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

first_imgBarcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named La Liga’s player of the month for January, the first time he has won the award since its introduction in 2013.The five-times Ballon d’Or winner scored six goals in the league in January, including his first hat-trick of the season against Granada.Argentine Messi’s team mate Neymar won the award in November, the first Barca player to claim it.Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has won it twice.last_img