ARTICLES RELATING TO LIONEL MESSI

Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

2017-05-24 14:42

Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and $2.2-million fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud.

Inconsistency let Barca down - Luis Enrique

2017-05-22 08:48

Outgoing Barcelona boss Luis Enrique lamented his side's inconsistency after they fell short of retaining their La Liga title on Sunday.

FIFA lifts Messi four-game international ban

2017-05-05 15:31

FIFA have overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi's four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee.

I'll cherish Messi memories, says Enrique

2017-04-25 16:15

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has insisted he will revel in his memories of coaching Lionel Messi, rather than miss him when he steps down at the end of the season.

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

 

What next for faltering Barcelona?

2017-05-22 21:45

Barcelona face a summer of reconstruction after their grip on the La Liga title was ended by newly-crowned champions Real Madrid.

Things get 'Messi' for Iranian lookalike

2017-05-08 17:52

Iranian student Reza Parastesh looks so much like his sporting hero Lionel Messi that it almost landed him in jail for disrupting public order this week.

Messi appeals 4-match World Cup ban

2017-05-04 14:24

Lionel Messi's appeal against a four-match ban in World Cup qualifying for insulting a referee's assistant is being heard by FIFA

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.

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