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Joachim Low regrets comparing Mario Gotze to Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by Foxsports.com62 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.com63 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.com76 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.com123 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 »

Barca have never received Messi offer - Bartomeu

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com55 hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims no transfer discussions regarding Lionel Messi have ever taken place. Barcelona have never been forced to fend off interest in Lionel Messi because no club has ever submitted an offer, according to Josep Maria Bartomeu. Messi, who scored a sublime goal in Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, has been with the Blaugrana since arriving f...Full Story »

Messi 'put pressure on referee' in Clasico - Ramos

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by uk.reuters77 hits

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said Barcelona forward Lionel Messi put pressure on the referee at halftime in Sunday’s thrilling ‘Clasico’ at the Nou Camp which ended 2-2 after a series of controversial decisions. Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 6, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in actio...Full Story »

Messi and Iniesta, the Kings of the champions parade

Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2018 by Marca.com45 hits

On Monday evening, a lively parade wound its way through Barcelona, as the Blaugrana celebrated their conquering of a league and cup double in 2017/18. In a convertible bus labelled with the motto "Champions!" and with replicas of the league and cup trophy on the top deck, the players and the coaching staff danced and sang with the throng of thousands that had lined the street hoping for a gl...Full Story »

Messi: Iniesta leaving Barcelona as Double winner just perfect

Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com76 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi says Andres Iniesta leaves the club "in the best way" as LaLiga champions. Barca's title was confirmed with victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Messi, who hit a hat-trick, said: "It's a shame, like when Xavi or [Javier] Mascherano left, symbolic players for the club. "This year it was up to Andres. [It is] a pity for us and for the club. "He leaves in the best way, a...Full Story »

Messi? Ronaldo? Salah is world's best player – Gerrard

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com93 hits

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is the world's best player. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the best player in the world right now, according to club great Steven Gerrard. Salah produced yet another irresistible display to guide Jurgen Klopp's side to a 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. The Egypt international scored ...Full Story »

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi 'tells' Neymar to join Man Utd: Red Devils 'offer' on the table

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by hits

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from Ligue 1 this summer, despite only joining the French giants last summer. Neymar has been sensational for PSG this time out, netting 28 goals and chipping in with 13 assists in all competitions. However, reports have claimed the winger has become disillusioned in Paris, with Neymar keen to quit to join a more competitive lea...Full Story »

Messi is an alien but Sevilla can bring Barcelona back down to Earth, insists Montella

Posted Saturday, April 21, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com50 hits

Vincenzo Montella described Lionel Messi as an "alien" but is confident his Sevilla side can bring Barcelona back down to earth in Saturday's Copa del Rey final. Already on the brink of securing the LaLiga title, Barcelona are firm favourites to wrap up the first leg of a domestic double at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Yet Ernesto Valverde's side were given a fright against Sevilla w...Full Story »

Neymar puts Salah, Coutinho & Hazard in World Cup bracket just below Messi & Ronaldo

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 by Goal.com72 hits

The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summerNeymar believes the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Eden Hazard are ready to illuminate the 2018 World Cup. Several nations will be heading to Russia this summer harbouring ambitions of claiming global glory, with talismanic figures...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero to join Lionel Messi at Barcelona? Man City star's dad gives cryptic answer

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 by hits

Argentina international Sergio Aguero has scored 199 goals in 292 Manchester City appearances SERGIO AGUERO could join Lionel Messi at Barcelona when the transfer window rolls around this summer. At least that's what the Manchester City star's father Leonel del Castillo hinted after giving a cryptic answer when asked if a move may be on the cards. Sergio Aguero has forged a reputation as one ...Full Story »

Valverde: Messi and Pique didn't ask me for an explanation after the Roma loss

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by Marca.com82 hits

Barcelona's stars didn't ask coach Ernesto Valverde to explain himself after Tuesday's Champions League loss against Roma, the coach has claimed. The former Athletic Club tactician answered questions ahead of Valencia's trip to the Camp Nou this weekend, but, unsurprisingly, much of the focus was on their stunning midweek European exit. While he rubbished rumours about a confrontation with G...Full Story »

How Lionel Messi is 'inferior' to Cristiano Ronaldo - Alexander Hleb makes huge claim

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will go head-to-head when Real Madrid face Barcelona in May REAL MADRID star Cristiano Ronaldo is a better leader than Lionel Messi. That’s the verdict of the Argentine's former Barcelona team-mate Alexander Hleb, who’s spoken out in the wake of this weekend’s round of Champions League fixtures. Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have battled it o...Full Story »

Neymar sparks rumours of Barcelona return with cryptic fancy dress post alongside Lionel Messi

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by hits

NEYMAR has been teasing Barcelona fans again as he posted a tweet in fancy dress with former team-mate Lionel Messi. The Brazilian superstar, who moved to Paris Saint-Germain last summer for a world record £198million, dropped the biggest hint yet of a reunion with his pal. Quando eu e meu amigo #LeoMessi nos unimos grandes coisas acontecem! Já já conto mais para vcs! Fiquem lig...Full Story »

Majestic Messi too important to be rested by Barca

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by Goal.com91 hits

The Argentine hit a hat-trick in a routine win and made light of his recent fitness problems, as well as calls for him to be left out on SaturdayThere was indignation among some Barcelona fans. When the team was announced for the game against Leganes at Camp Nou on Saturday, Lionel Messi was in the starting line-up. Why was he not being rested, many wondered. And it was a valid question. The ...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 1 Leganes: Lionel Messi hat-trick keeps Barcelona rolling on towards LaLiga title

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA83 hits

Lionel Messi fired a hat-trick as Barcelona took another big step towards LaLiga title with a 3-1 home win against Leganes.Messi opened the scoring with a fine free-kick, struck his second before half-time and sealed the win in the closing stages with his 39th goal of the season in all competitions after Nabil El Zhar had pulled one back.Ernesto Valverde’s side moved 12 points clear at the...Full Story »

Pele believes Neymar is more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, April 07, 2018 by ESPN68 hits

VI Images via Getty Images Pele believes Neymar plays with a style more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend told ESPN Brasil. Neymar, who finished third in the voting for the Ballon d'Or behind Ronaldo and Messi in both 2015 and 2017, has been compared to both players, particularly in his native Brazil, where he is on pace to break Pele's goalscoring record with...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Leganes - Messi set to sit out Leganes game as Barca aim to equal record

Posted Saturday, April 07, 2018 by PA87 hits

Barcelona will aim to equal a LaLiga record without talisman Lionel Messi with head coach Ernesto Valverde set to rest the Argentinian forward for Saturday’s clash against Leganes.The Catalan club are currently on a 37-match unbeaten streak in the league and if they avoid defeat to 14th-placed Los Pepineros at the Nou Camp then Barca will match Real Sociedad’s 38-game record they ach...Full Story »

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