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Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defends Lionel Messi after penalty miss

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Skysports.com91 hits

Lionel Messi was left dejected following the 1-1 draw with Iceland Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi after he missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Iceland. Messi's spot-kick, saved by Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, summed up his team's afternoon against the tournament's least-populated country. Although Argentina took an early lead through Sergio Aguer...Full Story »

Lionel Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina to a thrilling draw

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA34 hits

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Iceland grabbed a deserved 1-1 draw with two-time World Cup winners Argentina.Sergio Aguero’s opener was cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason’s predatory finish before half-time as the smallest nation ever to qualify for the tournament made a stirring debut on football’s biggest stage.And Hannes Halldorsson joined Finnbogason in the country&rsquo...Full Story »

Argentina 1 Iceland 1: Finnbogason makes history as Messi fluffs his big chance

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com56 hits

Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland in an eventful Group D opener.Hannes Thor Halldorsson was the hero for Iceland as the goalkeeper's penalty save from Lionel Messi secured his side a sensational 1-1 draw against Argentina. With Diego Maradona watching on from the stands, Messi failed to convert from the spot in the second half ...Full Story »

Messi talks up Salah signing with Barcelona chiefs after Griezmann snub

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com58 hits

Lionel Messi has discussed the prospect of Barcelona moving for Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah with club chiefs. The Sun says sources in Spain claim the Argentina superstar wants his club chiefs to pursue the Premier League's Footballer of the Year as an attack partner for him and Luis Suarez. It is understood Messi has enough clout with the club's top brass to discuss a list of targets for nex...Full Story »

Roberto Carlos: If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Marca.com92 hits

For many, Lionel Messi's legacy depends on whether or not he wins a World Cup with Argentina, but Roberto Carlos believes it's a team sport and that the forward has been unlucky. The Brazilian, who won the tournament in 2002, has claimed that Messi would have won an edition of the World Cup already had he been playing for Brazil. "If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup,...Full Story »

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree on Antoine Griezmann SNUB

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Express.co.uk166 hits

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez don’t think Antoine Griezmann will sign Antoine Griezmann is using Barcelona’s interest to secure a lucrative contract with Atletico Madrid. That’s what Spanish website Don Balon claim Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are thinking. Griezmann, who’s been strongly linked with Barcelona, recently revealed that he’s decided his future plans b...Full Story »

Messi is best even without World Cup success – Rakitic

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com71 hits

Regardless of how Argentina go at the World Cup, Lionel Messi is still the best according to Ivan Rakitic. Lionel Messi is the best regardless of whether he leads Argentina to World Cup glory, according to Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic. Messi, 30, is still searching for his first senior trophy with his country, with the pressure again on him to deliver in Russia. But Rakitic, whose Croat...Full Story »

Lionel Messi reveals his best ever goal

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by squawka.com106 hits

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has revealed which of the many goals he has scored is his favourite. Since making his debut for the Catalan club back in 2005, Messi has so far made 637 appearances in all competitions while scoring an incredible 552 goals, averaging a goal every 1.15 matches. Out of his 552 goals, Messi has revealed which one is his favourite strike. Or rather, head. The Arge...Full Story »

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claims he was 'borderline depressed' after 'Madrid-led' attacks during issues with Spanish tax authorities

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk41 hits

LIONEL MESSI has opened up on the difficulties he and his family endured during his ordeal over alleged tax evasion. Two years ago, the Argentine was handed a 21-month prison sentence, but under Spanish law, any sentence under two years for a first-time non-violent crime can be served on probation, meaning he was always unlikely to serve any time behind bars. Lionel Messi reveals he was 'borde...Full Story »

Messi invites Argentine squad out to eat

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Marca.com66 hits

The Argentina squad were treated to a meal on Thursday by Lionel Messi at his family restaurant in Barcelona. Jorge Sampaoli's men are currently in the city at a pre-Russia training camp, as they go through their World Cup preparations. According to the newspaper Sport, which captured photographs of the team's arrival at the restaurant, Messi's invitation wasn't only confined to his teammate...Full Story »

Messi wants Griezmann at Barcelona

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com77 hits

Lionel Messi hopes to play alongside Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona after labelling the in-demand Atletico Madrid star a "great player". Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Barca in the off-season and the LaLiga champions have made no secret of their interest in the France international, who said he would confirm his future before the World Cup. The 27-year-old forward – a...Full Story »

Messi: I'm just another player

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com57 hits

Lionel Messi said he did not consider himself the world's best as the Argentina star prepares for the World Cup. Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi insisted he was "just another player" despite being considered among the all-time greats. Messi, 30, is a record five-time Ballon d'Or winner, having enjoyed an incredible career at the LaLiga giants. But the superstar forward, who is pre...Full Story »

Maradona: Messi doesn't have to demonstrate anything for Argentina

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com85 hits

Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi does not have to prove anything to Argentina as the Barcelona superstar prepares for what could be his last World Cup. Argentina reached the final in Brazil four years ago but were narrowly defeated by Germany, with Mario Gotze scoring the only goal in extra time. Maradona inspired Argentina to glory the last time they won the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986, w...Full Story »

Messi enjoys a view of the Camp Nou from his room in Argentina's hotel

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Marca.com52 hits

The Argentina national team are preparing for the World Cup in Barcelona, which means that Lionel Messi is staying at a hotel in the Catalan city, rather than at his home. This is a rare experience for the Blaugrana No.10, but he seems to be enjoying it and he shared a photo of the view from his hotel room window, from which he can see the Camp Nou. "We're home," he wrote, as the Instagram ...Full Story »

Argentina 4 Haiti 0: Lionel Messi hat-trick inspires rout

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com50 hits

Lionel Messi's hat-trick saw World Cup-bound Argentina to a comfortable victory against Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires. It was the Lionel Messi show as his hat-trick guided Argentina to a routine 4-0 friendly win over Haiti with the World Cup looming. With the World Cup set to get underway in Russia next month, two-time champions Argentina stepped up their preparations thanks to cap...Full Story »

Lionel Messi unlikely to leave Barcelona for other European club but wants Newell's Old Boys stint

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Skysports.com72 hits

Lionel Messi looks unlikely to play for any European side other than Barcelona Lionel Messi says he is "increasingly sure" Barcelona will be the only club he ever represents in Europe. Messi is preparing for another World Cup bid with Argentina and says only a chance to play in his homeland for Newell's Old Boys really appeals to him when his club career begins to wind down. The 30-year-old s...Full Story »

Joachim Low regrets comparing Mario Gotze to Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by Foxsports.com78 hits

Joachim Low has admitted that he regrets publicly revealing his advice to Mario Gotze before bringing him on in the 2014 World Cup final. Gotze came off the bench to score the winning goal in Germany's 1-0 triumph over Argentina. Low subsequently revealed that he had told the attacking midfielder to "show the world you can be better than Messi". The then FC Bayern München star never hit...Full Story »

Aguero: Messi will stay at Barcelona and I will stay at Manchester City

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by Marca.com73 hits

Sergio Aguero is training with the Argentina national team ahead of the World Cup in Russia, but that did not stop the striker from clearing up his future in regards to his club career or from predicting what will happen with Lionel Messi. After arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Aguero has returned to play well and is in good spirits. Manchester City went on to win the Premier League in...Full Story »

Messi: I don't compete with Ronaldo to be the best

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Marca.com88 hits

It appears the Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate still does not interest the Barcelona star, who is out only to win trophies. Lionel Messi insists he does not compete with Cristiano Ronaldo to be considered the world's best player, although he admits he finds it motivating to see Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The attacking duo have shared the Ballon d'Or between them ...Full Story »

Salah is unable to catch Messi for the Golden Shoe

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by Marca.com144 hits

As things stand, Lionel Messi has 34 goals scored in the current LaLiga season. He has been the main man once again for Barcelona and given that Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez have been unable to keep pace with him, it will be the fifth Pichichi of his career, equalling Quini, Alfredo Di Stefano and Hugo Sanchez. More than likely, those 34 goals will be enough for Messi to revalidate his...Full Story »

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