I really thought you understood football more than this. You as a Madrid fan ALWAYS said Messi can't score freekicks and it is difficult to score like that. Boom! Messi scores 2 in 2 games in a row against the world's best goalkeeper and has now scored 17 goals against him. And what do creative runs have to do with Ronaldo, he was the player to finish it, not even little involved in the run and I think people should start saying "Ronaldo can't perform without Ozil and Di Maria" *cough* Invisible against Russia and N.Ireland *cough*. And by my counting, you said "scored" and "goals" like 18 times. How many times does this have to be explained? The best player isn't necessarily the player who scores the most. Why doesn't anyone remember Eusebio or Gerd Muller, even though they have over 700 goals, but praise Maradona, Cruyff or Zidane? By your logic, I would give the award to Falcao 2 times by now, or even Gomez. Without getting into too much details, Messi had the best individual season in the history of European football. 82 goals and over 30 assists? Who in hell can reach that? Messi is the far more better player, way more effective and scored more. That's it.