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I support Real Madrid, but Lionel Messi is the world's best says Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso is a huge admirer of Lionel Messi 

Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso is a huge fan of Real Madrid, but, he also revealed that he was a huge admirer of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. While many would have expected Alonso to pick Ronaldo as the world’s best player, the former F1 champ somewhat controversially chose Messi over the Real Madrid icon.

Speaking in a promotional event at Argentina, Alonso even admitted to going to Camp Nou to watch Messi play.

"I'm a Real Madrid fan but Messi is the best player in the world," Alonso, who is preparing for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, told Clarin. 

"I really like Argentine players like Gonzalo Higuain and Fernando Gago.

"I've gone to the Camp Nou just to see Messi."

Also read: Reports - Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to the Ballon d'Or award

Messi has been in good form for Barcelona having scored 8 goals in 9 La Liga matches. The Argentina captain has also netted seven times in the Champions League this season.

However, internationally, Argentina are struggling and even Lionel Messi could not inspire his side against Brazil as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat.

Barcelona appeal Messi yellow card for time wasting

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Barcelona have announced they will appeal the yellow card given to Lionel Messi during the team's 2-1 win over Sevilla on Sunday.he Argentinian forward was booked during the second half of the La Liga game for time wasting as he attempted to put his boot back on after it had come off following a challenge from Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi.

A statement from Barcelona read: "The club have presented an appeal against the yellow card that Leo Messi received on Sunday n the match against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan, which Barca won 2-1 thanks to a goal from the Argentine."

Also read: Carlo Ancelotti names the two players who will replace Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in world football

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique explained after the game that Messi's laces were broken due to N'Zonzi's foul and that is why the player could not put the boot back on immediately.

Barca striker Neymar was also booked on Sunday and is one card away from a ban. Uruguay forward Luis Suarez will miss the team's home game against Malaga on Nov. 19 after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign during the encounter at Sevilla, resulting in an automatic one-game suspension.

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