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UEFA president Platini: Messi is a killer

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport146 hits

UEFA president Michel Platini has praised Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi stating that the diminutive attacker has shown a true killer instinct. The Argentina international has been on fire on the scoring front, with his strike in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Sevilla taking his tally to 51 competitive goals for the Blaugrana in 2011-12. "Messi never gets tired," Platini told AFP. "I think he is a...Full Story »

Pep surrenders despite Messi milestone

Posted Monday, March 19, 2012 by Supersport.com148 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola watched Lionel Messi register his 150th league goal in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Sevilla, but admitted that even the little master can't win La Liga this season. "Forget the league, we are not going to win," said Guardiola, whose bitter rivals Real Madrid can restore their 10-point cushion against Malaga on Sunday. "If this team has anything then it is that it...Full Story »

Sevilla 0 : 2 Barcelona - Messi can't stop scoring

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2012 by PA87 hits

Lionel Messi continued his incredible scoring form as Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 to keep the pressure on Primera Division leaders Real Madrid. The forward scored a wonderful second goal, nutmegging a defender before chipping the goalkeeper, to take his tally to 14 in his last six games in all competitions. Xavi opened the scoring with a free-kick in the 15th minute as Barca won at a canter to ...Full Story »

Gomez: I will never be as good as Messi

Posted Friday, March 16, 2012 by ESPN124 hits

Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has downplayed comparisons between himself and Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Gomez scored four goals for Bayern in their Champions League tie against Swiss side FC Basel, sending his team through to the quarter-finals. The German's tally was one shy of Messi's record-breaking five against Bayer Leverkusen, leading many to draw comparisons between Gomez and the Ar...Full Story »

Messi: I don't play to be the best

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by ESPN155 hits

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi declares that he plays football for his team, then the fans - and not to be the best footballer of all time. The 24-year-old continued his amazing scoring streak over the weekend with two more goals against Racing Santander to gift his side a 2-0 win and reach the 50-goal tally in 43 games this season. His phenomenal strike rate puts him five goals away from ...Full Story »

Fabregas: Messi success deserved

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by ESPN83 hits

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas hailed Lionel Messi as a pleasure to play alongside and believes he deserves all the plaudits being showered on him. The Argentina playmaker continued his stunning form with both goals in the 2-0 win over Racing Santander that saw Barca cut Real Madrid's lead at the summit back to 10 points. Messi, fresh from netting five times in the midweek Champions Leag...Full Story »

Guardiola 'more important' to Barcelona: Messi

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi insisted on Monday that coach Pep Guardiola is "more important" to the Catalan club than he is, a day after taking his tally for the season to a remarkable 50 goals. Reigning Ballon d'Or Messi scored five times in Barcelona's 7-1 Champions League last-16 second-leg victory against Bayer Leverkusen last Wednesday before netting both goals in the 2-0 La Liga victory at...Full Story »

Racing de Santander 0 : 2 Barcelona - Messi hits two more at Santander

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012 by PA30 hits

Barcelona closed the gap on Real Madrid at the top of the Primera Division back to 10 points thanks to another two goals from Lionel Messi in a 2-0 win at Racing Santander. Andres Iniesta had hit the crossbar and Cesc Fabregas was denied by a fine save from Mario Fernandez before Messi did put the visitors in front as he slid in to meet Fabregas' cross in the 29th minute. And the Argentinian d...Full Story »

'I have another grandson who is just as good as Messi,' says Barcelona striker's grandfather

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012 by Supersport.com122 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has a cousin who is as talented as him, the player's grandfather has claimed. ccording to Antonio Cuchitini, 13-year-old Bruno Biancucchi, who plays in the youth ranks of Renato Cesarini, a club located in Rosario, has all the capabilities required to reach the same heights as the Barcelona prodigy. "I have another grandson, from another daughter of mine, who is t...Full Story »

Former Barcelona striker Zaldua: Messi better than Pele, Di Stefano, Maradona and Cruyff

Posted Friday, March 09, 2012 by Goal.com354 hits

Former Barcelona striker Jose Antonio Zaldua has claimed that Lionel Messi is the finest player the game has ever seen, insisting that even Pele, Alfredo Di Stefano, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff do not compare to the diminutive Argentine. Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League game during his club's 7-1 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night and ...Full Story »

Magical Barca thump Leverkusen - Messi makes history by scoring five in a Champions League match

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2012 by skysports.com152 hits

Lionel Messi scores five goals in Barcelona's romp against Bayer Leverkusen Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a UEFA Champions League match, helping defending champions Barcelona crush Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to advance to the quarter-finals with a 10-2 aggregate win. The World Player of the Year turned in a virtuoso display, finding the net twice before the break and th...Full Story »

Barcelona 7 : 1 Bayer Leverkusen - Seventh heaven for five-star Messi

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by PA81 hits

Lionel Messi scored five goals as Champions League holders Barcelona destroyed unfortunate Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to confirm their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. Barca had been understated but superior in the first leg in Germany, winning 3-1, and were expected to ease through in the return match. However, they played with trademark hunger under Pep Guardiola as Messi became the f...Full Story »

Five-goal Messi leads Barcelona into last eight

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2012 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League tie as Barcelona crushed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to reach the quarter-finals here on Wednesday. Defending champions Barcelona won the last 16 tie against the German side 10-2 on aggregate.Full Story »

Messi: Aguero must join Real - Barcelona star urges Manchester City striker to move to La Liga

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by skysports.com381 hits

Sergio Aguero: The Manchester City striker has scored 21 goals for the Premier League leaders this season Lionel Messi is encouraging his international team-mate and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to return to Spain. Aguero is being linked with a move to Real Madrid, but City boss Roberto Mancini has ruled out a swap with Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentina international, who has scored 21 ...Full Story »

Iniesta: Barcelona must step up when Messi is absent

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

Andres Iniesta believes that Barcelona needs to raise its game whenever it is forced to make do without the services of talismanic striker Lionel Messi. The Catalans were without the diminutive Argentine for Saturday night's 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou because of suspension - and it showed, with the Catalans only picking up three vital points thanks to late goals from Seydou Kei...Full Story »

Messi ban adds to Barca pressure

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by Supersport.com140 hits

Barcelona must live without the inspirational presence of Lionel Messi when they tackle Sporting Gijon on Saturday as the Argentine superstar serves his first La Liga suspension. Messi was booked in last weekend's 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid, his fifth yellow card of the campaign. His absence will be a huge blow to Barcelona, who trail Real Madrid by 10 points in the title race, as his value ...Full Story »

Barca resume chase without Messi

Posted Friday, March 02, 2012 by Supersport.com86 hits

The three-times World Player of the Year picked up a fifth yellow card of the campaign at Atletico Madrid last Sunday, when his quick-thinking earned Barca a late 2-1 victory, and misses his first league game this season. Messi is Barca's leading scorer this year with 43 goals in all competitions - he also netted a hat-tick with Argentina in a friendly on Wednesday - but his team mates will h...Full Story »

Messi-less Barca look to maintain charge

Posted Friday, March 02, 2012 by ESPN58 hits

Already well adrift of great rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona must face Sporting Gijon this weekend without top scorer and talisman Lionel Messi.The 24-year-old added to the 28 goals he has scored in the La Liga this season with his first international hat-trick in Argentina's 3-1 win against Switzerland last night but he must sit out Saturday's match at the Nou Camp through suspension.Pep Guardi...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero: It is a dream to play with Lionel Messi

Posted Friday, March 02, 2012 by YAHOO Sport173 hits

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has lauded Barcelona attacker and Ballon d'Or holder Lionel Messi. The Argentine duo led the attack for Alejandro Sabella's team on Wednesday in the friendly against Switzerland, which the Albiceleste won 3-1. In a message on the social network Twitter, Aguero stated that it is dream come true to train and play with the Messi, and congratulated him on his ...Full Story »

Barcelona hosts Sporting without Lionel Messi

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport94 hits

Barcelona will have to overcome Lionel Messi’s absence against Sporting Gijon on Saturday as it tries to keep its dwindling chances for a fourth straight Spanish league title alive. With Real Madrid already 10 points clear at the top of the table, Messi’s one-game suspension for having collected five yellow cards leaves coach Pep Guardiola without his top scorer in a front line alre...Full Story »

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