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La Liga: Lionel Messi brace against Osasuna ends Barcelona's 3-match winless streak

La Liga: Lionel Messi brace against Osasuna ends Barcelona's 3-match winless streak

With this double, Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for Golden boot with 11 for the season.

UEFA Champions League, GW 6 Round-up: Arsenal, Barcelona top groups; Atletico Madrid suffer first defeat

UEFA Champions League, GW 6 Round-up: Arsenal, Barcelona top groups; Atletico Madrid suffer first defeat

Arsenal and PSG have qualified from the group, while third placed Ludogorets will have another crack at the continental competition, in the second-rung Europa League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has already won Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi? Spanish media claims so

Cristiano Ronaldo has already won Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi? Spanish media claims so

Ronaldo, who won the prestigious gong in 2008, 2013 and 2014, scored a total of 51 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season.

WATCH: Wonder strike from Malaysian Mohamad Faiz Subri which beats Messi, Neymar

WATCH: Wonder strike from Malaysian Mohamad Faiz Subri which beats Messi, Neymar

The other losing candidates, besides the Barcelona pair, are Mario Gasper of Spain, Hlompho Kekana of South Africa, Saul Niguez of Spain, Hal Robson-Kanu of Wales and Simon Skrabb of Findland.

Football Leaks: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho deny tax fraud allegations

Football Leaks: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho deny tax fraud allegations

Arsenal and German star Mesut Ozil, who spent time with the Portuguese duo at Real Madrid, was also named in the reports.

FIFA's The Best: Antoine Griezmann to challenge Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly

FIFA's The Best: Antoine Griezmann to challenge Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly

Ronaldo, who helped Portugal and Real Madrid to Champions League and 2016 Euro titles, will be the favourite to pick the award.

El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid — Preview, Likely XIs, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid — Preview, Likely XIs, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

For Indian fans, there will be special live screenings at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Mumbai's Khar Gymkhana, with Luis Garcia (New Delhi) and Frederic Kanoute (Mumbai) in attendance.

Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann in 55-player World XI shortlist; Rooney misses out for first time

Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann in 55-player World XI shortlist; Rooney misses out for first time

Unlike other global awards, FIFA FIFPro World 11 is decided by the players, for the players.

La Liga 2016: Barcelona fail to break hoodoo against Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid bounce back

La Liga 2016: Barcelona fail to break hoodoo against Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid bounce back

Barca were fortunate to escape without a fifth consecutive league defeat in San Sebastian as Carlos Vela hit the woodwork twice and Juanmi`s header 14 minutes from time was wrongly ruled out for offside.

La Liga: Neymar starts for Barcelona despite Ferrari smash incident

La Liga: Neymar starts for Barcelona despite Ferrari smash incident

Earlier this week Spanish prosecutors asked for a two-year jail term and a 10 million euro ($10.6 million) fine on charges of corruption during his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to Barcelona.

Lionel Messi defines humility yet again, downplays role in Barcelona's incredible success

Lionel Messi defines humility yet again, downplays role in Barcelona's incredible success

The Argentina forward scored both goals in Barca's 2-0 Champions League win at Celtic.

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto`o on massive tax fraud charges, risks 10-year jail sentence

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto`o on massive tax fraud charges, risks 10-year jail sentence

The fraud, they say, amounts to some 3.9 million euros.

Champions League: Barcelona, Mancester City advance into last 16 as PSG control fate

Champions League: Barcelona, Mancester City advance into last 16 as PSG control fate

French champions Paris Saint-Germain seized control of their own destiny in Group A with a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal.

WATCH: Justin Bieber floors Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar

WATCH: Justin Bieber floors Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar

Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber on Monday hit training ground, literally, and floored Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

Manchester City plotting to sign Lionel Messi for a whopping 200 million pounds: Reports

Manchester City plotting to sign Lionel Messi for a whopping 200 million pounds: Reports

In the event of that potential deal, Messi would break Paul Pogba`s record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United for 89 pounds.

La Liga: Lionel Messi, Suarez's absence no excuse for Barcelona, says Gerard Pique

La Liga: Lionel Messi, Suarez's absence no excuse for Barcelona, says Gerard Pique

Barca have now dropped points in three of their last four games immediately after an international break but Luis Enrique said he could not fault his players.

Vomiting Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's Malaga clash

Vomiting Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's Malaga clash

Messi only returned to Barcelona on Wednesday after guiding Argentina to a crucial 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Colombia on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi pays out wages of Argentina squad security staff, who were unpaid for six months

Lionel Messi pays out wages of Argentina squad security staff, who were unpaid for six months

The Argentine Football Association is mired in an going financial crisis amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

Barcelona president confident Lionel Messi will end career in Camp Nou

Barcelona president confident Lionel Messi will end career in Camp Nou

With the clock ticking and only 18 months left on Messi`s deal the club want to extend it, as they did with Neymar and as they are trying to do with Luis Suarez.