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Archives: Lionel Messi

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

Messi Can Stake His Claim As World’s Best With World Cup Victory For Argentina

Posted on by Adam Williams
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As the World Cup quarterfinals come to a finish today, we have already seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole Spanish side falter in the Group Stage. No Ronaldo and no Spain opens the door for Lionel Messi … Continue reading

WATCH Messi Score 2 Goals To Put Argentina 2-1 In the Lead In First Half Against Nigeria [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Leo Messi has done it again. Argentina’s star player scored two goals in the first half of the World Cup game against Nigeria to break the hearts of the African giants. There’s still 45 minutes left to play in the … Continue reading

Messi Can Only Rescue Argentina So Many Times Before They Slip Up in the World Cup

Posted on by Juan Arango
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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL — Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero was one of the heroes for the Albiceleste on Saturday against Iran. Yet when he addressed the media, all his plaudits went in the direction of his captain. “The little guy rubbed the … Continue reading

LISTEN to Argentina Radio Commentator Go Mental After Messi Scores Winner [AUDIO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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No matter what language you speak, you have to listen to the following commentary on Argentina radio from Saturday’s match after Leo Messi scored the wondergoal in the 91st minute to help Argentina defeat Iran 1-0. The commentator starts out … Continue reading