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Cristiano Ronaldo has Lionel Messi chant yelled at him by fans – his reaction says it all

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk53 hits

The La Liga side are currently in Abu Dhabi to defend their Fifa Club World Cup title. They were forced to come from behind to beat Al Jazeera 2-1, thanks to goals from Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. But the Portuguese was left raging during the match as a section of supporters were heard yelling: “Messi, Messi, Messi.” It seemed to get under the 32-year-old’s skin, particularly g...Full Story »

Messi and Luis Suarez gather their Golden Boots

Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Marca.com54 hits

Barcelona published a picture on social media on Wednesday showing Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez next to their Golden Shoe trophies. The Catalans' attacking duo have accumulated six awards since 2009, as only Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to interrupt their dominance. Apart from this year's title, the Argentinian also managed to secure the award in 2010, 2012 and 2013, while the Uruguayan won...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo 'unfortunate' to be playing in Messi's era - Barca's Rakitic

Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 by ESPN73 hits

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic politely disagreed with Cristiano Ronaldo's assumption that he's the best player in the history of football, nominating Lionel Messi for the position instead. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d'Or this week -- drawing level with Messi in the process -- and later told France Football that he believes he's the greatest to ever play the game. Howe...Full Story »

Conte challenges Hazard to match Ronaldo and Messi's 'sacred fire'

Posted Saturday, December 09, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com88 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Eden Hazard must show he has the hunger to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Madrid superstar Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for the fifth time in his career on Thursday, bringing him level with Barcelona superstar Messi. The duo's annexing of football's major individual prize over the past decade is unprecedented, with Hazard one of the ...Full Story »

Ballon d’Or: Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo beats Barcelona rival Lionel Messi to award

Posted Friday, December 08, 2017 by Skysports.com55 hits

Despite a shaky start to the new campaign, Ronaldo enjoyed one of his finest to help Real Madrid to a famous double last season. The Portugal captain scored 42 goals in 46 games across all competitions to fire Real to La Liga and Champions League glory. And it is no surprise to see Ronaldo pick up his fifth Ballon d’Or tonight, which sees him equal Messi’s record for the illustriou...Full Story »

Messi: Higuain is one of the best strikers and he must be in Argentina squad

Posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com53 hits

Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain, claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad. Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October. The Juventus striker had also missed Argentina's previous two qualifiers, with the Albiceleste eventually booking t...Full Story »

The stunning contract offer Man City tabled Messi

Posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 by tribalfootball.com96 hits

Manchester City were in contact with Lionel Messi before he signed his new deal with Barcelona last month. With his previous contract winding down, Messi was free to sign a pe-contract with a foreign team from January 1. And making overtures during the confusion was City, particularly their owner Sheikh Mansour. Marca reports City tabled a contract offer to Messi's camp worth €50m-a-y...Full Story »

Lionel Messi statue destroyed by vandals in Argentina for the second time in a year… as legs are viciously cut off

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk66 hits

VANDALS have destroyed a statue of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. The perpetrators cut off the footballer's legs in an attack on Sunday, leaving just the tops of his ankles and a football attached to his magic left foot on the base. The vandalised sculpture of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi is pictured at the "walk of fame" in Buenos Aires It is located on the banks of the La Plata...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Sporting Clube de Portugal - Lionel Messi could get a night off against Sporting

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by PA43 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said he could shuffle his pack for the Champions League visit of Sporting Lisbon but refused to reveal whether Lionel Messi will be among those rested. Barca are already assured of finishing first in Group D but Sporting still have a chance of pipping Juventus to second spot, lying one point behind the Italian side. With a testing LaLiga trip to Villarreal comi...Full Story »

Leo Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo in Finland

Posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS61 hits

Leo Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo in Finland Barcelona star Leo Messi is currently in Finland. Messi has been given a few days off by coach Ernesto Valverde following last weekend's 1-1 draw with Valencia. The Argentine has taken the opportunity to go with wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their two boys to Finland. Antonella Roccuzzo posted a picture on Instagram revealing how their were in th...Full Story »

Barcelona reveal identity of potential January signing to Lionel Messi

Posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Caughtoffside.com174 hits

After all the talk surrounding their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho this past summer, as per BBC Sport, Barcelona are reportedly set to swoop for a different target in January. The Catalan giants have started the season in great form, leading the way in La Liga and their Champions League group, and so there could be argument to suggest that they shouldn't risk upsetting the balance with new add...Full Story »

Lionel Messi blocks Barcelona to sign Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk99 hits

Lionel Messi doesn't want Arsenal star Mesut Ozil at Barcelona The Germany star is out of contract at the end of the season and can leave the Emirates on a free transfer. Ozil, 29, is refusing to sign a new deal in north London under Arsene Wenger. The playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and Barca in recent weeks. However, according to Spanish transfer outlet D...Full Story »

UNCOVERED: Messi's stunning Barcelona contract - including transfer policy clause

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com138 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi's new contract carries two new - and significant - clauses, it has been revealed. Messi put pen to paper on a deal to 2021 on Saturday morning, which included a buyout clause raised to €700m. Diario Gol says the Argentine's salary is set at a base of €40m - but can jump to €60m based on titles and personal success. Messi has also been handed a mas...Full Story »

Valencia 1 - 1 Barcelona: Barcelona overcome Messi 'ghost goal' to draw at title rivals Valencia

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by PA58 hits

Lionel Messi had a legitimate goal controversially denied as LaLiga leaders Barcelona hit back to snatch a 1-1 draw at second-placed Valencia. Messi's tame first-half strike squirmed through the grasp of Valencia goalkeeper Neto and over the line at Mestalla but it was not spotted by the officials and, with the absence of goal-line technology in Spain, play was allowed to continue. In-form V...Full Story »

Messi in private: his wish for anonymity, siestas and his bad habit

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Marca.com56 hits

Lionel Messi opens up about his private life in an interview with MARCA. What remains of that child who arrived in Barcelona, aged 13 and full of enthusiasm? "My dreams and desires remain the same. Obviously, a lot of time has passed since then and many things have happened, both on and off the pitch." How has your family life changed, with the stability of your relationship with Antonella ...Full Story »

Leo Messi: My dream is to end my career at Barcelona

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Marca.com48 hits

Lionel Messi said his dream is to end his career at Barcelona following the announcement by the club that he has signed a new contract until 2021 and with a buy-out clause of 700 million euros. President Josep Maria Bartomeu had stated that a new deal was done over the summer but the club did not officially announce it with a photo until Saturday morning. "We had been needing to do the signi...Full Story »

Valencia vs Barcelona - Managing Messi threat is not straightforward, insists Valencia boss

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by PA48 hits

Valencia boss Marcelino has no special plan to try and stop Lionel Messi in Sunday's LaLiga clash between the top two. Marcelino has rejuvenated Los Che this year and they go into the contest at the Mestalla just four points behind table-toppers Barca after eight successive victories. Predictably, the prospect of keeping Messi in check a concern is a concern for the 52-year-old former Villarre...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi avoids talk of new contract at Golden Shoe awards

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by ESPN45 hits

Lionel Messi avoided the chance to clear up the doubts about his Barcelona contract situation as he accepted the European Golden Shoe award on Friday. Barcelona announced that Messi had agreed to a new deal until 2021 in July but the forward has not yet signed the contract himself. President Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed in September that the deal -- which consists of three contracts, one w...Full Story »

Messi's photo leads to criticism of Higuain's shape

Posted Friday, November 24, 2017 by Marca.com78 hits

Barcelona's trip to Turin afforded Lionel Messi the chance to catch up with his Argentina teammates Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain and the No.10 shared a photo of their chat afterwards. However, some fans flooded the comments section with criticism of Higuain's shape. "Isn't Higuain ashamed to come out without a shirt on?" wrote one commenter. "Tell your friend Higuain to lay off the McDon...Full Story »

Lionel Messi has one clear reason for blocking Mesut Ozil transfer

Posted Thursday, November 23, 2017 by Express.co.uk175 hits

Lionel Messi does not want Arsenal star Mesut Ozil BARCELONA star Lionel Messi does not want the signing of Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil - because he is too old. Barcelona have emerged as surprising frontrunners in the race for Ozil, who is looking increasingly likely to leave Arsenal when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. Manchester United are also in for the Germany international but, ...Full Story »

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