# lionel-messi - Today’s News
The Argentina star appeared to ignore calls to be withdrawn against Eibar but the former midfielder insists he will often consult players before deciding on substitutions
# lionel-messi - Yesterday’s News
Patrick Szafranski chats to TheScore.ie about how Futsal can help improve the standard of soccer in Ireland.
# lionel-messi - Thursday 16 October, 2014
“I’ve always enjoyed being on the pitch, wearing these colours, living amazing moments.”
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 14 October, 2014
Gonzalo Higuain and Nicolás Gaitán were among the goalscorers.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 11 October, 2014
The old rivals met in Beijing earlier.
# lionel-messi - Monday 29 September, 2014
The Barcelona and Argentina talisman scored his 400th and 401st career goals during his side’s 6-0 thrashing of Granada on Saturday.
# lionel-messi - Friday 26 September, 2014
The Catalans cater to the specific tastes of their stars, who give plenty of food for thought when it comes to post-match meals.
The Argentine allegedly hurled verbal abuse at the Malaga defender
# lionel-messi - Thursday 25 September, 2014
You would understand if Leo was a little star-struck.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 17 September, 2014
The little Argentine genius has come a long way since leaving his homeland back in 2000.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
Why the coming campaign looks ominous already for Real Madrid and more tidbits.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 September, 2014
The Brazilian had been left out of the starting line-up after his exertions in captaining his country.
# lionel-messi - Friday 12 September, 2014
Opinion is split over whether the current Argentina star can be compared with his legendary predecessor.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 10 September, 2014
No imitations accepted.
# lionel-messi - Friday 29 August, 2014
The versatile defender has nothing but praise for his compatriot and feels he’s destined to become an even better player.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
“When you look at the finish against Manchester City in New York, how many times have we seen Messi produce a touch like that?”
# lionel-messi - Sunday 3 August, 2014
The former Spain player still has vivid memories of knocking the Irish team out of the World Cup.
# lionel-messi - Monday 28 July, 2014
The Spanish football expert also played down criticism of FIFA’s decision to give the Golden Ball to the Barca star.
# lionel-messi - Friday 25 July, 2014
Star such as Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o, Edgar David and Eidur Gudjohnsen turned out this evening.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Now that’s what you call dedication. Or stupidity.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 20 July, 2014
Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 19 July, 2014
Featuring Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Tim Cahill and more.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
“The style of play they developed under Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola is being abandoned,” he added.
A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.
# lionel-messi - Monday 14 July, 2014
Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi and more players who stood out.
The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.
We look back on some of the images that defined the past month in Brazil.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 13 July, 2014
Argentina’s superstar picked as the World Cup’s best player despite a disappointing night in the Maracanã.
Can Messi deliver, will the respective stubborn defences be breached and more.
Argentina, and one very special player, will attempt to combat the impressive Germans.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 12 July, 2014
“We have to remain very concentrated and close all the spaces open to them,” he says.
“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.
The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.
# lionel-messi - Friday 11 July, 2014
Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Neymar break up the party but there is no room for Karim Benzema of Manuel Neuer.
Toni Kroos now leads the way after his two-goal salvo against Brazil.
The Brazil star wants the four-time world footballer of the year to win on Sunday.
# lionel-messi - Thursday 10 July, 2014
Expert Ignacio Palacios-Huerta dissects last night’s semi-final shoot-out.
Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.
La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.