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Valverde pleased with win as Messi-inspired Barca hit Levante for five

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018 by PA13 hits

Ernesto Valverde admitted Barcelona’s last visit to Levante was still on their minds as Lionel Messi inspired them to a 5-0 victory.Messi scored yet another hat-trick as Barcelona laid a few ghosts andcemented their place at the top of LaLiga.The Argentina star completed his 49th career hat-trick with his 50th goal forclub and country of 2018 as Barca romped to a 5-0 victory to ensure they...Full Story »

Messi nets hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Levante

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018 by PA13 hits

Lionel Messi scored yet another hat-trick as Barcelona laid a few ghosts and cemented their place at the top of LaLiga at Levante.The Argentina star completed his 49th career hat-trick with his 50th goal for club and country of 2018 as Barca romped to a 5-0 victory to ensure they remain three points clear at the top of the table.0-1 🅰️ 0-2 ⚽️0-3 ⚽️0-4 ...Full Story »

Levante 0 Barcelona 5: Marvellous Messi banishes ghosts of last season

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018 by Goal.com31 hits

Barcelona made light work of Levante on Sunday, with Lionel Messi netting a hat-trick and setting up the other two goals.Lionel Messi sparkled as Barcelona saw off Levante 5-0 on Sunday to restore their three-point lead at the top of LaLiga. Messi set up Luis Suarez for the opening goal before scoring a hat-trick as Ernesto Valverde's side made amends for their shock 5-4 defeat at Ciutat de V...Full Story »

Luka Modric has dig at Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for Ballon d'Or no show

Posted Sunday, December 16, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk57 hits

LUKA MODRIC has taken aim at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not attending the Ballon d’Or awards. Modric picked up the award, making it the first time since 2007 that either Messi or Ronaldo did not win the Ballon d’Or. Luka Modric picked up the award for the first time in his career Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - who had won every award since 2007 - both did not att...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's £12 Million Private Jet Is Out Of This World

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by sportbible.com109 hits

Lionel Messi takes to the pitch with a real swagger and he'll be flying in style with a new state-of-the-art private jet. The luxury aircraft has been custom-made by an Argentinian company as per Argentine website Doble Amarilla, via Goal. It's said he has leased the plane as opposed outright purchasing it straight away but it looks as though he and his family and friends will getting their ...Full Story »

Messi's meeting with Tapia and Scaloni sparks rumours of Argentina return

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Marca.com36 hits

Messi's meeting with Tapia Claudio Tapia, the president of the Argentine FA, met with Lionel Messi and Lionel Scaloni in Madrid, with all three Argentines having been in the city for Sunday's final of the Copa Libertadores. With Scaloni having recently been confirmed as the permanent coach of the Argentine national team, this meeting has sparked rumours over a possible return to the Albicelest...Full Story »

Barca boss Valverde coy on Messi involvement but promises changes for Tottenham clash

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Goal.com48 hits

Ernesto Valverde has promised changes to his Barcelona squad to face Tottenham on Tuesday, with Lionel Messi among those who may be rested. Barca have already booked their qualification into the knockout stage as the winners of Group B and Valverde has confirmed Luis Suarez, who returned from injury in this weekend’s 4-0 derby win at Espanyol, will be left out. Valvarde added further c...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: 'I hope he accepts the challenge'

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Express.co.uk82 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo has called on Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona for Italy Ronaldo and Messi were the two star names of Serie A for a decade before the former quit Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer. Messi has continued to thrive at Barcelona, who look good for the La Liga title this season. And Ronaldo has flourished in his new surroundings of Turin, with 10 goals from 15 Serie A games so...Full Story »

Ridiculous Ballon d'Or campaign for Messi

Posted Monday, December 10, 2018 by Marca.com60 hits

Ever since Luka Modric was named the winner of the Ballon d'Or last Monday there has been a ridiculous campaign in favour of Lionel Messi who finished fifth in the voting for the best player of 2018. It appears as though there is a lack of understanding of the basis of the award with the criticism of the winner and the positioning of the Argentine who is without doubt the best player of his g...Full Story »

Jordi Alba: The Ballon d'Or lies because Messi is the best

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by Marca.com47 hits

The Ballon d'Or voting returned Lionel Messi as the world's fifth best player for 2018, but Jordi Alba rubbished that process after another star turn from the Barcelona captain. He helped lead the Blaugrana to a 4-0 derby win over Espanyol by bookending goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez with two fantastic free-kicks. After the game, Alba was keen to highlight once more how the award...Full Story »

Espanyol 0 Barcelona 4: Magical Messi dazzles in derby demolition

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by Goal.com46 hits

Days after being voted the fifth best player in the world, Lionel Messi scored two world-class free-kicks in a derby thumping of Espanyol. Lionel Messi produced an incredible individual performance as LaLiga leaders Barcelona demolished Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday's Catalan derby. Messi placed fifth in this week's Ballon d'Or voting, the first time he has been outside the top three since 2006, ...Full Story »

Ernesto Valverde hails latest Lionel Messi masterclass

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA15 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed “extraordinary” Lionel Messi after his brilliant free-kicks helped set up an impressive 4-0 win at derby rivals Espanyol.Seville had earlier seen hopes of keeping the pressure up on the leaders dented after conceding a stoppage-time equaliser at Valencia.Barcelona capitalised to move three points clear, and never looked in danger at the RCDE St...Full Story »

Messi’s dead-ball brilliance sends Barcelona three points clear at top.

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA13 hits

Lionel Messi scored two brilliant free-kicks as Barcelona opened up a three-point lead at the top of LaLiga after coasting to a 4-0 win at derby rivals Espanyol.Following Sevilla’s 1-1 draw at Valencia, where the hosts hit a dramatic equaliser in stoppage time, Barcelona made no mistake at the RCDE Stadium, racing into a 3-0 lead by half-time.Messi opened the scoring with a fine free-kick ...Full Story »

'ROTTEN' Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister blames mafia as star and Lionel Messi miss out on prize to Luka Modric

Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk60 hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S sisters reacted with fury after seeing him pipped to the Ballon d’Or by former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric. Elma Aveiro, 39, amazingly said the result showed the world was “rotten” and tainted by mafia and money. Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Elma Aveiro has hit out after her brother missed out on the Ballon d'Or She took to social media in the a...Full Story »

Barcelona star Lionel Messi's fifth place finish for Ballon d'Or 'absurd' - Ernesto Valverde

Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by ESPN55 hits

Lionel Messi's fifth-place finish in the 2018 Ballon d'Or vote was "absurd," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions' Argentina forward on Tuesday. Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric took the prize on Monday in Paris after winning the Champions League and being named player of the tournament at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 33-year-old's triumph ended Mes...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric pips Cristiano Ronaldo to prize, Lionel Messi only fifth

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by Express.co.uk76 hits

Croatia and Real Madrid star Modric was among the favourites for victory, having already claimed Fifa's 'The Best' award earlier this year. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe were other potential winners. Juventus striker Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Messi have both won the top prize, which has been awarded to the best male player every year since 1956, five times from 2008. B...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus ace has Ballon d’Or position leaked - What about Lionel Messi?

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk75 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus ace has Ballon d’Or position leaked - What about Lionel Messi? Ronaldo, 33, stunned the footballing world after leaving Real Madrid in the summer for Juventus in a £100m transfer. He had just helped Los Blancos to a third consecutive Champions League title - a feat not managed since Bayern Munich from 1974 to 1976. But the former Manchester United forwar...Full Story »

Modric is the best in the world according to IFFHS - beating Messi

Posted Friday, November 30, 2018 by Marca.com46 hits

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has awarded Luka Modric the Best Player in the World Award, and Thibaut Courtois the Best Goalkeeper. After having achieved 272 points, 128 more than Leo Messi who is in second place, the Croatian midfielder takes the title from the Argentine who picked up the award for the last three years. Soccer experts from 90 countr...Full Story »

PSV 1 Barcelona 2: Messi's genius wraps up top spot in Group B

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Goal.com22 hits

Lionel Messi scored one and assisted the other as Barcelona edged past a plucky PSV in Eindhoven. Lionel Messi scored one and assisted the other as Barcelona edged past a plucky PSV in Eindhoven.  Lionel Messi's twin moments of inspiration helped Barcelona overcame a shaky hour to win 2-1 at PSV and sew up top spot in Group B. Comfortable 4-0 victors in the reverse encounter, Ernesto Va...Full Story »

Lionel Messi proves the scourge of PSV once again.

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by PA11 hits

Lionel Messi once again proved PSV Eindhoven’s nemesis as Barcelona secured top spot in Group B of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory at the Philips Stadion.Messi bagged a hat-trick when the two sides met at the Nou Camp in September and he took his tally against the Dutch champions to four goals in two games with a fine solo effort just after the hour mark.He then provided a clever a...Full Story »

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