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The dynamic trio has scored 121 goals in 2015. The final shortlist will be announced on November 30th by FIFA.
Lionel Messi is back and just as the world expected, more goals came with it. In the 6-1 victory of Barcelona over Roma in the Champions League, la Pulga added two more goals to his personal count and his first two goals since getting injured back in September. Now, he is on his way for another Ballon d'Or nomination.
This time, there is a chance that the shortlist includes some new faces, but... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinean superstar helped Los Blaugranas hand Roma their worst ever defeat in a European tournament. Suarez, Pique and Adriano also scored.
Having already qualified to the Champions League knockout stage, Barcelona aimed to make Lionel Messi feel comfortable on the pitch. Today, "La Pulga" showed the world he is fully recovered, scoring a brace and handing out an assist during Barça's 6-1 win against Roma.
Luis Suárez started the party with a fine strike after 15 minutes, and Messi joined in after putting... Read the rest of the article »
It seems the spirit of Lionel Messi will live for many years even after the Argentine leaves the Spanish club.
In what is widely seen as one of the best goals from Barcelona’s under-19 squad in the recent weeks, Carles Alena was on the score sheet against AS Roma in the UEFA Youth League. The junior Catalan picked up the ball inside Roma’s half, dribbled past five defenders and calmly slotted the ball home past the helpless Roma goalkeeper.
Coincidentally, Alena wears the number 10 jersey... Read the rest of the article »
Portuguese football god Cristiano Ronaldo has been out of form lately, following a string of poor performances of his club.
Earlier this year, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnet created quite a controversy by claiming that his client did not want to be the best underwear seller or top model in the world. This jibe was allegedly aimed at Cristiano Ronaldo who seemed to be preferred over the former Tottenham Hotspur man in Madrid’s squad.
But despite the controversy... Read the rest of the article »
Much talk surrounded whether the Argentine should return to the starting lineup, or ease his way back from injury.
Much of the Clasico talk surrounded whether Argentine superstar Lionel Messi would play, having torn his internal collateral ligament of his left knee back in late September.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner was ruled out for 7-8 weeks upon diagnosis, putting his chances of making the trip to Santiago Bernabeu under danger.
Fortunately, the 28-year-old made a comeback in less than... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the world’s two best players embarrass defenders, as we all prepare for Real Madrid vs Barcelona.
Everyone’s favorite club football clash is finally here. On Saturday, the world will get to witness Real Madrid and Barcelona lock horns for the very first time this season, in El Clasico.
Spain’s two biggest sides, who coincidentally top the Liga BBVA charts, will battle it out at Santiago Bernabeu, with Blaugrana looking to increase their three-point lead over second-placed Real... Read the rest of the article »
According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona's supporters would rather watch 'La Pulga' play only if it's necessary.
Lionel Messi may have made it just in time to play El Clásico, but most of the team's supporters would be careful about starting the Argentine ace against Real Madrid.
A poll conducted by Catalan newspaper Sport revealed that 3 out of every four Barça fans would start the game against Los Blancos without Lionel Messi on the pitch, basically because a relapse could mean much more... Read the rest of the article »
The first El Clasico of the 2015/2016 La Liga season kicks off as Real Madrid welcome bitter rivals Barcelona on Saturday, November 21st. Here's where to catch El Clasico if you're based in the UK or across Europe.
For some viewers, El Clasico is all about their obsession with the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - will one outshine the other, or will another player steal center stage? For others who have supported Barcelona or Real Madrid long before the star duo's arrival - and will do so after their eventual retirement or departure - their bigger focus is on who will top La Liga and... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona is currently in first place and Madrid in second of La Liga. Lionel Messi is expected to play after practicing with the team on Tuesday.
It is that time of the season in which Real Madrid and Barcelona meet for the first time in La Liga and the stakes are high already. With both teams once again in the first two spots, there is no better chance for Madrid to catch up or for Barcelona to open a wider gap.
The home side recently fell against Sevilla, losing an ten-game unbeaten streak and the lead of the league. Now with... Read the rest of the article »
El Clasico has always been a big game for fans of the La Liga, but it has gotten more intense since the whole obsession over the Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi rivalry was born in around 2009.
Each and every single global league has its share of derby clashes, and La Liga is certainly no different. El Clasico, contested at least twice a season between two of the world's biggest clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid is something that La Liga fans have been eagerly marking on their calendars for decades. And now, with the emergence of superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, quite a few supporters... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker will not be intimidated by Santiago Bernabeu's fans, since he got used to people not liking him when he played with Liverpool.
After being booed and trolled by most Premier League fans, Luis Suárez doesn't care about being jeered at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium this Saturday. In fact, the Uruguayan striker dared all of Real Madrid's supporters to let him know their feelings, since it will only make him stronger and more dangerous.
"You always have to add that sort of thing to the mix. It motivates me even further.... Read the rest of the article »
It’s the question on everyone’s mind: Will the Argentine feature in the trip to Santiago Bernabeu?
It is the question everyone is asking. With Saturday's highly-anticipated clash between Real Madrid vs Barcelona right around the corner, fans of the Catalan giants wonder whether Lionel Messi will be fit in time for El Clasico.
The Argentine has missed 9 games for the Blaugrana since injuring his knee in September, but talk of a return in the Santiago Bernabeu trip has been hyped up in recent... Read the rest of the article »
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are struggling to get their key players fit. Meanwhile, football fans in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and the African continent in general are gearing up to watch El Clasico live on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
Saturday’s El Clasico is one of the most highly-anticipated derbies in the world. This important fixture does not only provide a chance for the winner to bag three crucial points, but also the bragging rights for the better part of the season. Real Madrid host their bitter rivals FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu in a game that will be televised live across the world.
For the last... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian superstar may, alongside Barca team-mate Lionel Messi, exit Camp Nou to seek refuge from his legal problems.
Brazilian superstar Neymar is another Barcelona player who could leave La Liga to seek refuge from the tax evasion charges brought up against him by the Brazil courts.
This is according to the player’s father, who admitted that the 23-year-old Selecao captain may refuse a contract renewal at Camp Nou if the “attacks” on his son from Spain and back home fail to cease.
These... Read the rest of the article »
Surely this means that the Argentine superstar will be fit in time for Saturday’s trip to the Bernabeu.
Have Barcelona fans been given the biggest hint that Lionel Messi will play in El Clasico, on November 21?
The Argentine striker injured his knee in their 2-1 win over Las Palmas in late September, and was thus ruled out for the trip to Santiago Bernabeu due to a predicted eight-week layoff.
However, the 28-year-old has been on the sidelines for under 8 weeks, but made his return to first-team... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentine ace met up with his fellow first-team buddies, as he fights to be fit in time for El Clasico.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has been working hard to be fit in time for El Clasico, which will be played out in the coming weekend at the Bernabeu.
Los Blancos will host the Blaugrana on Saturday, with the Catalan giants leading the home side by three points in the league standings.
Worry over whether La Pulga will take part in the highly-anticipated game was in overdrive, with the... Read the rest of the article »
Preparations for El Clasico are at an advanced stage especially after the return of Lionel Messi to training.
According to the latest reports from Spain, the Barcelona forward trained with the reserve team earlier today as he hopes to be fit before the crunch tie with their fierce rivals, Real Madrid. Confirming the reports, Barca’s Team B manager Gerard Lopez, revealed that he had seen some positive signs of recovery from the 28-year-old, who picked up an injury back in September 26 when Barca were... Read the rest of the article »
Also, the Barcelona talisman is not the only Liga BBVA superstar tipped to exit Spain next summer.
Rumors of Lionel Messi’s Liga BBVA exit continue to spread, with reports suggesting that the player is ready to leave Spain after 10 glorious years due to the tax evasion allegations that were brought up against the 28-year-old.
If found guilty, the Argentine could spend time behind bars, and thus the Barcelona talisman is ready to pack his bags in search of pastures new, with the English... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona defender Adriano believes star player Leonel Messi will be fit for El Clasico, and is even willing to place money on his claims.
The Argentine has been sidelined due to injury since September and is fighting to pass a late fitness test ahead of the clash against their bitter rivals Real Madrid. He picked up the injury during Barcelona’s win over Las Palmas but Adriano claims he ''would put money’’ on the four-time Ballon d’Or winner being fit for the much-anticipated fixture.
Leonel Messi... Read the rest of the article »
The football world showed their support for France after terrorist attacks at Stade de France and across the capital killed at least 128.
The football world was left in shock, as terrorist attacks hit the French capital, killing at least 128 people and leaving 99 in critical condition, according to the latest reports.
Hostage taking, two drive-by shootings, and a suicide explosion outside Stade de France during Les Blues’ friendly with Germany devastated the nation, taking the lives of many.
A state of emergency was... Read the rest of the article »