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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.

Argentine 8-year-old Messi lookalike makes headlines

2013-11-28 14:59

An Argentine eight-year-old prodigy from the southern Andes who could be mistaken as a clone of Lionel Messi may soon be taking the same road to soccer glory as the Barcelona ace.

Messi named best player and best LFP striker

2013-12-03 20:36

The Spanish Football League (LFP) announced its awards for the 2012-2013 season in a gala event late on Monday night.

Barca rides Messi's trio grande

2014-03-25 07:23

Defending La Liga champ back in hunt after thrilling 4-3 win over Real Madrid

Messi hat trick gives Barca win

2014-03-24 16:25

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to give Barcelona a 4-3 win at 10-man Real Madrid in an electrifying and contentious "clasico" match that kept the three-way Spanish league title race wide open.

Maradona: Messi doesn't need title

2014-03-06 07:20

Lionel Messi does not need a World Cup winners' medal to be considered among soccer's all-time greats, fellow Argentine Diego Maradona said on Tuesday.

Valdano calls Messi, Ronaldo 'super heroes'

2013-11-26 10:51

A prominent former football player and top official at a leading Spanish club, Jorge Valdano believes Argentine star Lionel Messi and his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo "are super heroes".

Buffon votes for Pirlo in FIFA Golden Ball poll

2013-11-26 09:13

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon disclosed that he had voted for Juventus and Italy teammate Andrea Pirlo in this year's FIFA Golden Ball poll.

Messi receives record 3rd Golden Boot

2013-11-21 08:35

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was presented with a record third Golden Boot on Wednesday for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season.

Meet new uniforms for Brazil 2014 World Cup

2013-11-15 14:24

Spanish national soccer team players pose for group photo during the presentation of the new uniform for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup in Madrid, Spain, Nov 13, 2013.

Messi out for 6-8 weeks

2013-11-13 10:48

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks due to a muscle tear in his left hamstring, the Spanish club said on Monday, his third leg injury this season.

Teammate expects to see Messi magic against Milan

2013-11-06 07:01

Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez believes Lionel Messi's uncharacteristic La Liga goal drought is nothing to worry about ahead of his side's Champions League encounter with AC Milan on Wednesday.

Messi injured in Barcelona win

2013-09-29 11:20

Lionel Messi injured a leg for the second time this season in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Almeria on Sept 28, leaving him doubtful for next week's Champions League match at Glasgow Celtic.

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