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Messi: This Barca team is special

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2011 by ESPN106 hits

Lionel Messi believes that the Barcelona team he is in should be remembered for their quality. The La Liga giants won both their domestic league and the Champions League last season, and have won ten trophies since the reign of manager Pep Guardiola in 2008. Messi himself scored 53 goals for the Catalans last season, and believes that this Barcelona side deserve to be in the annals of histor...Full Story »

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas: It is a pleasure to face Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport275 hits

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has admitted that he feels “uneasy” while facing Barcelona forward Lionel Messi but says that he enjoys their encounters on the pitch. Messi is considered as the finest player in the world at the moment by most football followers, and Casillas, who is regarded by many as the best goalkeeper on the planet, admits that it is not easy against the ...Full Story »

Messi must play against Nigeria

Posted Thursday, June 09, 2011 by tribalfootball.com136 hits

Bangladesh’s football  federation president, Kazi Salahuddin said Wednesday that top Nigerian and Argentine stars must play in the September 6 friendly billed for Dhaka. Salauddin confirmed that the contract signed with both the Nigeria and Argentina federation made it mandatory for all their top players to be present for the game. “Our $4 million contract with both sides sa...Full Story »

Messi: I'll never play In Prem Lge

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2011 by The Sun197 hits

LIONEL MESSI can never see himself playing in the Premier League.And he is ready to spend the rest of his career at Barcelona.The Argentine superstar, 23, stole all the headlines once again with a stunning performance as Manchester United were dismantled 3-1 in the Champions League final.Striker Messi could name his price if he ever wanted a move away from the Nou Camp.But he said: "I cannot s...Full Story »

Messi: I cannot imagine playing for any other club

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport155 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has affirmed his loyalty to the Catalan club as he arrived in Buenos Aires to meet up with his Argentinian squad ahead of July's Copa America. The 23-year-old ruled out any possibility of leaving Barca, which recruited him from Rosario as a teenager, following the team's win over Manchester United last weekend in the Champions League final at Wembley. "I cannot se...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney pop at Lionel Messi

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2011 by hits

Wayne Rooney claims Barcelona star Lionel Messi would struggle if he played in the Premier League. Argie maestro Lionel Messi helped destroy Wayne Rooney and his Manchester United team-mates in a one-sided Champions League triumph at Wembley on Saturday. But although the United striker has hailed Messi as the world’s best, he reckons it wouldn’t be so easy to display his silky s...Full Story »

Messi: Barca can win so much more

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Sun131 hits

LIONEL MESSI vowed to carry on leading the Barcelona dynasty for many years to come.His words after the Catalans creamed Manchester United will do nothing to sooth Alex Ferguson's pain.The United chief admitted he had never experienced such a spanking as the one meted out to his sorry troops by Messi & Co.The world's best player savaged United and was Man of the Match as irrepressible Barc...Full Story »

Ferguson: United mesmerised by Messi

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by hits

Manchester United were never able to control Barcelona's midfield or deal with the brilliance of Lionel Messi as they were overwhelmed 3-1 in the Champions League final, manager Alex Ferguson said.erguson: United mesmerised by Messi Like many before them, United had no answer to the wonderful passing of the players who did so much to help Spain become world and European champions and seemed p...Full Story »

Pep: Messi is the best player ever

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by The Sun183 hits

PEP GUARDIOLA hailed Lionel Messi as the best player EVER after Barcelona's Euro supershow. The Spanish champions demolished Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley to earn a fourth European Cup. And Argie superstar Messi was once again at his brilliant best, scoring the second and leaving United defenders in his wake all evening. Barca boss Guardiola said: "Lionel is the best player I've ever see...Full Story »

Lionel Messi lights up Wembley as Barcelona humble Manchester United

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by theguardian.com120 hits

The masterful Argentinian causes havoc and takes his first goal on an English pitch as Barcelona dispatch Manchester United 3-1 Lionel Messi, right, celebrates scoring Barcelona's second goal with team-mate Sergio Busquets. So Lionel Messi has finally scored for Barcelona on an English pitch. And how typical that it should have been conjured out of nothing. The little man was 30 yards from g...Full Story »

Messi the master as brilliant Barca win Champions League

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport116 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Barcelona confirmed their place in the pantheon of football's greatest sides here Saturday, outclassing Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley to claim their second Champions League crown in three years. Goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa secured a deserved victory for the Catalan magicians after England international Wayne Rooney had raised United's hopes with a well-taken...Full Story »

Messi’s Barcelona beats Man United 3-1 in final

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport122 hits

WEMBLEY, England (AP)—Lionel Messi scored one goal and created another on Saturday to lead Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Manchester United and a third Champions League title in six years. Barcelona dominated possession at Wembley with trademark one-touch passing but needed the Argentina striker to conjure a 54th-minute solo strike from the edge of the area to take the lead for the second ti...Full Story »

Messi IS the new me – Maradona

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun199 hits

DIEGO MARADONA had never seen anyone to match him as a football great - until the little genius Lionel Messi came along.All eyes will be on Barcelona star Messi at Wembley tonight like they used to be on Maradona every time he had the ball.And the Argie legend himself marvels at the way Messi destroys opposition defences.He says Messi has that X-factor which only the greatest possess. He makes...Full Story »

Schmeichel wants Chicharito to upstage Messi in final

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by thehindu.com218 hits

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola with the players during a training session ahead of their final against Manchester United in the Champions League. Retired Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, a symbol of Manchester United, is counting the hours to Saturday’s Champions League final between his former club and Barcelona. In it, he hopes Red Devils star Javier “Chicharito” Hernan...Full Story »

Alex Ferguson: We have a solution for Messi Problem

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by 256 hits

Alex Ferguson admits Barcelona are even better than they were in 2009 THE TASK proved beyond Jose Mourinho’s tactical acumen, but Sir Alex Ferguson is confident he can find the solution. Alex Ferguson admits Barcelona are an even better team than the one that sent Manchester United into a summer of despair two years ago, but he believes they can be stopped in the Champions League final o...Full Story »

Messi: I’ll KO Alex again

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by hits

ARMED AND VERY DANGEROUS ... Barca striker Lionel Messi yesterday LEO MESSI'S most 'beautiful' moment in football once broke Manchester United's hearts. And he has vowed to inflict more misery on Alex Ferguson's side in Saturday's Champions League final. The world's best player headed Barcelona's second goal in the 2-0 Champions League final win against United in Rome two years ago. It w...Full Story »

Lionel Messi believes appearing in the Champions League final is more important than winning the Pichichi

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi has said he will be playing the Champions League final against Manchester United on Saturday as if it's his last game ever. The Spanish giants lock horns with the Premier League champions in a repeat of the 2009 final, which was won 2-0 by Pep Guardiola's men. Messi was among the heroes on that night in Rome two years ago, and he is ready to do it all over again. "I ...Full Story »

Messi ready for United in Champions League final

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi will be looking to end a four-game scoring drought and add to his season tally of 52 goals when Barcelona plays Manchester United in the Champions League final for the second time in three years. The Argentina forward scored in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Man United in the 2009 final in Rome, but is expecting a tougher challenge at Wembley Stadium on ...Full Story »

Messi among seven regulars rested

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by Supersport.com189 hits

Lionel Messi is among seven Barcelona regulars rested for the Spanish champion's last league game on Saturday with the Champions League final looming. Coach Pep Guardiola opted to leave out the Argentina forward and striker David Villa, midfielders Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, defenders Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol and goalkeeper Victor Valdes for the game at Malaga. Barcelona, which ...Full Story »

No Messi in Argentina squad for friendlies

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Supersport.com72 hits

A squad of 22 players mostly aged under 25 and based in Europe will represent Argentina for friendlies against Nigeria on June 1 and Poland four days later. Manchester City fullback Pablo Zabaleta, fresh from winning the FA Cup in England, plus Nicolas Otamendi and Fernando Belluschi, both members of FC Porto's Europa League-winning squad, were named on the list by coach Sergio Batista on Wed...Full Story »

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