I like how last year Ronaldo's individual achievements were better, but Messi won the league so he won the Ballon d'Or.
This year Messi has better individual achievements and Ronaldo wins the league... and guess who they give it to.
It's a fix. And that best XI was a farce with all those La Liga scrubs.
Mess's individual achievements were better than Ronaldo's in 2011 as well. Ronaldo scored 54 goals in 2010/2011 compared to 53 for Messi. However Messi scored twice as many goals as Ronaldo in the champions league that year, 12 goals to Ronaldo's 6. Ronaldo hasn't outscored Messi in the champions league since 2007/2008 when Man Utd were the best team in Europe and Barça sucked under Rijkaard.
Messi was the man of the match in 2011 champions league semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, and also the man of the match in the final against Man Utd.
I do think it was ridiculous that he won the won award ahead of Sneijder and Xavi in 2010 though.
I also agree that the best XI is ridiculously dominated by Barça and RM players.