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Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric pips Cristiano Ronaldo to prize, Lionel Messi only fifth

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by Express.co.uk99 hits

Croatia and Real Madrid star Modric was among the favourites for victory, having already claimed Fifa's 'The Best' award earlier this year. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe were other potential winners. Juventus striker Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Messi have both won the top prize, which has been awarded to the best male player every year since 1956, five times from 2008. B...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus ace has Ballon d’Or position leaked - What about Lionel Messi?

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk91 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus ace has Ballon d’Or position leaked - What about Lionel Messi? Ronaldo, 33, stunned the footballing world after leaving Real Madrid in the summer for Juventus in a £100m transfer. He had just helped Los Blancos to a third consecutive Champions League title - a feat not managed since Bayern Munich from 1974 to 1976. But the former Manchester United forwar...Full Story »

Modric is the best in the world according to IFFHS - beating Messi

Posted Friday, November 30, 2018 by Marca.com59 hits

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has awarded Luka Modric the Best Player in the World Award, and Thibaut Courtois the Best Goalkeeper. After having achieved 272 points, 128 more than Leo Messi who is in second place, the Croatian midfielder takes the title from the Argentine who picked up the award for the last three years. Soccer experts from 90 countr...Full Story »

PSV 1 Barcelona 2: Messi's genius wraps up top spot in Group B

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Goal.com44 hits

Lionel Messi scored one and assisted the other as Barcelona edged past a plucky PSV in Eindhoven. Lionel Messi scored one and assisted the other as Barcelona edged past a plucky PSV in Eindhoven.  Lionel Messi's twin moments of inspiration helped Barcelona overcame a shaky hour to win 2-1 at PSV and sew up top spot in Group B. Comfortable 4-0 victors in the reverse encounter, Ernesto Va...Full Story »

Lionel Messi proves the scourge of PSV once again.

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by PA25 hits

Lionel Messi once again proved PSV Eindhoven’s nemesis as Barcelona secured top spot in Group B of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory at the Philips Stadion.Messi bagged a hat-trick when the two sides met at the Nou Camp in September and he took his tally against the Dutch champions to four goals in two games with a fine solo effort just after the hour mark.He then provided a clever a...Full Story »

Messi: My goal is to grow and to not rest on my laurels

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Marca.com56 hits

He may have been winning awards and trophies for well over a decade, but Lionel Messi still craves more success. The Argentine is keen to keep adding to his medals collection and has spoken about his objectives. "My main goal is to keep growing and not to be content with what I've done, won or achieved," he said at a promotional event for Unisports and Adidas. "I want to get better each day...Full Story »

Barcelona news: Lionel Messi will stop Neymar return in Ousmane Dembele swap - claim

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Express.co.uk102 hits

Barcelona news: Moreno says Neymar will not return to Barca because of Lionel Messi That is the opinion of former Major League Soccer star and ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno. Neymar has been linked with a return to Barcelona in a potential swap deal with Ousmane Dembele. The Brazilian superstar initially left the Nou Camp to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 in a world-record &#...Full Story »

Motta: Messi was an individual and now relies on his teammates to make the difference

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Marca.com117 hits

Former Barcelona player, Thiago Motta, has stressed that although Lionel Messi used to mostly rely on himself on the pitch, he has turned himself into a team player. He also talked about football's other two superstars, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo. "Messi is instinctive and he has managed to fulfil his dream and be the phenomenon that he is," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He has an inn...Full Story »

Griezmann: Being Messi's lieutenant played a part in rejecting Barcelona

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com111 hits

Antoine Griezmann has revealed playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi at Barcelona was a factor in his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid. Griezmann was heavily linked with a switch to Camp Nou before the World Cup as many Barca fans became excited at the prospect of seeing the France international playing alongside Messi. The striker seemed set for the move before doing a U-turn and pledgin...Full Story »

Messi's holiday in Dubai: Salt Bae, his curious way of salting meat and... Pogba

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by Marca.com87 hits

Along with his wife Antonella and their three children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro, Leo Messi is on holiday in Dubai. The Barcelona player has taken advantage of the international break to relax and, among other things, has been in the famous restaurant of 'Salt Bae.' There, Leo dared to salt the meat like the Turkish chef, Nusret Goke. His art of cooking and preparing food has become a sensatio...Full Story »

Pogba to Barcelona rumours fuelled as Man Utd star meets Messi in Dubai

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by Goal.com78 hits

The Barcelona and Manchester United stars are not involved during the international break after recent injuries for their club sides. Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba might not be involved for France and Argentina during the international break but they did have time for a deep conversation while having dinner in Dubai. Not available for their respective nations during the two-week break in their...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo is NOT on Lionel Messi's level for one reason - Juanfran

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Express.co.uk165 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star's rivalry with Lionel Messi has been discussed (Image: GETTY) CRISTIANO RONALDO is not as good as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Atletico Madrid ace Juanfran has claimed of the Juventus talisman. Cristiano Ronaldo has left his rivalry with Barcelona star Messi behind, choosing to leave Real Madrid for Juventus back in July in a £105million transfer. The ...Full Story »

Argentina vs Mexico - Lionel Scaloni confident Lionel Messi will represent Argentina again

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA41 hits

Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again, according to interim coach Lionel Scaloni.The Barcelona forward’s continued absence dominated the build-up to Saturday’s friendly with Mexico.The 31-year-old has not played for Argentina since the World Cup, but there is a clamour for him to return in time for next summer’s Copa America.Scaloni told a media conference: “I did no...Full Story »

Messi will wear blue and red boots

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Marca.com68 hits

Ahead of Barcelona's next match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday November 24, Lionel Messi has revealed a new pair of blue and red boots. The Argentine is likely to wear them for the first time in the clash at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano after the international break. The boots are predominantly red and blue but also feature a yellow trim. Messi will hope to continue his goal scor...Full Story »

LaLiga MVP Messi hopes the division stays wide open

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com40 hits

Just four points separate the top six in LaLiga and the more competitive nature of the division is no bad thing, according to Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi said LaLiga is "more competitive than ever" and he hopes it stays that way as he collected the Trofeo Di Stefano for the division's best player in 2017-18. The Barcelona superstar received the award from Spanish sports newspaper Marca on Mon...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 4 Real Betis: Lionel Messi brace can’t save Barcelona from home defeat to Real Betis

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA61 hits

Barcelona suffered their first home defeat in LaLiga for more than two years, the champions losing 4-3 to Real Betis despite Lionel Messi scoring twice on his return to action.First-half goals from Junior and Joaquin gave the visitors to the Nou Camp a 2-0 lead before Messi pulled one back from the penalty spot midway through the second half.However, Barcelona goalkeeper then let a shot from Gio...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Betis - Messi returns but Dembele misses out

Posted Saturday, November 10, 2018 by PA74 hits

Lionel Messi is back in the Barcelona squad for Sunday’s match against Real Betis, but there is no Ousmane Dembele after reports of disciplinary trouble involving the Frenchman. Messi has missed almost three weeks of action with a fractured arm but was back in training this week and was named in Ernesto Valverde’s 19-man squad for the match against Betis. But Dembele was notable ...Full Story »

Barcelona will not risk Messi against Inter, assures Valverde

Posted Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com92 hits

Lionel Messi returned to training last week and could feature for Barcelona against Inter, but Ernesto Valverde will not risk him. Ernesto Valverde insisted he will not take any undue risks despite naming Lionel Messi in his Barcelona squad just two and a half weeks after he fractured his arm. Messi has not played since he was forced off in the first half of a 4-2 win over Sevilla on October...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Return date set for Barcelona star after incredible recovery from arm injury

Posted Sunday, November 04, 2018 by Express.co.uk76 hits

Messi suffered the injury against Sevilla on October 20. But Marca claim he might be fit for a place on the bench in the Champions League Group B clash at the San Siro on Tuesday - just SEVENTEEN days after breaking his arm. Barca have won every game in his absence - including the 5-1 thumping of bitter rivals Real Madrid in last week’s El Clasico. However, they laboured to a 3-2 victor...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: £220m Man City transfer plan for Barcelona star revealed

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018 by Express.co.uk150 hits

The Spaniard is a huge admirer of diminutive superstar having worked with him at the Nou Camp. And, according to Spanish daily El Mundo, Guardiola made a serious approach to sign him at the height of Catalan political crisis. It’s suggested City were ready to cough up around £220m for the transfer. Lionel Messi was wanted by Man City Messi is currently back in light training as he...Full Story »

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