The Gazzetta dello Sport left Messi out from the dream team 2013
Italy, December 25, 2013
Contrary to what many may think, the Italian newspaper specialized left out Lio Messi from the perfect team of this year. La Gazzetta dello Sport preferred Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewandowski.
The other two finalists for the Ballon d’Or 2013, CR7 and Franck Ribéry were included.
Ideal 11 consists of five players for Bayern Munich (Lahm, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Ribery and goalkeeper Neuer), three from the Borussia Dortmund (Subotic, Gündogan and Lewandowski) and Thiago Silva (PSG), Hazard (Chelsea) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
Perhaps the world’s best player has not been included due to his low performance in the second half of the year. Messi was affected by injuries that turned his participation in the Barcelona starting lineup intermittent.