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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Messi ensures winning start for new Barcelona boss Setien

The new boss harked back to Guardiola’s days with his selection but like all of his predecessors, ended the night thanking his No.10.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 4 January, 2020

De Jong sent off as Espanyol rescue late derby draw against Barcelona

Frenkie de Jong was sent off in the second half as Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Espanyol in the derby.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020

After a hugely successful 2019, the Argentina forward is well on his way to achieving several more personal milestones.

Ex-CEO reveals how Man City accidentally bid for Leo Messi

They missed out, of course, and signed Robinho instead.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Messi rings up 50th goal in 2019 as Barca take top spot

It’s the ninth time this decade that Messi has scored 50 calendar year goals.

# lionel-messi - Friday 20 December, 2019

Salah has shades of Messi - Wenger

The Egypt international has won the Premier League’s Golden Boot award for the past two seasons.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Tense Clasico at Camp Nou finishes goalless

Gareth Bale had a goal chalked off as Barcelona and Real Madrid couldn’t be separated.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Messi scores yet another hat-trick as Barcelona wallop Mallorca The Best Ever This post contains videos

Messi scores yet another hat-trick as Barcelona wallop Mallorca

Real Madrid maintained their fine form with victory over Espanyol.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Rapinoe asks Ronaldo and Messi to 'help' in fight against racism, sexism

The United States international won the women’s Ballon d’Or this week.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'Real Madrid decided that Cristiano should not win the Ballon d'Or' - Chiellini

The star was robbed of the prize last year, according to his Juventus team-mate.

Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi

He may have finished runner up to Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but Virgil van Dijk had no qualms about losing out to the Barcelona star.

# lionel-messi - Monday 2 December, 2019

Lionel Messi beats Virgil van Dijk to Ballon d'Or prize

The Argentine superstar has won the prize for a record sixth time.

Who should win the Ballon D'Or tonight? Poll This post contains a poll

Who should win the Ballon D'Or tonight?

Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo battle it out for the men’s award, while Megan Rapinoe is favourite to claim the women’s prize.

# lionel-messi - Friday 29 November, 2019

Gerrard insists 'faultless' Van Dijk deserves Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi

The Rangers manager is backing the Liverpool defender to win the award at the expense of the Barcelona star.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Messi breaks Champions League record in Dortmund win Superstar This post contains videos

Messi breaks Champions League record in Dortmund win

Borussia Dortmund need to win on the final matchday to qualify from the Champions League group stage after a 3-1 loss away to Barcelona.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Barcelona's €120 million man admits to lacking confidence

Antoine Griezmann spoke about life at Camp Nou ahead of the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Messi bags injury-time penalty after Barca star clashes with Cavani in entertaining draw STAR NAMES This post contains videos

Messi bags injury-time penalty after Barca star clashes with Cavani in entertaining draw

Argentina faced their South American rivals Uruguay in Tel Aviv last night.

# lionel-messi - Friday 15 November, 2019

Messi hits winner on international return from ban as Argentina overcome Brazil

The Barcelona star scored the only goal of the game in a friendly in Riyadh.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Brilliant 93rd-minute Douglas Costa goal seals Juve's place in Champions League last 16 Late Late Show This post contains videos

Brilliant 93rd-minute Douglas Costa goal seals Juve's place in Champions League last 16

The Serie A side have qualified with two games to spare.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Real and Atletico Madrid fail to capitalise after Barca's slip-up

It means the Catalan club remain top of La Liga on goal difference.

Barcelona stunned after second-half collapse

Real Madrid have the chance to go top of La Liga after their rivals suffered a shock defeat to Levante.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Ramos joins Messi in exclusive La Liga goalscoring club as Real Madrid prevail

The 33-year-old scored a penalty against Leganes to maintain an impressive run.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Regal Messi steals the show as Barcelona hammer Real Valladolid

The Argentine scored twice and set up another two as the champions returned to the summit of La Liga.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Messi creates history with goal that helps Barcelona edge Slavia Prague

Messi became the first player ever to score at least once in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'I wasn't nervous at all' - The man behind football's most iconic penalty

Antonin Panenka’s technique has been imitated by some of the game’s biggest stars.

# 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.

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