Messi and Barcelona lead AP Global Football 10
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi was the unanimous choice as leading player in the Associated Press Global Football 10 poll on Tuesday after his scoring record over the weekend.
Messi received the maximum 180 points from the media voters, for becoming the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing a 61-year-old record, with a hat trick for Barcelona against Sevilla.
Barcelona was also the top team.
Paul Pogba was second to Messi after the midfielder scored twice as Juventus won 3-0 at Lazio, and Cristiano Ronaldo was third after his pair in Real Madrid’s 4-0 thrashing of Eibar.
Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich polled second in the team list with one more point than Juventus.