The Barcelona management got a pleasant surprise today, as Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano returned to the fold a week earlier than expected. Neymar and Dani Alves, who were due back today following their extended break, also took part in full training for the first time this pre-season. Show More Summary
For a midfielder, having an attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in front of you sounds like the stuff of dreams. But Barcelona’s man in the middle, Ivan Rakitic, insists it’s not quite as easy as it may sound. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano both cut their holidays short and returned to Barcelona training on Thursday as the Catalans prepare for the new season. The Argentina internationals missed Barca's pre-season tour of the United States...Show More Summary
Thiago Messi is well on the way to becoming like his superstar old man. Lionel Messi skipped Barcelona's trip to the International Champions Cup on holiday and is recuperating from Argentina's efforts at Copa America. But his wife, Antonella...Show More Summary
Barcelona forward Neymar isn't bothered by trying to topple Lionel Messi as the Blaugrana's best player and is instead focused on fulfilling his potential. The Brazilian told SporTV (h/t Stefan Coerts of Goal.com) that he isn't worried by comparisons to Messi: It is not my goal to try to surpass Messi. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi will sit out Argentina's scheduled friendly against Mexico on September 8. It will be the Albiceleste's first fixture since their defeat on penalties to Chile in the final of the summer's Copa America. The friendly may yet...Show More Summary
Dundee United teenager Robbie Muirhead is on the shortlist for Uefa's goal of the season, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic played a little word-association game with Sports Illustrated during Paris Saint-Germain's tour of America. The Swedish striker was asked for his opinion on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and himself. Zlatan was modest, as always. [ YouTube, h/t 101 Great Goals] Read more World Football news on BleacherReport.com
Barcelona forward Neymar doesn't expect to beat Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2015 Ballon d'Or, but he would be proud to join the two iconic stars on FIFA's shortlist. The Brazilian favourite played a key role in Barca's treble-winning...Show More Summary
With the dawn of a fresh new European season comes the commencement of yet another enthralling UEFA Champions League campaign. Teams' journeys to replicate what Lionel Messi's Barcelona did in June 2015 has already begun, and fresh,Show More Summary
Hernan Crespo says Radamel Falcao was only behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before suffering a knee injury.
What do Lionel Messi and Justin Bieber have in common? Both are the most talented men in the world at what they do! Nah, I’m just messing with you. Bieber sucks. But he and Messi actually do have something in common. They’ve both been criticized for disrespecting heads of state by dressing too casually. Back […]
Rafa Benitez hasn't been in the Real Madrid hot seat long, but his every word and relationship with star player Cristiano Ronaldo are already being scrutinised by the press. This was underlined on Wednesday, when television station Cuatro...Show More Summary
Lionel Messi won’t join Barcelona on its summer U.S. tour (he’s busy showing off his acid-washed jorts in Gabon), but that didn’t stop teammate Luis Suarez from paying homage to the star when he met with little kids in Los Angeles for an autograph session. When asked by one young fan if Suarez thought he was the best, […]
Argentine football star Lionel Messi has been criticised for appearing in casual attire for a meeting with the president of the West African country, Gabon last weekend. Messi, 28, was in Gabon to help lay the first foundation stones...Show More Summary
James Milner has declared that there is not a player on the planet who is capable of replacing former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard at Anfield, not even Leo Messi!. The 29-year old who arrived on Merseyside on a free transfer from...Show More Summary
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi traded his soccer kit for jorts and it’s got some Gabonese political officials up in arms — and not just because the jorts in question look like they got into a fight with a bottle of bleach and a sandblaster and lost. Opposition party officials are upset about where the Barcelona striker […]
Lionel Messi regularly makes a hash of maintaining good PR. There are his tax evasion issues and other alleged business improprieties, accusations that he’s a vindictive diva in the locker room, and everything that goes with his “failure” to win anything for Argentina. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi has angered a political party during his trip to Gabon. The mercurial forward flew there earlier in the week as part of a five day trip around Africa. France Football reported that the gig paid €3.5 million. But the trip...Show More Summary
Lionel Messi was allegedly paid a huge sum to appear in Gabon, where Ali Bongo rules a 'centralized, autocratic presidential bureaucracy'.