Lionel Messi & La Liga

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. The Primera División (First Division) of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), commonly known outside Spain as La Liga (The League) or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA (BBVA League) since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. 5.0/5

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VOTE: La Liga goal of the season including Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres and Neymar - SkySports
Luis Suarez to Lionel Messi is the most profitable assist-to-goalscorer combination (6 goals) in La Liga this season. […
Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with an injury-time winner against 10-man…
Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal. A last minute winner at the Bernabeu, to send Barca top of La Liga.
Lionel Messi is the only La Liga player to have scored 40 goals in each of the last eight seasons in all competitions 🙌 ht…
La Liga: Barcelona go atop standings after beating Atletico Madrid thanks to late Lionel Messi goal
Lionel Messi struck the winner four minutes from time as Barcelona provisionally moved to the top of La Liga
Lionel Messi now tops the La Liga goal-scoring list this season.
Ronaldo has scored eight La Liga goals for the European champions this season, to draw level with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez
Lionel Messi is top scorer of both La Liga (7 goals) and Champions League (6 goals) this season. Best in the world.. htt…
La Liga round-up: Lionel Messi scores on Barcelona return while Atletico Madrid hit Granada for seven - The Sun
La Liga: Lionel Messi steals limelight in his 500th Barcelona...
Lionel Messi has scored in his La Liga return for Barcelona in the 4-0 rout of Deportivo La Coruna.
La Liga: Lionel Messi scores on return from injury -
Only Luis Suarez & Lionel Messi (6) have been directly involved in more goals than Griezmann (5) in La Liga this season. http…
📷 sashapique: Lionel Messi of Fc Barcelona reacts injured on the pitch during the La Liga match between...
Lionel Messi shows off new haircut as he gears up for the new La Liga season after a tough summer ...
Move over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez is the new La Liga scoring champ.
For the 3rd season in a row, Cristiano Ronaldo has outscored Lionel Messi in La Liga:. 2013/14: 31 - 28. 2014/15: 48 - 43…
"Bleacher Report UK sur Instagram : Lionel Messi gets his mojo back with an eighth La Liga titl..." via
Lionel Messi has won his 8th La Liga title tonight. That's the same amount of La Liga's Real Madrid have won since 1989/…
40 - Luis Suárez is the third player to score 40 goals in a La Liga season, after Lionel Messi (3) and Cristiano Ronaldo (3).…
Luis Suarez becomes the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to finish as La Liga top scorer (40…
FACT: Lionel Messi wins his 8th La Liga title...the same amount as Real Madrid have won since 1990.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi misses penalty to add a new unwanted La Liga record to his collection..!.
RIK SHARMA: Barcelona moved six points clear at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st league goals …
Arsene Wenger on Lionel Messi scoring 301 goals in 334 La Liga games:. "I've seen many great strikers in my life, but n…
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have now scored 58 of Barcelona's 67 La Liga goals this season.
Lionel Messi's Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico... the La Liga run-in - Daily Mail
Lionel Messi becomes the FIRST player ever to score 300 goal in La Liga. 334 games. 300 GOALS. 137 Assists..
Lionel Messi becomes the first player in history to score 300 La Liga goals. Another day, another milestone.
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Lionel Messi creates history by becoming first player ever to score 300 La Liga goals.
Lionel Messi scores 300th goal in La Liga: The Barcelona star reached the landmark in Wednesday's clash with S...
HT: Barca 1-1 Celta: Lionel Messi scored his 299th La Liga goal with a stunning free kick but a John Guidetti ...
Incredibly, for the first time ever, Lionel Messi has won La Liga's Player of the Month award.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi wins La Liga player of the month - for the FIRST time!
Luis Suarez and Neymar in La Liga since Lionel Messi's injury:. 6 games. 16 goals. 5 assists
Cristiano Ronaldo will score more La Liga goals than Lionel Messi this season, claims former Real Madri...
5 - Lionel Messi has scored in his last five games against Sevilla (eight goals), all of them in La Liga. Infallible.
La Liga's 'Player of the Month' award has been going since 2013, and Lionel Messi has never won it.
Lionel Messi took 279 games to grab 24 La Liga. hat tricks. Christiano Ronaldo took only 197 games to grab. 25 La...
Lionel Messi is out of this planet. He has 40 goals & 20 assists in La Liga this season.
Eye on La Liga: Prolific Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo should be celebrated -
Still a long way to go for La Liga title: Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi in La Liga during 2015. Only one winner right now.
Lionel Messi 32 goals in La Liga ahead of El Clasico clash ..
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Soccer-La Liga top scorers: March 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 32 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 30 Cristi...
Argentina captain Lionel Messi adds another hat-trick of records for Barcelona in La Liga.
23 - Lionel Messi has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo as the player to have scored the most hat-tricks in La Liga history. Voracio…
Lionel Messi of Fc Barcelona lines-up a free kick during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de
Lionel Messi © Getty Images Barcelona seized control of their King's Cup quarterfinal tie against Atletico Madrid when Lionel Messi followed up his saved penalty to score and secure a 1-0 first-leg victory at the Nou Camp on Wednesday. Barca dominated possession against the La Liga champions but Atletico defended stoutly and held the record Cup winners at bay until Juanfran fouled Spain teammate Sergio Busquets in the area six minutes from time. Messi's effort from the spot was well saved by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but the ball fell kindly for the Argentina captain and he tapped it into the net to give Barca the advantage ahead of next Wednesday's return in Madrid. "It's a good result but the second leg is still to come and they are going to be 90 very intense minutes," Barca captain Andres Iniesta said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. "We performed extremely well against an opponent which is very tough to overcome," added the Spain international. "Not conceding a go ...
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have scored 30 goals in La Liga between them this season. (Via
BALLON D'OR 2014/2015 AT A GLANCE. Real Madrid Super Star,Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA's Ballon d'Or award 2014/2015 for the third time - beating Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer. It is the third time Ronaldo has been crowned the top player after winning the award last year and for his 2002 campaign. The three awards match France’s Zinedine Zidane and Brazil’s Ronaldo for second most since the player of the year award was first presented in 1991. Messi holds the record with four trophies after being crowned the Best Player on the planet each year from 2009-2012. Messi and Ronaldo have cornered the market for the award with the last seven trophies going to the Spanish League stars. The duo has been in an epic duel for supremacy within La Liga, Champions League, highest salary and for the crown of Best Player in the world’s most popular start. For now, the hat rests squarely on Ronaldo’s head. Ronaldo was widely expected to take home the 2014 Ballon D’Or after leading Real Madrid to its tenth Champ ...
Lionel Messi conceded his first ever La Liga penalty last night.. . And to be honest, it wasn't a fair decision..
La Liga: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique may reportedly get axed; club aim to do away with Lionel Messi rift saga: Barcelona football team manager Luis Enrique might reportedly suffer the axe in the club owners bid to keep Argentine talisman Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp. Messi has reportedly been offered an eye-watering six-year contract from Chelsea, with the Premier League side willing to pay Barca his 200 million-pound buy-out clause. But sources close to the Barca star have also claimed that Chelsea are willing to meet Messi's wage demands, which could double the total cost of the deal, the Daily Star reported. Reports in Spain have claimed that Messi is 'unhappy' with Enrique and the pair were involved in a training ground bust-up last week. They had to be separated by Brazilian Neymar and Messi has reportedly given the Barca board an 'ultimatum' that either the manager goes or he does. And according to a Spanish television channel, Barca are now ready to axe Enrique. Related: Barcelona coach Luis Enriq ...
Lionel Messi celebrated the win that moved Barcelona to within one point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga by saying he would not leave the club for the Premier League. Messi said after the 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid: 'I have not laid down any conditions for me to stay at this club and neither do I have any intention of leaving. [ 290 more words. ]
BREAKING NEWS Lionel Messi sets new La Liga scoring record of 252 goals,
At the age of 27, Lionel Messi sets the career La Liga goals record in 5-1 victory against
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 of Fc Barcelona leaves the field after his side drew 0-0 against Getafe CF during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Fc Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium on December 13, 2014 in Getafe, Spain.
The SEVEN reasons why Lionel Messi could make £200MILLION Chelsea move: 1) There are suggestions the Argentine is unhappy with his pay packet at Barcelona. He signed a new contract in May that earns him £16m a year after tax - but his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo earns £19m a year at Real Madrid. This has apparently caused friction between Messi's camp and Barca. 2) Messi is the all-time top goalscorer in La Liga and the Champions League. But he wants to play in the Premier League and turning 28 in June he could feel the timing is perfect for a move to England. 3) Barca have slapped an astonishing £200m price tag on their star man. But according to sources close to the player, Adidas (Chelsea club sponsor and kit supplier) are ready to help fund the deal in order to steal Messi from their big rivals Nike (who sponsor Barca). 4) Cesc Fabregas left the Nou Camp for Chelsea this summer and is trying to persuade his close friend, his future lies at Stamford Bridge too. 5) Messi wants to live in London. H ...
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Hi John am waiting sport cru thx 4 being commited this is mwambu ivan.=-Elochu Sam Mery x-mass kusolo some tomorrow fixtures and tips sam serere -Enosi D'ya Vitus gudmrng J.K am jst waiting 4 ur tym on ekibobo am an arsenal fan 4rm busiu ---DIS LUSWETI FAIZAL SPENSER LISTENING 4RW MUNAMBA AND LWAKHAKHA AM JUST WAITING 4 KYIBOBO MAN UR GREAT GREETINGS 2 MA FORMER SKUL MATES OF BUTIRU X _STIAN SS WE LOVE SPORTS--Owor Crispin Olowo Big up selector John kusolo am Owor Crispin Olowo in nazigo Kayunga amjust waiting to listen to kiboobo /sports David Moyes's Real Sociedad stopped Barcelona going top of La Liga thanks to an early own goal from Jordi Alba. Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat at Valencia earlier in the day would have allowed the Catalans to edge ahead in the title race if they had won. But coach Luis Enrique started with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Dani Alves on the bench following the festive break. And they were unable to inspire a fightback as Moyes secured a memorable second win as Sociedad manager. Messi, ...
Luis Enrique insisted he had no regrets over his decision to rest Lionel Messi and Neymar during Barcelona's 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad. Having been afforded an extended Christmas break, the pair returned to the club two days later than the rest of the squad. Both men were subsequently left on the bench for the start of Barca's La Liga trip to the Anoeta Stadium, and watched on from the touchline as Jordi Alba put the ball in his own net in the second minute. That unfortunate error from the defender proved to be the decisive moment as, despite enjoying more of the ball for the remainder of the match, Barca failed to find an equaliser. Messi was introduced at half-time, with Neymar brought on shortly before the hour mark, but neither man was able to conjure up a leveller for their team as Sociedad completed a hat-trick of home league wins over Real Madrid, Atletico and Barcelona this season. Defeat ended Barca's 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions, and also meant they missed out on the chance to cli ...
6) When Lionel Messi broke the all time La Liga goal scoring record in November. Aged at only 27!
Lionel Messi became La Liga, CL all time top scorer ❤️💙
Fact: In 2014 Lionel Messi became top scorer in Barcelona, El Clasico, La Liga, Champions League and in all European Competitions
Lionel Messi will be honoured by the LFP for breaking Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga record of 251 goals.
1 - Lionel Messi beat Telmo Zarra (251) as all-time top scorer in La Liga history (258 so far). Alien
INTO THE CHRISTMAS BREAK... D I D. Y O U. K N O W? * Real Madrid are going into the Christmas break with one-point lead, & a game in hand, at the top of La Liga. * A Spanish record run of 22 successive wins. Two trophies already in the bag (European Super Cup and Club World Cup). * Barcelona have bagged 41 goals in 16 matches - at an average of almost three per game. * Ronaldo has scored only two fewer La Liga goals than Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar combined this season. * Real Madrid had a100% record in the Champions League group stage. * Cristiano Ronaldo have scored 25 league goals in 14 matches this season. * The key to Madrid's excellent start is Carlo Ancelotti managing to do something that neither of his Bernabeu predecessors Jose Mourinho or Manuel Pellegrini could do. That's knitting together a dressing room packed with the world's most expensive players and, possibly, the world's most inflated egos. * Bayern Munich have taken 45 points from their 17 matches (a Bundesliga record), and only con ...
In an interview with Manchester City’s official website, David Silva has picked his all-time ‘World XI’ – one that features a host of La Liga stars, as well as Lionel Messi, who he calls the “Best Player of all-time.”
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level. A thrilling title race in La Liga, home to the world's Best Player Cristiano Ronaldo and his great rival Lionel Messi, made it the envy of the rest of the continent, while Spain took a clean sweep of the European trophies and Real Madrid are in line to cap it all by becoming club world champions. More than anyone else, it was a year to remember for Real, who finally won the European Cup for an unprecedented 10th time, ending a 12-year obsession with 'La Decima'. After years of frustration since Zinedine Zidane's stunning volley in Glasgow secured their ninth European Cup in 2002, and more than a billion euros spent in the transfer market by president Florentino Perez, Carlo Ancelotti's side beat city rivals Atletico 4-1 after extra time in a pulsating final in Lisbon in May. It was so nearly a night ...
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are too good for La Liga - it should not be this easy - via
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo once again went eye-to-eye this weekend when both scored a hat trick for their respective sides, but who has been in better goal-scoring form since Ronaldo moved to Spain. View: Gallery: Ronaldo & Messi Hat Tricks Dismantle Oppponents The former Manchester United star joined Real Madrid in August 2009 and has since scored 200 La Liga goals in 178 games for Los Blancos. In so doing, he became the quickest player to score 200 league goals in Spain, bettering Telmo Zarra’s record of netting 200 strikes 219 games. Lionel Messi reached that same feat in 235 La Liga games, but started his life in Spain’s top- flight aged 17. Ronaldo, meanwhile, moved to Spain when he was 24 already. Messi has managed to score 202 goals over the last six seasons, compared to Ronaldo’s 200, but the Argentine has played four more games. This means Messi has outscored his rival by just two La Liga goals since 2009, while Ronaldo has a minimal better goals-per-game ratio. Read: Why Messi & Ro ...
Messi and Ronaldo would be worse in Italy - Llorente: Barcelona's Messi became the top La Liga goalscorer of a...
La Liga is too easy for Ronaldo and Messi
Number of games needed to score 200 goals in La Liga:. Cristiano Ronaldo (178). Lionel Messi (235)
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Number of goals in La Liga since the beginning of the 2009/10 season:. Cristiano Ronaldo (200). Lionel Messi (201)
CR7 is threatening to smash Lionel Messi's mark of 50 goals in a single season in La Liga and the Argentine's remarkable record of 73 overall in 2011-12 is also under threat.
It took Lionel Messi 9yrs to reach 200goals in la liga and it has now taken Christiano Ronaldo 5yrs to also reach 200goals. Who is the greatest among these two?
Cristiano Ronaldo did 200 goals in 5 years of his la liga career and Lionel Messi did 254 goals in 10 years of his la liga career .. what a big difference ..
Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi & Neuer Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi & Neuer make three-man Ballon d'Or shortlist Fifa and France Football have revealed there names of the three candidates who will fight it out for the prize Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer have made the three-man shortlist for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or. The Real Madrid attacker, 29, could win the prestigious individual award for a third time after lifting the trophy in 2008 and 2013. Ronaldo played a key role in Madrid's successful Champions League campaign last season, scoring 17 goals to set a new record for most goals scored in the competition in one season. Barcelona star Messi, meanwhile, is in contention to scoop the accolade for a record fifth time, and has hit top form in recent weeks to add weight to his case. The 27-year-old attacker did not win any major trophies with Barcelona in 2014, but enjoyed a successful season on a personal level as he became both La Liga and Champions League all-time top scorer in November. Neuer ...
Lionel Messi © Reuters Images Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 Group F win at Apoel Nicosia. The Barca and Argentina captain surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with Former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker Raul when he put his side 2-0 ahead shortly before halftime. The 27-year-old added two more goals in the second half to complete his 31st career treble, his fifth in Europe's elite club competition and the first in which he has scored all three with his less-favoured right foot. "I am pleased to have achieved such a nice record in such a nice and important competition but the really important thing is the three points," Messi said in a television interview. His achievement is the latest milestone in a stellar career and comes three days after he broke the six decades-old La Liga scoring record with a hat-trick in Barca's 5-1 home win over Sevilla. Messi overhauled former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Za ...
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 ...
Lionel Messi watches La Liga goalscoring record tribute video on Nou Camp
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 ...
VIDEO: All 253 of Lionel Messi's goals in La Liga. Enjoy the greatness.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a world class footballer; no person in the world can argue about it. Whether he is better than Lionel Messi is a never-ending debate that will go on for years to come, and maybe the final few years of the Real Madrid star’s career will help us discover the answer. Ronaldo is about to turn 30 in February, but his recent stats show that the Portuguese skipper is still in the peak years of his glittering career. Ronaldo has taken the 2014/15 season by storm, with an unbelievable goal-scoring display. Even by his own lofty standards, the stats are truly extraordinary. Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in eight La Liga matches so far, while Messi has managed to score only half of that tally in the same number of appearances. The Barcelona hitman’s record is excellent, averaging almost a goal per game, but it loses its sheen when compared with Ronaldo’s otherworldly start to the campaign. Not everyone would agree, but the former Manchester United man already seems like the leading candidate ...
Lionel Messi for breaking La Liga scoring record!
Tough opponent - Check. Hat trick - check. All-time La Liga scoring record - check. It's good to be Lionel Messi.
VIDEO: Lionel Messi becomes the joint all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga
HISTORY AGAIN! Lionel Messi scores his 2nd of the day, 252nd of career to break the La Liga all-time scoring record! http…
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253!!! Lionel Messi extends lead as La Liga top goal scorer with hat-trick v Sevilla!
Jangan dribble sangat !!! Lionel Messi sudah pecah rekod jaringan di La Liga yg dipegang oleh Telmo Zarra. Zarra recalled. "In fact, it was the other way round. When I was 16 or 17, all I thought about was dribbling. But then I realised how much they kicked you and I said 'This is not for me.' I became practical; instead of dribbling, I started shooting from everywhere, trying to escape them. I learnt how to avoid my marker basically because I was scared. "
Lionel Messi has made history in La Liga after becoming the league's all time highest goalscorer as Barcelona thrashed Sevilla. Messi takes his tally to 253 ...
Congratulations...King Lionel Messi. Spanish La Liga all time top scorer.
Lionel Messi breaks 59-year-old record to become leading goalscorer in history of La Liga
Lionel Messi reigns supreme in La Liga - find out how he broke the all-time goal record
Congrats to Lionel Messi for scoring the most goals in La Liga
Now forget about Arsenal thing, Lionel Messi broke and seal the record of all time La Liga top scoring with a hatrick. The big question is when will this record be brought down and who will do it?
142 - Lionel Messi has scored 56% out of his 253 La Liga goals at the Camp Nou. Unforgettable
18 - Lionel Messi has scored 18 La Liga goals against Sevilla, more than versus any other side. Fetish
After breaking the La Liga record, Lionel Messi has gone & got a hat-trick. 253 goals overall
Lionel Messi: The greatest goalscorer and player La Liga has ever seen
Lionel Messi, scorer of 253 goals in 289 La Liga games.
Lionel Messi has done it! 252 goals, the most in La Liga history!
Lionel Messi breaks La Liga record - 253 goals in 289 games. Afridi fans will argue that his strike rate still isn't as…
Lionel Messi sets La Liga record of 253 goals
Lionel Messi. Top scorer of La Liga ✓. Top scorer of UCL ✓. Top scorer of Clasico ✓. Top scorer of Barcelona ✓. Legend!.
HISTORY! Lionel Messi with the stellar free kick goal and he's tied La Liga all-time scoring record with 251 goals! http:…
Lionel Messi is now the the all-time La Liga top goalscorer with 252. At the age of 27 - Incredible!
Lionel Messi nets hattrick to become La Liga leading goal-scorer as Barcelona rout Sevilla 5-1 http…
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Lionel Messi.. Lionel Messi break's La Liga's all time goal scoring records..
Lionel Messi vs Sevilla INCLUDING his hattrick / La Liga / 22 November. 2014. has now 253 goals in La Liga!
As everybody is talking about Man U vs Arsenal, I just wanted to put on record that King Lionel Messi has become La Ligas all time record goal scorer! This guy keeps on making history and breaking records... Genius greatest La Liga has ever seen- Rafinha Alcantara#
Many congratulations to Lionel Messi for breaking the recoed for most goals in La Liga history.!!! Beware CR7 is not far behind... :p ;-)
Lionel Messi is now tied as La Liga’s top all-time goalscorer. LIKE Soccer Vines!
And there it is, the 252nd goal by Lionel Messi that takes him above Telmo Zarra as the leading all-time goalscorer in La Liga! Take a bow!
Lionel Messi top La Liga goalscorer of all time. Just think we nearly signed him when he was doing his Key Stage 3 SATS
La Liga rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look set to meet in an Argentina-Portugal friendly at Old Trafford next Tuesday.
my Best Player in the world! Fc Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has equaled Raul’s Champions League record this week, but did you know he holds the following World Records? Messi scored his 71st goal in Europe’s elite competition against Ajax and is basically setting new records every season. His latest record-haul has motivated Barcelona’s official website to list all of his world and European records. Have a look at all his records below and find out if you knew Messi holds all these records: World Records - Only player to ever win all of the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player, Pichichi and Golden Shoe in the same season (2009/10). - Youngest three-time winner of the Ballon d’Or in January 2012 (24 years, 6 months and 17 days. - Only person to win four consecutive Ballon d’Or trophies (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012). - Top scorer in one season of official matches: 73 goals in 2011/12 (50 in La Liga, 14 in Champions League, 3 in Cup, 3 in the Spanish Supercup, 1 in the European Supercup and 2 in t ...
Sport Update: Cristiano Ronaldo took the top gong at the LFP awards as La Liga's standout performers from the 2013-14 campaign were revealed on Monday night. The Real Madrid star was named the Best Player from last season in Spain's top flight after scoring 31 goals in just 30 league games for the European champions. The Ballon d'Or holder becomes only the second player to win the prize since its inception in 2008-09, with Lionel Messi having won all five of the previous titles. "I have to thank my team-mates, Real Madrid, my family... it is a very good moment in my career," Ronaldo, also named best forward of the season, said at the awards ceremony in Madrid. "For me, the important thing is to win collective prizes, but I like the individual ones, too. I work every day, in training, to continue adding more to this." As well as the Best Player and best forward awards, Ronaldo made it a hat-trick by scooping the prize for best goal of the campaign for his strike against Valencia in week 36. Diego Simeone w ...
El Classico Facts: This was more than a performance, it was a statement(Real Madrid). Lionel Messi has been booked 7 times against Real Madrid, three times more against any other team in all competitions. Toni Kroos is Real Madrid top Assister in La Liga this season with Five Assists. World Best Player Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in 16 League games out of 17 League games this season. HALA MADRID 4 LIFE
Cristiano Ronaldo: Has scored as many goals in La Liga this season (15) as Lionel Messi (7) and Neymar (8) combined! h…
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 ...
Lionel Messi Left Off Nominees List for 2013-14 Best Striker in La Liga Award. He might have just celebrated 10 fantastic goalscoring years at Barcelona, but Lionel Messi has been omitted from the Spanish LFP Awards list for best striker in La Liga. The LFP ,which represents football in Spain announced that the three players who will contest the award are Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa and Carlos Vela. Messi is the holder of the award having won the accolade in 2013, per Barcelona's official website. The news that Real Sociedad's Vela beat Messi to the nomination will have confused and angered many, but it highlights the perception that Messi lost his form last season. But the statistics do not support such an argument. The Mexican forward had his best ever season in La Liga last year, scoring a strong return of 16 goals in 37 matches, per WhoScored.com. But Messi far outperformed Vela in terms of goal count in 2013-14. The Argentina captain hit 28 goals in just 31 games, per WhoScored.com. though this is ...
top Sunday football news 28 sept 2014 Barcelona's Lionel Messi "never imagined" scoring over 400 career goals while Luis Enrique hails the Argentine's "magic". Barcelona's impressive start to the La Liga season continued as Neymar's hat-trick helped them to demolish a poor Granada side at the Nou Camp. Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli's attitude during his first Merseyside derby after the Italian was the target of a few robust challenges. Wayne Rooney believes the best days of his career are still to come as the striker seeks to immortalise himself for both club and country. Kevin Nolan accused linesman Andrew Garratt of taking a guess on the decision that prevented West Ham from taking a valuable point at Manchester United. Luke Shaw thinks Manchester United are having a lot of bad luck with refereeing decisions and that Wayne Rooney's red card against West Ham was harsh. Mamadou Sakho has apologised for leaving Anfield ahead of the Merseyside derby on Saturday, after the French international was ...
Lionel Messi: Since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid, Messi has scored 13 more goals (191) in La Liga than Ronaldo (178)
7 more goals and Lionel Messi will become the GREATEST scorer in La Liga history. Still 27
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 ...
La Liga Team of the Week for August 29-31: The second weekend of La Liga action—and last before the upcoming i...
Lionel Messi starts Barcelona's La Liga season off with 2 goals in a 3-0 win over Elche.
Lionel Messi is 9 goals away from becoming the All-Time leading Goalscorer in La Liga.
Top six La Liga signings of the transfer window Luis Suarez (Liverpool to Barcelona) Suarez’s latest indiscretion at the World Cup earned him a four-month playing ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini, but that didn’t dissuade Barca from spending a reported 95 million euros (£75 million, $127 million) on the Premier League Player of the Year last season. The Uruguayan won’t be able to make his competitive debut until October, but could prove a decisive figure in the title race alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in a sensational looking front three. James Rodriguez (Monaco to Real Madrid) If Barca opted for the World Cup’s bad boy, Real splashed out on the golden boy from Brazil by sealing the signature of the tournament’s top scorer in Colombian James Rodriguez. Given Real’s abundance of creative talent, Rodriguez may struggle to hold down a place in the playmaking role where he excelled in Brazil. However, coach Carlo Ancelotti has already hailed his willingness to adapt to a role on the left side ...
The 2013-14 season was an unusual one in the trophy-laden career of Lionel Messi — he did not pick up any major medals over the course of the campaign. Barcelona failed to win any of the Champions League, La Liga or Copa Del Rey titles for the first time in six seasons, while Argentina was beaten by Germany in the World Cup final. Despite ending the season without a top honor, Messi still scored 48 goals for club and country and won the Golden Ball in Brazil after his four goals lit up the tournament in the group stage. Because of his lack of team honors, Messi eventually had to settle for the third spot on the podium in the 2014 Goal 50, coming in behind Cristiano Ronaldo — who matched the Argentine with a third overall victory — and Arjen Robben. Check out the video at the top of the page to watch Goal's exclusive documentary on Messi, which includes contributions from former Barcelona man Gaizka Mendieta, old teammate Henrik Larsson and Germany icon Franz Beckenbauer. Click HERE to see the full l ...
World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro has raised doubts about the way in which Barcelona are going to play this season, when they will have to incorporate the attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar into their tactics. The much-lauded strikeforce is one that will certainly offer great entertainment going forward, but Italian legend Cannavaro has suggested that the rest of the team will suffer as a result of their forwards. He told Goal: "This is modern football we are talking about- who is going to cover them in midfield?" "Real Madrid have to be favourites to win La Liga." Cannavaro won the Spanish league twice between 2006 and 2009 with Real, following Italy's fourth World Cup triumph in Germany in 2006. Barca's Suarez has recently joined the club but is banned from all football-related activity four four months for, ironically, biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in their World Cup Group D fixture earlier in the summer.
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Liverpool FC have opened talks with Spanish youngster Suso over a new contract. [Liverpool Echo] '' The 20-year-old attacker returned to Anfield this summer after spending last season on loan at Almeria in his homeland. Suso has less than a year to run on his current deal but is keen to stay put. “We are talking with the club already,” Suso revealed. “Hopefully I will sign a new contract soon. I want to stay here.” Suso is determined to use pre-season to show Brendan Rodgers just how much he benefited from his loan spell in La Liga. “I wanted to go on loan because at my age I felt I needed to play every week and feel important to a club,” he added. “I played nearly every game and helped Almeria stay up. I was lucky enough to play against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but the most important thing is that I learned a lot and became a better player. “That was vital as now I'm back fighting for places with the Best Players in the Premier League. “It's a good challenge for me to prove I ...
Congratulations to Germany.. Finally the hypocrisy of the Media & Football Fraternity around the world w. r. t. some Lionel Messi has come to an end.. I am, sounding awful & stupid here. But first time ever in my life I am rejoicing for somebody's loss (Messi's loss).. WC isn't La Liga.. Germany isn't Real Mallorca... Messi isn't God..
A1) Lionel Messi becoming the first Barcelona player to score back-to-back hat-tricks in La Liga
Barcelona are set to beat rivals Real Madrid to the £52m signing of Luis Suarez, according to Spanish paper El Mundo Deportivo. The deposed La Liga champions plan to partner the Uruguayan striker with Lionel Messi and Neymar, with a deal reportedly close to completion. The paper report that Liverpool inserted a release clause of £68m in Suarez's last contract, but this is reduced to £52m if Barcelona or Real Madrid express an interest.
We all know about the talents of La Liga stars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar. But what of those lesser known players who ply their trade in Spain and are also
[Sports update] -Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marco Reus will miss the start of the Bundesliga season after tests revealed his ankle was more serious than first thought. -Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda looks set to leave the club after admitting he has recieved offers from the Premier League and La Liga. The Brazilian, who was left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad, earned plaudits across the continent after helping Diego Simeone's Atleti side to their first Liga title since 1996. -Former Netherlands international Johan Cruyff believes Argentina are the team to beat at the World Cup. Brazil remain favourites to emerge victorious on home soil following their Confederations Cup triumph in 2013, but Argentina - led by captain Lionel Messi - have been tipped by the likes of former forward Diego Maradona to challenge for glory this month. -England manager Roy Hodgson insists Steven Gerrard has no injury issues despite the midfielder leaving midway through an open training session on Mo ...
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's most marketable footballer. The 29-year-old Portuguese forward may have missed out on La Liga title but, after ending the season by winning the Champions League, Ronaldo can look forward to the World Cup knowing he is the most liked player on the planet. It is based on marketing research that involved a global study looking at measured perceptions of over 6,500 people in 13 countries. The index used measured the public perception of eight different attributes of the players including appeal and influence on modern society. Almost 84 per cent of people surveyed had heard of Ronaldo with 72 per cent revealing they 'liked' the former Manchester United star. Lionel Messi was second ahead of his Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique whose global presence has risen thanks to his relationship with singer Shakira. Fernando Torres may have struggled for form since his move to Chelsea, but being well known in markets like China has contributed to the strik ...
Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff has heaped praise on both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for their contrasting styles and the entertainment they bring to La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo Appears to have a serious challenge for the European Golden Shoe this season from Luis Suarez, despite the Liverpool striker missing the first five games of the season. Lionel Messi would have been the favourite after winning the last two awards; however his injury likely rules the Barcelona striker out of the race. The European Golden Shoe heavily favours players from the top five leagues according to UEFA club coefficients. UEFA weights leagues differently, giving what are seen as the tougher leagues according to UEFA Coefficients the highest weighting (at 2.0 points per goal), followed by a weighting of 1.5 points for the next 16 leagues after the top five. The current top five leagues are La Liga, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Portugal’s Primeira Liga – with Ligue 1 in sixth. Looking at these six leagues alongside the Eredivisie, in terms of raw goal numbers Ronaldo leads the race, with Luis Suarez second and Alfred Finnbogason in third. However, the latter drop ...
Ahead of La Ligas title decider on Saturday, we compare the talents of Lionel Messi and Diego Costa.
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 ...
Cristiano Ronaldo believes he has become a better player since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 and has thrived on the obsession the La Liga club have with winning a 10th European title. Real play city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on May 24 and are one step away from the record-extending continental crown that has eluded them since they last won Europe's elite club competition exactly 12 years ago, on May 15, 2002. Ronaldo, 29, is the top scorer in this season's competition with a record 16 goals, two more than the previous best set by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and former AC Milan striker Jose Altafini. "I've changed for the better, of course," Ronaldo said on Real's website on Thursday (www.realmadrid.com). "I won the Champions League with Manchester United and now this is my fifth season with Real Madrid," added the Portugal captain, a European champion with the English Premier League club in 2008. "I've always dreamed of winning this competition with this ...
Against no La Liga side has Lionel Messi scored more goals than he has against Atleti (17, level with Osasuna (only league …
WHO WINS LA LIGA? Believe me, I had routed for Athletico Madrid for more than half the season, willing them to finally break the duopoly called the Spanish League. I had stood behind Diego Simeone all the while, wishing the Argentine to announce the arrival of the fresh and younger managers that will rattle the modern day coaching arena dominated by the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Roberto Martinez and others, who are threatening to force out the older guard in Arsene Wenger, Louis Van Gaal, Carlo Ancelotti and the likes. But I hadn’t counted with Barcelona not winning any other trophy. Now, I’m faced with the dilemma of seeing Athletico win deservedly and seeing Lionel Messi go trophyless in a World Cup season! Messi is just too big a player to go trophyless in any season. So, if I am given the opportunity, I’d give Barca the La Liga trophy, for Messi’s sake, then give the Champions League to Athletico, for Simeone’s sake. However, may the best side get their reward.
Football - Liga Barca complete remarkable comeback to keep slim title hopes alive La Liga, El Madrigal - Villarreal 2 (Cani 45, Trigueros 55) Barcelona 3 (Gabriel OG 65 Musacchio OG 78, Messi 83) Barcelona kept their slim title hopes alive in dramatic fashion, coming from two down to claim a thrilling 3-2 win over Villarreal. Goals from Cani and Manuel Trigueros gave Villarreal a 2-0 lead with just 25 minutes left to play, but two own goals and a strike from Lionel Messi kept the Catalans within four points of Atletico Madrid in their first game since the passing of former coach Tito Vilanova. However, the victory was marred after a banana was thrown at Barca full-back Dani Alves - the Brazilian responding brilliantly by picking it up off the turf and eating it. Villarreal grew in confidence as the first half progressed and came close to opening the scoring before the break, with Marc Bartra clearing Javier Ignacio Aquino’s strike off the line with keeper Pinto stranded. However, the hosts did take the ...
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Lionel Messi scored a late winner to keep Barcelona in the title race with a come from behind 3-2 win over Villarreal at the El Madrigal, in their La Liga clash on Sunday.
Manchester United are rumoured to be prepared to delve into the transfer market to sign none other than Lionel Messi this summer. The Argentinean magician has not had the best of seasons with his club out of the Champions League in the quarter final stage and losing the Copa Del Rey final to Real Madrid. They now only have the La Liga title to fight for and they are currently sitting in second four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and many are claiming that Messi’s best form is behind him. With Barcelona’s transfer ban being suspended for the summer, they will be free to buy and sell players. Andres Iniesta has called on the club to keep Messi as he believes he is integral to the club’s future success. "I have no doubts about Messi," Iniesta told El Mundo Deportivo. He continued by saying, "He could not be better anywhere else other than here and Barca will not find another player like him." Even though United don’t yet have a permanent manager, it seems as though the Glazer family who owns t ...
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 ...
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.
Gareth Bale on target for Real Madrid at Real Sociedad. VIDEO: Real Sociedad 0-4 Real Madrid - Gareth Bale SCORES PICK OF GOALS A 35-yard strike from Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid keep pace with La Liga's top two after they won at Real Sociedad. Real Madrid appear to be affected by Borussia Dortmund's bad luck with injuries. VIDEO: Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid AND THE INJURY JINX THAT EVEN REFEREES CAN'T ESCAPE It appears that Real Madrid have been afflicted with Borussia Dortmund's injury curse ahead of their Champions League clash. Gareth Bale's two goals and an assist in the 5-0 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano earned him a spot in this week's lineup. VIDEO: EUROPEAN TEAM OF THE WEEK - Gareth Bale AND KAKA PROVIDE THE CREATIVITY Gareth Bale and Kaka were obvious choices for this week's European world beaters. Who else impressed in the latest round of fixtures? Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reminded Borussia Dortmund - and Lionel Messi - why he's the world's best. VIDEO: Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund ...
Lionel Messi - is now just 11 goal away to become La Liga's All Time Top-Scorer, with just six games remaining...
La Liga: Atletico Madrid wins to stay in lead, Lionel Messi keeps Barcelona second
i watched La Liga few years ago, When my brother told about Lionel Messi , i was like Messi Who ??? Though i knew about Ronald dinho, Old Ronaldo , As a team i did not know Any one at that time apart from Manchester United as CR7 was Playing there, as for me all i know about football was "Manchester United " because of the hype given in my school days. From a Boy with GROWTH HARMONE SYNDROME to a Football player of 5'7" and one of the World's Best Player now.Whoever hates him.. he definitely deserves respect and no one can deny that his talents were already from his birth despite of him being very very short at his young Age. Even if CR7 has controversies with him for the Ballon'Dor, he will not deny that Messi is the One Of The Best inwardly. At the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. Local powerhouse River Plate showed interest in Messi's progress, but were not willing to pay for treatment for his condition, which cost $900 a month.Carles Rexach, the sporting director of F . ...
Let me correct myself...Lionel Messi now holds the record of taking 5 penalties in 3 consecutive La Liga matches.scoring in 4 and missing 1 !!
- Barcelona have been awarded 11 penalties in La Liga this season the most of any team. - No player has scored more penalties in La Liga this season than Lionel Messi (6)
The Champions League quarter-finals start up tomorrow with two mouth-watering contests. Lionel Messi and Barcelona will take on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in the first match. Barcelona will look too take early advantage of a home comest against the surprise La Liga leaders. Second in league scoring and hot commodity Diego Costa has announced himself too the world with 25 goals this season to go along with his 20 goals from last season. Costa though was injured in training and his status for the game is up in the air. 21-year-old Thibaut Courtois is considered one of the best up-and-coming goaltenders in the world and will have a tough task against the star powered attack of Barcelona. Defending Champions and European juggernaut Bayern Munich will take on the domestic struggling Manchester United. Bayern Munich has already won the Bundesliga title and rested their main stars over the weekend, but lost a key player to injury last weekend in Thiago Alcantara. Manchester United come into the match ...
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?
*Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-1 at Anfield. Steven Gerrard & Daniel Sturridge goals gave the Reds the most important win they needed to move 2nd above Man City on the EPL table. *West Ham Beat Hull City 2-1 at Upton Park. *Neymar double & a goal from Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo to move top of the La Liga table though the table standing could change later as Real Madrid takes on Sevilla while Atletico Madrid play Granada. *Hasan Sas beat 7 dogs in a 800m Olympic ''head over heels escaping'' competition while heading home after watching Liverpool's game, leaving the dogs tongues down, panting & barking. Wuh.! May i have my tax free gold medal please?
Lionel Messi is an 11/2 chance to be La Liga's Top Scorer following his El Clasico hat-trick http:…
The Italian coach insists the Liga title race will go right to the wire this season and refused to blame the referee following Sunday's 4-3 defeat to Barcelona Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side were made to pay for their mistakes by an inspired Lionel Messi in Sunday's 4-3 Clasico defeat to Barcelona. Messi struck for the first time just before half-time but Cristiano Ronaldo restored Real's lead with a controversial penalty on 55 minutes. But Messi delivered from the spot twice in 20 minutes as Sergio Ramos was sent off, putting Barca to within a point of top spot in La Liga as he broke Alfredo Di Stefano's long-standing record for goals scored in the Clasico. Ramos and Ronaldo were quick to criticise referee Alberto Undiano after the match, but Ancelotti was more concerned with the errors in his side's play. "It's difficult for me to comment on the referee's decisions," he told reporters after the match. "It's true that Messi scored three goals but any mistakes against a player of his ...
Messi hat-trick as Barca win at Real 23 Mar 2014 23:59:49 Lionel Messi blew the La Liga title race wide open when the unstoppable Argentina forward netted a hat-trick in a 4-3 comeback win for the champions at 10-man Real Madrid in an action-paced 'Clasico' on Sunday. Chasing a fifth title in six years, defeat for Barca at Real's Bernabeu stadium would have all-but killed off their challenge and they came out swinging and took a seventh-minute lead when playmaker Andres Iniesta burst clear on the left and lashed the ball into the roof of the net. It was fitting start to a game featuring some of the world's most expensive and best-paid talent and watched by millions around the world that also set the stage for one of the most entertaining encounters between the game's two richest clubs of recent times. Real, looking to restore their three-point lead at the top and undefeated in 31 matches in all competitions, were reeling but hit back with a Karim Benzema double before Messi's first, a close-range snap sho ...
Barcelona breathed new life into their La Liga title hopes as a Lionel Messi hat-trick helped fire them to...
A Lionel Messi hat-trick dragged Barcelona back into the La Liga title race, with Tata Matino’s men emerging 4-3 winners from a thrilling Clasico encounter. Referee Undiano Mallecano was a central figure, awarding three penalties and sending off Sergio Ramos during the game, with Barca making the most of their man advantage to claim a crucial win. The result puts Barca just a point behind Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the league table, with just nine games left to be played. Barca opened the scoring after just seven minutes, when Andres Iniesta drifted out to the left side to exploit space left free by Dani Carvajal. The Spanish midfielder took a touch to control a fine Messi pass before smashing into the top corner. However, the response from Real Madrid was impressive, with Karim Benzema restoring parity on 20 minutes, rising highest to meet Angel Di Maria’s cross and power a header into the net. The Catalans were struggling to deal with Di Maria, and the Argentine put on the second goal for Be ...
FIFA:Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid
Lionel Messi: Has now scored 22 penalties in La Liga in the last 5 seasons, only Cristiano Ronaldo (36) has scored more
Take a look at how Messi's hat-trick lifts Barcelona: Barcelona star Lionel Messi saves his best against Real ...
what a game! ..a little 'controversial' but hey, it's the "El Clasico".. :) Madrid was a bit arrogant, Messi was stunning!! "The League is still ON!!!" - That's the 70th time that Lionel Messi has scored 2+ goals in a La Liga game for Barcelona.."" :)
Lionel Messi and Alexis Sánchez have both scored 17 goals in La Liga this season.
Real looking to snuff out Barca bid 20 Mar 2014 14:05:23 The 168th La Liga "Clasico" between in-form Real Madrid and an erratic Barcelona could see the table-toppers take a big step towards winning the title and sound the death knell for the champions bid for a fifth triumph in six years. Leaders Real host their arch rivals at the Bernabeu on Sunday (2000 GMT) in one of soccer's most emotive occasions, featuring a clash of the world's two richest clubs, the two Best Players - Real's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barca's Lionel Messi - and watched by hundreds of millions around the world. Real, on 70 points with 10 games left, are in much the better shape going into the match and have put together an unbeaten run of 31 matches in all competitions since they lost 2-1 at Barca in La Liga at the end of October. Barca, four points behind Real in third and a point adrift of surprise packages Atletico Madrid in second, slipped to surprise recent defeats at Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad and badly need a win to reigni ...
La Liga: Barcelona star Lionel Messi plans to end career at Nou Camp - SkySports
Good morning footballers. Your weekend round up is as follows: Manchester United manager David Moyes conceded that he was finding his job harder than he thought it would initially be after losing 3-0 to Liverpool at Old Trafford. Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a surprise defeat at Aston Villa as title rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City all won to keep up the pressure at the top of the table. Real Madrid stayed three points clear at the head of La Liga with victory over Malaga and Lionel Messi broke yet another record by becoming the record goalscorer for third-placed Barcelona in an emphatic 7-0 win against Osasuna ahead of the El Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. Bayern Munich extended their unbeaten Bundesliga run to 50 games. Italian leaders Juventus went 17 points clear in Serie A by winning 1-0 at Genoa with a 89th minute free kick from Andrea Pirlo. This is the final week to register your team into the 5 a side league divisions. Please contact your site manager Matthew on ...
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 ...
Ronaldo tops world richest players list... Portuguese and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has overthrown Lionel Messi on the rankings of World’s Richest Footballer. The Real Madrid megastar has an estimated wealth of £122million, according to the annual football Rich List compiled by Goal.com. A lucrative new five-year contract worth £86.5million, signed with Real in September, means the Portuguese came in just ahead of Messi’s worth of £120.5million. Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational 2013, scoring all four goals in a two-legged play-off with Sweden to guide his country to the World Cup finals. He has scored a phenomenal 42 goals in 33 matches for club and country this season as Real chase a Treble of La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League. In addition to his salary which pays £14.3million a year he has lucrative sponsorship deals with Nike, Armani, Castrol Edge, Jacob & Co, Herbalife, Banco Espirito Santo and KFC. In 2013, Ronaldo launched his own line of underwear and even opened his own mus ...
Barcelona: Neymar deal has damaged brand of La Liga club They pride themselves on being "mas que un club" - more than a club. And in recent years Barcelona, inspired by the brilliant Lionel Messi, managed to achieve untouchable status on the pitch at the same time as remaining true to that motto. But things are changing at the Nou Camp. Not only has the team's form suffered since Pep Guardiola left at the end of 2012, there are now serious questions over the way this great club do business. When forward Neymar joined from the Brazilian team Santos last June, Barcelona said they paid a total of £48.6m. But one of their members, a pharmacist called Jordi Cases, asked the club whether this was really the final bill. When Barcelona refused to answer, he went to the Spanish courts who launched an investigation. From that point on the story really began to unravel. First the Spanish prosecutor said they would investigate the deal to see if the club had defrauded the treasury of unpaid tax. The club said they h ...
Barça suffer shock defeat at Valladolid (AFP) Saturday 8 March 2014 Share Barcelona slumped to their third defeat in seven league games as they lost away to relegation-threatened Valladolid 1-0. Italian Fausto Rossi scored the only goal of the game as he slammed home from close range after 17 minutes. Valladolid goalkeeper Diego Marino was forced into four saves by Lionel Messi, but it was Neymar who had the best chance to level when he ballooned over just before the hour mark. However, the Catalans couldn't find a way through and could fall four points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid should Los Blancos beat Levante at home on Sunday. Victory for Valladolid also has significant consequences at the other end of the table as La Pucela move out of the relegation zone with just their fifth league win of the campaign. Despite the majority of his squad having been away on international duty in midweek, Barça boss Gerardo Martino named almost his strongest starting line-up with only Jordi Alba and Andres In ...
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Lionel Messi has now scored 6 goals from outside the penalty box in La Liga. The highest in the league this season.
Real Madrid moved three points clear of their title rivals after a 3-0 home win against Elche on Saturday. Assier Illaramendi gave the Los Blancos the lead 11 minutes to the break when his shot deflected off Elche’s Manu del Moral past Herrera Real’s £85m signing from Tottenham Gareth Bale doubled the hosts’ lead with a spectacular 30-yard strike before midfielder Isco slotted in the third goal nine minutes from time. Bale Celebrates His 12th Real Madrid Goal Against Elche Barcelona, who started the weekend top of the La Liga standings on goal difference crashed at Real Sociedad later on Saturday. The Catalans needed a win to keep the pressure on Real and Atletico Madrid but Cameroon international Alex Song headed into his own goal few minutes after the half-hour. Although the visitors leveled within four minutes as Lionel Messi fired a precise 18-yard shot into the bottom corner, goals from Antoine Griezmann and David Zurutuza’s clever chip helped Sociedad move up to fifth on the log Atletico fa ...
Italy and AC Milan star Mario Balotelli's penchant for long-range goals earns him a place in our weekly stats review In FIFA.com’s latest stats review, the UEFA Champions League goalscoring feats of Messrs Ibrahimovic and Messi feature alongside a record score for Auckland City, two star substitutes in Germany and another long-range blockbuster from Mario Balotelli. 338 Barcelona goals is the tally to which Lionel Messi climbed over the past week, earning himself another record in the process. Telmo Zarra’s 335 goals for Athletic Bilbao – which had established this legendary figure for decades as the player with most goals for a single Spanish club – was the benchmark eclipsed by Messi’s double against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The Argentina star also moved past Alfredo Di Stefano’s La Liga tally the same day, joining Raul in joint-Third Place in the all-time standings with 228. And Messi continued in the same vein last night, scoring the opener in Barça’s 2-0 win at Manchester City to eq ...
Current Affairs of 16th Feb & 17th Feb. Importance of the day-16th Feb. "2011 -Lance Armstrong announces his official retirement from professional cycling,2013 - Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona., 1961-China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor. Importance of 17th Feb. 1882 - 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground,1985 - 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England,1982 - Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England.2013 - Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup. •India have defeated Scotland by five wickets in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai. •British director Steve Mcqueen's '12 Years A Slave'won BAFTA for best film of year 2014. BAFTA, which was hosted by Stephen Fry, were attended by Prince William. •Rakesh Maria appointed as new Police Commissioner of Mumbai,he succeed Satyapal Singh. •Indian scientists, industry tie up for therapeutic food ...
Martino: Barça ready for City test (AFP) Sunday 16 February 2014 Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino believes the first leg of his side's UEFA Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester City on Tuesday comes at the right time as he has a fully-fit squad to choose from. The Catalans maintained their place atop the Spanish La Liga on goal difference with a 6-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Lionel Messi continued his fine form with a double to move past Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano as La Liga's third highest goalscorer of all time on 228. There was a further bonus for Martino's men as Neymar made his return after three weeks out with a sprained ankle and the Brazilian forward made an instant impact as he smashed home his side's sixth goal of the evening from 25 yards. "We come into the match in very good form," said Martino. "It is probably the best moment we could have hoped for to face the challenge of the last 16 of the Champions League, independent of the opponent we ...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi scored twice, passing Alfredo Di Stefano on the La Liga career scoring list and tying Raul Gonzalez for third as he led Barcelona over Rayo Vallecano 6-0 on Saturday night. Messi's 228 league goals are one more than Di Stefano, and the 26-year-old trails only Telmo Zarra (251) and Hugo Sanchez (234). His sixth two-goal game this season raised his goals total to 24, including 13 in the league. Adriano put Barcelona ahead in the second minute, Messi scored on a chip in the 36th and assisted Alexis Sanchez's goal in the 53rd. Pedro Rodriguez scored three minutes later and Messi got his second goal in the 68th. Neymar entered in the 62nd in his first appearance since an ankle injury on Jan. 12 and scored in the 89th. Barcelona (19-2-3) leads the league on goal difference over Atletico Madrid (19-2-3), which ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 home win over Valladolid. Raul Garcia scored and set up Diego Costa's 21st league goal of the season. Real Madrid (18-2-3) ...
8 - Of all La Liga players, Lionel Messi is the top-scorer in all competitions in 2014 alongside Alexis Sanchez. Energetic.
Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, is confident he will be back at his best for the La Liga run-in and the Brazil World Cup.
20-year-old winger Suso who is currently on-loan with struggling La Liga outfit Almeria, is having a fine season. The Spanish winger was sent out on-loan at the start of the season in order to gain vital match experience that would hopefully stand him in good stead for the future. And this plan has seemingly worked. The silky Spaniard has made 20 La Liga appearances for Almeria this season, with his pace, trickery and ability to make killer passes being his stand-out qualities. He has six assists for his side this campaign, matching the number made by La Liga superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. This alone is an impressive feat, but when you add in two goals scored and and 1.8 dribbles completed per game, Suso's progress this season has been impressive. This brings the question, with this kind of performance being shown with a team struggling against relegation, what could the 20-year-old Spaniard complete in a side full of talent, with the likes of Suarez, Sturridge and Gerrard? Suso's performa ...
Mesut Ozil ranks third in the world in shirt sales so far for the 2013/14 season. Since arriving from Real Madrid in an astonishing summer move, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil’s name and number have been printed more times than any other Premier League Player. The £42.4m that Arsenal spent on the German international sent shockwaves through Europe and beyond as Arsenal fans flocked to the club’s shops to buy the new Arsenal kit adorning the name ‘Ozil’ with number 11. Mesut Ozil has kept up his reputation as the assist king – picking up eight assists in 19 Premier League starts. The 25-year- old has also netted four goals, and has completed 55 key passes this term – over 20 more than Arsenal’s next best. article continues below Despite Ozil being a big hit this season, La Liga duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi naturally occupy the first two spots as both are household names worldwide – selling shirts galore in worldwide, in places such as South America, Asia and the Middl ...
Barcelona suffered a first home defeat of the season when they lost 3-2 against Valencia after finishing with 10 men in La Liga on Saturday, leaving the door open for Madrid rivals Atletico and Real to move above them. Barca remain top with 54 points, but Atletico Madrid, who trail on goal difference, can leapfrog them with at least a draw at home to Real Sociedad, as can Real Madrid, who are a point behind, with a victory at Athletic Bilbao. It appeared to be service as normal when Alexis Sanchez put Barcelona ahead early on but strikes either side of halftime by Daniel Parejo and Pablo Piatti put Valencia in the driving seat. Lionel Messi equalised with a penalty after 54 minutes but the hosts were caught out again on the counter and Francisco Alcacer put the visitors back in front. Barcelona continued to struggle at the back and Jordi Alba was dismissed for a second yellow card with 12 minutes left. The result left the Catalans with one win from their last four league matches. La Liga: Barcelona v Vale ...
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 ...
Lionel Messi has gone for 8 consecutive La Liga matches without finding the back of the net.
2014 FACTS. 1. Lionel Messi has not scored in La Liga in over 600 minutes. FACTS... not opinion...
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino was disappointed by his side’s performance following their 1-1 draw against Levante in a La Liga match on Sunday while Lionel Messi defended his team by saying they were unlucky.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Franck Ribery helped Bayern Munich to win 5 cups, Lionel Messi led Barcelona to La Liga title while Ronaldo didnt win anything with Real Madrid all last season! Who do you think deserve to win FIFA Ballon D’Or tonight?
Diego Costa is confident that Atletico Madrid have the players to stop Lionel Messi ahead of this weekend's La Liga clash against Barcelona
BREAKING NEWS FOR FOOTBALL FANS: Arsenal Close to Sealing £25m Deal for Attacking Star Arsenal are in late stage talks with Barcelona as Arsene Wenger seeks to secure a deal to sign Spanish international attacker Pedro. CaughtOffside understands that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been seeking to lure 26 year old Nou Camp star Pedro to the Emirates Stadium for some weeks and it appears that the North London club are closing in a deal to capture the adaptable attacker. Pedro has struggled to retain a foothold in Barcelona’s starting eleven under new boss Gerardo Martino and is said to be unhappy with his limited role in first team matters and Wenger’s persistence may well have led to the Tenerife born forward feeling a move to Arsenal would be beneficial to his career. Martino has handed Pedro just ten La Liga starts this term and arguably even that total has been assisted by the injury suffered by Lionel Messi and Barcelona appear ready to consider offers for the long term servant of the Catalan club ...
With this piece I say happy birthday to the legendary sir Alex Chapman Ferguson...From Sir Alex Ferguson to Bayern Munich, Top Ten Moments of 2013  What many may have considered an unlucky year, turned out to be one of the most memorable for world football. For one reason or another, everyone had an achievement to celebrate, whether it was a title, lives dedicated to playing and coaching, or simply the chance to play the best of the best no matter what the odds. So here’s Inside Futbol’s look back at the year 2013 and the top 10 footballing moments it threw up. 1) Lionel Messi’s Fourth Ballon d’Or (7th January) Breaking records has never been a problem for Lionel Messi and the Argentine began world football's 2013 by becoming the first-ever player to win four Ballon d'Or awards, picking up his accolade for 2012. He was never going to rest, though, and led Barcelona to yet another La Liga title. Only a hamstring injury this season has prevented him from adding more goals to his staggering tal ...
*FIFA ranking for the best Footballers of the 'YEAR 2013' is out with Lionel Messi topping the List once more infront the one and *Only CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo). Barclays Premier League remains yet Best represented with 29 Players, ahead of La Liga with 26 Players, the Bundesliga with 18 Players, Series A with 17 and Ligue 1 with 6. *La Liga have 6 players of the Top 8 - while EPL has 2 of the top 10, Bundesliga has 5 in the Top 20. *Spain have 16 Players in Top 100, Brazil have 11, Germany have 10 while England have only 2 in Top 100. There is Big concern here! - *Here is the List:- _ 1)Lionel Messi 2)Cristiano Ronaldo 3)Zlatan Ibrahimovic 4)Frank Ribery 5)Andre Iniesta 6)Neymar 7)Gareth Bale 8)Xavi 9)Luis Suarez 10)Sergio Aguero 11)Van Persie 12)Mesut Ozil 13)Edison Cavani 14)Adjen Robben 15)Philip Lham 16)Radamel Falcao 17)Thiago Silva 18)Lewandowski 19)Yaya Toure 20)B. Schweisteiger 21)Andre )ilo 22)Manuel Nuer 23) Marco Reus 24)Gianlui Gibuffon 25)Thomas Muller 26)Arturo Vidal 27)Sergio Bousquets ...
Lionel Messi scores his first goal for Barcelona at 17 years old in La Liga, assisted by Ronaldinho..
Lionel Messi ranked number 1 in World Top 100 Footballers 2013 chart Angela Asante, December 24 2013, Experts have voted. The world’s best footballer of the year is Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, according to English media The Guardian. “Even in an off year, [La Liga champion] Messi is still undeniably on,” wrote The Guardian senior sports writer and columnist, Barney Ronay. La Pulga edges Ronaldo who comes second, despite performing at his personal best. Fc Barcelona dominate the top 10 with four players while Ribery is the only Bayern Munich player in there. Luis Suarez and Kun Aguero are also the only current Premier League stars to feature among the world’s 10 Best Players as per The Guardian’s released chart. Top 10 list 1- Lionel Messi (Barcelona; Argentina) 2- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid; Portugal) 3- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG; Sweden) 4- Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich; France) 5- Andres Iniesta (Barcelona; Spain) 6- Neymar (Barcelona; Brazil) 7- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid; Wales ...
Lionel Messi: Has dribbled past more than twice as many opponents (675) as anyone else in La Liga in the last 5 seasons; Ron…
Liverpool transfer target fights Luis Suarez for award last at Anfield in 1984 Luis Suarez's phenomenal goal scoring form has not only fired Liverpool into title contention, but also put the Uruguayan attacker in the reckoning to be European football's top scorer. The European Golden Shoe (we have no idea why it's not a Golden Boot) is awarded by the European Sports Media association and presented to the sharpest shooter in European club football; Suarez now sits joint top of this season's rankings, following his brace in Liverpool's 5-0 win at Tottenham. That gave Suarez 17 goals, the same tally as Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool summer target Diego Costa. The difference is that Suarez has scored his goals in just 11 Premier League games, whereas Ronaldo has 17 from 15 La Liga games and Costa has 17 in 16. Suarez has finished as the top scorer in European football before, in 2009/10, when his 35 goals for Ajax bettered the 34 scored by Lionel Messi for Barcelona. Unfortunately for the Uruguayan, Messi wo ...
Lionel Messi: Three memorable moments (FIFA.com) Friday 13 December 2013 Share © AFP This 2013 has been another memorable year for Lionel Messi. Both in his national team and with Barcelona, the Argentinian has once again shown the explosive talent, goalscoring ability and leadership skills which have made him a unique talent in the game's history. Admiration for him has continued to grow, even in a year in which he has been troubled by injuries. It is hardly surprising, then, that fellow footballers and coaches have once again voted for La Pulga to be in contention for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, with the forward looking to claim the prize for the fifth time in a row. Here, FIFA.com looks back at three of Messi’s most memorable moments this year. Celta Vigo - Barcelona: 19 in a row in La Liga 30 March 2013 In the 71st minute, Messi made it 2-1 in Vigo and set a new record by scoring against all of the teams in La Liga in consecutive rounds of the competition. During that streak, which began on 11 November ...
Barcelona Boss Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi may not be fit by the time Fc Barcelona return from La Liga's winter break.
Missing Leo: Barca in first La Liga loss: Without injured talisman Lionel Messi, Barcelona slip to their ...
The profiles which FIFA has put together on the Ballon d'Or candidates: CR7's profile: "2013 proved to be another goal-drenched year for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star helped himself to 34 of them in the 2012/13 Liga season, a haul beaten only by Lionel Messi's 45, and scored a hatful more in Europe and for his national team. Always on top form for Real Madrid and Portugal, the flying forward, who won the FIFA World Player award in 2008, is only gaining in stature with Los Merengues, and it came as no surprise when he extended his contract with the club to 2018 and said he was considering staying put for the rest of his career." Messi's profile: "Since winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive FIFA Ballon d'Or the Barcelona ace has showed no sign whatsoever of letting up, topping the La Liga's scoring charts as his side made off with the 2012/13 league title. Messi has been just as prolific on the international front, finishing the South American qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil as ...
Cristiano Ronaldo-CR7 A much-vaunted prodigy when snapped up by Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003, Ronaldo is now perhaps, alongside Lionel Messi and David Beckham, the best-known player on the planet. The FIFA World Player of the Year in 2008 and a winger who plundered an unbelievable 42 goals across all competitions in 2007-08, Ronaldo won all there was to win with the Red Devils and finally earned his dream move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for a world record fee of £80 million as part of the new era of galacticos at the Bernabeu. After blossoming under Sir Alex Ferguson at United, he had the chance to come of age at the 2006 World Cup, though one of the memorable images of the tournament was his wink at the bench after Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney was sent off in a game against England. He also came in for fierce criticism for diving, which resulted in him being booed at games and it cost him the Young Player of the Tournament award. Still, love him or loathe him, it ...
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Lionel Messi: Has scored or assisted 50.7% of the 460 goals Barcelona have scored in La Liga since 2009/10
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Okay people - this quiz is officially shut. Here are the answers ... Quiz Question 1: Name the only two players to have played for an English club side and captained a World Cup winning team. Deschamps and Mooree Quiz Question 2: Name the three Argentinian's who played in their 1998 World Cup win over England, who later joined an English club team. Hernan Jorge Crespo, Juan Veron and Nelson Vivas Quiz Question 3: Five Italians have won over 100 International caps. Name them. Andrea Pirlo, Dino Zoff, Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon and Paolo Maldini. Quiz Question 4: Since 1990, six players playing in La Liga at the time have won the Ballon d'Or. Name them: Hristo Stoichkov, Lionel Messi, Luis Figo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. Quiz Question 5: Who is the Premier League's highest scoring Englishman, never to have played for England? Kevin Campbell Quiz Question 6: Which teams were the following managers in charge of in 1998? Graeme Souness, John Toshack, Jim Smith, Sven Goran Eriksson & John Aldridge ...
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid led a Spanish Armada into the Champions League last 16 with home wins on Wednesday and in-form Aaron Ramsey steadied Arsenal's boat with a battling win against rocky Borussia Dortmund. Barca met seven-times winners AC Milan at the Nou Camp but the stock of the faltering Italians has fallen so much that even an average display from the hosts sealed a 3-1 success in Group H, Lionel Messi scoring a penalty and a cheeky third. La Liga rivals Atletico put on a better display in their 4-0 cruise past Group G whipping boys Austria Vienna to glide into the knockout stages after four wins from four with two matches to spare. Miranda grabbed Atletico's opener after 11 minutes before Raul Garcia rose athletically to head home the second, with Filipe Luis making it three for this term's potential surprise packages on halftime. Diego Costa missed a penalty but added a fourth goal on 82 minutes as Diego Simeone's men made sure of top spot and equalled their biggest Champions League win in ...
Jonathan Yap says," What's wrong with Lionel Messi? Barcelona better sign me soon if they want to win the La Liga this season."
Lionel Messi is the only player in the history of World Football to Score+Assist in all the Major Football Competitions: 1)La Liga 2)Copa Del Rey 3)Spanish Super Cup 4)UEFA Champions League 5)UEFA Super Cup 6)FIFA Club World Cup 7)FIFA World Cup
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The last time Lionel Messi failed to score at the Camp Nou was 357 days ago, spanning 13 home La Liga games
Lionel Messi scored his eighth La Liga goal of the season before coming off injured in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday. The triumph ensured that Gerardo Martino became the first Barcel...
Barcelona extended their winning start to their title defence to six games when Neymar scored his debut La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted his seventh of the season in an entertaining 4-1 victory at home to Real Sociedad on Tuesday.
FULL TIME: Lionel Messi and Neymar were among the Barcelona scorers as they beat Real Sociedad 4-1 in La Liga.
Neymar scored his first league goal and helped Barcelona ease past Real Sociedad 4-1 to stay perfect in La Liga:
Barcelona 4-1 Real Sociedad! Neymar scored his first goal in La Liga & set one up for Lionel Messi as the Catalans continued their 100 per cent start... REPORT:
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With a hat trick today, Lionel Messi has 220 La Liga goals, passing Quini into 6th on the career scoring list.
Three games into the new La Liga season, top scorer is Lionel Messi with five goals. And he missed one game.
Lionel Messi: "The match was a good debut in La Liga. We have stressed their desire and ambition that we have to live with a good season."
Lionel Messi scored 215 in 246 La Liga appearances for Barcelona while Christiano Ronaldo scored 146 in just 135 appearances for Madrid.
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Lawyer explains Messi's tax case Barcelona star Lionel Messi could be facing up to a 24 million euros fine and over two years behind bars. Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Spanish Soccer, La Liga, Espn Fc, Soccer Barcelona star Lioness Mexxi and his father, Jorge, have been indicted on tax fraud charges and a court hearing has been scheduled for September 17, according to El Pais. soccernet#
MZANSI DISKI FOOTBALL NEWS • Thamsanqa Gabuza says he is keen to leave Golden Arrows, with Gauteng the most likely destination. The 25-year-old striker has been an integral member of the squad for the past four seasons and is one of the few survivors of the team that trashed Ajax Cape Town 6-0 in the MTN8 Final in 2009. - • Spanish giants Barcelona feel their new star acquisition Neymar needs to put on a few more pounds ahead of the La Liga campaign next season. The Brazilian wonder kid passed his Barca medical test earlier this month to complete his €57 million (R773-million) move from Brasileiro Serie A club Santos. - • Nhlakanipho Ntuli returns to the country to resume training with Orlando Pirates after spending the last three months in the Netherlands familiarizing himself with the Dutch lifestyle before he signs with FC Twente next year. The youth international midfielder’s stay in Holland was to adjust himself with Twente’s style of play, while he also took Dutch lessons. Ntuli is expec ...
La Liga outfit Sevilla are reportedly willing to negotiate with Liverpool over the transfer of Ivan Rakitic, it has emerged. The Spanish side had a poor season this year, finishing 9th in La Liga, and are expecting to face the departures of some key players, having already sold winger Jesus Navas to Manchester City for £14.9million. They could also receive a number of offers for top scorer Alvaro Negredo, who is a target for Atletico Madrid. Rakitic is another of Sevilla’s more impressive players, and has found himself on Liverpool’s radar after scoring 8 goals and providing 10 assists this season. Only big names from the top two, such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Mesut Ozil, Cesc Fabregas, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, have created more goals for their team-mates in Spain this year. Brendan Rodgers was reportedly ready to open with a £12million bid for the Croatian, who has been compared with Luka Modric, and although Sevilla are willing to sell, they may hold out for closer to £16milli ...
For the second straight year, Real Madrid and Barcelona arrived in the Champions League semi finals with illusions of an all Spanish Clásico final, only to find themselves disappointed. Real Madrid almost completed the unlikeliest of comebacks in the final minutes against Borussia Dortmund as the legendary Estadio Santiago Bernabéu was raging. Los Blancos will rue their early missed chances, coming up just short against a Dortmund side that was ultimately the betterteam for most of the two legged tie. Barcelona, on the other hand, were without a fully fit Lionel Messi and were absolutely steamrolled by Bayern Munich, who are the likely favorites to lift the big-eared trophy at Wembley on May 25th. Dortmund’s meteoric rise and Bayern’s emphatic victory are clear signs that the balance of power in Europe’s premier competition has shifted away from La Liga and towards the Bundesliga. Having led the pack ininfrastructure, attendance, and low ticket prices for quite some time, the German first division ...
BarcelonaMessi played in Barcelona's junior Infantil B and Cadete B & A teams from 2000 to 2003 (scoring 37 goals in 30 matches in Cadete A). Season 2003–04 saw him on a record[38] five different teams: He started one match in Juvenil B (one goal) and got promoted to Juvenil A (14 matches, 21 goals). Later he debuted for Fc Barcelona C team (Tercera División) on 29 November 2003 and for Fc Barcelona B (Segunda División B) on 6 March 2004. He played for both teams during the season (ten matches, five goals and five games, zero goals, respectively).[39][40][41] Even before these two debuts, Messi made his official debut for the first-team on 16 November 2003 aged 16 years and 145 days, in a friendly match against Porto.[42][43] Less than a year after his start, Frank Rijkaard gave him his league debut against RCD Espanyol on 16 October 2004 (at 17 years and 114 days), becoming the third-youngest player ever to play for Barcelona and youngest club player who played in La Liga, which would be broken by Bo ...
Argentine Lionel Messi wrestled back the La Liga crown from Cristiano Ronaldo, while the Portuguese finished the season empty-handed. Who do you think had the best 2012/13 season??
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