Lionel Messi

Messi ‘quit threat’ to Barcelona: sign Kane or Mbappe
Lionel Messi Cirque du Soleil show
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Ronaldo in tears after red card: Messi fans mock CR7
Cristiano Ronaldo red card Messi fans reaction
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Ronaldo in tears after red card: Messi fans mock CR7

Juventus striker sent off in Champions League clash against Valencia
20 Sep 2018
Messi to Miami: could Barca star join Beckham’s MLS club?
Lionel Messi Barcelona Inter Miami David Beckham
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Messi to Miami: could Barca star join Beckham’s MLS club?

Former England captain reportedly wants Messi to spearhead his US franchise
17 Sep 2018
La Liga US fixture: are Barcelona and Messi Miami-bound?
La Liga Girona vs. Barcelona Miami Hard Rock Stadium
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La Liga US fixture: are Barcelona and Messi Miami-bound?

Barca, Girona and La Liga seek permission for match to be played at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium
11 Sep 2018
Messi: Juventus and Ronaldo now Champions League favourites
Lionel Messi Barcelona Champions League
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Messi: Juventus and Ronaldo now Champions League favourites

Barcelona skipper Messi believes Real Madrid are ‘less strong’ after selling Ronaldo
4 Sep 2018
World Cup: Argentina coach takes blame for Lionel Messi form
Lionel Messi Argentina 2018 World Cup
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World Cup: Argentina coach takes blame for Lionel Messi form

Egypt deny Mohamed Salah will leave early and England star Raheem Sterling hits out at UK media reporting
22 Jun 2018
World Cup group D preview: Argentina vs. Croatia team news
Lionel Messi Argentina vs. Croatia World Cup group D
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World Cup group D preview: Argentina vs. Croatia team news

Lionel Messi and Argentina face group leaders Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod
20 Jun 2018
World Cup betting odds: winner, top goalscorer and finalists
Germany 1 Argentina 0 2014 Fifa World Cup final
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World Cup betting odds: winner, top goalscorer and finalists

Germany drop to fourth favourites to win tournament in Russia
18 Jun 2018
World Cup: Lionel Messi could retire from Argentina duty
Lionel Messi Argentina World Cup
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World Cup: Lionel Messi could retire from Argentina duty

Messi gives hint on his future, England stars brew up a storm and Brazil win their final warm-up match against Austria
11 Jun 2018
World Cup: Argentina cancel Israel match amid Gaza violence
Israel vs Argentina Lionel Messi
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World Cup: Argentina cancel Israel match amid Gaza violence

England’s Danny Rose tells his family not to travel to Russia over racism fears
6 Jun 2018
World Cup: Argentina are not favourites says Lionel Messi
2018 World Cup Argentina Lionel Messi
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World Cup: Argentina are not favourites says Lionel Messi

VAR will be used for retrospective red cards and the German squad is training hard
30 May 2018
World Cup: Argentina leave out Icardi but include Dybala
Argentina World Cup squad Mauro Icardi
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World Cup: Argentina leave out Icardi but include Dybala

Inter striker Icardi not joining Messi and Aguero in national squad
22 May 2018
Real Madrid transfer news: Neymar move ‘terrible’ says Messi
Neymar transfer news Real Madrid Messi Barcelona
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Real Madrid transfer news: Neymar move ‘terrible’ says Messi

Barcelona star says his former team-mate would make rivals Real ‘even stronger’
16 May 2018
Video: Messi can’t watch as Spain thrash Argentina 6-1
Spain 6 Argentina 1 video goals Isco hat trick
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Video: Messi can’t watch as Spain thrash Argentina 6-1

Argentina’s World Cup preparations are hit for six in Madrid with Isco scoring a hat-trick for Spain
28 Mar 2018
Video: magical Messi leads Barcelona win against Chelsea
Lionel Messi Champions League Barcelona Chelsea
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Video: magical Messi leads Barcelona win against Chelsea

Argentine star scores twice as Spanish side secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals
15 Mar 2018
Lionel Messi’s £625m clause won’t put off ‘crazy’ clubs
Lionel Messi release clause Barcelona transfer news
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Lionel Messi’s £625m clause won’t put off ‘crazy’ clubs

How the ‘Neymar effect’ has had a huge impact on football transfers and contracts
8 Mar 2018
Video: Barcelona star Lionel Messi punishes Chelsea mistake
Lionel Messi Barcelona Chelsea Champions League
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Video: Barcelona star Lionel Messi punishes Chelsea mistake

Spanish side earn 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in Champions League last-16 first leg
21 Feb 2018
Messi will be offered £500,000-a-week to stay at Barcelona
Lionel Messi Barcelona
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Messi will be offered £500,000-a-week to stay at Barcelona

Striker’s £80m bonus to be funded by selling the Camp Nou naming rights
13 Oct 2017
Video: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina to World Cup
Lionel Messi Argentina World Cup
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Video: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina to World Cup

Striker scored a superb treble in the crucial 3-1 victory over Ecuador
11 Oct 2017
A World Cup without Argentina and Messi? It’s a possibility
Lionel Messi Argentina
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A World Cup without Argentina and Messi? It’s a possibility

The world’s best player could miss out on the 2018 finals in Russia
6 Oct 2017
Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

The Manchester United manager joins Cristiano Ronaldo in the dock as prosecutors claim he owes €3.3m
20 Jun 2017
Ronaldo tax case is yet another parallel with Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid
In Depth

Ronaldo tax case is yet another parallel with Messi

Real Madrid superstar threatens to quit Spain after being accused of trying to defraud the taxman
16 Jun 2017
Dele Alli and Harry Kane worth more than Messi and Ronaldo
Harry Kane and Dele Alli of Spurs
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Dele Alli and Harry Kane worth more than Messi and Ronaldo

Spurs duo are second and third most valuable players in Europe according to new study of transfer fees
12 Jun 2017
500 up for Messi: Real Madrid fans curse Barcelona star
Lionel Messi of Barcelona
In Depth

500 up for Messi: Real Madrid fans curse Barcelona star

Argentine superstar scores twice at the Bernabeu to get one over on Ronaldo and blow the Spanish title race open
24 Apr 2017
Argentina sack coach as they struggle to make Russia 2018
Edgardo Bauza and Lionel Messi
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Argentina sack coach as they struggle to make Russia 2018

Edgardo Bauza goes after eight games, with Lionel Messi banned and the team outside the World Cup qualifying places
11 Apr 2017
Messi banned as Argentina stumble on road to World Cup
Lionel Messi; Argentina; argues with referee
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Messi banned as Argentina stumble on road to World Cup

Barcelona star banned for four games as the Albiceleste slip out of the automatic qualification places for Russia 2018
29 Mar 2017
Barcelona miracle: Greatest comeback in history sinks PSG
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Barcelona miracle: Greatest comeback in history sinks PSG

Three goals in seven minutes caps the most incredible story the Champions League has ever seen
9 Mar 2017
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