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Leo Messi, scorer in six cup finals  FC Barcelona

Leo Messi has achieved a new record. With his goal against Valencia in the Benito Villamarín, the Argentinian became the only player in the history of the Copa ...

EXCLUSIVE: Lionel Messi to Debut Apparel Collection  WWD

International soccer superstar Lionel Messi has partnered with MGO to create the collection, dubbed Messi.

Messi Is More 'Selfish' Compared To Ronaldo, Says Valencia Legend  SPORTbible

Mario Kempes has offered his verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, mainly when it comes to the Barcelona captain's actions.

Francis Coquelin bossed Lionel Messi twice during Valencia's Copa del Rey final win  GIVEMESPORT

The ex-Arsenal man got the better of Leo Messi in two pretty special moments during the Copa del Rey final.

Messi is more alone than ever

Having the best player in the world will end up being a problem. Not for Lionel Messi, who is still as good or even better than his first day with...

Lionel Messi: How do you stop Barcelona superstar?  CNN

How do you stop one of the greatest players of all time and a striker that has scored more goals than anyone else in Europe this season?

Lionel Messi Scores Twice as Barcelona Draw La Liga Finale vs. Eibar  Bleacher Report

Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw away to Eibar on Sunday in their final La Liga game of the season, despite Lionel Messi bagging a brilliant first-half brace...

10 ridiculous Lionel Messi statistics to sum up his incredible 2018-19  PlanetFootball

Lionel Messi has been extremely Lionel Messi for Barcelona this season. Barcelona have romped to the title in La Liga and are in the Copa del Rey final, with ...

Lionel Messi, a goal away from being a Copa legend  Sport English

The 2019 Copa del Rey offers Lionel Messi the chance to become the first player to score goals in six cup finals, moving ahead of Telmo Zarra who netted in five ...

Dani Alves Defends 'Untouchable' Lionel Messi After Barcelona's UCL Exit  Bleacher Report

Lionel Messi was not to blame for Barcelona's collapse against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final, according to his former Barcelona ...

Lionel Messi news: Barcelona star awarded Creu de Sant Jordi for service to Catalonia

Lionel Messi has added another award to his impressive list, and in doing so has followed in the footsteps of a footballing legend.

Video emerges of Leo Messi 'destroying' great players this season  GIVEMESPORT

Messi has embarrassed countless players this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo Should Win Ballon d'Or Ahead of Lionel Messi, Says Tim Cahill  Bleacher Report

Tim Cahill has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'Or this year ahead of Lionel Messi . The Barcelona star looks to be in the lead in terms of picking up ...

Champions League: Fans crush Lionel Messi after Barcelona's shocking loss to Liverpool  For The Win

Lionel Messi and Barcelona suffered a stunning loss to Liverpool on Tuesday and fans were wondering what happened to the legendary player.

Lionel Messi news: Barcelona star is not finished yet and still has four years left in him, says Xavi  Goal

Lionel Messi is “not finished yet”, says Xavi, with rivals of the Barcelona superstar warned that the mercurial Argentine still has “three or four good years left”.

Barcelona news: ‘Ernesto Valverde is practically blameless’ - Lionel Messi insists players must shoulder blame for Liverpool disaster  Goal

Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.

Study Reveals Who Is Most Similar To Lionel Messi Out Of 71,600  SPORTbible

He has a 92.70 percent level of similarity to the great one.

Barcelona clinch La Liga title after Lionel Messi winner  CNN

Barcelona successfully defended its Spanish La Liga crown after beating Levante 1-0 Saturday, courtesy of the magical Lionel Messi.

Barcelona President Says Lionel Messi Will Never Leave Club, Might Play Until 45  Bleacher Report

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu believes Lionel Messi will retire at the Camp Nou a one-club player and added that the forward might not hang up ...

Messi Is Entering The Fashion World With The Launch Of The Messi Store  SPORTbible

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is collaborating with Ginny Hilfiger for his fashion range. Welcome to The Messi Store, folks!

Lionel Messi labelled as a “betrayer” by Barcelona regular  Everything Barca

Things in the dressing room at Barcelona are not too upbeat after claims that Ivan Rakitic has labelled Lionel Messi as a "betrayer".

Messi heading for sixth Ballon d'Or

Leo Messi has been staking his claim for the Ballon d'Or prize week after week this year but his masterclass against Liverpool appears to have...

Messi disappeared again: He had 17 dispossessions and 35 completed passes

This time Lionel Messi didn't appear, as he has done so frequently throughout this season.The No.10 was quiet and his statistics show how little...

Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona target dropped Lionel Messi confession on Atletico Madrid  Express

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN told Atletico Madrid he wants to play with Barcelona star Lionel Messi, it has been claimed.

Lionel Messi Was Left Alone Inside Anfield After Barça’s Humiliation  The18

After the Lionel Messi vs Liverpool first leg legend, we thought the second leg was a formality. It was the opposite and Messi was left behind.

Heartwarming anecdote shows Lionel Messi's generosity

Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer the world has ever seen, by all accounts he's also one of the nicest blokes in the game.

Ernesto Valverde talks Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi & new signings  Barca Blaugranes

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has faced the press ahead of his team's final La Liga game of the season on Sunday against Eibar. The 55-year-old talked ...

Lionel Messi did not live up to his GOAT accolade at Anfield  Daily Mail

JEFF POWELL: Amid all the magical euphoria of those Houdini escapes by Liverpool and Spurs from three-goal deficits to their dream Champions League Final, ...

Lionel Messi inconsolable in dressing room after loss to Liverpool  The Irish Times

Captain then missed bus to the airport as he was selected for a drugs test.

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Diego Simeone verdict after once picking Juventus star  Express

CRISTIANO RONALDO is a 'better fit' for teams with fewer attacking options than Lionel Messi, according to Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

If you prefer Ronaldo to Messi you are missing something in your life  Daily Mail

OLIVER HOLT: Messi versus Ronaldo is beauty versus power. It is modesty versus arrogance. It is selflessness versus selfishness. It is curves versus straight ...

Lionel Messi wants 3 world-class players at Barcelona to continue dominating Cristiano Ronaldo  Everything Barca

Barcelona have been asked to pacify Lionel Messi's cravings by signing three players who would help him to continue dominating Cristiano Ronaldo.

Virgil van Dijk has no fear of annulling Lionel Messi threat at the Camp Nou  The Guardian

The Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has no fear of annulling the threat of Lionel Messi in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Barcelona.

Lionel Messi news: Barcelona superstar in Spain squad would have been a dream, says Vicente del Bosque  Goal

Lionel Messi always wanted to play for Argentina and not Spain, much to the disappointment of World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque.

'Cristiano Ronaldo Doesn't Compare To Lionel Messi'  Soccer Laduma

After FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi secured his 10th LaLiga title win on Saturday night, it has now been claimed that nobody, not even Cristiano Ronaldo ...

Barcelona news: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is not a Galactico like Lionel Messi' - Juventus star merely world class, says Man City's Ilkay Gundogan  Goal

Cristiano Ronaldo is not a “Galactico” like Lionel Messi, says Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, with Barcelona's talismanic captain “on a different level ...

Lionel Messi's Free Kick Record Compared To Cristiano Ronaldo  SPORTbible

Messi has scored more free-kick goals in 2019 than Ronaldo has in almost 1000 days.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star's old team-mate reveals what Messi is really like in training  Express

LUCAS DIGNE has shed some light on what it's like to train with Lionel Messi.

Liverpool Fan Makes Petition For Lionel Messi To Receive Ban  SPORTbible

"So basically Messi gets a freekick for punching Fabinho in the head and scores it, I feel like this needs to be looked at by UEFA."

Golden Shoe: Kylian Mbappe is within striking distance of Leo Messi  101 Great Goals

For the past two seasons, Barcelona's Leo Messi has won the Golden Shoe award. The Golden Shoe is an award handed to the top scorer in league matches ...

Barcelona fans BOO Lionel Messi and co as empty Nou Camp ‘celebrates’ La Liga title  Express

BARCELONA fans booed Lionel Messi and his team-mates as they came out to a guard of honour in their supposed title celebration against Getafe on Sunday.

Josep Bartomeu Claims Lionel Messi's Retirement Is 'a Long Way Off' Ahead of Barcelona's UCL Clash  90min

​Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has insisted that Lionel Messi is nowhere near retirement, adding he could play on until he is 45 years old. Currently 31 ...

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to 600 club goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the 600th goal of his impressive club career after netting for Juventus against Inter, beating Lionel Messi to the major landmark.

From Messi to Valverde, this was a historic failure

Barcelona's defeat against Liverpool will be remembered like the other European disappointments of Seville, Athens and Rome, but surely this one...

Lionel Messi: Liverpool fans LOVE what Jordan Henderson did to Messi in new unseen footage  Express

LIVERPOOL fans have praised captain Jordan Henderson after footage showed him defending Andy Robertson in a confrontation with Lionel Messi.

A very good photo of Lionel Messi and Hulk  Barca Blaugranes

Not that Hulk, by the way. It's his ginormous dog, Hulk. leomessi Verified. 117.1m followers. View Profile · leomessi Verified. 450 posts · 117.1m followers.

Lionel Messi’s desire shows up Spurs’ display against Ajax, Pochettino says  The Guardian

Tottenham's manager Mauricio Pochettino saluted 'one of the gods of football' after his performance against Liverpool, while a neurologist has confirmed Jan ...

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in race for Golden Shoe... but Quaglierra could beat them to award  Daily Mail

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe are the favourites to win the European Golden Shoe, but could be upstaged ...

Liverpool legend Terry McDermott slams Gary Lineker’s ‘harsh’ celebration over Lionel Messi’s free-kick goal a  talkSPORT

Gary Lineker was filmed cheering Lionel Messi's 30-yard free-kick while working as a presenter for BT Sport but the former Everton and Barcelona striker's antics ...

Not even Real Madrid's Champions League titles stop this from being Messi's era

With this season's LaLiga Santander title, Lionel Messi now has 10 league titles, six Copa del Rey victories, eight triumphs in the Supercopa de...

A Genius in Full Bloom, Lionel Messi Lifts Barcelona  The New York Times

He has remained soccer's great, enduring constant, but Messi has subtly morphed himself on the field, perhaps now reaching the most complete version of ...

Lionel Messi: Why the Barcelona FC star is the world's best player  CNN

Leading sports scientist Simon Brundish believes Lionel Messi is the best player in the world -- and that he has the stats to prove it.

Lionel Messi applauded by rival fans after 'extraordinary' hattrick  CNN

Sometimes, a football great has to be applauded -- even if he has helped put your team to the sword.

How good would Barcelona be if they didn't have Leo Messi?  Yahoo Sports

Just when you think he can't possibly get any better, Lionel Messi transcends expectations and sets another milestone. But what would Barcelona be like without ...

Lionel Messi Is More Important Than Ever  The Wall Street Journal

At the age of 31, Lionel Messi is somehow more important to Barça than at any point since his debut in 2004.

Lionel Messi: A Once in a Lifetime Football Genius That Even the Biggest Sceptics Should Idolise  90min

​Genius – true genius – is a fleeting thing. It comes to most people once or twice in a lifetime, usually in the kind of mundane setting that means it's not even ...

'Messi is God': Can Manchester United stop Barcelona's divine talent?  CNN

(CNN) "Bring it on" was the rallying cry from Chris Smalling as the Manchester United defender was confronted with the reality of facing Lionel Messi in ...

Messi scores 50th hat-trick in Barcelona win at Sevilla, Bayern Munich catches Dortmund  CNN

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona began a busy week by rallying to defeat Sevilla 4-2 away in La Liga. Up next are two Clasicos against Real Madrid.

Josep Maria Bartomeu Wants 'One-Club' Lionel Messi at Barcelona 'Forever'  Bleacher Report

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu said he wants the club's relationship with Lionel Messi to "last forever" amid talk of handing him a new contract...

Messi: What Cristiano Ronaldo did was impressive

Lionel Messi was the star man with two goals and two assists as Barcelona dismantled Lyon on Wednesday evening, matching what he himself described as...

Lionel Messi Has 'Different Attitude' with Argentina, Says Daniel Passarella  Bleacher Report

Lionel Messi plays better for Barcelona than Argentina because he has a "different attitude" when with his club, according to former Argentina captain Daniel ...

What Is Lionel Messi Worth To Argentina?  Deadspin

There is a simple, financial answer to the question posed in the headline of this article: Lionel Messi is reportedly worth €450000 per contractually-arranged ...

Playing alongside Lionel Messi has filled a hunger in Luis Suarez  Los Angeles Times

Used to be the best way to control Luis Suarez was with a well-organized defense and a tetanus shot. Because on his way to devouring opponents, becoming ...

Ernesto Valverde Talks Golden Shoe, Lionel Messi Substitution Against Alaves  Bleacher Report

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has explained his thought process behind bringing Lionel Messi off the bench in the team's 2-0 win over Alaves on ...

Lionel Messi scores 400th La Liga goal for Barcelona  CNN

Lionel Messi notched his 400th Spanish league goal against Eibar on Sunday to extend his record as La Liga's all-time top scorer. Those 400 goals have come ...

Leo Messi, chosen as best player in La Liga for March  FC Barcelona

His quality and desire to win never fades, and Lionel Messi had a March to remember. The performances of the No.10 have earned him the best player in the ...

Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo dumped out of Champions League by Ajax  CNN

Ajax produced yet another stirring Champions League comeback on Tuesday, this time coming from a goal behind to beat Juventus in Turin.

Despite the superlatives, hype and awards, Lionel Messi is underrated  The Guardian

He may have won five Ballons d'Or since he made his debut 15 years ago this week but the Argentinian is underappreciated.

How Lionel Messi achieves effortless perfection  Football Bloody Hell

Tactical analysis and statistics of Lionel Messi at Barcelona. This tactical analysis will use statistics to tell you how Lionel Messi is underrated.

Cirque du Soleil Show Inspired By Lionel Messi To Debut In 2019  Forbes

The world of theatrical productions is about to intersect with soccer after an announcement of a Lionel Messi-inspired show to be created by Cirque du Soleil.

How to Stop Leo Messi: From the Men Who've Actually Managed to Do It  Bleacher Report

Osasuna coach Petar Vasiljevic squirmed a little in his seat. A Spanish journalist had just asked how his struggling team, 18 th in La Liga, planned to deal with ...

Leo Messi sees his penalty strike rate drop to 77%  AS English

Leo Messi has missed 21 of the 89 penalties he has taken: 23 per cent. In spite of his poor success rate, he remains Barcelona's penalty taker.

Brighten up your day by watching Leo Messi take the p*ss with free-kicks  PlanetFootball

Lionel Messi is constantly coming up with new ways of astonishing us on the football pitch - not least with his free-kicks for Barcelona this season.

Lionel Messi - Stats, Family & Facts  Biography

Luis Lionel Andres (“Leo”) Messi (b. June 24, 1987) is an Argentinian soccer player who plays forward for the FC Barcelona club and the Argentine national ...

Why Lionel Messi And Not Luka Modric Should Have Won The 2018 Ballon d'Or  Forbes

TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric kisses the trophy after receiving the 2018 Men's Ballon d'Or award for best player of the year during ...

Leo Messi joins the challenge for World Down Syndrome Day

Leo Messi showed his support for World Down Syndrome Day by taking part in an online challenge.Currently in Madrid ahead of Argentina's...

Lionel Messi returns to Argentina squad for first time since World Cup  The Guardian

Lionel Messi has been named in the Argentina squad for the first time since last year's World Cup and will play in at least one of their friendlies against ...

Jacob & Co. Extends Leo Messi Epic X Chrono 'Messi' Collection, Adds $150,000 Diamond Watch  Forbes

Jacob & Co. unveils two more Epic X Chrono Messi watches that reflect the soccer superstar's home country and personal tastes.

Lionel Messi returns for Argentina but can his dreams finally be realised?  The Guardian

Lionel Messi will play for his country on Friday for the first time since the 2018 World Cup but with only three months to go until the Copa América, he rejoins a ...

How much would you pay to watch Lionel Messi?  CNN

For many football fans, the opportunity to watch their team take on Barcelona at Camp Nou is a bucket list dream.

Leo Messi-Inspired Cirque Du Soleil Show Gets October Premiere  Billboard

Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil,” the new show from FC Barcelona star Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, Sony Music and Argentina's PopArt ...

'His Magnum opus': even for Lionel Messi, this was special  The Guardian

This weekend Messi did something unusual: he did something he hasn't done before, exceeding his own expectations.

What the back pages are saying: Lionel Messi out for a month with arm injury  CNN

Barcelona have been dealt the bad news that Lionel Messi will be out for a month with the arm injury sustained in Saturday's win over Sevilla, according to ...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi exits Sevilla match with arm injury  ESPN

Lionel Messi will be out approximately three weeks with a fracture in the radial bone of his right arm, meaning the Barcelona captain will miss a Champions ...

Barcelona to renew Lionel Messi contract 'when he decides'  ESPN

Barcelona have promised Lionel Messi they will extend his contract whenever he feels the moment is right. Messi, only signed a new deal at the end of 2017 but ...

Lionel Messi attends Cirque du Soleil performance inspired by his career  ESPN

With Lionel Messi and some of his Barcelona teammates in attendance, Cirque du Soleil has presented its production inspired by the Argentina great.

Barcelona begin keeping tabs on the ‘next Lionel Messi’  FanSided

Barcelona will gradually have to start preparing for life after Lionel Messi as the greatest player in the club's history enters the twilight of his career.

Jose Mourinho Explains Why Manchester United Failed to Control Lionel Messi  Bleacher Report

Jose Mourinho thinks "it's normal" his old club Manchester United lost to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, but he's still been critical of the ...

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique Debate 'Rehearsed' Goal in UCL Win over PSV  Bleacher Report

Lionel Messi has contradicted Gerard Pique's claims that the latter's goal in the 2-1 win over PSV on Wednesday was rehearsed, saying the defender lied about ...

Lionel Messi completely fooled a goalkeeper with a clever penalty kick  Business Insider

Watch as Lionel Messi had Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes guessing with his "Panenka" penalty kick.

Leo Messi the Early Favorite to Win 2019 Ballon d’Or  The Action Network

Find out which players have the best chance to win the 2019 Ballon d'Or award, which includes Barcelona's Leo Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi breaks Barcelona trophy record with Spanish Super Cup title  ESPN

Lionel Messi became the most honoured player in Barcelona history on Sunday, winning his 33rd trophy for the club as the La Liga champions beat Sevilla 2-1 ...

Romario: I love Messi, but Cristiano Ronaldo is among the five best players in history

Lionel Messi made his return to international football in Argentina's friendly with Venezuela, however Romario has suggested that despite loving the Barcelona ...

Lionel Messi Will Reportedly Rejoin Argentina National Team in March  Bleacher Report

Argentina will reportedly have to wait until 2019 for attacking talisman Lionel Messi to return to international football. The Barcelona forward will next play for his ...

Lionel Messi Provides Barcelona With Major Boost Ahead of Champions League Tie With Man Utd  90min

​Barcelona have been handed a major fitness boost ahead of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester United with news that Lionel Messi ...

All the records that Messi could break in 2019

As well as the pursuit of collective success with Barcelona, Lionel Messi is aiming to continue breaking records in the new year. The Argentine continue to ...

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star says he misses Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga

Lionel Messi says he misses facing rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the former Real Madrid forward gave "prestige" to La Liga.

Barcelona stomps Sevilla, Lionel Messi nets 50th at Copa del Rey  UPI News

Lionel Messi scored his 50th career Copa del Rey goal as Barcelona advanced in the tournament by beating Sevilla 6-1 on Wednesday at Camp Nou in ...

A laser-guided free kick, a poke from a brilliant backheel, and an audacious chipped goal: Lionel Messi's 51st career hat trick was so good the opposing fans stood and applauded  Business Insider

FC Barcelona won 4-1 at Real Betis with Lionel Messi returning yet another flawless performance. So flawless that Betis fans gave a standing ovation.

Lionel Messi says Barcelona shouldn't have to rely on him to get results  ESPN

Lionel Messi said Barcelona have good enough players to not have to depend on him every week after helping salvage a draw against Athletic Bilbao.