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Messi to miss Clasico with fractured arm

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by Goal.com39 hits

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was forced off in the first-half at the Camp Nou after landing awkwardly on his armBarcelona's all-time record goslscorer Lionel Messi will miss next weekend's El Clasico against Real Madrid after suffering a broken arm. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner fell awkwardly on his right arm in the 17th minute of the La Liga clash with Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Satu...Full Story »

Messi to miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with arm fracture

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA12 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists his side can cope with the loss of Lionel Messi after the star forward was ruled out of next week’s Clasico with a fracture in his arm.Messi will be sidelined for around three weeks, including the crunch clash with Real Madrid next Sunday, after falling awkwardly in the first half of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Sevilla which sent Barcelona back to...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 - 2 Sevilla: Messi injury puts dampener on Barcelona’s victory over Sevilla

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA33 hits

Lionel Messi was forced off midway through the first half in Barcelona’s 4-2 victory over Sevilla at the Nou Camp and will miss next weekend’s El Clasico.Barcelona ended a run of four domestic games without a win as Philippe Coutinho, Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic found the net, with Pablo Sarabia’s deflected strike giving them something to think about late on before Luis...Full Story »

Messi lays the foundations for the new SJD Pediatric Cancer Center in Barcelona

Posted Friday, October 19, 2018 by Marca.com32 hits

Messi during the ceremony at the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital As one of the main sponsors and an ambassador for the #ParaLosValientes campaign, Lionel Messi has laid the foundations for the new Pediatric Cancer Center in Barcelona on Tuesday. The Argentine appeared delighted to have been able to contribute to this cause. "It's a very happy moment for me, it's extraordinary to be part of this pr...Full Story »

Messi wants Pogba to join Barcelona

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Goal.com67 hits

The Liga side's dressing room, including their biggest star, are in favour of a move for the France midfielder Lionel Messi is among a host of Barcelona stars who want Paul Pogba to join the club, reports the Daily Mail. Pogba's future at Manchester United is in doubt due to his inconsistent form and an ongoing feud with manager Jose Mourinho. But Barca's stars, including Messi, Gerard Piqu...Full Story »

Even Messi would struggle at Man Utd! - Scholes

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Goal.com118 hits

While stating his belief that the Barcelona superstar is the best in the world, the ex-United man doubts whether he could turn things aroundFormer Manchester United star Paul Scholes has once more taken aim at his ex-employers, stating that even Lionel Messi would fail to revive their failing fortunes. United currently lie a lowly eighth in the Premier League, seven points behind early pace-...Full Story »

Neymar pleased Brazil will not face Messi in Argentina clash

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com55 hits

Lionel Messi has not featured for Argentina since the World Cup and Neymar is pleased Brazil will not have to deal with him on Tuesday. Neymar is pleased Brazil will not have to go up against Lionel Messi when they take on Argentina in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Messi was not included in Lionel Scaloni's squad for the second successive set of internationals as speculation over his Argentina fu...Full Story »

The Messi family gather to eat fondue

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by Marca.com42 hits

With Lionel Messi taking an indefinite hiatus from Argentina duty, the Barcelona No.10 is taking advantage of this international break by getting his family together. They gathered in Cerdanya, where they own a home in the town of Bolvir and enjoyed an afternoon of fondue eating at restaurant 'La Formatgeria de Llivia.' Leo's wife Antonella and children Thiago, Mateo and Ciro were in attenda...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi is no leader, he goes to toilet 20 times before a game

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by ESPN66 hits

Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Pele is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer," he to...Full Story »

Man City's owner reveals that he tried to sign Messi on three occasions!

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by Marca.com83 hits

Khaldoon al Mubarak, the owner of Manchester City, surprisingly revealed at a conference that he's tried to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona on three seperate occasions. The lengths that the Premier League champions have gone to in order to try and secure his signature were also laid bare. "We asked Guardiola to talk to Messi, we offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he neve...Full Story »

Cirque du Soleil will make a show inspired by Lionel Messi's life

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Marca.com44 hits

Lionel Messi announced on Wednesday via his social media channels that the entertainment company Cirque de Soleil will make a new show in 2019 about the Argentine's life in football. This will not be the first time that Messi has been involved in a project like this. In 2014, he starred in a film about his journey and development directed by Alex de la Iglesia.Full Story »

Sampaoli: Barcelona captain Messi can make Qatar World Cup

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com46 hits

Former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Barcelona captain Leo Messi can make the 2022 World Cup. Messi will be 35 for the Qatar tournament. Sampaoli told Marca: "Of course yes, but this needs a process, for everything that has happened up to now and you don't break the process; you correct it. For the next World Cup or Copa America you need organisation, unlimited confidence and knowi...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star is better than anyone at one thing - Rio Ferdinand

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 by Express.co.uk142 hits

Lionel Messi starred for Barcelona in their Champions League win over Tottenham (Image: GETTY/BT SPORT) LIONEL MESSI scored twice for Barcelona against Tottenham tonight and has received huge praise for his performance. Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2 at Wembley in the Champions League Group B clash. After scoring a hat-trick in the group opener against PSV Eindhoven two weeks ago, Lionel Messi ...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 4 Barcelona: Tottenham in trouble as magnificent Messi doubles up at Wembley

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 by PA47 hits

Lionel Messi tormented Tottenham as Barcelona inflicted a Champions League blow on their hosts with a 4-2 victory at Wembley.Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs were rocked by stunning goals from Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and two from the irrepressible Messi.Harry Kane, and then Erik Lamela, briefly gave the hosts a chance of taking something from the match by cutting the deficit to one goal...Full Story »

Tottenham's Harry Kane wants to match Messi's goal tally

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS57 hits

Speaking ahead of Tottenham's clash with Barcelona, Harry Kane has stated that he wants to match the goal tally of Lionel Messi. 'He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is'In Spurs pre-match press conference before Barca, Kane said: "He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season. "As ...Full Story »

Scaloni has not discussed Argentina future with Messi

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com55 hits

Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni says he does not know when - or if - Lionel Messi will return to international duty. Lionel Messi's international future remains unclear after Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni said he has not spoken to the Barcelona star about when he will return to the squad. Messi, who captained Argentina at the World Cup, is yet to comment on when he may be...Full Story »

Valverde: I benched Messi thinking about what's best for my team

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by Marca.com118 hits

After dropping another two points thanks to a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou against Athletic Club, Ernesto Valverde defended his decision to bench Lionel Messi, suggesting it was for the good of his team. His attempt at rotation again backfired against a club that had lost on every one of their last 14 visits. "When I make the decision, I think about what's best for my team and for my club," he s...Full Story »

Barcelona not suffering from anxiety, says Lionel Messi

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA25 hits

Lionel Messi denied Barcelona might be suffering a case of the jitters after dropping points for the third successive league game.The reigning champions came into Saturday’s visit of Athletic Bilbao having been held 2-2 at home by Girona last weekend and surprisingly beaten 2-1 by lowly Leganes in midweek.And back-to-back league defeats for the first time in two years looked a distinct pos...Full Story »

Hazard: I only care about winning, not Messi/Ronaldo comparisons

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by Goal.com61 hits

The Chelsea star's strong run of form has seen him compared to the world's best, but he is concentrating solely on helping his team to succeedEden Hazard is proud to be compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Chelsea star isn't setting any specific goals for himself following his brilliant start to the season. Hazard has scored five goals in six matches to start the Premier Le...Full Story »

A new look for Messi and Alena trains with Barcelona's first team

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by Marca.com88 hits

Barcelona returned to training on Friday morning after being granted a break by Ernesto Valverde following their Champions League victory over PSV Eindhoven. The biggest surprise of the day was that Lionel Messi appeared clean shaven, saying goodbye to the beard he had sported for two years. Carles Alena, as he often does, trained with the first team again but what is interesting is that he ...Full Story »

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