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Football gossip: Mane, Messi, Ronaldo, Beckham, Sanchez, Suarez

Real Madrid want Mane, Beckham dreams of Messi or Ronaldo, Sanchez could join Juventus, plus more.
Tags: Football, Real Madrid, Juventus, Messi, Mane Messi Ronaldo Beckham Sanchez Suarez, Mane Beckham, Ronaldo Sanchez


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


Good for Man United: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is injured

Barcelona vs Man United Man United were drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal draw on Friday. Man United welcome Barcelona to Old Trafford on April 10. The return leg in the Camp Nou is on April 16. Barcelona, who beat Lyon in the last round, are on course to win the La Liga title once again. As for the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are battling to finish the Premier League campaign in the top four. Luis Suarez is injured vs Real Betis Will Luis Suarez be avai...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Liverpool, Manchester, Old Trafford, Luis Suarez, Messi, Barca, Lyon, Gary Neville, Camp Nou, United


Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

The little magician had the Real Betis fans applauding him after he struck a magnificent treble against them on Sunday.
Tags: Messi, Real Betis, Betis


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


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


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


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


Barcelona vs Juventus: Leo Messi hails ‘awesome & magical’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona vs Juventus Barcelona and Juventus are the last remaining sides for Spain and Italy in the Champions League draw. Barcelona cruised through to the final eight in midweek with a 5-2 home win over Lyon. As for Juventus, they claimed their spot following a tremendous 3-0 comeback against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo stole the plaudits for Juve. The Portuguese striker scored a hat-trick to complete a 3-2 aggregate win. Leo Messi scored twice and chipped in with two assist...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Liverpool, Italy, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Cristiano, Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez, Messi


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


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


Liverpool sees off Bayern Munich as Messi inspires Barcelona

As the political uncertainty surrounding the UK's future relationship with Europe shows no sign of reaching a resolution, Liverpool, like all three of its Premier League rivals, just can't get enough of the continent's most prestigious tournament.
Tags: Europe, UK, Barcelona, Cnn, Premier League, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Messi


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


Gerard Pique speaks out over Barcelona fans booing Philippe Coutinho: ‘It is what it is’

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has provided his backing to teammate Philippe Coutinho, on the back of the Brazilian’s latest disappointing showing. Barcelona 3-1 Rayo Barca welcomed Rayo Vallecano to the Camp Nou last night, for a La Liga clash. Ernesto Valverde’s men headed into proceedings having had their lead atop the Spanish top-fight cut to just 4 points earlier in the day, after Atletico Madrid put Leganes to the sword by a goal to nil. The Blaugrana, though, took another step towards ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, Messi, Gerard Pique, Barca, Camp Nou, United, Suarez


Messi and Suarez lead Barca to Rayo victory

Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might have been rested but instead both played and scored as Barcelona came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, ahead of their crunch Champions League... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Messi, Madrid, Barca, Suarez, Rayo Vallecano, Afp, Rayo


Messi returns to Argentina’s national team for friendlies

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi is back with Argentina’s national team. The five-time world player of the year was called up by interim Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Thursday for a pair of friendly matches ahead of this year’s Copa America in Brazil. Argentina will play Venezuela on March 22 in Madrid and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Venezuela, Messi, Madrid, Copa América, Buenos Aires Argentina, Brazil Argentina, Lionel Scaloni


Messi back for Argentina after eight month absence

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi was named in the Argentina squad Thursday for the first time since the World Cup, ending a self-imposed eight month exile. Interim coach Lionel Scaloni named the five-time World... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Messi, Buenos Aires, Afp, Lionel Scaloni


Official: Lionel Messi returns to Argentina squad

Argentina’s squad for the country’s upcoming friendlies with Venezuela and Morocco has been announced this afternoon, with Lionel Messi present. Argentine legend Messi, Argentina’s all-team leading goalscorer, has appeared for his country on 128 occasions, the latest of which came during last summer’s World Cup. The Albiceleste fell to a 4-3 defeat to eventual champions France in the tournament’s last-16 in Russia, with the Barcelona talisman having since made himself unavailable for selection...
Tags: France, Russia, Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Morocco, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Venezuela, Luis Suarez, Messi, Paulo Dybala, ESTES, Albiceleste, Bartomeu