It's evident authorities released the accused before he should've been and once released, lost track of him, writes Mandy Wiener.
Lionel Messi is the "greatest" footballer of all time, ahead of even Diego Maradona, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso believes.
Lionel Messi has said Barcelona are not playing well enough to win this season's Champions League.
Lionel Messi gave a hat-trick of assists as Barcelona ended their turbulent week with a thrilling victory over Real Betis to stay in touch with Real Madrid in La Liga.
Lionel Messi admitted in December he could soon retire but Barcelona's frenzied attempts to make the most of his final years appear to be having the opposite effect.
Ansu Fati became the youngest player ever to score a brace in the La Liga after capitalising on two brilliant Lionel Messi assists.
Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian gave his new coach a winning start.
The first Clasico stalemate in 17 years means Barcelona will finish 2019 top of La Liga if they beat Alaves despite an underwhelming opening half of the season.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi will not make the trip to Italy for the Champions League game against Inter Milan, the Spanish club has confirmed.
Australia will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in next year's Copa America after being drawn alongside the tournament co-hosts.
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo opted to skip the ceremony in Paris to attend the Serie A awards.
Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga, while Paris Saint-Germain won despite having Neymar sent off, and the coronavirus wrought havoc with Serie A fixtures.
Lionel Messi said it was "strange" to see Barcelona locked in a row over a company accused of criticising current and former players.
Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona rather than join him at Manchester City.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien says he would not comment on the controversy between forward Lionel Messi and sporting director Eric Abidal.
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona hammered Leganes to advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Lionel Messi said Barcelona were guilty of playing like children on Thursday after Atletico Madrid staged a thrilling comeback to beat the Catalans.
Lionel Messi's absence for Barcelona will not make them less able to stop Inter Milan qualifying for the Champions League last 16, Ernesto Valverde insisted.
Lionel Messi's delivered a La Liga record 35th hat-trick as Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid in just some of the action in European football this weekend.
While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d'Or voting took a slightly more balanced view.
Lionel Messi has won a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award at a ceremony in Paris, beating Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to take the honours.
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