Record-chasing Lionel Messi faces unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo
Record-chasing Lionel Messi faces unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi can become the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga this weekend when Barcelona travel to face Real Madrid.

Beating Madrid matters more than Liga record: Lionel Messi
Beating Madrid matters more than Liga record: Lionel Messi

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season`s first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga`s all-time leading goalscorer.

Neymar and Lionel Messi guide Barca to victory over Ajax
Neymar and Lionel Messi guide Barca to victory over Ajax

 Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in Champions League Group F on Tuesday.

Luis Suarez will do big things in Barcelona: Neymar
Luis Suarez will do big things in Barcelona: Neymar

Barcelona striker Neymar said Monday that Luis Suarez, who is set to play against Real Madrid Saturday, is working hard to leave his mark in Barcelona, who also have maestro Lionel Messi in their attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo sets best scoring start in Spanish league
Cristiano Ronaldo sets best scoring start in Spanish league

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 14th and 15th goals to set a record scoring start in a Spanish league season as Real Madrid eased to a 5-0 win at Levante on Saturday, while Lionel Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer.

Lionel Messi nears scoring record with 250th La Liga goal
Lionel Messi nears scoring record with 250th La Liga goal

Lionel Messi notched his 250th La Liga goal to move one off the all-time league scoring record as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 against Eibar on Saturday ahead of next weekend`s Clasico with Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi misses nomination for  2013-14 best striker award in La Liga
Lionel Messi misses nomination for 2013-14 best striker award in La Liga

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was the surprise omission in the three-man shortlisted for the LFP's 'Best Striker of the 2013/2014' award which was revealed on Friday.

Classical Sergio Aguero is best in world, says Mauricio Pochettino
Classical Sergio Aguero is best in world, says Mauricio Pochettino

Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the world and conducts Manchester City`s attack like Mozart, fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino says as his Tottenham Hotspur side prepare for Saturday`s Premier League clash.

Luis Suarez ready for Clasico says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique
Luis Suarez ready for Clasico says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend.

Lionel Messi hails incredible decade with Barcelona
Lionel Messi hails incredible decade with Barcelona

As a 17-year-old, Lionel Messi made his debut for Barcelona ten years ago against city rivals Espanyol in a Catalan derby. Since then, the diminutive Argentine has gone on to create football records once considered impossible.

''Lepers'' enter ''Knaves'' lair in Rosario derby in Argentina
''Lepers'' enter ''Knaves'' lair in Rosario derby in Argentina

Some of world soccer`s biggest names, including Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Batistuta, Marcelo Bielsa, Cesar Luis Menotti, hail from Rosario or its surrounding area.

Lionel Messi eyes record on anniversary as Barca seek Clasico boost
Lionel Messi eyes record on anniversary as Barca seek Clasico boost

In the week that he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga.

Five footballers that Eden Hazard feels are better than him
Five footballers that Eden Hazard feels are better than him

When Eden Hazard announced his decision to exit Lille, a number of Europe's top clubs queued up to sign the Belgian, considered to be one of world football's hottest properties.

Lionel Messi eyes fresh opportunity for La Liga goals record
Lionel Messi eyes fresh opportunity for La Liga goals record

Lionel Messi will have another chance to match or surpass Telmo Zarra`s six-decade-old La Liga scoring record of 251 goals when Barcelona host promoted Eibar on Saturday.

Lionel Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists
Lionel Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted.

Barcelona looking to '"MNS" to eclipse Real's "'BBC"
Barcelona looking to '"MNS" to eclipse Real's "'BBC"

While Real Madrid`s fearsome attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema has become known collectively as "BBC" in Spain, Barcelona are confident "MNS" can be at least as lethal.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits 100-mln followers landmark on Facebook
Cristiano Ronaldo hits 100-mln followers landmark on Facebook

Portuguese football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the 100 million landmark on social media and is still counting.

Lionel Messi brace as Argentina put seven past Hong Kong
Lionel Messi brace as Argentina put seven past Hong Kong

Argentina strolled to a 7-0 friendly win over Hong Kong on Tuesday, with superstar Lionel Messi and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain both netting a brace.

Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina
Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina

Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested "Superclasico" friendly in Beijing on Saturday.

Free-scoring Cristiano Ronaldo has Lionel Messi record in his sights
Free-scoring Cristiano Ronaldo has Lionel Messi record in his sights

 Not content with setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of the Champions League last season, Cristiano Ronaldo is already well on the way towards breaking Lionel Messi`s La Liga best haul of 50 goals in one campaign.