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Lionel Messi sidelined with knee injury
# Sitting Out
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# Sitting Out

Lionel Messi sidelined with knee injury

Tue 1:22 PM 5,673 Views 4 Comments

Messi was substituted during Sunday’s win over Lyon, expressing his displeasure to manager Mauricio Pochettino as he made his way to the bench.

Messi, M'bappe and Neymar upstaged by Icardi as PSG see off Lyon
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# Kings Of Lyon

Messi, M'bappe and Neymar upstaged by Icardi as PSG see off Lyon

Updated Sun 10:10 PM 8,826 Views 0 Comments

PSG have won six from six in Ligue 1 this season but Messi has yet to score for them.

Lionel Messi's European debut for PSG ends in anti-climactic fashion
# Underwhelming
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# Underwhelming

Lionel Messi's European debut for PSG ends in anti-climactic fashion

Sep 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 11,915 Views 1 Comment

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also start up front against Club Bruges.

Sergio Busquets 'in a state of shock' over Messi's Barcelona exit
# No Sweet Sorrow
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# No Sweet Sorrow

Sergio Busquets 'in a state of shock' over Messi's Barcelona exit

Sep 13th 2021, 3:25 PM 5,104 Views 0 Comments

The midfielder also landed his support to manager Ronald Koeman, who recently spoke out against club president Joan Laporta.

Without Neymar and Messi, former Man United midfielder stars in PSG win
# Strength In Depth
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# Strength In Depth

Without Neymar and Messi, former Man United midfielder stars in PSG win

Sep 11th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,574 Views 0 Comments

Ander Herrera scored a brace in the comfortable victory over Clermont.

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club
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# Drama

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club

Sep 11th 2021, 12:11 PM 43,776 Views 17 Comments

Simon Kuper on documenting Barcelona’s successes and struggles.

Prodigal son returns as Messi waits for home debut: John Brewin's standout matches this weekend
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# William Hill

Prodigal son returns as Messi waits for home debut: John Brewin's standout matches this weekend

Sep 10th 2021, 9:00 AM 2,894 Views 0 Comments

Our European football expert singles out games from the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A.

Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s South American international goals record
# Goat
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# Goat

Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s South American international goals record

Sep 10th 2021, 8:02 AM 9,567 Views 7 Comments

Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier.

Lionel Messi brought 'calmness' to PSG on debut
# Influence
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# Influence

Lionel Messi brought 'calmness' to PSG on debut

Aug 30th 2021, 11:54 AM 5,529 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina international’s arrival was greeted with enthusiastic cheers from the 6,000 travelling fans.

Messi comes on for PSG debut but wantaway Mbappe steals show in victory over Reims
# Sliding Doors
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# Sliding Doors

Messi comes on for PSG debut but wantaway Mbappe steals show in victory over Reims

Aug 29th 2021, 10:10 PM 12,120 Views 2 Comments

The French star scored both goals in PSG’s victory at Reims.

Messi gets rapturous reception, Mbappe jeered in PSG win
# Hero
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# Hero

Messi gets rapturous reception, Mbappe jeered in PSG win

Aug 14th 2021, 11:12 PM 23,019 Views 5 Comments

The France striker is in the spotlight with speculation that he will seek a move away.

'I am really impatient' - Messi keen to begin new life and immediate trophy hunt with PSG
# Quick Switch
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# Quick Switch

'I am really impatient' - Messi keen to begin new life and immediate trophy hunt with PSG

Aug 11th 2021, 11:22 AM 7,725 Views 4 Comments

‘What I can say today is that I have the same will and same enthusiasm as when I was a kid. I still feel like this kid.’

Paris Saint-Germain confirm signing of Lionel Messi
# Free Agent
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# Free Agent

Paris Saint-Germain confirm signing of Lionel Messi

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 9:33 PM 82,474 Views 82 Comments

The Argentine superstar has signed a two-year deal.

PSG braced for Lionel Messi arrival
# Great Expectations
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# Great Expectations

PSG braced for Lionel Messi arrival

Aug 9th 2021, 10:55 AM 13,871 Views 10 Comments

The 34-year-old is seen by the French giants’ Qatari owners as the vital missing piece of their frustrating Champions League puzzle.

Messi in tears as he says goodbye to Barcelona in emotional press conference
# Messi Que Un Club
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# Messi Que Un Club

Messi in tears as he says goodbye to Barcelona in emotional press conference

Aug 8th 2021, 11:36 AM 18,169 Views 30 Comments

‘This year, my family and I were convinced we were going to stay here, at home.’

PSG win French season opener while Messi waits in wings
# Ligue 1
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# Ligue 1

PSG win French season opener while Messi waits in wings

Aug 7th 2021, 10:24 PM 12,350 Views 6 Comments

Mauro Icardi’s goal secured a 2-1 victory against newly-promoted Troyes.

PSG hopeful of Messi deal after completing Financial Fair Play analysis
# Messi Business
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# Messi Business

PSG hopeful of Messi deal after completing Financial Fair Play analysis

Aug 6th 2021, 11:05 AM 12,593 Views 13 Comments

Messi is understood to have spoken to PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino last night after Barcelona announced his exit.

The key questions around the future of Lionel Messi
# On The Market
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# On The Market

The key questions around the future of Lionel Messi

Aug 5th 2021, 9:57 PM 10,091 Views 8 Comments

Barca are facing up to life without their Argentinian superstar.

Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce
# Gone
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# Gone

Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce

Aug 5th 2021, 7:02 PM 72,922 Views 88 Comments

The end of an era.

Lionel Messi agrees to 50% pay-cut to stay at Barcelona – reports
# 50 50 Cashback
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# 50 50 Cashback

Lionel Messi agrees to 50% pay-cut to stay at Barcelona – reports

Jul 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,422 Views 18 Comments

The 34-year-old has been a free agent since his previous four-year deal expired on 30 June.

Messi dedicates Copa title to family, country and Maradona
# Diego
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# Diego

Messi dedicates Copa title to family, country and Maradona

Jul 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 4,751 Views 0 Comments

Messi had been desperate to lead Argentina to glory after a series of disappointments both at World Cups and the Copa.

Messi stars as Argentina set up Copa America semi v Colombia
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# Copa America

Messi stars as Argentina set up Copa America semi v Colombia

Jul 4th 2021, 10:08 AM 6,304 Views 1 Comment

Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 overnight while Colombia beat Uruguay on penalties.

Messi at the double as Argentina trounce Bolivia in Copa America
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# Albiceleste

Messi at the double as Argentina trounce Bolivia in Copa America

Jun 29th 2021, 8:47 AM 4,556 Views 0 Comments

Argentina will now face Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Messi hits milestone number of appearances as Argentina book Copa America quarter-final spot
# In The Mix
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# In The Mix

Messi hits milestone number of appearances as Argentina book Copa America quarter-final spot

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:57 AM 6,602 Views 4 Comments

Chile are also through to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Messi scores stunning free-kick but Argentina left frustrated by Chile
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# Copa America

Messi scores stunning free-kick but Argentina left frustrated by Chile

Jun 15th 2021, 10:43 AM 5,972 Views 1 Comment

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved a penalty from Arturo Vidal but Eduardo Vargas equalised with the rebound.

Messi negotiations 'going well,' says Barcelona president
# Messi Situation
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# Messi Situation

Messi negotiations 'going well,' says Barcelona president

Jun 1st 2021, 3:40 PM 2,609 Views 2 Comments

The Argentine’s contract expires on 30 June.

With his contract set to expire, Lionel Messi urged to stay at Barcelona
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# Decision Time

With his contract set to expire, Lionel Messi urged to stay at Barcelona

May 25th 2021, 4:01 PM 7,987 Views 3 Comments

Luis Suarez has advised the Argentinian not to leave the Catalan club.

Ronald Koeman's Barcelona future in doubt
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# Uncertainty

Ronald Koeman's Barcelona future in doubt

May 20th 2021, 2:30 PM 6,292 Views 1 Comment

Joan Laporta said on Tuesday a ‘cycle has finished’.

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home
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# Leo's Gaff

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home

May 4th 2021, 5:11 PM 11,848 Views 17 Comments

The get-together on Monday night may have been a breach of Covid-19 protocols.

Messi nets a double at Valencia to rescue Barcelona's title hopes
# In The Hunt
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# In The Hunt

Messi nets a double at Valencia to rescue Barcelona's title hopes

May 2nd 2021, 10:10 PM 5,766 Views 1 Comment

The Argentine missed a penalty but scored twice, with Antoine Griezmann also on target.

Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final
# Goat
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# Goat

Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final

Apr 17th 2021, 10:50 PM 10,375 Views 2 Comments

Messi scored two of Barcelona’s four second half goals as they consigned their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks.

'I love you and Barcelona loves you' - New club president desperate to keep Messi at the Nou Camp
# Goat
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# Goat

'I love you and Barcelona loves you' - New club president desperate to keep Messi at the Nou Camp

Mar 17th 2021, 11:04 PM 3,374 Views 2 Comments

Juan Laporta was elected as president for a second spell last week.

Spectacular double from Messi on night he equals Barcelona appearance record
# Star Of The Show
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# Star Of The Show

Spectacular double from Messi on night he equals Barcelona appearance record

Mar 15th 2021, 10:12 PM 8,238 Views 7 Comments

Barcelona defeated Huesca 4-1 tonight.

Barcelona 'gutted' at earliest European exit in 14 years
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Barcelona 'gutted' at earliest European exit in 14 years

Mar 10th 2021, 11:59 PM 4,726 Views 2 Comments

The five-time European champions had not been knocked out before the quarter-finals since 2006/07.

Joan Laporta elected Barcelona president for a second time
# Return
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# Return

Joan Laporta elected Barcelona president for a second time

Mar 7th 2021, 11:44 PM 6,630 Views 3 Comments

One of his main tasks will be to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new contract.

Messi soars past Suarez to become La Liga top scorer amid match-winning performance
# Still Got It
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# Still Got It

Messi soars past Suarez to become La Liga top scorer amid match-winning performance

Feb 24th 2021, 8:41 PM 7,521 Views 2 Comments

The Argentine star inspired Barca to a much-needed win over Elche.

Super-sub Messi leads Barcelona comeback as €31 million youngster scores first goal
# Impact
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# Impact

Super-sub Messi leads Barcelona comeback as €31 million youngster scores first goal

Feb 7th 2021, 10:25 PM 11,280 Views 0 Comments

Ronald Koeman’s side sit seven points behind La Liga’s leaders Atletico Madrid, with Francisco Trincao among the scorers.

Suarez says €555 million Messi contract leak was 'evil'
# Umimpressed
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# Umimpressed

Suarez says €555 million Messi contract leak was 'evil'

Feb 5th 2021, 11:32 PM 17,753 Views 6 Comments

Spanish newspaper El Mundo controversially published details of Barcelona’s deal.

Barcelona threaten legal action following publication of Messi's contract details
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# Messi Situation

Barcelona threaten legal action following publication of Messi's contract details

Jan 31st 2021, 1:09 PM 11,382 Views 7 Comments

Spanish newspaper El Mundo claims the Argentinian is earning over €555million across his four-year contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 760th goal ignites questions over all-time scoring record
# Doubt
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# Doubt

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 760th goal ignites questions over all-time scoring record

Jan 21st 2021, 9:21 PM 15,221 Views 8 Comments

The Juventus forward was credited in some quarters with the highest ever total but confusion surrounds some of the past leaders.

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