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Bolivia 2 - 0 Argentina: Argentina beaten in Bolivia with Lionel Messi missing through suspension

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by PA41 hits

Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins were on target as Bolivia claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory to harm Argentina's hopes of World Cup qualification at Estadio Hernando Siles. The visitors, who went into the match on the back of a two-match winning run in the South America group, started without the suspended Lionel Messi after the Barcelona playmaker was banned for four international matche...Full Story »

Lionel Messi faces Bolivia suspension after foul-mouthed rant

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Goal.com118 hits

Argentina captain Lionel Messi could face suspension for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia after being reported for a foul-mouthed outburst. Messi scored the only goal of Thursday's 1-0 win over Chile, hitting from the spot after referee Sandro Ricci gave a dubious penalty for a push on Angel Di Maria. But the Barcelona star was enraged by linesman Marcelo Van Gasse in the seco...Full Story »

Paulinho hat trick helps Brazil extend lead; Lionel Messi goal lifts Argentina

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by ESPN75 hits

Paulinho played the hero as Brazil took a commanding lead in the CONMEBOL table. A Paulinho brace helped Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a clash of the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Uruguay were awarded a penalty on nine minutes when Alisson took down Edinson Cavani after the PSG striker had beaten the Brazil keeper to a chested back-pass from left-back Ma...Full Story »

Police in Peru gather the $130m haul of cocaine featuring Lionel Messi wrapping.

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by stuff.co.nz30 hits

Lionel Messi endorses a number of products around the world, but it is doubtful the football superstar gave his approval to this. In fact, on the side of big bricks of cocaine is perhaps one of the last places the Barcelona and Argentina forward expected his face to appear. Police in Peru seized US$85 million (NZ$130 million) worth of the drug this week, the 1.4kg haul discovered hidden insi...Full Story »

Fernandez certain Messi will renew at Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Goal.com53 hits

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has "no doubt" star attacker Lionel Messi will extend his stay at the club. Messi, 29, is out of contract in 2018 and is yet to renew, with talks seemingly progressing slowly. The delay appears to have had little impact on the form of Messi, who has already scored 41 goals – matching his tally from last season – in all competitions. D...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 - 2 Valencia: Messi and Neymar lead Barcelona to victory

Posted Sunday, March 19, 2017 by PA46 hits

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Valencia 4-2 to cut the gap to leaders Real Madrid to two points. Barca were desperate for a victory to keep the pressure on Real after handing the initiative to their rivals following last weekend's surprise defeat at Deportivo La Coruna. But they were given a huge scare by Valencia, who took the lead through Eliaquim Mangala before Luis Suarez equa...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 Valencia 2: Messi double helps to see off 10-man Valencia

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017 by Goal.com27 hits

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona came from behind to beat 10-man Valencia 4-2 in La Liga. Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga by beating 10-man Valencia 4-2 at Camp Nou ahead of the international break. The Catalans were playing their first home game since the thrilling 6-1 comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League but their performance evok...Full Story »

Manchester City chiefs confident Barcelona could sell Lionel Messi

Posted Sunday, March 19, 2017 by Express.co.uk104 hits

Lionel Messi is wanted by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City PEP GUARDIOLA wants to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi this summer to spearhead his rebuilding of Manchester City. And a deal to bring five times World Player of the Year Messi,29, to the Etihad Stadium might not as far fetched as it seems. Messi is out of contract at the end of next season and is struggling to agree a new set o...Full Story »

Messi: I am heartbroken

Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Marca.com69 hits

Six years of war in Syria have blighted countless lives and now Lionel Messi has opened up on his sadness at the situation. The Barcelona forward used his Facebook page to raise awareness of UNICEF's humanitarian campaign in the country. "A war day is too much," he wrote. "The children of Syria have been subjected to violence and cruelty for SIX years in a conflict that holds them hostage. ...Full Story »

Barcelona must sell 3 teammates to keep hold of Lionel Messi

Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com198 hits

Barcelona face having to sell THREE of Lionel Messi's teammates to cover the funds needed to meet his new contract demands. There is now talk of Barca's board being prepared to go to €40 million-a-year to secure Messi to a new deal. His current agreement now has less than 18 months to run. AS says Barca will do what it takes to keep hold of the Argentine, which includes selling his tea...Full Story »

Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo cut the gap to Messi in Pichichi race

Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk54 hits

It was a good weekend for Cristiano Ronaldo given that Real Madrid overtook Barcelona in the LaLiga table and that his goal in the victory over Real Betis pulled him one closer to Lionel Messi in the race to be crowned LaLiga's top goalscorer. The Portuguese forward netted his fifth header of the league campaign to boost his total to 19. Luis Suarez also cut the gap to his Argentine teammate...Full Story »

Neymar: Messi will definitely renew at Barcelona

Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 by Marca.com65 hits

The positive news keeps coming for Barcelona, with Neymar claiming that Lionel Messi is certain to sign a new contract at the Camp Nou. Although the Argentine's current deal at the Blaugrana expires in June 2018, there have been no recent talks between the parties over an extension. However, speaking briefly after his side's Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar allayed any f...Full Story »

Neymar certain Messi will extend Barcelona contract

Posted Thursday, March 09, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com74 hits

Lionel Messi will extend his contract at Barcelona, according to star team-mate Neymar. Neymar has no doubt fellow Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will extend his contract with the LaLiga giants. Messi is contracted until 2018, but speculation over his future has intensified with talks over a new deal seemingly progressing slowly. Speaking after Barca completed their remarkable Champions L...Full Story »

Leo Messi branded a 'moron' after recent trip to Egypt

Posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS122 hits

Leo Messi in Egypt A few weeks ago, FC Barcelona star Leo Messi visited Egypt as part of a domestic health campaign to fight Hepatitis C. As is so often the case, the short trip created a couple of mini stories. Firstly, there was a little to-do after Messi refused point blank to speak three simple words in English while in North Africa. And in recent days, Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawa...Full Story »

Who did Messi dedicate his first goal to?

Posted Sunday, March 05, 2017 by Marca.com73 hits

Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the lead against Celta Vigo in 24th minute of Saturday night's game, but who was his celebration aimed at? Off the back of Real Madrid's win earlier in the day, the Argentine scored a wonderful individual opener against the Galicians at the Camp Nou. However, many are wondering who his celebration was targeting. The 29-year-old gestured with a telephone signal nex...Full Story »

Barcelona 5-0 Celta: Messi on fire in crushing home victory

Posted Sunday, March 05, 2017 by Goal.com25 hits

The Argentine contributed two goals and two assists as the Catalans ran riot ahead of their make or break Champions League tie against PSG Lionel Messi was at his sublime best as he scored two and inspired three more goals in Barcelona's 5-0 hammering of Celta Vigo, their first match since head coach Luis Enrique announced his plans to leave at the end of the season. Luis Enrique confirmed his...Full Story »

Luis Enrique departure will not impact Messi contract

Posted Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Goal.com30 hits

The Argentina superstar's contract situation with the Catalan club will not be impacted buy the manager's decision to step down Lionel Messi's contract situation at Barcelona will not be influenced by Luis Enrique's decision to step down as manager of the club, Goal understands. Enrique confirmed that he will leave the Catalan club after guiding his team to a 6-1 win against Sporting Gijon, ...Full Story »

Barcelona 6 - 1 Sporting de Gijon: Messi, Suarez and Neymar all on target as Barcelona romp

Posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by PA23 hits

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona cruised to a 6-1 LaLiga win over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday night. Title-chasing Barca were 2-0 up after 11 minutes through Messi and a Juan Rodriguez own goal. Relegation-threatened Sporting pulled one back after 21 minutes through Carlos Castro, but Suarez restored the two-goal lead before half-time. Paco Alcacer added ...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 1 - 2 Barcelona: Messi grabs late winner as Barca sink Atletico

Posted Sunday, February 26, 2017 by PA15 hits

Lionel Messi was once again the scourge of Atletico Madrid with an 86th-minute winner that kept Barcelona firmly in the title race. The Argentinian's 22nd goal in 22 league games against Atleti was also his 20th of the domestic campaign - a figure he has reached for nine successive seasons - as Barca turned up the heat on LaLiga rivals Real Madrid. It was far from a vintage Barca performance, ...Full Story »

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