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Messi completes a cycle with Maradona: Goodbye, Diego

Posted Monday, November 30, 2020 by Marca.com23 hits

Lionel Messi completed a cycle with Diego Maradona on Sunday. Barcelona's No.10 again scored a goal that appeared to be a copy of one of Diego's, a player with whom he has been compared countless times. Both Argentine, both played for Barcelona and both have ties with Newell's Old Boys as well. Messi wore the famous red and black shirt at underage level, while Maradona represented the first t...Full Story »

Beckham offers Giroud £4m apartment in Messi's block or luxury mansion if he makes Chelsea transfer to Inter Miami

Posted Monday, November 30, 2020 by hits

DAVID BECKHAM will pull out all the stops to bring French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud to Inter Miami, according to reports. The England legend is believed to have made the Chelsea star, 34, his top transfer target as he continues to build his MLS franchise. David Beckham is reportedly set to offer Olivier Giroud a £4m apartment in the plush Porsche Design Tower to join Inter MiamiCred...Full Story »

Messi dedicates goal to Maradona in Barcelona win

Posted Monday, November 30, 2020 by ESPN32 hits

Lionel Messi dedicated a goal to the late Diego Maradona on his return to the Barcelona team in a 4-0 romp against Osasuna on Sunday. Messi, who had been rested for the 4-0 win against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday, scored the fourth goal and celebrated by revealing a Newell's Old Boys shirt in Maradona's honour, after he died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Messi began his y...Full Story »

Lionel Messi scores and pays tribute to Diego Maradona in big Barcelona win

Posted Monday, November 30, 2020 by PA5 hits

Lionel Messi produced a late goal and a poignant celebration as Barcelona enjoyed a dominant 4-0 LaLiga victory over Osasuna.In Barca’s first home game since the death of their former player Diego Maradona, the Catalan club were convincing winners at the Nou Camp.Maradona’s fellow Argentinian, Messi, fittingly scored the final goal in the 73rd minute, and celebrated by taking off his...Full Story »

Barcelona presidential candidate could rename Camp Nou after Messi

Posted Friday, November 27, 2020 by Goal.com28 hits

The relationship between the Argentine sensation and the Catalan club has disintegrated but the presidential hopeful wants to honour their star player Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud has promised to hold a referendum on renaming the club's stadium after star player Lionel Messi. The Catalan side will elect a new president in January to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigne...Full Story »

Lionel Messi delivers emotional Diego Maradona tribute statement after icon's death

Posted Thursday, November 26, 2020 by hits

Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home. Lionel Messi has joined the thousands of current and former footballers paying tribute to football icon Diego Maradona after his tragic death on Wednesday. Maradona underwent successful brain surgery earlier this month but was then undergoing treatment for alcohol dependency. But news broke in his native cou...Full Story »

Ronaldo matches Messi's Champions League record

Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by Goal.com74 hits

The Portuguese star found the back of the net on Tuesday to bring up a milestone that only his Argentine rival has also managedCristiano Ronaldo's first-half strike against Ferencvaros has seen the Juventus attacker bring up his 70th home goal in the Champions League - a record haul he now shares with Lionel Messi. After Andrea Pirlo's side went behind in the 19th minute via a goal from Myrt...Full Story »

Griezmann: I spoke with Messi when I arrived he told me he was screwed when I first turned Barcelona down

Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Marca.com32 hits

Antoine Griezmann has revealed that his initial decision to reject a move to Barcelona irked Lionel Messi given the Camp Nou captain had publicly asked for the Frenchman to sign for the club. Since his 120 million euro move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, Griezmann has reportedly been at odds with captain Lionel Messi, which hasn't helped his obvious struggles on the pitch for the Blaugran...Full Story »

Man City told to FORGET about Lionel Messi transfer with Barcelona presidential favourite hopeful over new deal

Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by hits

BARCELONA presidential favourite Victor Font has told Manchester City to  forget about signing Lionel Messi in the new year. SunSport revealed last week that Pep Guardiola is keen to try again for the Argentine superstar in January. Man City have been warned off Lionel Messi by the Barcelona presidential favourite Messi, 33, will be out of contract in the summer and a cut-price deal coul...Full Story »

Barcelona rest Messi for Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev

Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by ESPN46 hits

Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong have been left out of Barcelona's squad for Tuesday's game against Dynamo Kiev with coach Ronald Koeman saying they both need a rest. Messi has featured in all 11 of Barca's games to date this season, only sitting out the first 45 minutes of the game against Real Betis during the international break. In addition, he has just returned from playing two World Cup...Full Story »

LaLiga expert claims Man City will not bid for Barcelona ace Messi

Posted Monday, November 23, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com34 hits

Manchester City will not bid for Barcelona star Lionel Messi next summer. That is according to LaLiga expert Semra Hunter. Messi, 33, is still expected to leave Barca and City have been touted as a possible destination. But Hunter has spoken to sources who believes City are not willing to spend top dollar for the ageing Argentine. "I have it on good authority from someone close to the situ...Full Story »

Man City boss Pep Guardiola opens up on Lionel Messi transfer wish after January links

Posted Saturday, November 21, 2020 by Goal.com36 hits

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has discussed Lionel Messi's future. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted for a second time that he wants to see Lionel Messi retire at Barcelona, despite speculation linking the six-time Ballon d’Or winner with a move to the Etihad in the January transfer window. City are believed to be preparing to make a move to sign Messi during the winte...Full Story »

Moukoko eligible to debut for Borussia Dortmund's seniors: The next great player after Messi

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 by Marca.com34 hits

At the age of 12, Youssoufa Moukoko played for Borussia Dortmund's U17 side and at 14 he jumped to the U19. His 127 goals in the 84 games he has played for the club's youth sides served as a passport for his leap into first team training from January. Last summer, Moukoko was given a first team squad number and he will be able to feature for Dortmund against Hertha Berlin on Saturday after tu...Full Story »

Lionel Messi 'tired of always being the problem' at Barcelona

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 by Skysports.com26 hits

Lionel Messi says he is tired of being blamed for problems at Barcelona after he was accused by Antoine Griezmann's former agent of making life difficult for the French striker at the La Liga club. Eric Olhats had accused Messi of having too much control at the club, saying his "reign of terror" had made life difficult for Griezmann to adapt since his arrival last year. Messi returned to Bar...Full Story »

Messi confronted by tax agency upon arrival in Barcelona

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Marca.com28 hits

Lionel Messi was not in the mood for anything after arriving back at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Wednesday. On his return from international duty with Argentina, the forward was greeted by members of the media. "I'm tired of always being blamed for everything," Messi said when asked about comments made by Antoine Griezmann's former agent, who tried to pin his former client's form on his Ba...Full Story »

Suarez misses out on Barca & Messi reunion after second positive Covid-19 test

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Goal.com32 hits

The long-awaited meeting between the South American stars will not take place on Saturday due to the forward's infection Luis Suarez has tested positive a second time for coronavirus and will be unable to take the field against former club Barcelona at the weekend. The Atletico Madrid and Uruguay forward played for his country last Friday, scoring a penalty as the Celeste breezed past Colom...Full Story »

Lionel Messi statement to put Man City on red alert ahead of January transfer window

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by hits

Lionel Messi reacted strongly to media questions after landing back in Barcelona on Wednesday. Lionel Messi claims he is "tired of always being the problem" at Barcelona amid speculation over his future at the club. Messi arrived back in Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon following Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Peru. And he was mobbed by members of the media after passing through c...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man City given new Messi hope

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Goal.com84 hits

Milito close to leaving Racing roleFormer Inter and Argentina star Diego Milito is considering leaving his role as technical secretary at Racing Club, reports Ole. The Academia idol feels that certain directors inside the club are trying to undermine him amid a run of bad results and could depart at the end of his contract in December. Man City given new Messi hopeArgentine star reacted fur...Full Story »

'La Liga is ready for Messi to leave Barca' - President Tebas unfazed after Ronaldo & Neymar departures

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Goal.com41 hits

The outspoken league chief says the Spanish top flight has seen big names leave in recent years without noticing any negative impact La Liga is ready for Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, according to president Javier Tebas. The outspoken league chief says the Spanish top flight coped without a hiccup when Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar left, and he doesn’t believe a possible Messi depart...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man City to make Messi bid in January

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Goal.com95 hits

Celtic tipped to sign 'big name' keeperCeltic will sign a 'big name' goalkeeper in January should Vasilas Barkas fail to prove himself, claims Alan Hutton. "They can’t wait, it’s as simple as that, you can’t give somebody a season," Hutton told Football Insider. "If he doesn’t step up to the plate and soon, I presume in January they will be looking to bring someone i...Full Story »

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