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Archives: Lionel Messi

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

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