Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi
Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi

 Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Life easy next to Lionel Messi, says Neymar
Life easy next to Lionel Messi, says Neymar

 Brazilian star Neymar has given four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi the credit for his upturn in form during his second season with Barcelona.

That`s Amoory - not Messi, says Aussie boss
That`s Amoory - not Messi, says Aussie boss

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said Tuesday`s Asian Cup semi-final in Newcastle between the free-scoring Socceroos and the tournament`s surprise package United Arab Emirates is not about the new "Messi or Ronaldo".

Lionel Messi doesn't care about other's stats, says Barca president
Lionel Messi doesn't care about other's stats, says Barca president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday claimed that Lionel Messi doesn't care about other players' statistics. The Argentine scored a brace and provided two assists helping Barca rout Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.

La Liga: Gareth Bale nets winner as Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, Barcelona hit six against Elche
La Liga: Gareth Bale nets winner as Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, Barcelona hit six against Elche

Gareth Bale scored a late winner from the penalty spot after Cristiano Ronaldo had been sent off for the ninth time in his career as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Cordoba 2-1 on Saturday.

Franck Ribery blasts 'political' FIFA Ballon d'Or award
Franck Ribery blasts 'political' FIFA Ballon d'Or award

 Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political."

'Homeless' Cristiano Ronaldo surprises young fan on Madrid street
'Homeless' Cristiano Ronaldo surprises young fan on Madrid street

After outgunning Barcelona's Lionel Messi to the Ballon D'Or title, Real Madrid's star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo caused a minor stampede of sorts in the Spanish capital when he went the extra mile to surprise a young fan.

Work permit denied Angel Di Maria's move to Arsenal in 2007, reveals Arsene Wenger
Work permit denied Angel Di Maria's move to Arsenal in 2007, reveals Arsene Wenger

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria is one of the several footballers, who almost joined Arsenal in the past.

Cristiano Ronaldo sponsors hometown club from Madeira
Cristiano Ronaldo sponsors hometown club from Madeira

There is no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo these days. After beating his great rival Lionel Messi to the FIFA Ballo d'Or award, the Portuguese has opted to sponsor a football club, thus enhancing the brand value which has already become a phenomenon in its own right.

Ballon d`Or only for Messi, Ronaldo fumes Ribery
Ballon d`Or only for Messi, Ronaldo fumes Ribery

France`s Franck Ribery says only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi seem capable of winning the Ballon d`Or and has voiced his frustration after Bayern Munich team-mate Manuel Neuer missed out.

In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them
In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them

Barcelona`s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season.

Lionel Messi hands Barcelona slender Cup lead over Atletico Madrid
Lionel Messi hands Barcelona slender Cup lead over Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi struck five minutes from time to hand Barcelona a vital 1-0 lead heading into the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final with Atletico Madrid.

Messi strikes to give Barca Cup edge against Atletico

Barcelona seized control of their King’s Cup quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid when Lionel Messi followed up his saved penalty to score and secure a 1-0 first-leg victory at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
 

Lionel Messi motivates me to scale greater heights: Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi motivates me to scale greater heights: Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Wednesday said his fiercest rival FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi motivates him to reach greater heights.

No place for Cristiano Ronaldo in Andrea Pirlo's Champions League dream team
No place for Cristiano Ronaldo in Andrea Pirlo's Champions League dream team

Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo opted to not include back-to-back Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his UEFA Champions League dream team. The team, however, has the Real Madrid front-man's eternal rival Lionel Messi, leading the attack.

We need to improve, both attack and defence: Luis Enrique
We need to improve, both attack and defence: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique Monday said his side needs to put up an improved display to remain in contention for the Spanish title.

Cristiano Ronaldo can overtake Lionel Messi to win more Ballon d'Or: Zinedine Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo can overtake Lionel Messi to win more Ballon d'Or: Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has more to give in the future and will end up winning more Ballon d'Or titles than rival Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi a class above all season, insists Barcelona boss
Lionel Messi a class above all season, insists Barcelona boss

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi`s consistent brilliance this season after the Argentine took his tally to 28 goals in 27 games with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win away to Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Lionel Messi hat-trick keeps Barcelona in sight of Real Madrid
Lionel Messi hat-trick keeps Barcelona in sight of Real Madrid

Lionel Messi struck a stunning hat-trick to ensure Barcelona maintained the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win away to Deportivo la Coruna to cut the gap at the top to one point.

Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique
Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has laughed off suggestions the club have come through an institutional crisis thanks to their best performance of the season to beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.