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Archives: Lionel Messi

Barcelona official blasts current and former players; reveals club secrets

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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During an interview with the Catalan Newspaper Regio 7, Carles Rexach criticized the eating habits of Lionel Messi, the managerial skills of Luis Enrique, passed judgement on current and former Barcelona players while revealing some club secrets. The interview took place last … Continue reading

Lionel Messi looks to overcome his poor scoring record in England

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has dominated the vast majority of competition he has faced across the globe. But there is one place where the Argentine has had a particularly difficult time finding the back of the net – England. Messi has … Continue reading

Luis Enrique coy when asked if he will rest players prior to Manchester City

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique would not tip his hand when asked if he would rest players against Malaga, prior to his side’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg match versus Manchester City next week. The Barcelona boss, who overlooked first-team training … Continue reading

Luis Enrique poised to break Pep Guardiola’s consecutive win record at Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Since falling 1-0 to Real Sociedad, Barcelona have now won 11 straight matches in all competitions and closed the gap on league leaders Real Madrid to a single point. Following yesterday’s 5-0 win over Levante, manager Luis Enrique was informed … Continue reading

Rejuvenated Lionel Messi leading Barcelona’s title charge

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Since making his debut for Barcelona in October 2004, Lionel Messi has mesmerized fans across the globe with his unearthly skills on the pitch. His individual performances have earned him four World Player of the Year awards (Ballon d’Or); and … Continue reading

Lionel Messi and Luis Enrique had words but are friendly, says Gerard Pique

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique shed some light on the reported rocky relationship between manager Luis Enrique and star man, Lionel Messi, during an interview with the Spanish radio show El Partido de las 12. The two were understood to have … Continue reading

Messi, Suarez and Neymar doubling numbers of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona’s front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar (MSN) have doubled the production of Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo (BBC) so far in 2015. During this latest stretch, Barcelona’s MSN have scored 24 … Continue reading

Lionel Messi and Luis Enrique harmony benefits Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique claims his side’s recent form has nothing to do with the reported fall-out between himself and Lionel Messi following La Blaugrana’s 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad during the first week of January. Speaking after La Blaugrana’s … Continue reading

Watch Messi, Suarez and Neymar star in new Barcelona commercial [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Barcelona superstars Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar star in a brand-new commercial from FC Barcelona and Qatar Airways as the trio of players, along with their teammates, travel around the world and get up to a whole lot of … Continue reading

Lionel Messi on fire since being benched against Real Sociedad

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Enrique started an enormous storm when he decided to start Lionel Messi on the bench against Real Sociedad during Barcelona’s match following the winter break. The manager was already being questioned about his decision-making and tactics during the club’s … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Admits Rivalry With Messi Plays A Role In His Motivation

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Cristiano Ronaldo admitted today that the personal competition between himself and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi plays a role in his desire to become the best player in the history of the sport, per an article published in France Football. During the … Continue reading

Messi, Neymar and Suarez Are Beginning To Fire On All Cylinders at Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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There was great anticipation around the Camp Nou heading into the this season. Barcelona’s summer signing of Luis Suarez from Liverpool meant the Catalan club had a potential starting eleven which could boast the talents of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez all … Continue reading

France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today’s 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST). Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Deal to Chelsea Is Impossible Says Premier League Club

Posted on by PA Sport
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Chelsea have distanced themselves from the prospect of making a £500million move for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The Barclays Premier League leaders have been linked with Messi following claims in Spain this week that the 27-year-old’s relationship with Barca coach … Continue reading

Luis Enrique Insists He Has Not Been Handed An Ultimatum From Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking ahead of his side’s Copa del Rey first leg against Elche, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has denied claims that he has been handed an ultimatum by club officials. It has been reported that Enrique was told he needed to … Continue reading

Chelsea Contact Messi’s Father Amid Growing Concerns Of His Son’s Happiness At Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to the Catalan radio station RAC1, Chelsea have contact Jorge Messi, father of Lionel Messi, to gain a better understanding of the player’s situation at Barcelona. For the past few months, speculation has grown that the relationship between Messi and manager Luis … Continue reading

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