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  • Messi's hat-trick breaks scoring record in Spain as Barcelona thrash Sevilla 6 days ago

    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...
  • Firmino strike gives Brazil sixth straight win under Dunga November 19, 2014

    Brazil chalked up their sixth successive win since Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach following the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 with a stunning late drive by Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Germany-based Firmino fired home from 25 metres in the 83rd minute of the friendly to give Brazil...
  • 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...
  • Brazil's Thiago Silva hits out at Neymar, coach after losing captaincy November 17, 2014

    Defender Thiago Silva has criticised Brazil coach Dunga and star player Neymar after claiming neither of them told him he was no longer Brazil captain. "He never came to talk to me," Thiago Silva said of Neymar, the Barcelona striker who was made captain by coach Dunga after the World Cup. "I...
  • Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey 4-0 November 13, 2014

    Neymar scored twice as Brazil continued their winning run under new head coach Dunga with a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly in Istanbul on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Barcelona forward also provided an assist to add to his brace and was aided by a brilliant performance by Chelsea winger Willian. Neymar...
  • Joaquin Larrivey scores as Celta Vigo stun Barcelona 1-0 in La Liga November 2, 2014

    Luis Suarez's home debut with Barcelona was spoiled by Celta Vigo as Joaquin Larrivey scored in the second half to deal the hosts a 1-0 loss that let Real Madrid take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona's second consecutive loss and first at home in the league...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid October 25, 2014

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...
  • Messi closes on Raul as Barcelona beat Ajax 3-1 in Champions League October 22, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar and Lionel Messi each scored for a fifth consecutive game to help Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the Spanish giants returned to winning ways in Europe. Messi started an outstanding performance at Camp Nou by setting up Neymar in the...
  • I'm now showing Brazil form with Barcelona, says Neymar October 20, 2014

    Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said on Monday that he was now feeling more relaxed. Neymar had a difficult first 2013-14 season in Spain with injuries and turmoil over his transfer fee, which was initially said to be worth 57.1 million euros ($72.92 million) by...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona defeat Eibar 3-0 October 19, 2014

    Lionel Messi edged one closer to La Liga's all-time goalscoring record as Barcelona easily beat Eibar 3-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi is now poised to equal Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that has stood since 1955 next week at rival Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo also...
  • Ronaldo brace helps Real Madrid thrash Levante 5-0 October 18, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to extend his scoring streak with Real Madrid to nine straight appearances and help win 5-0 at Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo opened from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before adding another goal in the 61st, increasing his league-leading tally to 15...
  • Dunga delights in Brazil flexibility and brilliant Neymar October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Brazil coach Dunga has made a perfect start to his second stint in charge of the national side and on Tuesday's friendly win over Japan offered him plenty of reasons to feel that July's World Cup nightmare could soon be forgotten. As hosts, Felipe Scolari's side bullied their way...
  • Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beat Japan 4-0 October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Neymar scored all four goals on Tuesday to give Brazil a 4-0 victory over Japan in a friendly match. Playing at a neutral venue in Singapore, the Barcelona striker gave his team the lead in the 18th minute after running onto a through ball from Diego Tardelli. He got his second...
  • La Liga: Easy win for Barcelona, Atletico Madrid lose to Valencia October 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Record-chasing Lionel Messi and Neymar scored as Spanish league leader Barcelona eased to a 2-0 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Messi chipped goalkeeper Antonio "Tono" Rodriguez in the 35th minute for his 249th league goal, leaving him two behind the all-time scoring record held by Telmo Zarra since...
  • Lionel Messi, Neymar lead Barcelona to 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano October 4, 2014

    Record-chasing Lionel Messi and Neymar scored as Spanish league leader Barcelona eased to a 2-0 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Messi chipped goalkeeper Antonio "Tono" Rodriguez in the 35th minute for his 249th league goal, leaving him two behind the all-time scoring record held by Telmo Zarra since 1955. A...
  • Messi continues to develop in Barcelona's attack September 30, 2014

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have even more reason to fear Barcelona star Lionel Messi when the teams meet in the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi finds himself in an unusual position of being out-scored by a Barcelona team-mate. But although he is getting fewer goals than Neymar, Messi's overall game continues to...
  • Champions League: Messi, Neymar pose big challenge for PSG September 30, 2014

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have two problems ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona: figuring out how to find their own form again and how to unlock an opposing defense that has yet to concede a goal this season. Despite a glut of stars at their disposal, PSG have drawn six...
  • Lionel Messi reaches 400th goal, Barcelona rout Granada 6-0 September 27, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored his 400th and 401st goals for club and country and Neymar hit a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Granada 6-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday. Defending champion Atletico Madrid routed Sevilla 4-0 in the return of coach Diego Simeone, and Cristiano Ronaldo also found the net for...
  • Neymar's leg injury not serious, back to training September 23, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar has trained with Barcelona two days after hurting his left ankle during a 5-0 rout at Levante in the Spanish league. Neymar carried out an individual workout on Monday, and was back with his teammates on Tuesday. The Brazil striker was substituted after scoring during Sunday's match at Levante, after...
  • Neymar, Rakitic in doubt for Barcelona trip to Malaga September 22, 2014

    Barcelona pair Neymar and Ivan Rakitic have picked up minor injuries that could sideline them for Wednesday's La Liga game at Malaga, the league leaders said on Monday. Brazil forward Neymar hurt an ankle and had to be substituted early in the second half of Sunday's 50 win at Levante, while...
  • Goals galore as Barcelona blank Levante 50 September 22, 2014

    Lionel Messi shrugged off a missed penalty and another injury to Neymar by scoring one goal and setting up two more to lead Barcelona to a 50 rout at 10man Levante on Sunday as they stayed top of the Spanish league. Messi set up Neymar for the 34thminute opener before flubbing...
  • Champions League: MessiNeymar connection clicking for Barca before APOEL game September 17, 2014

    One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of onfield chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Fourtimes World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 201314 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao September 13, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 20 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • Messi, Neymar fit for Barcelona's La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao September 12, 2014

    Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are fit for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao, with manager Luis Enrique saying on Friday that he has an almost complete squad to choose from. Messi has been recuperating from an adductor muscle injury, while Neymar missed Barca's seasonopening win at...
  • Pele reminds Brazil to play as a team September 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele reminded Brazilians what they already knew, and were shown so obviously in the humiliating 71 loss to eventual champion Germany in the World Cup semifinals: Brazil must play as a team, not as individual stars if they have to win a sixth title. Years of growing anticipation...
  • Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia September 6, 2014

    Miami: A superb 83rd minute freekick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 10 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the second half down a man after midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 49th minute...
  • Neymar named Brazil captain September 5, 2014

    Miami: Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Neymar will captain the national football team for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador in the US. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dunga confirmed the 22yearold would replace injured defender Thiago Silva, who has captained Brazil since 2011, as reported. "It has already been confirmed....
  • Barcelona rest Iniesta for Villarreal clash, Neymar returns August 30, 2014

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, nursing a knee injury, will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Villarreal, his club confirmed on Saturday. "Iniesta will miss tomorrow's game against Villarreal with an injury to his left knee," Barcelona said in a statement. Neymar, who missed the opening day victory at home to Elchethrough an...
  • Injured Neymar to miss Barcelona's opening game with Elche August 24, 2014

    Neymar will miss Barcelona's opening game of the La Liga season against Elche on Sunday with an ankle sprain, the club has confirmed. "Despite the positive evolution of the grade one sprain to his left ankle he will be absent from tonight's game," read a statement from the club. Neymar was only...