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Rejuvenated Lionel Messi leading Barcelona’s title charge

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 his leadership has directed Barcelona to three Champions League titles, two […]

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

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 goals and added 18 assists; as compared to the 10 goals […]

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

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 extensive interview with the bi-weekly French magazine, the Real Madrid […]

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

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 Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel […]

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Lionel Messi Deal to Chelsea Is Impossible Says Premier League Club

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 Luis Enrique has broken down. Assistant-coach Steve Holland believes the […]

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

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 Enrique is fractured and has disintegrated beyond repair. Those reports were […]

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

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 Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to take home his second-consecutive award […]

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Barcelona Weathered The Early Storm But Luis Enrique Expects More Struggles

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 to Real Madrid in late October. Questions about the manager’s […]

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Manchester City Manager Pellegrini Dismisses Leo Messi Rumors

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 his phenomenal goalscoring record. The 27-year-old scored a hat-trick against […]

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

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, the Netherlands, to the World Cup final, right through to […]

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