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Archives: Lionel Messi

Messi Hat-Trick Leaves Barca At Copa Quarter Doorstep

Posted on by Juan Arango

Three years ago, Ronaldinho walked off the pitch to a standing ovation at the Santiago Bernabéu.  On Tuesday night,the feat was repeated but at the Vicente Calderón by Lionel Messi.  This has become his tournament where he has shown almost … Continue reading

La Liga’s Winter XI

Posted on by Juan Arango

There is only one person in the starting XI under the sticks- Iker. Things have not changed much for him. With a suspect backline Iker Casillas is the one that saves Madrid’s hide time after time after time.   He … Continue reading

Double-Talk On Messi

Posted on by Juan Arango

There has been quite a deal of talk about Lio Messi.   Between the fans and media from both sides of the Atlantic is just seems like they are talking out of both sides of their mouth.  They seem to want … Continue reading

Maradona Slams Messi

Posted on by Juan Arango

You can criticize his political leanings or the way he lived his life.  Yet when it comes to telling the truth he never backs down.  Diego Maradona will compliment you the same way he will criticize you. var iamInit = … Continue reading

Basile Makes Call-Up

Posted on by Juan Arango

Argentine national coach Alfio Basile called up his 23 men to face Peru and Paraguay in September. There were two surprises on this list as Internacional´s Andrés D´Alessandro and Porto’s Ángel Di Maria were called up for duty. This left … Continue reading

Angel of Gold

Posted on by Juan Arango

The man of the past 24 hours within the Argentine national team was Ángel Di Maria. He was being inquired about by Real Madrid and then Barcelona but he quickly quashed any speculation as he mentioned that he would remain … Continue reading

Champions League End of Season Awards

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

So, here we go with my version of the 2007-2008 Champions League awards. The English clubs dominate the awards here but I did single out some players from teams that were knocked out earlier in the competition as they gave … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United: Post Game Thoughts

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This was more of the game everyone wanted to see. Not loaded with chances but a very dramatic tilt as United clung to their one goal lead with some desperate defending as they dropped everyone into their own half to … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United: Catanaccio be Damned!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After a strangely defensive match at the Nou Camp in which they seemed to adopt a catenaccio mindset, United will look to get back to their usual attacking approach. At the Nou Camp, United appeared content to hope for something … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United Preview: Champagne Wishes

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Unlike the comedy of errors that Chelsea and Liverpool managed to produce in their first leg match, I have sky-high expectations for the Barcelona – Manchester United match. Barca will look to salvage something from what has been a bit … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Scores The Goal of the Decade

Posted on by Christopher Harris

When Barcelona faced Liverpool in the Champions League several weeks ago, they should be glad that Lionel Messi wasn’t in the type of form that he’s now. That’s because he’s scored one of the goals of the decade thus far … Continue reading