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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Messi on target to ensure frantic week ends in comfortable Barca win

Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez also scored in a comfortable win over Eibar.

# lionel-messi - Friday 18 October, 2019

'There are people who don't want Neymar to return' - Messi

The Blaugrana superstar says the Brazilian international’s controversial departure has left a bad taste in the mouth of some at Camp Nou.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 17 October, 2019

15 years on from Barca debut, another landmark for Lionel Messi

His efforts helped Barca to successfully defend the La Liga title.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Messi: I almost left Barcelona five years ago

The Argentine star was unhappy after he and his father were charged with tax fraud.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Suarez, Dembele and Messi shine as Griezmann left out of Barcelona win

The €120million signing had to be content with a place among the substitutes.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'He doesn't talk much and neither do I, so it is difficult for us' - Griezmann trying to bond with Messi

The Argentinian’s injury problems have also made it difficult for the pair to build a connection.

# lionel-messi - Friday 27 September, 2019

Valverde reveals that Barcelona will appeal €300 fine over Griezmann transfer

Barca signed Griezmann in July for €120million but Atletico Madrid claimed they were owed a further €80m.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Messi injured again as Barcelona get much-needed win over Villarreal

The Argentine was forced off at half time in what was his first start of the season.

# lionel-messi - Monday 23 September, 2019

Messi and Klopp are the big men's winners at the Fifa awards, but who voted for whom?

Seamus Coleman picked Messi, Mick McCarthy recognised Klopp while Ronaldo voted for none of his direct rivals and then didn’t bother turning up.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Shock Granada win sees Barcelona endure worst start to La Liga season since 1994

Goals from Ramon Azeez and Alvaro Vadillo earned promoted Granada a famous 2-0 win.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Xavi backs Sterling to succeed Messi as best player in the world

Raheem Sterling is more advanced than Neymar, Mbappe and Salah, according to the Barcelona legend.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

16-year-old starts and Messi returns as Barcelona held by Dortmund

Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a Marco Reus penalty as the Catalan side just about did enough to draw.

# lionel-messi - Friday 13 September, 2019

'He is a potential Ballon d’Or winner over the next four or five years'

Raheem Sterling’s rapid development has left Jamie Carragher very impressed.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Messi tells Dembele to step up and be more professional at Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele has struggled for consistency since joining Barcelona, with Lionel Messi telling him to improve his professionalism.

'I would be thrilled if Neymar came back' - Messi

The summer transfer window saw an on-off soap opera surrounding the 27-year-old’s apparent desire to leave PSG.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Sterling striving for longevity to match Messi and Ronaldo

England’s Raheem Sterling is one of the form men in world football but says he cannot yet compare to Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

# lionel-messi - Friday 6 September, 2019

Messi's annual Barcelona exit option does not worry Pique

The clause is said to have come into effect when five-time Ballon d’Or winner turned 32 in June.

# lionel-messi - Monday 2 September, 2019

Liverpool stars nominated for Fifa awards

Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Jurgen Klopp are among those to have been recognised.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Van Dijk unworthy of Uefa prize ahead of Ronaldo and Messi, says Ferdinand Award Season This post contains videos

Van Dijk unworthy of Uefa prize ahead of Ronaldo and Messi, says Ferdinand

The Netherlands defender wan named Uefa Player of the Season this week.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Virgil van Dijk pips Messi and Ronaldo to Uefa Men's Player of the Year award

The defender’s displays in Liverpool’s Champions League success have been recognised with the prize.

# lionel-messi - Friday 16 August, 2019

Messi ruled out of Barcelona's La Liga opener tonight

Ernesto Valverde indicated the Barcelona captain will miss Friday’s game against Athletic Bilbao.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Virgil van Dijk included on three-man shortlist for Uefa Player of the Year

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also make the cut.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

TV Wrap - Amazon's stunning new football docuseries an antidote to Premier League nonsense

The streaming service has — in partnership with Starbucks — released a new six-part series of films called This is Football.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Messi given three-month Argentina ban for accusing CONMEBOL of 'corruption'

Messi was sent off as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America third-place play-off last month.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'We knew the losing team would look for someone to blame' - Copa America ref hits back at Messi criticisms

Ecuadoran official Roddy Zambrano was thrust into the spotlight after last week’s semi-final between Argentina and Brazil.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'Messi played the referee against PSG' - Silva

The Brazilian believes the Barcelona man has previously profited from poor calls at club level.

# lionel-messi - Monday 8 July, 2019

Uefa denies issuing Nations League invite to Argentina after Messi row

Argentina’s fury at their Copa America exit prompted reports they could play in European competitions.

Messi needs to have more respect, Brazil coach insists

Tite was unhappy with the Barcelona playmaker after his ‘corruption’ comments.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 7 July, 2019

South American bosses hit back at 'unacceptable' Messi comments

CONMEBOL released a statement in response to claims made by the Argentine superstar.

Messi slams 'corruption' in South American football after being sent off in Copa America

Lionel Messi was vocal after being sent off in Argentina’s win over Chile.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Messi bizarrely sent off as Argentina beat Chile to Copa America third place Argy Bargy This post contains videos

Marking Messi with diarrhoea 'very complicated', says Brazil defender Marquinhos

The defender received treatment for vomiting and diarrhoea on the day of Brazil’s win over Argentina.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Messi slams 'bulls**t' officiating after Argentina's Copa America exit

The Argentina star was furious following last night’s semi-final defeat to Brazil in Belo Horizonte.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Messi seeking international silverware as Argentina and Brazil clash in Copa semi-final

The two old rivals meet tonight in a huge South American tie.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches

While recognising that he has been far from his best in Brazil, the Barcelona star believes the grounds-keeping has also been sub-par.

# lionel-messi - Friday 28 June, 2019

Argentina set up mouth-watering semi-final with Brazil by downing Venezuela

Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso secured a 2-0 quarter-final victory.

# lionel-messi - Monday 24 June, 2019

'Why doesn't he win in Europe?' - Louis van Gaal takes aim at Lionel Messi

The former Blaugrana manager thinks that some of his successors have given the Argentina international too much freedom.

Argentina seem to be at war, says coach

Lionel Scaloni believes there is too much pressure on his side at the Copa America.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Messi rescues Argentina at Copa America as Paraguay pay penalty

Messi salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay last night.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi

The Barcelona talisman remains without a major international trophy, but Fabio Capello feels he is not to blame for that failure

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