Lionel Messi says Argentina are "desperate" to mark their status by winning the Copa America final against hosts Chile.
One of the reasons why Lionel Messi is the greatest player in the world is because he reduces world class talent to Sunday League dross. It’s something that all the best players possess. Just as Lionel Messi put Jerome Boateng to sleep...Show More Summary
When you look down Lionel Messi’s long list of honours, you can’t help but be struck by the difference between the club and country sections. For Barcelona, the Argentinean magician has won prize after prize—and he won everything possible in the 2014/15 campaign—but his international roll of honour is limited to just two winners’ medals. Show More Summary
Whoo Ah! (Note: video contains some NSFW language.) Well would you look at that, Al Pacino is now a massive fan of the Argentina football team. The Hollywood legend sent a message of support to Lionel Messi and Co. ahead of the Copa America final on Saturday. Show More Summary
Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has crazily claimed that his team won’t man mark Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi during his sides Copa America final on Saturday night. The Barcelona shot stopper was talking at a press conference ahead...Show More Summary
It looks as though Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has realised that playing football has got a bit too easy for him and has now moved into the world of football management. The global icon has been filmed apparently giving instructions...Show More Summary
“Get ready, Messi,” Chilean magazine The Clinical writes, riffing on Chile defender Gonzalo Jara’s recent finger-in-the-butthole move, as well as Lionel Messi’s oft-mentioned otherworldly abilities ahead of Saturday’s Chile-Argentina Copa América final. Pretty clever, you guys! Read more...
It looks like Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan is on his way to Barcelona. The Turkish international has also been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea but neither of those clubs has Lionel Messi. Turan spoke of his respect for Messi in an interview with GQ in the past. He said, as per SPORT: "To give passes to Messi... Show More Summary
A killing machine for Barcelona, Lionel Messi doesn’t always show the same ruthlessness when he’s on international duty. In his early career this led to critics accusing him of feeling lukewarm about La Albiceleste with suggestions being...Show More Summary
One of the defining images of the Copa America so far was one captured during the semi-final between Argentina and Paraguay. On their way to a 6-1 win, captain and star man Lionel Messi was wreaking havoc with his close control and phenomenal dribbling skills. Show More Summary
EA SPORTS have released a new feature highlighting one of the new features in FIFA 16. The new trailer shows off No Touch Dribbling, which was developed by motion capturing Lionel Messi. Let the ball run to buy time, feint and go past defenders. Show More Summary
The 2015 Copa America Final features an intriguing clash between Lionel Messi-led Argentina and host nation Chile. On Saturday, July 4, the two teams will take the field in Santiago, Chile as they battle for South American supremacy and an automatic qualification spot for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. With [...]
Look at the image above. It appears to show two well-positioned Paraguayan defenders on the cusp of shepherding the ball away from Lionel Messi. Now, watch the video below, where Messi skips past one, nutmegs the other, and generally jukes them so hard that they crash into each other, left helpless on the grass as Argentina score their 4th goal of the game: Read more...
As statements of intent go, Argentina's pitiless 6-1 demolition of Paraguay to reach the Copa America was emphatic in its brilliance. For the first time in the tournament all the Albiceleste 's attacking stars aligned, and the result...Show More Summary
Thomas Muller would be just about the best signing Manchester United could make this summer. Of course, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would be the best signings any of the clubs they do not currently play for could make. But inShow More Summary
In a move that was reminiscent of the famous Champions League semifinal run that left Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng on the ground, Lionel Messi embarrassed two Paraguay defenders in a 6-1 win at the Copa America. Up 3-1 in the second half, Messi won the ball near midfield and beat one Paraguay defender. Show More Summary
By the end, it bordered on a joke. Angel Di Maria struck twice, Marcos Rojo once, Javier Pastore once, Sergio Aguero once and Gonzalo Higuain once. But Argentina's 6-1 victory over Paraguay was plotted and executed by a player who didn't score and didn't care much about that, either. There is no shame in being taken to pieces by Lionel Messi. Show More Summary
Argentina blitzed Paraguay in the second semi-final of the 2015 Copa America, winning 6-1 to take their place against hosts Chile in the final on Saturday. A back-and-forth start saw chances for both teams, but Lionel Messi's free-kick set up Marcos Rojo for the opening goal in scrappy circumstances. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi and co. are one win away from capturing the first major international title any of these Argentina players have ever seen. Paraguay came into the Copa America semifinals looking for a fight. It's who they are. It's how they managed to beat Brazil. Show More Summary