Wendell Lira, the Puskas Award nominee, explains why Neymar deserves the Ballon d’Or award.
It is important to note that Lionel Messi returned to the Barcelona starting XI only on November 24, after spending two months on the sidelines because of knee injury.
Goal.com notes that Lira has links to Barcelona’s Brazilian contingent through his childhood friend Douglas.
The three nominees for the FIFA Puskás Award for the “most beautiful goal of the year” were announced. The three final goals are: Alessandro Florenzi – 16.09.2015, AS Roma – FC Barcelona, UEFA Champions League / Wendell Lira – 11.03.2015, Atletico-GO – Goianesia, Campeonato Goiano (Brazil) / Lionel Messi – 30.05.2015, Athletic Bilbao – FC Barcelona, Copa del Rey (Spain).