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Ronaldo doesn't deserve to be a Ballon d'Or finalist - Dani Alves

Impartial Barcelona defender believes Messi and Neymar are world’s top two players.

Alves and Barcelona ran out 4-0 winners in the first Clasico of the season.
Alves and Barcelona ran out 4-0 winners in the first Clasico of the season.
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BARCELONA RIGHT-BACK Dani Alves insists Cristiano Ronaldo does not deserve to be a Ballon d’Or finalist, and says Neymar has become the second best player in the world behind Lionel Messi.

Both Messi and Neymar have been named among the finalists to win the award, along with the Real Madrid superstar, who has scored 16 goals in 18 appearances thus far this season.

Alves, though, does not think Ronaldo should not still be in the running.

“Messi is a bit ahead, because of his influence on the game,” Alves told reporters.

“I think at this moment, Neymar is second best in the world.

“Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t deserve to be among the Ballon d’Or finalists. It’s not only about scoring goals.”

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