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Valverde cites fatigue for Messi omission

2017-11-23 11:58

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde says his decision to leave Lionel Messi out of his starting XI against Juventus on Wednesday was down to fatigue.

I'm sure Messi will stay - Rakitic

2017-11-22 09:13

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou.

Messi keen to avoid Spain in Soccer World Cup

2017-11-08 18:26

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says the worst possible draw for his Argentina side at next year's Soccer World Cup would be Spain in the first round.

Messi to have third child

2017-10-15 19:47

Five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi is to become a father for the third time, the Barcelona star's wife Antonella Roccuzzo has confirmed.

'Thank God for Messi' says relieved Argentina

2017-10-11 07:28

A nation exploded with relief as Lionel Messi single-handedly dragged his Argentina team into next year's World Cup with a hat-trick in Quito.

Ronaldo, Messi lead Ballon d'Or nominees

2017-10-09 20:39

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled for the 2017 Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award.

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on 'best player' shortlist

2017-09-22 15:59

Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player Award.

Messi double inspires Barca to Juventus revenge

2017-09-12 22:54

Barcelona defied an outgoing off-field crisis as another Lionel Messi-inspired display exacted revenge on Juventus in a Champions League encounter.

Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter

2017-09-07 23:06

Argentina's poor run of results in SWC qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable.

Pele backs Neymar’s decision to get out of Messi’s shadow

2017-09-04 18:46

Brazil legend Pele has backed Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain.

 

Messi on bench but Barca advance to last 16

2017-11-23 06:52

Lionel Messi started on the bench but Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 and clinched top spot in Group D after drawing 0-0 with Juventus .

What's lurking beyond the usual SWC suspects?

2017-11-16 21:04

Lionel Messi knows the teams he fears most at the 2018 World Cup: champions Germany, Brazil, France and Spain.

'Monstrous' Messi to enter Barca's 600 club

2017-11-04 06:50

Lionel Messi will celebrate his 600th start for Barcelona in what his manager Ernesto Valverde hails as "a monstrous" achievement.

Messi treble fires Argentina into World Cup

2017-10-11 07:28

Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat-trick as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination.

Make or break for Messi and Argentina

2017-10-10 06:56

Lionel Messi and Argentina will be fighting for their Soccer World Cup lives as they aim to avoid a humiliating failure to qualify for next year's finals in Russia.

Argentina in peril as World Cup race goes to wire

2017-10-06 07:28

Lionel Messi and Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance after another stalemate against Peru.

Messi hits four as Barca maintain perfect start

2017-09-20 07:29

Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to La Liga.

Barca boardroom overshadows Juventus reunion

2017-09-11 07:50

A 5-0 derby win, an assist for Ousmane Dembele and a four-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ought to have brought some relief to Barcelona's board.

Messi deal 'signed' by agent, claims Bartomeu

2017-09-05 16:31

Barcelona's under-fire president Josep Maria Bartomeu launched a counter-attack on his critics.

Argentina, Chile seek advantage in S.America race

2017-09-04 07:45

Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile as South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

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