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Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's goals lead to earthquakes, claims study

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's goals lead to earthquakes, claims study

A scientific study has now shown that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's goals can even lead to earthquakes.

Apr 12, 2018, 08:46 AM IST
Champions League: Barcelona cruise 4-1 against AS Roma

Champions League: Barcelona cruise 4-1 against AS Roma

The 90,000-plus at Camp Nou rose to cheer Lionel Messi before the start of the contest to honour Barcelona superstar for his recent 100th goal in Champions League play.

Apr 06, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Champions League: Barcelona thrash Roma to close on Champions League semis

Champions League: Barcelona thrash Roma to close on Champions League semis

 Luis Suarez`s late strike sealed a 4-1 win for Barcelona against Roma in their Champions League quarter-final.

Apr 05, 2018, 08:31 AM IST
Champions League: Lionel Messi to return as Barcelona host AS Roma in quarterfinal first leg

Champions League: Lionel Messi to return as Barcelona host AS Roma in quarterfinal first leg

Messi's latest rescue-act on Saturday, when he came off the bench to inspire a remarkable fightback against Sevilla, has regurgitated the question of Barca's dependency on their number 10. 

Apr 03, 2018, 11:33 AM IST
'Decisive' Lionel Messi proves worth to Barcelona as well as Argentina

'Decisive' Lionel Messi proves worth to Barcelona as well as Argentina

An injured Messi watched his country’s humiliating 6-1 defeat by Spain from the stands, and on Saturday came from the bench for Barcelona to inspire a come-from-behind draw against Sevilla.

Apr 01, 2018, 11:07 AM IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi rescues unbeaten Barcelona, Gareth Bale double propels Real Madrid

La Liga: Lionel Messi rescues unbeaten Barcelona, Gareth Bale double propels Real Madrid

Messi came off the bench with his team two goals down at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as Luis Suarez pulled one back in the 88th minute, before the Argentinian struck the equaliser a minute later.

Apr 01, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
La Liga: Ernesto Valverde wary of playing Lionel Messi against Sevilla

La Liga: Ernesto Valverde wary of playing Lionel Messi against Sevilla

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is still feeling discomfort with his thigh and the club need to exercise caution to ensure he does not tear the muscle, coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday ahead of his side's La Liga game at Sevilla.

Mar 31, 2018, 00:07 AM IST
Neymar has what it takes to be the best player in the world: Roberto Carlos

Neymar has what it takes to be the best player in the world: Roberto Carlos

Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football`s major individual honours over the past decade, having won FIFA`s best player award five times each over the period.

Mar 29, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Lionel Messi fitness worries Barcelona ahead of Sevilla clash

Lionel Messi fitness worries Barcelona ahead of Sevilla clash

Messi missed Argentina`s friendlies against Italy and Spain due to a muscle problem sustained after Barca`s last Liga outing against Athletic Bilbao and only completed half of a training session on Thursday.

Mar 29, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Argentina's dependence on Lionel Messi shown by Spain humiliation

Argentina's dependence on Lionel Messi shown by Spain humiliation

Argentina’s Lionel Messi looked on from the stands for as long as he could, but with 10 minutes remaining he had seen enough.

Mar 28, 2018, 17:30 PM IST
Football Friendly: Isco-led Spain crush Argentina 6-1, Romelu Lukaku fires in Belgium win

Football Friendly: Isco-led Spain crush Argentina 6-1, Romelu Lukaku fires in Belgium win

Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Mar 28, 2018, 09:21 AM IST
No Lionel Messi in starting 11 for Argentina's friendly against Spain

No Lionel Messi in starting 11 for Argentina's friendly against Spain

Muscle problems had kept Messi out of the friendly against Italy on Friday, and although Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday that the Barça star was set to play, Messi`s name did not appear on the AFA website, reports Efe.

Mar 27, 2018, 21:42 PM IST
Argentina to be 'Messi's team' at the World Cup: Jorge Sampaoli

Argentina to be 'Messi's team' at the World Cup: Jorge Sampaoli

Five-time Ballon d`Or winner Messi has led Barcelona to 30 domestic and European trophies during a stellar career but is yet to win a major trophy with the national team, apart from a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.

Mar 23, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
Lionel Messi joins Argentina training ahead of friendly against Italy

Lionel Messi joins Argentina training ahead of friendly against Italy

The Barcelona forward arrived to start working with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and was present at a training session open to media in the afternoon.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:27 PM IST
 'Outrageous' Cristiano Ronaldo has Lionel Messi in his sights

'Outrageous' Cristiano Ronaldo has Lionel Messi in his sights

After an uncharacteristically slow start to the season which provoked questions about his longevity, Cristiano Ronaldo has roared back to life with a torrent of goals and now has La Liga`s top scorer award in his sights.

Mar 19, 2018, 19:32 PM IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi takes Barcelona 11 points clear, Cristiano Ronaldo hits four

La Liga: Lionel Messi takes Barcelona 11 points clear, Cristiano Ronaldo hits four

Lionel Messi delivered another masterful performance as Barcelona sailed past Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday to take an 11-point lead over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Mar 19, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
Mohamed Salah 'on his way' to Lionel Messi comparisons, says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah 'on his way' to Lionel Messi comparisons, says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

 Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is on his way to reaching the elite level of Lionel Messi but has no interest in being compared to the prodigious Barcelona striker, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.

Mar 18, 2018, 17:35 PM IST
We must have great respect for Lionel Messi, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

We must have great respect for Lionel Messi, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Messi, 30, scored twice and set up a goal for Ousmane Dembele as Barca beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday for a 4-1 aggregate triumph.

Mar 15, 2018, 13:26 PM IST
Lionel Messi hits 100th Champions League goal as Barcelona make last eight

Lionel Messi hits 100th Champions League goal as Barcelona make last eight

Lionel Messi scored his 100th Champions League goal as Barcelona defeated Chelsea 3-0 on Wednesday.

Mar 15, 2018, 08:38 AM IST
UEFA Champions League 2018: Lionel Messi masterclass as FC Barcelona sink Chelsea FC 3-0 in Round of 16

UEFA Champions League 2018: Lionel Messi masterclass as FC Barcelona sink Chelsea FC 3-0 in Round of 16

Lionel Messi's double strike took him past the 100-goal mark in Champions League games.

Mar 15, 2018, 06:39 AM IST