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May, 2018

  • 1 May

    Messi Overtakes Salah In Race For European Golden Shoe

    Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s win at Deportivo on Sunday saw him overtake Mo Salah in the race for the European Golden Shoe, Skysports reports. Messi’s 41st club hat-trick helped Barcelona confirm their La Liga title triumph with four games remaining, reaching 550 goals for Barcelona in 634 appearances. That puts the …

April, 2018

  • 24 April

    Messi Overtakes Ronaldo As World’s Best Paid Player

    Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has overtaken fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo to become the best paid player in the world. The Argentine will earn £11o million in the 2017-18 seasons, inclusive of bonuses, gross wage and sponsorship deals. Messi will earn £28 million more than Ronaldo after signing a £500,000-a-week deal with …

  • 10 April

    Messi Appointed UN Ambassador

    The UN World Tourism Organisation has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as other ways to see the world and this is very enriching,” Messi said …

March, 2018

  • 29 March

    Argentina Depend Too Much On Messi – Pasculli

    Pablo Pasculli, an ’86 World Cup winner with Argentina, has said that the country’s current team depend too much on Lionel Messi. The Albiceleste would have missed out of the 2018 World Cup, save for Messi’s magical brilliance, in which he scored a hatrick against Ecuador in the Copa America …

  • 14 March

    Hazard Not As Good As Ronaldo, Messi – Puyol

    Carlos Puyol, a former Barcelona defender, has said that Chelsea’s star man, Eden Hazard, is not as good as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The retired Spanish defender said the Belgian was a long way off from being compared with the La Liga superstars. Hazard will lead …

February, 2018

  • 21 February

    Messi Will Always Overshadow Neymar – Henry

    UEFA Upholds Neymar’s Three-match Champions League Ban

    Thierry Henry, a former footballer, has said that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi will always overshadow Neymar and indeed every footballer on the planet. Neymar had left the Catalans to escape being under Messi’s shadow in a world record £198 million transfer to Paris Saint Germain. But Henry believes the only way …

December, 2017

  • 8 December

    I’ll Retire After World Cup If… – Messi

    FIFA Ranking: Argentina Steal Top Spot

    Lionel Messi has said that he may retire from Argentina’s national team if they have a bad outing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Barcelona forward, who had announced his retirement from the Albiceleste after losing at the Copa America final in 2016,  said a number of the …

  • 7 December

    Ronaldo, Messi Set For Ballon d’Or

    Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi on Thursday by claiming a fifth Ballon d’Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season, AFP reports. Barcelona’s 30-year-old Argentinian superstar won the coveted award from 2009 to 2012 and in 2015. …

  • 4 December

    Vandals Destroy Messi’s Statue In Argentina

    Argentina Not One Of Favourites To Win Copa America - Messi

    The statue of Lionel Messi on Paseo de la Gloria has been vandalised the second time in 2017. The legs of the Argentine superstar’s statue was cut off leaving the body on the pavement on Costanera Sur. In January 2017, the statue suffered similar damage, with the torso and head torn …

November, 2017

  • 27 November

    Why I’m Not Friends With Ronaldo – Messi

    Lionel Messi has explained why himself and his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, can not be friends. The Barcelona forward believes there has been no friendship between them because they do not get to spend enough time together to build the required bond. The Barcelona and Real Madrid stalwarts have shared a …

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