The record looked doomed.
Suarez and Messi celebrate Barcelona’s first goal. Barcelona has won a game of soccer. Last Thursday, they lost the first leg of their Copa del Rey round of 16 tie with Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in a nutty game, in spite of their hosts going down to nine men.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best FIFA Male Player of the Year and United States national team star Carli Lloyd took women’s honors in the global soccer governing body’s newly-created annual awards. Ronaldo beat out longtime rival Lionel Messi and fellow finalist Antoine Griezmann and kissed “The Best”