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Barcelona 7 - 1 Osasuna: Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona run riot against Osasuna

Posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PA28 hits

Barcelona blitzed Osasuna with four goals in 10 second-half minutes to temporarily move three points clear at the top of LaLiga with a 7-1 victory at the Nou Camp. Luis Enrique rested several of his regular starters, including Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba - an understandable move following gruelling matches against Juventus and Real Madrid, and before the weekend's derby at Espa...Full Story »

Julia Roberts meets Messi at El Clasico

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Marca.com62 hits

One of the special guests at Sunday Night's El Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was Hollywood actress Julia Roberts. The 49-year-old Pretty Woman star was seen with her sons in a box during Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Madrid, and was snapped after the game with match-winner, Lionel Messi. She was not the only big-name guest in Madrid either, with 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia i...Full Story »

La Liga chief Tebas: Messi is the best footballer of all time

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Goal.com65 hits

La Liga president Javier Tebas has called Lionel Messi the best footballer of all time, while admitting that as a Real Madrid fan it was not easy for him to admit the Argentine's brilliance. Messi was the name on everybody's lips on Sunday as his two goals led Barcelona to Clasico glory. Barcelona's 3-2 victory keeps the Catalans in the chase for La Liga, although Madrid's game in hand mea...Full Story »

Sergio Ramos feels red card was excessive: I did not try to hurt Messi

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com226 hits

Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos feels he did not deserve a red card for his foul on Lionel Messi in Sunday's 3-2 defeat against Barcelona. The Spain international was dismissed in the 77th minute for a two-footed tackle on Messi in midfield, with referee Alejandro Hernandez showing no hesitation to pull out a straight red card in the top-of-the-table LaLiga clash. Ramos, howeve...Full Story »

Real Madrid 2 - 3 Barcelona: Magical Messi scores 500th Barcelona goal with last-gasp strike to sink Madrid

Posted Sunday, April 23, 2017 by PA71 hits

Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal as his stoppage-time winner against 10-man Real Madrid breathed life into his side's title challenge. Messi - sporting a black eye and damaged teeth following Marcelo's first-half challenge - struck twice in a dramatic 3-2 win to take Barcelona to the top of LaLiga. Ivan Rakitic was also on target for Barcelona, while Casemiro and James Rodriguez ...Full Story »

Messi scores 500th goal for Barcelona to win El Clasico

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 by Goal.com31 hits

The Argentine scored an injury-time winner as his brace at the Santiago Bernabeu earned his side a 3-2 success over Real Madrid Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions by netting a dramatic late winner in El Clasico. The Argentina international had gone into Sunday's clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 498 goals after his double in last weekend's ...Full Story »

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez 'one step' below Lionel Messi - Pep Guardiola

Posted Sunday, April 23, 2017 by ESPN39 hits

Alexis Sanchez has only one year remaining on his contract at Arsenal. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects a number of clubs to be monitoring Alexis Sanchez's contract situation at Arsenal, while adding the attacker is just one step below Barcelona's Lionel Messi. The Chile international, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona, has just over a year left on his deal at the Emirates S...Full Story »

Messi enters final stretch

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 by Marca.com41 hits

Barcelona and Jorge Messi will meet up once again in the coming days in order to discuss Lionel Messi's contract renewal, with the player's father already in the city with the intention of closing an agreement with the club before the summer. Both parties started with their dialogue in the late stages of last year, with both similarly wanting to extend the period that the Argentine is current...Full Story »

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo kiss in pre-Clasico artwork

Posted Friday, April 21, 2017 by Marca.com125 hits

In a surprising new art project on one of Barcelona's biggest streets, a store display shows Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo kissing. Love is normally lost between the two fierce rivals and Sunday's Clasico will be no different, but the artist chose to represent the rivalry in a different light. The piece is called "Love is blind" by the urban artist Tvboy.Full Story »

Barcelona 0 Juventus 0 (0-3 agg): Messi, Suarez and Neymar neutralised as Barca crash out

Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Goal.com48 hits

Barcelona's star strikeforce could not find a way past Juventus at Camp Nou, causing their Champions League elimination. Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League after failing to break down Juventus at Camp Nou in a goalless draw which confirmed a 3-0 aggregate quarter-final defeat. After recording the biggest comeback in the competition's history in the previous round against Paris Saint...Full Story »

Juventus 3 Barcelona 0: Dybala makes claim to Messi's throne as Barca fold again

Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Goal.com53 hits

Paulo Dybala's brilliant first-half brace and Giorgio Chiellini's second-half header gave Juventus a 3-0 win over Barcelona. Lionel Messi was outshone by Paulo Dybala as his compatriot produced two sublime finishes to give Juventus a commanding 3-0 advantage over Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final. Dybala has been keen to play down talk of him being Messi's heir apparent for t...Full Story »

Cuadrado prefers Juventus' attack to Messi, Neymar & Suarez

Posted Monday, April 10, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com65 hits

Juan Cuadrado says he would choose the Juventus strikeforce over the feted Barcelona attack of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. The MSN trio are regarded as the most threatening in football, but ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final between the two sides, Cuadrado insisted he would not trade Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic for the Barca stars. Cuadrado rega...Full Story »

Messi dedicates goal against Sevilla to children fighting cancer

Posted Thursday, April 06, 2017 by Marca.com31 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi celebrated his goal against Sevilla on Wednesday night by dedicating the strike to those involved in the fight against childhood cancer. Looking into the camera after the goal, he raised two fingers to his right cheek, mimicking war paint being spread across his face in solidarity with those suffering from the disease. The Argentine has given a great deal to that p...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 0 Sevilla: Messi at the double as Barcelona's first-half masterclass downs Sevilla

Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by PA25 hits

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona produced a scintillating first-half display in their 3-0 win against Sevilla. Messi bagged a brace after Luis Suarez's overhead kick had given the hosts a 25th-minute lead. Luis Enrique's side coasted through the second period to record a ninth win in 10 LaLiga matches while the visitors had Vitolo sent off in stoppage time. Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaol...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 Sevilla 0: Marvellous Messi inspires champions on return from suspension

Posted Thursday, April 06, 2017 by Goal.com21 hits

Three goals in eight first-half minutes set Barcelona on their way to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Sevilla to move top of LaLiga. Lionel Messi was inspirational upon his return from suspension as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win over Sevilla to move back above Real Madrid at LaLiga's summit for a few hours at least. The champions' talisman missed the 4-1 defeat of Granada last time out due to ...Full Story »

Granada 1 Barcelona 4: Suarez stars & Neymar hits 100 as champions impress without Messi

Posted Monday, April 03, 2017 by Goal.com36 hits

Despite Lionel Messi's absence through suspension, Barcelona did enough to beat Granada 4-1 and remain in LaLiga's title race. Luis Suarez starred and Neymar reached 100 Barcelona goals as the champions overcame Lionel Messi's suspension to win 4-1 at Granada and keep their hopes of winning LaLiga alive. The pressure was on Luis Enrique's side, who rested Gerard Pique, after leaders Real Madri...Full Story »

Messi a phenomenon and Neymar improving but Barca haven't replaced Xavi, says Capello

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by Goal.com45 hits

The experienced Italian coach feels recruitment at Camp Nou in recent years has not been as positive as that made at his former club Real Madrid Barcelona have never "properly replaced" Xavi despite boasting some of the world's finest forwards, says ex-Real Madrid and England manager Fabio Capello. The Italian acknowledges that Lionel Messi is a "phenomenon", that Neymar is improving and tha...Full Story »

Paulo Dybala has the Messi trait Gonzalo Higuain lacks, says Argentina legend Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 by squawka.com74 hits

Diego Maradona has hailed Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and believes the 23-year-old is a 'phenomenon'. Dybala joined the Old Lady in 2015 from fellow Serie A side Palermo and proved to be a fantastic acquisition, after netting 19 league goals in his opening season. This campaign may not be as productive as last term on a personal note for Dybala – he has netted just eight goals in 22 ...Full Story »

Messi silent upon arriving back in Barcelona

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Marca.com28 hits

There were no great statements or howls of anxiety from Lionel Messi on Wednesday night as he arrived back in Catalonia following a typically newsworthy spell with Argentina. Following a four-game ban for insulting a linesman, the Barcelona man touched down ahead of the Azulgrana's game against Granada on Sunday, with Luis Enrique expecting him back in training 72 hours ahead of kick-off. Mu...Full Story »

Bolivia 2 - 0 Argentina: Argentina beaten in Bolivia with Lionel Messi missing through suspension

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by PA61 hits

Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins were on target as Bolivia claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory to harm Argentina's hopes of World Cup qualification at Estadio Hernando Siles. The visitors, who went into the match on the back of a two-match winning run in the South America group, started without the suspended Lionel Messi after the Barcelona playmaker was banned for four international matche...Full Story »

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