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Injured Messi in doubt for league match

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011 by Supersport.com217 hits

Barcelona's star Lionel Messi missed his country's friendly against Costa Rica due to a leg injury that could also keep him out of this weekend's league match against Villareal, the club said on Wednesday. "Pains in the abductor muscle of his right leg prevented Leo Messi from taking part in Argentina's friendly against Costa Rica" on Tuesday, Barcelona said on its website. The match in San ...Full Story »

Messi misses Argentina friendly with pulled muscle

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by hits

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was a late withdrawal with a leg injury from the Argentina side that lined up against Costa Rica in a friendly on Tuesday. "I had prepared the team with (Messi) in it. We're not pressured by Barcelona or anyone...I think that with the scan done on him today, if he played he'd last five minutes," coach Sergio Batista told Argentine media. "He suffered a pulled (...Full Story »

Shakira gets Messi

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2011 by hits

  SHAKIRA should get a game for Arsenal - at least she can get within touching distance of LIONEL MESSI. The Argie ace who tormented the Gunners posed for a snap with SHAKIRA at her boyfriend GERARD PIQUE's birthday party. The couple tried to keep their relationship secret during its early days but they're now more open than MANUEL ALMUNIA's goal was at the Nou Camp the other week. ...Full Story »

Messi, Mourinho the highest paid

Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Supersport.com180 hits

Lionel Messi and Jose Mourinho are the highest paid player and manager in football, according to France Football magazine. Barcelona's two time world footballer of the year Messi's income from his salary and publicity deals in 2011 amounted to €31 million, while Real Madrid boss Mourinho topped the manager's rich list with an income of €13.5 million. Messi's income, while making ...Full Story »

Messi: I would never sign for Real Madrid

Posted Monday, March 21, 2011 by chinadaily.com193 hits

FC Barcelona star Leo Messi said on Friday that he would never sign for his club's bitterest rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Real Sociedad during their Spanish First Division Soccer League match at Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona, December 12, 2010. Messi has scored 27 goals this season and the Argentinean is the undoubted hero of the Barca fans in the Cam...Full Story »

Messi: I would never sign for Real Madrid

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2011 by xinhuanet.com206 hits

FC Barcelona star Leo Messi said on Friday that he would never sign for his club's bitterest rivals Real Madrid. Messi has scored 27 goals this season and the Argentinean is the undoubted hero of the Barca fans in the Camp Nou Stadium. There have been rumors that one day Real Madrid would like to sign him over the years in the Spanish press, but Messi says there is no way that he would ever f...Full Story »

Messi leads Barcelona injury list after Sevilla

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport275 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, reacts against Sevilla during their La Liga soccer match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Sunday, March, 13, 2011. BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi is among five injured Barcelona players that could miss next Saturday’s match against Getafe. The Argentina forward knocked knees with goalkeeper Javi Varas just before halftime of Sunda...Full Story »

President suspended over village team bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Posted Friday, March 11, 2011 by theguardian.com105 hits

• French federation suspends club president after 'joke' offer• Governing body refused to submit bid to Barcelona Lionel Messi was the subject of a transfer bid this week from FC Borne that led to a six-month suspension for the village team's president. A bid to sign Barcelona's Lionel Messi has led to the suspension of the president of a French village side. Cédric Enjolras,...Full Story »

Messi magic too hot for Cesc

Posted Wednesday, March 09, 2011 by The Sun368 hits

CESC FABREGAS had talked emotively of how his first game at the Nou Camp was a fulfilment of all his dreams. How skippering Arsenal in front of over 90,000 fellow Catalans would be the greatest moment of his club career. How nights didn't come much sweeter than this. In the end, it turned into a nightmare. And at the centre of it all was 23-year-old Fabregas himself. Yes, Arsenal had the...Full Story »

Messi grabs late win for Barca

Posted Thursday, March 03, 2011 by Supersport.com96 hits

Lionel Messi missed a slew of chances before squeezing home a late strike to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at third-placed Valencia in La Liga on Wednesday and stretch the champions lead over Real Madrid to 10 points. With Barca looking like they might drop points for only the fourth time this season, Messi struck a low shot in the 77th minute at the Mestalla that spun just inside the post off th...Full Story »

Valencia 0 : 1 Barcelona - Messi extends Barca advantage at summit

Posted Wednesday, March 02, 2011 by PA69 hits

Lionel Messi's 28th league goal of the season gave Barcelona a valuable 1-0 victory over third-placed Valencia at Mestalla and saw the Catalans stretch their lead at the Primera Division summit to 10 points. Messi saw three shots kept out in one incredible move early on and missed two other good opportunities before popping up to settle a difficult match with 14 minutes remaining. Barca had ar...Full Story »

Late goal from Lionel Messi seals Barcelona win over Athletic Bilbao

Posted Monday, February 21, 2011 by theguardian.com374 hits

• Barça five points clear of José Mourinho's Real Madrid• Víctor Valdés may miss return against Arsenal Barcelona's Lionel Messi and David Villa celebrate after Messi scored the winning goal against Athletic Bilbao. Lionel Messi rescued a nervy Barcelona with a late goal to earn a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in a thrilling La Liga match. The World Player ...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 - 1 Athletic Bilbao - Messi caps landmark with winner

Posted Sunday, February 20, 2011 by PA52 hits

Lionel Messi was the hero for Barcelona on his 250th competitive appearance for the club as he scored a late winner to overcome a stubborn Athletic Bilbao side 2-1 at the Nou Camp. Barca went ahead within three minutes through David Villa, but the Catalans flattered to deceive for much of the rest of the game and Athletic levelled shortly after the break, when Andoni Iraola scored from the spot...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Preview: Messi keen on Fabregas

Posted Sunday, February 20, 2011 by PA126 hits

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hopes the Catalan club finally seal the capture of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas this summer. Barca have tracked the Catalan midfielder for several seasons and had two big-money bids for their former youth team player turned down by the Gunners last summer. But Messi, who lost out to Fabregas and his Arsenal team-mates in the first leg of the teams' Champions Lea...Full Story »

Messi hat-trick as Barca make history

Posted Sunday, February 06, 2011 by hits

Lionel Messi blasted a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Camp Nou to become the first side in history to win 16 consecutive Liga games. Messi's strikes - his 22nd, 23rd and 24th in only 19 Liga matches this season - see Barca move 10 points clear of rivals Real Madrid at the summit of the table. That means he has scored an incredible 40 goals in all competitions this se...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 0 Atletico de Madrid: Messi magic for Barca

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA76 hits

Lionel Messi scored another sublime hat-trick for Barcelona as the Catalans strolled to a 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp to break Real Madrid's 50-year-old record of 15 straight league victories. Madrid's hero back in 1961 was Alfredo di Stefano, but Barca's main man in 2011 is another Argentinian - Messi. The 23-year-old opened the scoring with a trademark low finish from th...Full Story »

'Ronaldo must learn to be humble - like Messi'

Posted Thursday, February 03, 2011 by hits

Veteran Osasuna striker Walter Pandiani raised eyebrows on Wednesday by questioning the mental stability of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Pandiani had an ugly scuffle with Ronaldo during Sunday's clash between the two teams, which Osasuna won 1-0. On Monday the Uruguayan veteran alleged that Ronaldo had provoked him by asking how high his salary was. On Wednesday Pandiani said: "What...Full Story »

Napoli new boy Ruiz claims Cavani is better than Messi & Ibra

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by sport360.com156 hits

New Napoli signing Victor Ruiz has compared in-form striker Edinson Cavani to Serie A superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the world’s best player, Lionel Messi. Cavani scored his second hat-trick of the season against Sampdoria on Sunday, and that win means Napoli head to Chievo in second place in the table. The modest Cavani has played down his exploits, insisting the team must come firs...Full Story »

Messi at the double again for Barca

Posted Sunday, January 30, 2011 by hits

Lionel Messi scored two late goals as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 away to Hercules, its 15th consecutive victory matching the La Liga record set by Real Madrid in 1960-61. Promoted Hercules stunned the champions with a 2-0 win at the Nou Camp back in September, the only defeat Barca have suffered in the league this season, and they made life tough for their visitors until Pedro struck just befo...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 Hercules 0: Messi at the double

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA27 hits

Lionel Messi scored two late goals as Barcelona beat 10-man Hercules 3-0 to preserve their 100% away record in the Primera Division and move seven points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table. Pedro gave Barca the lead two minutes before the interval, but the win was still in doubt until Messi's late intervention, with the Argentina forward bagging two goals in the last three minutes to ...Full Story »

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