Lionel Messi suffered the 19th injury from career in the game with Real Betis, in which was replaced by Iniesta after 22 minutes, in the match from last weekend. After investigations made by doctors, the club announced that the Argentine will miss about two months from the pitch.
Following this injury, Lionel Messi has little chance to win the Ballon d’Or this year, in the race for the trophy remaining Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo as main contenders, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic can also be included in the race for the award, taking into account his performances in 2013.
The French international had an amazing year with Bayern Munich, managing to win the title in Bundesliga, DFB Pokal an the Champions League, being one of the favorites to win this year’s trophy on individual chains.
“It went well for me. This year was one of the best in my entire career, I was lucky and I won all the trophies. We’ll see what happens, and Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player,” said Franck Ribery for bein Sport.
The Frenchman also spoke about the offers he received over time from Barcelona and Real Madrid, recognizing that it was very close to signing a contract with the Blancos grouping.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid are two very big teams and there was a time when both teams were interested in me. I like both, but there was a time when I felt closer to Madrid than Barcelona. Zidane tried to convince me to go to Madrid, and did everything he could. Now I’m no longer interested, because Bayern is my family,” said Frack Ribery for bein Sport.