Lionel Messi & Camp Nou

Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays in La Liga for FC Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team, mainly as a forward. Camp Nou (New Field) is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain which has been the home of FC Barcelona since 1957. 5.0/5

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Lionel Messi signs a contract extension at which will keep him at Camp Nou till 2021. Do you think Messi wil…
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Against Man City, Lionel Messi played his 50th Champions League game at Camp Nou and has now scored 50 Champions League
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Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in a sensational display as Barcelona beat Manchester City 4-0 at the Camp Nou on...
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the annual Joan Gamper Trophy match at the Camp Nou @
Tonight was the first time in 358 days Lionel Messi failed to score a league goal in Camp Nou.
ON THIS DAY: In 2010, Lionel Messi scored all 4 as Barcelona beat Arsenal 4-1 at Camp Nou in the Champions League. htt…
Lionel Messi on a cat, that was at the Camp Nou for Barcelona's opener.
Lionel Messi has scored 9 goals at the Camp Nou against Valencia. The most by any player.
Lionel Messi names his favourite stadium…and it’s not the Nou Camp
Lionel Messi says his favourite European ground is in Scotland. And it's not Fir Park! Astonishing.
Lionel Messi picks his favourite stadium...and it's not the Nou Camp. Find out where.
One week ago today I was in the Nou Camp watching Lionel Messi. probably best football experience I've ever had.
Pep Guardiola said it was a "privilege" to witness Lionel Messi's display at the Camp Nou last night:
Manchester United lead the race for massive £200 million Lionel Messi deal The further speculation comes after Lionel Messi last night revealed more doubts about his future at Barcelona Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester City in recent times, subsequent to a fall out with manager Luis Enrique. Messi has labelled rumours about his father negotiating with the Premier League duo about a possible move 'lies' and that his future lays at Barcelona. However, following Ronaldo's crown at the Ballon D'Or ceremony in Zurich last night, the 27-year-old began to cause more speculation over his future, hinting at move away from the Camp Nou. Messi said: "I am not sure If I will go back to Newell's Old Boys one day. I am not sure where I will be next year." "I have always said that I will end my career at Barcelona but as Cristiano said: 'Only God knows the future.' Things in football can change overnight." And now the Guardian claims that Manchester United are poised t ...
Rumours: METRO: Chelsea are looking to gazump Manchester City in the race for Wilfried Bony, with a last-ditch move for the Ivorian. The Premier League champions are expected to confirm the deal in the coming days but the Blues remain keen. DAILY EXPRESS: Chelsea are ready to sign Marco Reus or Juan Cuadrado as as replacement for Andre Schurrle. The Blues are ready to activate the Borussia Dortmund forward's release claus with a £20m bid. Daily Mail: Wolfsburg are preparing to make a move for Andre Schurrle. The Bundesliga side are preparing a €30m (£23m) bid for the Chelsea forward who has started just five Premier League games this season. DAILY STAR: Lionel Messi is ready to quit Barcelona in the summer. The Argentina international will listen to offers from Chelsea and Manchester City if they offer him a €625m (£500m) package to move from Camp Nou. Daily Mail: Luis Suarez is not happy at Barcelona and he is planning to return to England next season. Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United a ...
Everyone knows Barca don’t want to sell Messi’ Josep Bartomeu has attempted to play down suggestions the club’s star man wants to leave Camp Nou in the wake of reports that Chelsea are closing in on a deal for the Argentine Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has dismissed reports Lionel Messi is looking to leave the club. The Argentine star has been the subject of interest from the Premier League in recent weeks and Chelsea and Manchester City have been credited with serious interest. Speaking at a press conference to announce the club had brought forward their presidential elections to this summer, he said: “I can’t come out every day to deny every rumour floating around the club. Lionel Messi has a contract, he’s happy here and keen to win more titles. There’s nothing to panic about in that regard. “The dressing room is a sacred place. Many things can happen there but they stay there. “Lionel Messi is the leader of our team. He is our Best Player and we are counting on his servic ...
La Liga: Are Barcelona in crisis? Five problems currently gripping the Camp Nou giants The year may only be a week old but Barcelona have already been engulfed in a storm in the days since Luis Enrique's side slipped to a damaging away defeat at David Moyes' Real Sociedad on Sunday. Amid plenty of speculation regarding both on and off-pitch matters at Camp Nou – including the future of star player Lionel Messi – we take a look at five of the biggest problems currently gripping the Catalan club. Instability at the top The growing sense that Barcelona are a club descending into crisis was heightened the day after the team’s loss to Real Sociedad when they sacked Andoni Zubizarreta as director of football after four years in the job. The former Camp Nou goalkeeper’s sudden departure was followed within the hour by his assistant Carles Puyol, the club legend and ex-captain who only retired from playing last summer. The statement announcing Zubizarreta’s departure made clear that the decision had bee ...
Lionel Messi is worth €87 million more than Cristiano Ronaldo , according to research within the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in Switzerland. The 27-year-old attacker has won four Ballons d'Or in his career so far and skippered Argentina to the World Cup final last year, winning the Golden Ball award for being the Best Player in the process. Like Ronaldo with Real Madrid, Messi has a contract with Barcelona until June 2018, although reports have been circulating in recent weeks that he might swap Camp Nou for Chelsea due to discontent in Catalunya. But Chelsea will know Messi will not be cheap: the Football Observatory, a research group within CIES, suggest Messi currently has a valuation of €220m. Ronaldo is next in the list, valued at €133m, while world- record signing Gareth Bale sits in 10th with an estimated net worth of €60m to the Santiago Bernabeu club. Chelsea have three players in the top 10: Eden Hazard is rated at €99m in third spot just ahead of fourth-placed Diego ...
Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain: Messi, Neymar & Suarez seal top spot for Blaugrana Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French titleholders ahead but the Blaugrana's all-star attack turned the game on its head to ensure that the Catalans will be seeded in the last 16 Dec 10, 2014 21:35:00 Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain to top spot in Champions League Group F by coming storming back from a goal down to triumph 3-1 at Camp Nou. The Catalans came into the Camp Nou clash a point adrift of the French champions, but first-half goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar – Barca's scorers in a 3-2 defeat in Paris in September - negated Zlatan Ibrahimovic's earlier effort. Luis Suarez rounded off the scoring after the interval to subject PSG to their first defeat of the season in all competitions. Ibrahimovic stunned the home crowd on his return to the club where he spent the 2009-10 campaign - driving home a left-footed effort from 12 yards after 15 minutes. Barca hit back when Messi met a Suarez cross in the six-yard box ...
The Portuguese insists that the Blues will not be signing the Barcelona superstar, despite his recent revelation that he may not finish his career at the Camp Nou, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims rumours linking Barcelona's Lionel Messi with a move to Stamford Bridge are "obviously" false. Messi sparked the rumour mill into overdrive recently when he appeared to suggest that he might not finish his career at Camp Nou. CHELSEA LATEST 8/1 Chelsea are 8/1 with Paddy Power to be Lionel Messi's next permanent clubPremier League leaders Chelsea were subsequently identified as a possible destination for the Argentine superstar - who has broken the all-time goalscoring records in both La Liga and the Champions League in the last week - while Manchester City are also monitoring his situation. But Mourinho, who went up against Messi several times during his time as Real Madrid coach, is adamant that such stories are untrue. Mourinho said on Friday: "My reaction is that the media world changed so much that the ...
What would Barcelona do without Lionel Messi? Since hinting in a recent interview with Argentine sports paperOlethat his long-term future may lie away from the Catalan club, Lionel Messi has returned to his brilliant best and broken two of football's most remarkable records in the space of four days. On Saturday, his hat-trick in the 5-1 win at home to Sevilla saw the recent gloom lifted at Camp Nou and he was given a rousing reception and a special tribute after surpassing Basque legend Telmo Zarra to become La Liga's all-time top goalscorer. And Messi's goals are also the fuel for Barca in Europe. His recent double at Ajax saw him draw level with Raul on 71 strikes in the Champions League and another hat-trick at APOEL on Tuesday means he is now the competition's leading scorer outright with 74 strikes in Europe's premier club competition. Two timely reminders, if they were needed, of just what Messi means to this team. The Argentine has been unhappy with the Barca board and on Saturday, president Josep ...
Ronaldo playing for Barcelona absurd - Cruyff The iconic Dutchman does not believe rumours the Madrid man could move to Camp Nou and thinks Lionel Messi's problem at Camp Nou is an internal issue Stefan Coerts Nov 25, 2014 09:40:00 Barcelonalegend Johan Cruyff has laughed off suggestions the Catalans could try to sign Real Madridstar Cristiano Ronaldoat some stage in the future. A number of reports have claimed the Portugal international could be on his way to the Camp Nou side after ex-president Joan Laporta met with his agent Jorge Mendes earlier this month. Laporta is expected to contest the next Barca presidential election and it had been suggested he met with Mendes to discuss a potential move for Ronaldo if he were to be elected club president again. Nevertheless, Cruyff - a close ally of Laporta - has stressed that Ronaldo will never wear the Barcelona jersey. "It is an absurdity to think Cristiano Ronaldo could play for Barcelona," the Dutchman toldCadena Cope. Cruyff then went on to discuss the s ...
Messi revels in Champions League milestone 26 November 2014 Lionel Messi reflected on breaking the Uefa Champions League goalscoring record as "a wonderful thing" after his hat-trick against APOEL. The prolific Barcelona forward surpassed Real Madrid legend Raul's tally of 71 goals by scoring his second hat-trick in as many games on Tuesday. Messi took centre stage after Luis Suarez netted his first Barca goal as the Catalan giants coasted to a 4-0 Group F victory in Nicosia. The mercurial Messi became the top scorer in La Liga history with a treble in a 5-1 hammering of Sevilla on Saturday and the Argentina talisman revelled in his latest milestone. "Achieving this record in a competition like this is a wonderful thing. But, beyond that it was a very important game," said Messi, who now has 74 Champions League goals. Luis Enrique's side face French champions Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou next month knowing a win would ensure they finish top of the group and Messi is determined to achieve that goal. He ...
Lionel Messi watches La Liga goalscoring record tribute video on Nou Camp pitch with teammates
GBAM!!! Messi’s record will last 600 years’ Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on former player Lionel Messi after his heroic feat last weekend, insisting the forward’s record will stand for “600 years”. The Barcelona ace’s hat-trick against Sevilla took him to 253 La Liga goals in 289 matches, breaking Telmo Zarra’s record of 251 as he became the new highest goal- scorer in the Spanish League. Guardiola, under whom Messi thrived in the Spanish coach’s four-year tenure at the Camp Nou, was full of praise for his former starlet, and believes his record will stand for years to come. "He is only 27 years old and he has already beaten the record,” said the Bayern boss. “His record will not last for 60 years, but 600 years." Speculation of unrest with the Catalans has fuelled reports of a possible move away from Spain, yet Guardiola said he hopes the new record-holder will finish his career at the club he joined when he was just 13 years old. "I hope that Messi will end his ...
The Argentina international equalled Telmo Zarra's previous tally of 251 goals with a sublime free kick before then adding two more to set a new mark Lionel Messi smashed the all-time Liga goalscoring record with a sublime hat-trick as Barcelona slaughtered Sevilla 5-1 at Camp Nou on Saturday night. The prolific Argentine took the his tally of Spanish top-flight goals to 253 with a treble either side of the break, moving past Telmo Zarra's record of 251 that had stretched back to 1955. Messi, who made his Liga debut in 2004, has achieved the feat in 289 appearances - 11 more than the legendary Athletic Bilbao forward Zarra.
142 - Lionel Messi has scored 56% out of his 253 La Liga goals at the Camp Nou. Unforgettable
A different discourse. Lionel Messi's claims that he no longer knows whether his long-term future lies at Barcelona are fruit of the forward's growing frustration at the Catalan club. Once a marriage made in heaven, Messi and Barca could now be set for an unhappy break-up. The Argentine attacker has always said he wants to retire at Camp Nou or at least stay until late in his career before ending up at boyhood club Newell's in Argentina, but he has now changed his tune. On Tuesday, he told Argentine sports daily Ole that he does not know what the future holds. And it was no coincidence. Amid the criticism under compatriot Gerardo Martino, Messi contemplated leaving Barca last season and even expressed his concerns to former coach Tito Vilanova in a visit to the former Blaugrana boss before his death in April. Vilanova convinced Messi to stay less than a week prior to his passing but the player and his team still studied an offer from Paris Saint-Germain and would now be open to considering a move next sum ...
Lionel Messi has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could leave Barcelona, admitting that while he has always intended to retire at Camp Nou, "sometimes things don't work out as you plan".
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IS LIONEL MESSI A ONE-FOOTED FOOTBALLER? Barcelona have released a graphic detailing how and where Lionel Messi has scored his 71 Champions League goals. The Argentine has scored a huge 59 of them with his left foot, and only eight with his right. The diminutive record breaker has also managed four off his head. Whether he's home or away doesn't seem to matter much to the World Cup Golden Ball winner, with 38 being scored at the Camp Nou and 31 at other grounds. He has also scored twice in the neutral final. He is simply fantastic!
Messi thinks faster than anyone - Neymar Following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Ajax, the Brazilian hailed the Blaugrana's teamwork and also underlined their excitement at getting to face Real Madrid on Saturday Oct 22, 2014 10:59:19 Neymar has showered Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi with praise for his quick-thinking as the duo continued their fine goalscoring form in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Ajax. Both the Brazilian and the Argentine scored as Luis Enrique's men bagged all three points in their third Champions League group game of the season, sending them on to six points - one behind Group F leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar has now scored 10 times in as many games this season, while Messi has nine goals in 11 matches, and the Brazil forward believes their teamwork is reaping rewards in 2014-15. "What we are doing is helping our team score goals with our passes," Neymar, 22, told reporters after the win at Camp Nou. "Messi is the best, he thinks faster than everyone else [in football]. Overall, the team ...
10 years of Messi: The moments which made the superstar Lionel Messi celebrates 10 years since making his Liga debut for Barcelona today, and what a ride it has been. He has defined an era, along with his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo, and become one of the greatest sporting icons of all time, winning six Liga titles, two Copa Del Reys and three Champions Leagues. [THE GREATEST QUOTES ABOUT LIONEL MESSI] As he celebrates a decade in the game, here are the 10 moments which made Messi the superstar he is today. The legend begins: Everything started on October 16, 2004 in a league match against Espanyol, when a player aged just 17 years, three months and 22 days entered the field of play as a substitute for Deco. Messi was wearing the No. 30 shirt with his future No. 10 jersey still being occupied by the great Ronaldinho. That first goal: It took seven and a half months for Messi to score his first goal for Barcelona and it came against Albacete at Camp Nou on May 1, 2005. Ronaldinho scooped a pass over the t ...
Lionel Messi has scored against Athletic Bilbao in Barcelona's last 6 games at the Camp Nou [md]
Rakitic: Messi the best in historyThe Croatian lavished further praiseon his Argentine team-mate and stressed Xavi's idol status, despite being picked ahead of him for La Liga's opener Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer in history - not just in modern football - according toBarcelonateam-mate Ivan Rakitic.The Croatian had already describedMessi as "miraculous" ahead of the2014-15 campaignbut, with La Liga now under way, he has confidently described the four-time Ballon d'Orwinner as peerless among any footballers ever."The team's brilliant, really awesome," the 26-year-old told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. "We must not relax and enjoy it though.""I always see Messi at his very best,there's hardly any need to talk much about him. He's the best in the world and the best in the history of football."Rakitic also commented on another Camp Nou legend, Xavi, whom he was chosen by coach Luis Enrique to start ahead of in Barca's openingmatch of La Liga's season last Sunday."We all know what a ...
Only player to score El Clasico hatricks at Camp Nou and Bernabeu. LIONEL MESSI
Messi would welcome Suarez at Barcelona Source: Sunday People Saturday, 28 June 2014 23:29 Lionel Messi is fully supportive of Barcelona's attempts to sign Luis Suarez and would welcome the Uruguyan at Camp Nou with sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta having consulted the Argentine about the move. U see Messi rules Barcelona.
Six games, zero goals - how has Simeone stopped Messi? With Barcelona needing to win at Camp Nou on Saturday to claim La Liga, Goal takes a look at how their Best Player has been nullified by the Rojiblancos in recent meetings How do you stop Lionel Messi? Coaches all over the world have thought long and hard in an attempt to discover an antidote to the Argentine's brilliance, but very few have managed it. Thwarting the four-time Ballon d'Or winner is almost impossible, it seems, yet one man has done it six times in a row. Diego Simeone has had some fortune on his side during that time, but the Argentine's remarkable record against his compatriot is much more than just luck and certainly no coincidence. So how has he done it? Messi made hay against Atletico for many a year, netting 20 goals in his first 14 fixtures versus the Madrid side. But since Simeone's arrival, he has found himself halted and is now without a goal in his last six games against the Rojiblancos: 431 minutes in total. The first of thos ...
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has agreed a new contract, the Camp Nou club ha confirmed.
BREAKING: Eden Hazard SET FOR BARCELONA MOVE! Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is set to join Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The Belgian was publicly criticized by boss Jose Mourinho following the Champion League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid and it appears his long-term future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt. And with the Blues reportedly looking to cash in on their star player, Barcelona are prepared to offer him an escape route from London. The Catalans desperately need high-profile signings following a very disappointing season and they are ready to pull all the stops to lure Hazard to Camp Nou. Barcelona are planning to send scouts to England to finalise the deal. The player himself is reportedly interested in a switch to Barcelona, where his attacking qualities would be properly utilized. Hazard, who has compared himself to Barca LEGEND Lionel Messi in the past, is reportedly one of their number one targets - with Barca seeing him play ...
Real Madrid could sign Lionel Messi, claims Hugo Sanchez. Barcelona are in danger of pushing superstar Lionel Messi into the hands of their biggest rivals Real Madrid, warns former La Liga star Hugo Sanchez. There are growing murmurs emerging from Camp Nou that Messi is no longer happy at the Catalan club after being carelessly looked after by the club's staff. Messi has struggled with injury this term and many believe the pressure on him to perform has been too great, leading to his discontent. Real Madrid legend, Sanchez, says that Barcelona are in a very vulnerable position this summer and could see bids coming in for the Argentine from a number of clubs - including Real Madrid. "Messi is not feeling valued highly enough by Barcelona with his contract and they must be careful." "If Barca are careless, I can see Real Madrid signing him." Transfers between the Nou Camp and the Bernabeu are understandably rare. The last player to do so was Javier Saviola, who swapped Catalonia for the Spanish capital in 2 ...
Manchester City are preparing to make an audacious bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the summer transfer window, which would make the Argentine the most expensive player in football. Although the Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has claimed Lionel Messi will be offered a new contract in the summer, it is unclear whether he will sign on as sources close to the diminutive play maker have revealed that he has become disillusioned with Barcelona's hierarchy, with certain board members making it clear that they feel Messi's abilities are waning. It is also believed that since Neymar's arrival, Messi does not feel like the main man in Gerardo Martino's side, leading him to consider his future at the Camp Nou. This will serve as an unnecessary distraction to Barcelona's fans and players and will add to their on-field woes, with the Blaugrana on course to finish a season with no silverware for the first time since 2008. This is due to Barcelona being knocked out of the quarter finals of the Champions League b ...
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has denied that Lionel Messi is unhappy at the Camp Nou, despite the Blaugrana talisman having cut a sorry figure of late as his side suffered consecutive setbacks in the Champions League and La Liga.
PREVIEW Barcelona v Atletico Madrid; Champions League | Camp Nou | Tue 1 Apr | 7:45pm The lowdown These two sides have already played each other three times this season and there hasn't been a winner. Luckily for us, they were all exciting and entertaining matches. They weren't blessed with goals or lots of chances, but they were intriguing in a tactical way. BARCELONA FORM Espanyol 0-1 Barca (Lge) Barca 3-0 Celta Vigo (Lge) Real Madrid 3-4 Barca (Lge) Barca 7-0 Osasuna (Lge) Barca 2-1 Man City (Cup) Atletico Madrid FORM Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico (Lge) Atletico 1-0 Granada (Lge) Real Betis 0-2 Atletico (Lge) Atletico 1-0 Espanyol (Lge) Atletico 4-1 Milan (Cup) Confidence is high at Camp Nou, after they were just two Lionel Messi kicks from being out of the title race. The win in the Clásico wasn't all about the referee, despite what the Real Madrid dressing room are proclaiming. Atlético Madrid are very much in the reckoning for major trophies; the team is hard-working and fun to watch, just like the ...
placing his name wherever he can. He torments opposition players with his godly skills and killer finishing. After scoring in every La Liga stadium, one fact still remains strange to the stats of the Argentinean: Lionel Messi has never scored in Espanyol’s new stadium Cornellà since it opened in 2009. With 236 goals in the league for the little man, it seems strange that Messi has yet to celebrate in the Espanyol stadium despite scoring goals against Espanyol in Camp Nou and in Montjuïc. It almost seems like the stadium which will host Saturday’s Derbi Barceloní has a curse over the 26-year old. Will he break it today?
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Lionel Messi has scored more of his 21 clasico goals at the Bernabeu (12) than at the Camp Nou (9) [via
By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Writer TheClasicois back. Real Madrid and Barcelona battle it out once again in the famous fixture on Sunday, this time with La Liga at stake and, as usual, their hopes rest respectively upon the shoulders of the world's two finest footballers: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Cristiano and Leo meet for the 21st time in aClasicoclash since the Portuguese moved to Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for what promises to be another intriguing installment of the pair's compelling conflict. But which of the two has peformed better in their meetings over the past five seasons? There was little joy for Ronaldo in his first campaign in Spain. The Portuguese returned from injury to face Barcelona at Camp Nou in La Liga, but Manuel Pellegrini's side lost out to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic volley in a tight encounter and Messi netted the opener in the Primera Division clash at the Santiago Bernabeu later in the season as Pep Guardiola's side won 2-0. The teams' next meeting was much ...
Barcelona have hit out at rumours that coach Gerardo Martino has decided the leave the club at the end of the season. Fresh reports surfaced on Monday in the Spanish media which suggested the Argentine has taken the decision to step down from his role during the summer after just one year in charge. The club have moved to condemn the speculation as false, however, with Manel Arroyo - vice-president in charge of the Blaugrana's media and communications - making it clear they had no intention to allow Martino to leave. Arroyo also added that Lionel Messi's future would be at Camp Nou and stressed that a contract renewal should be a priority for the club.
FACT: Lionel Messi has contributed to more goals in the Santiago Bernabeu(16) than in the Camp Nou(13)
to be fair Lionel Messi is already at Camp nou, Catalan when he's 12 years old. Not just like Cristiano when he's a star for his own country for a club like (Sporting Lisbon). He's Portuguese star who make it started on his country and make it for another 2 countries and always a bloody shiner. Cristiano got deserve for a tied of Ballon D'Or shares with Messi. Just Like Mourinho to conquer in 3 different top European league and does it. the question mark for Messi, does he could do it in another country besides Espana & Argentine? in this case i would to make in 3 different country and makes it. When we've got chosen one there's always to be a proven one in each of our selves. Lets try to prooves it.
Lionel Messi wants to end his career at Barcelona after becoming the club's all-time leading scorer.
A history-making hat-trick' - Goal's World Player of the Week Lionel Messi By Alec Fenn Mar 17, 2014 12:00:00 PM  World Player of the Week  Lionel Messi  AGE 26 POSITION Forward PLAYS FOR Barcelona WEEK IN NUMBERS APPS (GOALS SCORED) 2(4) TIME ON PITCH 180 PREVIOUS WINS 13 Barcelona 7-0 Osasuna Did people really believe Lionel Messi's magical powers had suddenly deserted him? He may have taken a little while to refind his best form since his return from injury, but four goals in a week have seen him guide Barcelona into the Champions League quarter-finals and take his place in the record books yet again. Goal's Miguel Churruca said: "The Argentinian forward put in a stunning performance last Wednesday during the Champions League clash against Manchester City, when Barcelona confirmed their qualification to the quarter-finals. Messi made it 1-0 in the second half and calmed Camp Nou after a turbulent week. "As well as his European appearance, Messi was brilliant on Sunday in the 7-0 win over Osasu ...
76533545 BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 24: Neymar of FC Barcelona with his son Davi Lucca (L) and his team-mate Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with his son Thiago pose for a photo prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on September 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) 2013 Getty Images
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NEWS: Record-Breaker, Messi Stars in Barca Victory Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a 7-0 demolition of Osasuna at Camp Nou on Sunday. Gerardo Martino's men had bounced back from last weekend's shock defeat at Real Valladolid with a Uefa Champions League win over Manchester City on Wednesday. And the reigning Spanish champions also put their league assault back on track with Lionel Messi the central figure in a comprehensive win. The Argentinian's hat-trick saw him move ahead of Paulino Alcantara to become Barcelona's all-time leading goalscorer, with the latter's record of 369 having included goals in friendlies. Alexis Sanchez, Andres Iniesta, Cristian Tello and Pedro were also on target as Barca moved back to within four points of leaders Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico at the Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi says Barcelona were back to their best on Wednesday night as they beat Manchester City 2-1 to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals. Messi was in fine form throughout the game and opened the scoring in the first-half as the Catalan giants defeated Manuel Pellegrini's side in Camp Nou, winning 4-1 on aggregate. Despite reaching the last-eight of club football's most prestigious competition, the Blaugrana have come under a lot of criticism as they have slipped four points behind league leaders Real Madrid in La Liga. Speaking after the game, Messi said Barca deserved the victory against the Premier League club and feels his side's performance was of the level people have come to expect of them in recent years. "We defeated a very difficult rival," he told Canal+. "After two very serious slip-ups [in the league] when we didn’t play well, today we saw the Barcelona that people expect to see. “We played well throughout and achieved our objective of getting through. “Despite their g ...
FC Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi scores the first of five goals against Bayer Leverkusen during the Uefa Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, 07 March 2012. Barca won 7-1, Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League game.
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Lionel Messi n Dani Alves' goal earned Barcelona a win over Manchester City that takes them into the Champions League last eight.after 4-1 win on Aggregrate at Camp Nou in Barcelona,spain
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Manchester City will need an epic comeback against Barcelona on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals. Barcelona won the first leg 2-0, so City will need to create plenty of goals at the Camp Nou to overturn the first-leg deficit. The Spanish champion has lost two of its three matches since winning at Etihad Stadium, with questions swirling around Lionel Messi, Neymar and coach Gerardo Martino. City, meanwhile, is missing coach Manuel Pellegrini to a touchline ban after the Chilean criticized the first-leg referee. Here are five things to know about the match: ___ MESSI EXPECTATIONS: In Barcelona, questions abound about Lionel Messi. He has 27 goals but has not looked his usual vibrant self, tending to drift out of games like in recent losses to Real Sociedad and Valladolid. The Argentina forward, who was also spotted throwing up on the field during a recent match, has the distractions of the World Cup in Brazil plus reports that City is offering a world record bi ...
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The two clubs have smoothed over relations since the resignation of Barca President Sandro Rosell, plus Spurs' Livermore ploy and a potential new deal for Costel Pantilimon Feb 23, 2014 9:42:00 AM Man City AND BARCA BURY THE HATCHET Manchester City and Barcelona officials are back on cordial terms after both clubs went out of their way to smooth things over after a two-year spat. Something of a non-aggression pact has been put in place following recent meetings between top officials, with the clubs now set to steer clear of signing key players from each other. Midfielder Denis Suarez was recently allowed to join Barca but City continue to be fleetingly linked with a world-record bid for Lionel Messi at some stage in the future, and there have been rumours of a move to Camp Nou for Sergio Aguero. City CEO Ferran Soriano and technical director Txiki Begiristain were told to stay clear of poaching staff and players from Barcelona after they moved to Eastlands in 2012. Relations between the clubs soured furth ...
Barcelona are ready to make Lionel Messi the best-paid player in world football and have started negotiations over a new contract at Camp Nou. [mpd] -SK.
Valencia stun Barcelona at Camp Nou !!! Valencia snatched a shock 3-2 win at 10-man Barcelona, dealing a huge title blow to Tata Martino’s side. Barcelona seemed to be cruising after Alexis Sanchez’s sublime 7th-minute chip, dominating possession until Dani Parejo exploited terrible defending to equalise just before half-time. Pablo Piatti added a second early in the second half as Valencia again hit Barca on the counter, but the hosts were given a lifeline whenRicardo Costa was incorrectly penalised for handball in the box. The ball clearly struck the Valencia captain’s shoulder, and with his arm by his side it was a dreadful decision. Lionel Messi equalised from the spot, his first Liga goal since September. But Valencia would not be denied as Paco Alcacer converted the excellent Sofiane Feghouli’s low cross, with Jordi Alba’s dismissal for a second yellow card forcing Barca to play the final 13 minutes with 10 men. The result means both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid can overtake Barcelona a ...
Sergio Busquets admitted that Barcelona's 3-2 defeat against Valencia could hand the initiative to Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on Sunday. The Catalans took the lead through Alexis Sanchez but goals from Dani Parejo, Pablo Piatti and Paco Alcacer ended a run of 25 straight league wins at Camp Nou for Barca, who earned a consolation through a Lionel Messi penalty shortly before Jordi Alba was sent off.
Barcelona saw their 25-match winning run at home in La Liga come to an end on Saturday as Valencia beat the champions 3-2 at Camp Nou. On a day when Spanish football remembered former national team coach Luis Aragones, who died on Saturday, Gerardo Martino’s side got off to a fine start as Alexis Sanchez’s seventh-minute effort fortuitously beat Valencia keeper Diego Alves and, although they generally dominated the first half, the visitors drew level just before the break. Dani Parejo finished off a move he started to peg the hosts back and the diminutive Pablo Piatti put Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men ahead with a header early in the second half. Lionel Messi then equalised for Barca from the penalty spot on 54 minutes after Ricardo Costa was adjudged to have handled in the area, ending a run of three matches in all competitions without a goal, but Paco Alcacer guided Sofiane Feghouli’s cross past Victor Valdes five minutes later to put Valencia back in front.. Jordi Alba was sent off for the hosts wit ...
See the goals from the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi makes a scoring return from injury
[Video]: Camp Nou goes mad as Lionel Messi returns to action after 2-months.
Lionel Messi is back to Camp Nou doing wot he does best i.e scoring goalsss. 2goals in 2minutes 89' n 90' immediately he came in 4rm bench against getafe in Copa Del Rey.truly he's a football god...
A brace each from Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi saw Barcelona to a 4-0 win over Getafe in their first leg Copa Del Rey Last 16 match at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
Messi won't leave Barca as long as I'm president - Rosell The Barcelona president insists it will be almost impossible for the Argentine to leave the club despite revealing there have been no discussions over a fresh deal By Joe Wright Dec 12, 2013 5:09:00 PM Barcelona are not in talks with Lionel Messi over a new contract, according to President Sandro Rosell. Speculation has mounted that the Argentine ace is eager for an improved salary at Camp Nou to match that of summer signing Neymar, despite the player having only signed a new deal until 2018 last year. Blaugrana vice-president Javier Faus revealed earlier this week that the club have no plans to open negotiations with the 26-year-old at present, and Rosell has now backed up those claims - though he insists there is no chance the attacker could leave the club. "At the moment, no," he told reporters when asked if there were discussions over a new deal, before adding: "While I am president, I think it would be extremely difficult for Messi to leave th ...
Brazil legend Ronaldo has backed Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or for a fifth straight year. The Argentine has slipped to third-favourite to win the Fifa accolade with the bookies, behind Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery. But the former Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabeu striker suggested Messi can take home the award once again and tipped the Argentine to come back strong from his current injury, which has seen him sidelined for the remainder of 2013. "I think Messi will win the Ballon d'Or again," Ronaldo is quoted as saying by Marca. "Messi has spent the last five years playing so many matches and he is the biggest star in world football. Now, this injury isn't serious, but maybe resting will allow him to recharge his batteries." Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or twice in his career - for his performances in 1997 and in 2002.
Alves joins a growing list of injury problems at Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Victor Valdes, Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique all currently sidelined. Spain star Xavi and attacking youngster Cristian Tello are also doubtful for Saturday's game with Granada.
Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Rampant Neymar outshines Bale The Brazil star opened the scoring at Camp Nou as he upstaged the world's most expensive player, who was withdrawn from the action midway through the second half Oct 26, 2013 6:50:00 PM Neymar Clasico Barcelona Real Madrid 26102013Goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez saw Gerardo Martino win his first Clasico in charge of Barcelona as they ran out 2-1 winners over Real Madrid on Saturday evening. Jese Rodriguez scored a late consolation forLos Blancos, but the damage had already been done following the Brazilian's close range effort in the first half and Sanchez's moment of brilliance in the second. The win moves Barcelona four points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga, and six ahead of their opponents. Lionel Messi returned for Martino’s side for his first start in the league for four weeks following a thigh injury, with the hosts also boosted by the return of Javier Mascherano and Daniel Alves. Madrid gave Gareth Bale his first Clasic ...
The last time Lionel Messi failed to score at the Camp Nou was 357 days ago, spanning 13 home La Liga games
Great News! Looking for a Larsson - Klose, Lewandowski & the strikers who could move to Barcelona in January. For the first season in memory, Barcelona do not have a recognised centre-forward in their first-team squad. Even though Lionel Messi has largely been used in the 'false nine' role in recent seasons, the Catalans could count on David Villa as an alternative, as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto'o in previous seasons. Barca boast excellent options among their fantastic forwards, of course, with Cesc Fabregas, Neymar and even Alexis Sanchez suited to a central role in addition to Messi. None of them, however, are out- and-out strikers - and coach Gerardo Martino is keen to boost his front line by bringing in a recognised centre-forward. There is one condition, though: the player who comes in must be prepared to bide his time on the bench and wait for opportunities, much like Henrik Larsson did during his time at Camp Nou between 2004 and 2006. Barca hope to identify a 'new Larsson' - a playe ...
Neymar: I'm still the same player The Selecao ace is now drawing plaudits after a slow start to his Blaugrana career but he says he is no different than before Neymar has dismissed suggestions that he has had to change his game in any way to fit in at Barcelona, insisting that he is "still the same player" that shone for Brazil at the Confederations Cup. The 21-year-old attacker has been under constant scrutiny since his summer switch to Camp Nou from Santos, with the likes of Johan Cruyff suggesting that he was simply not compatible with Blaugrana superstar Lionel Messi. Neymar has been excelling in the absence of the injured Argentine, playing a key role in last week's wins over Celtic and Valladolid, but he says that it is not as if he is suddenly performing anything differently just become Barca's No.10 is out of action. “Nothing has changed," he told reporters on Monday. "I’m still the same player, playing the same football, but right now everything is going well. “When we made the decision [to ...
It is no secret. I love soccer. Today, we toured the FC Barcelona stadium, Camp Nou. We were able to walk through the tunnel to the pitch, the same tunnel through which last night Lionel Messi, possibly the greatest soccer player ever, walked for the game against Real Sociedad and the tunnel that has been graced by other greats, be they visitors or Barca players, including Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo, Cruyf, and Henry. How very cool.
FC Barcelona vs Ajax Player Ratings Uefa Champions League 9/21/13 LIVE 12:00 AM BST NORTH CAROLINA VS. VIRGINIA TECH FC BARCELONA 4vs0 AJAX Played September 18, 2013 7:45 PM BST Camp Nou — Barcelona Referee: S. Moen Attendance: 79412 22′ Messi 55′ Messi 69′ Piqué 75′ Messi PreviewTeam NewsPlay by Play Lineups & Stats Match Report Player Ratings FC Barcelona Ajax Player Ratings: Barcelona 4-0 Ajax Goal rates the players on show as Lionel Messi's mesmeric performance gets the Blaugrana's European campaign off to the perfect start By Tom Webber 815 Comments FC BARCELONA 3.46 60 9 27614 Víctor Valdés The keeper did not have a lot to do until Van Rhijn's header called him into action on 30 minutes. He then produced a string of top saves after the break, including saving Sigthorsson's penalty. 15313 Adriano A good performance at left-back, although he did not see an awful lot come down his flank in terms of attacking intent. He regularly pushed on to offer support to Neymar and helped his tea ...
European Champions League Results: Messi Gets Hat-Trick as Barca Thrash Ajax. Matchday one football in the Uefa Champions League returned on Wednesday with fixtures from the Groups E-H. In the whole eight matches which took centre- stage last night, twenty-three goals were scored, taking Matchday one goal tally to a total of 53 goals. It was a bad night for last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund and Europa Cup winners Chelsea who were beaten away and at home respectively. Lionel Messi netted the twenty-fourth hat-trick of his Barcelona career at the Camp Nou to take his Champions League goal haul to 62 goals in 80 games. Marseille 1- 2 Arsenal ‘The Gunners’ recorded their tenth successive away win as they cruised past Marseille at the Stade Velodrome. Theo Walcott opened scoring with a superb volley after a defensive error, before the inform Aaron Ramsey placed the game beyond the reach of the Ligue 1 side. A stoppage-time penalty by Marseille’s Ghanaian export Jordan Ayew was all but a consol ...
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Barcelona should sell Lionel Messi. So said Johan Cruyff earlier this week, claiming the Catalan club cannot accommodate both the Argentine and summer signing Neymar in the same side next season. Back in the real world, however, Barca fans need not worry: selling Messi is as far from anyone's mind at Camp Nou as changing the club colours to all white. Cruyff's opinions seems strange: his own Barcelona side was filled with superstars such as Hristo Stoichkov, Romario and Michael Laudrup and, although problems did arise, this was usually in conflict with the coach himself. And that team - the Dream Team - went on to achieve great things, becoming the first Barca side to clinch a European Cup (in 1992) and winning four straight Liga titles (between 1991 and 1994) following a prolonged period of dominance by Real Madrid. On Sunday, with Messi missing, Barcelona fans will be given a glimpse of their latest Dream Team as new man Neymar and Dani Alves of Brazil square up to Spain's nine Blaugrana representatives ...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar completed his transfer to Barcelona on Monday in a deal that unites the Brazilian star with Lionel Messi in what should be a formidable attacking partnership. Neymar signed a five-year contract with club President Sandro Rosell after choosing Barcelona over Real Madrid. The 21-year-old jogged onto the Camp Nou field for the first time in his new Barcelona jersey with "Neymar Jr" on the back. "I am very happy, very moved to be a Barcelona player and fulfill my dream," Neymar told the crowd of 56,500 that welcomed him. "I have come to add my part so that Lionel Messi continues to be the Best Player in the world." Barcelona Vice President Josep Bartomeu said that the transfer cost Barcelona 57 million euros ($74 million), to be split among Santos and three other companies that own shares of the player's rights. Bartomeu said the club had expected to pay about 40 million euros, but that "the interference of other clubs" inflated the price, an allusion to Real Madrid. Barcelona ...
I hope to one day go to Spain and watch a F.C. Barcelona game at Camp Nou! One of my biggest dreams to watch the Greatest Futbol Player in the World, Lionel Messi score! :D
Messi welcomed Neymar signing. Lionel Messi sanctioned Neymar’s £47m Barcelona transfer Barcelona consulted Lionel Messi before signing Neymar – the Camp Nou superstar gave the transfer his blessing. Lionel Messi was consulted by Barcelona president Sandro Rossell over whether he agreed with the signing of Neymar. The Camp Nou club completed the transfer of the Brazil superstar from Santos this week in a deal said to be worth £46.8million to much fanfare in front of the global media. It has now emerged, according to Marca , that Barcelona were concerned over what effect making a signing as high-profile as Neymar would have on the squad. The report claims Rossell was not only worried about the escalating costs of the Neymar deal, which was owing to increased interest from rivals Real Madrid. He was also mindful of Neymar becoming a rival of Messi, which has led to disagreements with previous forwards at the club. Messi’s response, the report says, was overwhelmingly positive and that Rosell needn ...
Pele: Neymar can surpass Messi 5 June 2013 21:15 Brazilian legend Pele believes compatriot Neymar can become a better footballer than Lionel Messi following his move to Barcelona. The 20-year-old completed a 57 million euro move to the Liga champions from Santos on Monday. He will now line-up alongside Argentine talisman Messi, who many consider to be the Best Player currently active, if not of all time. However, Pele, who spent 18 years with Santos and won three World Cups during his career, feels the new man at Camp Nou can surpass Messi's achievements. "I think it is good for him because, no doubt, Neymar was one of the Best Players in Brazil and he needed experience of playing outside," Pele told Perform. "Of course, to play in Europe is a little different to playing in South America, because the football in Europe is a little more tough. South America is a little more ball control, more technical. It will be a little tough for him to get experience, but no doubt, with Messi and Barcelona, he has a go ...
C is for the Camp Nou car park: Furious at several decisions by referee Jose Antonio Teixeira Vitienes in Madrid's Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg clash at Camp Nou in January 2012, Mourinho waited for the official in the car park following his side's elimination and directed abuse at the Cantabrian. "Now you will go and have a cigar and you will laugh, artist!" he is reported to have told the official. The Portuguese had earlier appealed for three penalties, believed Lionel Messi should have been dismissed for a second bookable offence and was unhappy at Sergio Ramos' red card. In the press room he said: "I won't speak about the referee, but what I have heard in the dressing room is that it is impossible to win here."
Incoming manager David Moyes hopes to persuade the Spaniard to reunite with his old Arsenal teammate Robin Van Persie at Manchester United in a sensational summer transfer thought to be worth around £30million. It is thought that Fabregas is unsettled at Barcelona just less than two years after rejoining his boyhood club from Arsenal. The 26-year-old has had to settle for limited playing time at the Camp Nou this season after Barcelona’s star midfield duo Andres Iniesta and Xavi being the preferred choices. This has left the player frustrated and tempted by a possible return to the Premier League. However, is the Spaniard the ideal candidate to revitalise Manchester United’s ageing midfield? This was most evident this season at Barcelona where he’s played as a second striker combining with Lionel Messi playing short passes, making off-the-ball movements and becoming another goal scoring option. In the wake of Paul Scholes' retirement, manager Moyes is looking for stability in the centre of the park ...
Neymar deal to Barcelona seems to have advanced with Barca said to be signing the final contracts to get the Santos sensation at Camp Nou with Lionel Messi and Moura already tipping him to be the next king of Europe as the remonstrate their faith in him.
Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 4-2 win over Real Betis at the Camp Nou on Sunday that sees them only needing only two more points to secure the La Liga title.
Lionel Messi emerged from the bench to score two goals as Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Betis 4-2 at Camp Nou on Sunday.
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi could be on his way out of Camp Nou next season so says his agent...
Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has offered an alternative take on Lionel Messi's qualities, naming him the best defender in the world
The Catalans' damaging defeat to Bayern highlighted theproblems within the club this term. In order to return to the greatness ofrecent years, it's time to react... Even Bayern were surprised. Barcelona needed to produce thegreatest comeback in their history on Wednesday and the one man who had giventhem a flicker of hope that a fairytale fightback was possible at all satstaring sadly from the bench. Lionel Messi was missing. The Argentine attacker played the 90 minutes in Munich inthe first leg when he clearly still had not recovered from his hamstring injurysustained in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at ParisSaint-Germain, but his brilliant cameo in the 2-2 draw at Athletic Bilbao onSaturday seemed to show he was ready for this return match. He was not. With Messi on the bench, Wednesday's second leg wasessentially over before it had even begun. Ahead of kick-off, Barca's fansrevealed a magnificent mosaic at Camp Nou with the word Orgull: Pride. Andthere was now little more to play for bec ...
Played April 6, 2013 8:00 PM UTC Barcelona 5 - 0 Mallorca Camp Nou — Barcelona | Attendance: 65127 Referee: César Muñiz Play by Play Barcelona 5-0 Mallorca: Masterclass from Fabregas as Blaugrana blow Manzano’s men away The 25-year-old compensated for Lionel Messi's absence with a scintillating display that saw him score a magnificent hat-trick and play a key role in Alexis Sanchez's double By Tom Webber Apr 6, 2013 9:50:00 PM Barcelona were in indomitable form as they brushed aside a lacklustre Mallorca side to earn a resounding 5-0 win at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants were irrepressible with both Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez putting in first-rate performances. The pair combined magnificently to end the first half with two goals and two assists each, before the Former Arsenal man - operating as a false nine in the absence of Lionel Messi - completed his hat- trick soon after the restart. Barca's superiority was clear from the off as they dominated possession with Iniesta performing brilliantly i ...
Messi hurt by Barcelona setbacks" Lionel Messi has said Barcelona's recent defeats have hurt him and that everyone at the club needs to "give a little more" to turn things around. Barca's season had been a runaway success until mid-February, but has since come off the rails with defeats to Milan in their Champions League last 16 first leg and to domestic rivals Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey and La Liga. Messi opened his own Adidas-sponsored temporary museum in central Barcelona on Wednesday after having earlier attending a squad meal organised to improve team spirit. He said neither he nor his team-mates had enjoyed their recent form but that Tuesday's return leg against Milan at the Camp Nou was an ideal opportunity to start to put things right. "I am not sad, although I am hurting," the Argentine told reporters. "I do not like to lose out on important things, and neither does the team. "We now have an ideal moment to do it [put things right]. The motivation in the dressing room to want to be better ev ...
Real Madrid-Barcelona Preview: Blaugrana out to avenge Copa exit The Catalan giants will be itching for payback at Santiago Bernabeu after getting dismantled by Jose Mourinho's side in Tuesday's cup semi-final second leg at Camp Nou By Karthick Arvinth Mar 1, 2013 9:00:00 AM Real Madrid are set to make several changes for Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona to conserve energy for the midweek Champions League trip to Manchester United. Marcelo, Luka Modric, Kaka and Karim Benzema could all feature after missing out in the 3-1 Copa Del Rey win at Camp Nou on Tuesday. Defender Sergio Ramos returns after serving a one-match ban, but winger Angel Di Maria is ineligible after his red card against Deportivo La Coruna. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is expected to start despite missing training with a fever on Wednesday. Defender Adriano (hamstring) is available while midfielder Alex Song (knee) is a minor doubt. DID YOU KNOW? Real Madrid have won 10 of their last 11 home matches in La Liga and are unbeaten in t ...
Lionel Messi has scored 28 goals in 21 official games he has played for Barcelona away from the Camp Nou this season [via
MATCH REPORT FOR BARCELONA VS Real Madrid 26/02/2013 Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 3 Real Madrid crushed bitter rivals Barcelona on their own turf in the Camp Nou to reach the Copa Del Rey final. Cristiano Ronaldo was the inspiration with two goals and defender Raphael Varane scored his second of the tie before Jordi Alba netted for Barcelona. Madrid go on to face either Sevilla or Atletico Madrid in the final, with their city rivals taking a 2-1 aggregate lead into tonight’s second leg. Lionel Messi sent an early shot across the face of goal but it was Ronaldo who fired the first meaningful salvo when he won and converted a 13th-minute penalty. The Portugal star was chopped down by Gerard Pique, who was booked, and Ronaldo fired the spot-kick low into the net as Pinto went the wrong way. Barca’s mood was not helped when Cesc Fabregas was almost immediately denied a penalty at the other end, though there appeared to be no contact from either Alvaro Arbeloa or Angel Di Maria. Ronaldo sent a 20-yard effort bo ...
Succeeded "torpedo" Cristiano Ronaldo famous b CR 7 in resolving signed Clasico completely before arch-rivals Argentina's Lionel Messi or "Flea", in the second leg semi-final of the King's Cup Spain between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the "Camp Nou" stronghold Catalans, which resolved "Almiranji" for him to win 3-1 and qualify to the final game, knowing that he had been drawn at home in the first leg 1-1. The Portuguese star has achieved a new record and succeeded in the registry at the box Barcelona in the sixth game in a row at home, "Camp Nou", his tally to 8 consecutive goals on this stadium, bringing the total the record at the box "Barça" to 13 goals in 16 different games brought them. It was not what Ronaldo has achieved during this match just a new record reached, but gave a fine performance and the level rightly deserve to be right the first star of the game. The first goal made a penalty kick in the 13th minute, he was a craftsman solo effort when he ran Kataiwrbeid central prosecution from de ...
Lionel Messi has scored 154 goals in the last 150 official matches he played for Barcelona at the Camp Nou
**News** *Ajax confirm Cuenca loan Ajax have confirmed the signing of Isaac Cuenca on loan from Barcelona for the remainder of the season. Cuenca had yet to play for Barcelona this season after recently returning from a long-term leg injury. However, the Spanish Under-21 international forward signed a new contract with the Catalans at the weekend, committing his future to the Camp Nou until summer 2015. *Messi takes Barcelona goal tally to 301 Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory with a double strike at lowly Granada in La Liga taking his tally for the club to 301 goals. It was Barcelona's first win in three away matches. They stayed on course to reclaim the league title and lead Atletico Madrid by 12 points and Real Madrid by 16. Radamel Falcao scored in a 3-0 win at Valladolid, Atletico's first victory in six away matches. Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 win over city rival Rayo Vallecano despite Sergio Ramos' early sending off. Malaga earned a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao to ensure the ...
Barcelona's Sunday celebrations started early with a 6-1 romp over Getafe, and ended late with a slip- up by second-placed Atletico Madrid which has all but ended the Spanish title race. Atletico's 2-1 defeat at Rayo Vallecano gave Barca a commanding 12-point lead with 15 matches to play, as third-placed champions Real Madrid languish another four points adrift. "It was an unusual time to play but we had a party in the stadium," the Catalan side's assistant coach Jordi Roura said after the midday kickoff at the Camp Nou, where more than 85,000 fans turned up. "The players were at an extraordinary level. They were intense from the first minute," added Roura, who is running the team while Tito Vilanova is receiving cancer treatment in New York Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in the sixth minute with his first league goal this season before Lionel Messi netted for a record-extending 13th successive La Liga game before quarter of an hour had been played -- his 35th in the competition from 23 appearances. Re ...
Barcelona shared the workload around as six different scorers helped them to a stunning 6-1 win over Getafe at Camp Nou. Alexis Sanchez got the scoring underway only six minutes into the encounter before Lionel Messi grabbed a second not long afterward. The hosts did not score again until after the interval as David Villa netted a first goal in three months. Substitute Christian Tello put the result beyond any doubt with just over ten minutes to go and although Alvaro Vasquez there was more pain to come for Getafe. Andres Iniesta got the fifth for the league leaders before Gerard Pique completed the rout. It was a first league goal in ten months for Sanchez when he clipped the ball into the net following Iniesta’s sublime through ball. After taking a sixth minute lead Barca pressed for a further goal and found it through Messi in the 13th minute as the Argentine slid home Thiago Alcantara's assist. It was not until minutes before the hour mark that the net was rattled again, this time Villa finishing ne ...
Pelé? Maradona? Cruyff? Beckenbauer? Zidane? None of them come close to matching Barcelona's number ten... I have been lucky enough to see Lionel Messi play live for Barcelona on five occasions. In those games he has scored fourteen goals. They have ranged from tap-ins to free-kicks and have included just about every type of goal in between, bar a Stoke-like hoof-and-header effort. My favourites are from the first time I went to Camp Nou, in December 2010. A friend and I sat through the first half of Barcelona’s destruction of Real Sociedad and remarked that Messi had been quiet. He appeared almost bored. Then the two teams emerged from the tunnel and the second half kicked off. Almost immediately, Messi received the ball, played three consecutive one-twos with Dani Alves and rolled the ball under Claudio Bravo, into the net. Our jaws dropped. Later in the game, he dribbled past four defenders to add his second goal. I have never seen football made to look so astonishingly easy. When you are the greate ...
Latest EPL News & Transfer Update: - Manchester United target Asmir Begovic claims he expects to be sold by Stoke to a "top club" in the summer. - Fabricio Coloccini has admitted that he came within hours of "walking out" on Newcastle. - Pepe Reina has dismissed talk that he wants to leave Anfield, claiming that he wants to see out the remaining three years of his Liverpool contract. - Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink - now at Anzhi Makhachkala - is ready to end Florent Malouda's Stamford Bridge exile. - Showing a bewildering lack of curiosity about life elsewhere than the Camp Nou, little Lionel Messi will formally sign his new Barcelona contract this week. - Manchester City and Chelsea target Falcao has been told he is free to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, news which will spark a scramble for his services among Europe's top clubs. - Long-term Liverpool target Seydou Keita has revealed he is enjoying life after his summer move to China and will not be following Didier Drogba back to Europe. - talkSP ...
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Lionel Messi celebrating a free kick goal against Real Madrid this season at the Camp Nou
By Keeghann Sinanan, Goal.comLionel Messi was in completely unstoppable form, scoring four times as Barcelona demolished Osasuna 5-1 at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi will extend his contract at Camp Nou next week, according to club President Sandro Rosell.
David Villa Tells Barcelona He Wants January Transfer? Barcelona striker David Villa has told the club he wishes to leave the Camp Nou, according to the Daily Mail's Sami Mokbel. The 30-year-old striker's game time has been limited since returning from a broken leg suffered in December 2011 and it is understood the former Valencia ace now sees his future away from the Camp Nou. But just last weekend, Villanova had told reporters (via Sky Sports), "David is not going to leave. We are very happy with him." However, with the Spanish international growing increasingly frustrated with his peripheral role, President Sandro Rosell may decide to cash in to make the most of the dwindling time on his contract. Despite playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi for large parts of the current campaign, Villa has still found the net an impressive 10 times in 22 appearances, and with the 2014 World Cup now little under 18 months away, La Roja's all-time top scorer will be looking for regular first-team action. A loan move t ...
Former Barcelona assistant Henk ten Cate feels Ronaldinho was a good example for Lionel Messi in his younger years
Lionel Messi will present his Ballon d'Or award to Camp Nou faithful Tonight before Copa game vs Cordoba
Goal.com wrote: Copa Del Rey RESULT: Barcelona 5-0 Cordoba (7-0 agg) Two goals apiece for David Villa and Alexis Sanchez as the hosts cruise through to the next round at Camp Nou, all with newly-crowned Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi watching from the bench. Match Report: Player Ratings:
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has hailed Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or success and the work of everyone at Camp Nou
Barcelona picked up their 17th win of the season with an emphatic 4-0 victory over their Catalan neighbours Espanyol at Camp Nou. A sublime opening half hour from Barca did all the damage, with Xavi opening the scoring after just 10 minutes. Pedro soon netted a double before Lionel Messi slid home from the spot, after Cesc Fabregas had been brought down in the area. The winter break proved unable to disrupt the Blaugrana's typically flowing football as they took command of the game from the first second, seemingly buoyed by the return of Tito Vilanova to the bench after surgery. Operating from the left, Andres Iniesta was dancing past the Espanyol defence with ease and it only took 10 minutes for him to create the opening goal. Having been picked out in space by Messi, Iniesta drilled a low cross into the area which Xavi coolly slotted home unmarked. The hosts were unrelenting and after Kiko Casilla made a great save to keep out Iniesta in the 13th minute, it took just another couple of minutes for the se ...
Lampard was pivotal in the semi-finals of the 2011–12 Uefa Champions League against the heavily favoured defending champions Barcelona. Bookmakers had Barcelona on the shortest odds to win a second consecutive Champions League title, and various commentators opined that Chelsea would have to produce their best two games of the season - and hope that Barca played their worst two - in order to upset the Catalan giants.[79] In the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Lampard stripped Lionel Messi off the ball then played a cross-field pass to Ramires who setup Drogba for the only goal of the game giving Chelsea a 1–0 advantage.[80] In the second leg at Camp Nou, Lampard assumed the captaincy after Terry was sent off early in the game. Down 2–0 to Barca just before half-time, Lampard assisted Ramires' goal with a through-pass which levelled the aggregate score at 2–2 while putting Chelsea ahead on away goals. Chelsea teammate Fernando Torres added another goal in stoppage time to give Chelsea a 3–2 victory ...
Barcelona all booked up, can't wait to watch Barca va Seville at the Nou Camp. I love you Lionel Messi
Russian Side 'offered £205m For Messi' An unnamed Russian club triggered Lionel Messi's automatic release clause with a staggering €250m (£205m) bid for the Barcelona star, a report claims. ..Spanish sports daily El Mundo Deportivo reports that the club agreed to pay more than double the world record transfer fee, and offered the Argentine a €30m (£24.6m) annual pay packet after tax. Once that sum was offered Barcelona were contractually obliged to accept it - but from that point it was up to the player whether he was interested in leaving the club. The bid came during Messi's recent contract negotiations with Barcelona. However, the 25-year-old rejected the move and signed a two-year extension with Barça that ties him to the Camp Nou until 2018. Although the club was not named it is likely to have been Anzhi Makachkala, who are owned by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov. In 2011 Anzhi signed former Barça striker Samuel Eto'o, making him the highest-paid player in world football. El Mundo Deportivo sa ...
Lionel Messi will at least be a Barca player until 2018 while Xavi and Puyol will both be at the Camp Nou until 2016 after the trio were given extensions - LFP News.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has compared Robin Van Persie's impact at Manchester United to that of Lionel Messi at Barcelona. The £24 million summer signing has netted 12 goals in 17 Premier League appearances for his new side, including opening the scoring in 3-1 win over the Black Cats on Saturday. Messi scored his 89th and 90th goals of the calendar year onSunday night against Atletico Madrid to extend his own record, and O’Neill believes Van Persie gives United a similar lift to that of the Argentine at Camp Nou. "[Van Persie] can get goals out of very little. It looks like nothing is happening, you have players in the area, but all ofa sudden he has opened up a gap," O'Neill told reporters. "Would Barcelona have the same effect if Lionel Messi didn't play? They are a very talented team, but without him you don't know, because Messi is their talisman. "United have paid close on £30m for a player [£24m] who had just one year left on his contract, so that might tell you how valuable they perc ...
Barcelona 4-1 Atletico Madrid - Lionel Messi scores 89th and 90th goals of 2012 as Barcelona win at the Camp Nou! Watch the goals here: [video from GMF]
Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy arrested after running onto pitch at Camp Nou to hug Lionel Messi:
Camp Nou awaits Messi-Falcao clash * Two of the world's best strikers collide this weekend as Barcelona and Lionel Messi meet Atletico Madrid and Radamel Falcao in a top-of-the-table La Liga clash. The South American duo have lit up La Liga this season with a combined 39 goals after just 15 games. Argentina star Messi has weighed in with 23 of those to help his tally for 2012 swell to a record-breaking 88 and counting, while Colombia hitman Falcao has 16 league goals to his credit - five of which came in last weekend's demolition of Deportivo La Coruna. Messi's goals have been crucial to Barca's flying start to the season under Tito Vilanova, with the Catalans still unbeaten ahead of Saturday's encounter with a side who trail them by six points after losing two of their last six matches. Despite Messi's searing form, Atletico head to the Nou Camp in bullish mood with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois boldly telling reporters: "Do I fear Messi? No, no, I am not afraid of anyone. "He is a great player and we resp ...
Barcelona pleased with David Villa’s recovery and effort Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has praised David Villa following his performance in the 2-0 Copa Del Rey win over Cordoba on Wednesday. Lionel Messi was again a double scorer for Barca on Wednesday but the first goal came from a brilliant move involving Villa who then unselfishly chose to pass to his teammate. Villa has been reported to be discontent with life at Camp Nou after receiving little playing time since recovering from a broken leg earlier this summer but he featured for 80 minutes against Cordoba. “I am very pleased with [Villa's] work,” Vilanova said. “He provided the assist for Messi and he gave us a lot of options up top. “He fought a lot. He played with a lot of rhythm and he reminded me of the footballer he was before his injury. I took him off because I believed that [Cristian] Tello’s pace would help us score a third goal. Midfielder Thiago Alcantara also returned after an injury lay-off and was deemed man of the match b ...
SOCCER NEWS Denver on verge of Wits move HARARE - Dynamos midfield wizard Denver Mukamba is reportedly close to signing for South African side Bidvest Wits after it emerged the Glamour Boys talisman impressed during trials. * Starttrack faces Dynamos in finals STARTRACK Freight Under-20 soccer tournament defending champions, Startrack, take on Dynamos in the final at Gwanzura on Sunday bullish that they can upset the giants. * MESSI KEEP ON SCORING MADRID — Lionel Messi extended his record for goals scored in a year on Wednesday night as the Argentinian maestro scored both Barcelona’s goals in their 2-0 win away at Cordoba in their Spanish Cup Last 16 first leg clash. The 25-year-old three-time Ballon D’Or winner struck in the 11th minute, after being set up by David Villa, and then in the 74th when he ran onto an Alexis Sanchez pass to score to give the holders a handy advantage to take back to the Camp Nou for the second leg in January. The brace took him to 88 for the year, three more than German ...
Liverpool are involved in a tussle in their attempt to bring Barca's Alexis Sanchez to Anfield in January. The Reds have had Sanchez on their radar for a while and are keen to bolster their firepower. Manager Brendan Rodgers is worried Liverpool have become over-reliant on Luis Suarez, who is already into double figures for the campaign. And in allowing Andy Carroll to be loaned out to West Ham in the summer, Suarez is their only recognised striker. AS have it that Juventus have sounded out a January move for the former Udinese forward. Sanchez has struggled for consistency at the Camp Nou this season. Playing time has been restricted with coach Tito Vilanova deploying predominantly Lionel Messi up top without a strike partner. In total, Sanchez has scored just once this season and that came in Barca's 2-0 away win against Benfica in the Champions League group stages SeanLFC4LIFE
Analysis: Messi could play this weekend against Betis After the Champions League match against Benfica, the news is very reassuring for the injury Messi, since we're talking a bruised knee cured in a few days. It is not completely ruled out for the next meeting on Sunday against Real Betis in La Liga. Lionel Messi was very scared the whole football world yesterday evening, collapsing into the surface and out on a stretcher at the end of the match against Benfica. Fortunately, anxiety is quickly passed. A few minutes after leaving the ground, the Argentine was taken to the hospital, near the Camp Nou. Messi has passed examinations and, at midnight, he was already back at Camp Nou to recover its business. Very quickly, the diagnosis made in the locker room by Dr. Pruna was confirmed by examination of the hospital. Lionel Messi suffered a bruised left knee and serious injury is excluded. It will work in the gym and recovery is expected to resume training with the rest of his teammates on Saturday. The triple ...
Lionel Messi was stretchered off injured as Barcelona drew with Benfica at the Camp Nou, a result which saw Celtic go through.
Barcelona 5-1 Athletic Bilbao: Record-breaking Blaugrana butcher Basques Sensational performance from the Catalan club, who sealed the best-ever Liga start to a season, with Lionel Messi scoring twice to move towards the cusp of Gerd Muller's record Barcelona made Liga history in the most emphatic fashion on Saturday evening after a Lionel Messi double led them to a scintillating 5-1 triumph overAthletic Bilbao at Camp Nou. The victory sees the Blaugrana make the best- ever start in the Spanish top-flight's 113-year history, surpassing the mark set by Radomir Antic's Real Madrid side of the 1991-92 season, while Messi's exploits, his 83rd and 84th goals in 2012, moved him to within one of Gerd Muller's 85-goal record in a calendar year. The marker was set from the 23rd minute, when Gerard Pique poked home the opener, before Messi and Adriano also struck to send the Blaugrana into a fully deserved three-goal lead at half-time. Cesc Fabregas added a fourth shortly before the hour mark and despite a consola ...
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi in no rush to sign new contract at Camp Nou -
Lionel Messi has said that he has no concerns over his future at Camp Nou adding that his objectives with the Barcelona are longstanding.
In 166 games in all competitions for Barcelona at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi has scored 150 goals [via
Dani Alves has again called for Neymar to make the switch to Barcelona , claiming that such a move would improve both the Santos striker and the Catalans' squad. The right-back, who has represented Brazil 58 times since making his debut in 2006, has played alongside the forward for the Selecao in recent years, and he has nowsuggested that his compatriotshould seek a transfer to Camp Nou. "Obviously anybody would want to play for Barcelona," he told reporters. "If Barcelona are interested in Neymar and if next month, next year or in two years he comes, I don't know. "I hope he does come here because, as I've already said, he would get better as aplayer and he would also improve the team." However, he distanced himself from reports that he put Neymar in contact with hisclub team-mate Lionel Messi, saying: "I haven't put Neymarin contact with Leo Messi." Barcelona face a trip to Mallorca on Sunday, where they will be looking to put the disappointment of their midweek Champions League defeat to Celtic quickl ...
Lionel Messi, Bota de Oro, Barcelona vs Celta Lionel Messi claims Barcelona 's performance could not be faulted after losing their first Champions League group stage match in three years. Goals from Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt ensured the Blaugrana's advantage at the topof Group G was cut to two points and prevented Tito Vilanova's side from securing an early passage through to the knockout phase. After the game, the Argentina forward reflected on a night where missed chances, the woodwork and another inspired performance from goalkeeper Fraser Forster cost his side the game. "We did everything well, played better than two weeks ago against them, but the ball didn't go in," he told reporters. “The same thing happened at the Camp Nou. They played defensively and they waited to make fast counterattacks. They are very comfortable on corners and set-pieces, and that’s how they scored their two goals.” Messi scored in the 90th minute and celebrated with a thumb-sucking gesture, fivedays on from the birt ...
Photo: Lionel Messi and Xavi presenting the Camp Nou fans with their respective trophies
Barcelona made it nine wins out of 10 to start the Liga season with a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Saturday night, but the result was marred by an injury suffered by Lionel Messi.
Finally... tomorrow I will witness the greatest sportsman of our generation (& possibly others gone by) in the flesh at Camp Nou. Yes that's you Lionel Messi!! I'm not *** but gee you're awesome...
Cruyff then discussed the impact Lionel Messi has made on both Barca and Argentina, and admitted that although the forward remains "on a different planet", without the help of his supporting cast at Camp Nou he is not as effective. "Messi is the star, of course. But he only plays so well because he has [Andres] Iniesta, Xavi or [Cesc] Fabregas to help him," he continued.
If we win in the Nou Camp I expect Efe Ambrose to juggle Lionel Messi and Iniesta while summersaulting over Xavis head.
He is not sharing d ballon d'or award wit any one. Mouriho is begging d fifa 2 cancil or share d award, dat is already designed 4 Barca star Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi became the only the player in the history of Barça to score 100 league goals at Camp Nou.
“Lionel Messi needed 116 games to score the all-time record of 100 Liga goals at the Camp Nou [via
Picture: Lionel Messi is the first player ever to score 150 goals at the Camp Nou 100 in Liga games ...
[Football legend Magic Johnson visited Camp Nou to watch Clasico between Barcelona & Real Madrid: Lionel Messi is my favourite!
Mourinho admitted that while he "wants his player to win" the classico, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "from another planet" after they stole the show at Camp Nou.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo were the stars of the El Clasico as they both scored two goals apiece in a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou.
This are the of messi concerning today match barca agaist madrid. Lionel Messi has granted an interview to a Barcelona-based media outfit, in which he spoke about Real Madrid’s duo of Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, his team mate David Villa and the current Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova. “He’s [Mourinho] a good coach who does his job. So is Cristiano Ronaldo, [who is] a great player,” Messi told todo-barcelona.net. “Villa is also a great guy that nobody can be wrong about.” The 25-year-old forward also praised Vilanova for continuing with the methods Pep Guardiola employed at the Camp Nou, before he departed in the summer. “[With Tito], you will see the sameBarcelona from past seasons,” he added. “Our style of play will not change because Tito thinks like Pep in this regard. There is no change. “Pep left a mark on the history of football. He gave me the bonus of playing in different positions on the field and that’s something he did with the team. “He changed and reinforced t ...
Classico~ 07-10-12; Back from Camp Nou??? Yea, now we can have some peace and sleep with our two eyes closed; its been rumbling for the past two weeks now and what a way to end such a pulsating, tense-filled and absorbing clash! I Guess it was better that way; no hard feelings whatsoever; Enough said and done, you can now release your breath folks. It was never in doubt, always gonna be the Usual Suspects; a goal a-piece in both halves by those heavy weights; it turned out to be a duel btw them; C. Ronaldo vs Liomel Messi and who ddnt enjoy the duel?? A fierce battle between the two big shots, C. Ronaldo and Lionel Messi; no celebrations; they both delivered; the only captivating moment being that C. Ronaldo started the conquest and ended it in style with that little diminutive wizard, Lionel Messi responding with a rasping brilliance; just the two of them and who else can stand in their way when it comes to dominance and greatness in the game; the debate of who stands out still continues; lets save the w ...
Ranbir Kapoor invited for El Clasico match at Camp Nou! Apparently he is a huge Barcelona fan & even asked Lionel Messi to sign his cap.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has insisted that his team will not be looking for revenge when it hosts Real Madrid on Sunday at Camp Nou. The Catalans were defeated over two legs in the Spanish Su...
Lionel Messi has insisted that the upcoming El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is not about revenge
Lionel Messi,the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 7 goals at Camp Nou vs Real Madrid (Evaristo de...
Lionel Messi and Nephew take to the field during the celebrations at Camp Nou. Lionel messi and Nephew take to the field for Bacelona’s celebrations
congratulation the truly big bos in Camp Nou, Lionel Andres Messi, as the Best Player of Onze d'Or!
Lionel Messi is set to join Orlando Pirates after he reported his unhappyness at da Camp Nou. Messi said, "Pirates r da best in SA"
Barcelona's Busquets not threatened by Song arrival Sergio Busquets says he is still highly regarded at Barcelona despite the arrival of Alex Song this summer. Busquets has found his position as Barca’s first choice holding midfielder under threat since the £15million (€19m) addition of Song from Arsenal but the Spanish international still believes he is appreciated by everyone at Camp Nou. “I feel valued by my team-mates and coaches,” Busquets told MundoDeportivo.com. “It is also difficult because I play in a position where you often go unnoticed, a job that is not as flashy as scoring goals, but I'm very happy. “As always, all the big teams need more than one player per position and Song is a very good player that comes to add [to the team].” The 24-year-old also played down the spat between Lionel Messi and David Villa in the recent 2-0 win over Granada. “There was a misunderstanding, these things happen in games and in practice, things that happen to everybody, Leo, David or me, any p ...
of Lionel Messi & David Villa in a heated argument during 1st half of game vs Granada at Camp Nou!
Vilanova gets nine out of 10 so far, says Barcelona vice-president Bartomeu The Primera Division giants are quite satisfied with their coach, while adding that Lionel Messi is loving life at the Camp Nou side
Everybody gets sad sometimes. At the moment it's Cristiano Ronaldo in the spotlight following revelations of his unhappiness at Real Madrid, but at the end of last April it was Lionel Messi who was suffering, and not the Portuguese. Messi's world was a far from happy place as the 2011-12 season drew to a close. In the space of just over a week, Barcelona had lost La Liga with defeat at home to Real Madrid, crashed out of the Champions League after failing to overcome Chelsea at Camp Nou and then, perhaps worst of all, Pep Guardiola announced his impending departure from the Catalan club.
breaking news. Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has revealed the club are preparing a new deal to keep Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.
No more small teams in Uefa Champions League. Imagine Spartac Moscow trying to prove something with Barca in the Camp Nou last nite. But thank God for the king of football, Lionel Messi who rescued us. Barca for life!!!
Messi heroics save the day for Barcelona: There were no tears from Lionel Messi as he left the Camp Nou pitch af...
Lionel Messi has scored his 150th goal for club and country at the Camp Nou, including 2 goals for Argentina
Christian Atsu.Ghana's Lionel Messi...Someone tell him next season we ll sign him at Camp Nou...hehe
Lionel Messi has scored 8 goals in 6 home games vs Valencia in La Liga. Only Atletico has suffered more Messi goals at the Camp Nou (10)
Lionel Messi has scored 21 goals for Barcelona in his last 10 Spanish league games at the Camp Nou [via ...
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With last Thursday’s first leg at Camp Nou having ended in a 3-2 Barca victory, Madrid took the title on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw. All the action came in an exciting first half, where Lionel Messi replied with a brilliant free-kick for Barcelona, who had previously lost Adriano to a straight red card for a last-man foul on Ronaldo. It was a timely success for Madrid, who have already fallen five points behind arch rivals Barca in La Liga after a draw and a loss in their first two league games. “The team went out well from the start and created chances, got the goals and then they (Barcelona) went down to 10 men,” said Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka. “After all that, the result was a lot closer than we expected, but we’re happy to lift the trophy. We got a reaction from our players and that’s the important thing.” Barca coach Tito Vilanova said he was pleased with his players’ response after a difficult start.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) and Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Alejandro Sánchez (R) celebrate after scoring a goal during the first leg of the Spanish Supercup football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF on August 23, 2012 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. AFP...
Lionel Messi has now scored 75 goals for Barcelona in 108 Liga games away from the Camp Nou [via
Barcelona are meeting Real Madrid for the 220th time in all competitions, with the Catalan giants tallying 86 wins to Madrid's 87. The Blaugrana have lost just once in their last eight meetings with Real in all competitions (W4, D3, L1). Barca have won the last three editions of the Supercopa with victories over Madrid (2011), Sevilla (2010) and Athletic Bilbao (2009), respectively. Lionel Messi (pictured right) has scored 13 goals in 19 Clasico encounters across all competitions. Only Cesar Rodriguez has scored more for Barcelona against Madrid (14). Real Madrid have lost just once under Jose Mourinho in their last four trips to Camp Nou (W1 D2 L1). Mourinho's overall record in El Clasico matches reads W2 D4 L5. Eight of the last 10 red cards in Clasico encounters have been handed to Madrid players. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six goals in 16 previous meetings with Barca, including his time at Manchester United.
Barcelona 5-1 Real Sociedad: Villa returns with a goal as Blaugrana batter Basques. Messi scores two goal while puyol, pedro and villa scored single. The Catalans' campaign could not have got off to a better start, with the forward putting the seal on a scintillating team performance with a fine strike shortly after coming on.. The Tito Vilanovaera at Camp Nou began with help from a familiar face, as forward Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 5-1 win over Real Sociedad in their Primera Division season opener on Sunday. The Blaugrana 's new boss picked up where predecessor Pep Guardiola left off, dominating their beleaguered Basque opponents from start to finish during an emphatic victory.
Lionel Messi has now scored 98 La Liga goals in 108 matches at the Camp Nou.
I am just witnessing the GODS of soccer in action (Barcelona) led by the magician Lionel Messi. Champs Real Madrid got of to a false start and finished 1 all against Valencia- meanwhile it's half time at Camp Nou and Barcelona are leading by 4 goals to 1. Puyol,Pedro and a brace by Modimo wa bolo.
Fantastic football illustrator, and friend of totalBarça, Dan Leydon has put together a comic FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.  Check it out after the jump. Search around the rest of the website; Leydon does some truly wonderful pieces not only for the Barça fan, but the football fan.
Hi Tony. Would you check out this Lionel Messi comic I made?
Camp Nou...seeing Lionel Messi the master class!
Top 7 moments of Chelsea's 2011/2012 UCL 7: Lionel Messi's penalty miss in Camp Nou 6. Ivanovics winning goal against Napoli at Stamford Bridge 5. Fernando Torres goal in Camp Nou 4. Petr Cech's penalty save vs Robben in d finals 3. Ramires chip at d Camp Nou 2. Drogbas equalizer in d finals 1. Drogbas last kick in a Chelsea jersey. If you are a Chelsea fan and you agree, punch the LIKE button to expect more this season. Blue is my Blood
Had such a good time at Nou Camp, reason being i´ve had a picture with the Best Player to step foot on this earth Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi, Xavi, Carlos Puyol and Andres Iniesta came through the FC Barcelona B setup before becoming first team players at the Nou Camp
Goal.com UK shared the following link and had this to say about it: Jordi Alba is confident of adapting to life at Camp Nou. signing Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona "the best club in the world", and believes he will benefit from lining up alongside Lionel Messi.
Download royalty free BARCELONA - AUGUST 17: Lionel Messi in action during the Spanish Super Cup final match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, 3 - 2, on August 17, 2011 in Camp Nou stadium, Barcelona, Spain. stock photo from Shutterstock's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, vec...
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Messi: I hope Vilanova stays at Barcelona for a long time The Argentina international wants the Blaugrana's new coach to enjoy a successful spell, and confessed that the week of Guardiola's departure announcement was a blow to the club,Lionel Messi hopes that new Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will remain as the Catalans' trainer for an extended period of time. Vilanova will replaces Pep Guardiola as the man in charge at the Camp Nou side on July 1, and the Argentine is eager for everything to remain the same under the new coach
Lionel Messi has told reporters that he was surprised and saddened by the departure of Pep Guardiola from Barcelona after four years in charge at the Camp Nou.
" 'I was raped @ age 9' - Oprah; 'I didnt even complete my University education' - Bill Gates; 'In my childhood days, I stitched shoes' - Abraham Lincoln; 'I struggled academically throughout my elementary school' - Ben Carson; 'I used 2 serve tea @ a shop 2 support my football training' - Lionel Messi; 'My teachers call me a failure' - Tony Blair; 'I used 2 sleep in friend's room returning coke bottles for food money, getting weekly free meals local temple' - Steve Job; 'My teacher cursed me dat I wont amount 2 anytin in Life' - Albert Einstein; 'I started wit d club as a fan, den bcom a ball boy before bcomin a player @ La Masia and den graduatin to Camp Nou, coachin d second team now I am d first team coach' - Pep. Guardiola; "I was never a successful palyer but now am 1 of the most successful coach in football in the world- Jose Mourinho 'I was once a Prisoner b4 bcomin d President' - Nelson Mandela" Why wl u nt be succesfu? give up not, He is able t do all tins! " 'I studied everything but never topp ...
Lionel Messi's 248 goals for Barcelona: 139 at the Camp Nou - 101 in away games - 8 on neutral ground [via
Quality weekend in Barcelona. smashing up Loft and 4 goals from Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi was the record breaker once again, reaching 68 goals for the season as Barcelona recorded a convincing 4-1 victory over Malaga at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening...
Lionel Messi scores four in Pep Guardiola's final Barcelona game at the Nou Camp | Football
good offering from Lionel Messi, for 3 goals at camp nou. i think it's enough for make Pep Guardiola Happy for the last moment at Camp Nou
Lionel Messi scored four to reach 50 La Liga goals for the season as Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-0 in Pep Guardiola's final game at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi reached 50 Liga goals for the season last night as Josep Guardiola said farewell to the Camp Nou:
Pep Guardiola paid an emotional farewell to the Camp Nou as Barcelona claimed a 4-0 derby victory over Espanyol. - La Liga round-up Lionel Messi was the hero on the field, netting all four goals to take his league tally to 50 for the season, but the focus post- match was on Guardiola as he took charge of his final home game before handing the reins to assistant Tito Vilanova. A banner had been unfurled ahead of the kick-off reading " T'estimem Pep" ("We love you Pep"), and a video montage was shown depicting his 13-trophy reign. After the match, Guardiola paid tribute to the fans. "Life has given me this present," he said. "For five years I have been able to have you close to me and enjoy the great show that these boys have given us. "I've been no different than you - I've been equally privileged. A little closer to the pitch maybe, but I'll take this privilege with me. You can't imagine the happiness and pleasure I'll take with me. "Thank you to absolutely everybody, especially those who have been closes ...
On a night when Lionel Messi missed a penalty and Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barca failed to put away a Chelsea team reduced to 10 men and missing both central defenders, a Torres goal was strangely in keeping with the madness of it all. From 2-0 down on the day, Chelsea fought back to 2-2 at Camp Nou and went through 3-2 on aggregate. It was a Champions League comeback to rank alongside Liverpool's "Miracle of Istanbul" and Manchester United's 1999 feats in Turin and Barcelona—it will go down as one of European football's great upsets.
Lionel Messi walked off the Camp Nou pitch in tears, as one of the most dominant eras in European club football came to a crashing halt. He wasn't the only one shaking his head in disbelief. Despite going a man and two goals down in the first half,...
In seven career matches against Chelsea, Lionel Messi has failed to score a goal , Agama reporting Live from Camp Nou ,22hrs to go
Gerard Pique insists there are no problems with Pep Guardiola and that he will accept his decision if left out of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea. - Drogba set for fitness test - Xavi: Fans will inspire us - Ball: Champions elect - Blog: Why Barca will beat Blues Pique has been a key part of the Barcelona side since returning to the club after a four-year spell with Manchester United, but he has recently fallen out of favour. He has not featured since sustaining a thigh injury in the Champions League victory over AC Milan, missing the last five games, and rumours have emerged of a falling-out with Guardiola. Reports in Spain suggest that Pique will be reinstated as Barca look to overturn a 1-0 deficit against the Blues at the Camp Nou, but the player told a pre-match press conference: "For me, the important issue isn't whether I play tomorrow. Probably for the press it is. For me, the main thing is that we win and reach the final." He added: "Being on the bench is a new situa ...
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Ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo locking horns at the Camp Nou, FIFA.com looks at some of the duo's most impressive statistics.  
Two of Europe’s greatest club sides will meet on Saturday evening when Real Madrid travel to Camp Nou to face Barcelona. With two top sides on show, inevitably, there are a number of interesting subplots and perhaps none is more interesting than the contest between, arguably, the best two players in the world – Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is unmoved by suggestions Barcelona are about to launch a bid for Gareth Bale, insisting the Welshman is happy at White Hart Lane. - Alves: Bale would be Barca left-back - Bale flattered by Barca link - Xavi eyes decisive Clasico - Kranjcar to miss run-in - QPR v Tottenham preview Earlier this week, Barcelona defender Dani Alves said that Bale would be a welcome arrival at the Camp Nou. Spurs are in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season, leading to speculation Bale may have his head turned if he misses out on parading his talents on the biggest stage, but Redknapp was bullish when questioned on the Barcelona link. "No one has been in touch with us," Redknapp said. "He is happy here with us at the moment. He is a fantastic player. He will be linked with every club because he is such a great player.'' When asked whether he thought Alves' comments constituted tapping up, Redknapp replied: "I haven't seen what he said. "I would like Lionel Mess ...
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