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Heartwarming moment Lionel Messi reunites with Ronaldinho before PSG star sinks Leipzig with a dramatic double

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by hits

LIONEL MESSI fired a matchwinning double after a reunion with Ronaldinho inspired him to the heights of their Barcelona golden years. The South American legends embraced before PSG'S 3-2 comeback triumph over RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Barcelona legends Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho embraced emotionally at the Parc des Princes before PSG's group tie with RB Leipzig Arg...Full Story »

Messi comes to PSG's rescue

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by Marca.com17 hits

Paris Saint-Germain have Lionel Messi to thank for their 3-2 win against RB Leipzig in the third game of this year's Champions League group stage, as he struck twice in a seven-minute period to hand his team all three points. Kylian Mbappe had initially given PSG the lead after just nine minutes, but Leipzig fought back and were able to grab an equaliser through Andre Silva in the 28th minute...Full Story »

Pope Francis receives signed Lionel Messi shirt delivered by France Prime Minister

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by hits

Lionel Messi has sent one of his signed Paris St-Germain shirts to Pope Francis via the Prime Minister of France. Francis, 84, is said to be a big football fan and supported Argentinian club San Lorenzo as a child. French Prime Minister Jean Castex met up with the Holy Father over the weekend, visiting the Vatican to commemorate 100 years of diplomatic relations between France and the Holy See...Full Story »

Evra can't take it anymore: I'm sick of giving the Ballon d'Or to Messi

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2021 by Marca.com25 hits

Patrice Evra has admitted that he is bored of watching Lionel Messi win the Ballon d'Or, with the current Paris Saint-Germain star having done so six times in his illustrious career. The race for this year's Ballon d'Or seems more open than it has been for a long time, and Evra even named Chelsea duo N'Golo Kante and Jorginho as being more deserved winners than Messi. "In my opinion this Bal...Full Story »

Simeone: I asked Suarez if Messi would join Atletico Madrid after Barcelona exit

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by ESPN44 hits

Diego Simeone has admitted that he wanted to bring Lionel Messi to Atletico Madrid this summer, saying he called Luis Suarez to ask if a deal was possible. Messi became a free agent when his Barcelona contract expired on June 30, and planned to stay until the club announced that financial problems would prevent them from registering a new, agreed deal. The 34-year-old eventually signed for P...Full Story »

PSG's Lionel Messi: Various clubs offered me deals after Barcelona exit

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by ESPN44 hits

Lionel Messi has admitted he had "other offers" from "various clubs" after leaving Barcelona last summer before opting to join Paris Saint-Germain. Messi, 34, was available on a free transfer when his Barcelona contract expired on June 30, after the LaLiga club's precarious financial situation meant they were unable to register a new deal. Weeks of uncertainty followed before PSG announced Mes...Full Story »

Barcelona hoped Messi would 'play for free' as Laporta discusses contract talks and Koeman's future

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2021 by Goal.com52 hits

The Blaugrana president is looking to move on from the disappointing summer departure of a club legend, with future plans being put in place Barcelona president Joan Laporta has admitted that he clung to the hope that Lionel Messi would agree to “play for free” once it became clear that the Liga giants could not afford to put a lucrative contract extension in place. A stunning su...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or 2021 nominees: Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski & Jorginho all on list for award

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2021 by Goal.com68 hits

With France Football having taken a coronavirus-enforced break in 2020, anticipation is building ahead of the next awarding of a Golden Ball Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are among the nominees on the 30-man 2021 Ballon d’Or longlist to have been released by France Football. Other superstar performers to get the nod include Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Karim ...Full Story »

Messi insists no regrets leaving Barcelona for PSG

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com42 hits

Lionel Messi insists he has no regrets leaving Barcelona for PSG. The Argentine star gave an interview to France Football about his life over the past few months. In the chat with the magazine he said clearly “I did not make a mistake by signing for PSG." The Messi interview will come out in full on Saturday, and there we expect he will explain his side of what happened. Ferran Rever...Full Story »

Paris hotel where Lionel Messi is staying has been robbed

Posted Saturday, October 02, 2021 by Marca.com29 hits

Whilst the Messi family were close to finalising their move to a rented house in Paris, the hotel in which they were temporarily staying at has been robbed. Le Royal Monceau was robbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the assailants managing to break into several of the rooms. According to a report published by The Sun, the robbers snuck into the hotel undetected via the roof, be...Full Story »

STASH OF THE DAY Masked raiders steal thousands of pounds of jewellery and cash from five-star hotel where Lionel Messi lives

Posted Friday, October 01, 2021 by hits

The gang broke in by scaling down the outside of the building from the roof. Security at the hotel was ramped up in August after Lionel Messi, 34, moved in with wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three children It is thought four rooms were hit at the Le Royal Monceau in Paris, weeks after the new PSG star waved at fans from his balcony Credit: Reuters They got in via an unlocked balcony door...Full Story »

PSG's front three of Mbappe, Messi and Neymar finally on the same page

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Marca.com46 hits

They posed for a photo after beating Manchester City 2-0 Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar in the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room. Paris Saint-Germain secured their first win in this season's Champions League group stage after beating Manchester City 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, a game in which Lionel Messi grabbed his first goal for the club. Messi played a one-two wi...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola salutes ‘unstoppable’ Lionel Messi after Champions League loss

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA28 hits

Pep Guardiola admitted it would have been impossible to control Lionel Messi for the full game after the Argentinian helped sink Manchester City in the Champions League.The six-time world player of the year scored his first Paris St Germain goal as the French side avenged their loss in last season’s semi-finals with a 2-0 group stage victory on Tuesday.Messi had been doubtful ahead of the ...Full Story »

Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 0 Manchester City: Lionel Messi off the mark as Paris St Germain beat Manchester City

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA47 hits

Lionel Messi scored his first Paris St Germain goal as the French club exacted some revenge for their loss to Manchester City in last season’s Champions League semi-finals. The six-time world player of the year, who left Barcelona in August, rolled back the years with a superb finish as PSG claimed a 2-0 win in a compelling Group A clash at the Parc des Princes. The sublime strike, whi...Full Story »

Man City manager Guardiola hails 'exceptional' PSG star Messi: He speaks for himself

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com54 hits

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Lionel Messi is a player who "speaks for himself on the pitch". Guardiola will come up against his former player when City play PSG in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. "This type of player speaks for himself on the pitch," Guardiola told reporters. "I don't have to add anything else. "We were fortunate to see him during his 15, 16 ye...Full Story »

Six-time world player of the year Lionel Messi fit to take on Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by PA52 hits

Lionel Messi is fit and in contention to line up for Paris St Germain against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.The six-time world player of the year has missed PSG’s last two games with a knock but has trained ahead of the Group A clash at the Parc des Princes.Manager Mauricio Pochettino has also revealed key midfielder Marco Verratti could return after a knee problem.PSG...Full Story »

Barcelona have started this season better than last year with Messi

Posted Monday, September 27, 2021 by Marca.com62 hits

The doom and gloom that has surrounded Barcelona in recent weeks felt like it came to an end, temporarily at least, on Sunday after their 3-0 win at home to Levante, in which Ansu Fati made his return to action and marked the occasion with a goal. Curiously, Ronald Koeman's side have now got off to a better start in LaLiga Santander than they did last season, when they had a certain Lionel Me...Full Story »

Messi set to rent a house in Paris for 20,000 euros

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by Marca.com54 hits

Lionel Messi has yet to find the net for Paris Saint-Germain, yet the Argentine has found a place to live in the French capital, with reports suggesting that he will rent a house for 20,000 euros. Messi left Barcelona after a long career in Catalonia and has never had to relocate as a professional footballer before. RMC Sport reported that the player and his family have already found a home ...Full Story »

PSG's Lionel Messi again out with injury, doubtful for Man City clash

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2021 by ESPN35 hits

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's match against Montpellier on Saturday as he has not fully recovered from a bone bruise, the Ligue 1 club said on Friday. Messi suffered a knock on his left knee, and an MRI scan earlier this week confirmed signs of a bone contusion. He missed PSG's 2-1 victory at Metz on Wednesday. The Argentina forward, who joined the French club from...Full Story »

'FUN MOMENT' Cristiano Ronaldo’s son thought Lionel Messi was ‘too short’ to be real as Man Utd ace’s mum recalls Ballon d’Or meeting

Posted Friday, September 24, 2021 by hits

The Manchester United forward, 36, was still in the midst of his decade-long battle to be the world’s greatest player when he picked up the prize for a fifth time. Lionel Messi met Cristiano Ronaldo's son at the 2017 Ballon d'Or awards Credit: Sport360 Cristiano Jr thought the Argentine legend was 'too small' to be real Credit: Sport360 Then at Real Madrid, Ronaldo took his boy Cristian...Full Story »

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