Messi 'greatest' ahead of Maradona, says Napoli boss Gattuso

2020-02-24 16:24

Lionel Messi is the "greatest" footballer of all time, ahead of even Diego Maradona, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso believes.

Defiant Messi gives troubled Barca hope of Champions League glory

2020-02-24 10:05

Lionel Messi has said Barcelona are not playing well enough to win this season's Champions League.

Barca beat Betis to keep pace with Real Madrid

2020-02-10 06:49

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.

Barca in turmoil trying to make up for Messi's lost time

2020-02-07 14:27

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.

Fati and Messi connection sees Barca hold on against Levante

2020-02-03 06:37

Ansu Fati became the youngest player ever to score a brace in the La Liga after capitalising on two brilliant Lionel Messi assists.

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.


5 talking points in European football this weekend

2020-02-24 15:22

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.

Messi sees 'strange' things at Barcelona after social media row

2020-02-20 10:00

Lionel Messi said it was "strange" to see Barcelona locked in a row over a company accused of criticising current and former players.

Guardiola wants Messi to stay with Barcelona

2020-02-07 17:33

Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona rather than join him at Manchester City.

Barcelona coach refuses to get "into Messi's life" after Abidal row

2020-02-05 17:57

Barcelona coach Quique Setien says he would not comment on the controversy between forward Lionel Messi and sporting director Eric Abidal.

Boost for Setien as Messi leads Barca rout over Leganes

2020-01-30 22:34

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona hammered Leganes to advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

'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.

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