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Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has replied to Jose Mourinho’s comments from last week when he said that “some [players] leave on a stretcher and two days later they are already playing,” which was a clear reference to and criticism of Lionel Messi, who left Barcelona’s game against Benfica on a stretcher after getting injured.
Piqué did not like the Portuguese coach’s words, he and made a comment during an appearance for Barcelona’s television channel Barça TV.
“I did not like at all what he said. It bothers me that in Madrid they doubt about his [Messi's] professionalism,” Pique said.
“Mourinho messes with Messi because he has never been a player and he doesn’t understand them,” he added.
The 25-year old center back has been outspoken when referring to Mourinho, criticizing him several times in the past couple years, mostly to reply to any incident or comment the “Special One” previously made.
“Mourinho is destroying our game,” said Piqué after Mourinho poked the eye o
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Lionel Messi agreed to a new contract with Barcelona on Tuesday that will keep him with the Spanish powerhouse through 2018.
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(Getty) Barca football player Lionel Messi scored twice Sunday night vs. Atletico Madrid, extending his world record to 90 goals just this year. But Messi scoring isn’t exactly news. What caught everyone’s attention after the game was the image of a pitch invader who ran onto the field and hugged Messi! Luckily, Messi hugged him back. [...]
Lionel Messi has agreed a new contract to keep him at Barcelona until 2018.
The Catalan giants confirmed on their official website the Argentinian would pen the deal "in the coming weeks".
Barca also revealed Xavi and Carles Puyol had agreed extensions until 2016.
Messi's current deal runs until June 2016 and the new agreement will keep him at the Nou Camp beyond...
Lionel Messi agreed on a new contract with Barcelona on Tuesday through 2018.
Messi, the three-time world player of the year, has 90 goals in 2012, surpassing Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old milestone of 85 in a calendar year.
Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol also agreed to new deals with the Spanish giant.
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Messi agrees new deal with Barcelona until 2018 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona have announced that star player Lionel Messi has agreed to extend his contract to 2018.
It virtually stamps out the chance of any financially backed club coming in and trying to get the Argentinean to leave the Spanish giants where he has made his name in the sport.
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Messi, with two more goals to his name in La Liga at the weekend for a staggering 90 on the year, received 169 points out of a possible 190 from AP's panel of 19 global football journalists.
Lionel Messi scored his 89th and 90th goal of the calender year against Atletico Madrid over the weekend. His reward was a hug from this fan.
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