ARTICLES RELATING TO LIONEL MESSI

Alexis Sanchez admits $1m tax fraud

2017-01-17 09:49

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has admitted defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $1 million while playing for Barcelona.

Keep calm on Messi deal, says Barca coach

2017-01-13 22:26

Barcelona need to avoid a growing sense of hysteria felt by fans, players and media over protracted negotiations to extend Lionel Messi's contract.

Messi must be handed new deal - Suarez

2017-01-12 10:01

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has hit back at comments by the club's CEO that they won't "go crazy" when negotiating a new contract for Messi.

Barca won't break bank to keep Messi

2017-01-11 20:50

Barcelona won't put their financial future at risk in negotiating a new contract for Lionel Messi, the club has warned.

Messi saves blushes as Barca lose ground on Madrid

2017-01-09 08:58

Barcelona lost further ground on Real Madrid in La Liga despite a last minute Lionel Messi free-kick salvaging a 1-1 draw at Villarreal.

WATCH: Messi is worlds best player, says Aguero

2017-01-06 15:20

Sergio Aguero has heaped praise on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, labelling his compatriot as the world's best player.

Messi 'deserves Ballon d'Or every year'

2016-12-21 08:08

Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Messi magic hands Barca derby delight

2016-12-19 07:20

Lionel Messi put on a show in Barcelona's final Spanish league game of the year, scoring once and mesmerizing with his dribbling skills.

Luis Enrique hopeful over Messi contract talks

2016-12-09 18:48

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is confident Lionel Messi will tie his future to the Catalan giants after opening talks to extend his contract beyond 2018.

WATCH: Kekana misses out on Puskas Award

2016-12-02 16:47

Mamelodi Sundowns' Hlompo Kekana has missed out on a place among the final Puskas Award nominees when FIFA revealed their final shortlist of goals.

 

Suarez, Messi keep Barca on Madrid's tail

2017-01-14 20:37

Luis Suarez scored twice and Lionel Messi continued his sensational form as Barcelona moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Argentina stay top of FIFA rankings

2017-01-12 15:17

Lionel Messi's Argentina remain top of FIFA's latest world rankings.

Messi free-kick magic sends Barca into Cup quarters

2017-01-12 08:35

Lionel Messi's third goal from a free-kick in as many games this year secured Barcelona's place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Messi statue 'decapitated' in Argentina

2017-01-10 21:08

Vandals in Buenos Aires destroyed a statue of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, leaving the sculpture of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner without its head or torso.

And the winner is ...

2017-01-08 06:05

The 2016 Ballon d’Or will be a subdued affair, but the headliners - Messi and Ronaldo - are still superb.

Barcelona pummel Hercules in Copa del Rey

2016-12-22 08:28

Turkey international Arda Turan scored a hat-trick as holders Barcelona thrashed third-division side Hercules 7-0 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey last-32 tie.

Barca ready to make Messi best paid player

2016-12-20 21:08

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu indicated the Spanish champions are prepared to make Lionel Messi the world's highest-paid player.

WATCH: Afghan bag shirt boy meets his idol Messi

2016-12-14 11:40

An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation for wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt finally got to meet his idol.

CR7 aware that he will win Ballon d'Or

2016-12-06 14:17

Cristiano Ronaldo has been informed that he will win the Ballon d'Or award for 2016, according to reports in Spain.

Messi v Ronaldo v Griezmann for top FIFA award

2016-12-02 16:42

Antoine Griezmann is the new challenger to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for FIFA's annual Player of the Year award.

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