Lionel Messi after a 4-1 Ballon d'Or lead!

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015

Portuguese international and Read Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or 2017. The Real Madrid star man has now won the prestigious award five times, equalling Messi's tally after being 4-1 behind at one point.

The Argentinean player was a hot topic on Twitter, after the Ballon d'Or award ceremony even though Ronaldo was the one who won it. The player's fans claimed that he is still the best player in the game currently, while others trolled him for giving away a lead of three.

Even though the 30-year-old could not win the Ballon d'Or, he set the record for being in the top three in the race for the award continuously for 11 years.

Here is how the Twitterati reacted to Messi coming second on the award night: