Messi

‘Versatile’ Alli similar to Pogba, says Spurs’ Pochettino

REUTERS – Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has the potential to be as good as…

FIFA Ballon d'Or Awards

FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards: Conflicts Explained

Another Ballon d’Or ceremony concluded, and with it concluded the much hyped and discussed set…

Ballon d’Or 2015 GALA: ES TOP 3

The final countdown for the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala has started and the event is…

Bale gives Zidane flying start, Messi lifts Barca

MADRID (Reuters) – Zinedine Zidane got off to a flying start as Real Madrid coach…

Messi double as Barca beat nine-man Espanyol in Cup

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi struck a spectacular free kick, scored another…

Barcelona sweep to another title in one-sided contest

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Barcelona swept to the Club World Cup title by outclassing South American…

River Plate v Barcelona

Messi and Suarez lead Barca to another world title

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi broke the deadlock and Luis Suarez scored twice in the…

Football Soccer - Bayer Leverkusen training - BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany - 08/12/15 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi (R) and Neymar during training before UEFA Champions League soccer match against Bayer Leverkusen REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Messi, Neymar still doubtful for Club World Cup final

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are still doubtful for the Club…

Gallardo hopes River face full-strength Barcelona

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo was happy to accept the role…

Messi, Neymar still doubtful for Club World Cup final

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are still doubtful for the Club…

Saina vs Marin – The next big rivalry?

Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei. Federer vs Nadal. Barcelona vs Real Madrid. India vs…

Suarez scores hat-trick as Barcelona stroll into final

YOKOHAMA, Japan, (Reuters) – Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick, including an exquisite second goal, as…

Lionel Messi smiling

Messi tax fraud case should be dropped say lawyers

REUTERS – A tax fraud case involving Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge…

Barcelona face Arsenal, Chelsea play PSG again

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – Holders and Spanish league leaders Barcelona will play Premier League leaders…

Barca head to Japan for their final endeavour of the year

FC Barcelona have landed in Asia to contest for their fourth trophy of the season.…

Luis Enrique

Angry Luis Enrique blames stupid mistakes for Deportivo draw

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) – Angry Barcelona coach Luis Enrique blamed stupid mistakes after…

FC Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna : Taking points

Luis Enrique’s team go 2-0 up through Messi and Ivan Rakitic – but then blow…

The positives for FC Barcelona in 2015

Barcelona, had a successful end to the 2014-15 season. They beat the Champions of England,…

Red-faced Real look to bounce back after cup fiasco

MADRID (Reuters) – Under-fire Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez must rally his players for the…

Argentina hope to kick-start campaign in Colombia heat

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (Reuters) – Troubled Argentina, without talisman Lionel Messi, will look for a victory…

Ronaldo tired of Messi comparisons, says “not a fake person”

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo is tired of comparisons with Lionel Messi and appreciates that…

Real Madrid’s all-time goalscorer Ronaldo takes it all in his stride

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) – As well as combining sublime skill with extraordinary athletic…

Ronaldo & Messi drive each other to even greater heights

By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) – One moment that perhaps best illustrates the difference between…

Barcelona back Messi in tax fraud case

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina…

Ecuador win revives ghost of Colombia ’93 for Argentina

REUTERS – Argentina’s shock 2-0 defeat by Ecuador at the River Plate stadium on Thursday…

Luis Enrique Couldn’t have Hoped for a better time for the International Break

Club football takes a halt as the schedule for International Fixtures arrives. Usually international breaks…

Barcelona's Messi attends a training session ahead of their Champions League group E soccer match against AS Roma in Rome

Messi, father to appear in court on tax fraud charges

MADRID (Reuters) – Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered to appear in…

5 goal performances

Best 5 Goal Performances in a Single Match

When a player is on song, they can literally destroy the opposition. But in some…

Spanish prosecutor recommends jail time, fines for Messi’s father

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and…

Lionel Messi injury stuns Barcelona

Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is expected to be out for up to eight…