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  • La Liga: Suarez finally scores, Lionel Messi nets brace in Barca win 5 hours 0 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez's long wait for a goal in the Spanish league finally ended when he added to Lionel Messi's brace to give Barcelona a 5-0 win over Cordoba on Saturday. After putting Barcelona ahead two minutes in at Camp Nou, Pedro Rodriguez passed in the 53rd for Suarez to net...
  • Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time: David Silva 2 days ago

    Manchester: Spanish midfielder David Silva had said that Argentine forward Lionel Messi is part of his dream team as he is the best footballer of all time. "He's the best of all time, although I haven't had a chance to watch some other greats of the past," he was quoted as...
  • Manchester City a very difficult team: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 4 days ago

    Geneva: In a repeat of last season's Champions League round of 16 clash, won by Barcelona, the La Liga giants will take on England's Manchester City again, in a "very difficult tie", according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. Barcelona got the better of City in last season's Champions League round of...
  • La Liga: Barcelona held to goalless stalemate at Getafe 1 week ago

    Madrid: Barcelona lost ground on Real Madrid when they turned in an uninspired performance and slipped to a 0-0 draw at rain-lashed Getafe on Saturday that left them four points behind the in-form La Liga leaders. Real jetted off to the Club World Cup in Morocco after Friday's 4-1 win at...
  • Luis Suarez happy in Messi's shadow, angry at racist label December 12, 2014

    Luis Suarez is unconcerned at being overshadowed by Lionel Messi's scoring feats at Barcelona but remains angry about being labelled a "racist" and a "cheat" in England. The former Liverpool striker has made more an impact with his assists since returning from a biting ban at the end of October while...
  • Champions League: Barcelona full of confidence ahead of PSG clash December 9, 2014

    Barcelona host Paris St Germain for Wednesday's Champions League Group F showdown on something of a high after securing a seventh straight victory in all competitions on Sunday, according to forward Pedro. Barca appear to have put consecutive La Liga defeats just over a month ago to Real Madrid and Celta...
  • La Liga: Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Espanyol 5-1 December 7, 2014

    Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to reach the 400-goal mark for Barcelona and spark his team's 5-1 comeback victory over Espanyol in Sunday's Catalan capital derby, keeping the winners in second place in the Spanish league. Messi matched Cristiano Ronaldo's three-goal performance in Real Madrid's win the day before to...
  • Sergio Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City December 4, 2014

    London: Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club. The two attackers are said to be close friends having been together in the Argentina youth national squad and the senior team. Aguero, who was married to Giannina,...
  • Valencia plan life ban for fan who threw bottle at Lionel Messi December 2, 2014

    Valencia will hand out a life ban when they identify the fan who hit Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle, the club said on Monday. Messi was celebrating Barca's 94th-minute winner with his team mates near the corner flag at the Mestalla stadium on Sunday...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer up for Ballon d'Or December 1, 2014

    Zurich: The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or. While the footballer of the year prize has switched between the world's top scorers since 2008, Manuel Neuer of Germany is the first goalkeeper to make the Ballon d'Or top three...
  • Valencia vow to banish fan who threw bottle at Messi December 1, 2014

    Valencia will banish a fan who hit Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle on Sunday for life once they have been identified, the club said on Monday. Messi was celebrating Barca's 94th-minute winner with his team mates near the corner flag when someone threw the bottle...
  • Aguero can be better than Ronaldo and Messi, says Manuel Pellegrini November 28, 2014

    London: Sergio Aguero is one of the top five players in the world and the Manchester City striker has the potential to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Aguero, who has scored 17 goals in all competitions, netted a hat-trick against Bayern Munich...
  • Barcelona face tough Valencia in Spanish league November 28, 2014

    Madrid: Lionel Messi will be looking for a hat trick of hat tricks when Barcelona take on Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. The Argentina forward scored three goals last weekend against Sevilla to become the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer with 253. A few days later, he scored another...
  • Fantastic to become the highest scorer, says Messi November 26, 2014

    Madrid: FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said his record of becoming the highest scorer ever in the UEFA Champions League is a 'fantastic' achievement. Messi struck a hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-0 away win against APOEL Nicosia that lifted him to 74 goals, ahead of former Real Madrid star Raul Gonzalez...
  • Messi the 'greatest player of all time', says Barca coach November 26, 2014

    Lionel Messi was hailed as the best player ever by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after setting a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals with a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia. "Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time, football is the king of sports and he...
  • Lionel Messi treble sets Champions League goals record November 26, 2014

    Nicosia: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 Group F win at APOEL Nicosia. The Barca and Argentina captain surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker Raul when...
  • Champions League: Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barcelona down APOEL 4-0 November 26, 2014

    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat-trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia. The 27-year-old Messi scored in the 38th, 58th and 87th minutes - all with his weaker right foot -...
  • Champions League: Messi chases new record as Barcelona face APOEL November 25, 2014

    After becoming the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer over the weekend, Lionel Messi is chasing another milestone in the Champions League. The Argentina forward is even with Raul Gonzalez's all-time record of 71 Champions League goals, and he could better that on Tuesday when Barcelona travel to Cypriot club APOEL on...
  • Luiz Adriano eyes Champions League record November 24, 2014

    Barcelona: While Lionel Messi tries to break the Champions League's all-time scoring mark on Tuesday, another record could fall when Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano faces Athletic Bilbao. The Brazilian is having a breakout European campaign and has Shakhtar on the cusp of qualifying for the second round for the third...
  • Lionel Messi eyes another record in Champions League November 24, 2014

    Lionel Messi will chase yet another record when the Champions League returns on Tuesday from a three-week break. The Argentine is poised to take sole possession of the competition's all-time scoring record just three days after he rewrote the Spanish league's record books. Messi's brace in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Ajax...
  • What's next on Lionel Messi's record-breaking list November 23, 2014

    Following is a selection of targets and achievements that still elude Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades ago. - One glaring absence from...
  • Lionel Messi breaks La Liga's all-time scoring record of 253 goals November 23, 2014

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year. The previous mark was held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra since 1955, which...
  • Messi's hat-trick breaks scoring record in Spain as Barcelona thrash Sevilla November 23, 2014

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to emphatically break the Spanish league's all-time scoring mark in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona's all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. Messi equaled Zarra's mark in the 21st minute and...
  • Luis Enrique convinced Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona November 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is convinced Lionel Messi is happy at the club despite the Argentine hinting this week that he could be open to a move away from the Nou Camp. Messi said that ideally he would stay at Barca forever before adding that not everything happens in the...
  • Lionel Messi chases record amid stir over Barcelona exit November 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi will chase the Spanish league scoring record on Saturday amid a state of near panic at Camp Nou caused by his comments that his future at Barcelona may not be secure. Barcelona host a strong Sevilla side on Saturday while trailing leader Real Madrid by two points. Madrid...
  • Lionel Messi's father plays down son's 'Barca exit' comments November 20, 2014

    Lionel Messi's father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona. Lionel Messi said in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday if it was up to him he would stay at the...
  • Raphael Guerreiro scores as Portugal beat Argentina 1-0 November 19, 2014

    'Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi' got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday. Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement...
  • Lionel Messi hints he may one day leave Barcelona November 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday "things can change a lot in soccer". The four-times World Player of the Year, who joined Barca's academy at the age of 13, has not...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario November 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...
  • Lionel Messi should beat Cristiano Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or: Martino November 18, 2014

    Debates about who is world's best player will rage when Lionel Messi faces Cristiano Ronaldo as Argentina play Portugal at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but for Argentina coach Gerardo Martino there is only ever one choice. Barcelona's Messi and Real Madrid's Ronaldo continually go head-to-head to top the scoring charts in...