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Di Maria wins Olimpia de Plata

2014-12-18 08:29

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by sports journalists.

Messi nets milestone goal

2014-12-08 08:51

Superstar Lionel Messi scored yet another hat-trick and surpassed 400 club goals as Barcelona thrashed Espanyol.

Valencia out to find guilty fan

2014-12-01 14:24

Once found, Valencia will banish a fan, who hit Barcelona's Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle, for life.

Messi the best ever - Enrique

2014-11-26 07:36

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique pronounced Lionel Messi as the best player ever after setting a European scoring record.

Messi raises CL scoring bar

2014-11-25 22:46

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 72 goals when he struck in their match at APOEL Nicosia.

Messi breaks Spanish record

2014-11-22 22:49

Lionel Messi has broken Telmo Zarra's 59-year-old record as the leading goal-scorer in the history of La Liga.

Messi still chasing La Liga record

2014-11-20 14:24

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is set to chase down the La Liga scoring record amid stirs over a possible exit from the club.

United lead race to sign Messi

2014-11-20 10:34

Manchester United are said to be leading the race for Lionel Messi after he hinted at a possible move away from Barcelona.

Messi hints at Barca exit

2014-11-18 17:35

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Spanish giants Barcelona.

Neymar, Messi shine for country

2014-11-13 07:22

Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi were both on target as Brazil and Argentina claimed international friendly wins.

West Ham defender snaps Messi selfie

2014-11-12 08:28

A young West Ham United defender grabbed the opportunity to take a selfie with Lionel Messi with both hands!

Messi eyes La Liga record

2014-11-06 13:33

Having just equaled the Champions League all-time highest goal scoring record, Lionel Messi now eyes La Liga milestones.

Messi helps Barca beat Ajax

2014-11-06 00:11

Lionel Messi scored twice to equal Raul's Champions League scoring record as Barcelona beat 10-man Ajax.

Messi eager for El Clasico clash

2014-10-22 11:53

Lionel Messi is shifting his focus from Champions League records to the 'El Clasico' against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Suarez link up excites Neymar

2014-10-20 15:57

Barcelona forward Neymar is looking forward to welcoming Luis Suarez into his and Lionel Messi's star-studded strike partnership.

Messi's dad: Lionel is innocent

2014-10-16 10:07

Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be investigated, his father Jorge has insisted.

Brazil down Argentina in Beijing

2014-10-11 17:47

Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina in a fiercely contested "Superclasico" friendly in Beijing.

Court rejects Messi appeal

2014-10-03 17:21

A Spanish court has rejected an appeal lodged b Lionel Messi against his prosecution for alleged tax evasion.

Messi hails 'fabulous' Neymar

2014-10-02 18:48

Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi has hailed his "fabulous" Neymar as a future Ballon d'Or winner.

Messi: Suarez will aid Euro bid

2014-09-30 14:07

Lionel Messi believes the addition of Luis Suarez could be enough to help Barcelona win the Champions League title this season.

Messi swore at me - Weligton

2014-09-25 14:29

Malaga vice-captain Weligton has revealed he grabbed Lionel Messi by the throat after the Barcelona forward swore at him.

5 star Barca thrash Levante

2014-09-22 08:04

Barcelona overcame a missed penalty from Lionel Messi to return to the top of La Liga with a 5-0 win away at Levante.

Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury

2014-09-10 12:57

Jeremy Mathieu missed training after it was revealed the Barcelona defender is nursing a right ankle knock.

Messi to miss SWC rematch

2014-09-01 12:56

Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain.

Messi's sponsors remain loyal

2014-08-01 10:11

Despite an ongoing probe into possible tax evasion, Lionel Messi continues to receive the loyal support of his sponsors.

 

Messi the 'best of all time'

2014-12-09 09:19

Lionel Messi is the best player in the world and indeed of all time if one Barcelona teammate is to be believed.

Ballon d'Or shortlist revealed

2014-12-01 19:00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi face opposition from Manuel Neuer in the short list announced by FIFA.

Messi struck by bottle

2014-12-01 10:28

Lionel Messi was struck by a bottle after celebrating his side's dramatic inury-time winner against Valencia.

Barca sweep aside APOEL

2014-11-26 00:12

Lionel Messi became the all-time top goalscorer in the Champions League with a hat-trick in a routine win for Barcelona at APOEL.

Lionel Messi chasing new record

2014-11-24 14:27

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is set to break another scoring record with the Spanish giants in Champions League on Tuesday.

Mascherano: Messi will stay

2014-11-21 09:53

Midfielder Javier Mascherano has dismissed suggestions that compatriot Lionel Messi is looking to leave.

Messi's dad plays down exit talk

2014-11-20 12:15

Jorge Messi has played down the talks that his son, Barcelona star forward, Lionel Messi could leave the club.

Santos happy for Ronaldo

2014-11-19 08:20

Portugal boss Fernando Santos said he was glad Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford had been a success.

Ronaldo set for Manchester return

2014-11-17 09:56

It will be Ronaldo versus Messi at Old Trafford on Tuesday when Portugal face off against Argentina.

Ronaldo denies calling Messi a 'motherf***er"

2014-11-12 12:48

Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at a Spanish journalist's claims that the Portugal star calls Lionel Messi a 'motherf***er'.

Ronaldo not a 'complete' player

2014-11-07 14:22

Thulani has noticed Cristiano Ronaldo lacks the ability to make assists in games, in comparison to main rival Lionel Messi.

Messi brace equals record

2014-11-06 07:13

Lionel Messi's goal for Barcelona last night moved him level with Raul's Champions League scoring record.

Ballon d'Or nominees revealed

2014-10-28 09:13

FIFA and France Football have revealed the names of the players nominates for the most prestigious prize in football.

Barca see off Ajax comfortably

2014-10-21 23:02

Neymar and Lionel Messi have maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax Amsterdam.

Messi eyes goal record

2014-10-17 09:33

Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga this weekend, ten years after joining the club

Madrid would honour Messi

2014-10-13 14:30

Barca director Andoni Zubizarreta is confident Real Madrid's fans would give Lionel Messi the recognition he deserves.

Ronaldo targets Messi record

2014-10-06 11:24

Cristiano Ronaldo is well on the way towards breaking Lionel Messi's La Liga best haul of 50 goals in one campaign.

Messi not thinking about record

2014-10-03 10:25

Lionel Messi is just four goals away from becoming La Liga's all-time record goal scorer, but says it will not affect his game.

PSG edge Barca in thriller

2014-09-30 23:02

PSG overcame the absence of their injured talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat Barcelona in a thrilling Champions League encounter.

Messi goes over 400 mark

2014-09-29 10:50

Lionel Messi admits he was left speechless after notching up his 400th career goal during the 6-0 thrashing of Granada.

Barca held to draw by Malaga

2014-09-25 07:43

Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by Malaga as Atletico Madrid beats Almeria 1-0 in Spanish league on Wednesday.

Messi fit to play Bilbao

2014-09-13 10:39

Lionel Messi has recovered from a leg injury and has been included in the Barca squad for the match against Athletic Bilbao.

Barca trio back in training

2014-09-09 09:31

Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen returned to training with their team mates on Monday.

Messi could face jail time

2014-08-06 10:22

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and his father could face up to six years behind bars after being investigated for tax fraud.

Messi gets Golden Ball backing

2014-07-19 11:01

Former Liverpool boss, Gerard Houllier, has defended FIFA’s decision to name Lionel Messi the best player at the SWC.

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