Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Messi sees red as Bilbao claim Super Cup glory

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was sent off in the closing stages of extra time as Athletic Bilbao lifted the Spanish Super with a 3-2 victory on Sunday.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi walks off the pitch after being sent off against Athletic Bilbao at Spanish Super Cup Final in Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, Seville, Spain on 17 January, 2021

Draw with Eibar ends Barcelona’s gloomy year on drab note

Although Barcelona dominated possession and took far more shots, Eibar took the lead after 57 minutes. Their captain Kike Garcia pounced after a defensive mistake from Ronald Araujo

Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on 29 December 2020

Messi surpasses Pele as top scorer at a single club

Lionel Messi beat Pele's record of goals for a single club when he scored his 644th for Barcelona in a 3-0 victory against Valladolid

Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal in a La Liga match against Real Valladolid at the Jose Zorilla stadium, Valladolid on December 22, 2020

Ill feeling from failed Barca exit affected form: Messi

The Argentine struck for the 643rd time for Barca on Saturday to equal Pele's goals record for a single club. However, he has drastically underperformed this campaign, as have his side

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman during a La Liga match against Valencia at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain on 19 December 2020

Lewandowski, ‘The Body’ who put Messi and Ronaldo in shade

The Poland forward has already scored 18 goals in 17 games this season, hitting the net twice against Wolfsburg on Wednesday to pass the milestone of 250 Bundesliga goals

Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayern Munich and Vfl Wolfsburg on 16 December 2020 in Munich

Ronaldo and Bronze top Fifa ‘The Best’ finalists lists

The award winners will be revealed on 17 December with England’s Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder of Chelsea and the tall French defender Wendie Renard in the running for the women’s award

Ronaldo and Bronze top Fifa ‘The Best’ finalists lists

Stress of playing with Messi too much for some: Ex-Barca assistant

He self-demands to himself to keep being the best and, as a result, also wants the best around him, team mates, physio, or coach. That produces a great stress that some team mates are not capable of ...

Lionel Messi reacts during a Champions League against Juventus at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain on 8 December 2020

Ronaldo scores twice as Juve crush Messi’s troubled Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice from the penalty spot to win his battle with rival Lionel Messi and guide Juventus to a 3-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday, earning the Italians top spot in Champions ...

Ronaldo scores twice as Juve crush Messi’s troubled Barcelona

Messi salutes Maradona as Barca rout Osasuna

Barcelona on Sunday followed the advice of coach Ronald Koeman and paid tribute to their former player Diego Maradona with an emphatic return to form in La Liga and a 4-0 victory over Osasuna.

In this AFP file photo taken on 3 July 2010 Argentina's coach Diego Maradona hugs Argentina's striker Lionel Messi after the 2010 World Cup quarter final Argentina vs Germany at Green Point stadium in Cape Town.

Argentina bids final farewell to favourite son Maradona

As darkness fell, the football legend was laid to rest after a ceremony attended by family and close friends in the leafy surrounds of the Bella Vista cemetery outside Buenos Aires

A banner of Diego Maradona is seen in the stands of Estadio Norberto Tomaghello, Buenos Aires, Argentina before the match of Round of 16 on 26 November 2020
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