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#Lionel Messi

# 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.

Messi, Ronaldo or Neuer? Who deserves to win tonight’s Ballon d’Or prize? Poll This post contains a poll

Messi, Ronaldo or Neuer? Who deserves to win tonight’s Ballon d’Or prize?

Have your say ahead of tonight’s gala event.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d’Or

Ahead of tomorrow night’s ceremony, we look at some of the greats who previously won the coveted prize.

Messi cannot accept squad rotation – Belletti

The former Barcelona full-back says the attacker has never liked being left among the substitutes.

# lionel-messi - Friday 9 January, 2015

I’ll sack Luis Enrique, Bartomeu tells Messi – Spanish TV

The controversial Spaniard’s reign looks to be coming to a swift end.

Fabregas: I’m not trying to lure Messi to Chelsea

He would say that though, wouldn’t he?

# lionel-messi - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Barca bounce back with Messi, Neymar and Suarez all among the goals

The trio struck as Luis Enrique’s side responded to their La Liga defeat on Sunday by producing a one-sided demolition of Elche.

Apparently the only thing keeping Messi at Barcelona is a deathbed promise to Tito Vilanova

A former Barcelona assistant says Messi would be gone otherwise.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

‘Lionel Messi worth €87m more than Cristiano Ronaldo’

The Argentine has topped a research group’s findings which tallied the 120 highest-valued footballers in the world.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

RTÉ to show coverage of Stephanie Roche’s big night in Zurich

The FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 ceremony, which takes place on Monday 12 January, sees the Irish athlete go up against James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 4 January, 2015

David Moyes masterminds an unlikely Real Sociedad win over Barcelona

Jordi Alba’s second-minute own goal proved the difference between the sides.

The Barcelona bench for tonight’s game with Real Sociedad is pretty spectacular

David Moyes was probably a relieved man before kick-off.

# lionel-messi - Friday 2 January, 2015

Lionel Messi shows off his incredible touch on Japanese TV

While Premier League stars have been busy, the Barcelona man has been off having fun in Asia.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Sometimes you forget how good Leo Messi was in 2014. Remind yourself. Leo This post contains videos

Sometimes you forget how good Leo Messi was in 2014. Remind yourself.

Happy Christmas, Leo – thanks for all of the joy you brought us this year.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Spanish football 2014: La Decima, Atleti reign supreme while Barca’s transition continues

Real Madrid finally picked up their 10th European Cup while Diego Simeone created miracles at the city’s other top-flight club.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Suarez finally gets off the mark in La Liga but brilliant Messi steals the show

The Uruguayan scored once while his team-mate bagged two more in the 5-0 drubbing of Cordoba.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

‘I always beat him at Fifa!’ – Messi fired up to face Aguero

The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the last 16 clash after Barca were drawn against City again

# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Lionel Messi in no-goal shocker as Barcelona held to disappointing draw with Getafe

The Catalans lose ground on Real Madrid who comfortably beat Almeria last night.

Denis Law thinks Ronaldo and Messi should share the Ballon d’Or

The United legend can’t separate the two superstars.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Lionel Messi moves onto 202 La Liga goals with hat-trick against Espanyol

The attacker scored his 21st league hat-trick in Sunday’s Catalan derby.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Messi is magical, Ronaldo isn’t – Ronaldinho

But the ex-Brazil star admits the Real Madrid talisman is a “very complete player”.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit

“[Children] read books about Messi and watch his games through the Internet.”

Liverpool set to sign the ‘Irish Messi’ – reports

After scoring seven goals in a trial game in Spain, Zak Gilsenan drew comparisons to the superstar.

# lionel-messi - Monday 1 December, 2014

POLL: Who deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

POLL: Who deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or?

Should Cristiano Ronaldo make it back-to-back victories or would you prefer to see it go elsewhere?

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