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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Today’s News

A team of legends who’ve never won an international trophy

Lionel Messi has a chance to make history tonight in the Copa América final, but these players never tasted international success.

Can Messi end Argentina’s 22-year wait for silverware in tonight’s Copa America final?

The 2014 World Cup runners-up face hosts Chile in Santiago tonight.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Lionel Messi’s glorious piece of skill was the highlight of last night’s Copa semi

The Barcelona superstar was at his influential best against Paraguay.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

‘Money-hungry Madrid want everything Barcelona have’

The head of La Liga, Javier Tebas, has slammed the Spanish club over the issue of broadcasting rights.

# lionel-messi - Monday 29 June, 2015

Milan legend says Zlatan Ibrahimovic may ‘even be superior to Messi’

The Milan legend has mixed feelings over the potential return of Ibrahimovic to the San Siro.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 27 June, 2015

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

‘It makes me feel a little bit uneasy’ – Kilbane rejects claims of Messi payment

The ex-Ireland international has responded to reports in an Argentine newspaper today.

FAI consider legal action after claims Ireland players were paid $10k each to go easy on Messi

Newspaper La Nacion alleges that the former president of the Argentine Football Association sanctioned the payments for the 2010 friendly in Dublin.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Elimination didn’t stop a Jamaican player from taking a selfie with Lionel Messi last night

“Today was the best day of my life because I was able to take a photo with Lionel Messi.”

# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 June, 2015

‘He who doesn’t love Messi knows nothing about football’

Tevez has launched a passionate defence of team-mate Lionel Messi ahead of their Copa American opener.

Lionel Messi hails ‘exceptional’ Wayne Rooney

The Argentine has praised the England captain’s technical ability.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

After a dream season, Messi has received some bad news about his tax evasion charges

The Barcelona forward is now due to stand trial on accusations he defrauded authorities

‘Lionel Messi’s resurgence down to change of diet’

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired Barcelona to a historic treble after giving up processed food last July

‘Eden Hazard worth more than Cristiano Ronaldo’

A CIES Football Observatory study into the transfer values of the world’s leading footballers sees Lionel Messi top the charts.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Messi already looks a shoo-in for Ballon d’Or and more Champions League talking points

Barcelona secured their fifth European Cup in thrilling fashion this evening.

Suarez, Neymar strike to seal Barca’s treble

Luis Enrique capped his first season as the Catalan side’s head coach by matching Pep Guardiola’s feat

6 talking points ahead of the Champions League final

Juventus take on firm favourites Barcelona in the Estádio da Luz on Saturday night in search of the ultimate prize.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Slimline Lionel Messi back on top of the world

For the first time in six years he went trophyless at club level with Barcelona last season.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Gigi Buffon has given Lionel Messi one of the strangest compliments we’ve ever heard

It beats just saying ‘he’s good a football’ mind.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Leo Messi’s cup final goal was from another galaxy, shrugs Luis Enrique

Leo Messi’s cup final goal was from another galaxy, shrugs Luis Enrique

The Spanish boss has suggested that he was not pleased by Neymar’s showboating at the end of the fixture as Barcelona moved close to the treble.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

# lionel-messi - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Ronaldo might have scored another hat-trick … but Messi won the league for Barcelona

Ronaldo took his La Liga tally to 45 for the season but the most important goal of the night belonged to Leo Messi.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Obsessed with a fictional Football Manager striker: The week’s best sportswriting

There’s also the story behind an iconic sports pic and how Bill Simmons fell out with ESPN.

Is it possible for an athlete to have a bad diet and still be world class?

Professor Asker Jeukendrup chats to The42 about optimal recovery, nutrition and Lionel Messi.

# lionel-messi - Friday 8 May, 2015

‘I’ll never forget Messi for giving me Cordoba penalty’

The Brazilian was astounded by the Argentine, who is battling Ronaldo for the title of La Liga’s top scorer.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 7 May, 2015

15 reasons why Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer ever

Even Eamon Dunphy, who believes football is ‘dying’ and that Michel Platini was overrated, thinks he’s a genius.

Messi reminiscent of Pele in 1970 and more Champions League talking points

Also, why it’s harsh to single out Gareth Bale and how Neuer justified his world-class tag.

‘No comparison between Messi and Ronaldo’ – Dunphy

The Argentine superstar was labelled a “genius” after his performance last night.

‘Lionel Messi isn’t Barcelona’s only piece of art’

Luis Enrique also credited Pep Guardiola for sticking to his philosophy.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Guardiola: ‘No defence can stop Messi, he’s too good’

Mind games from Pep ahead of his return to Camp Nou?

# lionel-messi - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Lionel Messi dedicated Barcelona’s win last night to his late coach RIP

Lionel Messi dedicated Barcelona’s win last night to his late coach

Meanwhile, Real Madrid decreased their rivals’ lead at the top to two points.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 25 April, 2015

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.

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