ARTICLES RELATING TO LIONEL MESSI

Messi hails Clasico win as 'important step' in title race

2017-04-24 15:48

Lionel Messi hailed Barcelona's dramatic 3-2 Clasico victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid as an "important step" in the race for the La Liga title.

'Best ever' Messi stuns Madrid

2017-04-24 07:12

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique turned the tables on Real Madrid as Lionel Messi struck deep into stoppage time to edge a thrilling El Clasico.

Struggling Argentina fire coach Bauza

2017-04-11 07:34

Argentina's football association fired Edgardo Bauza as coach of the crisis-hit national team as it struggles to qualify for next year's World Cup.

Messi ban unfair - Barcelona

2017-03-29 16:44

Lionel Messi's four-match ban for swearing at an assistant referee is "unfair and totally disproportionate", his Spanish club Barcelona claim.

Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings - report

2017-03-27 18:00

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi.

Messi the saviour in six-goal Barca thriller

2017-03-20 07:48

Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Messi happy at Barcelona - Argentina coach

2017-02-23 07:25

Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, Argentina national coach Edgardo Bauza has said.

Last-gasp Messi penalty rescues struggling Barcelona

2017-02-20 07:49

Barcelona needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the Spanish champions continued.

Impossible to stop Messi, says PSG's Moura

2017-02-13 17:04

Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura admits it's going to be tough to stop Barcelona and their superstar Lionel Messi in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Messi's first coach dies in Argentina

2017-01-28 13:31

Ernesto Vecchio, the first coach of Lionel Messi when the budding superstar was a young rookie in Argentina, has died.

 

Weekend soccer recap: 5 talking points

2017-04-24 09:07

Sport24’s Baden Gillion highlights FIVE talking points after the weekend's footballing action.

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp winner

2017-04-24 06:51

Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid.

'Impeccable' Messi to miss Granada trip

2017-04-01 15:19

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique claimed Lionel Messi's behaviour towards referees is "impeccable" despite the Argentine racking up suspensions for club and country.

Foul-mouthed rant earns Messi four match ban

2017-03-29 07:30

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA for swearing at an assistant referee.

Spot on Messi inspires Argentina in Chile win

2017-03-24 07:16

Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile.

Egypt's best known archaeologist called Messi an idiot

2017-03-08 21:58

Egypt's best known archaeologist has apologised after he angrily called Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi "an idiot" because the striker seemed to show little interest during a tour of the Giza Pyramids

Messi promotes hepatitis C treatment in Egypt

2017-02-22 16:11

Argentinian football star Lionel Messi was in Egypt as the face of an initiative to promote the North African country as a medical tourism destination for hepatitis C patients.

Ronaldinho: Jesus can overtake Messi to be world's best

2017-02-14 14:37

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho believes Man City forward Gabriel Jesus has the potential to become the best player in the world.

Suarez sent-off as Barca oust Atletico to reach final

2017-02-08 07:43

Luis Suarez booked Barcelona's place in a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final but was sent off as a bad-tempered 1-1 draw secured a 3-2 aggregate win.

Barca chief relaxed despite Messi speculation

2017-01-24 21:50

Barcelona director Robert Fernandez insists he is sure Lionel Messi will sign a new deal with the Catalan giants despite continued speculation.

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