Ballon d’Or: Lionel Messi set to snub old rival Cristiano Ronaldo as he’s identified player he will vote for

Lionel Messi will snub his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo when he next votes for the Ballon d’Or.

Messi told L’Equipe: “Obviously, I have two players in my team that I would vote for, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

“Afterwards, there are players at the individual level who have had a great season, like Lewandowski, Benzema.

“But it’s hard to say because what you have done at the collective level means a lot to win the Golden Ball.

“Lately, the titles have a lot of weight, if you won the Champions League, the Euro, the Copa America.

“I think in previous years, we looked more for the player of the year, the best player. But now the titles also have a lot of weight.”