Monday, November 30, 2009

Congratz ! Lionell Messi Wins Ballon D'or

Having been rumored to win the award for times and times by the media, finally the news have come true as the latest report stated that Barcelona and Argentina's super star Lionel Messi has been heralded as this year's Ballon d'Or winner beating the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo on second place and the Argentinian player's club teammate Xavi Hernandez that arrives at third place.

According to, the Barcelona's ace has managed to receive a record breaking votes of about 473 out of the possible 480 points, moreover this award also made Messi as the first Argentinian to win the Ballon d'Or. The 22 years-old reportedly will official received the award on Sunday evening, at a Gala event in Paris.

Speaking about his excitement of receiving the award at France Football's website, Leo Messi said, "It is my great honour to be selected for the Ballon d'Or, but also to be the first Argentine in history to receive this award,"Moreover he added, "Honestly, I knew I was among the favourites, because Barca enjoyed a successful 2009 where we won everything. But I did not expect to win by a margin as large [240 points]. You know, the Ballon d'Or, is something very important to me. All those who won were great players. And some greats have never won it."

Well, in my personal opinion based on the past winner and the "standart" of the awarding, Messi hats off really deserved the award as he has been instrumental for Barcellona last season, not only in playing and leading his team but also in terms of scoring important goals for the squad. As we know Barca also have other infuential actors such as Xavi and Iniesta on the squad but in terms of overall contribution, which mostly count as goals, Messi certainly deserved to be noted in front.
Congrats to Messi...

written by Dewa Nugraha

Highlights Video Catania v Milan 0-2

It might be a little late but still is great to see two amazing late goals from Klaas Jan Huntelaar against Catania, on Sunday night. It was an emotional win in the end for the Milan boys as after the final whistle everyone congratulate the Hunter for his two goals which were his first ever on a Milan shirt.

The most interesting thing is on both goals he collaborate with Pippo which in theory is a bit hard to digest as the two are supposed to be strikers with the same characteristic, however in terms of extraordinary situation the two somehow manage to combine well and Hunt finally gets his break. As for the second goal, it was obvious that the Dutch striker has finally find his confidence as he put in a class goal with a lovely chip that beats Andujar for the second time in just a minute after the first goal.

The big question is would this finally be the real turning point for Hunt's future in Milan? only time will tell, at the moment surely the striker would cherish his two goals and beliefs that he can do it. It is surely a good news for Milan as after Marco Borriello also starting to find his feet at Milan, now with Huntelaar also getting a morale boost, it would be good for the team as they would have strikers that they can really rely on each games, it would be hard off course for Leo but it is actually what Milan needed. Yes, the team could really use a rotation, by rotating the players Milan will have the energy level to play in tight schedule games more consistently, another option is there's could be a chance to even play Borri and Hunt together with the consideration to rest Pato sometimes, as the Brazilian striker never seems to be rested and always play to the full 90 under Leo.

Well there are many option for Milan with the supposedly resurrection of Huntelaar all choices is up to Leo but it is all looking good for Milan in the future.
Here is a nice clip of Goal Highlights from Catania v Milan: Enjoy

written by Dewa Nugraha