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Van Dijk admits he was 'disappointed' to lose out on Ballon d'Or to Messi

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by Goal.com74 hits

Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he was disappointed to finish second to Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or voting. The Liverpool defender narrowly missed out on the top individual prize in football, losing out to the Barcelona superstar by just seven votes at an award ceremony in Paris earlier this month. Messi took home the prize for a record sixth time, surpassing his great rival Cris...Full Story »

Valverde hails ‘enormous advantage’ Messi gives Barcelona

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA36 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed the influence of Lionel Messi after the Argentinian ensured his side would end the year on a high.Messi struck his 50th goal of 2019 as Barca bounced back from two consecutive draws to ease past Alaves 4-1 and maintain their position at the top of La Liga.Valverde told Spanish media: “It is an enormous advantage we have, when Leo appears and can get ...Full Story »

Barcelona 4-1 Deportivo Alaves: Messi ends 2019 with 50 goals as Barca cruise

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by Goal.com76 hits

Barcelona end 2019 victorious with a straightforward 4-1 win over Deportivo Alaves, as Lionel Messi got his 50th goal of the year. The visitors did hit back through Pere Pons early in the second half, offering them encouragement, but Messi effectively ended their hopes with his wonderful strike and Luis Suarez – who had set up the first three goals – deservedly got in on the act lat...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo's Agent Slams Decision To Give Lionel Messi The Ballon D'Or

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by sportbible77 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has slammed the decision to award Lionel Messi this year's Ballon d'Or. Messi won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the beginning of the month narrowly beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. Ronaldo finished third as Messi sixth award eclipsed the Portuguese forward's record of five. Mendes was furious with the decision and told Tuttosport per The Express,...Full Story »

Neymar says Lionel Messi should have his own Ballon d'Or and discusses PSG future

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com70 hits

Neymar has praised former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as the best player he has ever seen. The PSG forward played alongside Messi at the Camp Nou between 2013 and 2017, winning two La Liga titles and a Champions League. The Argentina international won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the start of December, moving him one clear of Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time rankings. And Neymar believes ...Full Story »

FIFA Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over Lionel Messi's New Ultimate Team Card

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by sportbible73 hits

Lionel Messi has received a new FIFA 20 Ultimate Team card and quite frankly, you'll never be able to afford it. The Barcelona forward has received a 96 rated November Player of the Month card that can be obtained via a Squad Building Challenge. .@LaLigaEN POTM SBC is live in-game! #FUT20 pic.twitter.com/Eq9H1hAFKw— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) 12 December 2019 But the requi...Full Story »

Valverde rests Messi for Champions League trip to Inter

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Marca.com90 hits

Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's squad for their Champions League meeting with Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday. The Argentinian will stay in Catalonia, with Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique also left at home. Ousmane Dembele, Nelson Semedo, Jordi Alba and Arthur Melo are also out of the list with injuries. Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig, Ronald Araujo and Dani Morer will tra...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - A good week for Leo Messi

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by 7M Sport251 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today.  Monday: Wins sixth Ballon d’OrFriday: Named La Liga Player of the MonthSaturday: Scores hat-trick at Camp Nou in a 5-2 winA good week for Leo Messi     Photoshop Expert.     #Inter - #Roma#Lazio - #Juventus#SerieA     Arsenal.     ManchesterDerby     Because football is life &nbs...Full Story »

Messi surpasses Ronaldo as Barca star breaks more La Liga records

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by Goal.com84 hits

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi became the only player to score 10 or more goals in each of the past 14 seasons in Europe's top-five leagues with a hat-trick against Real Mallorca . The first of Messi's strikes in Saturday's La Liga clash, a 25-yard effort that curled away from Manolo Reina, took him into double figures for the league campaign. The Argentina international, who landed a reco...Full Story »

Messi hits 53rd career hat-trick as Barcelona return to LaLiga summit

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA54 hits

Lionel Messi scored the 53rd hat-trick of his astonishing career to help Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2 at the Nou Camp to retain their place at the top of LaLiga.Following Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol earlier in the day to temporarily move top, the pressure was again on Barca to provide a response and they did so in emphatic fashion, with the mercurial Messi again at its heart.An...Full Story »

Barcelona 5-2 Real Mallorca: Messi scores hat-trick as champions regain top spot

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by Goal.com61 hits

Barcelona eased to a 5-2 win over Real Mallorca at Camp Nou on Saturday, with Lionel Messi scoring another hat-trick. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in the week he was crowned the world's best player as Barcelona eased to a 5-2 home win over Real Mallorca and reclaimed top spot in LaLiga. Antoine Griezmann gave Barca a seventh-minute lead and Messi then took over with a couple of goals, eit...Full Story »

Lionel Messi destroys Barcelona team-mates in training day after Ballon d'Or win

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk76 hits

Lionel Messi was at his best in Barcelona training, putting his own team-mates on the floor the day after winning the Ballon d’Or. The Argentine won the award for the sixth time in his career earlier this week. It comes the season after the Barca captain led the club to successive La Liga titles. Messi scored 51 goals in 50 appearances for the Spanish club. And footage has emerged whic...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Mallorca - Barcelona boss Valverde plays down Messi retirement talk

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA80 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed talk of Lionel Messi retiring any time soon.Messi hinted he might be contemplating hanging up his boots in the near future by saying ‘the moment of withdrawal is approaching’ after collecting a sixth Ballon d’Or earlier this week.However, Valverde does not see the record-breaking 32-year-old, who has scored 614 goals in 701 appeara...Full Story »

Messi's mother: I thought Leo's fifth Ballon d'Or would be his last

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by Marca.com58 hits

Lionel Messi's mother, Celia Cuccittini, has admitted that she didn't expect her son to win a sixth Ballon d'Or. The Barcelona star's fifth title came back in 2015 before Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric claimed the award in the following years. "He surprises us everyday with what he achieves," Cuccittini told CNN Radio. "I'm super happy. We didn't expect [him to win] the award. "We thoug...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - Congrats! Lionel Messi

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by 7M Sport197 hits

How is Valverde's barcelona?   Congrats! Lionel Messi   Serie A   Tottenham come back to Top 5   Valverde's barcelona   Lionel Messi Wins The Ballon D'or 2019 & His Sixth Ballon D'or.     Bros     Please stay tuned on 7M Daily Laugh. There will be more fun tomorrow! (Credit: Justtoonit, footytoonz, Cartoonarmy365, ZEZO-CARTOONS,...Full Story »

Lionel Messi deserves Ballon d'Or win: He is still the best in the world

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by Skysports.com104 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk to win the Ballon d'Or for a record sixth time in his career Lionel Messi has once again been named as the winner of the Ballon d'Or Becoming a legend in your own lifetime is a special achievement. Doing so while still playing is something else. Managing to accomplish it while still being the best player on the planet? That takes Lionel Messi. The...Full Story »

Ballon d’Or 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk reacts to losing to ‘unnatural’ Lionel Messi

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by Express.co.uk127 hits

Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his sixth Ballon d’Or award. Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to win an unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or after another scintillating season with Barcelona. The Holland international has praised his rivals and has said it was an honour for him to even be nominated. Van Dijk had an unbelievable yea...Full Story »

Ballon d’Or 2019 winner ‘leaked’ as Virgil van Dijk battles Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk221 hits

An image circulating on social media is claiming to have ‘leaked’ the results of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. The photo has Barcelona star Lionel Messi coming out on top ahead of Liverpool ’s defensive rock Virgil van Dijk. Messi is the current betting favourite and, according to the image, he will best Van Dijk with 446 points to the Dutchman’s 382. Mo Salah is suppo...Full Story »

Valverde talks up the importance of Messi after Barcelona’s victory at Atletico

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA44 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde talked up the importance of having Lionel Messi in his side after the forward netted the winner in the 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid.Barca rode their luck in the first half, seeing the hosts hit the post and bring two fine saves out of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.But they punished Atletico’s failure to take their chances five minutes from time courtesy of Messi, ...Full Story »

Messi leaves it late to boost Barcelona to victory over Atletico Madrid

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA53 hits

Lionel Messi scored for the first time at the Wanda Metropolitano to lift Barcelona to the top of LaLiga with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid. Barca hit the crossbar and Atletico struck a post, while Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Jan Oblak displayed why they are two of the best goalkeepers in the world as the game appeared to be heading for a draw. But Messi had other ideas in the 85th minute, be...Full Story »

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