Even as someone who has usually preferred Real Madrid, I hope Messi creates some distance between him and Ronaldo when it comes to individual prizes. Nobody matches the magic he has in his feet while his numbers are also one of the craziest ever. The perfect player. Nice to see Ibra (and Pogba) selected for the reserves. The Swede was the 2nd top goalscorer of 2016 actually, and should have been level with Messi if the idiotic ref didn't rule out that goal vs Middlesbrough on New Year's Eve. Pity De Gea doesn't have defenders (of such quality) to help him like Neuer and Buffon have. On the other hand we would have seen less miraculous saves if he had someone like Rio and Vidic in their best days.