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Lionel Messi


Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi: Virgil van Dijk reveals his toughest opponent

April 01, 2020 4:51 pm

The duo are regarded as the game's greatest stars and only a thin line can separate the accolades fetched by the Portuguese and the Argentine.

Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players will take pay cut, criticises board

March 30, 2020 7:59 pm

"For our part, the time has come to announce that, as well as the reduction of 70 per cent of our salary during the state of alarm," wrote Lionel Messi on his Instagram.

Barcelona to cut player wages due to coronavirus

March 27, 2020 9:11 am

All professional players at Barcelona, including six-times world player of the year Lionel Messi, as well as non-playing staff, will face a compulsory wage reduction during the period of lockdown, the club’s directors decided at a board meeting held via video conference.

Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola donate $1.08 million each to coronavirus battle

March 25, 2020 9:44 am

The region of Catalonia, where Pep Guardiola is from and where Lionel Messi has lived since joining Barcelona aged 13, is one of the worst-affected parts of Spain by the pandemic.

WATCH: Lionel Messi joins in on 'Stay At Home Challenge' with toilet roll

March 20, 2020 11:15 am

While some have involved themselves in TikTok and hand-washing tutorials, some have indulged themselves in a "Stay At Home" keepy-uppy challenge with a toilet paper roll.

Lionel Messi's late goal puts Barcelona back on top in Spain

March 08, 2020 10:30 am

Lionel Messi converted an 81st-minute penalty kick awarded by VAR as Barcelona salvaged a 1-0 win over gritty Real Sociedad at Camp Nou Stadium.

Martin Braithwaite vows to not wash Barcelona shirt after Lionel Messi embrace

February 23, 2020 5:43 pm

Messi was already on three goals when Braithwaite came off the bench two days after completing a surprise move from La Liga strugglers Leganes.

Barcelona takes over La Liga lead after Real Madrid loss

February 23, 2020 5:44 pm

Real Madrid has lost to Levante 1-0 and lost its lead in the Spanish league lead after a four-goal performance by Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi demands calm after chaotic two months for Barcelona

February 20, 2020 7:45 pm

Lionel Messi has addressed the problems at Barcelona after two months of poor play and conflicts inside the club

Lewis Hamilton, Lionel Messi joint winners of Sportsman of the Year at Laureus Awards

February 18, 2020 9:11 am

While Simone Biles, who became the most decorated gymnast in World Championship history last year, won her third Sportswoman of the Year, the South African rugby team were crowned the Team of the Year.


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

Lionel Messi surpasses Gerd Muller; Barcelona throw water on Real Madrid's title challenge with 3-0 win

December 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on target as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.