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'Messi came close to Espanyol loan' - Pochettino reveals he almost worked with PSG target

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Goal.com42 hits

A brilliant Trofeo Gamper display from the then-teenager convinced Barca to renege on a temporary deal struck with their city rivalsMauricio Pochettino has revealed he came close to taking Lionel Messi under his wing at Espanyol - while remaining silent on rumours linking his fellow Argentine to Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 champions are reportedly among the top candidates to land Messi ...Full Story »

The Surprise Player Lionel Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by sportbible43 hits

Despite having one of the most impressive collections we've ever seen, Lionel Messi isn't too into swapping shirts. Messi is not normally one to ask to swap shirts unless he's playing against a fellow Argentine but made an exception when he came up against Zinedine Zidane early on in his career. "I am not one to ask to swap shirts. I asked, once...I asked Zidane," Messi said. "I don't ask f...Full Story »

Messi could face 4-match ban for first career red card with Barcelona

Posted Monday, January 18, 2021 by ESPN53 hits

Lionel Messi could be banned for up to four games after receiving the first red card of his Barcelona career in Sunday's Spanish Supercopa final 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao. Two goals from Antoine Griezmann looked to have Barca on course for the first trophy of the Ronald Koeman era, but Asier Villalibre's 90th-minute goal took the game to extra time. Inaki Williams gave Athletic, who beat...Full Story »

RON DECISION Barcelona REJECTED chance to link up Cristiano Ronaldo with Lionel Messi for just £15m before Man Utd transfer

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 by hits

But it could have been so different, with Barcelona REJECTING the chance to sign Ronaldo and pair him with Messi for just £15million in 2003. Barcelona rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo for £15m in 2003 Credit: AFP Man Utd eventually signed Ronaldo in 2003 after Barcelona passed on the then-Sporting teenager Credit: Getty Images - Getty That summer, the Portuguese star w...Full Story »

Arat Hosseini, 7, living up to ‘little Lionel Messi’ tag at Liverpool’s academy

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by hits

Arat Hosseini appears to be living up to his tag of ‘little Lionel Messi’ after another video surfaced of the Liverpool academy star showing off his skills on the junior pitch. Arat has gone vital numerous times by showing off his tricks both and and off the pitch. The seven-year-old was born in Iran but is believed to have moved to England when he was five, where he joined the Liv...Full Story »

Coronavirus doesn't stop fans turning up in numbers to welcome Messi

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Marca.com38 hits

Leo Messi was given a hero's reception as Barcelona arrived in Cordoba ahead of their Supercopa de Espana semi final against Real Sociedad. The coronavirus couldn't stop droves of fans turning up to welcome the Argentine superstar and his teammates. Barcelona face Real Sociedad on Wednesday night at 21:00 CET, before Real Madrid take on Athletic Club on Thursday at the same time.Full Story »

The decision that changed Messi's career: Barcelona refused to sign Cristiano Ronaldo because of Ronaldinho

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Marca.com46 hits

Ronaldinho was a great teacher for Lionel Messi. The Brazilian nurtured the Argentine from a young age at Barcelona, and the current club captain grew a lot under his tutelage. But that opportunity came close to not happening, had Joan Laporta followed through on a move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. "We were about to sign Ronaldinho and Rafa Marquez," Laporta said in a chat with Twitter account...Full Story »

Messi fit for Supercopa de Espana as Koeman looks to demonstrate Barcelona improvement with trophy

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Goal.com36 hits

The Blaugrana manager is feeling positive about his team's recent form ahead of the first trophy available this season, and his star man is available Lionel Messi has overcome a knock to be available for Barcelona's Supercopa de Espana semi-final against Real Sociedad, as Ronald Koeman looks to take a step closer to his first trophy as coach. Messi had, according to Koeman, some "discomfort"...Full Story »

PSG might not have the budget to sign Messi

Posted Monday, January 11, 2021 by Marca.com38 hits

Leo Messi appears to be happy once again as he has entered a good run of form with Barcelona, but speculation over his future continues to roll on with Paris Saint-Germain keen. The Argentine's contract expires in five months and is now free to negotiate with other clubs, but while no transfer fee will be required for the No.10, his wages could prove a stumbling block even for the mega rich c...Full Story »

Granada CF 0 - 4 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann score twice each as Barcelona rout Granada

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2021 by PA21 hits

Barcelona moved third in LaLiga with a comfortable 4-0 win at Granada, who finished with 10 men.Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi each scored twice as Ronald Koeman’s men extended their unbeaten run to eight matches.FULL TIME!— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 9, 2021Barcelona were forced into a couple of defensive changes, with Oscar Mingueza replacing...Full Story »

Messi delivers goods on Three Kings Day

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2021 by Marca.com20 hits

Lionel Messi served up one of his finest performances of the season by scoring a pair of goals in a 2-3 victory for Barcelona over Athletic Club on Wednesday night at San Mames. Inaki Williams gave the Basque hosts a dream start, but Messi then took over by first helping set up Pedri's equaliser before scoring a pair of goals thanks to some excellent finishing. Only an error that gifted Athle...Full Story »

LION-ING UP A MOVE Pochettino gives PSG green light to fight for Lionel Messi’s signature as they prepare for transfer battle with Man City

Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2021 by hits

Messi’s contract at Barcelona expires at the end of the season and the brilliant forward has not changed his position on wanting to quit the Nou Camp. Mauricio Pochettino has given his blessing to PSG trying to sign Lionel Messi Credit: AFP or licensors The Argentine is free to talk to non-Spanish clubs in January Credit: Getty Images - Getty City have made no secret of their interest i...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's Reaction To Barcelona 1-1 Eibar Shows How Disappointed He Is Right Now

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 by sportbible47 hits

Lionel Messi watched Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Eibar from the stands and he looked visibly disappointed at the full-time whistle. The Argentine superstar missed out on this evening's game due to an ankle injury but was still inside the Camp Nou to watch. Barcelona failed to win all three points and it means they go into 2021 sixth in La Liga, six points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Camer...Full Story »

Barcelona held by lowly Eibar as injured Lionel Messi watches from the stands

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 by PA7 hits

Barcelona laboured to a 1-1 draw with relegation-battling Eibar as the in-demand Lionel Messi watched on from the stands.Barca needed a 67th-minute equaliser from Ousmane Dembele to take a point from a side hovering just above LaLiga’s drop zone after Kike Garcia embarrassed Ronald Araujo to open the scoring just before the hour mark.Dembele, a half-time substitute, was the star of the sho...Full Story »

Barcelona star Messi admits Ronaldo admiration

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com31 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi says he admires his great nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus. The Barcelona legend sat down with La Sexta and discussed the other athletes he most admires. "There are many athletes who are admirable," he replied. "Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, LeBron James. In all sports there's an athlete that stands out and is admirable for his work and what he does on a daily ...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Messi and Suarez to link up in Miami

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2020 by Goal.com94 hits

Sirino absent from Mamelodi Sundowns training as transfer rumours persist Mamelodi Sundowns returned to training ahead of Saturday's Premier Soccer League clash against Orlando Pirates, but attacker Gaston Sirino reportedly snubbed Monday's workout. 'You never know' - West Ham's Noble unsure of Rice future amid Chelsea and Man Utd rumours Mark Noble says that he hopes Declan Rice will remai...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Gives The Longest And Most Personal Interview Of His Career On TV

Posted Monday, December 28, 2020 by sportbible47 hits

Lionel Messi has given the most personal interview of his career and discussed all aspects of Barcelona, including his long-term future and the club's direction. He opted to stay to avoid a legal battle with his employers of two decades. Now, in a tell-all interview with La Sexta, Messi has revealed numerous lawyers informed him he'd have won any form of court case. Per @barcacentre he said:...Full Story »

Barcelona's Messi rips Bartomeu 'lies', won't decide future until June

Posted Monday, December 28, 2020 by ESPN43 hits

Lionel Messi says former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu lied to him repeatedly over the course of several years but he won't rule out staying at Camp Nou beyond this season despite wanting to leave four months ago. Messi, 33, is out of contract in June and is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with other clubs from Jan. 1. However, the forward says he will not make any decis...Full Story »

Pochettino tells PSG: Get me Messi!

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com56 hits

Incoming PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring Barcelona star Leo Messi to Paris. Le ParisienPSG want to reunite Messi with former Barca teammate Neymar to complete a front three that would also feature France star Kylian Mbappe. In Doha, where PSG's owners are, they're already working on the deal, the report adds. In 2013, PSG bet on David Beckham as thet attempted to boost their pr...Full Story »

Pochettino will try to bring Messi to PSG

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2020 by Marca.com52 hits

Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to take charge at Paris Saint-Germain after Thomas Tuchel was sacked as head coach on December 24, and it is thought that the Argentine's arrival could help bring Lionel Messi to the French club next summer. PSG have been strongly linked with a move for Messi when his contract expires on June 30, with the Barcelona captain able to speak to other clubs from...Full Story »

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