LIONEL MESSI

  • Haven't spoken to Guardiola since he left Barcelona: Lionel Messi 11 hours 49 minutes ago

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi revealed on Tuesday that he hasn't spoken to Pep Guardiola since his former coach left the Spanish side to coach German club Bayern Munich. Guardiola left Barcelona after four trophy-filled seasons and took a sabbatical from coaching. He joined Bayern in 2013, reports Xinhua. Barcelona face Bayern in...
  • Champions League: Neuer vows to show Messi that he is the boss 14 hours 31 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said on Tuesday he will show FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi who the "boss" is when the two teams lock horns in the Champions League semi-final first leg match here on Wednesday. It will be Neuer and Messi's first meeting since Germany triumphed over Argentina...
  • Luis Suarez brings more than just goals to Barcelona attack 2 days ago

    Barcelona: After a slow start at Barcelona, Luis Suarez now has a strike rate comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while his selfless style has also helped instill a spirit of camaraderie within their deadly attack. In recent seasons, Barca's play was emphasised by their short-passing football but now it...
  • Luis Suarez grabs a hat-trick as Barcelona rout Cordoba 8-0 in La Liga 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi bagged a brace as Barcelona thrashed bottom side Cordoba 8-0 on Saturday to move a step closer to their fifth La Liga title in seven years. Barca have a five-point lead over Real Madrid, who face a tough away match against Sevilla...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez on target as Barcelona rout Getafe 6-0 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Getafe 6-0 on Tuesday to stay on course to reclaim the Spanish league title. Barcelona's ninth win in 10 rounds provisionally lifted it five points clear of Real Madrid before the second-place side hosts Almeria on Wednesday. There will...
  • Barcelona, Man United, Chelsea to play exhibitions in US 1 week ago

    New York: Barcelona will play Manchester United in an exhibition game at Santa Clara, California, on July 25 and will meet Chelsea three days later at Landover, Maryland. The matches were among 17 announced Tuesday by organizers of the International Champions Cup North America, a preseason tournament that despite its name...
  • Lionel Messi is God-like: Franz Beckenbauer 1 week ago

    Barcelona: German football legend Franz Beckenbauer on Tuesday labelled Barcelona star Lionel Messi as "God-like" and believes the Spanish team's hope of success this season rests on his shoulders. The 27-year-old has recovered from a disappointing end to 2014 to inspire his side to a fine run of form domestically and...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid battling hard to thwart Barcelona treble charge 1 week ago

    Real Madrid have never won the Spanish treble and are fighting tooth and nail in La Liga to prevent arch-rivals Barcelona scooping Champions League and domestic league and Cup titles for a second time. Barca became the first, and so far only, Spanish side to achieve the feat in 2009 and...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo would be great anywhere, Lionel Messi wouldn't: Alex Ferguson April 26, 2015

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d'Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi help Barcelona win, Atletico Madrid beat Elche April 26, 2015

    Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as 10-man Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 on Saturday while Antoine Griezmann's double helped Atletico Madrid beat Elche 3-0. Brazil's Neymar followed his two goals against Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol April 25, 2015

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests April 24, 2015

    Sant Joan Despi: A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said. On the eve of their La Liga game against Espanyol, and...
  • Neymar nets twice as Barcelona beat PSG 2-0 to reach Champions League semi-finals April 22, 2015

    Neymar scored two goals as Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Tuesday to seal their return to the Champions League semifinals, joining Europe's elite four teams for the seventh time in eight seasons. Neymar had already netted Barcelona's first goal in their 3-1 first-leg win, and the Brazil striker struck in...
  • Lionel Messi can play for Barcelona till his retirement, says club President April 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Tuesday said he would like star player Lionel Messi to play for the club until his retirement. The Argentine has been at the club since he was 13, making his way through the youth system to win six Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and...
  • Champions League: Barcelona keen to show PSG no mercy in 2nd leg April 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Luis Enrique will celebrate his 50th match in charge of Barcelona as the club welcome Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final. In that time, the relatively undemonstrative Spaniard has steered his team to 41 wins, three draws and five losses, with 141 goals scored and...
  • I was nervous about playing for Barcelona, says Luis Suarez April 20, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted he was nervous at the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar when he joined the club. The Uruguayan, who arrived under a cloud following his ban for biting at last year's World Cup, has made a rapid adjustment to life at...
  • La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid grab big wins April 19, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. The 27-year-old Argentine is the all-time leading scorer for both Barcelona and the Spanish league. His 400th goal...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score as Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 April 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener before adding a goal of his own in stoppage time to give Spanish league leader Barcelona a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. Suarez netted his 12th goal in his last 12 appearances to give Barcelona the lead 55 seconds into...
  • Champions League: Barcelona beat PSG 3-1 in quarters April 16, 2015

    Paris: Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday as a goal from Neymar and a Luis Suarez double ended Paris St Germain's 33-game unbeaten home run in Europe with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes. PSG, who were without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended for one...
  • PSG minus Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the defensive for Barcelona clash April 15, 2015

    Paris St Germain are counting on a solid defence as the best means of attack in their Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday, even though they are doing battle on their own turf, said coach Laurent Blanc. "The paradox for tomorrow is we're going to have to defend well even...
  • Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo may play for UEFA All-Star team April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Two of the most popular footballers in the world Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could play alongside each other in a All-Star match showcasing the best of European-based talent for European football's world governing body UEFA, according to media reports in Spain and England. Ronaldo and Messi would feature for...
  • It's a privilege to see Messi play every week, says Ruud Gullit April 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Legendary Ruud Gullit does not endorse the criticism that Lionel Messi faces for not being able to guide his team to World Cup triumph as Dutch legend feels privileged to be able to watch the Argentine artist at work week after week. "If you need to find something (fault), you...
  • La Liga: Barcelona squander two-goal lead to draw at Sevilla April 12, 2015

    Barcelona stumble to a 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Saturday, letting Real Madrid pull within two points of the Spanish league leader. Messi and Neymar both scored stunning strikes to give Barcelona a commanding lead just after the half-hour mark at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. But Ever Banega pulled one back against the...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona win as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo score April 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Spanish league leader Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo later made sure that Real Madrid stayed in contention for the league title by scoring his competition-leading 37th goal of the season in...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Almeria April 9, 2015

    Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday, keeping the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league title race. Barcelona's 20th win in 21 games in 2015 lifted them seven points clear at the top of...
  • Barcelona edge past Celta Vigo 1-0 in La Liga April 6, 2015

    Jeremy Mathieu scored a brilliant header to lead Barcelona to a narrow 1-0 victory against Celta Vigo at the Balaidos stadium on Sunday. Barcelona had to work much harder at Celta Vigo, but Mathieu scored in the 73rd minute to eke out a 1-0 victory that maintained their advantage with nine...
  • Neymar's potential still to be fulfilled: Alex Ferguson April 3, 2015

    Madrid: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Brazilian forward Neymar is still a cut below strikers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, widely recognised as the two best players in the world, but that the Brazilian could one day match the duo. The legendary Scottish coach said Messi and Ronaldo are...
  • Lionel Messi's injured foot has improved, say Barcelona April 2, 2015

    Lionel Messi's injured foot has improved, his club Barcelona said on Thursday, suggesting the Argentina forward will be fit for Sunday's La Liga trip to Celta Vigo. The top scorer in Spain's top flight with 32 goals did not feature in either of Argentina's friendlies during the international break after sustaining...
  • Lionel Messi out of Argentina friendly due to injury March 31, 2015

    Lionel Messi looks set to miss a second consecutive match because of a foot problem when Argentina meet Ecuador in a friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday. The Barcelona forward has been with Gerardo Martino's squad since the start of last week after tests showed he had no damage to his...
  • Argentina, without Lionel Messi, beat El Salvador 2-0 in friendly March 29, 2015

    Washington: Ever Banega scored on a deflected shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly match on Saturday. Argentina were lackluster without their star Lionel Messi, who stayed on the bench with a bruise on his right foot. The Barcelona star took a...