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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Messi hails Barcelona's 'small step towards treble'

The Argentine superstar has his eyes on three trophies to end the season.

Solskjaer suggests Manchester United are 'years' behind Barcelona

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits there is much rebuilding work needed at Manchester United after their Champions League exit.

All the goals from tonight's Barca-Man United clash World Class This post contains videos

All the goals from tonight's Barca-Man United clash

The Catalan side ultimately secured a place in the semi-finals.

Messi in 'perfect shape' as he bids to end quarter-final drought

The 31-year-old has not scored at this stage of the competition since 2013.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Late Messi and Suarez goals rescue a draw to spare Barcelona's blushes in eight-goal thriller

Villarreal looked to be on course for a victory before a late rally from the visitors.

# lionel-messi - Monday 1 April, 2019

'You can't say it' - Pope Francis warns public to stop comparing Messi to God

The head of the Catholic Church believes that this level of adoration for the star player could be considered sacrilegious.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Dazzling Messi free-kicks caps Barcelona win in Catalan derby as Espanyol crumble The Goat This post contains videos

Dazzling Messi free-kicks caps Barcelona win in Catalan derby as Espanyol crumble

An initially frustrating outing ended in two goals for Lionel Messi and three points for Barcelona.

# lionel-messi - Friday 29 March, 2019

Messi: 'My six-year-old son asked me: 'Dad, why do they crucify you in Argentina?''

The Barcelona star has faced criticism for failing to match his club success with the national team.

# lionel-messi - Monday 25 March, 2019

Morocco seek clarification over Messi injury after agreeing to face Argentina 'first team' in friendly

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game in Tangier.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 24 March, 2019

'The furore over Tayla Harris photo' and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a piece looking at the first-ever women’s match to main-event wrestling’s biggest night, which includes Ireland’s Becky Lynch.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of months that it could take to establish a gambling regulator.

# lionel-messi - Friday 22 March, 2019

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela

Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Mourinho: Mbappe more valuable than Messi and Ronaldo

The PSG striker deserves to be considered the most expensive player on the planet, according to the Portuguese coach.

From TheJournal.ie Bird known as 'the Messi of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m Armando

Bird known as 'the Messi of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m

Armando had been expected to break the previous record of €376,000, but not by such a margin.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Lionel Messi scores sensational hat-trick to send Barcelona 10 points clear in La Liga Goat This post contains videos

Lionel Messi scores sensational hat-trick to send Barcelona 10 points clear in La Liga

The champions moved 10 points clear of Atletico thanks to another inspirational display from their captain.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Lionel Messi hails 'magical' Ronaldo

Barca joined Juve in the last eight after Messi’s two goals and two assists inspired a 5-1 rout of Lyon.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Messi ends international exile to return to Argentina squad

The Barcelona captain has not played for his country since the World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Leo Messi expected to end his exile from Argentina national team

The great man hasn’t played international football since the World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Messi marks 50th career hat-trick as Barcelona beat Sevilla

The Catalan side rediscover their goalscoring mojo ahead of back-to-back Clasicos.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Concern for misfiring Luis Suarez as goals dry up at Barca

The Uruguayan star laboured throughout much of the Champions League last-16 match last night.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'Messi is the only genius in world football', says ex-Real Madrid boss Capello

The Italian also heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo as the debate about who is the better player rages on.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Messi nets 30th goal of the season as Barcelona maintain seven point lead in La Liga

Ernesto Valverde’s men maintained their lead over Atletico Madrid on Saturday against Real Valladolid.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Messi's return fails to inspire as Barcelona slump to goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao

Valverde’s men drew for the third match in a row on Sunday evening.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

A former Real Madrid star says tonight's Clasico could be Gareth Bale's 'last chance'

Predrag Mijatovic claims Real Madrid fans are ‘annoyed’ with the Wales international’s game.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Messi genius rescues Barcelona in thriller against Valencia

It was the ninth-straight game in which the great man scored, but this time he couldn’t haul Barca to victory.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Coutinho thanks Messi for penalty gesture amid Barcelona's cup triumph

The Catalan club’s 6-1 victory overturned a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Barcelona left with mountain to climb after cup defeat

Lionel Messi was rested and Luis Suarez left on the bench amid a defeat to Sevilla.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest the Argentina international almost backfired.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Messi nets landmark La Liga goal as Barca ease to victory

Barcelona restored their five-point lead at the top of La Liga after a 3-0 win over Eibar that saw Lionel Messi score his 400th league goal.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Barcelona go further clear as Messi and Suarez strike

Barcelona moved five points clear at the top of La Liga after edging to a 2-1 victory in a tense match with Getafe.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Messi is close to Maradona but can't be compared to Pele, says Brazil legend Zico

Pele had all the attributes that a footballer needs, according to the 1970s and 80s Brazil star.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Messi strike sinks Celta Vigo as Barca restore their La Liga lead

After having to share top spot with Atletico Madrid for a short spell, Barcelona struck out on their own once again by beating Celta Vigo.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'I have the best team-mates in the world in their positions and that makes everything easier'

After winning the European Golden Shoe for a fifth time, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi acknowledged his career has exceeded his expectations.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Majestic Messi has a hat-trick and two assists as Barcelona thrash Levante Goat This post contains videos

Majestic Messi has a hat-trick and two assists as Barcelona thrash Levante

Barcelona restore three-point lead at the top with 5-0 win.

# lionel-messi - Monday 10 December, 2018

Ronaldo wants Messi to 'accept the challenge' by joining him in Serie A

‘I respect him. He is a fantastic player, a good guy, but I do not miss anything here.’

# lionel-messi - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Messi dazzles with two brilliant free kicks as Barcelona demolish Espanyol in Catalan derby Goat This post contains videos

Messi dazzles with two brilliant free kicks as Barcelona demolish Espanyol in Catalan derby

The Argentine scored a double and set up another during a one-sided win for Barcelona.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Bojan reveals his frustrations at being labelled 'the new Messi'

The Stoke forward admits that he struggled to handle the weight of expectation during his time at Barcelona.

'Messi only has one skill' - Pele places himself & Maradona above Barca star

The iconic Brazilian also suggested that he was a far better all-round player than the Argentine sensation.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'

Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.

# lionel-messi - Monday 3 December, 2018

Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d'Or and end Ronaldo-Messi era

Six members of the France side that triumphed in Russia are among the 30 nominees

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