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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Friday 22 June, 2018

Messi and Argentina's World Cup hopes are still alive - here's how they can progress

Nigeria’s win over Iceland has boosted the hopes of Jorge Sampaoli’s side.

Argentina deny reports players want manager out

Jorge Sampaoli has received criticism after his side were beaten by Croatia.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'

“I’m very hurt by this defeat,” says Jorge Sampaoli, “but I probably didn’t set up my team in the right way.”

Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory

A heavy defeat leaves Argentina on just one point after two games and on the cusp of an early exit.

'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend

The Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'It's not the usual combination, to be a footballer and filmmaker'

Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.

'Don't blame Messi', pleads Argentina boss

The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for three points.

'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels

The England captain says he is out to prove a point at the World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Monday 18 June, 2018

# lionel-messi - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi

The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Even Lionel Messi can't compensate for Argentina's flaws Problems This post contains videos

Even Lionel Messi can't compensate for Argentina's flaws

The pressure is on the world’s best player after his side were held to a disappointing draw today.

Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup debutants Iceland Report This post contains videos

Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup debutants Iceland

The Barcelona superstar had a difficult afternoon.

# lionel-messi - Friday 15 June, 2018

Argentina boss denies underestimating Iceland despite naming XI a day early

Marcos Rojo and Maxi Meza will start for Argentina against Iceland at Spartak Stadium on Saturday.

Ronaldo agrees to pay €18.8 million tax settlement - legal source

The deal between the fiscal authorities and the advisors of the star comes hours before Portugal face Spain.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

All hands on deck to help Messi perform at his best, say Argentina team-mates

Argentina get their World Cup campaign underway against Iceland on Saturday.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem Political Football

Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem

A Palestinian football boss had urged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi’s name if he played the match in Jerusalem.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'That's my style of play. You're not going to criticise Messi when he walks on the pitch'

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has responded to his critics.

# lionel-messi - Monday 4 June, 2018

Mastercard ends controversial meals-for-goals campaign with Neymar, Messi

The idea, due to run until March 2020, drew fire from many on social media.

An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games GAA Abroad This post contains videos

An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games

A small group of coaches from Ennis spent two weeks in Buenos Aires and Rosario teaching children the skills and traditions of GAA.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera All Too Easy This post contains videos

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera

Jorge Sampaoli’s side hammered Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires, with their talisman scoring three.

# lionel-messi - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Messi and Ronaldo are in a different orbit!' - Ramos not buying Salah comparisons

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said Liverpool’s star forward could not be compared with the La Liga duo.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Ex-Man United striker Falcao hit with €9 million fine and suspended prison sentence

Many of football’s greatest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been in similar trouble with the Spanish tax authorities.

# lionel-messi - Monday 21 May, 2018

'I arrived as a boy, I leave as a man' – Iniesta in emotional Barcelona farewell

The club legend addressed Camp Nou, saying one last goodbye on Sunday following his side’s match against Real Sociedad.

Messi claims fifth European Golden Shoe after winning Pichichi Trophy

The Argentine has finished the campaign as the top goalscorer on the continent after finding the net on 34 occasions in La Liga

# lionel-messi - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Stunner from Coutinho lights up Iniesta's Barca farewell match Legend This post contains videos

Stunner from Coutinho lights up Iniesta's Barca farewell match

The Brazilian sealed victory as his iconic team-mate brings down the curtain on a remarkable career with the Catalan giants.

# lionel-messi - Monday 14 May, 2018

Having been largely frozen out until now, Inter's star man makes provisional Argentina World Cup squad

Mauro Icardi has been in great form in Serie A.

Salah says he's not consistent enough yet to be compared with Messi and Ronaldo

‘Their performance level is stable. Yet, I need to maintain my high performance level for many seasons’

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Dembele at the double as champions Barcelona close in on historic unbeaten season Unstoppable This post contains videos

Dembele at the double as champions Barcelona close in on historic unbeaten season

Barcelona are two games away from going the whole La Liga season unbeaten after they thrashed Villarreal.

Atletico Madrid 'fed up' with Barcelona over 'inappropriate' pursuit of Griezmann

Atleti’s chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin says the Catalan club are showing ‘an absolute lack of respect’.

# lionel-messi - Monday 7 May, 2018

'No one has ever called to ask us how much Messi is worth' - Barca president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims no transfer discussions regarding Lionel Messi have ever taken place.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name

The Argentine star, the world’s highest earning footballer, rode out a challenge by a Spanish cycling gear manufacturer.

# lionel-messi - Monday 23 April, 2018

€25,000-a-minute Messi zooms past Ronaldo as top earner

Jose Mourinho tops the managers’ chart according to France Football magazine.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'If I smack Messi, I can't go back to Argentina!'

Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado, who will face his compatriot in the Copa del Rey final this weekend, says fouling him won’t work.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Celta Vigo push them close but 10-man Barca hang on to unbeaten record

Former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas grabbed a 2-2 draw for Celta Vigo against Barcelona.

# lionel-messi - Monday 16 April, 2018

Salah a serious rival to Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or battle, says former Liverpool great

Robbie Fowler has hailed the Egyptian’s efforts for club and country this season.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Messi 'sad and low' after Champions League exit - Valverde

The Argentine and his team-mates have been urged to put their European withdrawal behind them and wrap up the Spanish league title.

# lionel-messi - Friday 13 April, 2018

Demoralised Barcelona on course to make history

The Catalan club are aiming to complete a first invincible season.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Roma send Barcelona out of Europe after miracle comeback

Kostas Manolas claimed what is likely to be remembered as a famous goal in the Italian club’s history.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak Legend This post contains videos

Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak

The Argentina international was the star of the show at the Camp Nou with a magnificent treble.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Messi rescues leaders with late late show in Seville

Barcelona scored twice in 53 seconds during a frantic finish to Saturday’s La Liga clash with Sevilla.

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