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Barcelona, Real Madrid knocked out of Copa del Rey

Bilbao: Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Sociedad booked their places in the semifinals ..

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Ballon dO'r winner Messi's one big dream remains elusive
Lionel Messi has won Ballon d'Or a record six times
Lionel Messi wins Ballon d'Or for record sixth time
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Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Ballon d'Or awards

Barcelona could have done more to bring Neymar back: Lionel Messi

Barcelona: Barcelona star Lionel Messi feels that the Catalan side did not go all out to bring Neymar back to the club after negotiations ..

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Lionel Messi free to leave at end of season: Barcelona president

London: Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed rumours of a clause in Lionel Messi's contract that will allow him ..

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Virgil van Dijk and Lucy Bronze named UEFA Players of the Year

Monaco: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has been named 2019 UEFA Men's Player of the Year, beating superstars Lionel Messi and ..


Messi banned for three months after CONMEBOL 'corruption' outburst

Asuncion: Argentina star Lionel Messi was banned from playing for his national team for three months and fined $50,000 on Friday by ..

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Messi handed fine, one-match suspension

London: Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been handed a fine of $1,500 for his inflamatory comments about CONMEBOL -- South America's ..


Messi, Medel get red as Argentina beats Chile to finish 3rd in Copa America

Sao Paulo: Lionel Messi was shown only the second red card of his career as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in a hot-tempered Copa America ..

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Want to win something with Argentina in my career: Messi

Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi has told of his burning desire to win a major trophy with Argentina as the Albiceleste bid to end a 26-year ..


Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear

Madrid: Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called "monstrous", as Barcelona ..

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Barca's Messi receives La Liga top-scorer, MVP awards

Barcelona: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi on Monday received La Liga's top-scorer award, known as the "pichichi," for ..


Barcelona begin life without Messi as Inter visit Camp Nou

Madrid: FC Barcelona will face up to "life without Leo" when they entertain Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday ..


Tests confirm Messi suffers broken arm

Madrid: FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi looks certain to miss next weekend's 'Clasico' as his side entertain Real Madrid ..


Won't pressurise Messi to return: AFA

Buenos Aires (Argentina): Claiming that Lionel Messi has given Argentina much more than he has received in return, Argentine Football ..


Messi named FC Barcelona captain for new season

Barcelona: Spanish football giants FC Barcelona on Friday named Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as their captain, replacing Andres ..

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Let Messi have time to think about national team: AFA

Buenos Aires: Argentine Soccer Federation (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has called on fans to give superstar FC Barcelona forward Lionel ..


Messi regrets missing penalty against Iceland

Moscow:Argentine superstar Lionel Messi said he regretted having squandered a second-half penalty try that could have led his team ..

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Messi follows Malayali on Instagram; Fans surprised

Football legend Lionel Messi has umpteen fans around the globe who follow him on social media just to convey their admiration for him ..

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Lionel Messi set for 600th Barcelona appearance

Madrid: Lionel Messi will make his 600th official appearance for FC Barcelona when they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday ..

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Messi scores 4 in Barca's 6-1 win against Eibar

Barcelona: Lionel Messi's four goals led FC Barcelona to a 6-1 victory here over Eibar to leave the Catalan club in sole possession ..


Messi stars in Barcelona's win over Juventus

Madrid: Argentine star Leo Messi took his time to get into the game but was the architect of FC Barcelona's excellent 3-0 win over ..


Messi bids farewell to Neymar

Barcelona: FC Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi on Wednesday bid farewell to teammate and "friend" Neymar after the Catalan ..

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Messi pens three-year contract extension with Barcelona

Barcelona: FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi will stay with the club until 2021, the Calatan giants said in a statement on Wednesday. ..

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Chhetri topples Rooney in highest active scorers' list

New Delhi: India football team skipper Sunil Chhetri has now overtaken England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as the fourth ..


Argentine town braces for Messi's wedding

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi's Argentine hometown is preparing to host footballing and showbiz celebrities when he marries childhood ..


Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona: reports

Madrid: FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed to a new contract which will see his earnings increase to 30 million ..

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Woh, wait! Who is the real Messi? Iranians ask

Tehran: Iranian student Reza Parastesh looks so much like his sporting hero Lionel Messi that it almost landed him in jail for disrupting ..

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Messi to play remaining World Cup qualifiers as ban lifted

ZURICH: Argentina captain Lionel Messi was cleared by FIFA on Friday to play in the next three World Cup qualifiers after a ban for ..

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The debate on the greatest, Messi or Ronaldo?

In recent times once again the never ending debate on who is the greatest footballer, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, has received ..


Messi gets 500th career goal for Barca in 3-2 win vs Madrid

MADRID: Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win in injury time against ..


Messi back with a bang as Barca ease past Sevilla

Madrid: Leo Messi returned to action to lead FC Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 victory in their Spanish football league tie at home ..


Messi banned from World Cup qualifiers for abusing match official

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup ..

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Messi heads Argentina squad for World Cup qualifiers

Buenos Aires: Five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi will lead a 26-member Argentina football squad for their 2018 FIFA ..


Barcelona promise to make Messi world's best paid footballer

Barcelona: Football Club Barcelona chief on Tuesday guaranteed that Argentine maestro Lionel Messi will have the world's best financial ..


Messi bags double as Barca see off Celtic

GLASGOW: Lionel Messi hit a brace as he returned to the Barcelona line-up to help book their place in the last 16 of the Champions ..


Manchester City plotting to sign Messi for $247 mn: Reports

London: English Premier League side Manchester City is reportedly preparing a staggering offer worth 200 million pounds ($247 million) ..


Messi magic sparks Argentina, Brazil march on

MONTEVIDEO: Lionel Messi produced a magical display to get Argentina's World Cup qualification back on track Tuesday as Brazil ..


La Liga: Barca's MSN sinks Celtic 7-0

GENEVA (AP) — Lionel Messi's first goal of the Champions League season took three minutes. Edinson Cavani needed just 44 ..


World Cup qualifier: Messi strikes as Argentina sink Uruguay

MENDOZA (Argentina): Lionel Messi marked his return from short-lived international retirement with the only goal as 10-man Argentina ..


Suarez, Messi share 5 goals as Barca starts title defense

BARCELONA: Luis Suarez scored a hat trick and Lionel Messi added two more goals asBarcelona made a superb start to its Spanish league ..


Agony and ecstasy, the life of Messi and Ronaldo

It was a fortnight of high voltage football drama at the Copa America in the US first and the Euro Cup in France thereafter and there ..


Football without Messi isn't football: Neymar

Barcelona: FC Barcelona's star striker Neymar believes it is impossible not to admire his team-mate Lionel Messi, and added that ..


Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud

Barcelona: A court in Spain on Wednesdsy sentenced Barcelona's star striker Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in jail for ..


This is not the end! Argentina moving forward, hopefully with Messi

At this point everyone in the world knows that Argentina has lost the Copa final once again. Yes, once again, because Messi and his ..


Lionel Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat ..


No Lionel Messi in Argentina Squad For Rio Olympics

Buenos Aires: Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Thursday named part of his squad for the Rio Olympics but superstar Lionel Messi was ..