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The portrait that won Messi's art campaign

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Marca.com29 hits

Sanil Chitrakar was proclaimed the winner of Lionel Messi's art campaign, which had the aim of securing financial assistance for the construction of a new block at the Barcelona Paediatric Cancer Centre. The 35-year-old Nepalese drew a portrait of the Argentina international, one which received the approval of more than 25,000 people in social media. His work, under the title 'Leo to Russia ...Full Story »

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti feels Lionel Messi never gets punished for dissent

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by squawka.com47 hits

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has stated Lionel Messi can get away with things other players cannot, following the Italian's sending off in the Champions League against Real Madrid. Verratti was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in the second leg of their last-16 defeat at the Parc des Princes, the last of which was for dissent. PSG eventually lost the game 2-1, ...Full Story »

Unstoppable Messi will fire Barcelona to Champions League glory, says Shevchenko

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2018 by Goal.com43 hits

Barcelona are en route to another Champions League title this season if Lionel Messi can keep up his performances, according to AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko. Messi guided Barcelona into the quarter-finals with a star display in the second leg of their last-16 tie with Chelsea on Wednesday. After his goal in the 1-1 first-leg draw at Stamford Bridge, the Argentine put the ball through th...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah on his way to Lionel Messi's level, says Jurgen Klopp

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2018 by Skysports.com62 hits

Jurgen Klopp described Mohamed Salah as 'quite exceptional' Jurgen Klopp suggested Mohamed Salah is on the way to being compared with Lionel Messi after scoring four times in Jurgen Klopp described Mohamed Salah as 'quite exceptional'. Salah also created another goal for Roberto Firmino in a devastating display amid snow flurries and freezing conditions at Anfield. Asked in his post-match pre...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo will never match Barcelona star due to one thing - pundit

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by hits

LIONEL MESSI proved once again why he is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time in Barcelona's win over Chelsea last night, and Rio Ferdinand has noticed one thing he does that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't do. Barcelona held the advantage over Chelsea heading into the second leg having scored the all-important away goal at Stamford Bridge three weeks ago. The Blues entered the g...Full Story »

Conte takes time to laud Messi after Champions League exit

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PA47 hits

Antonio Conte took the opportunity to compliment a rare talent after Lionel Messi masterminded Barcelona’s Champions League defeat of Chelsea.Messi scored three goals and made another in the two-legged last-16 tie, which Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate.Blues head coach Conte left the Nou Camp pitch after Wednesday night’s 3-0 loss, featuring two goals from Messi, with his arm around t...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 0 Chelsea FC: Two-goal Lionel Messi punishes Chelsea as Barcelona advance

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PA68 hits

Lionel Messi punished error-prone Chelsea as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp.After eight appearances without a goal against Chelsea, Messi settled this tie by scoring the equaliser in last month’s first leg and two goals here, either side of Ousmane Dembele’s first Barca goal, for a 4-1 aggregate success.Chelsea will feel aggri...Full Story »

Chelsea stars board Barcelona-bound bus and plane full of smiles despite daunting clash with Lionel Messi and Co.

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by hits

CHELSEA stars looked full of beans as they boarded buses and planes to make the daunting trip to Barcelona where they will discover their Champions League fate. With Manchester City running away with the Premier League title and Tottenham and Liverpool pulling away in the top-four race, Antonio Conte looks vulnerable - but his players look relaxed. Emerson Palmieri and Willian look excited abo...Full Story »

Lionel Messi tells Ernesto Valverde to axe Barcelona star for Chelsea clash

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by hits

The Spanish giants host the Blues in their Champions League Round of 16 second leg tie tomorrow evening. Barca and Chelsea couldn't be separated in the first leg, with Messi netting a late equaliser to cancel out Willian's opener. And according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who often make bold claims, Messi has told Valverde to alter his starting line-up. They sensationally claim the Argentina...Full Story »

The first image of Messi and Antonella with their newborn baby Ciro

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by Marca.com60 hits

The third son of Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi has already been presented to the public. Ciro, born on Saturday in Barcelona, joins Thiago and Mateoo, and was the reason why Leo missed the Malaga fixture. Messi uploaded a picture of his family at the hospital.Full Story »

Barcelona are worried about Lionel Messi’s release clause

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by squawka.com63 hits

Barcelona director Pancho Schroder says the £625 million buyout clause in Lionel Messi‘s contract might not be enough to retain him. The 30-year-old forward penned a new deal last November which should keep him at the Camp Nou through to the end of the 2020/21 season. However, following the events before this season when Paris Saint-Germain activated Neymar’s £198 mil...Full Story »

The One Thing Diego Maradona Told Lionel Messi That Changed His Game

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by thesportbible.com78 hits

Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona could be numbers one and two on your list of best ever players, just depends on preference. The Argentine legend gave the superstar one piece of advice that has helped him become a five time Ballon d'Or winner. The difference between the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and that of Pele and Diego Maradona is that the latter pair didn't play at ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi could LEAVE Nou Camp because of Neymar - Pancho Schroder

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2018 by hits

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona BARCELONA's financial and strategy director Pancho Schroder has revealed that Lionel Messi could leave the club. Messi, 30, has a £625million release clause in his current contract which runs until 2021. The Argentina international is wanted by most of the European heavyweights but has not revealed any desire to leave. However, Schroder believes that a...Full Story »

Barcelona star Messi happy with Valverde positional change

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by tribalfootball.com76 hits

Barcelona star Leo Messi admits he's enjoying his football under coach Ernesto Valverde. Under Valverde the Argentinian superstar has been drawn back a few metres to receive the ball and create plays, his overall scoring mentality hasn't changed. "In the last year I might have moved my position backwards a little bit more and come from behind to [attack] the box, unlike other years that I wa...Full Story »

Lionel Messi scores 600th career goal for Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by ESPN66 hits

Lionel Messi brought up yet another landmark on Sunday when he scored his 600th career goal for club and country in Barcelona's game against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. Messi, 30, scored a free kick as Barca extended their lead at the top of La Liga to eight points with a 1-0 win. It brought up 600 career goals -- 539 for Barca and 61 for Argentina -- in just his 747th appearance and took h...Full Story »

This Picture Of Lionel Messi's Left Foot In Training Proves He's Not Human

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2018 by thesportbible.com181 hits

Seriously, what's up with Lionel Messi's left foot?! Messi's brilliance for club and country has questioned whether he's actually human. On a regular basis, the Argentine hero defies belief on a football pitch. From dribbling past players with absolute ease, to scoring goals from impossible angles. He does the lot. And a picture has surfaced which has caught our attention, proving that he'...Full Story »

Vueling apologise to Messi over route remarks

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2018 by Marca.com70 hits

Following a supposed misunderstanding, Spanish airline Vueling have issued a public apology to Lionel Messi. Javier Sanchez-Prieto, the airline's president, has been under the spotlight after comments made regarding the location of Messi's house and how it might restrict plans to expand El Prat airport. "We're limited because you can't fly over where Lionel Messi lives, this doesn't happen ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star breaks two records against Girona, overtakes Real Madrid hero

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by hits

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star broke two records against Girona Barcelona took another step towards regaining the La Liga title lost to Real Madrid last season by battering Girona this evening. Ernesto Valverde’s side shockingly fell behind before a Messi brace, Luis Suarez hat-trick and Philippe Coutinho strike helped them recover. And, for Lionel Messi in particular, the day will make f...Full Story »

Philippe Coutinho tells Lionel Messi that Real Madrid transfer will happen

Posted Saturday, February 24, 2018 by hits

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has told Lionel Messi that Real Madrid will sign Harry Kane PHILIPPE COUTINHO has reportedly told Lionel Messi that Barcelona can expect to come up against Harry Kane next season. Kane forged a reputation as one of Europe’s top marksmen as he outscored goal machines Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo last year. His exploits for Tottenham and England have seen h...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta reveals Lionel Messi blocked deal for Real Madrid ace

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018 by hits

Andres Iniesta has revealed Lionel Messi stopped Barcelona from signing Isco ANDRES INIESTA has reportedly revealed Lionel Messi stopped Barcelona from signing Isco the summer the playmaker joined Real Madrid. Isco has spent the last four-and-a-half years at the Bernabeu after joining Real from hometown club Malaga. And during that spell he's won 12 trophies, including the La Liga title once ...Full Story »

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