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Messi appeal against tax evasion sentence rejected by Spanish Supreme Court

Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Goal.com71 hits

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion. The Argentine was sentenced to 21 months in jail last year for failing to pay €4.1 million in taxes on image rights in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was also given a €2m fine. His father, Jorge Messi, was handed the same prison sentence and a smaller fine of close to €1.7m. Altho...Full Story »

Messi, Kane, Ronaldo or Lewandowski - who has scored the most league goals in 2017?

Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017 by Goal.com167 hits

A list formed from the top five leagues in the world - Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga - contains many of the best strikers Lionel Messi sits comfortably atop the list of highest goalscorers through the ‘top five’ leagues in the world with Tottenham’s Harry Kane the highest-scoring Premier League player. Often championed as the world’s best pl...Full Story »

Next Barcelona manager: Lionel Messi approves Luis Enrique's successor

Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 by hits

Lionel Messi has reportedly approved Barcelona's expected appointment of Ernesto Valverde BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has reportedly given the thumbs up to Ernesto Valverde's expected appointment as new manager. Barcelona have been backed to make moves for the likes of Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp with Luis Enrique stepping down at the end of the season. Enrique announced the decision back...Full Story »

Date and location set for Lionel Messi and Antonella's wedding

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS179 hits

Wedding bells The location and date for Lionel Messi's wedding with Antonella Roccuzzo has been set and will take place approximately a month after the season ends. The Argentine and Antonella have been in a relationship for ten years, with the final touches on their wedding taking place. It is said that the wedding will be held in their hometown of Rosario in Argentina. The date set for t...Full Story »

Boilesen: Now I'll have to hang Messi's shirt up in exchange

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Marca.com50 hits

Lionel Messi's football shirt collection has some of the big names you'd expect across world football, but Copenhagen left-back Nicolai Boilesen was shocked that he was amongst the privileged array of shirts. Raul, Francesco Totti, Iker Casillas, Radamel Falcao, Pablo Aimar, Sergio Aguero, and Xabi Prieto are just some of many within Messi's collection. "Now I'll have to hang Messi's shirt u...Full Story »

Neymar: Barcelona should get to work so Messi can stay

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Marca.com47 hits

The priority for Barcelona isn't just on deciding a new coach and conducting summer business but also securing Lionel Messi to a new deal, according to fellow teammate and friend Neymar. Alongside Luis Suarez, the trio have reached more than 100 goals this year, an incredible feat that almost feels expected given their usual exploits. "Lionel Messi is an icon, and I am very lucky to train wi...Full Story »

There’s A LAD In Iran Who Is The Spitting Image Of Lionel Messi

Posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 by thesportbible.com59 hits

Reza Parastesh was pressured to don the number 10 Barcelona jersey after his dad thought he looked like the football superstar. He chucked on the jersey and sent a few pictures to a sports website. The 25-year-old was shocked when they immediately replied asking him to come in for an interview. That's when everything changed for the student. He's since cut his hair like Messi and is studyin...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 - 1 Villarreal: Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona beat Villarreal to remain top of LaLiga

Posted Saturday, May 06, 2017 by PA33 hits

Barcelona sealed a 4-1 victory over Villarreal to remain top of LaLiga on Saturday. Neymar put Barca in front after 21 minutes but Villarreal equalised through Cedric Bakambu. Lionel Messi's strike regained the lead before Luis Suarez made it 3-1. Messi's Panenka penalty would seal all three points as Barca remain level on points with Real Madrid after their rivals beat relegated Granada 4-...Full Story »

Messi's contract renewal talks on the right track

Posted Saturday, May 06, 2017 by Marca.com34 hits

On Friday evening, major steps were made towards Lionel Messi's contract renewal as a meeting took place between the Barcelona club establishment and Jorge Messi, the player's father and agent. The Blaugrana star's is tied to the Catalan club until June of 2018, and despite much speculation, now looks more likely to be staying put after a cordial first meeting between the two parties set up a...Full Story »

Messi team optimistic after FIFA ban appeal

Posted Friday, May 05, 2017 by Goal.com23 hits

Lionel Messi's lawyer said his team "felt satisfied" after presenting an appeal against his four-match ban for Argentina to FIFA. Messi was handed the suspension by FIFA after abusing a match official during the 1-0 victory over Chile last month, ruling him out of the 2-0 loss at Bolivia and their next three 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Argentina are fifth in CONMEBOL qualifying, which would s...Full Story »

Thomas Muller: Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi on a level above all others

Posted Friday, May 05, 2017 by Marca.com51 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo was responsible for Bayern Munich's exit from the European stage last month and Thomas Muller has elevated the Real Madrid attacker, as well as Lionel Messi, above all others. Consistently outdoing eachother in their quest for glory, the LaLiga pair have often sparked debate over who betters the other, although Muller places them on a level footing. "Basically we all know t...Full Story »

Meet Messi's Iranian body double

Posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 by Marca.com92 hits

If one was to locate a doppelganger for Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi, Iran may not have been too high on the list of search areas. However Riza Perestes has appeared on television to discuss his life as a perfect body double for the Argentine. In the clip, Messi's mirror image talks about how he wears a Barcelona shirt and even signs autographs in the guise of the 29-year-old.Full Story »

Inter Milan have the financial power to sign Lionel Messi, says Sandro Mazzola

Posted Monday, May 01, 2017 by squawka.com106 hits

Inter Milan legend and former club president Sandro Mazzola believes the financial might of owners Suning Holdings Group means even Lionel Messi is a realistic transfer target. The 18-time Italian champions were acquired by the Chinese holding company in 2016 with grand ambitions to cement them as a European powerhouse. Inter, who are going to miss out on Champions League football yet again,...Full Story »

Messi catching up to Cristiano Ronaldo in Golden Boot and Pichichi trophy haul

Posted Saturday, April 29, 2017 by Marca.com84 hits

With four matches remaining (five in Cristiano Ronaldo's case), it looks as though Lionel Messi has this year's Pichichi wrapped up, coinciding with a poor goalscoring campaign according to the Portuguese star's usual standards. It is a 14 goal difference between the two, with the Argentine hitting his stride in recent weeks. The Pichichi win would leave Messi with four and Cristiano Ronaldo...Full Story »

Barcelona 7 - 1 Osasuna: Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona run riot against Osasuna

Posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PA37 hits

Barcelona blitzed Osasuna with four goals in 10 second-half minutes to temporarily move three points clear at the top of LaLiga with a 7-1 victory at the Nou Camp. Luis Enrique rested several of his regular starters, including Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba - an understandable move following gruelling matches against Juventus and Real Madrid, and before the weekend's derby at Espa...Full Story »

Julia Roberts meets Messi at El Clasico

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Marca.com77 hits

One of the special guests at Sunday Night's El Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was Hollywood actress Julia Roberts. The 49-year-old Pretty Woman star was seen with her sons in a box during Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Madrid, and was snapped after the game with match-winner, Lionel Messi. She was not the only big-name guest in Madrid either, with 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia i...Full Story »

La Liga chief Tebas: Messi is the best footballer of all time

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Goal.com71 hits

La Liga president Javier Tebas has called Lionel Messi the best footballer of all time, while admitting that as a Real Madrid fan it was not easy for him to admit the Argentine's brilliance. Messi was the name on everybody's lips on Sunday as his two goals led Barcelona to Clasico glory. Barcelona's 3-2 victory keeps the Catalans in the chase for La Liga, although Madrid's game in hand mea...Full Story »

Sergio Ramos feels red card was excessive: I did not try to hurt Messi

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com244 hits

Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos feels he did not deserve a red card for his foul on Lionel Messi in Sunday's 3-2 defeat against Barcelona. The Spain international was dismissed in the 77th minute for a two-footed tackle on Messi in midfield, with referee Alejandro Hernandez showing no hesitation to pull out a straight red card in the top-of-the-table LaLiga clash. Ramos, howeve...Full Story »

Real Madrid 2 - 3 Barcelona: Magical Messi scores 500th Barcelona goal with last-gasp strike to sink Madrid

Posted Sunday, April 23, 2017 by PA74 hits

Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal as his stoppage-time winner against 10-man Real Madrid breathed life into his side's title challenge. Messi - sporting a black eye and damaged teeth following Marcelo's first-half challenge - struck twice in a dramatic 3-2 win to take Barcelona to the top of LaLiga. Ivan Rakitic was also on target for Barcelona, while Casemiro and James Rodriguez ...Full Story »

Messi scores 500th goal for Barcelona to win El Clasico

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 by Goal.com35 hits

The Argentine scored an injury-time winner as his brace at the Santiago Bernabeu earned his side a 3-2 success over Real Madrid Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions by netting a dramatic late winner in El Clasico. The Argentina international had gone into Sunday's clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 498 goals after his double in last weekend's ...Full Story »

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