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Messi leads Barcelona response to terrorist attack: We won't give in

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 by Marca.com34 hits

Barcelona and its sporting entities have united in the face of a devastating incident in the city on Thursday which claimed the lives of 12 people. Argentine striker Lionel Messi posted a strong response in the aftermath of a van mounting the pavement and mowing down civilians in a popular tourist location. "I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the ...Full Story »

Messi to Ramos: Motherf**ker

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Marca.com92 hits

The usually mild-mannered Lionel Messi's patience can only be pushed so far as Sergio Ramos found out on Wednesday, the Spanish defender on the receiving end of a verbal tirade from the Argentine as he reacted angrily to Ramos keeping the ball away from him. With Barcelona 2-0 down at the time and facing a 5-1 aggregate defeat, Messi was not amused by Ramos throwing the ball playfully over h...Full Story »

REVEALED: Messi made amazing offer to Neymar before Barcelona exit

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by tribalfootball.com196 hits

Lionel Messi was desperate for Neymar not to leave Barcelona this month, it has been revealed. Neymar quit Barca for PSG in a world record €222m - but not before holding a serious chat with his former teammate. Sport says Messi, during talks, assured Neymar if he wanted to win the Ballon d'Or, he would do everything he could to make it happen. The Argentine was prepared to take a backs...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo copies Messi's celebration by holding up his shirt

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 by Marca.com61 hits

Lionel Messi so famously celebrated his winner in April's Clasico by holding up his shirt at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and Cristiano Ronaldo decided to mimic his great rival when he netted at the Camp Nou during Sunday evening's Supercopa de Espana first leg. The Real Madrid forward was booked for his actions and that proved costly when he was shown a second yellow just a couple of minutes...Full Story »

Klopp: In a month it is going to be possible to sign Messi

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by Marca.com108 hits

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Neymar's signing for 222 million euros by Paris Saint Germain means that anything can now happen in the transfer market including the sale of Lionel Messi. "It is clear, before we saw everything as something impossible," he told DAZN. "There is the buy-out clause list for Barcelona with Leo Messi at 300 million euros and inside a month it looks as tho...Full Story »

Neymar will fight Messi and Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or - Tite

Posted Friday, August 11, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com86 hits

Brazil coach Tite believes the level reached by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can be attained by PSG's new signing Neymar. Neymar can become as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and battle with the pair for the Ballon d'Or, believes Brazil coach Tite. The former Barcelona forward has been named in Brazil's squad to face Ecuador and Colombia, even though they have already sealed...Full Story »

Sampaoli meets Messi ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers

Posted Thursday, August 10, 2017 by Marca.com40 hits

Lionel Messi welcomed Jorge Sampaoli into his home on Tuesday as the Argentina boss formulates his plans for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Uruguay and Venezuela. Sitting fifth in the CONMEBOL table, La Albiceleste travel to Montevideo on August 31 knowing that defeat could cut them four points adrift of a guaranteed spot in Russia with just three games to play. Therefore Sampaoli ha...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 Chapecoense 0: Messi and Suarez hit their stride without Neymar

Posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com78 hits

Gerard Deulofeu, Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Denis Suarez got the goals as Barcelona beat Chapecoense 5-0 at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were both on target in their first match without Neymar as Barcelona eased to a 5-0 win over Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy.The feted 'MSN' forward line is no more after the Brazil superstar completed his world-record ...Full Story »

Neymar denies the impact of Messi's famous photo in PSG move

Posted Sunday, August 06, 2017 by Marca.com76 hits

It may have been Neymar who led Barcelona past Paris Saint-Germain in their famous 6-1 Champions League victory last season, but Lionel Messi towering over the Catalan fans stole the headlines. The fact that such an image came to symbolise a game in which the Argentine superstar had, generally speaking, an off day, has been said by some to have pushed Neymar out the exit door. Messi's overal...Full Story »

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona to bin Philippe Coutinho and sign Dele Alli

Posted Friday, August 04, 2017 by hits

Lionel Messi wants Dele Alli at Barcelona That's according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon who reckon Messi wants to take charge at the Nou Camp. The Catalan heavyweights are on the cusp of losing Neymar to Paris St-Germain. The Brazilian froward is expected to cost the Ligue 1 side an eye-watering £199m. And that means Ernesto Valverde will have cash to splash once the transfer is com...Full Story »

Messi's 260 wedding guests only donated 9,562 euros to charity

Posted Friday, August 04, 2017 by Marca.com88 hits

Instead of buying gifts, Lionel Messi asked his 260 wedding guests to donate money to charity, but the NGO organisation managed to collect the surprisingly low sum of 9,562 euros. Although the majority of the attendees were football players, celebrities and millionaires, the amount of money didn't exceed 10,000 euros. Considering that his friend and teammate Gerard Pique spent almost 11,000 ...Full Story »

Messi bids emotional farewell to PSG-bound Neymar

Posted Thursday, August 03, 2017 by Marca.com57 hits

Ahead of Neymar finalising his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi has taken to Instagram to say goodbye to the Brazilian and to wish him luck for the future. The South American pair have played alongside one another since 2013 and have formed one of European football's most feared front lines - MSN - with Luis Suarez. "It was an enormous pleasure to have shared all thes...Full Story »

Ronaldinho: Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi? I choose Messi

Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by Marca.com67 hits

The great debate in football of recent years has been who is the world's greatest player: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Former Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho had the question put to him, and sided with the Argentine, albeit marginally. "The two [Messi and Ronaldo] are both great," Ronaldinho said during an interview in Costa Rica. "But I have to choose Messi because he is my frie...Full Story »

Barca fan Tiger Woods has photo taken with Messi and Suarez

Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 by Marca.com40 hits

American golfer Tiger Woods showed his football allegiances as he put a photo up on Twitter of himself and his kids wearing Barca shirts along with Messi and Luis Suarez. "Thank you to Messi and Suarez for meeting my children and their best friends," tweeted Woods.Full Story »

Real Madrid 2 - 3 Barcelona: Lionel Messi on target as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in ICC

Posted Sunday, July 30, 2017 by ESPN62 hits

Ivan Rakitic celebrates after scoring Barcelona's second goal against Real Madrid Barcelona got the better of Real Madrid by a final score of 3-2 in the team's International Champions Cup match in Miami on Saturday night. The hype leading up to the match was matched by the drama in its opening seconds, as Neymar suffered an early injury and was forced off before returning minutes later. Short...Full Story »

Tebas: Neymar? I'd be more worried if Messi or Ronaldo left LaLiga

Posted Sunday, July 30, 2017 by Marca.com108 hits

Barcelona and LaLiga could lose one of their star players this summer, but the potential departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain doesn't worry the league's president Javier Tebas as much as losing Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo would. He pointed to the fact that the Blaugrana are bigger than one player when asked how he'd feel if the Brazilian crossed the northern border. "LaLiga and B...Full Story »

Neymar's aim defeats Messi and Suarez

Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com80 hits

Eagle-eyed Barcelona striker Neymar beat teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in a training ground shooting contest. Neymar might have been outgunned by his strike partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez last season, but he has been getting his revenge at Barcelona's pre-season USA training camp. Messi was the club's top goal-scorer in 2016-17, with 37 goals in LaLiga, while Suarez scored 29...Full Story »

Lionel Messi has completed more take-ons than any player in La Liga since 2014/15

Posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by squawka.com87 hits

Since the 2014/15 season, no player across La Liga as completed more take-ons than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Hailed by many as the best in the world right now, there isn't much the Argentine magician can't do with the ball at his feet. Whether it's scoring goals, creating chances or humiliating opposition defences, the 30-year-old is a delight to watch in full flight. This is further...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Valverde eager to work with Messi

Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by tribalfootball.com55 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he's looking forward to working with Lionel Messi. The Argentine penned a new contract earlier this month, though the pair are yet to speak face-to-face. Valverde stated: "He's a unique player. "It is a relief to have him under my command. He can play in all positions and his role will always be the same. "He is decisive, no matter where he plays."Full Story »

Barcelona defender Pique: New Messi deal just fantastic

Posted Friday, July 14, 2017 by tribalfootball.com115 hits

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is delighted Lionel Messi has settled on his new contract. Messi penned terms to 2021 with Barca last week after over a year of negotiations. Pique stated: "It is fantastic that the best player in the world stays with us. "This is good news because it will help us fight to keep winning trophies." Pique made the comments at a sponsorship event. He added: "Th...Full Story »

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