LIONEL MESSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Watch Lionel Messi match record for the most La Liga teams scored against

Heading into Saturday, Las Palmas were the last team that Lionel Messi hadn’t yet conquered. He scored against every other team he'd faced in La Liga — all 34 of them — but Las Palmas were the remaining holdout.It didn’t take long for Barcelona to rectify the situation in a dominant display on Saturday. In the 53rd minute, a fortuitous rebound fell to the feet of Messi, serving...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Barcelona exec fired for saying Messi is only so good because of his teammates

A high-level executive at Barcelona is out of a job after he suggested maybe Lionel Messi isn't worth all the hype. Hours after Pere Gratacos, Barcelona's director of sports institutional relations, implied Messi wouldn't be as good without his teammates, the club announced he was being relieved of his main role. "Leo is one of the most important people in the team, but it's not...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

WATCH: Lionel Messi tricks goalie on free-kick goal vs Athletico Bilbao

Lionel Messi dazzles every time he takes the pitch, and Tuesday’s Copa del Rey match against Atletico Bilbao was no different. He had scored two goals on free kicks in his last two matches, and he added to that total on Tuesday. Barcelona had a set piece opportunity from just outside the box, and yeah, you already know who was going to take it. Messi stepped up and sold that...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo predictably wins the best FIFA men's player 2016

It's clear: 2016 was Cristiano Ronaldo's year. He won just about every trophy possible last year, leading Portugal to their first ever European Championship, Real Madrid to the Champions League trophy, and he scored goals by the truckload on the way to the silverware.Ronnie scored 48 goals for club and country in 2016, grabbing three goals for Portugal on their way to the European...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Neymar's improvement at Barcelona credited to Lionel Messi, but due to Luis Suarez

Neymar came with much fanfare when he joined Barcelona, but ultimately disappointed in his first season at the Camp Nou. It is not to say the Brazilian played poorly, but the boy proclaimed as world football's next big thing managed eight goals and nine assists in 26 appearances in his first season in Catalonia. That is far from the expected production for such a hyped-up player...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Meets Young Fan, Whose Bag Jersey Made Him An Internet Sensation

Lionel Messi didn’t claim the Ballon d’Or this week, but one of his biggest fans might have helped him win the internet. Remember Murtaza Ahmadi, the six-year-old Afghan boy who became a global sensation earlier this year by playing soccer while wearing a plastic bag made to look like Messi’s Argentina jersey? Afghan kid #MurtazaAhmadi finally to meet his dream footballer...
Via NESN.com
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lionel Messi blasts great free-kick goal vs Colombia

Argentina got embarrassed 3-0 in their last World Cup qualifying match against Brazil, so it was important for them to rebound against Colombia. And that’s exactly what they did, taking care of business by the same margin of victory they had previously lost by (3-0). Lionel Messi opened the scoring by blasting the ball into the upper-90 quadrant on a free kick, and you need...
Via The Sports Daily
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Lionel Messi leave Barcelona soon?

Lionel Messi might be pondering the unthinkable: leaving FC Barcelona. That soccer superstar rejected Barcelona’s contract offer in July, Marca reported Monday, citing unnamed sources. Messi’s current deal expires in 2018, and he’ll consider all of his options until then, according to the Spanish newspaper. Marca claims Messi’s conviction on tax fraud charges has prompted...
Via NESN.com
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Messi allegedly clashed with Man City player following Champions League loss

Lionel Messi, a sore loser? He certainly seems to be gaining that reputation these days. After losing out on the Copa America Centenario title, Messi announced his retirement from international soccer in anger. Now, news came out of Manchester that Messi apparently didn’t take too kindly to Barcelona losing to Manchester City in a key Group C clash in Champions League play. According...
Via The Comeback
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Messi confirms he will return to Argentina national team

Lionel Messi’s retirement from international soccer did not last long. Messi confirmed on Friday that he will continue to make himself available for selection to the Argentina national team. “I see that there are a lot of problems in Argentina football and I don’t want to create more,” Messi said in a statement, via ESPN FC. “I don’t want to cause harm, on the contrary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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