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Lionel Messi


We understand defense, but we have to be braver on the ball: Sunil Chhetri on next step for Indian football team

June 10, 2021 3:01 pm

India captain Sunil Chhetri says there can't be any comparison with Messi on goal-scoring record; "People who understand football, they know."

Ramiz Raja compares Virat Kohli's ICC title drought with Lionel Messi

June 09, 2021 5:35 pm

Ramiz Raja spoke about how Virat Kohli's trophy cabinet lacks a major ICC title and drew a comparison with Argentine great Lionel Messi.

Argentina allow last-minute draw at Colombia in WC qualifiers

June 09, 2021 10:12 am

The match at the Metropolitano stadium in Barranquilla was attended by 10,000 fans despite the region’s alarming COVID-19 figures.

Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Mbappe, Kane — Will the Big 5 join football's mass migration?

May 25, 2021 10:39 am

Despite the global pandemic seriously denting the biggest clubs in the world and their revenues, the transfer market may tell a different story.

Ronald Koeman tight lipped on Barcelona future, desperate for Lionel Messi to stay

May 17, 2021 10:45 am

Koeman is not the only figure at Barca whose future is up in the air, with club great and record goalscorer Lionel Messi's contract up next month and no new agreement in place.

Spanish league to probe Messi's barbecue for teammates

May 05, 2021 9:13 am

The Spanish league says it will investigate a gathering of Barcelona players at Lionel Messi's home.

Lionel Messi brace sinks Valencia, keeps Barcelona close to top spot in La Liga

May 03, 2021 2:50 pm

Lionel Messi scored two second-half goals on Sunday -- including his 50th from a free-kick -- as Barcelona came from behind to beat Valencia 3-2 and get within two points of leader Atletico Madrid.

Messi backs social media boycott by English football

May 02, 2021 11:59 am

Lionel Messi has used his social media platform with 200 million followers to call for action against online abuse

Atletico returns to the top in Spain, Messi leads Barcelona

April 23, 2021 9:32 am

Lionel Messi reached 25 league goals for the season by opening the scoring in the eighth minute and making it 3-1 in the 33rd at the Camp Nou.

Zidane hopes Lionel Messi’s 45th ‘clasico’ is not his last

April 10, 2021 9:02 am

Messi has scored in a “clásico” a record 26 times starting when he netted his first hat trick for Barcelona at age 19 in a 3-3 draw with Real in 2007.


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