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# lionel-messi - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Messi cuts short holiday and he (and his new blonde hair) could now feature in Dublin friendly

The Catalan giants head for a training camp in England next week, before playing Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

# lionel-messi - Friday 22 July, 2016

'Whenever you need a friend, come to my house for tea': Pep Guardiola surprises 7-year-old fan Football Friends This post contains videos

'Whenever you need a friend, come to my house for tea': Pep Guardiola surprises 7-year-old fan

Braydon thought he was being interviewed by the club’s media department rather than the new manager.

# lionel-messi - Monday 18 July, 2016

Ronaldo and Messi leading contenders for Uefa award, Will Grigg voted in top 25

Gareth Bale, Manuel Neuer and Luis Suarez also made the 10-man shortlist.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Barcelona set up campaign 'in support' of Lionel Messi after prison sentence for tax fraud

‘We want Leo to know that he is not alone’, the Catalan club have said.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Lionel Messi and his father handed 21-month suspended sentence for tax fraud

The Barcelona star has also been fined €2 million but he is unlikely to serve time in prison.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

After the retirement of Messi, Argentine football has been dealt another blow

Coach Gerardo Martino has resigned as the country prepares for the Olympics.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'Messi is telling us to stop busting his balls' - Maradona

Former Argentina captain Lionel Messi should be left alone for the time being, according to Diego Maradona.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

'He has to stay' - Maradona calls on Messi to continue with Argentina

Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer dropped a bombshell following Sunday’s Copa America final loss to Chile.

# lionel-messi - Monday 27 June, 2016

Lionel Messi announces international retirement after penalty miss in Copa defeat Emotional Mess This post contains videos

Lionel Messi announces international retirement after penalty miss in Copa defeat

The 29-year-old showed the strain of losing another international final as Chile claimed the Copa America on penalties.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Record-breaker Messi hits stunning free-kick as Argentina storm into Copa America final

Argentina will face either Chile or Colombia in Sunday’s final.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 12 June, 2016

# lionel-messi - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Argentina 5-0 Panama: Masterful Messi scores second-half hat trick

The Argentina captain scored three goals in the second half to see the 14-time Copa America champions through to the next round.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Ronaldo named the world's highest-paid athlete for the first time

Lionel Messi, LeBron James and Roger Federer were next in line.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

'Grandma, I will miss you so much' - Tearful Di Maria inspires Argentina at Copa Emotional This post contains videos

'Grandma, I will miss you so much' - Tearful Di Maria inspires Argentina at Copa

Gerardo Martino’s side secured an impressive victory despite the absence of Lionel Messi.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Beleaguered Messi arrives in California as he bids to end Copa America hoodoo

The 28-year-old playmaker later took to the field during training near Argentina’s San Jose base.

# lionel-messi - Friday 3 June, 2016

Messi compared to 'crime boss' at tax fraud trial

Mario Maza, the state attorney representing tax authorities in the trial, is seeking a prison sentence of 22 and a half months for the footballer.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection

Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.

# lionel-messi - Friday 27 May, 2016

Court date will force Messi to clock up a lot of air miles before Copa America kick-off

Messi and his father face three counts of tax fraud.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 22 May, 2016

This unbelievable Messi pass was the highlight as Barcelona completed the double Champions This post contains videos

This unbelievable Messi pass was the highlight as Barcelona completed the double

The Catalan side beat Sevilla 2-0 after extra-time to win the Copa del Rey.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

'He could score a hat-trick for Stockport' - Ferguson on why Ronaldo edges Messi

It is a seemingly never-ending point of debate in football. Who is better: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Messi: 'It would hugely please Barca if Atletico beat Real in the Champions League final'

Lionel Messi has admitted everybody at Barcelona wants Real Madrid to finish the season empty-handed.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Barca run riot in the Catalan derby to leave themselves needing 1 more win On The Brink This post contains videos

Barca run riot in the Catalan derby to leave themselves needing 1 more win

Luis Suarez, Messi, Neymar and Rafinha all chipped in with goals as Luis Enrique’s men recorded a 5-0 win against Espanyol.

# lionel-messi - Monday 2 May, 2016

'Messi never cheats, his behaviour is exemplary'

The 36-year-old has defended the Argentina international from accusations he gets special treatment.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Thierry Henry reserves high praise for 'man-of-the-match' Shane Long

The Ireland striker earned plenty of plaudits for his performance this afternoon.

Lionel Messi and Steph Curry have a strong bromance going on

The NBA’s best player took to social media to show off a tasty gift he’d received from the Barcelona attacker.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Four for superb Suarez as Barca go back to the summit To The Four This post contains videos

Four for superb Suarez as Barca go back to the summit

Neymar and Lionel Messi were also on target for Luis Enrique’s side against Sporting Gijon.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Back to his best? 7 incredible stats after Lionel Messi's superb display last night

The Argentine superstar has more assists than anyone else in La Liga since 1980.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Valencia blow Spanish title race wide open as Barcelona lose 3 on the trot

The Catalan giants were handed a 2-1 defeat at the Camp Nou tonight.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Leo Messi mired in worst Barca drought since 2010

The Barcelona talisman has not scored at club level for five matches, his worst run in six years.

Lionel Messi out of sorts and more Champions League talking points

Plus, master strategist Diego Simeone enhances reputation following another impressive win.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Barcelona were livid after this controversial decision late on tonight Anger This post contains videos

Barcelona were livid after this controversial decision late on tonight

Gabi and Atletico Madrid breathed a sight of relief following a let-off in the dying stages of their Champions League quarter-final.

Atletico stun Barcelona to secure Champions League semi-final spot

Diego Simeone’s side overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Will Lionel Messi end his goal drought and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Bayern Munich can’t afford to be complacent in Portugal.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

As it happened: Barcelona v Atletico Madrid, Champions League quarter-final

Barcelona took on Atletico Madrid, with a place in the Champions League semis up for grabs.

# lionel-messi - Monday 4 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Putin and Cameron among world leaders and celebrities connected with high-profile Panama Papers Panama Papers

Putin and Cameron among world leaders and celebrities connected with high-profile Panama Papers

The enormous leak of tax-related documents sees multiple world leaders connected, together with celebrities like soccer star Lionel Messi and actor Jackie Chan.

# lionel-messi - Friday 1 April, 2016

Ronaldo lacks the Clasico legacy of Messi… and is running out of time to build one

On Saturday, the Portuguese superstar needs to make his mark in order to safeguard his legacy.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 31 March, 2016

We’ll Leave It There So: McGregor rematch set, Walters remains upbeat and all today’s sport

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi’s charity donation has backfired spectacularly and it was a great day for former Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons.

Lionel Messi under fire for ‘humiliating’ boot donation

Member of Parliament and TV presenter Said Hasasin has responded furiously to the act.

# lionel-messi - Monday 28 March, 2016

‘I didn’t think I was good enough for Barcelona’

The Uruguay striker has been in devastating form since joining the Blaugrana in 2014.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Woman suffers broken arm after being struck by Messi’s ferocious shot Lionel Messi This post contains videos

Woman suffers broken arm after being struck by Messi’s ferocious shot

The Villareal fan was in agony after receiving the blow.

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