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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Saturday 24 September, 2016

No Messi, no problem as rampant Barcelona thrash Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon were unable to halt a rampant Barcelona in the 5-0 loss, despite Luis Enrique’s team being without Lionel Messi.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Argentina manager critical of Barcelona's treatment of Lionel Messi

Barcelona could do more to prevent Lionel Messi from picking up injuries, says Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza.

'To lose Messi, means that football loses' - Barca boss bemoans injury setback

The Argentina star is out with a groin strain for a few weeks.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi

The 17-year-old has been compared to two Argentina stars by Mauricio Pochettino.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Celtic weren't the only ones on the receiving end of a hammering from Barcelona this week Unplayable This post contains videos

Celtic weren't the only ones on the receiving end of a hammering from Barcelona this week

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barca thrashed Leganes this afternoon.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'

Luis Enrique says Barcelona star Lionel Messi is history’s greatest player because he can adapt to any role in the team.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Messi hat-trick hands Celtic their biggest ever European defeat

The Catalan giants thrashed the Hoops 7-0 in their Champions League Group C clash at the Nou Camp.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Ronaldo: 'Xavi has not won a single Ballon d'Or... I have won three'

The Real Madrid has hit back at the ex-Barcelona midfielder following his comments this week.

# lionel-messi - Monday 5 September, 2016

Injury puts Messi in doubt for Champions League tie with Celtic

The Argentina striker aggravated a groin injury while on international duty.

# lionel-messi - Friday 2 September, 2016

I did not deceive anybody, says Messi, after goalscoring return Claim This post contains videos

I did not deceive anybody, says Messi, after goalscoring return

The star was Argentina’s hero as the nation’s all-time top goalscorer inspired them to a 1-0 win.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 1 September, 2016

'Barcelona had an agreement to sign Pogba'

The Barca chief claims they had a priority agreement with the Italian champions.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Barcelona earn 100th win under Enrique in Messi's 350th game Landmark This post contains videos

Barcelona earn 100th win under Enrique in Messi's 350th game

The Catalan club are still without Neymar due his exertions in winning Olympic gold and the injured Andres Iniesta

# lionel-messi - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Messi's finish to 27-pass move voted Uefa's Goal of the Season ahead of Shaqiri Goal Gong This post contains videos

Messi's finish to 27-pass move voted Uefa's Goal of the Season ahead of Shaqiri

The Barcelona star scored the goal against Roma in the Champions League, but do you agree with the choice?

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Former Argentine star Jorge Valdano relieved over Messi U-turn

Argentina World Cup winner Valdano was glad to see Lionel Messi change his mind on retirement, while also praising Edgardo Bauza.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Suarez and Messi pick up where they left off as Barcelona crush Betis 6-2

The pair scored five between them this evening.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Lionel Messi topped off a bravura performance with this classy finish last night Champion This post contains videos

Lionel Messi topped off a bravura performance with this classy finish last night

Sevilla — bar an early flurry of chances — were on the receiving end of a Barcelona football master class.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 14 August, 2016

This classy Luis Suarez goal was the highlight of Barcelona's Super Cup win tonight Take A Bow This post contains videos

This classy Luis Suarez goal was the highlight of Barcelona's Super Cup win tonight

The Catalan side overcame Sevilla this evening.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement - Maradona

Diego Maradona believes the “weak leadership” of the AFA means Lionel Messi will not reverse his international retirement.

# lionel-messi - Friday 5 August, 2016

Lionel Messi snubbed for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award final nominations

The winner will be announced on 25 August, the day of the draw for the Champions League group stage.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

New Argentina boss Bauza planning to persuade Messi out of international retirement

The Barcelona star can expect a visit from Gerardo Martino’s replacement.

# lionel-messi - Monday 1 August, 2016

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis

The San Lorenzo supporter was not shy when quizzed on football’s greatest player.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 31 July, 2016

'Lionel Messi lacking Diego Maradona's personality'

Arrigo Sacchi says the Barcelona star is not one of Argentina’s two best-ever players.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Messi cuts short holiday and he (and his new blonde hair) could now feature in Dublin friendly

The Catalan giants head for a training camp in England next week, before playing Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

# lionel-messi - Friday 22 July, 2016

'Whenever you need a friend, come to my house for tea': Pep Guardiola surprises 7-year-old fan Football Friends This post contains videos

'Whenever you need a friend, come to my house for tea': Pep Guardiola surprises 7-year-old fan

Braydon thought he was being interviewed by the club’s media department rather than the new manager.

# lionel-messi - Monday 18 July, 2016

Ronaldo and Messi leading contenders for Uefa award, Will Grigg voted in top 25

Gareth Bale, Manuel Neuer and Luis Suarez also made the 10-man shortlist.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Barcelona set up campaign 'in support' of Lionel Messi after prison sentence for tax fraud

‘We want Leo to know that he is not alone’, the Catalan club have said.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Lionel Messi and his father handed 21-month suspended sentence for tax fraud

The Barcelona star has also been fined €2 million but he is unlikely to serve time in prison.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

After the retirement of Messi, Argentine football has been dealt another blow

Coach Gerardo Martino has resigned as the country prepares for the Olympics.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'Messi is telling us to stop busting his balls' - Maradona

Former Argentina captain Lionel Messi should be left alone for the time being, according to Diego Maradona.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

'He has to stay' - Maradona calls on Messi to continue with Argentina

Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer dropped a bombshell following Sunday’s Copa America final loss to Chile.

# lionel-messi - Monday 27 June, 2016

Lionel Messi announces international retirement after penalty miss in Copa defeat Emotional Mess This post contains videos

Lionel Messi announces international retirement after penalty miss in Copa defeat

The 29-year-old showed the strain of losing another international final as Chile claimed the Copa America on penalties.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Record-breaker Messi hits stunning free-kick as Argentina storm into Copa America final

Argentina will face either Chile or Colombia in Sunday’s final.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 12 June, 2016

# lionel-messi - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Argentina 5-0 Panama: Masterful Messi scores second-half hat trick

The Argentina captain scored three goals in the second half to see the 14-time Copa America champions through to the next round.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Ronaldo named the world's highest-paid athlete for the first time

Lionel Messi, LeBron James and Roger Federer were next in line.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

'Grandma, I will miss you so much' - Tearful Di Maria inspires Argentina at Copa Emotional This post contains videos

'Grandma, I will miss you so much' - Tearful Di Maria inspires Argentina at Copa

Gerardo Martino’s side secured an impressive victory despite the absence of Lionel Messi.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Beleaguered Messi arrives in California as he bids to end Copa America hoodoo

The 28-year-old playmaker later took to the field during training near Argentina’s San Jose base.

# lionel-messi - Friday 3 June, 2016

Messi compared to 'crime boss' at tax fraud trial

Mario Maza, the state attorney representing tax authorities in the trial, is seeking a prison sentence of 22 and a half months for the footballer.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection

Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.

# lionel-messi - Friday 27 May, 2016

Court date will force Messi to clock up a lot of air miles before Copa America kick-off

Messi and his father face three counts of tax fraud.

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