Lionel Messi is stuck on 699 career goals.
The Argentine has gone three matches without scoring as he looks to reach an incredible career milestone.
He also made headlines for seemingly ignoring Barca’s assistant manager Eder Sarabia during the 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo at the weekend. That draw has given the title advantage to Real Madrid.
With ‘only’ 21 goals in 27 La Liga appearances this season, it hasn’t been the greatest campaign by Messi’s standards.
It was only six months ago that he was lifting his record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or but what are the chances of making it seven in December?
Well, each week, Goal produce their ‘Ballon d'Or 2020 Power Rankings’ as they rank which 20 players are most likely to get their hands on the Ballon d’Or this year.
And Messi has dropped to fourth. The significance of that is that Cristiano Ronaldo is now ahead of him in second.
After making a slow start following the return of football after the coronavirus pandemic, Ronaldo has now scored in his last two Serie A appearances as Juve close in on a Serie A title.
If he can inspire the Old Lady to Champions League glory, Ronaldo could well be levelled it up with Messi at 6-6 in terms of Ballon d’Ors wins.
But the current favourite? Robert Lewandowski, of course.
Check out the top 20 below:
20 | Ciro Immobile
19 | Josip Ilicic
18 | Timo Werner
17 | Alphonso Davies
16 | Trent Alexander-Arnold
15 | Serge Gnabry
14 | Bruno Fernandes
13 | Sadio Mane
12 | Jordan Henderson
11 | Kai Havertz
10 | Jadon Sancho
9 | Kylian Mbappe
8 | Erling Haaland
7 | Neymar
6 | Karim Benzema
5 | Thomas Muller
4 | Lionel Messi
3 | Kevin de Bruyne
2 | Cristiano Ronaldo
1 | Robert Lewandowski
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