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Lionel Messi

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde criticises Antoine Griezmann after 1-0 defeat against Athletic Bilbao

The 28-year-old made his first La Liga appearance for Barca after he was signed by the club from Atletico Madrid. 

Aug 17, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Lionel Messi to miss Barcelona's La Liga opening match

Messi is currently recovering from a calf injury which he suffered during training last week.

Aug 16, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

Virgil Van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo vie for UEFA Player of the Year award

While Ronaldo, a three-time winner, has been ever-present in the final three since the award was created in 2011, centre back Van Dijk makes his first appearance after helping Liverpool win the Champions League title last season.

Aug 15, 2019, 23:06 PM IST

La Liga set for close-run race after Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid transfer blitz

Champions Barcelona have been practically in a league of their own in the last two seasons and are favourites to win a third consecutive title after making some smart moves in the summer to replenish their squad of serial winners.

Aug 15, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

Antoine Griezmann fuels ultra-attacking Barcelona's bid for third straight title

The Catalans will not just be looking to extend their domestic hegemony, though, as they have spent a combined 250 million euros ($280 million) on a renewed bid to win the Champions League after last season`s harrowing semi-final exit to Liverpool.

Aug 12, 2019, 20:52 PM IST

Barcelona defeat Napoli 4-0 in pre-season friendly

In the first half on Saturday, Barcelona had several clear scoring opportunities, especially one involving the club's new signing, French striker Antoine Griezmann

Aug 11, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

Lionel Messi unlikely to play La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona registered a massive 4-0 win over Napoli on Sunday in a club-friendly match.

Aug 11, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo to UEFA's Goal of the Season award

Messi's second goal rounded off his team's 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on May 1.

Aug 10, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi out of US tour with a calf strain

The Argentine forward experienced discomfort in his right leg during Monday`s training session and tests confirmed that the 32-year-old had suffered a grade one calf strain, forcing him out of the tour.

Aug 05, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez wins Gamper trophy for Barcelona in final seconds

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde made a number of substitutions and the team began to up the energy after the break.

Aug 05, 2019, 13:16 PM IST

Don't regret anything that I said last season: Lionel Messi

Messi admitted that "last season ended up being a little bitter, given how it went", but he pointed out that the team maintained its domestic supremacy despite failing to win the Champions League.

Aug 05, 2019, 12:28 PM IST

Neymar can take place of Lionel Messi: Former Brazil player Edmilson

Edmilson said although Neymar is a great player, he needs to have a good mindset.

Aug 03, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

Lionel Messi banned from international football for three months

The Barcelona forward was also fined 50,000 US dollars by South American football governing body CONMEBOL on Friday.
 

Aug 03, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi nominated for FIFA Best Men's Player award

Ronaldo has won the FIFA Best Men`s Player award two times and the Portugal striker will be looking to reclaim the award from the last time winner Croatia`s Luka Modric.

Aug 01, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

Lionel Messi banned for one game for Copa America red card

Messi was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel and afterwards alleged that the tournament had been fixed in favour of the hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to claiming the title.

Jul 24, 2019, 07:31 AM IST

Painful to see Lionel Messi's career going on without titles, says Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte

Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte also said that the "Barcelona star should not be blamed as he is just a human."

Jul 23, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

La Liga: Atletico Madrid threaten legal action as Barcelona announce Antoine Griezmann signing

France forward Griezmann, 28, rejected a move to Barcelona last year but announced in May that he was leaving Atletico, where he has spent the last five seasons since signing from Real Sociedad in 2014.

Jul 12, 2019, 23:49 PM IST

CONMEBOL rejects Lionel Messi's Copa America criticism

South American football governing body CONMEBOL on Sunday rejected claims from Argentina captain Lionel Messi that results at the Copa America in Brazil were fixed.

Jul 08, 2019, 06:53 AM IST

Lionel Messi gets second red card of career but Argentina beat Chile in Copa America

The incident happened in the 34th minute when Chile’s captain, Gary Medel, shepherded out a ball near his own goal and was challenged by Messi from behind.

Jul 07, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

Copa America: Lionel Messi improves but long wait for Argentina glory drags on

For five times world player of the year Messi, it was just the latest in a long line of disappointments with Argentina.

Jul 04, 2019, 08:20 AM IST