For the first time, Messi and Ronaldo did not make UEFA champions league’s positional award shortlist

Soccer world stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time have both failed to make the final shortlist of the UEFA positional awards next month. 

The Barcelona and Juventus stars missed out on the final shortlist of the awards which is meant to recognize the top performers in each at the 2019-20 Champions League campaign due to their devastating Champions League campaign. 

Champions League champions, Bayern Munich dominated the 12-man list with seven players nominated across the four categories.

Bayern’s star, Manuel Neuer is up for the best goalkeeper award, against PSG’s Keylor Navas and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

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David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, and Joshua Kimmich dominated the defender list while Thomas Muller and Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcantara are up against Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne for the best midfielder.

Robert Lewandowski is the favorite to win the UEFA’s best forward award will battle it out with PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. 

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