The visions of football fans are heading to Monaco on Thursday night, where the Champions League and the European Football League’s draw for the new season will be revealed and reveal the best player in Europe.
The European Football Confederation (UEFA) announced in the middle of this month the final list of the candidates for the best player of the continent for the 2018-2019 season, namely the trio of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Virgil Van Dijk.
Ronaldo, who won the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017, has not missed UEFA’s final list since its launch in 2011. Don won the Serie A title with Juventus and led his country to win the title of European champion.
Messi, who won the award in 2011 and 2015, won the local title, lost the King’s Cup in the final, and won the Golden Shoe award for top scorer in the top five European leagues and top scorer of the Champions League last season.
The newcomer on the final list is defender Van Dijk, winner of the UEFA Champions League with his Liverpool team and the European Super Cup, and participated with his country, the Netherlands to reach the UEFA final Europa League.
Last week, Leaks on social media sites backed by newspaper reports indicate that Messi won the award, beating rivals Ronaldo and Van Dijk.
The Italian newspaper “Toto Sport” supported the rumors that Messi got 252 points against 224 for Van Dijk who arrived.