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Iker Casillas is surprised by Messi's Iranian doppelganger

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Marca.com83 hits

Although, he has faced Lionel Messi numerous times in his career as a goalkeeper of Real Madrid, Iker Casillas was caught by surprise when the Argentinian's doppelganger entered the interview room, failing to initially distinguish him from the Barcelona star. While the current Porto keeper was being asked by the interviewer what would he say to Messi if he suddenly appeared in front of him, h...Full Story »

Perez: Real Madrid would've loved Lionel Messi at Bernabeu

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com111 hits

Florentino Perez said it would have been a dream to bring Lionel Messi to Madrid, had it not been for Barca's early recruitment of the star. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez admitted the Spanish and European champions would have loved to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Messi, 29, has established himself as one of the greatest ever players since emerging from Barca's youth system in 2...Full Story »

Leo Messi’s brilliant reaction to the insane restaurant bill in Ibiza

Posted Monday, June 19, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS129 hits

€37,330 for one meal? Cristiano Ronaldo may be looking for a "transfer" from Real Madrid and the football world is dominated by the Confederations Cup and European Under-21 Championships, yet Leo Messi continues to hog the headlines. On Saturday, a restaurant bill from Ibiza went viral, it was claimed to have been paid by Leo Messi on holiday in Ibiza last week. The bill was for a who...Full Story »

Messi almost joined Inter in 2006, says Laporta

Posted Sunday, June 18, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com53 hits

Lionel Messi almost left Barcelona for Inter in 2006, the LaLiga club's former president Joan Laporta has revealed. Messi has enjoyed astonishing success with Barca and developed into arguably the world's best player, winning the Ballon d'Or a record five times. The Argentina star has also won eight LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues, but it all could have been so different. Laporta, ...Full Story »

Leo Messi’s insane restaurant bill in Ibiza goes viral

Posted Sunday, June 18, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS87 hits

Messi, Suarez & Cesc in Ibiza Leo Messi’s Ibiza holiday over the past week, with a former and current Barcelona team mate made a big splash on social media. Messi and his long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo were spotted in Ibiza with Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and the mother of his children Daniella Semaan. They were also joined by Luis Suarez and the Uruguayan striker̵...Full Story »

Lionel Messi will retire at Barcelona or in U.S., China - Man City's Soriano

Posted Saturday, June 17, 2017 by ESPN61 hits

Lionel Messi's current Barcelona deal expires in 2018. Lionel Messi will either finish his career at Barcelona or in the United States or China -- but not at Manchester City -- according to the Premier League club's chief executive Ferran Soriano. Messi's Barca contract expires in 2018 and he is currently in talks over a new deal to extend his stay at the Camp Nou. An agreement is expected to...Full Story »

The story of how two Chinese boys managed to meet Messi

Posted Saturday, June 17, 2017 by Marca.com44 hits

Lionel Messi has had a busy start to his summer and has spent some time in China, where he met two Chinese boys, allowing them to complete their dream of seeing the Argentine ace in person. Both are huge fans and watch every Barcelona match that they can, always in their Blaugrana shirts. Argentine programme Mundo Leo followed their journey to meet the 29-year-old at an event, with stories f...Full Story »

Messi enjoys Ibiza holiday with Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Marca.com125 hits

After a long and hard LaLiga season with Barcelona, Lionel Messi has returned from international duty in Australia with Argentina to enjoy some relaxation in Ibiza. The star is spending his time off with his family and those of some of his closest friends, such as Luis Suarez and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas. Taking to Instagram, Messi shared a photo of him with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo along ...Full Story »

Barcelona star Lionel Messi hails 'phenomenal' Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017 by hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO is a phenomenal player. Those are the words of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The Argentine and Real Madrid's ace often leave supporters divided over who is the best player in world football. With the pair winning the prestigious Ballon d'Or between them for the past nine years it's easy to see why they are regarded as arch-rivals. Add their competitiveness to be crowned the ...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: I really enjoy watching Messi, he's a star

Posted Friday, June 02, 2017 by Marca.com143 hits

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may be rivals whenever Barcelona and Real Madrid meet or when it comes to bagging football's individual awards, but the Portuguese forward has insisted that their rivalry is not personal and that they get on well. The 32-year-old revealed that he enjoys watching the Argentine play and that he appreciates his talents. "Of course I like him, as I like to watc...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 Alaves 1: Messi magic secures Luis Enrique parting gift

Posted Sunday, May 28, 2017 by Goal.com61 hits

Barcelona overcame Alaves in Luis Enrique's last match in charge, winning the Copa del Rey final thanks to Lionel Messi's inspired display.   Lionel Messi ensured Luis Enrique's Barcelona reign ended with a trophy as he inspired a third consecutive Copa del Rey title with a 3-1 final win over Alaves. The Barca coach announced his planned departure from Camp Nou at the start of March, wit...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli: I’d have to kill Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or

Posted Saturday, May 27, 2017 by squawka.com169 hits

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has joked that he would need to “kill” the world’s top two players if he were to win the Ballon d’Or. Balotelli was widely regarded as among the game’s most exciting young talents while breaking into the Inter Milan side a decade ago, and carried an ambition to eventually be crowned as the best footballer in the world. Though he has ...Full Story »

Barcelona star Lionel Messi concerned Neymar could seal Man Utd transfer if this happens

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 by hits

Lionel Messi reportedly fears Barcelona could lose Neymar with Manchester United keen BARCELONA star Lionel Messi is reportedly concerned Neymar could quit Barcelona with Manchester United desperate to sign him this summer. Neymar is expected to line up for Barcelona when they go up against Alaves in the Copa del Rey final this Saturday. The Brazil international has endured a mixed season at...Full Story »

Lionel Messi ‘sentenced to 21 months in prison’ after £3.5m tax avoidance over three years

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com103 hits

Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison, but is unlikely to face any jail time. El Espanol report the Barcelona forward has been found guilty of breaching three tax offences, which total around £3.5million in the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison He also failed to declare around £8.7m in image rights. However, as Spanis...Full Story »

Messi appeal against tax evasion sentence rejected by Spanish Supreme Court

Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Goal.com118 hits

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion. The Argentine was sentenced to 21 months in jail last year for failing to pay €4.1 million in taxes on image rights in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was also given a €2m fine. His father, Jorge Messi, was handed the same prison sentence and a smaller fine of close to €1.7m. Altho...Full Story »

Messi, Kane, Ronaldo or Lewandowski - who has scored the most league goals in 2017?

Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017 by Goal.com198 hits

A list formed from the top five leagues in the world - Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga - contains many of the best strikers Lionel Messi sits comfortably atop the list of highest goalscorers through the ‘top five’ leagues in the world with Tottenham’s Harry Kane the highest-scoring Premier League player. Often championed as the world’s best pl...Full Story »

Next Barcelona manager: Lionel Messi approves Luis Enrique's successor

Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 by hits

Lionel Messi has reportedly approved Barcelona's expected appointment of Ernesto Valverde BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has reportedly given the thumbs up to Ernesto Valverde's expected appointment as new manager. Barcelona have been backed to make moves for the likes of Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp with Luis Enrique stepping down at the end of the season. Enrique announced the decision back...Full Story »

Date and location set for Lionel Messi and Antonella's wedding

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS189 hits

Wedding bells The location and date for Lionel Messi's wedding with Antonella Roccuzzo has been set and will take place approximately a month after the season ends. The Argentine and Antonella have been in a relationship for ten years, with the final touches on their wedding taking place. It is said that the wedding will be held in their hometown of Rosario in Argentina. The date set for t...Full Story »

Boilesen: Now I'll have to hang Messi's shirt up in exchange

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Marca.com66 hits

Lionel Messi's football shirt collection has some of the big names you'd expect across world football, but Copenhagen left-back Nicolai Boilesen was shocked that he was amongst the privileged array of shirts. Raul, Francesco Totti, Iker Casillas, Radamel Falcao, Pablo Aimar, Sergio Aguero, and Xabi Prieto are just some of many within Messi's collection. "Now I'll have to hang Messi's shirt u...Full Story »

Neymar: Barcelona should get to work so Messi can stay

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Marca.com59 hits

The priority for Barcelona isn't just on deciding a new coach and conducting summer business but also securing Lionel Messi to a new deal, according to fellow teammate and friend Neymar. Alongside Luis Suarez, the trio have reached more than 100 goals this year, an incredible feat that almost feels expected given their usual exploits. "Lionel Messi is an icon, and I am very lucky to train wi...Full Story »

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