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Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi top 25 highest-paid athletes in the world list

ESPN’s ‘The Magazine’ has released the latest figures which reveal the wealthiest sportspeople.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s El Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the Copa del Rey final this evening.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Barcelona’s title hopes in jeopardy, Real Madrid cruise to win

Granada’s Yacine Brahimi scored the only goal of the game against Barca after 16 minutes.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 10 April, 2014

5 reasons why Atletico Madrid knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League

The La Liga leaders have progressed to the last four in Europe’s elite competition for the first time in 40 years.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Bale-inspired Madrid win as Ronaldo equals Messi’s Champions League record

The Welsh star opened the scoring with his 17th goal of the season as he controlled Carvajal’s low centre before finishing first time.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Barca made to sweat before Messi penalty sees them go top

The Argentine kept his cool to hand neighbours Espaynol a narrow defeat.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 27 March, 2014

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Cha-ching! Barca promise Messi new deal to take him past Ronaldo as world’s best paid player

“We will have Leo Messi at Barcelona for many years to come,” insists club president Bartomeu.

# lionel-messi - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ronaldo may be an all-time great, but last night’s Clásico showed why Messi’s still the world’s best

The Argentinian star was at his majestic best, as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-3 in an unforgettable encounter.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 23 March, 2014

As it happened: Real Madrid v Barcelona, El Clásico Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Real Madrid v Barcelona, El Clásico

We had one of the biggest games in world football to see you through your Sunday evening.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s El Clasico

Can Gareth Bale continue his recent excellent form? Will Neymar come good?

# lionel-messi - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Five classic Barcelona-Real Madrid clashes

The two sides meet tomorrow, as Real hold a four-point advantage over Barca with just 10 games remaining.

# lionel-messi - Monday 17 March, 2014

Messi targeting Madrid after gunning down Osasuna

The Argentine’s first hat-trick of 2014 means he has now scored 12 times in his last nine games.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Seventh heaven for Barca as Lionel Messi becomes their all-time top scorer

The Argentinian superstar surpasses Paulinho Alcantara’s 369 goals in 357 games between 1912 and 1927

# lionel-messi - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Suarez at Messi/Ronaldo level, says Rooney

The United striker also singled out his England teammate, Daniel Sturridge, for praise.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Messi will never be Maradona, says Enrique

“There will never be anyone like Maradona again, not even if Messi wins three World Cups in succession or scores a bicycle kick from midfield.”

# lionel-messi - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Sublime Messi lob and Neymar thunderbolt help Barcelona hit Rayo for six

It was another record-setting night for the Argentinian.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Messi on target to set up Copa Del Rey final with Real Madrid

Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 3-1 on aggregate meaning we’ll have at least one additional El Clasico this season.

# lionel-messi - Monday 10 February, 2014

Lionel Messi’s ‘pride’ restored, says Barca boss

The Argentine scored his first two goals from open play in 10 league games as Barca won 4-1.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 6 February, 2014

GIF: Real Sociedad player figures out how to stop Lionel Messi

If at first you don’t succeed… drag your opponent to the ground.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

PSG will never sign Messi, claims president

They might have plenty of petroldollars but the French champions ‘know their limits’.

# lionel-messi - Monday 27 January, 2014

Messi’s creativity as important as goals – Barca coach Martino

The Argentinian international has now gone eight games without a league goal for the Catalans.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Messi marks 400th Barca game with three assists in Copa del Rey win

Cristian Tello scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Levante 4-1 in their quarter-final first leg.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 18 January, 2014

5 talking points at the halfway point of the La Liga season

Has Gareth Bale been a success? Will Atletico last the distance? What of Lionel Messi’s injury?

Eurovision: 3 continental games not to be missed this weekend

Barcelona are on the road, Monaco try to keep up with PSG and Clarence Seedorf takes charge of AC Milan for the first time.

# lionel-messi - Friday 17 January, 2014

Neymar stretchered off as Messi doubles up on first start of 2014

The Brazilian forward could be out of action for four weeks after injuring his ankle.

# lionel-messi - Monday 13 January, 2014

Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or to end Messi’s run at four CR7

Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or to end Messi’s run at four

66 goals in 56 games, 2013 was certainly Ronaldo’s year.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Ronaldo tipped to take Ballon d’Or honours

Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson is among those nominated in the coach of the year category.

Was it right not to start Messi and Neymar last night? – Barca boss Martino thinks so

It finished 0-0 in the top to the table clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Messi wastes no time, scoring twice on return from injury

The Argentine’s left foot still works just fine.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Messi set for Barcelona return after two months on the sidelines Leo

Messi set for Barcelona return after two months on the sidelines

It’s a World Cup year and he’s been rested. Lump on Argentina.

# lionel-messi - Monday 6 January, 2014

Barca won’t rush Messi for top of the table clash against Atletico

The four-time World Player of the Year hasn’t played since tearing his hamstring in November.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 4 January, 2014

No Elche return as Lionel Messi still out of action

The star had previously been expected to make a return in this weekend’s game.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Lionel Messi scores from behind the goal in training

The Argentinian superstar is expected to return from injury for Barcelona’s game with Elche on Sunday.

8 key questions ahead of this summer’s World Cup

Will Messi thrive? Can England escape from their group? What can Ireland learn?

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

New year’s revolution: why 2014 will be massive for these sports stars

Messi, BOD and Lebron have little left to prove — but they’ll still dominate the sports pages in 2014.

# lionel-messi - Friday 27 December, 2013

Iniesta plays down rumoured Messi row with Barca chiefs

The Argentine No 10 is no longer the highest-paid star a the Camp Nou since Neymar’s arrival.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Toure, Aguero urge Messi to join Manchester City

Speculation has surrounded the future of the Argentinean superstar recently, after he blasted Barcelona director Javier Faus.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Messi agents deny money laundering report

Reports in El Mundo yesterday alleged that Jorge Messi had laundered money through charity football matches.

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