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Ballon d’Or 2019 winner ‘leaked’ as Virgil van Dijk battles Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk234 hits

An image circulating on social media is claiming to have ‘leaked’ the results of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. The photo has Barcelona star Lionel Messi coming out on top ahead of Liverpool ’s defensive rock Virgil van Dijk. Messi is the current betting favourite and, according to the image, he will best Van Dijk with 446 points to the Dutchman’s 382. Mo Salah is suppo...Full Story »

Valverde talks up the importance of Messi after Barcelona’s victory at Atletico

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA49 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde talked up the importance of having Lionel Messi in his side after the forward netted the winner in the 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid.Barca rode their luck in the first half, seeing the hosts hit the post and bring two fine saves out of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.But they punished Atletico’s failure to take their chances five minutes from time courtesy of Messi, ...Full Story »

Messi leaves it late to boost Barcelona to victory over Atletico Madrid

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA63 hits

Lionel Messi scored for the first time at the Wanda Metropolitano to lift Barcelona to the top of LaLiga with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid. Barca hit the crossbar and Atletico struck a post, while Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Jan Oblak displayed why they are two of the best goalkeepers in the world as the game appeared to be heading for a draw. But Messi had other ideas in the 85th minute, be...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Messi nets late winner to put Barca top of LaLiga

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by Goal.com65 hits

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi struck late to secure a valuable victory over Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi scored a dramatic late winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to return to the summit of LaLiga on Sunday. Real Madrid had temporarily claimed top spot on Saturday after a 2-1 win at Alaves but Barca's victory put them ahead on goal difference. At...Full Story »

Signs of life in the Messi-Griezmann relationship

Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by Marca.com72 hits

Barcelona are still waiting on Antoine Griezmann to settle in. It's an integration that hasn't happened so far, meaning that the Frenchman was left on the bench for the visit of Borussia Dortmund. Much of this adaptation depends on his relationship with Lionel Messi which, until now, has been practically inexistent. The pair barely linked up in previous Champions League outings. UEFA statisti...Full Story »

Lionel Messi breaks Champions League record as Barcelona star leapfrogs Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Express.co.uk124 hits

Lionel Messi broke another record (Image: GETTY) Lionel Messi has set another record after Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund. Lionel Messi has now scored against 34 Champions League opponents. The Barcelona star, who netted against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening, has moved ahead of Juventus talisman and long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The debate for...Full Story »

Valverde hails incredible Messi after starring role in win over Dortmund

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA53 hits

Head coach Ernesto Valverde hailed Lionel Messi as incredible after the Argentinian marked his 700th appearance for Barcelona with his 613th goal for the club.Messi also provided two assists and was booked for diving as Barca beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.England forward Jadon Sancho scored a consolation for the visitors, who remain level on po...Full Story »

Barcelona 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Qualification sealed by Suarez, Messi and Griezmann

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Goal.com89 hits

Borussia Dortmund's fate is not in their hands on the final matchday of the Champions League group stage after a 3-1 loss away to Barcelona. Lionel Messi starred on his 700th appearance for the club as Barcelona comfortably beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at home to progress to the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Barcelona already topped Group F but have confirmed their place in the next p...Full Story »

Messi marks 700th Barcelona appearance with goal in win over Dortmund

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA37 hits

Lionel Messi marked his 700th appearance for Barcelona in eventful fashion with a goal, two assists and a booking for diving in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.Messi’s 613th goal for Barca helped his side qualify for the last 16 by winning Group F, with the Argentinian also setting up Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann at the Nou Camp.before and after (🇫 ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's 6th Ballon d'Or crown already confirmed – MD

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS173 hits

A pair of reporters from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo have today claimed that Lionel Messi's latest Ballon d'Or triumph has already been confirmed. Ballon d'Or 2019 The latest edition of world football's most-prized individual accolade is set to be handed out next week. The Ballon d'Or ceremony, which sees the finest footballers from around the globe gather with respective hopes of being ...Full Story »

Messi amuses son with bottle flipping

Posted Monday, November 25, 2019 by Marca.com94 hits

Leo Messi spent Sunday afternoon amusing his youngest son Ciro with some bottle flipping. The popular game that consists of flipping a bottle and attempting to make it land upright again went down a storm with the 18-month-old. The game brought plenty of laughter to both Lionel and Ciro in a moment that was captured and uploaded to Instagram by Messi's wife Antonella.Full Story »

Mbappe backs Messi to win Ballon d'Or: He was the best this year

Posted Monday, November 25, 2019 by Goal.com68 hits

Kylian Mbappe has backed Lionel Messi to win the 2019 Ballon d’Or award. The PSG forward argued that the Argentine has been the best player of the year, with Messi once again a strong favourite to claim the honour next month. The winger netted an astonishing 51 goals in all competitions for his club in the 2018-19 campaign, helping Barcelona secure another La Liga title. Messi is a fi...Full Story »

Uruguay pay the penalty as Lionel Messi salvages draw for Argentina

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA60 hits

Lionel Messi converted an added-time penalty as Argentina salvaged a 2-2 draw against their South American rivals Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv.Three days after marking his return from a three-month international ban by scoring the winner against Brazil, Messi once again underscored his value to his country.He floated a precise 63rd-minute free-kick from which Sergio Aguero headed home to ca...Full Story »

Argentina vs Uruguay - Aguero to start alongside Messi as Argentina face Uruguay

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA67 hits

Sergio Aguero will start alongside Lionel Messi as Argentina face Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv on Monday.The Manchester City striker will return to the Albiceleste side as manager Lionel Scaloni gets his final look at his team before the start of World Cup qualifying next year.Aguero, who sat out Friday’s victory over Brazil in Saudi Arabia, and Barcelona playmaker Messi are the only ...Full Story »

Messi already talking with Barcelona over new contract, confirms sporting director

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by Goal.com82 hits

The Argentine superstar's future has recently been called into question but the Catalans are hopeful a new deal can soon be agreedLionel Messi is in talks with Barcelona over a new contract, the Spanish club's sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed. The Argentina international has spent 18 years with Barca but his future has been called into question after it emerged earlier this year he...Full Story »

Messi ends seven-year goal drought against Brazil on Argentina return

Posted Saturday, November 16, 2019 by Goal.com78 hits

Lionel Messi's winning goal against Brazil in an international friendly on Friday marked his first against Argentina's fiercest rivals in seven years. The Barcelona superstar returned to Argentina's starting line up after serving a three-month suspension for criticising CONMEBOL during this summer's Copa America. Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus squandered a golden chance to give Brazil...Full Story »

Lionel Messi praises team effort after his goal settles Argentina v Brazil

Posted Saturday, November 16, 2019 by PA44 hits

Lionel Messi praised Argentina’s work ethic after scoring the winner on his return to international football as Brazil were beaten 1-0 in Riyadh.The 32-year-old was banned for three months by CONMEBOL after criticising the South American governing body during this summer’s Copa America, both after a semi-final loss to Brazil and a third-place play-off win over Chile in which he was s...Full Story »

Lionel Messi makes his mark on international return as Argentina beat Brazil

Posted Saturday, November 16, 2019 by PA56 hits

Lionel Messi made a successful return to international football as Argentina gained a measure of revenge on Brazil for this summer’s Copa America semi-final defeat with a 1-0 win in Riyadh.The 32-year-old was banned for three months by CONMEBOL after criticising the South American governing body, both after the semi-final loss and a third-place play-off win over Chile in which he was sent ...Full Story »

Marcelo Tinelli wants Messi and Luis Suarez to play for San Lorenzo

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Marca.com103 hits

San Lorenzo vice-president Marcelo Tinelli wants to convince both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to play for the Argentine club. Both players are in their early 30s and are best friends, while rumours of a return to South America later in their careers have been mooted. "I want to convince Messi to come to San Lorenzo, but he's going to tell me that he's going to Newell's [Old Boys instead]," ...Full Story »

Barcelona Wags including Messi’s wife Antonella celebrate as Luis Suarez throws huge 30th bash for beloved Sofia Balbi

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk105 hits

MANY of Barcelona's Wags came together as Luis Suarez threw a huge 30th birthday party for his beloved wife Sofia Balbi. The girls, including Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo, got dressed up for the lavish bash for their pal Balbi, including wearing hats reading "30" to celebrate their friend's landmark birthday. Lionel Messi's wife Antonella shares a cuddle on the dancefloor with birthday girl...Full Story »

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