Messi

Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at "corrupt" tournament organisers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa...

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Ronaldo, Messi lead Ballon d'Or nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled on Monday for the 2017 Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award.

August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017

I'll give you the Ballon d'Or, Messi told Neymar

Lionel Messi reportedly promised that he would make Neymar a Ballon d'Or winner if he stayed back at the Camp Nou.

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

‘Inconsistency cost Barcelona title’

Barcelona's inconsistency over the season had cost them the La Liga title, coach Luis Enrique says.

April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017

'Japanese Messi' sets record

Japanese media hailed wonderkid Takefusa Kubo on Sunday after he became the youngest scorer in the J-League at 15 with a strike for FC Tokyo's under-23 side.

April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017

Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

Lionel Messi kept Barcelona's title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain's top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend's El...

April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017

‘Argentina will reach World Cup’

Lionel Messi's faltering Argentina team will reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia despite their precarious position in the qualifiers, sacked coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday.

April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017

Dybala hits double as Juve stun Barcelona

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scores a delightful first-half double to eclipse illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus record a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their...

April 8, 2017
April 8, 2017

Italian doctor rescues Messi

Lionel Messi "cried tears of frustration" in his battle to beat vomiting urges and muscle problems, says the Italian doctor who claims he revamped the Barcelona striker's lifestyle...

April 3, 2017
April 3, 2017

Squads win titles

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique paid tribute to his squad's strength in depth after they won 4-1 at Granada on Sunday without suspended talisman and La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi to stay on...

March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017

New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and...