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What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

However you might rank them, at least five of the 10 best players in the world have played for Barcelona or Real Madrid this season. They are, in no particular order: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Neymar and Gareth Bale. When Luis Suarez returns, make it six. The Uruguayan forward made the switch to […] The post What Luis Suarez Will Mean To Barcelona appeared...
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Why the Europa League becoming must see soccer TV

While Europe and the North American continent salivate over the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar during Champions League nights, the real fun and the most bang for your entertainment value may actually be taking place on Thursday’s…in the Europa League. It’s no secret that most see the Europa League as an inferior competition, however that doesn’t mean...
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Luiz Adriano Ties Lionel Messi’s Record With Five Goals In Champions League Game

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano isn’t as good as Lionel Messi, but he you’d be forgiven for thinking he was the Argentine’s equal Tuesday. Adriano scored five goals in Shakhtar’s 7-0 win over host Bate Borisov in the UEFA Champions League. Adriano, 27, tied Messi’s record for most goals in a single game in European soccer’s elite club competition. Adriano started...
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UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups E – H

There’s no denying that if you love goals this years UEFA Champions League is the place to be, as Tuesday showcased a crazy 40 goals across the eight matches played. Unfortunately, most of those goals were scored as three teams reminded their groups who’s boss. Speaking of that, with the scores going final on Tuesday Groups E through H have completed the first half of Champions...
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Barcelona 3 Ajax 1: Messi and Neymar help sink Dutch champions

Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target once more as Barcelona secured a 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group F win […]
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Lionel Messi’s Tax Problems Continue After Spanish Judge Rejects Appeal

BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish judge rejected an appeal filed by Lionel Messi’s lawyers on Friday to drop tax fraud charges against the Barcelona star. The judge rebutted the counter demand that Messi be excluded from the case against him and his father, who are accused of withholding €4 million ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09. “In this type of crime, it is not...
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Watch All Of Lionel Messi’s 401 Career Goals For Club, Country (Video)

Lionel Messi hit another goal-scoring milestone Saturday. Messi scored twice in Barcelona’s 6-0 win over Granada in a La Liga (Spain’s first division) game. In doing so, Messi passed the 400-goal barrier in his glittering 14-year career. To commemorate Messi’s latest achievement, one YouTube user has compiled every goal he has scored for Barcelona’s first team and Argentina’s...
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Chelsea tried to buy Messi for £118m

Barcelona forward and international superstar Lionel Messi was reportedly a summer transfer target for Chelsea this past window. Yes, indeed. The man who is arguably one the best player alive (Cristiano Ronaldo is the other) and one of the top ten all time was almost moved to Stamford Bridge in what would have been a summer blockbuster deal. Details have emerged, via the Daily Express...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi choked by opponent during soccer match (Video)

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was choked by an opposing player during Wednesday's La Liga soccer match against Malaga.In the 82nd minute, Malaga defender Welington grabbed Messi by the throat and shoved him. As players from both sides converged, Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni stepped in to help keep the situation under control. Although Messi may have embellished a bit...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Messi's hometown bans parents from naming kids after him

There can be no more Messis in Rosario, Argentina. Officials in Lionel Messi’s hometown have passed a new law, which makes it illegal for parents to name their children after the city’s most celebrated son, according to Mundo Deportivo. The ban applies to first names, as Rosario’s civil registry said it would lead to mass confusion. Officials drafted the law after a man in...
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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