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Tag: Lionel Messi

South America football bosses fire back at Messi jibe

Conmebol says the accusations levelled by Lionel Messi to them is unacceptable.

Angry Messi slams ‘Brazil fix’ after Copa red card

Lionel Messi says the tournament is fixed in favour of hosts Brazil.

‘Flagbearer’ Messi working hard despite lack of sparkle, says Scaloni

Lionel Messi agrees to sacrifice his usual buccaneering style of play for the greater good of his team, according to Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni.

While Argentina make progress, Messi toils at Copa

While Lionel Messi usually looks to be playing on a different level to his international teammates, against Venezuela it was he who looks the least likely to conjure up a moment of magic.

Argentina see off Venezuela to set up titanic Copa clash with...

Argentina deliver a much-improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa America quarterfinals, setting up an anticipated last-four meeting with Brazil.

Argentina beat Qatar 2-0 to qualify for Copa America last eight

An early goal from Lautaro Martinez and a late second from Sergio Aguero give Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar, a deserved victory that takes them into the Copa America quarterfinals to face Venezuela.

Messi’s hopes of Copa redemption crumbling under haphazard Scaloni

Lionel Messi returns to Argentina to pursue his dream of winning a trophy with his country at the Copa America, but hopes are dashing under coach Lionel Scaloni.

Messi rescues Argentina as Paraguay pay penalty

A Lionel Messi penalty salvages a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay as the two-time world champions once again struggled at the Copa America.

Argentina impressed by Messi’s desire to end trophy heartache

Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico praises captain Lionel Messi for his desire to win a trophy for his country as they prepare for their Copa America opener against Colombia.

Messi unseats Mayweather as highest-paid athlete

Mayweather did not make it into the top 100 as he only had an exhibition match last December in Japan.

Messi scores twice as Argentina routs Nicaragua 5-1

Argentina play Colombia in Salvador before taking on Paraguay and Asian champions Qatar in Group B.

Aguero: Messi still driven to win with Argentina

Despite trophy cupboards laden with club accolades, both Messi and Aguero have suffered much heartache with the Argentine national team.

Messi backs Valverde but admits Barca are still hurting

Lionel Messi wants Ernesto Valverde to continue as Barcelona coach but admits the team has not recovered from their Champions League loss to Liverpool as they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.

Liverpool aims to spoil Messi’s Champions League dream

Can Liverpool end Lionel Messi's Champions League dream? Jurgen Klopp thinks so.

Another chance for Barca’s old guard to leave heavier stamp on...

Barca are already making plans for their future as the old guards have one final go at European glory.

Messi increases iconic status at Barca with 10th La Liga crown

Lionel Messi has become Barcelona's first player to win the 10 league titles having his first title when he was 17 years old in 2005.

Messi rested as win over Alaves edges Barca closer to the...

Lionel Messi's bench start shows Barcelona are comfortable in the game race.

I cannot stop Messi alone, admits Van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will work together with Lionel Messi come the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

Klopp can’t wait for Liverpool’s ‘proper football’ showdown with Barcelona

Liverpool now march on to a clash with Lionel Messi's Barca, the first meeting of the clubs since a last-16 encounter in 2006/07 that the Reds won on away goals.

Barca reach semis with Messi exhibition against United

Barca sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory and will meet either Porto or Liverpool in the last four.

Solskjaer looking for another Nou Camp miracle

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said Lionel Messi is fit and ready to play in the second leg as Barca bid to make the semis for the first time in four years.

Solskjaer: Stopping Messi is possible

Solskjaer believes United can work to nullify Barca as a collective.

Suarez, Messi late-show sinks Atletico after Costa sees red

Barcelona beats Atletico Madrid saved by late strikers Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

Barca reliance on Messi underlined in escape act at Villarreal

Barca's reliance on their captain is even starker in the Copa del Rey: they were beaten 2-1 at Levante and 2-0 at Sevilla in first leg games while Messi was left at home.