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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Sunday 22 March, 2015

As it happened: Barcelona v Real Madrid, La Liga

We were at Camp Nou for what promised to be a mouth-watering El Clasico.

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

Do you agree with our best Barcelona and Real Madrid combined XI?

We pick the top current players from the two sides ahead of tonight’s Clasico.

# lionel-messi - Friday 20 March, 2015

Ahead of this weekend’s Clasico, here are all 21 of Messi’s goals against Real Madrid

Ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico, we relive some of the great one’s great moments.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Messi provides masterclass but finds Hart at his best as Barca send Man City out

Ivan Rakitic scored to hand the Catalan giants a 1-0 win with Sergio Aguero missing a penalty for the visitors.

Messi’s assist tonight was so perfect it turned Pep Guardiola into a Barca fan again

Ivan Rakitic put the home side in front but it was created by a bit of Messi magic.

Manuel Pellegrini: ‘I don’t think my job is in danger’

Manchester City have a mountain to climb against Barcelona in the Champions League later tonight.

# lionel-messi - Friday 13 March, 2015

Pele says Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi

The Brazil legend believes another Barcelona star will soon be number one in the world

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

‘I do what makes me happy’ – Fabregas plays down casino visit with Messi

The Spaniard was pictured at an exclusive Mayfair venue along with the Argentina superstar and their partners.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Lionel Messi has now scored 342 goals in his last 340 Barca games

Rivals Real Madrid slipped up last night, as they were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Neymar opened the scoring for Barca tonight – but it’s all about the assist by Messi Delicious This post contains videos

Neymar opened the scoring for Barca tonight – but it’s all about the assist by Messi

Barca beat Villarreal 6-2 on aggregate to book their place in the Copa del Rey final.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 28 February, 2015

‘Messi ate too many pizzas,’ says former Barcelona star

Carles Rexach says the Argentine put on too much weight last season and believes Luis Enrique is too strict with his players

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Lionel Messi tried and failed to ‘do a Robbie Keane’ against City last night

It was a mixed evening in general in the Champions League for the Barcelona superstar.

Neymar confronts Man City fan after verbal exchange

The Barcelona star was the subject of taunts from one Portuguese-speaking home supporter.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Tommy Martin column: It was once the people’s club but has Barcelona now lost its soul?

As Barca prepare to take on Man City, Tommy Martin asks whether the Catalan giants are still ‘more than a club’ off the field.

# lionel-messi - Monday 23 February, 2015

Luis Enrique ‘not interested’ in Messi and Pique’s night at the casino

The Barca boss claims he has no desire to engage in “gossip” ahead of his side’s clash at Manchester City.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Messi: I went through a lot of problems in 2014

The Barcelona star has admitted to having struggled on and off the field last year.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Madrid should be worried about Ronaldo’s form – Capello

The Italian suspects that injuries are taking their toll on the Portuguese attacker.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Another hat-trick from Messi but Suarez scissors kick the pick of the bunch Top Drawer This post contains videos

Another hat-trick from Messi but Suarez scissors kick the pick of the bunch

Barcelona ran out 5-0 winners over Levante with their front three all getting on the scoresheet.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Luis Suarez sets up goals for both teams as Barcelona beat Villareal

The Uruguayan was involved quite heavily this evening.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Luis Suarez has ended his six game goal drought in style tonight

Barca are cruising against Athletic Bilbao.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Leo Messi doesn’t really get the concept of ‘warming up the keeper’ This post contains videos

# lionel-messi - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Rapid fire Barca best Villarreal to keep pace with Real

Two goals in three minutes helped the Catalan side to a 3-2 win.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Messi and Neymar take one-twos to another level as Barca hit Elche for 6 Just The Two Of Us This post contains videos

Messi and Neymar take one-twos to another level as Barca hit Elche for 6

Barcelona’s dynamic duo scored two each to stretch their winning run to six games.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Watching Jordi Alba not watch Leo Messi’s penalty only adds to the drama

Messi the matchwinner as Barca take a slender lead against Atletico.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Messi bags his 30th Barcelona hat-trick as they hammer Deportivo

Luis Enrique’s men kept up the pace with Real Madrid with a 4-0 victory tonight.

# lionel-messi - Friday 16 January, 2015

Stephanie Roche has weighed in on THAT photo with Messi and Ronaldo

She didn’t win the Puskas Award but Roche did get one special memento.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Graham Hunter: ‘The only way a move can happen is if Lionel Messi says ‘I want to leave”

The Spanish football expert believes no club can afford the Argentine’s buy-out clause.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Graham Hunter on Lionel Messi: ‘He wants to stay at a Barcelona that’s more to his liking’

The Spanish football expert talks to us about whether the Argentine attacker could genuinely swap the Nou Camp for pastures new.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s son was chuffed to run into Lionel Messi at the Ballon d’Or ceremony

Perhaps this will finally bring Messi and Ronaldo together.

Low: Forget Ballon d’Or, Lahm is best player of the decade

The Germany coach believes the defender deserves more credit for his talent.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Why the Ballon d’Or increasingly resembles the Eurovision song contest

Greater levels of political voting means the competition is at risk of losing credibility.

Messi stirs it up again by admitting he could leave Barcelona

Yesterday, it was all “lies.” Now it’s “I don’t know where I’ll be next year.”

# lionel-messi - Monday 12 January, 2015

Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up the greatest individual award in football

The striker won his second straight FIFA Ballon d’Or award tonight.

The incredible numbers behind Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer’s year

All three nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or have enjoyed a remarkable last twelve months.

‘It is all lies!’ – Leo Messi is furious with these transfer rumours

“I have never had any intention of leaving,” Messi says after bagging a goal and two assists against Atletico.

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