Found October 28, 2013 on Soccer News:
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Gerardo Martino has hit back at claims Lionel Messi is not performing well for Barcelona, and praised his recent displays. […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Blasts FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Forces Apology for ‘Hairdresser’ Joke, Preference for Lionel Messi (Video)

Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with Sepp Blatter. The soccer superstar has publicly rebuked the president of world soccer’s governing body for comments he made at the Oxford University Union in England on Friday. When asked for his opinion on the eternal “Ronaldo vs. [Lionel] Messi debate, FIFA President Blatter made some less than flattering remarks about Ronaldo before ultimately...

Neymar steals spotlight in Barca win

One name was on the lips of Barcelona fans as they filed out of the Camp Nou after Saturday's 2-1 win over Real Madrid . La Liga 's Clasico has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent seasons. But European football's biggest domestic game has a new star -- Neymar lit up Saturday's game with a goal and an assist in his first appearance. The...

Messi, Ribery head Ballon d'Or nominees

Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Neymar are among 23 candidates on the short list for the Ballon d'Or announced by FIFA on Tuesday. Ribery, who won UEFA's best player in Europe award for the 2012-13 season, helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League and Bundesliga and German Cup titles. Messi, winner of the last four Ballon d'Or awards...

Neymar leads Barcelona to 2-1 win over Madrid

Neymar scored one goal and set up Alexis Sanchez for an exquisite decider in his first `clasico' match on Saturday as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 at Camp Nou in the Spanish league. With Lionel Messi oddly quiet, Neymar opened in the 19th minute from close range after receiving Andres Iniesta's pass as the Brazil striker outshone fellow newcomer and rival Gareth Bale....

Sepp Blatter apologizes to Ronaldo but says he prefers Lionel Messi

Sepp Blatter apologizes to Ronaldo but says he prefers Lionel Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSepp Blatter has apologized to Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter after the Portuguese star reacted angrily, following some of the controversial comments made by the FIFA president. Blatter was speaking at the Oxford Union last week where he was asked to compare Real Madrid forward...

Messi, Ronaldo, Bale on shortlist

Gareth Bale joins Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among the leading contenders for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award. The 23-man shortlist for the prestigious world player of the year award was announced early on Tuesday morning, with the winner - voted for by coaches, captains and journalists - to be unveiled on 13 January in Zurich. Bale became the world's most expensive...

Bayern Munich Dominate Candidates For Fifa World Player Of Year – Yaya Toure Africa’s Only Nominee

Lionel Messi accepts his World Player of the Year award from Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure is the only African among the 23 nominated for the World Player of the Year as German giants Bayern Munich dominate the list that includes favourite Lionel Messi of Barcelona. The talented Argentine will face tough competition from the six huge players from Bayern...

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: The El Clasico Preview

Geraldo ‘TATA’ Martino cannot believe his eyes. The Newell’s Old boys all-time great was chosen to replace the ailing Tito Vilanova in August and he has settled in well to be honest. Like fellow Argentine, Cesar Luis Menotti aka ‘El Flaco’, the man who led Paraguay to the Copa America Final in 2011 as well as the quarter-final of the World Cup a year earlier, has brought...

Bale joins Messi, Ronaldo on Ballon d´Or shortlist

Gareth Bale has joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award to crown the […]
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