Found March 31, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi was immortalized earlier this year when his name was embedded into a new word in the Spanish language. Now the 25-year -old living legend’s career achievements will be commemorated by a new museum set to open in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina. According to reports circulating in the South American media, plans for the museum are set for completion in an estimated two years, and would include memorabilia from throughout his career. Though Messi’s museum is still just in the planning stages, let’s hope the curators remember to include this peculiar piece of memorabilia in the collection. Messi and his Barcelona teammates will travel to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday to take on Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Have a soccer question? Send it to us via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. Photo via Twitter/TipsFutbol

PSG's Moura labels Messi 'genius'

Paris Saint-Germain forward Lucas Moura has described Lionel Messi as a "genius" but knows he is not the only Barcelona player his side need to be concerned about ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final. Messi earned himself another place in the record books on Saturday after scoring for the 19th successive Primera Division game during Barca's 2-2 draw...

Messi extends record in Barca win

Barcelona conceded a late equalizer to slip to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo Saturday, as the Spanish leaders stumbled before their Champions League quarterfinal with Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona appeared to have secured the win when Lionel Messi added to his earlier assist to Cristian Tello by scoring in the 73rd minute to extend his record Spanish league scoring run to 19 straight...

Lionel Messi limps off at halftime against PSG

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was substituted at halftime with right hamstring injury Tuesday after scoring his 57th goal of the season in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal away to Paris Saint-Germain. Messi netted with a clinical finish in the 38th minute to put Barcelona up 1-0, drifting into the left side of the area unmarked to plant a low shot into the opposite...

Lionel Messi injures hamstring against PSG

Lionel Messi came out of Barcelona's Champions League quarterfinal at Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the second half Tuesday night after injuring his right hamstring. Messi scored his 57th goal of the season in the 38th minute of the first-leg matchup, drifting into the left side of the penalty area and volleying past goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu off a pass from Dani Alves...

AP Global Football 10 Quotebox

Mike McGrath, Wardles news agency/The Sun, England. ''Scoring in 19 consecutive matches and against every team in the league is a Lionel Messi record that will probably never be beaten, unless he breaks it himself.'' Will Tidey, The Bleacher Report, United States. ''Claudio Pizarro - Four goals and two assists for Bayern in their 9-2 annihilation of Hamburg...

Nike Delivers Customized Boots To Ghana Midfielder Muntari

Sulley Muntari’s newly customized Nike boots Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken delivery of his newly customized Nike boots engraved with his wife’s name. The yellow and black coloured boots has unique features including an inscription of the AC Milan star’s first name and shirt number on one feet (the left) and his wife’s name ‘Menaye’ on the other. Muntari is...
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