[/sport/lionelmessi/index.html Lionel Messi] has been pictured making his way to Paris for the [/sport/ballon_dor/index.html Ballon d'Or] ceremony with his family in tow.
The [/sport/teampages/barcelona.html Barcelona] striker is hotly tipped to scoop his sixth gong tonight, after also winning in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Messi travelled on Barca's club jet with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and two of his young children after boarding the aircraft while carrying his Emporio Armani suit and suitcase.
Lionel Messi has been pictured making his way to Paris for the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris
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Messi is bookies favourite to win tonight, having scored 54 times for club and country in the 2018-19 season.
Even after an injury-hit start to this campaign, the 32-year-old scored nine times in seven games in October and November.
Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong also travelled as they are on a list of 30 candidates for the award while Marc-Andre ter Stegen is also on the shortlist of 10 for footballandcricketonline.blogspot.com the Yashin Trophy, awarded to the best goalkeeper of the year.
Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong also travelled as they are on a shortlist of 30 players
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