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No agreement between Messi, Barcelona – reports

09 September, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi’s father and agent met Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu to discuss the player’s wish to leave the club but the talks ended in stalemate, Spanish media reported. Earlier, Jorge Messi said it would be “difficult” for his son to remain with Barcelona, the only club he has ever played … Read More

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Barca in new turmoil after Messi tells club he wants to leave

08 August, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Captain Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday, deepening the turmoil within the Catalan side less than two weeks after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich. The source said the club received a burofax from Messi’s lawyers declaring that the player, … Read More

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Messi contemplates Barca exit

08 August, 2020 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi still wishes to leave Barcelona after meeting new coach Ronald Koeman, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday, as all four sports newspapers dedicated their front covers to the Argentine’s uncertain future. Marca, Spain’s biggest selling daily, said the Argentine told Koeman that he was more likely to … Read More

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Messi leads Barca to flying return against Mallorca

06 June, 2020 12:56 pm 12:56 pm

MALLORCA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored and grabbed two assists as La Liga leaders Barcelona eased to a 4-0 win away to struggling Real Mallorca making the perfect return to action after Spanish football’s three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The champions got off to a flying start when Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal scored … Read More

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Messi hat-trick leads Barcelona to 3-2 win at Betis

02 February, 2020 8:08 am 8:08 am

SEVILLE (Reuters) – Lionel Messi produced a hat-trick of assists as Barcelona pulled off a gutsy 3-2 win at Real Betis after trailing twice in an enthralling match in La Liga on Sunday, finally giving the Catalans something to celebrate after a week of upheaval. Clement Lenglet headed home the decisive goal in the 72nd … Read More

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Messi gives new Barca coach Setien debut win

01 January, 2020 9:48 am 9:48 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish champions to a nervy 1-0 win at home to Granada in La Liga on Sunday in Quique Setien’s first game in charge of the club. The Argentine struck the only goal in the 76th minute, … Read More

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Messi claims record sixth Ballon d’Or, Rapinoe wins women’s awa...

12 December, 2019 11:58 am 11:58 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool’s leading nominees and Cristiano Ronaldo to lift soccer’s most prestigious individual trophy. The Argentine, who won the Liga title with Barcelona but only managed third place in the Copa America with his country, added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, … Read More

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Messi leads Barca past Slavia Prague 2-1 in Champions League

10 October, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

PRAGUE (Reuters) – A quick-fire strike from Lionel Messi and a second half own goal gave Barcelona a 2-1 win over Slavia Prague in a thrilling Champions League Group F encounter on Wednesday where both sides spurned multiple chances. Barcelona swarmed forward from the kick off, keeping Slavia bottled up in their own end and … Read More

Barca’s Messi receives record sixth European Golden Shoe

10 October, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona forward Lionel Messi picked up a record-extending sixth – and third consecutive – European Golden Shoe award on Wednesday following his outstanding individual 2018-19 domestic campaign. The award is presented to the top goalscorer in league football across Europe, with the Argentine finding the net 36 times last season as Barca … Read More

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Messi wins best FIFA player of the year for record sixth time

09 September, 2019 11:37 am 11:37 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Argentine Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA player of the year award for a record sixth time on Monday. Messi, who won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona last season as well as the European golden boot having scored … Read More

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Messi working hard despite lack of sparkle: Scaloni

07 July, 2019 8:40 am 8:40 am

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) – Lionel Messi has agreed to sacrifice his usual buccaneering style of play for the greater good of his team, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said ahead of Tuesday’s crunch Copa America semi-final against Brazil. Messi has not been able to conjure up the same attacking flair at the Copa America that … Read More

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Messi finishes Europe’s top scorer for third straight year

05 May, 2019 10:34 am 10:34 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi has become the first player to win Europe’s Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the four goals he needed in Paris St Germain’s final league match of the season. Messi earned the honour, which goes to the leading scorer in … Read More

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After Messi mauling Liverpool face reunion with Benitez

05 May, 2019 11:58 pm 11:58 pm

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Shaken by the brilliance of Lionel Messi and a 3-0 Champions League defeat in Barcelona, Liverpool know that anything but a Premier League win at Newcastle United on Saturday would leave their dreams of honours this season in tatters. The second-leg of their semi-final with Barcelona awaits at Anfield on Tuesday … Read More

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Messi seals another La Liga title for Barcelona

04 April, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi fittingly sealed Barcelona’s 26th La Liga title by coming off the bench to score the goal in a 1-0 win over Levante in front of a jubilant Nou Camp crowd, who celebrated a remarkable eighth league crown in 11 years. Barca’s captain decided the game and the title in the … Read More

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Barca reach semis with Messi exhibition against Man United in Champions Lea...

04 April, 2019 10:34 am 10:34 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi produced another masterful Champions League performance to knock out Manchester United and fire Barcelona into the semi-finals for the first time in four years, scoring twice in a 3-0 home win on Tuesday. Barca, who toyed with United for the majority of the encounter, sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory and … Read More