Barcelona’s lead to five points
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi topped the 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d'Or, but Real Madrid will be the favourite to retain the crown. Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar was one of the first five names that award…
Carvalho was found guilty of hiding income from image rights in 2011 and 2012 when he was playing for Madrid, totalling £490,000
Real Madrid made the breakthrough in the 18th minute when Bale produced a cushioned volley from a Carvajal cross as the reigning champions took the lead in Dortmund
Ronaldo - who won the inaugural award last year - helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title earlier this year, also finishing as the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals.
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The list is dominated by Real Madrid players, who have club-high of 13 nominees, though the Premier League is well represented, with last season's PFA Player of the Year and champion N'Golo Kante included.
Ronaldo netted once in either half at the Bernabeu, while Sergio Ramos was also on the scoresheet during a comfortable night for the reigning European champions.
No doubt there is abundant natural football talent scattered across the 36 states of the federation but these talents waste away untapped because there are no deliberate attempts to nurture and guide them to fulfilling their potentials.
Ronaldo and Messi have been rivals at the pinnacle of the footballing world for the best part of a decade - sharing the last nine Ballon d'Or awards between them.