1. Lionel Messi Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Hip and Return

    Updates from Monday, Sept. 1 Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's forthcoming friendly with Germany, the team to whom they recently lost in the World Cup final...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 15 hours ago 35,856 reads 84 comments

  2. Lionel Messi Magic Sets Up Sandro Winner for Barcelona vs. Villarreal

    Barcelona needed some inspiration against Villarreal with the score at 0-0 and less than 10 minutes remaining. It arrived, predictably, from Lionel Messi ...

    Will Tidey Written by Will Tidey about 19 hours ago 505,784 reads 80 comments

  3. Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Up on Lionel Messi Rivalry and Injury Struggles

    Cristiano Ronaldo believes he and Lionel Messi are "colleagues" and says he isn't fazed by consistent comparisons to the Barcelona forward...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 4 days ago 48,380 reads 122 comments

  4. Just How Good Could a Messi, Neymar and Suarez Attack Be for Barcelona?

    Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Neymar . No, it's not your dream front line on the new edition of FIFA , but it is Barcelona 's from October onwards...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 5 days ago 26,113 reads 35 comments

  5. Slow-Motion Lionel Messi Clip Shows Off His Brilliant Control and Movement

    Lionel Messi looked in sublime form as he scored two goals in Barcelona's 3-0 opening win in La Liga at the weekend, but few things show quite how masterful he is at his best than this slowed-down clip...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 6 days ago 37,460 reads 13 comments

  6. Analysing How Ivan Rakitic Will Boost Barcelona and Lionel Messi This Season

    Ivan Rakitic was brought to Barcelona to bolster a flagging core, and early evidence suggests he's going to go above and beyond that...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 7 days ago 17,388 reads 36 comments

  7. Messi's Magic and the 10 Best Golazos from World Football This Weekend

    Barcelona may have faced Elche with only 10 men in the second half of their La Liga encounter on Sunday, but they compensated with their secret weapon: an in-form Leo Messi...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 8 days ago 16,114 reads 10 comments

  8. Twitter Reacts to Lionel Messi's Performance in Barcelona vs. Elche

    Barcelona kicked off their 2014/15 La Liga campaign in style on Sunday, disposing of Elche 3-0 at the Nou Camp despite being reduced to 10 men...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 8 days ago 8,844 reads 10 comments

  9. Lionel Messi Scores in FC Barcelona's 2014-15 La Liga Opener vs. Elche

    Lionel Messi has scored a goal to open FC Barcelona 's La Liga campaign. Does that sound familiar? It should. It's the fifth consecutive year you can say that. Oh, and it was his first shot on target of the year...

    John Greely Written by John Greely about 8 days ago 39,449 reads 70 comments

  10. 442oons Spoof Ice Bucket Videos, Make Their Own Pitch for Extra ALS Donations

    442oons had some fun with the Ice Bucket Challenge and the many, many, many footballers around the planet who are participating in the "challenge" to raise funds for the ALS Association...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 10 days ago 1,897 reads 1 comments

  11. Lionel Messi Poised to Hit New Heights Under Luis Enrique at Barcelona

    Relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated, Lionel Messi showed enough sharpness in the pre -season Gamper Trophy match against FC Leon to suggest that, after a less-than-satisfactory ...

    Guillem Balague Written by Guillem Balague about 12 days ago 23,498 reads 46 comments

  12. Lionel Messi Completes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Aguero and Lavezzi

    Lionel Messi has done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, following in the footsteps of Neymar , Cristiano Ronaldo and a host of figures from football...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 13 days ago 39,560 reads 30 comments

  13. Lionel Messi's Scoring on the Buildings in Adidas' Latest Advert

    Look at Lionel Messi —he's so good now he's scoring on the buildings, too. OK, not really. But in the latest Adidas advert, the Argentine superstar is shown scoring on the walls, video-game style...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 18 days ago 5,481 reads 4 comments

  14. Why Neymar Is Now More Important to Barcelona Than Lionel Messi

    To suggest that Neymar is now more important to Barcelona that Lionel Messi is quite the claim. After all, the genius Argentine has been at the heart of everything positive that the Catalans have achieved over the last few seasons...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 19 days ago 44,231 reads 172 comments

  15. How Luis Enrique Can Restore Lionel Messi to His Best for Barcelona

    Last season Lionel Messi was far from his unstoppable best, but disciplinarian Luis Enrique can restore him to his former self...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 20 days ago 22,818 reads 45 comments

  16. Joining Barcelona Would Not Have Been a Wise Move for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain

    Gonzalo Higuain will have to wait a little while longer for a reunion with Lionel Messi . The Napoli striker was left on the bench for his club’s friendly against ...

    Paolo Bandini Written by Paolo Bandini about 24 days ago 9,432 reads 13 comments

  17. Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets Named Barcelona Captains

    Barcelona surprised fans on Thursday when they revealed that the club will have four captains for the 2014-15 season...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 25 days ago 15,672 reads 5 comments

  18. Lionel Messi Looks Terrified During Barcelona Pre-Season Medical

    For Lionel Messi , even his pre -season medicals are taken extremely seriously. Either that, or he's very nervous to take his run-of-the-mill Barcelona medical...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 26 days ago 27,449 reads 49 comments

  19. The Fascinating Evolution of Lionel Messi's Hair

    The evolution of Lionel Messi 's career—from a young man in Rosario who needed growth hormones to the biggest superstar in the world—has been nothing short of fascinating...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 26 days ago 23,666 reads 30 comments

  20. Barcelona's Lionel Messi Gets a New Haircut Before the 2014/15 Season

    Lionel Messi may be the world's best footballer, but does he now have the world's best haircut? We'll leave it to you to decide...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 27 days ago 49,316 reads 79 comments

  21. Lionel Messi Finally Has Chance to Shine as Barcelona Facilitator in 2014-15

    Arsene Wenger blames Lionel Messi for Alexis Sanchez's perceived difficulties at Barcelona, but 2014-15 will finally give the Argentine forward the chance to earn the recognition he deserves as a facilitator, not just a scorer...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 28 days ago 31,326 reads 83 comments

  22. Lionel Messi Will Wear New Yellow Adidas F50 Boots Celebrating Career in 2014/15

    Lionel Messi has a new pair of football boots that won't be missed on the field next season. The Barcelona and Argentina forward, who is sponsored by Adidas, will wear a personalised ...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 1 month ago 45,651 reads 31 comments