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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Yesterday’s News

Fergie: Ronaldo would score a hat-trick at Millwall or Doncaster, I’m not sure Messi could

The ex-Man United manager discussed the best two players in the world over a couple of games of snooker with John Parrott.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Here’s why Horacio Agulla is better at rugby than you

Here’s why Horacio Agulla is better at rugby than you

Well at pointless rugby trick shots at least.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 19 April, 2015

8 years ago, a floppy-haired Argentine teenager announced himself on the world stage

Lionel Messi tore Getafe apart with a goal that drew instant comparisons with Diego Maradona.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Luke Modric is among the stars to feature in our lineup.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Nutmeg king Suarez makes a show of Luiz and hands Barca commanding first leg lead

Luis Enrique’s men were 3-1 winners in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final in Paris.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 11 April, 2015

The La Liga title race was blown wide open this evening

Barcelona blew at two-goal lead at Sevilla to leave the door open for rivals Real.

‘Ronaldo and Messi don’t save lives!’ – Mourinho baffled by footballers’ influence

The Portuguese coach continues to be amazed at how well-respected and loved players are in the world.

# lionel-messi - Friday 10 April, 2015

Robbie Keane is one of the world’s ‘most important’ footballers

The Ireland striker is named alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and erm, Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Soccer millionaire Angel Di Maria sold for 20 footballs

Poor clubs across South America are getting ready to celebrate stars like the Argentina international.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Messi’s cracking curler and 2 from Suarez put Barcelona 4 points clear

The Catalan giants took another step towards La Liga glory with a routine 4-0 win over Almeria.

# 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.

‘Messi-obsessed Ronaldo should be sold by Real Madrid*’

*If they need the money.

# 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.

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