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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Suarez finally gets off the mark in La Liga but brilliant Messi steals the show

The Uruguayan scored once while his team-mate bagged two more in the 5-0 drubbing of Cordoba.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

‘I always beat him at Fifa!’ – Messi fired up to face Aguero

The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the last 16 clash after Barca were drawn against City again

# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Lionel Messi in no-goal shocker as Barcelona held to disappointing draw with Getafe

The Catalans lose ground on Real Madrid who comfortably beat Almeria last night.

Denis Law thinks Ronaldo and Messi should share the Ballon d’Or

The United legend can’t separate the two superstars.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Lionel Messi moves onto 202 La Liga goals with hat-trick against Espanyol

The attacker scored his 21st league hat-trick in Sunday’s Catalan derby.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Messi is magical, Ronaldo isn’t – Ronaldinho

But the ex-Brazil star admits the Real Madrid talisman is a “very complete player”.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit

“[Children] read books about Messi and watch his games through the Internet.”

Liverpool set to sign the ‘Irish Messi’ – reports

After scoring seven goals in a trial game in Spain, Zak Gilsenan drew comparisons to the superstar.

# lionel-messi - Monday 1 December, 2014

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POLL: Who deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or?

Should Cristiano Ronaldo make it back-to-back victories or would you prefer to see it go elsewhere?

Neuer joins Ronaldo and Messi as three Ballon d’Or finalists

The Bayern Munich goalkeeper is up against the La Liga pair for world player of the year.

Messi struck by bottle after Barcelona’s winning goal, gets booked for protesting

The Argentine was hit by an object thrown by the Valencia support after Sergio Busquets had scored in the 94th minute.

# lionel-messi - Friday 28 November, 2014

Real Madrid aren’t happy with Michel Platini’s latest Ballon d’Or comments

Platini wants one of Germany’s World Cup heroes to win the big prize next January.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 27 November, 2014

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.

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