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Messi presented with sixth European Golden Shoe award

The Argentina and FC Barcelona player's children Thiago and Mateo presented their father with the award in the Catalan capital.

Messi presented with sixth European Golden Shoe award
Andreu Dalmau EFE

Leo Messi was presented with his sixth European Golden Shoe award by his two sons Thiago and Mateo at a gala event at the Fábrica de Damm in central Barcelona.

With the news relating to a possible change of venue for next week's El Clásico breaking, Messi appeared relaxed as he answered a series of questions and managed to plug his Cirque du Soleil show ahead of the presentation ceremony.

Soccer Football - FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi receives his sixth Golden Shoe - Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, Barcelona, Spain - October 16, 2019 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi poses with his six Golden Shoe's REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Argentine stated: "As is always the case with individual awards, winning this is thanks to my team-mates". The Catalan club were represented by president, Josep Maria Bartomeu; CEO, Óscar Grau and directors Javier Bordas and Xavier Vilajoana along with Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes. Uruguay striker and close friend of Messi's, Luas Suarez was also on hand to see his colleague presented with his sixth Golden Shoe.