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Lionel Messi surpasses 100 career goals for Argentina

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and surpassed 100 career goals for Argentina with three in the first half of Tuesday's international friendly against Curacao.

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with Rodrigo De Paul after scoring their second goal (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 08:16 AM IST
AP | , Santiago Del Estero

Lionel Messi statue to stand next to Diego Maradona, Pele at CONMEBOL museum

Messi, holding a replica of the World Cup trophy, stood beside the life-size statue at an unveiling ceremony at the CONMEBOL headquarters in Luque, Paraguay before the Copa Libertadores draw on Monday.

Argentina's Lionel Messi poses with a statue of himself holding the World Cup during the Conmebol event. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:48 AM IST
Reuters |

Argentina FA training facility renamed after Lionel Messi

The Casa de Ezeiza in Buenos Aires, which houses the national team set-up, will now be known as Lionel Andres Messi "in tribute to the best player in the world"

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi is lifted up by teammates during a recognition ceremony for the World Cup winning players(AFP)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 01:18 PM IST
Reuters |

Watch: Messi scores incredulous free-kick to reach 800 career goals

Lionel Messi became only the second footballer in history to reach 800 career goals after Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi(YouTube)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 09:22 AM IST

PSG star Kylian Mbappe nets late goal as Lionel Messi and Co. beat Brest 2-1

Paris Saint-Germain refocused on its last shot at silverware this season in the French league and beat Brest 2-1 with a late Kylian Mbappe goal on Saturday.

PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 08:16 AM IST
AP | , Paris

PSG eliminated by Bayern Munich in Champions League last 16

Bayern Munich contained the World Cup stars and beat PSG 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals 3-0 on aggregate.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 - Second Leg - Bayern Munich v Paris St Germain - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - March 8, 2023 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi reacts REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 07:16 AM IST
AP |

‘Messi is so better’: Ronaldo loses temper after ugly confrontation - Watch

Ronaldo's outburst came after Al-Nassr's 3-1 win over Al-Batin on Friday as he was confronted by a fan in the tunnel.

Cristiano Ronaldo enters the tunnel following Al-Nassr's 3-1 win over Al-Batin (Screengrab)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 04:35 PM IST

Gunmen threaten Lionel Messi, shoot up family-owned supermarket

Gunmen threatened Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi in a written message left Thursday when they opened fire at a supermarket owned by his in-laws in Argentina, police said.

Gunmen threatened Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi in a written message left Thursday when they opened fire at a supermarket owned by his in-laws in Argentina(AP)
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 11:51 PM IST
AP | , Buenos Aires

Why Ronaldo didn't vote at FIFA Awards as Messi sealed best men's player award

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't cast any votes at the FIFA Awards, with arch-rival Lionel Messi claiming the Best Men's Player award.

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't cast his vote at the FIFA Awards, with Lionel Messi hogging the limelight.
Published on Feb 28, 2023 06:13 PM IST

Watch: Messi's amusing goodnight message to children during FIFA Awards speech

Lionel Messi had a hilarious goodnight message for his children during his FIFA Awards speech, in Paris. The Argentine was adjudged as the FIFA Player of the Year 2022.

Lionel Messi during his FIFA Awards speech.(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Lionel Messi outclasses Mbappe, Benzema to win Best FIFA Men's Player Award

Argentina's World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi was named the best player in men’s football by FIFA at the Best FIFA Football Awards in Paris on Tuesday. Messi outclassed his Paris Saint Germain (PSG) teammate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema to lift the famous trophy at Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Lionel Messi outclassed his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema to lift the famous trophy in Salle Pleyel(AP-Reuters)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 07:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

FIFA Awards 2023 Live Streaming Football: When and where to watch

The FIFA Awards ceremony will be held in Paris. Find here live streaming and when and where to watch details of the FIFA Awards ceremony.

FIFA Awards Live Streaming: When and where to watch
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 10:10 PM IST

Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi combine as leader PSG win 3-0 at Marseille

Mbappé tops the league's scoring charts outright with 17 goals, and he matched Edinson Cavani's PSG club-record tally of 200 in the process on Sunday.

PSG's Lionel Messi kicks the ball during the French League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain(AP)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 07:45 AM IST
AP | , Paris

Huge FIFA Awards leak as winner of Messi vs Mbappe vs Benzema battle revealed

According to reports, it has been leaked that Lionel Messi will reign supreme in The FIFA Awards, and will beat Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema.

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema will contest for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award.
Published on Feb 26, 2023 03:35 PM IST

Watch: Messi scores sensational curling free-kick of the right-hand post for PSG

Lionel Messi scored a sensational free-kick for PSG, which also turned out to be a late winner in a 4-3 win vs Lille in Ligue 1.

Lionel Messi converted a sensational free-kick for PSG.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 08:50 PM IST

‘Messi told me…’: Martinez defends controversial celebration at World Cup final

Emiliano Martinez defended his Golden Glove celebration, which created controversy at the FIFA World Cup 2022 final in Qatar, and also revealed what Lionel Messi had to say about it.

Emiliano Martinez celebrates his Golden Glove award.(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 05:07 PM IST

State of emergency at PSG ahead of Bayern Champions League clash

With Kylian Mbappe out injured for another two weeks, meaning he won't play against Bayern at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, PSG are without a match winner while Neymar was hugely disappointing against Marseille. Only Lionel Messi up front has been up to his standards recently and that will not be enough against the Bundesliga giants.

PSG's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a scoring chance during the French Cup soccer match between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint Germain at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)(AP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 04:31 PM IST
Reuters |

Sorry PSG knocked out of French Cup by Marseille

Paris St Germain's miserable start to the year continued when they were knocked out of the French Cup last 16 by bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday.

PSG's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a scoring chance during the French Cup game(AP)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 07:27 AM IST
Reuters | , Marseille

PM Modi receives Messi's Argentina shirt as a gift

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented a shirt of reigning World Cup champions Argentina with the name and shirt number of their talismanic captain Lionel Messi.

Modi was presented the shirt on the sidelines of the Indian Energy Week in Bengaluru.(ANI)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 09:06 PM IST

Marseille loses 3-1 to Nice, Monaco wins to keep pressure on PSG

Second-place Marseille saw its unbeaten run end as it lost 3-1 at home to Nice on Sunday to slip eight points behind French league leader Paris Saint-Germain.

Paris Saint-Germain's Achraf Hakimi, center, celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi, right, after scoring his team's first goal(AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 09:08 AM IST
AP | , Paris

Lionel Messi's goal helps PSG beat Toulouse 2-1

Messi struck with a typical curling strike in the 57th minute following a move with Morocco right back Achraf Hakimi, who drew PSG level late in the first half after free kick specialist Branco van den Boomen put Toulouse ahead in the 20th.

PSG's Lionel Messi, right, kicks the ball next to Toulouse's Anthony Rouault during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Toulouse, at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. AP/PTI(AP02_05_2023_000005A)(AP)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 10:25 AM IST

Lionel Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni would love to see the superstar -- who is one of only six players to compete in five World Cups -- suit up for the next World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Montpellier v Paris St Germain - Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France - February 1, 2023 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi during the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:17 AM IST
Reuters |

Messi scores as PSG moves 5 points clear but Mbappe injured

Mbappe went down clutching his leg just under the right knee and limped off in the 21st minute — having earlier missed a twice-taken penalty and blazed the rebound over an open goal on his second effort.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier Herault SC and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, southern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:41 AM IST
AP |

‘For me there’s nothing left’: Lionel Messi drops massive retirement hint

Having won the FIFA World Cup last year, Lionel Messi gave a subtle retirement hint about his future and it could surprise fans.

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022.(AP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Morning brief: UN-charted terrorist's video from Pakistan jail; all latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) listed Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under its ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee (Twitter)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 09:03 AM IST

Ronaldo's million-dollar post on epic Messi moment from PSG vs Saudi All-Star

Both Ronaldo and Messi found their names on the scoresheet in what ended in a memorable goal fest. But what went viral after the match was Ronaldo's million-dollar post on that epic Messi moment from the game.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (L) walks past Riyadh All-Star's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) during the Riyadh Season Cup football match
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 11:32 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan on meeting Messi, Ronaldo: ‘What an evening’

Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter on Friday to share his thoughts on meeting Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Riyadh.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi shook hands with Amitabh Bachchan at the all-star game in Riyadh.
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 08:40 AM IST

Watch: Goals galore as Ronaldo and Messi roll back the years in battle of GOATS

Former El Clasico rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took the center stage in what might be their final meeting at Riyadh. Messi and Co. outclassed Ronaldo-led Saudi Arabia All-Star XI in the nine-goal thriller on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo gestures playing for a combined XI of Saudi Arabian teams Al Nassr and Al Hilal is flanked by PSG's Lionel Messi during a friendly match(AP)
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 09:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Messi, Mbappe on target, PSG pip Ronaldo's Saudi All-Stars XI in 9-goal thriller

There was no shortage of goals as the star-studded trio of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe each found the back of the net but in the end, it was PSG, who outscored Saudi All-Stars XI 5-4 in a classic friendly tie that will go down in history.

The star-studded trio of Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi sizzled(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 08:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PSG vs Saudi All-star XI: CR7 and Messi meet Big B, netizens go gaga on Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan greeted the players, including football greats Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, ahead of a PSG and Saudi All-star XI match at the King Fahd International stadium in Riyadh.

Amitabh Bachchan met Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, among other stars, before the start of the match
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 11:47 PM IST
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