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#Lionel Messi

# 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s son was chuffed to run into Lionel Messi at the Ballon d’Or ceremony

Perhaps this will finally bring Messi and Ronaldo together.

Low: Forget Ballon d’Or, Lahm is best player of the decade

The Germany coach believes the defender deserves more credit for his talent.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Why the Ballon d’Or increasingly resembles the Eurovision song contest

Greater levels of political voting means the competition is at risk of losing credibility.

Messi stirs it up again by admitting he could leave Barcelona

Yesterday, it was all “lies.” Now it’s “I don’t know where I’ll be next year.”

# lionel-messi - Monday 12 January, 2015

Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up the greatest individual award in football

The striker won his second straight FIFA Ballon d’Or award tonight.

The incredible numbers behind Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer’s year

All three nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or have enjoyed a remarkable last twelve months.

‘It is all lies!’ – Leo Messi is furious with these transfer rumours

“I have never had any intention of leaving,” Messi says after bagging a goal and two assists against Atletico.

Messi, Ronaldo or Neuer? Who deserves to win tonight’s Ballon d’Or prize? Poll This post contains a poll

Messi, Ronaldo or Neuer? Who deserves to win tonight’s Ballon d’Or prize?

Have your say ahead of tonight’s gala event.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d’Or

Ahead of tomorrow night’s ceremony, we look at some of the greats who previously won the coveted prize.

Messi cannot accept squad rotation – Belletti

The former Barcelona full-back says the attacker has never liked being left among the substitutes.

# lionel-messi - Friday 9 January, 2015

I’ll sack Luis Enrique, Bartomeu tells Messi – Spanish TV

The controversial Spaniard’s reign looks to be coming to a swift end.

Fabregas: I’m not trying to lure Messi to Chelsea

He would say that though, wouldn’t he?

# lionel-messi - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Barca bounce back with Messi, Neymar and Suarez all among the goals

The trio struck as Luis Enrique’s side responded to their La Liga defeat on Sunday by producing a one-sided demolition of Elche.

Apparently the only thing keeping Messi at Barcelona is a deathbed promise to Tito Vilanova

A former Barcelona assistant says Messi would be gone otherwise.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

‘Lionel Messi worth €87m more than Cristiano Ronaldo’

The Argentine has topped a research group’s findings which tallied the 120 highest-valued footballers in the world.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

RTÉ to show coverage of Stephanie Roche’s big night in Zurich

The FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 ceremony, which takes place on Monday 12 January, sees the Irish athlete go up against James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 4 January, 2015

David Moyes masterminds an unlikely Real Sociedad win over Barcelona

Jordi Alba’s second-minute own goal proved the difference between the sides.

The Barcelona bench for tonight’s game with Real Sociedad is pretty spectacular

David Moyes was probably a relieved man before kick-off.

# lionel-messi - Friday 2 January, 2015

Lionel Messi shows off his incredible touch on Japanese TV

While Premier League stars have been busy, the Barcelona man has been off having fun in Asia.

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