Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 on Antoine Griezmann's return to the Wanda Metropolitano, but the Frenchman offered precious little.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi struck late to secure a valuable victory over Atletico Madrid.
Just give the Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi and the problem is solved, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.
Lionel Messi is considered among the greats, but there is no doubt in Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu's mind.
Andre Villas-Boas offered his support to Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo over Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Robert Lewandowski is in the Ballon d'Or running but former team-mate Philipp Lahm should have won the award previously, says Hansi Flick.
Virgil van Dijk should win the 2019 Ballon d'Or, says "Messi's number one fan" Steven Gerrard.
Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre labelled Lionel Messi "simply incredible" in his side's loss to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi was hailed by Ernesto Valverde after starring for Barcelona against Borussia Dortmund.
Mats Hummels had high praise for Lionel Messi, who inspired Barcelona's 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.