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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Friday 10 August, 2018

Messi succeeds Iniesta as Barcelona's new club captain

In a quartet of La Masia products, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto will act as vice captains.

# lionel-messi - Monday 6 August, 2018

Arturo Vidal ready to 'win everything' after agreeing €20m move to Barcelona

The Chilean midfielder is eyeing silverware after moving to the Camp Nou from Bayern.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'He's obsessed with being better than Messi' - Giggs' theory about Ronaldo's move to Juventus

Ronaldo signed from Real Madrid to Juventus earlier this week.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

# lionel-messi - Monday 9 July, 2018

'I'm not concerned - we stopped Messi and Eriksen, and we'll try do the same with Kane'

Croatia are braced for Gareth Southgate’s England.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'Without Messi we are just another team': Maradona laments Argentina's early exit

The 1986 World Cup winner did not see anything that surprised him as his country made their exit from Russia 2018.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 30 June, 2018

PSG duo eclipse Messi and Ronaldo on unforgettable day Star Power This post contains videos

PSG duo eclipse Messi and Ronaldo on unforgettable day

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé both produced performances to remember.

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.

Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup

France booked their place in the last eight of the World Cup as they overcame Argentina in a seven-goal thriller in Kazan.

# lionel-messi - Friday 29 June, 2018

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages? Top Drawer This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages?

There have been some unbelievable finishes in Russia over the past two weeks.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'Do they expect us to win 10-0?' - Pogba bemused by whistles from France fans

The Manchester United star believes supporters are expecting too much from Les Bleus, with jeers having greeted last-16 progress at World Cup 2018.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Messi stuns reporter by revealing he wore good-luck charm passed on by reporter's mother Magic This post contains videos

Messi stuns reporter by revealing he wore good-luck charm passed on by reporter's mother

Reporter Rama Pantorotto was left in utter disbelief at the gesture from Argentina’s captain.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves? Talking Point This post contains videos

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves?

The Barcelona star scored one of the goals of the tournament tonight, but his team were unconvincing.

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16 World Class This post contains videos

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16

The Barcelona star scored a brilliant goal tonight.

GOL! Messi opens World Cup account with stunning finish to get Argentina up and running Bienvenido This post contains videos

GOL! Messi opens World Cup account with stunning finish to get Argentina up and running

Lionel Messi has fired his side into an early lead in their must-win Group D fixture.

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup

Nigeria take on Argentina, with both sides’ World Cup hopes in the balance.

Messi stressed and unhappy at World Cup, says former team-mate

Pablo Zabaleta sympathises with his friend, who has not been at his best for Argentina.

# lionel-messi - Monday 25 June, 2018

Maradona says Messi 'not guilty of anything' as Argentina face potential World Cup exit

Diego Maradona has jumped to the defence of his country’s star player, who has come under increasing criticism.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

# 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.

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