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Barcelona fans rate Messi their second best player this season

Barcelona fans have ranked their best players in an underwhelming season and club captain Lionel Messi has come in second place.

The Catalan giants fell to a 2-1 defeat against Osasuna on Thursday night which confirmed Real Madrid as this year’s La Liga winners.

Spanish publication Marca have given Barca fans the chance to vote on their standout performers this season and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has come out on top.

Check out the entire 22-man ranking below.

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22. Samuel Umtiti

21. Ousmane Dembele

20. Junior Firpo

19. Neto

18. Antoine Griezmann

17. Martin Braithwaite

16. Ivan Rakitic

15. Jordi Alba

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14. Arthur

13. Luis Suarez

12. Sergio Busquets

11. Gerard Pique

10. Sergio Araujo

9. Sergi Roberto

8. Arturo Vidal

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7. Nelson Semedo

6. Frenkie de Jong

5. Clement Lenglet

4. Ansu Fati

3. Riqui Puig

2. Lionel Messi

1. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

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Ter Stegen has established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and is one of Barcelona’s ‘undroppable’ players alongside Messi.

Longtime servants to the club Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets are quite low on the list, coming in 11th and 12th respectively.

In the top five are Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati, with the two La Masia products impressing in breakout campaigns.

Marquee summer signing Antoine Griezmann finds himself down in 18th after a poor debut season at the Nou Camp.

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Quique Setien’s job as manager is now under huge pressure and Messi gave an interview on Thursday explaining serious change is needed at the club.

The 33-year-old stated per Daily Mail: “This game represents the entire year. We have been an erratic and weak team.

“Madrid did its part by winning all its matches, which is impressive, but we also helped them to win this league. We have to be critical of how we have played, starting with the players, and the rest of the club.

“We have lost because of our mistakes and not because of Madrid’s successes, as many say.

“The feeling on this team is that it tries, but that it cannot get the job done. Today in the first half they were better than we were and it seems we have to fall behind to react like we tried to do in the second half.”

“We are going to have to change a lot if we want to do something.”

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