Though opinions are just as strong that the man who truly deserves that title is Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid manager Gareth Bale has already said the Welsh star would miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, and now it looks like he could miss Sunday's Clasico.
Barcelona has won two of the last three games against Madrid at the Bernabeu, including 4-0 in the league two seasons ago.
Messi wasn't able to help Barcelona overturn its three-goal deficit against Juventus in the last eight of the Champions League, but he has been having one of his best seasons for the club. Second-placed Barcelona trail Real Madrid by three points in the table, but the league leaders have a game in hand. "We have to get ready and compete and I am sure we will do that". Given Pique's history of keyboard warrior-ing, we don't need linguist Louise Banks to travel to Montana and board an extraterrestrial spacecraft to decipher its meaning (Arrival's a good film).More news: 14 killed as truck ploughs into villagers in Andhra
Zidane's squad carried out their first training session since qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals and now turn their attention to the game against Barcelona (Sunday 8:45pm CEST).
"The world grinds to a halt to watch this game", Madrid left back Marcelo said.
The war of words between Gerard Pique and Real Madrid reached ESPN FC comment section levels of villainy with Sergio Ramos taking the time to respond to Pique's latest trolling effort. "A victory would be very important for us in the title race. We want to show Neymar that when he is not with us we can still do it, and hopefully we can take a victory for him".
The RFEF ruled that the standard one-game suspension was not enough punishment for Neymar, who was ordered to sit out the next three fixtures for Luis Enrique's side after the referee wrote in his report that the Brazil worldwide had "sarcastically applauded" the fourth official on his way to the tunnel. There's no better place to go than the Bernabeu.