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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claims he was 'borderline depressed' after 'Madrid-led' attacks during issues with Spanish tax authorities

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk60 hits

LIONEL MESSI has opened up on the difficulties he and his family endured during his ordeal over alleged tax evasion. Two years ago, the Argentine was handed a 21-month prison sentence, but under Spanish law, any sentence under two years for a first-time non-violent crime can be served on probation, meaning he was always unlikely to serve any time behind bars. Lionel Messi reveals he was 'borde...Full Story »

Messi invites Argentine squad out to eat

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Marca.com80 hits

The Argentina squad were treated to a meal on Thursday by Lionel Messi at his family restaurant in Barcelona. Jorge Sampaoli's men are currently in the city at a pre-Russia training camp, as they go through their World Cup preparations. According to the newspaper Sport, which captured photographs of the team's arrival at the restaurant, Messi's invitation wasn't only confined to his teammate...Full Story »

Messi wants Griezmann at Barcelona

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com96 hits

Lionel Messi hopes to play alongside Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona after labelling the in-demand Atletico Madrid star a "great player". Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Barca in the off-season and the LaLiga champions have made no secret of their interest in the France international, who said he would confirm his future before the World Cup. The 27-year-old forward – a...Full Story »

Messi: I'm just another player

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com69 hits

Lionel Messi said he did not consider himself the world's best as the Argentina star prepares for the World Cup. Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi insisted he was "just another player" despite being considered among the all-time greats. Messi, 30, is a record five-time Ballon d'Or winner, having enjoyed an incredible career at the LaLiga giants. But the superstar forward, who is pre...Full Story »

Maradona: Messi doesn't have to demonstrate anything for Argentina

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com112 hits

Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi does not have to prove anything to Argentina as the Barcelona superstar prepares for what could be his last World Cup. Argentina reached the final in Brazil four years ago but were narrowly defeated by Germany, with Mario Gotze scoring the only goal in extra time. Maradona inspired Argentina to glory the last time they won the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986, w...Full Story »

Messi enjoys a view of the Camp Nou from his room in Argentina's hotel

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Marca.com69 hits

The Argentina national team are preparing for the World Cup in Barcelona, which means that Lionel Messi is staying at a hotel in the Catalan city, rather than at his home. This is a rare experience for the Blaugrana No.10, but he seems to be enjoying it and he shared a photo of the view from his hotel room window, from which he can see the Camp Nou. "We're home," he wrote, as the Instagram ...Full Story »

Argentina 4 Haiti 0: Lionel Messi hat-trick inspires rout

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com68 hits

Lionel Messi's hat-trick saw World Cup-bound Argentina to a comfortable victory against Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires. It was the Lionel Messi show as his hat-trick guided Argentina to a routine 4-0 friendly win over Haiti with the World Cup looming. With the World Cup set to get underway in Russia next month, two-time champions Argentina stepped up their preparations thanks to cap...Full Story »

Lionel Messi unlikely to leave Barcelona for other European club but wants Newell's Old Boys stint

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Skysports.com86 hits

Lionel Messi looks unlikely to play for any European side other than Barcelona Lionel Messi says he is "increasingly sure" Barcelona will be the only club he ever represents in Europe. Messi is preparing for another World Cup bid with Argentina and says only a chance to play in his homeland for Newell's Old Boys really appeals to him when his club career begins to wind down. The 30-year-old s...Full Story »

Joachim Low regrets comparing Mario Gotze to Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by Foxsports.com90 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.com91 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.com99 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.com158 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.com79 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.reuters96 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.com65 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.com100 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.com106 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 Dailystar.co.uk210 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.com68 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.com96 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 »

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