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Real Madrid vs Sevilla: predictions, odds & betting tips

With Sevilla likely to miss a number of key players, their meager run against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is expected to continue this weekend (Author: Gardener)

SevillaReal Madrid host Sevilla on Sunday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu in their first home game of the season for Carlo Ancelotti's side against another LaLiga title contender. Julen Lopetegui's side started the weekend in third place, just two points behind leaders Madrid and Sevilla have the second best defensive record in the league, although they will miss some key players. Madrid have been unbeaten at home in the league since January and bet365 are offering their hosts three points with 13/20 (1.65). The team from the Spanish capital can boast an excellent home record against their rivals from the south with 12 wins and one draw in the last 13 league home games against Sevilla. On April 15th, visitors can (4.75) with the drawing on March 1st. (4.00) are supported. The 13-time European champion has the two most productive strikers in La Liga, with Karim Benzema in the lead with 10 goals and Vinicius Junior with eight goals just behind him. The French can be assisted at 3/1 (4.00) to break the impasse with Vinicius offered with a healthy looking 6/1 (7.00). Sevilla travel to the Spanish capital with a string of injury problems and along with Jesus Navas and Erik Lamela are missing last season's top scorer, Youssef En Nesyri. The Andalusians have a terrible record at Real Madrid too and it should be attractive to support the hosts in demanding a win against their injured opponent. Los Blancos are the top-scoring team in La Liga and it makes a lot of sense to help them win and score over 1.5 goals at Evens (2.00). You can follow La Liga live on the go with your iPhone, iPad or Android device through your bet365 account. Real Madrid wins and scores over 1.5 goals at Evens (2.0) for a 1-point stake at bet365

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Real Madrid want £ 34million for Eden Hazard

Real Madrid reportedly name their asking price for Eden Hazard, with the injury-ridden attacker available for just £ 40million in January. (Author: Gardener)

Eden HazardNow El Nacional are reporting that Real Madrid are poised to cut their losses and approve a permanent exit for just £ 34m, with their contract expiring in 2024. The report claims that President Florentino Perez "long ago" lost patience with Hazard. , and Newcastle United are the only club ready to accept him. Hazard has just five goals and nine assists from 54 games wearing a Real Madrid shirt and missed the weekend win against Sevilla due to gastrointestinal disease.

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Real Madrid appoint former player Toril as coach

Real Madrid announced on Monday that they had sacked women's first team coach David Aznar and named Alberto Toril as his replacement. (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridReal Madrid announced on Monday that they had sacked women's first team coach David Aznar and named Alberto Toril as his replacement. Aznar had led the team for two and a half years when it was still known as CD Tacon, and he stayed in office even after Real Madrid took over the club in July 2020. Madrid fell short of expectations after collecting just 14 points out of a possible 33 in the Spanish league. In the overall standings they are 10th, 19 points behind leaders Barcelona. "Real Madrid would like to thank Aznar for his work, dedication and consistently proven professionalism," a statement said. F. would also like to confirm the appointment of Alberto Toril as the new manager of the women's first team for the remainder of this season and the following through June 30, 2023. "Toril, a former Real Madrid player, coached Real Madrid Castilla and led the team to Promotion to the second division in 2011-12. He has also directed other Madrid youth teams. Madrid are entering the Women's Champions League for the first time, with two wins and two losses in their first four games, six points behind on Paris Saint-Germain and two points ahead of Ukrainian club WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv, who are third with two games left on Saturday.

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Vinicius scored a stunning late winner

Vinicius scored a late winner as Real Madrid were four points clear of the leaders with a 2-1 win over runner-up Sevilla. (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridVinicius sent Real Madrid four points ahead of La Liga with his best ever goal of the season against Sevilla. It was three minutes before he made a long pass to the chest on the left sideline and broke off the infield. He dropped his shoulder to go past Gonzalo Montiel and shot an unstoppable shot past Bono into the top corner from the edge of the box. Madrid stayed behind in the game but were able to withdraw and the Brazilian striker scored his ninth league goal of the season to make it 2-1. He was the difference before this season, and in a close title race that could involve up to five teams, he could end up making the difference. This is the gun-shy striker who fought for goals under Zinedine Zidane and barely managed to stay on the field this late in a game because the French coach would normally drop him off. Ancelotti has trusted him all season and it is being repaid. Former Wolves striker Rafa Mir had given Sevilla the lead after a corner in the 12th minute. He met Marcos Acuña's kick, broke away from Madrid defenders, then shot a header past Thibaut Courtois. The lead lasted 20 minutes, with Karim Benzema scoring from a rebound after Edu Militao's long-range shot went through Bono's hands and returned from the post into the French striker's path. Marco Asensio turned a shot forward and Courtois parried a Lucas Ocamos header well but couldn't get himself into the front. No coach changed until the 70th minute, when Julen Lopetegui substituted Thomas Delaney for Ivan Rakitic and Ancelotti replaced Marco Asensio and Luka Modric with Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga. Camavinga was lively and Madrid looked more like a goal. Ocampos was unhappy that none of his teammates followed him on a counterattack - Sevilla seemed happy with their point. Ocampos then brought down Vinicius and after Kroos' free kick, David Alaba volleyed just over Bono's crossbar. Ocampos was then cautioned for a handball just under the penalty area and that gave Kroos another chance to whip a dangerous free kick - to everyone's surprise, he turned it over everyone. Madrid seemed to run out of chances but Vinicius wasn't done yet and with Sevilla so close to a point Vinicius took it away from them to send his side in the lead.

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Sheridan Smith "happy to be alive" after crashing into a tree

Actress Sheridan Smith, 40, was driving the £ 100,000 Range Rover around a tight corner just yards from her Essex home when she turned off the road in freezing conditions on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

Sheridan SmithSheridan Smith is "happy to be alive" after losing control of her Range Rover during Storm Arwen and plowing it into a tree at high speed. The 40-year-old actress was driving the £ 100,000 Range Rover just yards from her Essex home when she turned off the road in freezing conditions on Saturday. Sheridan and her boyfriend Alex Lawler are believed to have been in the car at the time of the horror crash that left the single mother with cuts and bruises, The Sun reported. The collision severely damaged the tree's taller branches, suggesting that the car may have been airborne when it crashed. A neighbor told the publication, “Sheridan is so lucky to be alive. Your car was stuck in a tree, it was a really bad accident. “It could have been so much worse, she had cuts and bruises, but it could have been fatal, she was incredibly lucky. It was a brand new Range Rover, she hasn't had it long. “It's an incredibly tight turn at the best of times, not to mention an icy storm like Arwen. For the car to actually get stuck in the tree, it must have driven with some force. “But thank goodness there were landowners who had to cut down the tree blocking the road or the police would never have got through. Essex police confirmed that they spoke to Sheridan and her boyfriend after the accident and that no other driver was involved and that no crime had been committed. Officers found large fragments of the £ 100,000 Range Rover at the scene, including a rear bumper and lights on the floor. The crash, near the village of Little Sampford, Saffron Walden, Essex, occurred just 90 minutes before an episode of the Jonathon Ross Show - starring Sheridan - aired on ITV. Sheridan reportedly had a backstage crisis and threatened to fire her team for misogyny after appearing in a row. The star filmed the chat show with Gary Barlow and fellow guests Jeremy Clarkson, Riz Ahmed and Sting. But reports suggest that despite being in a good mood on camera, Sheridan claimed the show had a "chauvinistic" feel and felt "not treated kindly" and slapped her team to organize the interview. It's unclear what directly upset Sheridan, who was the only female guest on that episode, but a spokeswoman for the show said she told presenter Jonathan it wasn't him. A source told The Sun: “Sheridan was absolutely furious when we finished filming Jonathan Ross. “She said the atmosphere was chauvinistic and there was an air of misogyny. She also claimed that she felt she had not been treated kindly. “Sheridan was seen yelling at the team that came with her and saying she would eventually fire her. It was clear that Sheridan was mad at her team after filming backstage. ' While a Jonathan Ross spokesperson told the publication, “Sheridan seemed to be having a great time on the show but seemed upset afterward. 'Jonathan asked her if she was okay and she said,' Don't worry, it's not you. 'So Jonathan assumed it was a personal matter between Sheridan and the group of people she had come with . I hope Sheridan knows that we would never take such claims lightly. ' An ITV representative told MailOnline: “When booking the show, we always make sure that we are diverse and inclusive for everyone. We treat our guests with courtesy and respect at all times. ' MailOnline has requested a comment from a Sheridan representative. During the show, the Cilla actress was apparently in a good mood when she pocketed her new Christmas single How Christmas Is Supposed To Be alongside Take That star Gary, 50, filled her home with six donkeys and six dogs because she wanted her Son Billy grows up with animals. The performer admitted that her working class parents never allowed her to have pets, so she was “carried away” with buying animals when her son was born. She said, "When I was younger we grew up in the working class and I asked my mother and father to let me have animals and they said, 'No' ... now I have a son who is 17 months old and I think I wanted him to grow up with animals. ' Sheridan also announced that she's a longtime fan of Gary, saying, "I never told Gary about it, but he was my favorite. 'He [Gary] came backstage and I said,' Hiya." And then, when we were in lockdown, Gary Crooner would do sessions with Sting and all these amazing people and ask me to join, and then he would call me and say he wrote a Christmas carol and I am honored to take the chance In the candid interview, Sheridan and Gary took the stage to perform their duet How Christmas Is Supposed To Be. The drama of the Jonathan Ross Show comes months after Sheridan warned their enemies and told the "snakes" who betrayed them that her lawyers are ready to bring her down. In May, the angry actress took to Instagram to deliver the news, writing, "Never again will I trust snakes! During the social media outbreak, the Cilla actress shared a Also a post with the inscription: “We never lose friends. The cryptic warning came while Sheridan was about to write a tell-tale biography called Honestly. Earlier this month, Sheridan paid tribute to new boyfriend Alex Lawler during their emotional first concert in two and a half years. The clean-up star admitted, “I have a new husband. But I have a gorgeous new man who's here tonight and he's never seen me perform. ' She has reportedly been dating her new husband since early September, two decades after they were originally a couple, and he was there to see her at the gig for the first time. In the summer, she separated from her fiancé Jamie Horn just over a year after the birth of their son Billy - Sheridan's only child. Shortly before, Sheridan sparked engagement speculation when she shared a picture of herself snuggling up to Alex.

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Gareth Bale has delivered for Real Madrid where he remains a mystery

Given his absence from the squad on match day, it's easy to forget that the Welshman still plays for Real Madrid. (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridEver since he uttered the words 'Hala Madrid' over a microphone at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, the extremely talented full-back turned explosive winger Gareth Bale has won everything. Aside from delivering trophies and goals, however, it has never reached the place where it has been so successful. Despite the fame, Madrid never really caught him either. Real is all about titles, which makes this piece academic in one way. In Bale's case, the bubble eventually burst. The 32-year-old, who joined Blancos in 2013 for 100 million euros (130 million US dollars), a world record newcomer, has the highlight roles but not the admiration of the fans. When he did, it was fleeting moments when they saw him lead the club to Champions League and Copa del Rey glory with some jaw-dropping goals. The story, however, has been an all-powerful culture war that recently culminated in an all-time low in his relationship with some of the team's supporters. He has repeatedly shown the talent it takes to play for the best teams in the world. His adaptation to a foreign locker room has been a problem, largely due to a language barrier that has never improved - that and an unwavering commitment to Wales that has arguably dwarfed his passion for Real. The communication around Bale was hostile and also a little bizarre. Bale's lack of playing time in a place where he feels a bit aloof has created a stressful relationship between him, the club, and the fans that is bad enough. In truth, this could only happen at Real, which has a tradition of giving titles and honors so much that its reckless edge leaves some. Always after the next goal, be it a new title or a new signing, there is no time to indulge in the past. In other clubs, success comfortably masks internal problems. The opposite is the case with the most successful European team of all time with 13 European elite titles. Bale was involved in four of these victories. Almost completely detached, the curious new signing reveals something about football today. Real bought the Welshman because he could and despite the way things went, he was able to bring them rewards in the field. That was always the priority, regardless of cultural sensitivities. Bale will have benefited the club in the end. All the bits in between are in some way irrelevant. Not all superclubs adopt this idea of ​​convenience, others are concerned that their cadres are tightly connected and have the right mix of characters. Bale is said to look back on his time in the capital with fond memories. After returning from a loan deal at Tottenham Hotspur, he is likely to let his contract with the club expire whether he plays or not. Then he will likely focus on Wales, where - unlike in Madrid - he is still at the center when it comes to matters on the pitch.

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Preview: Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao

Sports Mole gives a preview of Wednesday's La Liga game between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, including predictions, team news and possible lineups. (Author: Gardener)

Athletic BilbaoIn their quest for five league wins on the go, Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. Los Blancos took a four-point lead at the top of the La Liga table with a win over Sevilla at the weekend, while the visitors saw their winless league stretched to five games. After coach Carlo Ancelotti's return this summer, Real Madrid got off to a relatively strong start in their quest to recapture the La Liga title. After victories against Elche and Rayo Vallecano before the most recent international break, Ancelotti's men picked up where they left off after their return and beat Granada 4-1 thanks to goals from Marco Asensio, Nacho, Vinicius Junior and Ferland Mendy. Vinicius was back on top scorers last time when he secured all three points for his side in the final minutes against Sevilla after Karim Benzema equalized in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu. After losing to former leaders Real Sociedad at the weekend, Los Blancos now have a four-point lead over the top of the Spanish top flight after winning 10 of their 14 games and are desperate to make it to five the rotation on home turf on Wednesday. They welcome an Athletic Bilbao side eager to stop a slump as the visitors haven't won their last five league games. Marcelino's men got off to a strong start to the domestic season, taking 16 points from their first nine La Liga games, but their form has deteriorated since then. Since their return, Athletic Club have failed to beat Levante and Granada, both of whom are in the top five with the former winless this season, drawing disappointing draws on both occasions. Real Madrid would have to do without midfielder Dani Ceballos and wingers Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale despite the trio's struggle to secure spots in recent seasons, while the possible loss of striker Rodrygo could pose a bigger problem for Ancelotti. Karim Benzema will remain a talisman in the future, with the Frenchman currently leading the league's top scorer list with 11 goals in 13 league games. Athletic Bilbao will have to do without key center-back Inigo Martinez, who was sent off in the last minutes of the last game against Granada, while Peru Nolaskoain, Yuri Berchiche, Dani Vivian and Asier Villalibre are all on the sidelines. Unai Nunez should partner with Yeray Alvarez in the absence of Martinez and Vivian, while key striker Inaki Williams is hoping to return to the front lines on Wednesday. Given the shape of the two teams, we won't be able to see Los Blancos extend their winning streak until Wednesday.

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Former Nottingham Forest striker criticizes Gaetan Bong booing

The left-back has been fighting for form and has been whistled for in both Forest games last week (Author: Gardener)

Nottingham ForestBooing Gaetan Bong, why Lyle Taylor fights like that and what Nottingham Forest was missing against West Brom in your inbox. Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for signing upWe have more newslettersShow meFormer Nottingham Forest striker Nathan Tyson was among the guests on the Garibaldi Red podcast this week as we looked back on the West Bromwich Albion and Luton draws. Tyson joined Forza Garibaldi hosts Matt Davies and Greg Mitchell to review the 0-0 draw and see what didn't quite click in front of goal. You can listen to the whole episode here or watch it here. What do you think of the draw on Friday? NT: "West Brom was there to take away. They haven't been doing so well lately and if a man had been sent off they might have taken more." the most important thing. "GM:" The mood was good afterwards. You'd say a draw at West Brom is good upfront. It was an okay game. They looked a better team in the first half, but we tried well. It was nice to go home disappointed with a draw. "Could Forest have done anything else after West Brom was sent off? NT:" The disappointing thing was when you played against a team that had lost one man, it would be been nice. "to see a few more diagonal passes across the field." It would have been nice to move the ball faster. When you come down to 10 men you want to be solid in the middle and let the other team go around you. "Every ball that goes in the box then defend it with your life. Forest didn't seem to be doing that. Their possession game was out, but there are so many improvements. You are playing against a team in the top three. I would be disappointed if I didn't win. I would have liked a little more penetration in the last third. " The Garibaldi Red Podcast is our weekly Nottingham Forest Podcast with fans, ex-players and managers or Forest supporting journalists like Darren Fletcher, Daniel Storey and Gregor Robertson Interviewees included Frank Clark, Paul Hart, Sean O'Driscoll, Ian Storey-Moore , Paul Anderson and Nathan Tyson, while Reds legend Garry Birtles is a regular guest. It can be found on all major podcast platforms and we have a YouTube channel. The show is often streamed live on our Facebook page, which means we record comments and questions from listeners in real time. Listen to and subscribe to Apple Podcasts here, or you can watch episodes and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Most of the episodes are streamed on Facebook too, so like our notifications page when videos start. Just select the latest news from Nottingham Forest. Do too many draws prove costly? GM: "We're still within reach of the play-offs. Sixteen doesn't sound good, but seven points before the play-offs are good considering where we were." We run the risk of having a few good players in January to lose, but we will be one of the few teams that can strengthen. "It's strange to be happy with a point against Luton and disappointed with a draw at West Brom. It's going to be strange results and we're part of the teams who can make it into the top six. " What do you think of Forest defensively in the game? Period. He deserves his man of the game. “Mind you, I was very impressed with Spence. The lack of the last ball, however, was there. "You could tell the game was there to take away." Defense is key and samba was good. He looks confident. "Bong was whistled for by some Forest fans against Luton when he came on (as well as West Brom fans). His confidence could be shot and he doesn't need to hear it. West Brom to be fair People came up behind him: "The Luton game was a minor thing, but behind him." NT: "It's a problem. The most important thing is to report to your wellbeing. Getting booed by your own fan is a trust killer . "Like Greg said, it's a minority, but I've been whistled for in the past and it breaks your confidence. He didn't do certain things that my full-back should be doing, but he was part of a team that made me feel like his manager and teammates are checking that he's okay. "Fans can be mean, but they can also be the nicest people when things go well." Lyle Taylor fought Luton, is it fair to say? GM: "He always plays with energy. That's the only thing you notice about him." He has scored goals in the past. Maybe we're not playing the way he wants, so he'll have to change his game. "We have to turn draws into wins." What is it like to be a striker who has problems? ? NT: "He's working his socks off, but it's like he's trying too hard. I've been in a situation where you just thought in your head, 'I have to do something here.' In the end, you will fall relaxed and you have to look inside. Sometimes it's the manager's fault, but you also have to look at yourself, think about what you can do better to get into the team. "I think he can score goals and he's a good one Finisher what I saw. If you can't do it, you won't be able to get the most out of your abilities. It doesn't take a massive shift to win, but if you get into the top six you need a man with 15-20 goals. "I don't want to be negative because a lot of good work has been done under Cooper.

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Missed John Fleck, McCall's antics and Gibbs-White showing in Blades moments

The Blades got Paul Heckingbottom's reign as Sheffield United manager off to a successful start with a 2-0 home win over Bristol City (Author: Gardener)

BladesThe Blades got Paul Heckingbottom's reign as Sheffield United manager off to a successful start with a 2-0 home win over Bristol City Paul Heckingbottom and Stuart McCall technical in United's 2-0 win over Bristol City straight to your inbox every day - sign up for free email updates. Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for your subscription. Goals from Rhian Brewster and Billy Sharp sealed a convincing win and crowned a good week on the pitch with seven out of nine points. The game was not lacking in entertainment as snow fell on a bitterly cold Bramall Lane. Here are the Sheffield United moments you may have missed. Heckingbottom's redesigned management team, Assistant Managers Stuart McCall and Jack Lester were well received when they were introduced to the crowd one by one. It was interesting to see 'Macca' in the dugout and the energy he brought with him. He was constantly on the move and listened to both the fourth official and the assistant referee on several occasions when he was dissatisfied with some decisions against United. When he saw his antics on the training ground and in the dugout this week, it was good to have him back. He was fired the next day but was present to see his new manager's inaugural win. The United goalkeeping coach was seen on the sidelines shouting instructions as the snow began to fall, but with the clothing on his lower half usually associated with games in August, not a freezing cold November. Paul Heckingbottom subsequently revealed that the players reacted to the messages that were relayed to the players during the game. It was interesting to see Macca and Jack Lester working during game breaks. Jack Lester, who pays particular attention to strikers as part of his role as head of player development, pulled David McGoldrick aside to give him information that the player apparently took on board. Leave it here and join our weekly Sheffield United web chat as we discuss the latest developments on Bramall Lane. You can also sign up for our FREE daily newsletter and get all the headlines of the day straight to your inbox. McCall, a good midfielder in his day, had Oliver Norwood on the sidelines to share his point, and it was good to see the entire management team working together. "The players' approach and reaction to the news has been good," said Heckigbottom. At halftime there was a minute of applause for Gary Speed. This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the death of the former United player and manager, and pitchside spokesman Gary Sinclair made sure everyone paid their respects during the break. With Speed's picture on the big screen, Sinclair said, “A wonderful man who has been missed by so many. Morgan Gibbs-White urges Rhian Brewster to take the shot for the opening goal The loaned Wolves man had a bigger say in Rhian Brewster's goal than we could possibly have imagined at the time, although the goal fell over the left, at the Enda Stevens and Conor Hourihane were heavily involved, Gibbs-White was also inside the box and closest to Brewster when the striker received Stevens' threaded pass. Gibbs-White pointed to the gate. Believing the shot was hit and a much better option than an extra pass, he urged Brewster to go on goal and the striker duly let go for his second league goal in three games.

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PSG's Messi wins the seventh Ballon d'Or

Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or for the seventh time in Paris on Monday. (Author: Gardener)

BallonParis Saint Germain striker Lionel Messi was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or for the seventh time on Monday at the Theater du Chatelet in Paris. Messi, who led Argentina to Copa America success in Brazil in July for the first major trophy since 1993, spent most of 2020 in Barcelona before ending his 21-year stint at the club when he left for a free transfer in August and soon switched to PSG. He now has two more Ballon d'Or awards than Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, whose total of five is two more than any other. Messi added its trophies in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 with the announcement on Monday. Winning the Copa America was key, "said Messi." It's a special year for me with this Copa America title. It meant a lot to win at the Maracana Stadium and I was so happy to celebrate with the people from Argentina. "I don't know if it's the best year of my life. I've had a long career, but winning the title with Argentina was special after the tough times and the criticism." Messi hit 29 other nominees for the award, including Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who was the favorite for the award last year before it was canceled due to the lack of football during the coronavirus pandemic. Lewandowski was nominated for the award again this year after breaking the Bundesliga scoring record for the late Bayern legend Gerd Müller in May after scoring 41 times in the league last season and winning the European Golden Shoe. Although Lewandowski didn't win the night's biggest award, he was voted Forward of the Year at the ceremony and finished second behind Messi in the final ballot. Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was also promoted for the award after winning the Champions League with his club team last season before playing a pivotal role in Italy's triumph at Euro 2020. was voted Goalkeeper of the Year. Chelsea, whose men won the UEFA Champions League in 2021 and their women's team won the Women's Super League, was voted Team of the Year with managers Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes accepting the award remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Ballon d'Or is awarded annually by France Football, with a separate award for FIFA's The Best each year - Messi won this award for the first time in 2020. Barca midfielder Pedri won the Kopa trophy for best young player in Europe comes just a week after winning the Golden Boy Award.

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