Lionel Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax-fraud conviction

MADRID — Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007-09. He is not expected to go to prison because sentences of less than two years for first offences are usually suspended in Spain. The court maintained...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

What does Messi’s fourth Golden Shoe mean for FC Barcelona?

Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest player to ever grace a football pitch, has had another stellar year. He has scored 37 goals in La Liga and 53 goals in all competitions. He has the Copa del Rey final to play against Deportivo Alavés. Messi will most likely lead his team to glory and to an important trophy. But at the end of the day, it is just the Copa del Rey. The competition...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi doppleganger causes chaos in streets as fans swoon for selfies

Having the rugged good looks of an international soccer superstar would definitely have some perks. But when you look like the spitting image of Lionel Messi, you may just need a police escort to get you around town.In Iran, student Reza Parastesh has been hounded by autograph-seekers after cutting his hair and beard like Messi and walking around town in a Barcelona jersey, according...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Lionel Messi Insult Referees, Leading To His FIFA Suspension

FIFA used video evidence determine Lionel Messi verbally abused referees last Thursday. World soccer’s governing body suspended the Argentinian superstar four games Tuesday, sending shockwaves around the world. Many wondered what Messi could have said to linesman Emerson Augusto do Carvalho to warrant such a stiff punishment since the referees didn’t include his words in their...
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi’s suspension puts Argentina in danger of missing World Cup

There was a time where it would be insane to think Argentina wouldn’t qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Even though they still are likely to qualify, it’s now gotten a bit tougher.Lionel Messi has been suspended for four World Cup Qualifying matches by FIFA for “directing insulting words at an assistant referee.” It’s not known what Messi actually said but it was apparently...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Barcelona pull off a stunning six goal comeback in Champions League

In the weeks leading up to Barcelona vs. PSG, everyone saw Barcelona as the team who could maybe pull off an unprecedented 4-0 deficit. But even for Barcelona it would be massively tough to overcome that. There’s a reason why nobody had ever done that in the UEFA Champions League.But after an incredible comeback, subsequent setback and three more goals in the final minutes, Barcelona...
Via The Comeback
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

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
January 11, 2017  |  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...
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

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