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Messi nets sublime hat-trick as Barcelona rout Mallorca

12 December, 2019 8:23 am 8:23 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi celebrated his sixth Ballon D’Or award with a brilliant hat-trick as Barcelona moved back top of La Liga with an emphatic 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca. Real Madrid had climbed three points clear after beating Espanyol, but Ernesto Valverde’s side were at their vibrant best as they dispatched visitors Mallorca … Read More

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Messi goal gives Argentina 1-0 win over Brazil

11 November, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

RIYADH (Reuters) – Lionel Messi returned from international suspension to score the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Brazil in Saudi Arabia. The Barcelona striker, who missed four games after calling the South American Football Confederation “corrupt,” scored after 14 minutes to give Argentina a deserved victory in the so-called Superclasico. The result extended Brazil’s … Read More

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Magical Messi sends Barcelona top in Valladolid rout

10 October, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona captain Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up two more as the Catalans thrashed Real Valladolid 5-1 to move top of La Liga. Ernesto Valverde’s side ran out comfortable winners at the Camp Nou, where Saturday’s Clasico against Real Madrid was due to be played before it was postponed until … Read More


Argentina’s Lionel Messi banned from int’l football for 3 month...

08 August, 2019 4:20 am 4:20 am

WEB DESK – Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by … Read More

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Messi leads demolition of Lyon to take Barca through

03 March, 2019 4:14 pm 4:14 pm

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi lead the way with two goals and two assists as Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in style by thrashing Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 at home and advancing by the same scoreline on aggregate. Barca captain  Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a “Panenka” penalty chipped straight down the … Read More

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Argentina coach hopeful Messi will return to national team

01 January, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said he has a “good feeling” about Lionel Messi’s possible return to international soccer and will talk to the Barcelona forward about a possible return from his self-imposed exile. Messi took a sabbatical from the national side after another disappointing World Cup, with Argentina knocked out … Read More

Messi and co “angry” after Barca slip up again

09 September, 2018 9:01 am 9:01 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says the La Liga champions are “angry” about dropping seven points in their last three league games after he came off the bench to help his side scrape a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao . Messi was a surprise absentee from the starting line-up, along with … Read More

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

06 June, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up – a life-size chocolate sculpture in his likeness. A team of five workers at Moscow’s Altufyevo Confectionery worked for nearly a week to carve the sculpture in … Read More

Croatia aim to keep feet on the ground after crushing Argentina

06 June, 2018 9:58 am 9:58 am

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Croatia captain Luka Modric could barely hide his joy after the Balkan side crushed Argentina 3-0 in their World Cup Group D showdown on Thursday, but he cautioned that they must keep their feet on the ground as they move to the next round. The victory meant Croatia have qualified … Read More

New Panama leaks: Messi, Najib’s brother own offshore companies

06 June, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

PANAMA CITY (92 News) – After two years, a fresh document leak from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed new financial details about an array of global elites. As per details garnered, Nizam, the brother of Mr Najib Razak, was named in the leaked documents to own Everbright Universal Holdings Limited, with his intermediary named … Read More