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2018 Ballon d’Or: What Messi did as Modric was announced winner

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Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, was busy spending time on his Instagram page, as Luka Modric was announced the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or award.

Messi and his rival Cristiano Ronaldo failed to attend the gala in Paris, after being informed they would not win.

It is the first time in 10 years that neither player will take home the individual honour.

Messi, who finished fifth in the standings, instead spent the evening with his family and published a picture of him with his two sons Thiago and Mateo on his Instagram.

Juventus star Ronaldo came closer than his counterpart to keeping the tradition going, finishing second. But he was still some way off denying Modric of his deserved award, receiving 476 points to the Croatian’s 753.

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