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A new look for Messi and Alena trains with Barcelona's first team

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by Marca.com51 hits

Barcelona returned to training on Friday morning after being granted a break by Ernesto Valverde following their Champions League victory over PSV Eindhoven. The biggest surprise of the day was that Lionel Messi appeared clean shaven, saying goodbye to the beard he had sported for two years. Carles Alena, as he often does, trained with the first team again but what is interesting is that he ...Full Story »

'It's obvious' - Hazard up there with Messi & Ronaldo, says Pedro

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by Goal.com40 hits

Eden Hazard is one of the ‘four best players in the world’, alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, according to Chelsea team-mate Pedro. The Belgium captain has enjoyed an exceptional start to the season once again, with the Blues sat jointly at the top of the Premier League after five rounds. Pedro, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2015, played with Messi for eig...Full Story »

Messi will attend The Best awards ceremony despite best player snub

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by Marca.com45 hits

Messi will attend The Best awards ceremony By deciding to attend next Monday's FIFA awards gala, Lionel Messi is displaying a praiseworthy amount of fair play. The Argentine wasn't included on the three-man shortlist for The Best award for the past season, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah ahead of him. However, Messi has been included in the team of the year and is, there...Full Story »

Messi moves ahead of Ronaldo as king of the Champions League hat-trick

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Marca.com65 hits

The match ball from Barcelona's 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven is going home with Lionel Messi, who scored his eighth Champions League hat-trick. He had been level with Cristiano Ronaldo on seven hat-tricks in Europe's premier club competition, but the Argentine now moves ahead of his great rival in this regard. Way behind the top two are Filippo Inzaghi, Mario Gomez and Luiz Adriano with th...Full Story »

Barcelona coach hails magic of Messi

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA11 hits

Lionel Messi makes the “extraordinary seem routine” according to Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, who watched him score his eighth Champions League hat-trick to sink PSV.Messi moved ahead of his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of trebles in the competition after paving the way for a 4-0 win with a stunning 32nd-minute free-kick.The Argentinian scored twice more after Ous...Full Story »

Barcelona 4-0 PSV Eindhoven: Lionel Messi treble gets Barca off to Champions League flyer

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA25 hits

Lionel Messi scored the eighth Champions League hat-trick of his career as 10-man Barcelona eased to an emphatic 4-0 victory over PSV in Group B. The Argentinian was once again in imperious form as the hosts overcame a low-key start to cruise past their Dutch opponents, with Ousmane Dembele also getting on the scoresheet. The only blot on another great Nou Camp night was Samuel Umtiti’...Full Story »

Griezmann: I am on Messi and Ronaldo's level

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by squawka.com81 hits

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann believes he is on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Griezmann, 27, took his game to new heights over the summer after clinching the World Cup with France – an achievement that both Ronaldo and Messi have so far failed to accomplish. The Frenchman was instrumental in Les Bleus' ascent to world dominance, scoring four goals ac...Full Story »

De Gea is the Messi of goalkeepers, says Foster

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com106 hits

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster likened David de Gea to Barcelona superstar and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. Manchester United star David de Gea is the Lionel Messi of goalkeepers, according to Watford counterpart Ben Foster. De Gea – regarded as the best keeper in the world – produced another stellar performance as United defeated Watford 2-1 in the ...Full Story »

500 for Zlatan: Ibrahimovic joins Messi and Ronaldo with milestone goal

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by Goal.com65 hits

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now joined an exlcusive club that includes just him, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as active players who have scored 500 career goals for both club and country. The big Swede netted his 500th in style, with a roundhouse kick helping him slot the ball past Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono. Zlatan's 500th career goal is RIDICULOUS. 🔥#TORvLA #Zlatan500 https://...Full Story »

Ex-Miss BumBum Suzy Cortez celebrates Lionel Messi unblocking her on Instagram with sexy Barcelona-themed shoot

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk89 hits

The Brazilian model was finally unblocked by Lionel Messi EX-MISS BUMBUM Suzy Cortez has left little to the imagination after Lionel Messi finally unblocked her on Instagram. The Argentina legend was forced to block her on the social media site after she bombarded him with saucy pictures. But now the Brazilian model, who won the Miss BumBum crown in 2015, has been given the green light to sho...Full Story »

Lionel Messi sobbed uncontrollably after Argentina Copa America Centenario loss, says strength coach

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by ESPN74 hits

One of Lionel Messi's most difficult moments with the Argentina national team was following the loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario in 2016, according to Elvio Paolorosso, who was the team's strength coach under Gerardo Martino. After losing the World Cup final in 2014 to Germany and also missing out on the Copa America in 2015, Paolorosso said that Messi crumbled after ...Full Story »

Messi's book of records

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 by Marca.com83 hits

The youngest? Ferran Torres. The tallest? Courtois. The one who has played the most matches? Joaquin. The one that scored the most penalties? Stuani. And above all, a Leo Messi that dominates several categories of the Guinness Book of Records for LaLiga Santander 2018/19. Other illustrious players like Simeone, Busquets or Undiano Mallenco also have space in this tome. 387 goals scored, 317 ...Full Story »

Tevez highlights the main difference between Messi and Ronaldo

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Marca.com126 hits

As a player who had the chance to play both with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United and Lionel Messi with Argentina, Carlos Tevez has indicated that the main difference between the two is that his compatriot has a natural talent in football. The Boca Juniors striker has claimed that in contrast with Messi, Ronaldo has managed to develop his skills through intensive training and by spendin...Full Story »

We need Messi so Argentine football can keep growing – Martinez

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com37 hits

Lionel Messi's international future remains uncertain, but Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez is eager for his return. Argentina and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez wants Lionel Messi to return to international football because he "makes Argentine football keep growing". Messi was helpless as Argentina made little impact at the World Cup, going out in the last 16 to eventual champions France,...Full Story »

Lionel Messi has a huge decision to make about his Argentina future

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by givemesport.com51 hits

It seems only moments have passed since Nestor Pitana blew the final whistle in Luzhniki Stadium; only a blink of an eye since Vladimir Putin sheltered under his brolly as Emmanuel Macron got soaked and Hugo Lloris thrust the Jules Rimet trophy into the Moscow night sky. But already the first post-World Cup friendlies are upon us. And that means the start of a new four-year cycle and, for man...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Argentina team-mates speak out against Barcelona star’s possible retirement

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by Express.co.uk57 hits

Lionel Messi: Argentina will try and coax the Barcelona player back to the international scene (Image: GETTY) LIONEL MESSI could snub international retirement if the ‘project’ at Argentina appeals. That is according to Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni, who is in charge until a new boss can be properly installed. Messi has opted to spend time away from the Argentina n...Full Story »

The viral photo of Messi as a baby

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Marca.com56 hits

The brother of Lionel Messi, Rodrigo, has uploaded an unexpected 'retro' photograph onto social media in which he is seen with Leo as a baby and Matias. Maria Sol, Leo's sister, also published a photograph of the family from 17 years ago. View this post on Instagram Que lindos recuerdos A post shared by Rodrigo (@rodrigo.messi10) on Sep 2, 2...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo signing makes Juventus "clear favourites" for the Champions League, says Lionel Messi

Posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by squawka.com90 hits

Lionel Messi believes the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has made Juventus favourites for this season's Champions League. Ronaldo, 33, sensationally moved from Real Madrid to La Vecchia Signora in a deal reportedly worth £88.3m this summer. The current Ballon d'Or winner played an instrumental role in Real winning the last three European Cups under Zinedine Zidane and, for that reason, Me...Full Story »

Luis Suarez: Messi deserves more Champions League titles than he has

Posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Marca.com43 hits

Barcelona are determined to win another Champions League this season after seeing rivals Real Madrid claim three in a row and Luis Suarez would be thrilled for his strike partner Lionel Messi should the Blaugrana achieve this. The Uruguayan believes that Messi should already have more than four Champions League medals. "The Champions League is the competition which defines you, as the best...Full Story »

Messi makes trip to Germany to see adidas sponsors

Posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by Marca.com69 hits

Lionel Messi made a flying trip to Germany to speak with adidas representatives, the sports company for whom he is a key brand name. The journey did not see him miss training with Barcelona and he worked out with the players who have not joined their national teams. He travelled to Germany with his wife Antonella. Messi announced after the World Cup that he wanted to take some time out from ...Full Story »

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