ARTICLES RELATING TO LIONEL MESSI

Relief for Barca as Messi ensures Setien enjoys winning start

2020-01-20 07:05

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.

Barca surviving as Clasico leaves La Liga delicately poised

2019-12-20 07:07

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.

Messi to miss Barca's Champions League trip to Inter

2019-12-09 16:09

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will not make the trip to Italy for the Champions League game against Inter Milan, the Spanish club has confirmed.

Socceroos to face Argentina at Copa America

2019-12-04 07:20

Australia will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in next year's Copa America after being drawn alongside the tournament co-hosts.

Ronaldo snubs Ballon d'Or ceremony to win big at Serie A awards

2019-12-03 09:46

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo opted to skip the ceremony in Paris to attend the Serie A awards.

Benzema leads Messi in La Liga scoring charts

2019-12-02 08:02

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema continues his fine scoring form as he heads the La Liga scoring charts with Lionel Messi in second place.

Messi, Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d'Or honours

2019-12-01 06:59

The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris for the 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the honours.

Israel sees Messi visit as victory, even as Argentina and Uruguay draw

2019-11-19 07:33

Lionel Messi scored a late penalty as Argentina drew 2-2 with Uruguay in a friendly held in Israel Monday, with the Jewish state considering the match a victory.

Messi scores on Argentina return to sink Brazil

2019-11-16 09:37

Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh.

5 talking points in European football this weekend

2019-11-04 15:41

Barcelona came unstuck in Spain despite another Lionel Messi goal while Bayern Munich's patience finally ran out with coach Niko Kovac.

 

'We made children's mistakes', says Messi after Barca stunned by Atletico

2020-01-10 07:46

Lionel Messi said Barcelona were guilty of playing like children on Thursday after Atletico Madrid staged a thrilling comeback to beat the Catalans.

Barca can hurt Inter without Messi, warns Valverde

2019-12-10 07:10

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.

5 talking points in European football this weekend

2019-12-09 15:47

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.

Diouf tells irate Senegalese fans to cool it after Messi beats Mane

2019-12-03 22:54

While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d'Or voting took a slightly more balanced view.

Messi wins Ballon d'Or for record 6th time

2019-12-02 22:43

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.

Late Messi winner sees Barca sink Atletico

2019-12-02 07:03

Lionel Messi delivered a major boost to Barcelona's La Liga title hopes by scoring a late winner with a moment of brilliance in a victory at Atletico Madrid.

Messi toasts 700 games with a goal as Barca make last 16

2019-11-28 06:45

Lionel Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona by scoring his 613th goal as the Catalans beat Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League last 16.

Messi-led Argentina arrive in Israel for Uruguay friendly

2019-11-18 07:27

Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates arrived in Israel Sunday ahead of a friendly match against Uruguay.

Messi's dead-ball hat-trick puts Barca back on top

2019-11-10 07:08

Lionel Messi delivered an incredible dead-ball hat-trick on Saturday to steer Barcelona to a 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo and ease the pressure on his coach Ernesto Valverde.

Messi to make Argentina return

2019-10-31 19:32

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was called up by Argentina for friendly games against Brazil and Uruguay next month.

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