For the second time in a row, Cristiano Ronaldo was not present at the Ballon d’Or award ceremony. However, this is not an opportunity to shoot Portuguese according to Lionel Messi.
The Argentine, winner of the Golden Ball for the sixth time, took the opportunity to defend his rival of all time.
Juventus star Ronaldo stayed in Italy to receive the best player trophy in Serie A’s 2018-19 season.
Asked about Ronaldo’s absence, Messi said, “He’s not here because he could not be here. We must not misinterpret things. We took advantage of this great gala. “
Cristiano Ronaldo was ranked third best player in the world behind Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk.