Lionel Messi wins La Liga player of the month for the first time

Argentina wizard finally gets off the mark in Spanish awards

LAST UPDATED: 17 Feb, 2016 @ 22:28
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BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has finally been named Spain’s player of the month.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been made to wait over two years for the player of the month award, since the competition’s birth in 2013-14.

WINNER: Messi nets elusive prize
WINNER: Messi nets elusive prize

In fact, no Barcelona player had won the award until November 2015 when Neymar broke the Catalan giant’s duck.

Messi claimed the award after bagging six goals in five games in January.

However, not everything is rosy for the Argentine skipper who has been labelled as disrespectful after passing a penalty to teammate Luis Suarez in Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Celta Vigo.



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