After the game, Alba was keen to highlight once more how the awards had gotten things wrong with the Argentine ace.
"We are very happy with the win because both offensively and defensively, we were very good and delighted the win," he said.
"The Ballon d'Or is a lie though, Leo is the best in the world and that has always been the case over the last 12 or 14 years when he has been the best by far.
"There were many good years from players who were clearly very good and they deserve recognition.
"But this is an award for the best individual and not the titles won because the titles are won by teams."