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Argentina’ll be tough even without Messi – Siasia

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Businessdayonline.com152 hits

Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia, has insisted his team will face a very formidable Argentina next month even if superstar Lionel Messi will not be part of the friendly. Argentina have named a squad for the June 1 clash in Abuja without household names like Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel di Maria, Fernando Gargo and Carlos Tevez with Nicolas Otamendi, Emiliano Insua and Pablo Zabaleta the on...Full Story »

Messi eyes beating Ronaldo to top scorer title

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by Supersport.com476 hits

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola on Sunday backed magical Lionel Messi to beat Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo to the Spanish League top scorer's prize. Ronaldo grabbed four in the 6-2 demolition of Sevilla on Saturday to take his season's tally to 33, two more than Messi with two games left. "Messi is always looking to score because he is a born striker and it's in his blood," said Guard...Full Story »

How to stop Lionel Messi

Posted Friday, May 06, 2011 by The Sun173 hits

ALEX FERGUSON will head for Wembley armed with the most detailed dossier EVER compiled about any player in a bid to stop Lionel Messi.Ferguson has tapped into his wide network of scouts, staff and contacts - including his brother and Manchester United's chief European scout, Martin - to study Barcelona and Messi over the last two years.Ever since United lost the 2009 Champions League final to ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi top of the world says ossie

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by Express.co.uk144 hits

LIONEL MESSI has been hailed the greatest player of all time, eclipsing Diego Maradona and Pele. The accolade comes from Ossie Ardiles, one person in the world qualified to make a comparison between Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Maradona, considered by many as the the world’s No1. Argentina’s 1978 World Cup winner Ardiles is a close friend of Maradona and was involved in nurturin...Full Story »

Roo is blend of Messi 'n Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by The Sun164 hits

WIDE APPEAL ... Hernandez says Rooney's talents match the best JAVIER HERNANDEZ last night insisted that Wayne Rooney is better than Lionel Messi - at shooting. And he is also a better header of the ball than Cristiano Ronaldo. Hernandez, Manchester United's latest sensation, ran the rule over his strike partnership with Rooney that has set the Premier and Champions League alight. Mexican ac...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's father criticizes Jose Mourinho's comments after Real Madrid's defeat to Barcelona

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport611 hits

Lionel Messi’s father has criticized the approach of Jose Mourinho following Real Madrid’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The nine-time European champions suffered a 2-0 loss to its archrivals at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the club's semifinal tie and are now seemingly on the verge of exiting competition. After the match, Mourinho...Full Story »

Real Madrid 0 : 2 Barcelona - Messi puts Barca on brink of Wembley

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by PA91 hits

Lionel Messi struck twice late on as Barcelona took a huge step towards the Champions League final with a 2-0 semi-final, first leg win over 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Messi, taking his tally to 52 in all competitions this season, netted in the 76th and 87th minutes - the second a typically brilliant solo effort - to settle an ill-tempered clash which saw Madrid defender Pepe sent off ...Full Story »

Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi & Barcelona will force Real Madrid into hiding

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport187 hits

Barcelona will beat Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal first-leg, and the game will be decided by Lionel Messi, according to former striker Luis Suarez. Despite the tight nature of the last two Clasico's in La Liga and the Copa del Rey final, the former Grande Inter legend, and ex-Barca man is not expecting a stalemate in the Bernabeu later tonight. "I think that despite everything,...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi extends lead over Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in European Golden Shoe

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport348 hits

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi started the match against Osasuna from the bench, but was brought on after the interval and scored once to increase his tally to 31 La Liga goals this season. Runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo also come off the bench in Real Madrid's 6-3 win over Valencia, but, unlike his rival, the Portugal international was unable to find the net. Antonio Di Natale didn't score fo...Full Story »

Lionel Messi scores Spanish record 50th goal

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by BBC.com117 hits

Messi (back) celebrates his landmark goal Lionel Messi became the first player to score 50 goals in a Spanish season as Barcelona beat Osasuna 2-0. Messi's strike three minutes from time and David Villa's 24th-minute opener ensured Barca maintained their eight-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid. A Gonzalo Higuain hat-trick helped Real to a 6-3 rout at Valencia. The top-two rivals will meet ...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 : 0 Osasuna - Villa and Messi on target for Barca

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA30 hits

Lionel Messi netted his 50th competitive goal of the season and David Villa ended his goal drought as Barcelona recovered from their Copa del Rey final defeat with a victory over Osasuna that keeps them firmly on course for the Primera Division title. Villa had gone 11 matches without finding the back of the net for his club - including Wednesday's painful cup final loss to bitter rivals Real M...Full Story »

Messi tries for record as he goes for 50 goals

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport102 hits

MADRID (AP)—Lionel Messi is making a run at adding to his already impressive achievements for Barcelona, needing just two goals for a Spanish record 50 in a season. The 23-year-old Argentina international scored his 48th goal in his 46th game in Tuesday’s 1-0 victory at Shakhtar Donetsk, setting a record for Barcelona and helping it secure a place in the Champions League semifinal...Full Story »

Messi eases Barca through

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Supersport.com66 hits

Barcelona eased into the semifinals of the Champions League on Tuesday, Lionel Messi scoring the only goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in their quarterfinal second leg match to complete a 6-1 aggregate success with a Spanish record 48th goal of the season. Barca, champions in 1992, 2006 and 2009, will now meet either bitter rivals Real Madrid or Tottenham in the last four after Messi made the di...Full Story »

Messi: 47 goals in a season for Barcelona again

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011 by Soccerlens.com158 hits

The game against Almeria this weekend confirmed Barcelona’s eight point lead over rival Real Madrid before the El Clasico. What was notable in that game was that Lionel Messi scored his 46th and 47th goals for this season. 47 goals in one season in all competitions is a record that was achieved by the Brazilian Ronaldo back in 1996/1997 – which was equaled by the little Messiah al...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 : 1 Almeria - Messi nets Barca brace past Almeria

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by PA14 hits

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona survived a scare to come from behind and beat bottom club Almeria 3-1 at the Nou Camp and preserve their eight-point lead over fierce rivals Real Madrid at the top of the Primera Division table. Barca had seen Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at San Mames earlier in the day but found it surprisingly difficult to break down an Almeria side playing their firs...Full Story »

Messi FB page draws over seven million

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by Supersport.com95 hits

Following tens of millions of other social media fans worldwide, Barcelona midfield star Lionel Messi set up a Facebook page on Wednesday. In contrast to his electronic peers, however, within just a few hours his page had attracted more than seven million followers. Such popularity warranted a speedy response from the Argentina international. "Welcome to everyone and thanks for all the mess...Full Story »

I was better than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – Ghana legend Mohammed ‘Polo’ Ahmed

Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by Goal.com376 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi may be widely acknowledged as the world’s best player at the moment, but Ghana legend Mohammed ‘Polo’ Ahmed believes that during his playing days he was far better than the Argentina international forward. Messi won FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 and the Ballon d’Or in 2009 and 2010. The 23-year-old has also been regularly compared to...Full Story »

We’ve not signed the next Messi warns Norwich City manager

Posted Monday, April 04, 2011 by Eveningnews24.co.uk84 hits

Paul Lambert has warned Norwich City fans not to expect too much from loan signing Dani Pacheco. The Spain Under-21 international has joined the promotion-chasing Canaries from Liverpool for the rest of the season and has been training with his new team-mates at Colney. But supporters excited by glimpses of Pacheco’s skills on the internet have been urged not to get carried away. R...Full Story »

Tests rule out Messi muscle injury

Posted Friday, April 01, 2011 by Supersport.com236 hits

Leaders Barcelona breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after tests showed that a suspected injury to joint La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi on international duty with Argentina was merely a scare. The World Player of the Year, level on 27 goals with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, pulled out of Argentina's friendly against Costa Rica on Tuesday as a precaution. He had tests on the add...Full Story »

Injured Messi in doubt for league match

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011 by Supersport.com242 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 »

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