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Pique to Messi: We never stop indoctrinating Catalan children

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Marca.com32 hits

Gerard Pique waded into the Catalan political debate once again with a sarcastic comment about a video by Lionel Messi put on social media. The Argentine posted a clip of one of his kids listening to 'Joan petit quan balla,' a children's song typically listened to in Catalonia. Pique commented on the video saying "in Catalonia we do not stop indoctrinating our children with Joan petit quan b...Full Story »

5, 7, 21, 50, 359... Lionel Messi continues to break records

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Marca.com47 hits

There can be no argument that Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers to ever play the game, and he continues to break records even after having won every single trophy on offer at club level. With his latest strike in the Champions League against Olympiacos having taken the Argentine to 100 goals in European competitions with the Blaugrana, we reviewed some of his other memorable rec...Full Story »

Valverde hopes Messi scores 200th European goal this season

Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com44 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde joked he hoped Lionel Messi would reach 200 European goals this season. Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday, netting in Barca's 3-1 Champions League victory over Olympiacos. Valverde is already hoping for more from Messi, saying he wanted the Argentina international to double that tally – this season. "I hope he reaches 200...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 1 Olympiakos Piraeus: Lionel Messi reaches European goals landmark as Barcelona fend off Olympiacos

Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PA48 hits

Lionel Messi scored his 100th European goal as Barcelona maintained their winning run in Champions League Group D with a 3-1 home victory over Olympiacos. A Dimitris Nikolaou own goal set the five-time European champions on their way but Gerard Pique's red card just before half-time gave the visitors a glimmer of hope. Not for long, though, as Messi made it to his milestone with a lovely fre...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Napoli - Pep: De Bruyne must win trophies before reaching Messi's level

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by PA50 hits

Pep Guardiola thinks Kevin De Bruyne will have to help Manchester City win trophies before he can be regarded as one of the greats like Lionel Messi. But the City manager feels such comparisons with the Barcelona star could put too much pressure on his Belgian forward. De Bruyne has been in outstanding form for the Premier League leaders in the early part of the season and he delivered a passi...Full Story »

Messi and Antonella are expecting their third child

Posted Monday, October 16, 2017 by Marca.com35 hits

With a post on social media, Lionel Messi's wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, has announced she is pregnant again with the couple's third child. A picture showed the Barcelona star and his two sons tenderly touching Antonella's stomach. The Instagram caption that accompanied the photo simply said: "Family of Five."Full Story »

Messi tells Griezmann on Metropolitano pitch: Choose Barcelona, not Man Utd!

Posted Monday, October 16, 2017 by tribalfootball.com59 hits

Barcelona star Leo Messi made a beeline for Antoine Griezmann after their draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Both players lit up the Wanda Metropolitano in an exciting 1-1 draw. Don Balon says at the final whistle, Messi was seen approaching Griezmann and exchanging words with the Frenchman. It's suggested Messi was urging the Atletico star to join him at Barca next year. The Argentine's ...Full Story »

Argentine players pose in Lionel Messi masks to say thank you

Posted Sunday, October 15, 2017 by Marca.com56 hits

Third-division Argentine club Sacachispas paid their own particular homage to Lionel Messi for helping the country qualify for the World Cup. The out-field players posed for a group photo wearing a cut-out of Messi who hit a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Ecuador that secured their passage to Russia next year.Full Story »

Messi 'tired' after recent heroics, says Valverde

Posted Sunday, October 15, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com62 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi is "tired" after his Argentina heroics and having helped his club to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid. Messi played his fourth full game of the month as Luis Suarez's goal saw Barca salvage a point at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Days after scoring a brace against Las Palmas, Messi played two games for Argentina – including ...Full Story »

Thiago Messi attempts to avoid selfies

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Marca.com78 hits

When Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona from international duty, he was greeted at the airport by his son Thiago who captured the hearts of those present. Sporting a small bandage on his forehead, the youngster pulled funny faces and avoided being included in the shot as fans eagerly took quick selfies with his father. He had more pressing concerns than that, garnering a laugh when he asked ...Full Story »

'HE'S THE BEST, IT'S OBVIOUS' - ATLETICO BOSS SIMEONE SALUTES MESSI HEROICS AHEAD OF BARCELONA CLASH

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Goal.com75 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi proved to any doubters that he is the world's best player by securing Argentina's place at the World Cup with a marvellous hat-trick. Argentina went into their final World Cup qualifier staring elimination in the face, but Messi stepped up when they needed him most and inspired a 3-1 win in Ecuador. The Barcelona forwar...Full Story »

Sanchez like Messi, Beckham and Zidane – Wenger

Posted Friday, October 13, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com37 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger highlighted just how much Chile depend on his star forward Alexis Sanchez. Chile star Alexis Sanchez is similar to Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham with his national team, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Sanchez's Chile stunningly missed out on qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after a 3-0 loss to Brazil on a dramatic final day in CONM...Full Story »

Lionel Messi sends Argentina to World Cup with a stunning hat-trick – and the memes keep coming for dancing superstar

Posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk37 hits

LIONEL MESSI danced with delight after single-handedly dragging Argentina to the World Cup with another stunning hat-trick. And afterwards he insisted it would have been a travesty if they had not qualified. Lionel Messi celebrates after his heroics saved Argentina People have been queuing up to lavish praise on one of the all-time greats for his performance against Ecuador. Two-time winners...Full Story »

Aguero accepts prospect of Man City signing Messi is 'complicated'

Posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com138 hits

Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract expires in less than a year, but Sergio Aguero cannot see him ending up at Manchester City. Sergio Aguero would "love" to have Lionel Messi join him at Manchester City, but accepts it would be complicated persuading a club "symbol" to leave Barcelona. Speculation about the future of Messi has been rife for several months now after the Argentinian superstar -...Full Story »

Updates from South America as Messi's Argentina look to qualify

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk120 hits

Lionel Messi and Argentina are in real danger of not qualifying for next year's World Cup LIVE SCORES AND UPDATES: Brazil vs Chile: 2-0 Ecuador vs Argentina: 1-3 Paraguay vs Venezuela: 0-1 Peru vs Colombia: 1-1 Uruguay vs Bolivia: 4-2 Tonight sees the final round of fixtures in this year's CONMEBOL qualifying. Brazil are the only South American side to have booked their p...Full Story »

Man City prepared to go to €400M in Jan for Barcelona star Messi

Posted Monday, October 09, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com203 hits

Manchester City are prepared to bid for Barcelona star Lionel Messi in January. Claims of Messi having signed a new contract remain unconfirmed. And AS says City remain open to anything. If the player so desires, the club will prepare a January offer of €400m that would shatter the price PSG paid to poach Neymar from Barcelona. Sources close to the Premier League club reveal that "ser...Full Story »

Messi to have a theme park in China

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by Marca.com64 hits

On Thursday, a presentation was given to officially announce that Lionel Messi's theme park will open in 2019 in Nanjing. It will be called Messi Experience Park and promises to be a place one can spend the entire day, rather than your conventional player musuem. The project is being spearheaded by LMM (Leo Messi Management), which handles the Argentinian player's brand, Mediapro Exhibitio...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's Argentina in danger of missing the World Cup after stalemate with Peru

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by Express.co.uk124 hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina face the possibility of not qualifying for Russia 2018 ARGENTINA are in peril of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a 0-0 draw against Peru. Even a sell-out home crowd in Buenos Aires' La Bombonera was not enough to rally a side including Lionel Messi, who slipped further from the qualifying places. Coach Jorge Sampaoli said the team was ...Full Story »

Man City don’t need Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo - Fernandinho

Posted Friday, October 06, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk89 hits

Fernandinho doesn't think Manchester City should splash out on Lionel Messi Manager Pep Guardiola spent more than £200m in the summer to bring in a number of high profile signings, including Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Ederson. But Messi would likely cost more than that amount on his own and Fernandinho believes City are better off spreading the money out. "Could we s...Full Story »

Furious Luis Suarez storms off and rips shirt as Lionel Messi guides Barcelona to win

Posted Monday, October 02, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk86 hits

Luis Suarez left the field of play and ripped off his shirt in frustration The striker left the field of play in the first minute of added time as he failed to find the net once again. Suarez walked round the edge of the pitch, ripping his shirt in frustration before heading to the dressing room while his Barcelona team-mates continued to play. The Uruguayan refused to rejoin the action as th...Full Story »

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