The historic battle comes to an end as Messi collects seventh Ballon d’Or

Whether they saw it the same as us or not, the historic battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the stage at the Ballon d’Or ceremony kept us entertained for nearly 15 years.

However, as both competitors come towards the end of their careers, the battle appears to be fading.

On Monday November 29, Messi won the prestigious award for the seventh time in his career, with Ronaldo finishing in sixth place.

The Manchester United striker was weighed down by Juventus’ poor season, as well as Portugal’s inconsistent performances at Euro 2020.