Guardiola, Messi meet again as PSG takes on Man City

Agence France Presse 09/27/2021

There was a time when a reunion between Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola looked distinctly possible, but on Tuesday they will be on opposite sides again when Paris Saint-Germain plays Manchester City in the Champions League. Had…

Ronaldo leapfrogs Messi in Forbes list of top-earning football players

Reuters 09/23/2021

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed top spot in the list of the world’s highest-paid football players from Lionel Messi, according to Forbes. Ronaldo, 36, rejoined United from Juventus in August after 12 years away, while…

Barca will miss Messi but others get chance to shine, says Bayern’s Nagelsmann

Reuters 09/13/2021

Lionel Messi’s departure leaves a big hole at Barcelona but will allow the club’s younger players to make a name for themselves, Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Monday ahead of his team’s Champions League game…

Messi, Neymar to battle in dream Copa final for 1st title

Reuters 07/09/2021

Former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar will line up opposite each other in Saturday’s Copa America final looking to end a hoodoo that has also affected some of their countries’ greatest players. Like Brazil’s Pele and…

Messi sees red as Bilbao stuns Barca to win Spanish Super Cup

Agence France Presse 01/18/2021

Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time playing for Barcelona as Athletic Bilbao stunned the Catalans to win the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, a dramatic final finishing 3-2 after extra-time. Moments before Bilbao’s momentous…

Barca reach Spanish Super Cup final after Ter Stegen penalty heroics

Agence France Presse 01/14/2021

Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s heroics ensured Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad on penalties on Wednesday to reach the Spanish Super Cup final, without the injured Lionel Messi. Messi was watching on as Ter Stegen did his best to…

Messi shines as impressive Barca win in Bilbao

Reuters 01/07/2021

BILBAO—Lionel Messi was at the top of his game as Barcelona earned a 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday to move up to third in La Liga. Athletic got off to a dream start in their…

Messi equals Pele goal record but Barca loses more ground

Agence France Presse 12/20/2020

Lionel Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona on Saturday to equal Pele’s record of goals for a single club as the Spanish giants were held 2-2 by Valencia. Messi, 33, headed in from Jordi Alba’s cross…

Messi imitated Maradona’s goals and skills but not his lifestyle

Reuters 11/30/2020

BARCELONA – Lionel Messi is the only Argentine to truly live up to being described as the next Diego Maradona so it was little surprise the Barcelona captain should dedicate his goal in Sunday’s 4-0 Liga win…

Messi, Barcelona remember Maradona in winning style

Agence France Presse 11/30/2020

Barcelona on Sunday followed the advice of coach Ronald Koeman and paid tribute to their former player Diego Maradona with an emphatic return to form in La Liga and a 4-0 victory over Osasuna. Maradona, who played…

Messi says I’m tired of being blamed for everything at Barcelona

Reuters 11/19/2020

A frustrated Lionel Messi said he is tired of being blamed for problems at Barcelona after he was accused by Antoine Griezmann’s former agent of making life difficult for the French striker at the La Liga club.…

Messi denied as Argentina held by Paraguay in World Cup qualifying

Agence France Presse 11/13/2020

Argentina had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier at La Bombonera on Thursday, and Lionel Messi had what might have been a winning goal disallowed in the second half.…

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