Lionel Messi

Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time career goals and UCL records
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus against Lionel Messi of Barcelona
In Depth

Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time career goals and UCL records

A look at how the two superstar footballers compare
12 Jan 2021
In pictures: top ten highest-paid footballers in 2020
Lionel Messi plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina
In Brief

In pictures: top ten highest-paid footballers in 2020

There’s a familiar face at No.1, but who else is on the Forbes football rich list?
15 Sep 2020
Man City on alert as Messi hands in Barca transfer request
Lionel Messi looks dejected after Barcelona’s 8-2 hammering by Bayern Munich in the Champions League
In Depth

Man City on alert as Messi hands in Barca transfer request

Premier League club ‘crunch the numbers’ over a potential deal - but do they really need him?
26 Aug 2020
Sport shorts: Ronaldo or Messi? Pele says he is the best
Brazilian icon Pele is regarded by many as football’s greatest ever player
Daily Briefing

Sport shorts: Ronaldo or Messi? Pele says he is the best

Ten things from the world of sport on Wednesday 25 March
25 Mar 2020
Guardiola and Messi donate €1m for fight against coronavirus
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich
In Brief

Guardiola and Messi donate €1m for fight against coronavirus

Man City manager and the Barcelona captain help the relief efforts in Spain
25 Mar 2020
Sport shorts: Biles, Hamilton and Messi win Laureus awards
Simone Biles won five gold medals at the 2019 Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart
Daily Briefing

Sport shorts: Biles, Hamilton and Messi win Laureus awards

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 18 February
18 Feb 2020
Back pages: Messi’s Barca row puts Man City on red alert
Lionel Messi is captain of Barcelona and the Argentine national team
Daily Briefing

Back pages: Messi’s Barca row puts Man City on red alert

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 6 February
6 Feb 2020

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Camp Nou crisis: Barcelona captain Messi hits back at Abidal
Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal were formerly team-mates at Barcelona
In Depth

Camp Nou crisis: Barcelona captain Messi hits back at Abidal

Argentine responds to sporting director’s criticism of players
5 Feb 2020
Sport rich list 2010-2019: Mayweather No.1 ahead of Ronaldo
American boxing star Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is the highest-paid athlete of the decade
In Brief

Sport rich list 2010-2019: Mayweather No.1 ahead of Ronaldo

According to Forbes the American boxing icon earned $915m during the decade
3 Jan 2020
Back pages: Lionel Messi makes Ballon d’Or history
Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d’Or award
In Brief

Back pages: Lionel Messi makes Ballon d’Or history

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 3 December
3 Dec 2019
Sport shorts: Messi ‘already told’ he has won Ballon d’Or
Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or in 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
In Brief

Sport shorts: Messi ‘already told’ he has won Ballon d’Or

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 26 November
26 Nov 2019
Messi to Miami? Beckham ‘reaches out’ to Barcelona star
Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi
In Brief

Messi to Miami? Beckham ‘reaches out’ to Barcelona star

Beckham wants a marquee signing at new MLS club but Barca plan to offer their captain a lifetime deal
11 Sep 2019
Forbes sport rich list: Messi beats Ronaldo to No.1 spot
Barcelona and Argentina star striker Lionel Messi celebrates a goal in La Liga
In Brief

Forbes sport rich list: Messi beats Ronaldo to No.1 spot

Top 100 highest-paid athletes earn a combined £3.14bn in the past 12 months
11 Jun 2019
The Decathlon: Koepka retains the US PGA Championship title
Brooks Koepka poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2019 PGA Championship
Daily Briefing

The Decathlon: Koepka retains the US PGA Championship title

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 20 May
20 May 2019
Back pages: Maestro Messi is from another planet
Barcelona star Lionel Messi celebrates his stunning free-kick against Liverpool
In Brief

Back pages: Maestro Messi is from another planet

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 2 May
2 May 2019
Video and reactions: Lionel Messi free-kick stuns Liverpool
Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored a sensational free-kick against Liverpool
In Depth

Video and reactions: Lionel Messi free-kick stuns Liverpool

Barcelona take control of the Champions League semi-final after 3-0 win
2 May 2019
Back pages: Oh Nou! United blown away by Barcelona and Messi
David de Gea’s howler gifted Lionel Messi his second goal in Barcelona’s win against Man Utd
In Brief

Back pages: Oh Nou! United blown away by Barcelona and Messi

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 17 April
17 Apr 2019
Video: Lionel Messi and Barcelona outclass Man Utd
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Manchester United in the Champions League
In Brief

Video: Lionel Messi and Barcelona outclass Man Utd

Spanish giants will now play Liverpool or Porto in the UCL semi-finals
17 Apr 2019
UCL: Man Utd vs. Barcelona team news and predictions
Barcelona and Argentina star striker Lionel Messi celebrates a goal in La Liga
In Review

UCL: Man Utd vs. Barcelona team news and predictions

United manager Solskjaer says Messi is one of the best ever but warns that Barcelona are not a one-man team
10 Apr 2019
Pope Francis: Lionel Messi is great, but he’s not God
Barcelona and Argentina star striker Lionel Messi celebrates a goal in La Liga
In Brief

Pope Francis: Lionel Messi is great, but he’s not God

The Pontiff warns fans against comparing the Barcelona striker with God
2 Apr 2019
Messi: I wish Ronaldo was still playing for Real Madrid
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both won five Ballon D’or awards
In Brief

Messi: I wish Ronaldo was still playing for Real Madrid

Argentine says the Juventus forward is up there with him as the world’s best
1 Apr 2019
Video: Messi’s Getafe goal voted Barcelona’s best ever
Lionel Messi’s goal against Getafe in 2007 was voted Barcelona’s best ever by supporters
In Brief

Video: Messi’s Getafe goal voted Barcelona’s best ever

Argentine takes No.1, No.2 and No.3 spots in poll of 500,000 Barca supporters
29 Mar 2019
Messi or Ronaldo: stars on Beckham’s Inter Miami wish list
David Beckham is the president of new Major League Soccer side Inter Miami CF
In Brief

Messi or Ronaldo: stars on Beckham’s Inter Miami wish list

Former England captain says ‘you never know what can happen in football’
19 Mar 2019
Video: Messi’s best goal ever? Fans praise the GOAT’s chip
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates his hat-trick goal against Real Betis
In Depth

Video: Messi’s best goal ever? Fans praise the GOAT’s chip

Even the Real Betis supporters applauded Barcelona’s brilliant No.10
18 Mar 2019
Messi ‘quit threat’ to Barcelona: sign Kane or Mbappe
Lionel Messi Cirque du Soleil show
In Brief

Messi ‘quit threat’ to Barcelona: sign Kane or Mbappe

Argentine No.10 wants the Catalan giants to buy a world-class goalscorer
18 Feb 2019
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: team news and live stream details
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action against Real Madrid in a La Liga match in May 2018
In Review

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: team news and live stream details

Will Barca star Lionel Messi be fit for the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg?
6 Feb 2019
Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric wins to end near-perfect year
Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, men’s winner Luka Modric and Kopa Trophy winner Kylian Mbappe
In Brief

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric wins to end near-perfect year

‘Twerk’ comment overshadows crowning of Ada Hegerberg as the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or winner
4 Dec 2018
Ballon d’Or 2018: shortlist, betting odds, start time
Luka Modric with his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo
In Review

Ballon d’Or 2018: shortlist, betting odds, start time

Can Luka Modric end the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi domination?
3 Dec 2018
El Clasico: A new era begins with Ronaldo gone and Messi out
Lionel Messi injured
In Review

El Clasico: A new era begins with Ronaldo gone and Messi out

Clash will be the first since 2007 not to feature the two giants, and both teams are struggling
26 Oct 2018
Barcelona transfer news: Messi could leave for free in 2020
Lionel Messi Barcelona Champions League
In Brief

Barcelona transfer news: Messi could leave for free in 2020

The Argentine legend is thought to have a special exit clause that would allow him to join a non-elite club
17 Oct 2018
Premier League transfer news: Messi, Lukaku, Kane, Hazard
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was a transfer target for Manchester City
In Brief

Premier League transfer news: Messi, Lukaku, Kane, Hazard

Messi’s snub to Man City revealed as Man Utd’s Lukaku praises Juventus ‘project’
15 Oct 2018
The Messi show: Barca star teams up with Cirque du Soleil
Lionel Messi Cirque du Soleil show
In Brief

The Messi show: Barca star teams up with Cirque du Soleil

New production inspired by Messi’s life will go on international tour in 2019
10 Oct 2018
Champions League: Tottenham dazzled by Messi magic show
Lionel Messi Tottenham 2 Barcelona 4 Champions League
In Brief

Champions League: Tottenham dazzled by Messi magic show

Liverpool lose to late goal against Napoli as Neymar hits hat-trick for PSG
4 Oct 2018
Champions League: Tottenham vs. Barcelona team news
Harry Kane Lionel Messi Spurs vs. Barcelona Champions League
In Review

Champions League: Tottenham vs. Barcelona team news

Harry Kane and Lionel Messi go head-to-head at Wembley
3 Oct 2018
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