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Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)

PSG head to Barca with revenge and Messi on their minds

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Now they have set their sights on Messi, with PSG's players, coaches and directors talking of their excitement about the prospect of bringing the Argentine to the French capital.
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FC Barcelona’s Pedri.(Twitter)
FC Barcelona’s Pedri.(Twitter)

Pedri brings back brilliance to Barçelona midfield

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 04:11 PM IST
  • The 18-year-old Spaniard who is enjoying an excellent first season at Barcelona grew up absorbing all the Iniesta he could find, watching games at the fan club founded by his grandfather back home on the island of Tenerife.
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Eibar's Rafa Soares, left, challenges Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.(AP)
Eibar's Rafa Soares, left, challenges Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.(AP)

Barcelona held 1-1 at home by Eibar without Messi

By Associated Press | BARCELONA, Spain
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Halftime substitute Ousmane Dembele salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw when he scored in the 67th. That canceled out Kike García’s opener 10 minutes earlier after a ball-control blunder by center back Ronald Araújo.
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10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to boost your self-esteem(Instagram/activatemassivesuccess/mirsuhail)
10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to boost your self-esteem(Instagram/activatemassivesuccess/mirsuhail)

10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to begin your day with and boost self-esteem

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:54 AM IST
While football world’s OG GOAT might have passed away, Diego Maradona is an ‘unparalleled magician’ like Cristiano Ronaldo called him or as Lionel Messi said ‘the eternal’ and here are 10 inspiring quotes by the Argentina legend that will continue to motivate fans for a million years
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - November 21, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - November 21, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)

Barcelona’s Griezmann denies rift with Messi

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Messi hit back last week, saying he was tired of being blamed for problems at Barcelona. Griezmann said he could no longer remain silent on the matter.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - FC Barcelona v Girona - Johan Cruyff Stadium, Barcelona, Spain - September 16, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi shakes hands with coach Ronald Koeman as he is substituted off(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - FC Barcelona v Girona - Johan Cruyff Stadium, Barcelona, Spain - September 16, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi shakes hands with coach Ronald Koeman as he is substituted off(REUTERS)

Players need more protection, says Barca coach Koeman after resting Messi

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Koeman said his side’s strong position in Group G was behind him resting Messi and Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong but he also took a swipe at the unforgiving football schedule, saying global organiser FIFA and European counterpart UEFA should take action.
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FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Barcelona training - Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, U.S. - July 21, 2017 - Barcelona's Neymar and Lionel Messi during training ahead of International Champions Cup. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Barcelona training - Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, U.S. - July 21, 2017 - Barcelona's Neymar and Lionel Messi during training ahead of International Champions Cup. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)

Messi, Neymar aim for World Cup qualifying amid pandemic

By Press Trust of India | Sao Paulo
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Though younger than Messi, Neymar could also be approaching his final opportunities to lead Brazil to a sixth World Cup. Neymar will be 30 when Qatar hosts the tournament in November and December of 2022.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)

Messi contract is valid, says La Liga, after he fails to attend medical

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:16 PM IST
The ruling body said the only way a club can sign the Argentine forward is if he triggers a release clause of 700-million euros ($833 million).
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Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)

Koeman will be Barca’s next coach, Messi to stay - president

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:31 PM IST
Koeman, 57, arrived in Barcelona on Tuesday after spending the morning at the Netherlands’ headquarters to negotiate being released from his contract with the national team, who he has coached since 2018 and led to qualify for Euro 2020.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds his head during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Gerard Piqué says Barcelona "hit rock bottom" in an 8-2 humiliation from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. It's 74 years since Barcelona conceded eight goals in a game. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez/Pool)(AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds his head during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Gerard Piqué says Barcelona "hit rock bottom" in an 8-2 humiliation from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. It's 74 years since Barcelona conceded eight goals in a game. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez/Pool)(AP)

Questions surround Messi’s future amid Barcelona chaos

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:05 AM IST
The team’s biggest star for more than a decade has a contract with Barcelona until 2021, but he hasn’t been hiding his dissatisfaction with the club.
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Copa del Rey - Round of 16 - FC Barcelona v Leganes - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Leganes' Oscar(REUTERS)
Copa del Rey - Round of 16 - FC Barcelona v Leganes - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Leganes' Oscar(REUTERS)

Boost for Setien as Messi leads Barca rout over Leganes

By Press Trust of India | Madrid
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Messi’s double, as well as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo rounded off an emphatic win at Camp Nou, where Barca successfully bounced back from Saturday’s surprise La Liga loss away at Valencia.
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Luis Suarez with wife Sofia Balbi.(Twitter)
Luis Suarez with wife Sofia Balbi.(Twitter)

Barcelona’s Suarez renews wedding vows, with Messi on guest list

By Agence France-Presse | Maldonado, Uruguay
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 03:35 PM IST
A crowd of football fans, including many wearing the Barcelona strip, gathered near the entrance as Suarez’s clubmates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba arrived along with Ballon d’Or winner Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo.
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Lionel Messi during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)

‘He doesn’t need it,’ Hernan Crespo believes Lionel Messi is already a king of football despite not winning World Cup

By Indo Asian News Service | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Crespo said the entire nation dreams of witnessing Messi lift the World Cup for Argentina in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, adding the team has a great chance of winning the 2020 Copa America to be hosted jointly by Argentina and Colombia.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)

Messi and Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d’Or honours

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 10:20 AM IST
It would be an enormous shock if Rapinoe did not depart the Chatelet Theatre with the women’s prize as she returns to the country where she was the driving force on and off the field for the United States as they retained their title.
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Argentina's Lionel Messi scores their second goal from the penalty spot(REUTERS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi scores their second goal from the penalty spot(REUTERS)

Israel sees Messi visit as victory, even as Argentina and Uruguay draw

By AFP | Tel Aviv
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:55 AM IST
The game pitted Messi against his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had gotten the better of him as he scored one goal and set up another to give his team a 2-1 lead going into injury time.
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Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong in action(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong in action(REUTERS)

Messi injured but Barcelona seal much-needed win over Villarreal

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:56 AM IST
His withdrawal will be a major concern for Barca, particularly given this was Messi’s first start of the season after just recovering from a niggling calf injury sustained at the start of August.
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File image of Virgil Van Dijk(REUTERS)
File image of Virgil Van Dijk(REUTERS)

You cannot compare me and Messi: Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk

By ANI | Milan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Van Dijk had earlier triumphed over Messi and Ronaldo to win the UEFA Best Men’s Player of the year.
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Cristiano Ronaldo(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo(REUTERS)

‘I deserve more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi,’ says Cristiano Ronaldo

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:41 PM IST
Both Ronaldo and Messi have five Ballon d’Ors each but the Juventus forward
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves to fans(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves to fans(REUTERS)

Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

By Press Trust of India | Madrid
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:58 AM IST
After re-joining his team-mates on Wednesday, the temptation will be to put Messi straight to work, to lift the mood and minimise the chances of what would be a disastrous second slip in La Liga.
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File photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)
File photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)

Lionel Messi ‘made me better player’, admits Cristiano Ronaldo

By PTI | Lisbon
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:10 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo, whose influence at Real Madrid mirrored that of Lionel Messi at Barcelona before he left for Juventus, admitted that the pair have never socialised together.
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi.(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi.(AFP)

Barcelona planning for post-Lionel Messi era, says club president

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Barcelona have been very active in the transfer market in recent years, with Bartomeu completing three of the top six most expensive transfers ever.
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Soccer Football - Copa America Brazil 2019 - Third Place Play Off - Argentina v Chile - Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil - July 6, 2019 Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after being shown a red card by referee Mario Diaz de Vivar(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Copa America Brazil 2019 - Third Place Play Off - Argentina v Chile - Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil - July 6, 2019 Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after being shown a red card by referee Mario Diaz de Vivar(REUTERS)

Messi blasts Copa America ‘corruption’ after red card

By Press Trust of India | Sao Paulo
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:50 AM IST
In a niggly and fractious match on Saturday, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and Chile captain Gary Medel were given their marching orders eight minutes from half-time after tangling on the goalline.
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Argentina's Lionel Messi (C), Sergio Aguero (R) and goalkeeper Franco Armani (L) leave the field after losing 2-0 to Brazil in a Copa America football tournament semi-final match at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi (C), Sergio Aguero (R) and goalkeeper Franco Armani (L) leave the field after losing 2-0 to Brazil in a Copa America football tournament semi-final match at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Messi vows to play on after latest Argentina heartache

By AFP | Belo Horizonte
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The 32-year-old Barcelona star, who infamously quit international football after Argentina’s defeat in the 2016 Copa America Centenario final, said he had no plans to hang up his boots after a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazil.
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Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero arrives for the English Premier League football match.(AFP)
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero arrives for the English Premier League football match.(AFP)

Messi and Aguero in Argentina preliminary Copa America squad

By Agence France-Presse | Buenos Aires
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was also included but there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus.
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi is congratulated by Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp after the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on May 1, 2019(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi is congratulated by Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp after the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on May 1, 2019(AFP)

Klopp hails ‘unstoppable’ Messi after Barca star shines in CL semi

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Klopp could only smile after Messi’s curling shot nestled in the top corner but this result was harsh on his side.
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on May 1, 2019(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on May 1, 2019(AFP)

Not over yet, warns Messi after Barca masterpiece

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Messi’s second goal was the 600th of his Barca career and he reached the landmark in stunning style, majestically curling a free-kick into the top corner.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates winning La Liga with the trophy REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates winning La Liga with the trophy REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Messi fires Barcelona to eighth La Liga title in 11 years

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 09:59 AM IST
The Argentine star struck his league-leading 34th goal of the campaign after coming off the bench for the second half to help Barca wrap up the title with three games remaining.
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Barcelona's players celebrate their second goal during the Spanish league football match between Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria on April 23, 2019(AFP)
Barcelona's players celebrate their second goal during the Spanish league football match between Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria on April 23, 2019(AFP)

Messi rested as win over Alaves edges Barca closer to the title

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Lionel Messi started on the bench at Mendizorrotza on Tuesday in a move that made clear just how comfortable Barca are in this title race, its conclusion surely now only a matter of when rather than if.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action(REUTERS)

Monstrous’ Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barcelona five points clear

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 11:35 AM IST
Messi, meanwhile, extends his own hefty lead as the division’s all-time top scorer, which currently stands at 89 goals, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Real Madrid's Luka Modric with the Ballon d'Or award.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Luka Modric with the Ballon d'Or award.(REUTERS)

Five players who can emulate Luka Modric in denying Messi and Ronaldo the Ballon d’or

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 01:53 PM IST
Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had both won it five times each in the last 10 years. Here Hindustan Times looks at five players who could be vying for the Ballon d’Or over the next decade.
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