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Archives: Lionel Messi

For Manuel Neuer To Win Ballon d’Or, Something Truly Exceptional Has To Happen Says Buffon

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus shot stopper Gianluigi Buffon believes that something “truly exceptional” would have to happen in order for German international and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to win the 2014 Ballon d’Or. In an interview with FIFA.com, the Italy international tipped Real … Continue reading

Barcelona Weathered The Early Storm But Luis Enrique Expects More Struggles

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Heading into his side’s Champions League Group F match against APOEL today (live on FOX Soccer 2GO at 2:45pm ET for viewers in the US), manager Luis Enrique has confessed that Barcelona had a momentary drop in form following their 3-1 defeat … Continue reading

Manchester City Manager Pellegrini Dismisses Leo Messi Rumors

Posted on by PA Sport
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed “rumors” that the club could attempt to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Messi’s future at Barca has been the subject of recent speculation despite the Argentinian’s hero status at the Nou Camp and … Continue reading

Ronaldo Denies Using Obscene Nickname When Referring To Lionel Messi

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to his Facebook account to deny claims that he has an obscene nickname for Lionel Messi. Tensions between the two players have long been the subject of speculation. In his new book about Messi, Spanish football expert … Continue reading

Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, … Continue reading

11 Most Entertaining Pitch Invaders In Soccer History [VIDEO]

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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The pitch invasion. Once a rare spectacle that would often be mentioned by commentators or pundits, but hardly ever seen. Here in the UK, cameras would pan to other areas of the ground or cut back to the studio. The … Continue reading

Eden Hazard And The Case Of Winning The Ballon d’Or One Day

Posted on by James Ferrier
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“I want to be the best; I hope one day I can win the Ballon d’Or, maybe not now but if I work every day and take pleasure from my game then why not?” Following his Player of the Season … Continue reading

Two Reasons Why La Liga Should Be Very Worried About Barcelona This Season

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Heading into the international break, Barcelona are undefeated and sit on top of La Liga’s table with nineteen points after seven matches. Thus far, the only blemish on the Spanish giants’ domestic schedule was a nil-nil draw against Malaga. The … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Faces Tax Evasion Trial After Appeal Denied

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Lionel Messi is to face a trial for alleged tax evasion after a Spanish court rejected the Barcelona star’s appeal against his prosecution. Messi and his father Jorge are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of more than £3.1 million ($5 … Continue reading

Spain’s ‘Big Three’ Are Separating Themselves From The Rest of La Liga

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It should surprise no one that this season’s title challengers in La Liga would come from the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique spent the summer green-lighting moves for some … Continue reading

La Liga Could Turn Into One-Horse Race, As Messi and Neymar Partnership Heats Up

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It is still very early in the Spanish season, but Barcelona are giving every indication that there is going to be no repeat of last year’s up-and-down performances. For all the questions regarding the La Liga giants’ defence, Luis Enrique’s … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Suffers Leg Injury In Barcelona’s 1-0 Win Against Villarreal

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, suffered a leg muscle injury as confirmed by his club FC Barcelona after their 1-0 win at Villarreal earlier today. He will undergo further testing on Monday to judge the severity of the injury. “The former … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Didn’t Deserve to Win the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup

Posted on by Juan Arango
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The free-kick in the dying moments of extra time saw Lionel Messi in a position where he could etch himself into immortality. He was not going to win the match at that point, but if he had scored, Argentina could … Continue reading

Messi’s Lack of Respect to Alejandro Sabella Ends Sour Night For Argentina

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The inevitable question of Leo Messi’s greatness will surely start after Argentina’s 1-0 loss in extra time to Germany. Despite a few flashes of greatness during the final game in the 2014 World Cup, Messi was a shadow of himself … Continue reading

Messi Must Seize His Date With Destiny, Just As Diego Maradona Did 28 Years Ago

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The comparisons between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona can be a little tiresome, but they’re understandably natural. Both supreme masters of their craft, both Argentinean No.10’s, both left-footed, both deistic figures for their compatriots. And on the cusp of the … Continue reading

WATCH Trailer For ‘Messi: The Movie’ [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Leo Messi will be hitting the silver screen soon when his film, “Messi: The Movie,” will be released in movie theaters and, later, on TV screens worldwide. Directed by Spaniard Alex de la Iglesia, the part-film, part-documentary, takes viewers on … Continue reading

The Contenders to Win the Golden Ball Trophy At World Cup 2014

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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With only four matches left in another glorious edition of the World Cup, a new champion of the tournament will be crowned soon. Another competition is heating up in Brazil as the Golden Ball is still up for the taking. … Continue reading

Argentina 1-0 Belgium Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Supporting Cast Finally Shine, But Albiceleste Still Lack Balance

Posted on by Matt Jones
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You are crying since Italy (World Cup 1990) ‘till today! You are going to see Messi! The World Cup will be ours! And Maradona is greater than Pele! That’s a rough translation of the last few lines of a song … Continue reading