Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico’s Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona’s Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi struck two goals for Barcelona against Valencia to take his place alongside some big names in the race for the 2016-17 Golden Shoe award. The Argentina striker netted an injury-time winner from the penalty spot as BarcaShow More Summary
Barcelona came agonizingly close to losing Sunday’s battle against Valencia, and might’ve even ended up losing the war for La Liga with Andrés Iniesta’s knee injury. But it’s never smart to count out Lionel Messi, who stole a victory with a stoppage-time penalty, and said some incredibly rude things to Valencia’s shitty fans along the way. Read more...
Cristiano Ronaldo was announced alongside Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale among the first nominees for the 2016 Ballon d'Or on Monday. The Portuguese forward and Barcelona's Lionel Messi have monopolised the gong since 2008—Ronaldo...Show More Summary
MESTALLA, Valencia — Lionel Messi is a quiet, verging-on-shy man. He does’t like to make a scene. Usually when he speaks on the pitch, he does it with a hand covering his mouth so no lip-readers can work out what he’s saying. Saturday afternoon was an exception—in many ways. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi’s penalty kick in stoppage time at Valencia moved Barcelona to the top of the Spanish league.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi didn't have to contend with just the Valencia defense on his way to a brace during Saturday's 3-2 victory. After scoring the winner from the penalty spot in the 94th minute, Messi celebrated with his teammates in front of the Curva Nord stand at Mestalla Stadium. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi netted a brace, including a game-winning conversion from the penalty spot in the 94th minute, as Barcelona narrowly escaped Mestalla Stadium with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. Luis Suarez also scored for Barca, who moved atop the league table for the time being with 19 points from nine matches. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi scores an injury-time penalty as Barcelona secure a dramatic late comeback victory over Valencia to go top of La Liga.
Madrid (AFP) – Valencia’s sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch railed against the “absolutely lamentable” display of the referee after Barcelona snatched a controversial 3-2 win at Mestalla on Saturday. Lionel Messi converted a 94th-minute penalty in a bad-tempered match overshadowed by a serious knee injury to Barca’s Andres Iniesta. Show More Summary
A dangerous scene emerged from Saturday’s Valencia tilt against Barcelona. Leo Messi scored a late penalty to give Barcelona the 3-2 (...)
Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi was named in Argentina’s squad for their heavyweight World Cup clash against bitter rivals Brazil on Friday having missed the last three fixtures through injury. Messi had been sidelined from international...Show More Summary
Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City’s 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League Wednesday was not the worst loss of his career. On his return to the club where he played and managed, Guardiola witnessed Lionel Messi tearing through...Show More Summary
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi as the finest player in the world after his hat-trick against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The forward gave Barca a three-goal advantage on the night before...Show More Summary
Barcelona (AFP) – Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was defiant he will not change his ways despite a harrowing night for goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on his return to Barcelona as a Lionel Messi hat-trick inspired a 4-0 Barca win on Wednesday. Show More Summary
If there have been two criticisms that have followed Lionel Messi around though his career like yappy little dogs nipping at his ankles—too insignificant to be an actual threat, and just persistent enough to register as a minor annoyance—they...Show More Summary
Arsenal ran riot at home to Ludogorets in the UEFA Champions League as they won 6-0 thanks to Mesut Ozil's first career hat-trick, while Lionel Messi bagged three for Barcelona in a 4-0 win over Manchester City. Paris Saint-Germain eased...Show More Summary
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick for Barcelona as they beat Manchester City 4-0 at the Camp Nou in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, as both teams were reduced to 10 men. The Sky Blues conceded early on but otherwise looked to be matching the hosts until Claudio Bravo was sent off early in the second half. Show More Summary
Paris (AFP) – Lionel Messi spoiled Pep Guardiola’s homecoming by scoring a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-0 win over 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Bayern Munich shook off their recent patchy form to defeat PSV Eindhoven 4-1. Show More Summary
Barcelona (AFP) – Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo and Pep Guardiola endured a nightmare return to Barcelona as Lionel Messi’s hat-trick spearheaded a 4-0 Champions League rout for the Spanish champions on Wednesday. Guardiola led Barca...Show More Summary