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Lionel Messi urges Barcelona to show more early focus after climbing quarter-final barrier

There was a huge sense of relief in Barcelona after brushing aside their recent Champions League quarter-final failures by beating Manchester United, but Lionel Messi still criticised his side's shaky start to the game.

A genius in full bloom, Lionel Messi lifts Barcelona against Manchester United

Messi, now, at 31, goes where he likes, when he likes, and Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona flexes its shape to fit in the gaps.


Manchester United vs Barcelona: How Smalling kept Lionel Messi in check

Very few defenders have been able to blunt the brilliance of the Barcelona playmaker but the Man United centre-back found a way.

Barcelona reliance on Lionel Messi underlined in escape act at Villarreal

Barcelona's thrilling 4-4 draw with Villarreal on Tuesday has been hailed as the game of the season in Spain but yet again it showed the La Liga leaders' vulnerability whenever they try to give Lionel Messi a breather.

'Best ever' Lionel Messi constant in Barcelona evolution, says David Villa

Lionel Messi is the best player ever and Barcelona owe their success to their evolution to a more direct style from a possession-based passing game, the club's former player David Villa has said.

He's great to watch, but he's not God: Pope sets fans straight on Lionel Messi

For Barcelona fans, Lionel Messi is 'D10S', a combination of the Spanish word for "God" - "dios" - with the No 10 on his shirt. But Pope Francis begs to differ.


Lionel Messi haunted by failures but retirement still long way off

The Barcelona striker, speaking on an Argentine radio station on Friday, also surprised listeners by saying he misses Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who left rivals Real Madrid for Juventus last year.

Lionel Messi wins top three spots in vote for Barcelona's best goal

Over 500,000 votes were cast from over 160 countries in the competition. There were a total of 63 goals which were available for the fans to vote for.

Lionel Messi to play for Argentina in Copa America, says coach Lionel Scaloni

Lionel Messi will play for Argentina in the Copa America in June in Brazil, according to coach Lionel Scaloni on Monday.

Lionel Messi injured on return as Argentina lose 3-1 against Venezuela

Lionel Messi returned to Argentina duty for the first time since the World Cup on Friday but it was a disappointing outing for the forward as they lost 3-1 to Venezuela and he was ruled out of their next match with a groin problem.

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

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

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2017

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

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

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

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo scores beauty before seeing red

Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Lionel Messi gets married in hometown: Inside pics, who's who attended

Football star Lionel Messi said 'I do' to childhood girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the wedding of the century.


Leo Messi, the fifth: Return of the king

Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time in Zurich.