As Messi did in the Champions League awards, he missed the Ballon d'Or
Leo Messi was the fifth in the Ballon d'Or. It is unheard of because the Argentinian has been in the podium for eleven years. Luka Modrid won the individual title, but is also a new the position of Messi. "I am surprised to do not see Messi between the finalists", told the ex Spain national team coach Vicente Del Bosque to Cadena SER.
His fifth position was as interesting as his absence. Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo did not come to the act. "I would like to see Cristiano and Messi here", said Modric. But it is not the first time that it occurs. Neither Messi nor Cristiano went to the presentation of the Champions League best player.
As Barcelona News Club has known, Messi did not go to that gala because one of his dogs died. Toby a brown poodle that lived with the family for years and Antonella loved him a lot. Also the oldest son, Thiago Messi, was very bound to Toby. The death concerned the family. Messi warned Antonella and his sons about it hours before of assisting to the Champions League awards. Barça and UEFA understood that he prefered to stay with his family and it was not important because the main actor was Modic.
Toby was one of Messi's dogs, the other one is Hulk, a huge Dogue of Bordeaux. Sadly for the family, a few days later after Toby's death, Leo's sister informed that her poodle also died because of a car accident.