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Quotes: Filipe Luis reveals fascinating insights into his battles with Lionel Messi over the years

Filipe Luís, the former Atlético Madrid and Chelsea left-back got candid in an interview with Pete Jenson of Daily Mail and shared his tactics for stopping Messi among other things like his short-lived move to Chelsea and the upcoming match between two of his former clubs in the round of 16 tie of UEFA Champions […]

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Football and pop culture blend in new Pepsi ad feat. Messi, Pogba and Sancho

Soft drink manufacturing heavyweights Pepsi has been synonymous with advertisements that have featured some of the most popular global football superstars over the years. Be it some of the most iconic advertisements for World Cup football or the UEFA Champions League promotional advertisements, Pepsi has been a constant in blending in the beautiful sport of […]

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If you think Tom Brady is more famous than Messi and Ronaldo, please pull your head out of your a–

Football is a sport with billions of followers across the world, with certain sections of fans being religious over supporting their favourite icons on the football field. Celebrated football personalities such as the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are worshipped as literal Gods of the game, and arguably have way more followers than […]

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Football players with attitude: From Ronaldo to Neymar, who’s the no. 1?

You don’t become one of the most sought after footballers in the world, and achieve what these players have, without an uncompromising and unapologetic attitude towards doing whatever it takes to win. You might love or hate their attitude but there is no denying that these players are built differently, from a footballing standpoint and […]

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Lionel Messi’s reaction when Jordi Evole laid Paris and Manchester travel guides in front of him

The suspenseful transfer saga of Leo Messi occupied a major part of the break preceding this season, as the forward expressed his desire to leave for greener pastures. FC Barcelona were only just reeling off an embarrassing defeat at the hands of eventual winners Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie, when it […]

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Messi wax statue looks more like his lookalike than Messi himself

Fair to say the sculptor has had a bit of a nightmare here. The new Lionel Messi statue at the renovated Wax Museum of Barcelona has copped a fair bit of criticism since its reveal yesterday. The museum, which opened today after being shut down due to the ongoing pandemic, features a new statue of […]

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Paul Pogba slammed for ‘looking like Messi’ in shock defeat to Finland

It seems gone are the days when comparisons with Lionel Messi used to be a compliment of the highest order for any footballer player. The level of scrutiny these days that comes along with being one of the best players in the world is not easy to handle. With cameras pointed on you eternally, every […]

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Watch how Lionel Messi reacts as fan claims he loves him more than his father

Lionel Messi turned super sub on Saturday as Barcelona decimated 10-man Real Betis 5-2 at the Camp Nou. It was rare appearance on the bench for Lionel Messi but not for long as the legend came on as a second half substitute following an injury to Ansu Fati. With fans not allowed inside the stadium, […]

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Lionel Messi raises eyebrows with his lack of defending in stoppage time against Dynamo Kiev

Lionel Messi is being slammed for his inactivity during the dying minutes of Barcelona’s 2-1 win against Dynamo Kiev last night Barcelona registered their 3rd win on the trot in the Champions League as goals from Messi and Pique eventually canceled out Viktor Tsyhankov’s second half strike for Dynamo, who were missing 13 first team […]

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“Go f*ck yourself, what’s wrong with you baldy? – Messi erupts in foul-mouthed rant after Argentina beat Bolivia

Lionel Messi took shots at a Bolivia staffer’s lack of hair during the 40-man post-match scuffle between the two teams last night. Argentina took a big step towards qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with back-to-back wins during the international break. After a 1-0 win against Ecuador last weekend, Argentina won 2-1 against […]

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Lionel Messi shows up on a list he has no business showing up in

With the clouds of toxicity still hovering over Lionel Messi and Barcelona after their recent debacle, the focus seems to have shifted from football. Thus, it’s easy to forget what sporting value Messi has provided to Barca over the years. Despite a cataclysmic end to Barcelona’s 19/20 season, Lionel Messi was able to muster some […]

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Who’s who of former Barcelona players join Messi in his stance against Bartomeu

All the speculations surrounding Lionel Messi has been a much-elaborated, and discussed story all through the pandemic-struck summer transfer window, and most, if not all of it, stems from the Barcelona club hierarchy led by Josep Maria Bartomeu: and the way he runs the affairs at the football club. A very unsettled Messi reportedly handed […]

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Lionel Messi’s father says it will be ‘difficult’ for his son to remain at Barcelona

Leo Messi’s father and agent Jorge Messi arrived in Barcelona today to hold talks with president Josep Maria Bartomeu. According to Catalunya-based RAC, a meeting between Jorge Messi and Bartomeu will be held this afternoon. They will face each other to resolve the problems between Leo Messi and the club. Jorge Messi was hounded by […]

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Fan spotted wearing knockoff version of 2018/19 Tottenham home kit during Barcelona protests last night

Messi fan in full Tottenham kit seen protesting against Barcelona board outside Camp Nou La Liga giants Barcelona are facing one of the biggest crisis the club has ever seen as Lionel Messi has asked the board to let him leave for free this summer. Perhaps the greatest footballer of our lifetime, Messi officially sent […]

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Lionel Messi slammed for being lazy as video exposes Barcelona legend’s lack of movement and leadership during Bayern thrashing

New post – Lionel Messi is being slammed for his inactivity during the dying minutes of Barcelona’s 2-1 win against Dynamo Kiev last night Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was severely criticised for his poor performance in the quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich that eliminated them out of the tournament earlier this week. Although it was […]

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Notorious CR7 fan Piers Morgan takes out Lionel Messi with a one-word tweet post Bayern loss

Piers Morgan called out Lionel Messi in a tweet after Barcelona were thrashed by Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash in Portugal. The Good Morning Britain presenter who is notoriously known to be a Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) supporter, posted a picture of a defeated Messi with the caption that read “Overrated”. The […]

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Joshua Kimmich gives brutal reply when asked if he felt sorry for Lionel Messi after devastating UCL loss

Last night’s UCL matchup between Barcelona and Bayern Munich managed to register itself in the history books. The Catalans were left stunned and shaken to the core as the German giants gave them a ruthless 2-8 drubbing. The Champions League quarter-final tie might just have stamped an end of an era for the Spanish side. […]