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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Today’s News

Missed Messi penalty proves costly as Barcelona's 29-game unbeaten run ends

Espanyol stunned the La Liga leaders in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals

# lionel-messi - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Messi breaks Muller's record with his 366th league goal for Barcelona

Barcelona were 2-0 down against Real Sociedad before fighting back to claim the victory and break a long winless run at Anoeta.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Tax authorities investigate payments from Barca to Messi's foundation

They’re suspicious that payments from the club may have been used to help the player evade taxes

# lionel-messi - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Messi inspires rout with Coutinho watching on as holders Barcelona book quarter-final spot Copa Del Rey This post contains videos

Messi inspires rout with Coutinho watching on as holders Barcelona book quarter-final spot

The Argentine superstar was on target along with Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic tonight.

# lionel-messi - Monday 8 January, 2018

Franck Ribery on Ballon d’Or: 'It was as if it was stolen from me'

The Frenchman has complained about the lack of support he is given from his homeland in 2013.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Leo Messi equals Gerd Muller's record ahead of Coutinho's arrival

Barcelona’s unbeaten league season continued with a comfortable win over Levante.

# lionel-messi - Friday 5 January, 2018

Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports

According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract the star signed last November includes a clause stating as much.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Messi: I'm not the perfect player... I need to practice penalties

The Barcelona superstar insists that he still needs to work on scoring from the spot as he prepares for this summer’s World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Friday 29 December, 2017

'At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne'

Xavi sees similarities between the great side he graced and the Etihad outfit.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'You earn 100 pesos a month, idiot' - Argentina coach Sampaoli apologises after outburst

The Albiceleste boss has been criticised for a late-night argument with the authorities.

# lionel-messi - Monday 25 December, 2017

Cha-ching! These were the top 10 highest-paid teams in world sport this year

US teams, and basketball in particular, dominate the 2017 list.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Watch: Lionel Messi assists third Barcelona goal with only one boot on Out Of This World This post contains videos

Watch: Lionel Messi assists third Barcelona goal with only one boot on

The Argentina superstar somehow lost his footwear, but still managed to set Aleix Vidal to score against Real Madrid

Messi and Suarez inspire Barcelona to historic El Clasico win over 10-man Real

It is the first time ever that the Catalan side have won three consecutive games at the Bernabeu.

As it happened: Real Madrid v Barcelona, El Clasico

Real Madrid took on Barcelona, with Zinedine Zidane’s men badly needing a win to stay in the title race.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Lionel Messi pays €100,000 to bail brother out of house arrest in Argentina

Matias Messi was sentenced to house arrest last week for possession of a gun.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Ronaldo: 'I've always wanted to make my mark in the world of football and I've done it'

After receiving his fifth Ballon d’or earlier this month Cristiano Ronaldo said he was honoured to share an era of individual success with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'Cristiano has the most profitable ego in the history of football' - Real legend Valdano

The Portugal superstar is not driven by his rivalry with the Barcelona forward, instead by his desire for self-improvement.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Suarez and Messi restore five-point La Liga lead as Barca see off Villarreal

Barcelona ended a run of back-to-back draws in La Liga thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

# lionel-messi - Friday 8 December, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo: I’m the best player in history

After drawing level with Lionel Messi in terms of Ballon d’Ors won, the Portuguese says that he’s “never seen anyone better” than himself.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Ronaldo awarded record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or under the Eiffel Tower

The Real Madrid superstar has drawn level with rival Lionel Messi today.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Years ago my body didn't feel it but now it starts to feel the strain'

Lionel Messi believes that rest is vital at this stage of his career.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Kylian Mbappe shows his incredible talent and racks up another Champions League record

Still only 18, he’s set to be one of the greatest players we’ve ever seen.

'One makes the other better and vice-versa. This duel will continue for some time'

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are Ballon d’Or favourites again this year and Zinedine Zidane expects them to keep dominating.

# lionel-messi - Monday 4 December, 2017

Vandals destroy Messi statue for the second time this year

The Barcelona forward’s legs were cut off.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Barca drop more points as former Liverpool striker scores for Celta Vigo All Square This post contains videos

Barca drop more points as former Liverpool striker scores for Celta Vigo

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were on target for La Liga’s leaders at Camp Nou.

# lionel-messi - Monday 27 November, 2017

Lionel Messi's new contract has a €700 million buyout clause

Blaugrana director Guillermo Amor believes that the Argentine’s astronomical sum should scare off any pursuer.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia

The ball bounced inside the goal line but the referee waved play on.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Confirmed! Lionel Messi signs contract extension with Barcelona

The new deal will see the star player remain with the club through 2020/21 season.

# lionel-messi - Friday 24 November, 2017

Messi beats Bas Dost and Aubameyang to the European Golden Shoe

The Argentine superstar was awarded the prize for the fourth time in his career today.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We can win if the short one doesn't play': Sporting's Jesus hoping for more Messi rest

The Portuguese side’s manager had a cheeky request after seeing the Argentine benched in Turin

Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points

The Red Devils were just moments away from securing a 0-0 draw needed to top their group.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Surprise as Lionel Messi not included in Barcelona XI to face Juventus

With qualification for the last 16 just a point away for the visitors, coach Ernesto Valverde sprang an unexpected decision.

# 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.

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