Five things we learned in European football this weekend

2019-03-18 16:43

Zinedine Zidane marked his return to the Real Madrid dugout with a victory although Lionel Messi again stole the show in Spain with a magnificent hat-trick.

Messi mission on course after masterclass against Lyon

2019-03-14 13:52

Lionel Messi pledged at the start of the season to bring "that beautiful cup" back to the Camp Nou and on recent evidence few would bet against him.

Messi back for Argentina after 8 month absence

2019-03-07 18:47

Lionel Messi was named in the Argentina squad for the first time since the World Cup, ending a self-imposed eight month exile.

EU court cancels state aid ruling against four Spanish football clubs

2019-02-26 12:52

An EU court delivered a legal win for Barcelona, Real Madrid and two other Spanish clubs cancelling a ruling that had penalised them over tax breaks.

Messi revealed as investor in revamped Davis Cup

2019-02-18 10:14

Football great Lionel Messi is one of the key investors in the company behind the revamped Davis Cup, it was announced recently.

Messi unable to inspire Barca winner as Madrid hold on for draw

2019-02-07 06:56

Real Madrid gained a measure of redemption at the Camp Nou by holding Barcelona to a draw and taking the upper-hand in the semi-final of Copa del Rey.

Messi double earns Barca a point in thriller with Valencia

2019-02-02 22:10

Lionel Messi scored for a ninth consecutive match, but his latest double was only enough to earn Barcelona a draw against Valencia.

Sevilla hammering shows Barca want to win all three titles - Messi

2019-01-31 07:30

Lionel Messi believes Barcelona showed their appetite for the Copa del Rey by blowing away Sevilla to book their place in the semi-finals.

Barcelona outplayed by Sevilla in Copa del Rey

2019-01-24 08:48

Barcelona's hopes of winning a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey were dented as they were beaten by Sevilla in the first leg of the quarter-finals.

Barcelona dominance feels familiar but biggest tests still to come

2019-01-18 19:38

With half of the season gone, Barcelona own a five-point lead at the top of La Liga and look on course for their fourth league title in five years.


Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

2019-03-18 08:13

Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to victory.

Messi stars as Barca reach Champions League quarters

2019-03-14 06:30

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona thrashed Lyon at the Camp Nou to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Messi expected to end Argentina exile despite hamstring trouble

2019-03-07 09:11

Lionel Messi is widely expected to end an eight-month exile and be called back into the Argentina.

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

2019-02-25 16:01

It was a weekend of landmarks in Europe, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both reaching notable half-centuries. Meanwhile, Monaco look reborn.

Messi penalty lifts Barca as Griezmann eclipses Torres

2019-02-17 07:56

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as Barcelona ground out a win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres.

Barcelona to wait on Messi but will not take any risks

2019-02-05 22:16

Lionel Messi will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness ahead of Barcelona's Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid.

Leaders Barca to be tested by Valencia in La Liga

2019-02-01 14:27

La Liga leaders Barcelona face a stiff test this weekend, with plenty of emotional reunions and opportunities for revenge against local rivals.

Messi makes plea for Sala search to resume

2019-01-25 19:40

Lionel Messi urged investigators to resume the search for missing striker Emiliano Sala after police called off rescue operations.

Messi comes off bench to help Barca beat Leganes

2019-01-21 07:09

Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a glimpse into the future but Barcelona still needed Lionel Messi to beat Leganes and restore their lead in La Liga.

'Monstrous' Messi scores 400th La Liga goal

2019-01-14 08:25

Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called "monstrous".

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