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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Today’s News


# lionel-messi - Yesterday’s News

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Santi Cazorla, Lionel Messi and John Terry all feature in this week’s lineup.

How good is Aguero? Frank Lampard puts him ‘in that bracket’ with Messi and Ronaldo

Lampard praises Argentine striker as “different class”, though he still has a soft spot for old team-mate Didier Drogba


# lionel-messi - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

This strike made Lionel Messi the greatest goalscorer in Champions League history

Messi’s 72nd goal takes him past Raul for the record.

24 stats to back up Lionel Messi being called the ‘greatest player in football history’

The Barcelona superstar could break the Champions League record by scoring against APOEL Nicosia tonight.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 22 November, 2014

It’s official: now nobody can say they have scored more La Liga goals than Lionel Messi

By the time he retires, Messi will have probably doubled the record.

The Milan derby & 6 more reasons to watch European football this weekend

Roberto Mancini and David Moyes take charge of their first games at Inter and Sociedad while Lionel Messi chases La Liga’s goalscoring record.

# lionel-messi - Friday 21 November, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie makes the world semis, Paulie’s staying put and all today’s sport

Also, Irish football will receive a €1.2 million funding boost.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Leo’s last season? Why Messi is considering Barcelona exit

The Argentine attacker is far from happy at the Catalan club and was only convinced to stay last term by former coach Tito Vilanova

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ronaldo’s showdown with Messi proves damp squib

Portugal claimed only their second win over Argentina, and their first since 1972.

Lionel Messi hints at Barcelona exit

The Argentine attacker says he is focused on winning trophies with the Catalan club this season.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

With Tevez, Higuain and Aguero to choose from, Argentina may shift Messi out wide

Gerardo Martino has A LOT of attacking options.

# lionel-messi - Friday 7 November, 2014

Messi targets more history, Suarez a first goal

Meanwhile, David Moyes could be set for a return to management with Real Sociedad.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 6 November, 2014

71 reasons why Lionel Messi is a Champions League legend

The Argentine is now joint-top of the goalscoring list and has inched past Cristiano Ronaldo.’s Champions League power rankings after Matchday 4

Are the big-hitters in total control or can a smaller side conjure a surprise?

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Julio Cesar, Luiz Adriano and Paul Pogba all feature in our latest XI.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Lionel Messi equalled Raúl’s Champions League scoring record tonight

The Real Madrid legend must be sickened.

# lionel-messi - Monday 3 November, 2014

Check out all 70 of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League goals

The Real Madrid star could break Raul’s goalscoring record tomorrow night.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Luis Enrique ‘p****d off’ after Barcelona defeat

The coach was frustrated after the Camp Nou side were beaten by his former club.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Ancelotti: It’s impossible to shut Sepp Blatter up’

The Real Madrid boss is also heavily backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win another Ballon d’Or in January.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

FIFA bites back – Suarez left off this year’s Ballon d’Or shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win another world footballer of the year award.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Fair or unfair to say this is the worst miss of Messi’s career?

It is currently 1-1 in the Clasico.

Real Madrid v Barcelona: 5 talking points ahead of El Clasico

Will Suarez start and can the hosts’ irresistible attacking unit breach a defence that hasn’t conceded a league goal this season?

The ultimate comparison: It is all about Messi vs Ronaldo in tonight’s Clasico

The pair of won the last six World Player of the Year awards between them.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Luis Suarez readies himself for El Clasico and a date with destiny

The Uruguayan striker is expected to feature in a competitive game for the first time since biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Neymar, Messi strike to ease Barca past Ajax while PSG strike late in Nicosia

Also, Porto and Schalke picked up wins.

# lionel-messi - Monday 20 October, 2014

Luis Enrique shrugs off Messi sub snub controversy

The Argentina star appeared to ignore calls to be withdrawn against Eibar but the former midfielder insists he will often consult players before deciding on substitutions

# lionel-messi - Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘I can’t understand why the FAI aren’t listening to the best footballers in the world’

Patrick Szafranski chats to about how Futsal can help improve the standard of soccer in Ireland.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 16 October, 2014

10 years on, here’s a look back at a 17-year-old Lionel Messi’s Barcelona debut

“I’ve always enjoyed being on the pitch, wearing these colours, living amazing moments.”

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Fan invades the pitch, gets shirt signed by Messi, as Argentina thrash Hong Kong 7-0

Gonzalo Higuain and Nicolás Gaitán were among the goalscorers.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 11 October, 2014

# lionel-messi - Monday 29 September, 2014

VIDEO: Here are all 401 of Lionel Messi’s career goals so far

The Barcelona and Argentina talisman scored his 400th and 401st career goals during his side’s 6-0 thrashing of Granada on Saturday.

# lionel-messi - Friday 26 September, 2014

Messi’s pizza & Pique’s Nutella sandwich – Barcelona’s post-game meals revealed

The Catalans cater to the specific tastes of their stars, who give plenty of food for thought when it comes to post-match meals.

Messi thrown to ground after calling Weligton ‘son of a wh*re’

The Argentine allegedly hurled verbal abuse at the Malaga defender

# lionel-messi - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Barry Murphy and Richie Towell are alongside Messi on the new FIFA 15 cover

You would understand if Leo was a little star-struck.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Barcelona remember 14th anniversary of the day Lionel Messi arrived

The little Argentine genius has come a long way since leaving his homeland back in 2000.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

5 things you probably didn’t know about this year’s Champions League Fyi

5 things you probably didn’t know about this year’s Champions League

Why the coming campaign looks ominous already for Real Madrid and more tidbits.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Neymar double continues Barca’s perfect start

The Brazilian had been left out of the starting line-up after his exertions in captaining his country.

# lionel-messi - Friday 12 September, 2014

Comparing Messi to Maradona is a joke – Crespo

Opinion is split over whether the current Argentina star can be compared with his legendary predecessor.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

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