LIONEL Messi has admitted on the back of his sixth Ballon d’Or triumph that “retirement is approaching”, but the Argentine hopes to enjoy “many more years” at the top and says Barcelona have nothing to worry about when it comes to his future. That will comes as a relief to those at Camp Nou, with … Continue reading Messi Speaks On Retirement After Sixth Ballon d’Or
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018/19, in which Barca won La Liga. Lionel Messi with his awards Virgil … Continue reading Messi’s win Ballon d’Or award For The Sixth Time
Argentina have announced the latest squad for their November fixtures against Brazil and Uruguay, Messi returns after 3-month international suspension, Aguero also included. Argentina play Brazil on 15 November in Saudi Arabia and then face Uruguay and Luis Suárez in Israel on 19 November in warm-up friendlies ahead of the start of the Copa América qualifiers … Continue reading Messi finally returns to Argentina squad after 3-month int’l suspension
Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa América with a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazil. Messi declared to reporters: ”They were not better than us. They found the net early and the second goal came from a penalty [to Aguero] they didn't award. "They [the officials] had booked a lot of bullsh*t, but they didn't … Continue reading Lionel Messi accuses referee of Brazil bias after Copa América defeat
Unsurprisingly, Barcelona's Lionel Messi tops the player's list, with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone being the highest paid coach. The Top five highest-paid players are as follows
Hazard could be joining Messi in La Liga next season as Chelsea’s talisman is expected to move to Real Madrid at the end of the season. Aguero, meanwhile, plays alongside Messi for Argentina’s national side, while he became Manchester City’s top league goalscorer of all time last month. And Messi considers both players to be … Continue reading Lionel Messi names Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero in his top five players in the world
When I made the decision to return, there were many who criticised the decision. My 6-year-old son asked me: "Dad, in Argentina why do they want to kill you". I tell him that it's just a handful of people. I've shown my desire to play for Argentine and don't need to prove this to anyone".
It was yet another masterful performance from Messi, who now has 44 hat-tricks for the Blaugrana to go with his six for Argentina. This latest treble means he now has 32 hat-tricks in La Liga, just two behind the record holder Cristiano Ronaldo, 12 years on from his first against Real Madrid in March 2007.
Players from the Spanish and English top divisions dominate the final XI, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo the only players based elsewhere. The Portuguese was included for a record 13th time after helping his former club Real Madrid CF to a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title in Kyiv in May.
Manchester United will put everything into signing Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer, according to reports in Italy. Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign a centre-back ahead of the 2018/19 campaign but United refused to pay over the odds for the likes of Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.
Jose Mourinho's dismissal as Manchester United boss on Tuesday means one of the most coveted and high-profile positions in world football is suddenly up for grabs.
The iconic Brazilian striker has also suggested that he was a far better all-round player than the Argentine sensation who "only shoots with one leg"
On 1 December 2009, Lionel Messi capped an amazing year by winning the Ballon d'Or as the world's best footballer. And he did by a record margin of votes.