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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'If it touches his heart to go, I would support him but I would love for him to stay in Barcelona' 10

'If it touches his heart to go, I would support him but I would love for him to stay in Barcelona'

Ronaldinho says that he’ll stand by Lionel Messi no matter where his future takes him.

# lionel-messi - Friday 10 November, 2017

Lionel Messi confused an Argentinian teammate for a fan and posed for a photo with him

Sebastian Driussi had his very own ‘unidentified fan’ moment.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Barcelona's Paco Alcacer comes in from the cold to be their two-goal hero against Sevilla

Ernesto Valverde’s side restored their four-point lead over Valencia and are now a whopping 11 clear of Real Madrid.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Messi and Paulinho on target as Barca boss Valverde enjoys victorious return to Bilbao

The Catalan club extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games and now lead the table by four points.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Russia World Cup is safe despite threatening Messi poster by pro-ISIS group, says ambassador

The poster of Lionel Messi shows him crying tears of blood.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Who did Ireland's representatives vote for in Fifa's Best Player award?

Each international captain and manager is given a say along with one member of the media.

# lionel-messi - Monday 23 October, 2017

Here's the FIFPro World XI as Ronaldo and Messi feature for the 11th year

The star duo share the record for most appearances in the side, which is now in its 13th edition.

'I ruined myself' - Former Real Madrid and Italy star admits his own attitude was his limiting factor

Antonio Cassano, now 35, feels he did not fulfill his potential due to his approach to football.

# lionel-messi - Friday 20 October, 2017

Neymar told teammates he was leaving Barcelona at Lionel Messi's wedding

The forward insisted at his unveiling he only made the decision to accept PSG’s proposal two days before the deal was completed.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 19 October, 2017

The eight records Lionel Messi now holds after his 100th European club goal last night

The Argentinian became just the second player to reach 100 goals in European club competition.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Real Madrid star accused of half a million euro tax fraud

Authorities believe Marcelo hid €490,917 earned from his image rights.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'

Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.

Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup Goat This post contains videos

Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Meanwhile, Chile were knocked out on a dramatic day in the South American qualifiers.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

U2 delay concert in Argentina to allow fans watch crucial World Cup qualifier

Argentina need a win against Ecuador to have a chance of securing one of the four automatic qualification spots for the tournament in Russia.

# lionel-messi - Monday 9 October, 2017

7 Premier League players among the Ballon d'Or nominees

The usual suspects like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi also feature on the 30-man shortlist.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Messi gets 'pissed off' if he doesn't get the ball - Xavi

Xavi Hernandez says both Barcelona and Argentina must maximise Messi’s talent.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Barcelona win behind closed doors amid referendum turmoil

Goals from Messi and Busquets sealed the victory, while some Barca fans threatened a peaceful pitch invasion.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team'

Xavi believes Argentina will reach the World Cup in spite of fundamental problems on and off the field.

# lionel-messi - Monday 25 September, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo's slow start to the season sparks Ballon d'Or race

The Portuguese star remains the strong favourite to match Lionel Messi’s record of five wins.

# lionel-messi - Friday 22 September, 2017

The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award

The Portuguese claimed the prize in 2016 and is the favourite again this year.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'Neymar would not have done that to Messi... He was like a little boy annoying him'

Former Uruguay star Diego Forlan has criticised the Brazilian superstar’s recent behaviour.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Watch: Majestic Messi leads Barca romp with four goals World Class This post contains videos

Watch: Majestic Messi leads Barca romp with four goals

Barcelona blew Eibar away at Camp Nou on Tuesday, as the brilliant Argentine superstar again took centre-stage.

# lionel-messi - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Kane doesn't need titles to show he's one of the best'

Mauricio Pochettino says his star striker does not need to leave Spurs to achieve greatness.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Magnificent Lionel Messi finally beats Buffon as Barcelona seriously impress against Juve Long Time Coming This post contains videos

Magnificent Lionel Messi finally beats Buffon as Barcelona seriously impress against Juve

The Argentine made it look very easy in the Catalan’s Champions League opener.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Lionel Messi grabs a derby hat-trick as Barca open up four-point lead over bitter rivals Leading Man This post contains videos

Lionel Messi grabs a derby hat-trick as Barca open up four-point lead over bitter rivals

Despite a chaotic transfer window, things are going well under new coach Ernesto Valverde.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Lionel Messi may not be at next year's World Cup, as Argentina's qualification hopes suffer blow Setback This post contains videos

Lionel Messi may not be at next year's World Cup, as Argentina's qualification hopes suffer blow

Chile, meanwhile, are also facing an uphill fight to qualify.

What football boots do Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar & the other top stars wear?

It’s a pretty competitive market these days.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Welcome Messi' - Real Madrid social media accounts hacked

The incident follows a recent takeover of Barcelona’s official Twitter account

# lionel-messi - Friday 18 August, 2017

Barcelona to pay tribute to terror victims

13 were killed in an attack on the city on Thursday and the club’s players took time to remember those who died.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack Solidarity

'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack

Germany has called the attack “revolting”.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Buffon sandwiched between Ronaldo and Messi on three-man Uefa Player of the Year shortlist

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made it into the top 10, meanwhile.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Rooney: Only Messi or Ronaldo could break my Man United record

The striker left Old Trafford as the record goalscorer this summer and he cannot imagine his name being knocked off the charts any time soon.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'It was an enormous pleasure': Leo Messi bids heartfelt farewell to Neymar

Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez combined for 364 goals during the reign of Barcelona’s famed ‘MSN’ strikeforce, which is soon to be no more.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

He's going nowhere: Barcelona announce new Messi contract

The attacker has signed on until 2021.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge 8 desperately important things you need to know about Lionel Messi's glitzy wedding I Do

8 desperately important things you need to know about Lionel Messi's glitzy wedding

It has been called the “wedding of the century”.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Messi at 30: From the Champions League to the World Cup - 10 of his best goals

As Lionel Messi celebrates his 30th birthday, we look back at the best goals of the Barcelona and Argentina superstar’s career.

Messi turns 30: Leo or Cristiano? Cherish them both as time waits for no one

‘You are alive in the time of Messi and Ronaldo and should cherish both of them while you still can.’

# lionel-messi - Friday 23 June, 2017

Lionel Messi's prison sentence swapped for fine

The Argentina international’s has been hit with a reported €255,000 loss.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Ronaldo remains 'silent' amid tax evasion accusations

The Portuguese attacker is accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities out of almost €15 million.

# lionel-messi - Monday 12 June, 2017

Are these the 10 most valuable players in football?

25-year-old Brazilian Neymar tops the list, which factors in age, contract, position and club status among other variables.

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