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AS Roma vs Barcelona - Valverde hails ‘unique’ Messi ahead of Roma clash

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by PA68 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is hoping the combination of Lionel Messi’s expected return and a passionate Nou Camp crowd will be enough to overpower Roma in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Barca host the first leg of the last-eight tie on Wednesday and are likely to have their star man back in the starting XI following hamstring trouble. Messi suffered a niggle on inter...Full Story »

Real Madrid and Barcelona target wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo not Lionel Messi

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 by Express.co.uk226 hits

David Alaba wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo rather than Lionel Messi REAL MADRID target David Alaba is reportedly happy to snub Barcelona and Lionel Messi because he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo. Real will be busy in the transfer market this summer as they look to bounce back from a disappointing domestic campaign. And signing a new player to partner Sergio Ramos at centre-back i...Full Story »

Barcelona vs AS Roma - Valverde hails 'unique' Messi ahead of Roma clash

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by PA128 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is hoping the combination of Lionel Messi's expected return and a passionate Nou Camp crowd will be enough to overpower Roma in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Barca host the first leg of the last-eight tie on Wednesday and are likely to have their star man back in the starting XI following hamstring trouble.Messi suffered a niggle on international dut...Full Story »

'Everything changes when Messi plays' - Jordi Alba sees Barcelona with the edge on rivals

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by Goal.com125 hits

The Spain international defender has always been a big fan of his Argentine team-mate and has once again taken the opportunity to sing his praisesWhen Lionel Messi plays "everything changes", says Barcelona team-mate Jordi Alba. The mercurial Argentine forward has been a talismanic presence at Camp Nou once again this season, with his 36-goal return keeping treble dreams alive. La Liga, Copa...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi broke a surprise 21st-century La Liga record with goal vs Sevilla

Posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS123 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi became the new owner of a 21st-century La Liga record this past weekend, after finding the net versus Sevilla. Matchup The two sides went head to head at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday night, with La Liga leaders Barca aiming to, at least temporarily, extend their advantage atop the Spanish top-flight table to 14 points. Sevilla, meanwhile, no doubt had ...Full Story »

Bilardo: Messi needs to win a World Cup to be at Pele and Maradona's level

Posted Monday, April 02, 2018 by Marca.com62 hits

Lionel Messi will be remembered as one of the best player's ever, but to go down in history with the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona he has to win the World Cup, former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo has claimed. The No.10 led the Albiceleste to a World Cup final and to two Copa American finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but didn't win any of them and Bilardo considers this a blot on his CV. ...Full Story »

Sevilla 2 - 2 Barcelona: Lionel Messi snatches Barcelona a point at Sevilla

Posted Sunday, April 01, 2018 by PA83 hits

Lionel Messi came off the bench to net a stunning last-minute equaliser as LaLiga leaders Barcelona fought back from two-goals down to draw 2-2 at Sevilla.Coach Ernesto Valverde had opted to start with Messi, who has been carrying a hamstring problem, on the bench, but it was defensive frailties which were brutally exposed at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.Franco Vazquez fired the home side, who are ...Full Story »

Barca calm over Messi amid Argentina fears for captain at World Cup

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 by Goal.com99 hits

The forward missed international friendlies against Italy and Spain over the past week, but should return to action for the Catalan club on SaturdayLionel Messi had seen enough. After Spain's sixth goal at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday night, the Barcelona forward stood up from his seat and walked inside. His team were being thrashed, and this time he could do nothing to prevent it. The ...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Barcelona - Barcelona sweating on Lionel Messi fitness ahead of Sevilla trip

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by PA66 hits

Lionel Messi remains an injury doubt as LaLiga leaders Barcelona bid to take a another big step towards a possible treble with victory at Sevilla on Saturday. Messi sat out both Argentina’s international friendlies due to a minor hamstring problem and although he returned to training on Thursday, coach Ernesto Valverde will delay naming his side. “We are taking care of Messi, bec...Full Story »

Messi Return to Barca Training

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by thisdaylive.com35 hits

Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona yesterday to offer the Catalans a boost with less than a week to go before their Champions League clash against Roma. Messi missed Argentina’s two internationals over the last week due to a hamstring strain, although he did train between the 2-0 win over Italy last Friday and Tuesday’s 6-1 humiliation by Spain. "Messi took part in ...Full Story »

Valverde: Messi's injury is nothing important

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Marca.com66 hits

Although Lionel Messi missed both Argentina's friendlies his coach at Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, has played down any serious injury fears. The 54-year-old tactician confirmed that he has been aware of his player's muscle problem, but dismissed any concerns regarding his situation. "Messi finished the last match against Athletic Club and it is true that he has a few minor problems," he said...Full Story »

Messi admits the 2018 World Cup is likely to be his last

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Marca.com57 hits

Lionel Messi has asserted that he is approaching the 2018 World Cup as his last, recognising that a new generation of Argentine footballers is required to step up following the summer's tournament. Now 30, the Barcelona star has already retired from La Albiceleste duties once before and acknowledges the importance of potentially leaving off the back of success in Russia. "We owe a debt to ou...Full Story »

Lionel Messi misses Argentina training ahead of Spain clash

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2018 by barcablaugranes.com68 hits

Lionel Messi missed Argentina training on Saturday as the team enjoyed a session at Real Madrid’s training base ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Spain. The Barcelona star was left out of Friday’s win over Italy because of a hamstring problem but said that he was optimistic of playing at the Wanda Metropolitano. However, he sat out Saturday’s session and did regenerati...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning wage demands that tie in Lionel Messi

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by Express.co.uk148 hits

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wants a pay rise CRISTIANO RONALDO wants a guarantee he will earn one euro more than Lionel Messi from any new contract he signs. Ronaldo is desperate to sign a new and improved contract at Real Madrid to fall in line with Messi and Neymar. Messi’s most recent deal, penned in January, sees the Barcelona star earn a staggering €40m (£35m) a s...Full Story »

The portrait that won Messi's art campaign

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Marca.com83 hits

Sanil Chitrakar was proclaimed the winner of Lionel Messi's art campaign, which had the aim of securing financial assistance for the construction of a new block at the Barcelona Paediatric Cancer Centre. The 35-year-old Nepalese drew a portrait of the Argentina international, one which received the approval of more than 25,000 people in social media. His work, under the title 'Leo to Russia ...Full Story »

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti feels Lionel Messi never gets punished for dissent

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by squawka.com79 hits

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has stated Lionel Messi can get away with things other players cannot, following the Italian's sending off in the Champions League against Real Madrid. Verratti was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in the second leg of their last-16 defeat at the Parc des Princes, the last of which was for dissent. PSG eventually lost the game 2-1, ...Full Story »

Unstoppable Messi will fire Barcelona to Champions League glory, says Shevchenko

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2018 by Goal.com76 hits

Barcelona are en route to another Champions League title this season if Lionel Messi can keep up his performances, according to AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko. Messi guided Barcelona into the quarter-finals with a star display in the second leg of their last-16 tie with Chelsea on Wednesday. After his goal in the 1-1 first-leg draw at Stamford Bridge, the Argentine put the ball through th...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah on his way to Lionel Messi's level, says Jurgen Klopp

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2018 by Skysports.com94 hits

Jurgen Klopp described Mohamed Salah as 'quite exceptional' Jurgen Klopp suggested Mohamed Salah is on the way to being compared with Lionel Messi after scoring four times in Jurgen Klopp described Mohamed Salah as 'quite exceptional'. Salah also created another goal for Roberto Firmino in a devastating display amid snow flurries and freezing conditions at Anfield. Asked in his post-match pre...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo will never match Barcelona star due to one thing - pundit

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Express.co.uk191 hits

LIONEL MESSI proved once again why he is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time in Barcelona's win over Chelsea last night, and Rio Ferdinand has noticed one thing he does that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't do. Barcelona held the advantage over Chelsea heading into the second leg having scored the all-important away goal at Stamford Bridge three weeks ago. The Blues entered the g...Full Story »

Conte takes time to laud Messi after Champions League exit

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PA71 hits

Antonio Conte took the opportunity to compliment a rare talent after Lionel Messi masterminded Barcelona’s Champions League defeat of Chelsea.Messi scored three goals and made another in the two-legged last-16 tie, which Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate.Blues head coach Conte left the Nou Camp pitch after Wednesday night’s 3-0 loss, featuring two goals from Messi, with his arm around t...Full Story »

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