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The race for the 2020 Ballon d'Or is up and going for walks, with the sector's first-rate players all vying to urge their arms at the foremost prestigious individual award football offers .

However, because the worldwide recreation heads into lockdown, who are the frontrunners and which gamers nonetheless have paintings to try to to within the race to win the Ballon d'Or? Our weekly ratings have all the solutions...

#10 Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) | Last week: 20

Last week, Ilicic's chances of even challenging for the Ballon d'Or were slim at the best .

Then he went and have become just the fourth player to ever score four goals during a Champions League knockout game to become the highest scorer in 2020 of any player from Europe's top five leagues.

With all the uncertainty surrounding the immediate way forward for the sport , the Slovenian is now an almost-certain contender.

#9 Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) | Last week: 10

He might not have taken to the sector since last week's rankings, but the failure of other teams to travel through within the Champions League means the Germany international is in an enviable position should competition resume later within the spring or early summer.

#8 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) | Last week: 6

Dortmund's exit from the Champions League means , whether football eventually returns or not, Sancho are going to be limited to continuing his superb form in 2020 within the Bundesliga.

He could, however, still help BVB to win the title should he tend the chance .

#7 Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) | Last week: 7

It has been a tumultuous week within the world of Kylian Mbappe.

It began with him sitting out Paris Saint Germain training and being tested for coronavirus and yet by Wednesday he was celebrated topless with thousands of supporters outside Parc des Princes.

#6 Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) | Last week: 4

Haaland's form over the 2019-20 season is unlikely to ascertain him forgotten by those voting for the Ballon d'Or, but an early Champions League exit little question harms his chances if the competition does return within the coming weeks.

#5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) | Last week: 5

Messi remains on the fringes of the most contenders as football goes into lockdown. it's not been his best year so far , but if he can discover his best form upon football's return he could rather be on for Ballon d'Or number seven.

#4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) | Last week: 3

In truth, Ronaldo couldn't have done any longer to justify his place within the top three, but his lack of game time means he slides down for now.

Should leagues around Europe not be completed he would likely withdraw onto stage at the very least.

#3 Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) | Last week: 9

Two goals across the tie and taking over a number one role within the absence of Mbappe, Neymar could barely have done more to stay PSG's Champions League dream alive against Dortmund.

With other potential challengers having been knocked out, the Brazilian may never get a far better chance to win the prizes he and his club covet most should the season resume.

#2 Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) | Last week: 1

He remains so high for now as long as either should be back on the table for him to win before the year is out, except for now he must hand over the No.1 ranking.

#1 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) | Last week: 2

With Euro 2020 looking likely to be postponed, suddenly club form will almost exclusively decide the winner of this year's prize.

With that in mind, Lewandowski jumps to the highest of the rankings for now having spearheaded Bayern's push for a treble they're going to still hope to possess the prospect to win within the coming months.

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