'Leaked Ballon d'Or results' suggest Messi will win his sixth crown
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'Leaked Ballon d'Or results' suggest Messi will win his sixth crown

Lionel Messi will win his sixth Ballon d'Or crown if images leaked online are anything to go by. 

The Argentine is tipped to beat closest challengers in Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to the gong, with the winner set to be announced on Monday evening. 

The list, which first appeared online on Sunday night, shows the Barcelona man on top of the pile with 446 points, with Liverpool's Van Dijk coming second on 382.

Another Red, Mohamed Salah, is third on the listings with 179 points, while Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo is fourth on 133 points. 

The awarding ceremony will take place on Monday, December 2, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, starting at 7 pm (10.30 pm EAT).

Messi, Van Dijk and Ronaldo are the frontrunners for the gong, which was won by Luka Modric last year.