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Muted not magical, Messi misses again

Lionel Messi walked up the steps at the Maracana. It was at the end of 120 minutes of Sunday's gripping World Cup final and the Argentine was collecting a revered golden trophy, one befitting his status as the greatest player of his generation.

Lionel Messi says he knew nothing about tax fraud

2016-06-03 04:34

Soccer's five-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi said on Thursday he knew nothing about an alleged tax evasion scheme when he signed contracts related to image rights.

Wenger frustrated as old frailties undermine Arsenal

2016-02-24 09:32

Arsenal seemed to have heeded the painful lessons that have blighted their recent Champions League campaigns when the score was 0-0 against Barcelona with 20 minutes left on Tuesday.

'Mini Messi', 5, aims to follow in star's footsteps

2016-02-02 04:49

Dressed in a tatty makeshift Lionel Messi soccer shirt styled from a plastic bag, a little Afghan fan dreams of becoming a soccer star one day like the Barcelona legend.

Suarez hints at Messi comeback for Clasico

2015-11-19 10:04

FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez dropped a big hint on Wednesday that Leo Messi could be back to play a role in the 'Clasico' between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on Saturday night.

Ronaldo: I think I'm number one

2015-11-02 10:29

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said he believed he was a better player than FC Barcelona's Leo Messi in an interview published in Spanish sports paper.

Barca's Messi, father face trial on tax fraud charges

2015-10-09 10:28

A Spanish court has ordered Lionel Messi and his father Jorge to stand trial in a tax fraud case and the state attorney said Barcelona's star player should serve a jail sentence of up to 22 months if found guilty.

Messi at the double as Barca defeat Levante to remain top in Spain

2015-09-21 09:27

Leo Messi was again the star as he set up the first goal, scored two himself and also found time to miss a penalty as FC Barcelona defeated Levante 4-1 to remain top of Spain's BBVA Primera Liga table.

Messi rejects criticisms over Argentina

2015-09-10 10:07

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi rejected on Wednesday criticisms surrounding Argentina's defeats at the finals of the World Cup 2014 and this year's Copa America in Chile.

Leo Messi to face fraud charges after appeal turned down

2015-06-11 09:41

FC Barcelona and Argentina star Leo Messi will have to face trial for alleged tax fraud after a court in the town of Gava, just outside of Barcelona turned down an appeal against him having to appear.

Messi hits hat-trick to celebrate 300th league appearance

2015-02-16 10:32

Lionel Messi celebrated his 300th league appearance for FC Barcelona with a hat-trick which keeps his side hot on the trail of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga leaders Real Madrid as they enjoyed an easy 5-0 win at home to Getafe.

Hat-trick and 400th Barca goal for Messi

2014-12-08 11:28

Lionel Messi scored yet another hat-trick and surpassed 400 club goals as Barcelona came from behind to win the Catalan derby 5-1 against Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday.

Barcelona's Messi: Record is 'fantastic'

2014-11-26 15:16

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi said on Tuesday that the record is fantastic after his hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-0 win away to APOEL Nicosia lifted him to 74 goals to make him the highest ever scorer in the Champions League.

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