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#Lionel Messi

# lionel-messi - Today’s News

Luis Enrique shrugs off Messi sub snub controversy

The Argentina star appeared to ignore calls to be withdrawn against Eibar but the former midfielder insists he will often consult players before deciding on substitutions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

‘I can’t understand why the FAI aren’t listening to the best footballers in the world’

Patrick Szafranski chats to about how Futsal can help improve the standard of soccer in Ireland.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 16 October, 2014

10 years on, here’s a look back at a 17-year-old Lionel Messi’s Barcelona debut

“I’ve always enjoyed being on the pitch, wearing these colours, living amazing moments.”

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Fan invades the pitch, gets shirt signed by Messi, as Argentina thrash Hong Kong 7-0

Gonzalo Higuain and Nicolás Gaitán were among the goalscorers.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 11 October, 2014

# lionel-messi - Monday 29 September, 2014

VIDEO: Here are all 401 of Lionel Messi’s career goals so far

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

Messi’s pizza & Pique’s Nutella sandwich – Barcelona’s post-game meals revealed

The Catalans cater to the specific tastes of their stars, who give plenty of food for thought when it comes to post-match meals.

Messi thrown to ground after calling Weligton ‘son of a wh*re’

The Argentine allegedly hurled verbal abuse at the Malaga defender

# lionel-messi - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Barry Murphy and Richie Towell are alongside Messi on the new FIFA 15 cover

You would understand if Leo was a little star-struck.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Barcelona remember 14th anniversary of the day Lionel Messi arrived

The little Argentine genius has come a long way since leaving his homeland back in 2000.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

5 things you probably didn’t know about this year’s Champions League Fyi

5 things you probably didn’t know about this year’s Champions League

Why the coming campaign looks ominous already for Real Madrid and more tidbits.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Neymar double continues Barca’s perfect start

The Brazilian had been left out of the starting line-up after his exertions in captaining his country.

# lionel-messi - Friday 12 September, 2014

Comparing Messi to Maradona is a joke – Crespo

Opinion is split over whether the current Argentina star can be compared with his legendary predecessor.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

# lionel-messi - Friday 29 August, 2014

We haven’t seen the best of Messi yet, says Mascherano

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

Rodgers: Sterling form mirroring Messi

“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

Gaizka Mendieta on scoring THAT penalty against Ireland and how football is changing

The former Spain player still has vivid memories of knocking the Irish team out of the World Cup.

# lionel-messi - Monday 28 July, 2014

Guillem Balague on why Lionel Messi had a disappointing World Cup final

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

Deco scores two crackers for Barca and Porto in his own testimonial

Star such as Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o, Edgar David and Eidur Gudjohnsen turned out this evening.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Fan with ‘Messi 10′ tattoo on his back meets the man himself

Now that’s what you call dedication. Or stupidity.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 20 July, 2014

6 lessons learned from the 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 19 July, 2014

VIDEO: Are these the top 10 goals of the 2014 World Cup?

Featuring Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Tim Cahill and more.

# lionel-messi - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Leo Messi keeps throwing up in matches and no one can figure out why

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.

# lionel-messi - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Luis Suarez won’t fit it in at Barcelona – Johan Cryuff

“The style of play they developed under Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola is being abandoned,” he added.

A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost

A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.

# lionel-messi - Monday 14 July, 2014

Here are the best and worst XIs of the 2014 World Cup

Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi and more players who stood out.

‘Nothing can console me’ laments Messi as world slips through Argentina’s hands

The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.

55 of the most memorable pics from the 2014 World Cup

We look back on some of the images that defined the past month in Brazil.

# lionel-messi - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Messi wins Golden Ball, James wins Golden Boot, Neuer wins Golden Gloves

Argentina’s superstar picked as the World Cup’s best player despite a disappointing night in the Maracanã.

5 talking points ahead of today’s Germany-Argentina World Cup final

Can Messi deliver, will the respective stubborn defences be breached and more.

Millions await the ‘nature versus nurture’ World Cup final

Argentina, and one very special player, will attempt to combat the impressive Germans.

# lionel-messi - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Sabella still hopeful over Di Maria fitness, says Argentina need ‘perfect match’

“We have to remain very concentrated and close all the spaces open to them,” he says.

Lionel Messi ready for ‘most important match’

“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.

Maradona: ‘Messi will define World Cup final’

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

Four Germans and three Argentineans on World Cup best player shortlist

Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Neymar break up the party but there is no room for Karim Benzema of Manuel Neuer.

FIFA’s World Cup top 10 finally includes Müller, still no Messi

Toni Kroos now leads the way after his two-goal salvo against Brazil.

Tearful Neymar backs ‘friend’ Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare

The Brazil star wants the four-time world footballer of the year to win on Sunday.

# lionel-messi - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Penalty analysis: ‘Why didn’t Cillessen stop Messi’s kick?

Expert Ignacio Palacios-Huerta dissects last night’s semi-final shoot-out.

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties

La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.

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