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Kylian Mbappe not on Lionel Messi's level yet, says Pep Guardiola

Kylian Mbappe not on Lionel Messi's level yet, says Pep Guardiola

Guardiola also said he had warned his Manchester City stars about the perils of social media although he has no intention of curbing their use of it.

Barcelona president claims Lionel Messi is 'already playing under' new four-year contract

Barcelona president claims Lionel Messi is 'already playing under' new four-year contract

The club announced in July that their all-time leading goalscorer, whose deal was due to expire at the end of this season, had signed an extension to 2021 yet the lack of official confirmation thereafter caused concern among the fan base.

Watch: Lionel Messi 'first ever' goal past Gigi Buffon is a thing of beauty

Watch: Lionel Messi 'first ever' goal past Gigi Buffon is a thing of beauty

Messi scored the first and third goals on Tuesday and set up Ivan Rakitic for the second on in a game in which Ousmane Dembele made his first start after becoming the club's record signing, reports Xinhua news agency.

Lionel Messi hat-trick ensures Barcelona pounce on Real Madrid stumble

Lionel Messi hat-trick ensures Barcelona pounce on Real Madrid stumble

Earlier, Madrid paid for the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and a series of missed chances by Gareth Bale as they were held to a shock 1-1 home draw by newly-promoted Levante.

Lionel Messi contract 'agreed and signed', says Barcelona chief

Lionel Messi contract 'agreed and signed', says Barcelona chief

Bartomeu also spoke about Andres Iniesta's new contract, with Barcelona's veteran playmaker on a deal which expires at the end of the season.

2018 World Cup qualifiers: Lionel Messi-led Argentina look to maintain pressure on Chile

2018 World Cup qualifiers: Lionel Messi-led Argentina look to maintain pressure on Chile

An uninspiring 0-0 draw with Uruguay in Montevideo on Thursday left Argentina level on 23 points with fourth-placed Chile, who lead on goal difference.

2018 FIFA World Cup, Qualifiers: Uruguay vs Argentina — Preview, TV listing, date, time, venue

2018 FIFA World Cup, Qualifiers: Uruguay vs Argentina — Preview, TV listing, date, time, venue

Argentina are currently placed fifth, behind Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile. Their performance at Montevideo's Estadio Centenario tommorow will have a huge bearing on their future prospects. Besides, the fixture has its own reputation, with lots of history attached to it.

Luis Suarez, Lioinel Messi likely to go head-to-head as Argentina face Uruguay in WC qualifiers

Luis Suarez, Lioinel Messi likely to go head-to-head as Argentina face Uruguay in WC qualifiers

Manager Sampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina's ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi.

Barcelona win as Lionel Messi hits brace to pass 350 La Liga goals

Barcelona win as Lionel Messi hits brace to pass 350 La Liga goals

The five-time World Player of the Year missed from the penalty spot for the 20th time in his career as Fernando Pacheco produced a stunning save midway through the first half.

Real Madrid Facebook, Twitter accounts compromised; hackers announce Lionel Messi signing

Real Madrid Facebook, Twitter accounts compromised; hackers announce Lionel Messi signing

The group have previously taken over the accounts of a number of companies, including Netflix, HBO and Playstation.

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016/17; bags award for third time

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016/17; bags award for third time

Coming into the night, Cristiano Ronaldo proved instrumental in helping his side Real Madrid win the Champions League trophy for the second consecutive time and 12 accounting overall results. He was, in fact, the top scorer in the tournament with 12 goals, two coming off in the final against Juventus at Cardiff, in June.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

It was late into Thursday afternoon in Barcelona that a van rammed into the heart of the city in a packed street named Las Ramblas, killing 13 and injuring around 100. 70 miles away and a few hours later Catalan police were informed of a second van attack in the town of Cambrils, where four people were shot dead. A fifth died a few hours later. 

Barcelona's woes mount as striker Luis Suarez out for four weeks

Barcelona's woes mount as striker Luis Suarez out for four weeks

Barcelona will now miss the services of prolific Uruguayan in the first three Liga matches, against Betis, Alaves, Espanyol and Getafe.

2017 FIFA Awards: It's Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in the fight for world's best again

2017 FIFA Awards: It's Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in the fight for world's best again

The FIFA announced a 24-strong list today for its 'The Best FIFA Men`s Player' award, to be announced on October 23, in London.

La Liga Preview: History repeats itself in several grounds as new season kicks off

La Liga Preview: History repeats itself in several grounds as new season kicks off

FC Barcelona need to shake off their depression following the loss of Neymar and their Supercup hammering to Real Madrid when Betis visit the Camp Nou on Sunday night, but although Barca will kick off as favorites, they can expect problems against a rival who have a new coach in Quique Setien and who appear to have done good business over the summer.

WATCH: Marco Asensio scores 33-yard screamer as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 5-1 in Spanish Sup Cup

WATCH: Marco Asensio scores 33-yard screamer as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 5-1 in Spanish Sup Cup

Karim Benzema then deservedly doubled Real`s lead before half-time.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo in focus as FIFA prepare to announce nominees for 2017 Football Awards

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo in focus as FIFA prepare to announce nominees for 2017 Football Awards

This is the second edition of the annual 'The Best FIFA Football Awards' events, after FIFA last year opted to go solo in awarding the best player after ending its six-year collaboration with magazine France Football.

Spanish Super Cup, 2nd Leg: Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Live Streaming, TV Telecast, Squads, Date, Venue, Time in IST

Spanish Super Cup, 2nd Leg: Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Live Streaming, TV Telecast, Squads, Date, Venue, Time in IST

Barcelona, this Thursday will be travelling to Santiago Bernabeu in a hope to mend things in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup after a 3-1 defeat at home last Sunday.

Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for UEFA Player of the year

Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for UEFA Player of the year

Heading into the draw, the Italian goalkeeper played an instrumental role in guiding his side Juventus to the Champions League final, last season. Ronaldo, on the other hand, was part of the Real Madrid squad that not only lifted the La Liga title, but also their 11th Champions League trophy and the UEFA Super Cup.

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo scores, gets sent off after Lionel Messi opens scoring in Barcelona's 1-3 defeat

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo scores, gets sent off after Lionel Messi opens scoring in Barcelona's 1-3 defeat

In the end, it was Asensio who sealed the things for Real Madrid as a shot a bullet into the extreme top corner thus adding on to Barca's woes. Probably the match proved what Neymar was to the Catalans!