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

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by Express.co.uk154 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 Thesun.co.uk132 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.com98 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 PA96 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 ESPN82 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 PA103 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 »

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

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by PA84 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.uk245 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 PA137 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.com134 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 GOALS134 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.com76 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 PA99 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.com111 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 PA78 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.com41 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.com75 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.com65 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.com84 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.uk160 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 »

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