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Video: Lionel Messi doubles down to score from tight angle against Getafe

‘If you don’t succeed at first, try again’ was the motto Messi followed as he needed to double down on his efforts after the first attempt at goal, a sublime first touch volley, struck the far post. Quite luckily for the Barca star, the rebound landed back on his feet, albeit at a very tight […]

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Messi scores brace as Barcelona thump Athletic in a second-half blaze

It was complete domination by the Blaugrana from the very first minute of the match, as they were the better team throughout the contest – even though all four of their goals came in the second half of the match. Barcelona scored four times over the span of 12 minutes in what was an absolute […]

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Video: Barcelona players get pictures taken with Messi like fanboys

It was the Leo Messi show at the Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla last night, as FC Barcelona emerged victorious over Athletic Club in the final of the 2021 edition of the Copa del Rey. Goals from Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong preceded the Messi show, as the Argentine maestro went on to score twice […]

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Video: Barcelona string together 62 passes during an elaborate fourth goal against Bilbao

‘Take the ball, pass the ball’ is not just the name of the Netflix documentary dedicated to Barcelona’s explosive 4 years under Pep Guardiola but also the ethos which identify their playing style. The same characteristics were on full display as Barca scored their 4th goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey final […]

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Video: Lionel Messi ultramarathons his way to a goal against Athletic Bilbao

Lionel Messi waited for the opposition players to get tired in the second half before he started his usual routine and scored two goals as Barcelona won the Copa Del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao. His first on the night was just pure art. The only way to describe it would be that it was […]

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When Lionel Messi had to be convinced it wasn’t Scott McTominay who left him bloodied

Lionel Messi once confused Scott McTominay for Chris Smalling after the latter had left him bloodied during a UEFA Champions League clash between Manchester United and Barcelona in the 2018/19 season. While appearing on a segment for ESPN recently, Scott McTominay revealed a cute little story from the first leg of the quarter-final clash between […]

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Updated list of Lionel Messi’s achievements in football

One more day at the office for one of the best in history as Lionel Messi struck a brace and smashed two mammoth records during the 6-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad last night. Not only did La Pulga became the player with the most appearances for Barcelona as he surpassed Xavi Hernandez’s record of 767 […]

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Twitter reacts to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ending their 15-year streak in the Champions League

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been synonymous with the game of football for the past fifteen years or so. The Argentine and the Portuguese have established their dominance as the best players in the world bar none in the said time period, and have accounted for a combined nine UEFA Champions League titles between […]

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Ilaix Moriba draws comparisons with Paul Pogba after Osasuna display

Ilaix Moriba has been one of the many Barcelona youngsters to have got their first big break this season under Ronald Koeman’s tutelage. Following the footsteps of the likes of Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig, and Pedri, the young Spanish midfielder has made himself a regular feature in a Barcelona side that has had a perfect […]

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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, […]