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Messi strikes to give Setien victory in first match as Barcelona boss

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA12 hits

Lionel Messi’s 76th-minute winner marked new Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s first game in charge with a 1-0 victory over Granada to move back to the top of LaLiga on goal difference.The Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid 10 days ago prompted Barca to sack Ernesto Valverde and replace him with former Real Betis coach Setien.And the 61-year-old kicked off his reign...Full Story »

Messi having more Ballons d'Or than Ronaldo is 'really annoying' - Sarri

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Goal.com72 hits

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri said it is "really annoying" that any player has won more Ballons d'Or than superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi moved one ahead of Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or record, claiming his sixth individual honour in December. The result came despite Ronaldo helping Juve to an eighth consecutive Serie A title and Portugal win the inaugural Nat...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Watches Himself While On The Treadmill At The Gym

Posted Wednesday, January 01, 2020 by sportbible.com57 hits

Lionel Messi was watching himself in action while on the treadmill at Barcelona's training facility. A picture of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner putting himself through his paces in the gym as he graced the television screens has been doing the rounds on social media. It's said that the Argentine was watching his best goals of the year on the tele - not that he needed much of a reminder abo...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo Grabbed His Crotch When Lazio Fans Chanted "Messi, Messi" Towards Him

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by thesportbible.com79 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction to being goaded by Lazio fans last Sunday was absolutely priceless. Juventus had just lost 3-1 in the Italian Super Cup when Lazio supporters took aim at the Portuguese superstar. Lazio fans chanted "Messi, Messi, Messi" in the direction of Ronaldo while he was stood on the pitch at the end of the game in Saudi Arabia. Ah.Minutes later, not so cool reaction ...Full Story »

Cook: Man City bid for Messi - and Barcelona were willing to sell

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com110 hits

Former Manchester City chief exec Garry Cook has admitted bidding for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Cook worked at City between 2008 and 2011 after the club were taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group, and was in charge of overseeing transfers. And he admits to making a bid for Messi in 2008 after mishearing club chiefs over a conference call. "Pairoj Piempongsant was getting heated," Cook...Full Story »

Messi and Benzema's very different Christmas photos

Posted Thursday, December 26, 2019 by Marca.com72 hits

Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema are both enjoying the winter break in LaLiga Santander. The top two scorers of the Spanish league are spending their holiday periods very differently, though. Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo shared a photo from Argentina of their family all dressed in Christmas pyjamas while Benzema posted an image of himself on a jet ski in Dubai.Full Story »

Van Dijk admits he was 'disappointed' to lose out on Ballon d'Or to Messi

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by Goal.com65 hits

Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he was disappointed to finish second to Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or voting. The Liverpool defender narrowly missed out on the top individual prize in football, losing out to the Barcelona superstar by just seven votes at an award ceremony in Paris earlier this month. Messi took home the prize for a record sixth time, surpassing his great rival Cris...Full Story »

Valverde hails ‘enormous advantage’ Messi gives Barcelona

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA23 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed the influence of Lionel Messi after the Argentinian ensured his side would end the year on a high.Messi struck his 50th goal of 2019 as Barca bounced back from two consecutive draws to ease past Alaves 4-1 and maintain their position at the top of La Liga.Valverde told Spanish media: “It is an enormous advantage we have, when Leo appears and can get ...Full Story »

Barcelona 4-1 Deportivo Alaves: Messi ends 2019 with 50 goals as Barca cruise

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by Goal.com49 hits

Barcelona end 2019 victorious with a straightforward 4-1 win over Deportivo Alaves, as Lionel Messi got his 50th goal of the year. The visitors did hit back through Pere Pons early in the second half, offering them encouragement, but Messi effectively ended their hopes with his wonderful strike and Luis Suarez – who had set up the first three goals – deservedly got in on the act lat...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo's Agent Slams Decision To Give Lionel Messi The Ballon D'Or

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by sportbible65 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has slammed the decision to award Lionel Messi this year's Ballon d'Or. Messi won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the beginning of the month narrowly beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. Ronaldo finished third as Messi sixth award eclipsed the Portuguese forward's record of five. Mendes was furious with the decision and told Tuttosport per The Express,...Full Story »

Neymar says Lionel Messi should have his own Ballon d'Or and discusses PSG future

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com58 hits

Neymar has praised former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as the best player he has ever seen. The PSG forward played alongside Messi at the Camp Nou between 2013 and 2017, winning two La Liga titles and a Champions League. The Argentina international won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the start of December, moving him one clear of Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time rankings. And Neymar believes ...Full Story »

FIFA Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over Lionel Messi's New Ultimate Team Card

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by sportbible63 hits

Lionel Messi has received a new FIFA 20 Ultimate Team card and quite frankly, you'll never be able to afford it. The Barcelona forward has received a 96 rated November Player of the Month card that can be obtained via a Squad Building Challenge. .@LaLigaEN POTM SBC is live in-game! #FUT20 pic.twitter.com/Eq9H1hAFKw— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) 12 December 2019 But the requi...Full Story »

Valverde rests Messi for Champions League trip to Inter

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Marca.com76 hits

Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's squad for their Champions League meeting with Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday. The Argentinian will stay in Catalonia, with Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique also left at home. Ousmane Dembele, Nelson Semedo, Jordi Alba and Arthur Melo are also out of the list with injuries. Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig, Ronald Araujo and Dani Morer will tra...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - A good week for Leo Messi

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by 7M Sport227 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today.  Monday: Wins sixth Ballon d’OrFriday: Named La Liga Player of the MonthSaturday: Scores hat-trick at Camp Nou in a 5-2 winA good week for Leo Messi     Photoshop Expert.     #Inter - #Roma#Lazio - #Juventus#SerieA     Arsenal.     ManchesterDerby     Because football is life &nbs...Full Story »

Messi surpasses Ronaldo as Barca star breaks more La Liga records

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by Goal.com76 hits

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi became the only player to score 10 or more goals in each of the past 14 seasons in Europe's top-five leagues with a hat-trick against Real Mallorca . The first of Messi's strikes in Saturday's La Liga clash, a 25-yard effort that curled away from Manolo Reina, took him into double figures for the league campaign. The Argentina international, who landed a reco...Full Story »

Messi hits 53rd career hat-trick as Barcelona return to LaLiga summit

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA44 hits

Lionel Messi scored the 53rd hat-trick of his astonishing career to help Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2 at the Nou Camp to retain their place at the top of LaLiga.Following Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol earlier in the day to temporarily move top, the pressure was again on Barca to provide a response and they did so in emphatic fashion, with the mercurial Messi again at its heart.An...Full Story »

Barcelona 5-2 Real Mallorca: Messi scores hat-trick as champions regain top spot

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by Goal.com46 hits

Barcelona eased to a 5-2 win over Real Mallorca at Camp Nou on Saturday, with Lionel Messi scoring another hat-trick. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in the week he was crowned the world's best player as Barcelona eased to a 5-2 home win over Real Mallorca and reclaimed top spot in LaLiga. Antoine Griezmann gave Barca a seventh-minute lead and Messi then took over with a couple of goals, eit...Full Story »

Lionel Messi destroys Barcelona team-mates in training day after Ballon d'Or win

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk67 hits

Lionel Messi was at his best in Barcelona training, putting his own team-mates on the floor the day after winning the Ballon d’Or. The Argentine won the award for the sixth time in his career earlier this week. It comes the season after the Barca captain led the club to successive La Liga titles. Messi scored 51 goals in 50 appearances for the Spanish club. And footage has emerged whic...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Mallorca - Barcelona boss Valverde plays down Messi retirement talk

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA58 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed talk of Lionel Messi retiring any time soon.Messi hinted he might be contemplating hanging up his boots in the near future by saying ‘the moment of withdrawal is approaching’ after collecting a sixth Ballon d’Or earlier this week.However, Valverde does not see the record-breaking 32-year-old, who has scored 614 goals in 701 appeara...Full Story »

Messi's mother: I thought Leo's fifth Ballon d'Or would be his last

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by Marca.com47 hits

Lionel Messi's mother, Celia Cuccittini, has admitted that she didn't expect her son to win a sixth Ballon d'Or. The Barcelona star's fifth title came back in 2015 before Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric claimed the award in the following years. "He surprises us everyday with what he achieves," Cuccittini told CNN Radio. "I'm super happy. We didn't expect [him to win] the award. "We thoug...Full Story »

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