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Messi trains with Argentina for the first time since World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi trains with the Argentina squad for the first time since the World Cup in Russia
Tags: News, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Messi


Lionel Messi applauded by rival fans after 'extraordinary' hattrick

Sometimes, a football great has to be applauded -- even if he has helped put your team to the sword.
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We are blessed to be in Messi's era - Valverde

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde believes everyone is blessed to be living through Lionel Messi's era as a player.
Tags: News, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Ernesto Valverde, Valverde


Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

Madrid (AFP) – Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Madrid, Real Betis, Afp, Betis


Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward's superb hat-trick sees off Real Betis

Lionel Messi scores a superb hat-trick as Barcelona avenge their defeat by Real Betis earlier in the season to move 10 points clear at the top of La Liga.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Real Betis


Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

Madrid (AFP) – Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Madrid, Real Betis, Afp, Betis


‘The best there ever was’: Fans react to Lionel Messi’s staggering hat-trick vs Real Betis

Viewers of the meeting between Real Betis and Barcelona have flooded to social media this evening, to wax lyrical about Lionel Messi. Betis vs Barca Barcelona travelled to the Benito Villamarín Stadium a short time ago, for a La Liga matchup. The Blaugrana headed into proceedings aware that a victory would see them open up a hefty 10-point lead atop the Spanish top-flight table, after Atletico Madrid followed their Champions League elimination during the week with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Soccer, La Liga, Raheem Sterling, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Messi, Barca, Lyon, Athletic Bilbao


Lionel Messi steals goalkeeper's soul with inch-perfect free kick in his direction (video)

We've run out of ways to describe Lionel Messi's brilliance, but every now and then he extends a helping hand to give us more. In the 18th minute of Sunday's La Liga match at Real Betis, Lionel Messi hit a free kick so pure there wasn't a single thing goalkeeper Pau López could do about it (via BeIN Sport): Watch that again. López shades toward Messi's right in an attempt to entice him to shoot that way.
Tags: News, Soccer, La Liga, Lionel Messi, Messi, Lopez, Pau Lopez


Ronaldo and Messi - Kings of the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi starred for their respective clubs to reach the quarter-finals.
Tags: News, Soccer, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi Kings


Manchester United vs. Barcelona highlights Champions League quarterfinals draw

NYON, Switzerland — A new generation of Manchester United players will have to get through Barcelona to win the Champions League. And Lionel Messi will still be there. United was drawn Friday to face Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals, hosting the first leg on April 10. Also Friday, Tottenham was drawn to face Manchester City in an all-English pairing, Liverpool will face Porto, and Ajax will meet Juventus. The first legs will be played April 9-10, with the return games April 16-17....
Tags: London, Sports, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Wembley Stadium, Amsterdam, Manchester, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Portugal


Liverpool & Man United fans mixed reactions to Champions League draw

Champions League quarter-final draw The 2018/19 Champions League quarter-final draw took place on Friday, March 15th. After Man City smashed Schalke and Liverpool beat Bayern earlier this week, it was the first time since 2009 that England had four teams in the UCL quarter-final draw. Also, after Arsenal and Chelsea made it through the Europe League round of 16 on Thursday, it was the first time since 1971 that England have had six teams in European quarter-finals. Six English clubs in the qua...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Guinea, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Raphael, Uefa, Messi


Champions League Quarter-Finals: Man United v Barcelona Headlines Ties

The Champions League quarter-final draw threw up some mouthwatering clashes with Tottenham and Manchester City to do battle and Manchester United to take on Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates will play Ajax, who eliminated Real Madrid in the previous round, while Liverpool will be relieved to have drawn Porto for a place in the semi-finals. The first legs will be played on April 9 and 10, the second legs on April 16 and 17. United will play the first leg of their tie at O...
Tags: City, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Rome, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, La Liga, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester, Spurs, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson


Lionel Messi’s stellar record vs English clubs resurfaces following Man United draw

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s superb goalscoring record versus sides from the Premier League has resurfaced online this afternoon, on the back of he and the Blaugrana being drawn against Manchester United in the Champions League. Man United vs Barcelona The draw for the quarter-finals of Europe’s top club competition was held this morning. The 8 clubs included in proceedings were Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Juventus, Barcelona, Ajax and Porto. And, when all w...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Messi, Romelu Lukaku, Porto, United, Red Devils


“Ronaldo’s an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius” – Capello

Fabio Capello is team Messi Former England boss Fabio Capello has claimed while Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has made himself a champion’, Lionel Messi ‘is a genius’. It’s been a big week for both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Both players faced crunch Champions League clashes against Atletico Madrid and Lyon and needed to step up. Safe to say, both players did just that. Meanwhile, Messi took centre stage as Barcelona thrashed Lyon 5-1, securing their place in the next round. Now, that age-old d...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sky, Juventus, Fabio Capello, Atletico Madrid, Messi, Ac Milan, Lyon, Atletico, Allianz Stadium


Everyone praises Olivier Giroud after perfect Chelsea hat-trick

Olivier Giroud – Top Europa League goalscorer Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is getting all the plaudits on Thursday evening after scoring a perfect hat-trick against Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League. Despite criticism of Maurizio Sarri over the past few months, Chelsea have really gone through the gears in the Europa League. The Blues have only conceded four goals during the entire tournament and have confidently seen off any team that stood in their way. Their latest impressive performance ca...
Tags: England, France, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Drogba, Olivier Giroud, Messi, Chelsea FC, Sevilla, William Hill


“Home we smash them”: Evra reveals pre-Atletico Ronaldo messages

Ronaldo confident as always Patrice Evra has released his conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo before Juventus’ incredible comeback victory over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Juventus were 2-0 down in the first leg thanks to goals from Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin. Diego Simeone also caught the headlines after his incredible cojones celebration.  Then, Ronaldo trolled Atletico Madrid of their lack of Champions League trophies which caused a bit of a storm.  That meant that the second leg was...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Messi, Leo Messi, Atletico, Soo, Patrice Evra, Evra, Allianz Stadium


Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights. Ronaldo captured the attention of the soccer world on Tuesday when he scored a hat trick to lead Juventus past Atletico Madrid and into the Champions League quarterfinals. Not to be […]
Tags: News, Sports, Soccer, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Messi, Barcelona Spain


Messi mission on course after masterclass against Lyon

Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi pledged at the start of the season to bring “that beautiful cup” back to the Camp Nou and on the evidence of Wednesday night, few would bet against him. Barcelona’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Lyon, Camp Nou, Afp, Barcelona AFP


Messi and Ronaldo continue to do special things - Genesio

Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio hailed the respective performances of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their last-16 matches in the Champions League.
Tags: News, Soccer, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Lyon, Bruno Genesio


Anything Cristiano can do... Messi reminds Europe he is Ronaldo's equal

Anything you can do, I can do better. Why Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need to compete with each other to keep the greatest rivalry in football history alive.
Tags: Europe, News, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano, Messi


Do Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo thrive on each other's magic?

Anything you can do, I can do better. Why Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need to compete with each other to keep the greatest rivalry in football history alive.
Tags: Sport, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo


Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a 12th consecutive season on Wednesday. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Luis Suarez ensured Barcelona was up 2-0 by halftime by earning a penalty converted by […]
Tags: News, Sports, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Messi, Lyon, Barcelona Spain


Messi inspires five-goal Barca to win over Lyon

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona reach the Champions League quarter-finals for a record 12th consecutive year with a win over Lyon.
Tags: News, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Messi, Barca, Lyon


Messi proves too much for Lyon as Barcelona reach Champions League quarters

Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Lyon, Afp, Barcelona AFP, Lyon as Barcelona


Barcelona 5-1 Lyon: Lionel Messi scores twice as Catalans progress in Champions League

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona reach the Champions League quarter-finals for a record 12th consecutive year with a win over Lyon.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Lyon


Rice in, Maddison out: Reaction to England’s latest squad

Some interesting selections from Gareth Southgate Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the games against Czech Republic and Montenegro at the end of the month has been announced. It’s been a little while since an international break and there has been plenty of English performances since then. It was actually back in November when England last played and a lot has changed since then. First of all, Declan Rice declared himself available for England selection after ending his association with the...
Tags: Europe, England, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Premier League, Republic Of Ireland, Lionel Messi, West Ham, Leicester, Crystal Palace, Kyle Walker, Saints, Ali, Memphis Depay, Montenegro


Being Barca president: Life after Lionel Messi, delivering Frenkie De Jong & leaving a lasting legacy

BBC Sport goes behind the scenes with FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, exploring what it takes to be in charge at one of the biggest teams in world football.
Tags: News, Lionel Messi, Barca, Fc Barcelona, BBC Sport, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Frenkie de Jong


Hat-trick hero Ronaldo goads Atletico with Simeone crotch-grabbing celebration

Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday with a spectacular hat-trick, and then goaded his old enemy Atletico Madrid by mimicking Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing celebration on front of the Spanish fans. The 34-year-old Portuguese superstar scored two headers and a late penalty to clinch a place in Friday’s last-eight draw with a dominant display and 3-2 aggregate victory by the Italian champions in Turin. After scoring the deci...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Turin, Diego Simeone, Afp, Atletico, Former Real Madrid, Simeone


Official: Jordi Alba pens new Barcelona deal

La Liga giants Barcelona have this afternoon confirmed that defender Jordi Alba has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club. Barcelona stint Alba, 29, has been on the books of Barca since 2012, when he joined the club from fellow La Liga outfit Valencia. And the stopper has since gone on to develop into one of the finest attack-minded full-backs in world football, with his lung-busting runs up and down the Blaugrana’s left flank having long-proven crucial to the fortunes of the Spanis...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez, Gerard Pique, Barca, Camp Nou, United, Philippe Coutinho, Valencia, Jordi Alba, Fc Barcelona, Athletic Club, Alba


5 things...Messi leading Europe in more ways than one

Lionel Messi has the goals and the most assists of any player in the top five European leagues.
Tags: Europe, News, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi