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How the papers reacted to Lionel Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or win

The Barcelona star is making headlines again

Ballon D’Or Ceremony At Theatre Du Chatelet : Inside Ceremony In Paris Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Lionel Messi is unsurprisingly all over the front pages across Europe on Tuesday after scooping his sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris.

The Barcelona captain has now won the prestigious award more times than any other player after beating off competition from Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi’s win dominates the headlines in Spain, Italy, France and England, so here’s a quick look at how the news was covered by the press.

Sport have a picture of Lionel Messi with all six of his Ballon d’Or trophies and the headline ‘Football only has one god’

Over in France the picture is again of Messi with a headline that doesn’t need much translating.

In the UK the Telegraph focus on Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or win

While at Mundo Deportivo they have had a bit of fun with their headline and come up with ‘MesSix’

AS go with a similar headline but their effort is ‘M6SSI’

Even Marca can’t ignore Messi’s win ‘For History’ is their headline with a picture of the GOAT after each Ballon d’Or win.

Over in Italy Messi just about dominates the front page ahead of Lautaro Martinez. ‘Six Ballon d’Ors for Messi, Juve anger’ is the headlines after the Barcelona captain moved ahead of Ronaldo in terms of Golden Ball wins.

And back in the UK with the Guardian who report on Messi making history with his sixth Ballon d’Or win.

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