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  • A Messi masterclass

    Lionel Messi pledged at the start of the season to bring "that beautiful cup" back to the Camp Nou and on the evidence of Wednesday night, few would bet against him.

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    ‘Messi not at Pele, Maradona’s level’

    Former Brazil playmaker Zico believes that Lionel Messi’s international record counts against him in the debate over whether the Barcelona star is at the same level as the legendary Pele and Diego Maradona.

  • Muhammad Yunus meets Lionel Messi

    Yunus meets Messi at Barca training ground

    Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met with Lionel Messi and other FC Barcelona players on November 14 at the club’s Joan Gamper training ground for an exclusive exchange of greetings. Yunus talked to Messi and even asked him to come to Bangladesh.

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    Leo Messi returns to training

    Lionel Messi is now back in training with the first-team, though he still has some mobility issues, and is thus unlikely to feature in the Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.

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    ‘Even Messi would struggle in current Man United side’

    Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team and that the struggling club are being laughed at by their rivals.

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    Messi saw something in Brazilian Arthur Melo

    There have been a lot of clamouring for an ‘organizing midfielder’ at Barca even with the presence of Ivan Rakitic after midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez moved to Qatar. Xavi was the cornerstone of everything that Barcelona did on the pitch and as the team’s ‘metronome’ he dictated the tempo with which the team will play.

  • Maestro Messi lights up Wembley as Barca sink Spurs

    Lionel Messi lifted Barcelona out of their recent malaise with a magical display as his side beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group B clash at Wembley on Wednesday.

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    ‘He is clearly not a human being’

    Former Barcelona, Tottenham and England forward Gary Linekar has heaped praise on Lionel Messi before Barcelona’s Champions League tie against his former club Tottenham.

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    Maradona tells Messi to quit Argentina national team

    Lionel Messi has not revealed his plans with the national team and had decided to sit out games, opting only to inform national team interim coach Lionel Scaloni about his plans, who himself had previously admitted that he was waiting for Messi to come back to the national team at some point.

  • Lionel Messi absent from the list of FIFA best player award 2018

    Messi absent from list

    Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for the FIFA's men's player of the year award on Monday as his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo was named alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah.

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    ‘They won’t win a game if Messi quits’

    Lionel Messi decided to take a temporary break from Argentina national team with several media reports claiming that he will not be available for the national team this year.

  • Messi-Pogba

    Messi is going to continue to be the best, says Pogba

    French midfielder Paul Pogba says that Lionel Messi will continue being the best and forever remain in the minds of football lovers.

  • Messi remains Club King

    Messi remains Club King

    With hands on hips, eyes bleary and lips quivering, he looks on after losing another crunch match.

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    Messi, Ronaldo a win away from quarterfinal showdown

    Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could face off in the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup given both Argentina and Portugal defeat Round of 16 opponents France and Uruguay respectively.

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    Cheers, only for now

    Lionel Messi lives on in the World Cup, at least for another match in Russia.

  • Lionel Messi and Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli

    ‘We suffer when Messi doesn’t feel secure’

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli had words of praise for all his players but especially for his captain and star man Lionel Messi after their victory against Nigeria which ensured that the Albiceleste avoided an embarrassing Group Stage exit.

  • Argentina vs Nigeria

    Marvellous way to progress: Messi

    A relieved Lionel Messi believes Argentina deserve their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after being saved by Marcos Rojo's late winner against Nigeria as they avoided an embarrassing group-stage exit.

  • Messi will not retire without winning World Cup

    Messi will not retire without winning a World Cup

    After Argentina's terrible start to the World Cup, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has declared that he is ready to fight in order to qualify for the round of 16 and confirmed that he will not retire without having won the World Cup.

  • Messi needs to get angry

    Messi needs to get angry

    Regardless of what happens to Argentina at this World Cup, Lionel Messi needs to free himself of the burden of being the Albiceleste’s only hope and play his own game – with the ferocity we have come to expect from the Barcelona great.

  • Lionel Messi’s Bangladeshi fans

    Messi posts video on Bangladeshi fans

    Argentine star Lionel Messi’s official Facebook page posted a video, that includes Bangladeshi fans who support and express their love for Messi as well as Argentina for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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    Croatia’s secret weapon to stop Messi

    Croatia are obviously going to have a scheme to thwart Argentina captain Lionel Messi from having as little influence in the outcome of the match as possible. However, the schemes to work, their needs to be ideas.

  • Argentina need to sort things out

    The Spartak Moscow Arena turned into a theatre of dreams for World Cup debutants Iceland when they held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

  • Lionel Messi the star attraction

    Messi the star attraction

    Around 400 eager fans turned out at Argentina's World Cup base camp to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi and his teammates at an open training session.

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    Argentina’s secret weapon at the Russia World Cup

    Standing at 167 cm, Cristian Pavon can turn out to be Messi’s best helper at the upcoming Russia World Cup.

  • Lionel Messi and Neymar

    Messi: Neymar joining Real Madrid would be a terrible blow

    Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi says that PSG forward and former Barca teammate Neymar joining Real Madrid would be a bad blow for his club.

  • Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Messi, Ronaldo reach combined total of 1000 goals

    Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo hit a combined total of 1,000 goals for Barcelona and Real Madrid after both score in the latest clasico fixture.

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    ‘Messi should not play for Barcelona again this season’

    Argentina’s former defender Oscar Ruggeri, a world cup winner with the national team, suggests that Lionel Messi should not feature in any more Barcelona games this season and instead focus on his preparation for the World Cup in Russia.

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    A case of Messi-dependence

    Media reflects on a Barcelona's Messi-dependence after the team failed to get past the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League three years in a row.

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    Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak

    Barcelona equal the record longest unbeaten run in La Liga history as a Lionel Messi hat-trick inspire the runaway leaders to a 3-1 win over Leganes to make it 38 league games unbeaten.

  • Lionel Messi absent from the list of FIFA best player award 2018

    “An Argentina-Spain final will be great but only if we win”

    Lionel Messi feels that an Argentina-Spain World Cup final would be special as Spain are strong favourite to win the tournament.

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