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Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona in Barcelona's win over Osasuna

November 29, 2020 9:23 pm

After scoring Barcelona's fourth goal, Lionel Messi lifted his shirt to reveal a replica kit of Newell's Old Boys which Diego Maradona wore during his brief spell at the Rosario side.

Explained: Does winning the World Cup make Maradona greater than Messi?

December 01, 2020 12:49 pm

It’s probably near-impossible to come to a conclusion as regards to who is better, Maradona or Messi. But it’s a debate worth delving into.

Diego Maradona: 'Unparalleled Magician', says Ronaldo, 'Eternal Great' for Messi

November 26, 2020 9:37 am

Maradona, 60, considered the greatest footballer of all time alongside Brazil's Pele, died following a cardiac arrest, two weeks after undergoing a surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.

'Lionel Messi knows I have a lot of respect for him': Antoine Griezmann denies rift

November 24, 2020 3:21 pm

Earlier this month, Antoine Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats said Lionel Messi’s "reign of terror" had made life difficult for the French forward in Barcelona.

As a Barcelona fan, I want Lionel Messi to end career there: Pep Guardiola

November 20, 2020 9:50 pm

Pep Guardiola's extension at Manchester City has opened up the possibility of a reunion with Lionel Messi in England, with the player in the last year of his current contract at Barcelona.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman defends Lionel Messi's angry outburst

November 20, 2020 7:52 pm

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has been handed yet another difficult situation regarding Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi is the best in the world, not difficult to manage: Ronald Koeman

November 04, 2020 11:54 am

Lionel Messi, 33, handed Barcelona an official notice in August of his desire to terminate his contract before eventually deciding to stay in Spain for the ongoing 2020/21 season.

Champions League: Messi, Barcelona ease past Juventus; Chelsea cruise

October 29, 2020 8:19 am

Barcelona and Lionel Messi beat Juventus 2-0 away in the Champions League.

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu quits in fallout of Lionel Messi feud

October 28, 2020 8:28 am

After one of the club’s worst seasons in more than a decade, Bartomeu announced that his entire board of directors also resigned, effectively avoiding a motion of censure vote that was scheduled for the coming weeks.

Lionel Messi, Neymar aim for FIFA World Cup qualifying amid pandemic

October 08, 2020 7:51 am

Though younger than Lionel Messi, Neymar could also be approaching his final opportunities to lead Brazil to a sixth World Cup. Neymar will be 30 when Qatar hosts the tournament in 2022.


Lionel Messi's journey to greatness at Camp Nou: At a glance

August 27, 2020 1:35 pm

After being associated with FC Barcelona for nearly two decades, star footballer Lionel Messi has finally decided to leave the Catalan side. We take a look at the time he spent at Camp Nou, where he won six Ballon d’Or awards and helped the club win 10 La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League crowns.

From MS Dhoni's runout to Barcelona's Anfield misery, iconic sporting images of 2019

December 24, 2019 9:05 am

2019 offered all sporting moments that got etched in our minds — here are few snapshots, ranging from MS Dhoni's runout in the World Cup semi-final to Rafael Nadal bursting into tears after winning the US Open.

From England's World Cup win to PV Sindhu's gold, moments of sporting greatness in 2019

December 19, 2019 7:37 pm

A look back on the year which started off with Naomi Osaka lifting the Australian Open title and ended with Lionel Messi winning his record sixth Ballon d'Or.

Lionel Messi's hometown Rosario offers emotional trip to his childhood

December 10, 2019 12:45 pm

Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek — and occasionally stealing lemons from a neighbor to make juice.

Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Ballon d'Or awards

December 03, 2019 9:57 am

Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d'Or while World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the women's prize on Monday.

Lionel Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year for record-sixth time

September 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA Player of the Year award for a record-sixth time.

Virat Kohli beats Conor McGregor, Mohamed Salah in Instagram’s rich list 2019

July 24, 2019 9:23 pm

Being the richest Instagram cricketer, Kohli is one of the most known faces in the world of cricket with 36,159,776 followers on the social media platform.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 3: Lionel Messi and Argentina hit Icelandic wall

June 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Lionel Messi's Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland.

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2017

December 30, 2017 7:06 pm

Many sports stars including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, football captain Sunil Chhetri, football legend Lionel Messi and tennis star Serena Williams got married in 2017.

From Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball ton to Barcelona’s mauling of Real Madrid: A look at the events of the week

December 24, 2017 11:55 pm

While Rohit Sharma scored the joint-fastest century in T20I, Lionel Messi became the leading goal scorer in El Clasico history