ARTICLES RELATING TO LIONEL MESSI

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.

Real, Barca top Forbes rich list

2014-07-17 08:30

Spanish sides Real Madrid and Barcelona have topped the Forbes rich list by being named the world's two riches sports franchises.

Maradona: Messi not the best

2014-07-14 21:00

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the SWC.

Past Golden Ball winners

2014-07-14 14:04

Recent recipients of the SWC Player of the Tournament after Argentina's Lionel Messi picked up the 2014 Golden Ball award.

Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

2014-07-14 10:30

The man who lead Argentina to their last SWC triumph has said that Lionel Messi was not the rightful winner of the Golden Ball.

Messi vomited in SWC final

2014-07-14 07:36

Argentina captain Lionel Messi vomited during the Soccer World Cup final, as he has done on many occasions before.

Neymar backing Messi

2014-07-11 08:37

Neymar has thrown his support behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to lead rivals Argentina to victory over Germany.

4 key battles in SWC semi #2

2014-07-09 11:59

Here are four key battles in the SWC semi-final between Netherlands and Argentina at the Corinthians arena.

Brazil plot Germany demise

2014-07-08 10:32

Brazil and Germany collide in a heavyweight clash of continental superpowers on Tuesday as the SWC semi-finals get under way.

Messi wishes Neymar well

2014-07-05 12:10

Four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi wished his Barcelona team-mate Neymar a quick recovery.

Fans rate Messi as SWC's best

2014-07-04 14:33

Sport24 asked the not so simple question, "Who will be crowned Player of the Tournament?" and the fans have had their say.

Don't blame Messi - Maradona

2014-07-03 15:37

Argentina are playing far below their best, are over-reliant on Lionel Messi and must improve, according to Diego Maradona.

A cut above the rest

2014-07-02 14:15

A Texas barber, who is known for his "hair portraits" of celebrities, is offering World Cup fans a new look.

Sabella: We deserved to win

2014-07-02 08:27

Argentina needed an extra-time goal from Angel Di Maria to overcome Switzerland in a nailbiting SWC match on Tuesday.

 

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.

Messi award surprises Sepp

2014-07-15 10:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was not expecting Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Heroes' welcome for Argentina

2014-07-14 20:00

Thousands of people greeted Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina team when the squad flew home to Buenos Aires.

SWC award winners

2014-07-14 14:03

Germany were crowned the 2014 Soccer World Cup champions but which individuals walked away with the prestigious awards?

Messi: We lacked killer instinct

2014-07-14 09:27

Lionel Messi regretted his side's missed chances after Germany beat his side 1-0 in the Soccer World Cup final on Sunday.

Messi v Müller for Golden Boot

2014-07-12 09:13

Thomas Müller and Lionel Messi will be fighting for the crown of Soccer World Cup top goalscorer when they duel in the final.

Messi out to match Maradona

2014-07-10 07:08

Argentina star Lionel Messi will get his chance to emulate Diego Maradona in the 2014 Soccer World Cup final.

The 5 best SWC goals...so far

2014-07-08 18:30

The SWC has produced several goals of outstanding quality, with these five seen as the best of the tournament so far.

Messi hails 'best' match

2014-07-05 22:53

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi says his side has produced their best match of the Socer World Cup in beating Belgium.

Sabella defends Messi tactics

2014-07-04 19:08

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has rejected suggestions that his team are overly dependent on Lionel Messi.

SWC: Quarter-Finals preview

2014-07-04 11:04

The Soccer World Cup enters the business end tonight as the Last 8 will shortly become the Last 4.

Zabaleta lauds Messi impact

2014-07-03 08:51

Pablo Zabaleta believes Argentina are lucky to have Lionel Messi, "the best player in the world", representing them in Brazil.

Messi: We were nervous

2014-07-02 09:14

Lionel Messi believes "nervousness" effected Argentina during their World Cup last-16 clash against Switzerland.

Messi to bring joy to Argentina

2014-07-01 12:17

Lionel Messi will try to bring some joy to the gloom enveloping the embattled nation when they face Switzerland.

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