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LIONEL MESSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Neymar leaves no one indifferent with goals and swagger

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Neymar's two-goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazil striker. With his hard-to-match speed and quick dribbling, Neymar scored from two counterattacks started by Lionel Messi to lead Barcelona to a 3-2 win and into the semifinals on a 4-2 aggregate...
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Luis Enrique: Messi, Neymar dependent on Barca teammates

Luis Enrique says Lionel Messi and Neymar's current exceptional form owes much to the way his entire Barcelona side is playing. Messi and Neymar have scored or assisted 11 of the 18 goals Barcelona has notched in the past five games and combined to devastating effect in the 6-0 thrashing of Elche at the weekend. While acknowledging the form of the attacking duo, Luis Enrique was...
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Neymar replaces Messi atop the AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) Neymar replaced Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi atop the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday for propelling their side to a 6-0 win over Elche in the Spanish league. Neymar and Messi scored twice, but Neymar won a penalty for his side and assisted on another goal. Messi tied for second in the poll with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Barcelona returned to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elche 0 Barcelona 6: Neymar and Messi inspire resounding win

Barcelona ran riot at struggling Elche, with Neymar and Lionel Messi scoring twice in a 6-0 La Liga hammering. Neymar […]
Via Soccer News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barca seize Copa del Rey edge over Atletico with Messi's late winner

BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday. Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak blocked Messi initial spot kick, but he couldn't recover in time to stop Messi from rushing forward to slam home the rebound and ignite the Camp...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona 1 Atletico Madrid 0: Messi breaks deadlock in tense cup tie

Atletico Madrid ensure a frustrating night for Barcelona before Lionel Messi nets dramatic late winner in Copa del Rey quarter-final […]
Via Soccer News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rivalry With Lionel Messi ‘Helps Me Grow,’ Good For Soccer

The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo never will die, as long as the soccer superstars ply their trades at the same time. Ronaldo told France Football Magazine on Monday, that his rivalry with Messi is good for both players and the sport itself. Ronaldo said both players’ success (and that of their club and national teams) pushes them...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Denies Chelsea, Man City Transfer Rumors, Blasts ‘Lies’ (Video)

Lionel Messi is trying to quell the ongoing storm that many believe he is responsible for starting at FC Barcelona. After leading Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Sunday, Messi denied rumors, which claim his relationship with head coach Luis Enrique has broken down and that he intends to leave the club for Chelsea or Manchester City next summer. Messi blasted the recent...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi's Instagram activity sparks speculation

Lionel Messi’s Instagram account has caused some soccer fans to freak out because Messi (or whoever runs his Instagram) decided to start following the official Chelsea Instagram account as well as the Instagram accounts of Chelsea players Felipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas and Thibaut Courtois. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?!? Messi empieza a seguir la cuenta Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Does Amazing Juggling Trick On Japanese Game Show (Video)

As far as entertainment goes, it doesn’t get much better than Japanese game shows. As far as soccer goes, it doesn’t get much better than Lionel Messi. Combine those two, and you have yourself an awesome video. The FC Barcelona star graced a Japanese game show recently, and he apparently was tasked with the casual feat of booting a soccer ball 18 meters into the air and controlling...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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