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Matthaus: Messi didn't deserve Ballon d'Or

Germany World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus has slammed the Ballon d'Or voting.

PSG star Leo Messi won the award for his work with Barcelona and Argentina. But Matthaus insists Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski deserved the title.

"Honestly, I don't understand anything anymore," said Matthaus.

"With all due respect to Messi and the other great players named, none deserved it as much as Lewandowski."

Bayern chief exec Oliver Kahn also said in reaction: "Even without the Ballon d'Or, Lewy made it to the Olympus of soccer greats a long time ago.

"He will continue to be a candidate (for the Ballon d'Or) in the coming years."


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