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Messi one of the fittest around

Posted Tuesday, October 04, 2011 by ESPN119 hits

Barcelona doctor Ricard Pruna has revealed that Lionel Messi is one of the fittest players at the club.Though not the most fittest looking player, the Argentina star has somehow managed to play week-in-week-out without showing signs of fatigue - featuring in 55 games for the Catalan giants last season.Speaking of the 24-year-old's fitness level, Pruna believes Messi is up there with the best."...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon vs Barcelona preview - Messi compared to legend Kubala

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by PA64 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has likened Lionel Messi's impact at the club to that of legendary forward Ladislao Kubala after he matched the Hungarian's goal tally this week. Messi scored his 194th goal for the club in Barca's 5-0 destruction of BATE Borisov in the Champions League in Minsk on Wednesday. While the feat is just the latest in a long line of landmarks for the Argentinian, the mi...Full Story »

Brazil's Neymar praises Argentina and Lionel Messi after Superclasico triumph

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport246 hits

Brazil striker Neymar had kind words for vanquished rival Argentina, as well as Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi, after scoring a goal in Wednesday's Superclasico de las Americas win. "They have a great team," the 19-year-old Real Madrid target told reporters at the end of the match. Neymar swapped shirts with Cruzeiro's Argentine playmaker Walter Montillo at half time, and showed his apprecia...Full Story »

Brazil's Neymar praises Argentina and Lionel Messi after Superclasico triumph

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

Brazil striker Neymar had kind words for vanquished rival Argentina, as well as Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi, after scoring a goal in Wednesday's Superclasico de las Americas win. "They have a great team," the 19-year-old Real Madrid target told reporters at the end of the match. Neymar swapped shirts with Cruzeiro's Argentine playmaker Walter Montillo at half time, and showed his appreciati...Full Story »

Lionel Messi hits double at FC Bate

Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011 by The Sun84 hits

LIONEL FLAIR ... Messi takes on the FC Bate defence LIONEL MESSI made life a misery for FC Bate as he struck twice in a 5-0 win for Barcelona. The Argentina star was on target in the 38th and 56th minute as the Spanish giants chalked up an easy win in Belarus. An Alexander Voldoko own goal and a strike by Pedro had put the visitors in control of the Group H clash. Striker David Villa complete...Full Story »

(N) BATE Borisov 0 : 5 Barcelona - Messi at the double as Barca hit five again

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA213 hits

Lionel Messi moved into joint-second place on Barcelona's all-time goalscoring list as his brace helped the defending champions to a comprehensive 5-0 Champions League Group H win in Minsk. Pep Guardiola's side were 3-0 to the good at half-time thanks to an own goal from Aliaksandr Volodko and further strikes from Pedro Rodriguez and Messi. The Argentina international grabbed the fourth goal...Full Story »

Lionel Messi in Nike shirts moan

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by thesun.co.uk290 hits

NO SWEAT ... Barca star Lionel Messi BARCELONA are mad at Nike for making shirts that absorb too much sweat. Lionel Messi and Co have moaned to the sportswear giants that their Dri-FIT jerseys double in weight by half-time.Full Story »

Messi eyeing Barca scoring record

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport194 hits

Lionel Messi is excited about the prospect of taking second spot on the list of Barcelona's record goal scorers from club hero Ladislau Kubala after the brilliant Argentine netted another hat-trick on Saturday. Messi's superb treble against Atletico Madrid, the 24-year-old's 11th career hat-trick, put him on 192 goals, two behind Hungarian Kubala, who played for Barca in the 1950s and early 1...Full Story »

Hat tricks for Messi and Ronaldo

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each scored his second hat trick of the season, leading Barcelona and Real Madrid to victories in the Spanish league on Saturday night following draws in midweek. Messi scored on brilliant individual moves in the 26th and 78th minutes, and added a goal in second-half stoppage time, leading Barcelona over visiting Atletico Madrid 5-0...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 : 0 Atletico de Madrid - Messi stars in Barca rout

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA97 hits

Lionel Messi matched Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick earlier in the day Barcelona turned on the style to dismiss in-form Atletico Madrid 5-0 at the Nou Camp. With the Rojiblancos having scored eight goals in their last two outings and Barcelona labouring against Valencia in midweek, some thought a shock may have been on the cards tonight. But Pep Guardiola`s men laid on a performance reminiscent...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas shines with Lionel Messi in Barcelona romp

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 by thesun.co.uk137 hits

What a Fab Mess ... Cesc Fabregas celebrages with fellow tormentor Lionel Messi Cesc Fabregas starred in an eight-goal Barcelona super show to remind Arsene Wenger exactly what he is missing. Just hours after Arsenal's disaster at Blackburn, Fabregas teamed up with Lionel Messi to inspire an 8-0 rout of Osasuna in La Liga. Fabregas and Messi have quickly struck up a fantastic understanding si...Full Story »

Even The Great Lionel Messi Dives Sometimes

Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 by deadspin.com257 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi got a yellow card during yesterday's draw with Real Sociedad. He started the game on the bench, having just returned from India, where he'd been serving international duty for Argentina. Real Sociedad drew even so, upon entering the match, Messi tried to draw a PK via jumpy/fally theatrics, thus inspiring ever-whining Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho to take a veiled s...Full Story »

Barca deny City bid for Messi - Barca chief pours cold water on talk of failed City swoop for striker

Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2011 by skysports.com232 hits

Messi: Was rumoured to be the subject of an unsuccessful big-money bid from City Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rejected rumours that Manchester City made an audacious bid for superstar Lionel Messi during the latest transfer window. Reports in Spain suggested big-spending City had tabled €50million plus striker Mario Balotelli to bring Argentina ace Messi to the Etiha...Full Story »

Bangladeshis priced out of Messi match

Posted Monday, September 05, 2011 by Supersport.com230 hits

DHAKA: Football fans in Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, have reacted in fury over ticket prices set at a minimum of $100 to see superstar Lionel Messi lead out Argentina in a friendly. The stylish South Americans, who have had a massive following in Bangladesh since the 1980s, will play in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday evening against Nigeria. But only half of the tickets ...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: "I Responded To 'Messi! Messi' Heckler On The Pitch"

Posted Monday, September 05, 2011 by managingmadrid.com225 hits

When a few Cyprus fans decided to heckle Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo with shouts of "Messi! Messi" during Portugal's 4-0 thrashing of Cyprus, they probably weren't trying to make their team lose. But that might have been the effect of their incessant chanting. In a press conference today, Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledged that, yes, he did hear the chants, and that he "respo...Full Story »

Messi show arrives in India

Posted Monday, September 05, 2011 by ESPN115 hits

This was a match full of ironies. Four kids from Kolkata's labyrinthine slums led out Lionel Messi and Argentina in an initiative arranged by Save the Children. But with the cheapest ticket priced at 700 Rupees (£10), working-class and lower middle-class Indian fans were effectively excluded. The Yuba Bharathi Krirangan in Salt Lake can seat 120,000 and has often been packed for the loc...Full Story »

Indian fans await Messi magic

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by Supersport.com238 hits

Skipper Lionel Messi will lead out Argentina against Venezuela in Kolkata's 120 000-seat Salt Lake stadium on Friday as top-class international football finally comes to cricket-crazy India. The friendly between the South American rivals, in the buildup to 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, will be the biggest football match ever in a country where cricket's dominance has long been felt. But fo...Full Story »

Sabella looks to build team around Messi

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Scott Parker was heading back to the Premier League after Tottenham Hotspur signed the England midfielder from West Ham on Wednesday, just hours before the close of the transfer window deadline. Parker handed in a formal transfer request to West Ham, who were relegated from the top-flight last season, on Tuesday and the deal that will see the player move from east to north London, worth a repor...Full Story »

'Lionel Messi's best is yet to come'

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by timesofindia.indiatimes.com252 hits

KOLKATA: "Isn't Messi the greatest footballer ever?" That's the question that's playing on the lips every football fan today. As they gasp for breath in the exhilarating wake of another dazzling display by the current Agentina No. 10, it is less a query and more a statement. Their delirious reactions draw quizzical eyebrows from an older generation. "Is he bigger than Maradona?" they counter ind...Full Story »

Messi, Fabregas lift Barcelona to Super Cup win

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

MONACO (AP)—Lionel Messi and substitute Cesc Fabregas scored as Barcelona beat nine-man FC Porto 2-0 to win the European Super Cup on Friday. Messi, crowned Thursday as the Best Player in Europe, struck in the 39th minute after collecting a misplaced backpass from Porto midfielder Freddy Guarin. The Argentina forward was standing all alone on the edge of the penalty box, then rounded goa...Full Story »

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