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Lampard: Aguero on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi

The Manchester City midfielder believes the Argentine is in the same bracket with the Liga BBVA superstars, whilst claiming there are no better strikers in the world at this moment.
Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, on loan from Major League Soccer side New York City FC, claims Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is “right up there” with La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Chelsea legend made these comments about Aguero after the Citizens ace fired his team to a 3-2 home win over Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, registering an impressive...

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CLASSIC ZLATAN: Ibrahimovic names his Dream Team starting XI, includes himself! [VIDEO]

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker also chose "the genius" Lionel Messi, completing his team's attack, whilst failing to name Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad.
When Paris Saint-Germain's talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was asked to name his Dream Team squad, many could be forgiven for expecting the eccentric Swede to do the unexpected.

And he did! When given the task of choosing a player to spearhead his very own Dream Team's attack, the former AC Milan and Barcelona striker named himself in his all-time best starting eleven. Zlatan even went...

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LEGEND: Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League top scorer

Tuesday November 25 2014,

Tags: UEFA Champions League, APOEL, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi

The Argentinian superstar scored after 38 minutes against APOEL, surpassing the Spanish Real Madrid striker Raul and beating Cristiano Ronaldo for the record.
He's finally done it! Lionel Messi broke Raul's UEFA Champions League record today against APOEL Nicosia. The Argentinian has scored 72 goals with Barcelona in the European competition, and managed to beat Cristiano Ronaldo in their particular record-breaking feud.

Messi managed to score the second goal for Barcelona against the Cypriot side, eighteen minutes after Luis Suarez scored his first...

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LEGEND: Messi becomes La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer in Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

Saturday November 22 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique, Telmo Zarra, Barcelona, Sevilla, La Liga

The Argentine ace has finally surpassed Telmo Zarra's record with a hat-trick against Sevilla, being honored by his team-mates, club, and the Camp Nou crowd after reaching this new feat.
The day has finally come. Many expected him to reach this feat weeks ago, but Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has now become La Liga's highest scorer in history.

Scoring a hat-trick in his side's 5-1 win over Sevilla, the Argentine, who started off the clash with 250 goals to his name, saw his tally of Spanish Primera Division goals reach 253, beating Telmo Zarra's record of 251 strikes.

After...

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Brazilian legend Ronaldo thinks CR7 will win this year's Ballon D'Or

Friday November 21 2014,

Tags: La Liga, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is having an outstanding year, and it would be unfair not to give him the award.
In a time period where everyone is voicing their thoughts about who will be crowned as the Best Player of the World, Brazilian legend Ronaldo stated he believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be the right candidate to win it. The two-time Ballon D'Or winner compared CR7's season with Lionel Messi's performance, establishing a difference between the players.

"I think Ronaldo will win it again this...

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"I see Messi happy and committed with Barcelona"--Javier Mascherano

Thursday November 20 2014,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi

The Argentinian midfielder stated he trusts Lionel Messi will keep playing with Los Blaugranas, despite rumors that place him away from Camp Nou.
Perhaps one of Lionel Messi's best friends is Javier Mascherano. After the controversy sparked by the player's statement regarding a possible departure from Barcelona, "El Jefecito" disregarded those rumors by saying he thinks Messi is quite comfortable at Camp Nou.

"I've always heard nothing but praises. He has thanked Barcelona everytime he's been given a chance. Where have...

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Barca board willing to sell Messi, as the Argentine's father hints at a Camp Nou exit

According to Spanish radio station Cope, the 27-year-old Blaugrana star has grown frustrated with the club's board, who have questioned Messi's commitment to the Catalan giants.
Rumors of a Barcelona exit for Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has been in full-drive recently.

Suggestions of a Camp Nou departure has all been sparked by recent comments made by Messi to Ole newspaper in which the four-time Ballon d'Or winner admits he may not end his football career at Barcelona.

"I've always said that I would love to stay forever in Barcelona, but sometimes...

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Former Barcelona legend Romario believes Neymar can surpass Messi in a few years

Wednesday November 19 2014,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Neymar, Romario

The 1994 World Cup winner believes the Brazilian idol will have a prosperous career, so he can surpass every record set to this day.
Romario, one of the most respected Brazilian players of all time, stated today he believes Neymar can become the best player in the world, surpassing his current teammate Lionel Messi. Due to Neymar's age, the former Number 11 for Barcelona and La Canarinha thinks he will show his class for a very long time.

"Neymar's got it all to be greater than Messi. Messi may not have another World...

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Portugal edge Argentina 1-0 with a late header by Guerreiro-- Twitter reacts

Tuesday November 18 2014,

Tags: Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Lionel Messi

The Portuguese side earned their first victory against La Albiceleste in 42 years with a goal in stoppage time by Raphael Guerreiro,
Perhaps one of the most anticipated matches in this international week was the one between Argentina and Portugal at Old Trafford. The gathering between football's top performers seemed to be a thrilling way to end international games in 2014, but unfortunately, the game disappointed almost everybody.

First of all, both superstars were not playing at their top form. Lionel Messi was closest...

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Lionel Messi reveals he could eventually end his career away from Barcelona

Tuesday November 18 2014,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi

The Argentinian said in an interview that he would consider a possible move from Barcelona if things keep going the way they are inside the club.
According to his words, it seems Lionel Messi could end his love affair with Barcelona. The player stated in an interview he would consider a transfer if some conditions don't change within the club's current structure.

"I've always said that I would love to stay forever in Barcelona, but sometimes things don't always add up the way you want. Right now I just want to go day-by-day, earning...

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Ronaldo's excellent form will hurt Lionel Messi, claims Wenger

According to the Arsenal boss, Messi's inability to match the Real Madrid star in the goalscoring charts will play against his morale
According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Cristiano Ronaldo's fine form in front of goal will play against Argentine attacker Lionel Messi's “morale”.

The Real Madrid star, who surpassed European Championships' all-time top-scorer Jon Dahl Tomasson on Friday with his 23rd strike, kicked off this season with a bang, topping the Spanish Primera Division goalscoring charts with 18...

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Messi would thrive in the EPL, claims Barca team-mate Xavi

According to Xavi, the Argentine ace would be even better in the English Premier League, a scene La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo once dominated.
Remember that age-old argument Cristiano Ronaldo fans use when debating the Portuguese star's dominance over Lionel Messi? “Ronaldo succeeded in the English Premier League, the toughest league IN THE WORLD!” Well, Xavi has now presented the Argentine's rebuttal.

According to the Spanish midfielder, his Barcelona team-mate and four-time Ballon d'Or winner would thrive in the English...

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Cristiano Ronaldo feels confident about earning a third Ballon D'Or

Saturday November 15 2014,

Tags: Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Lionel Messi

The Portuguese striker also talked about the upcoming friendly match against Argentina, where he will face his eternal opponent, Lionel Messi
After yesterday's match against Armenia, Cristiano Ronaldo shared some thoughts about the upcoming Ballon D'Or election, Portugal's next match against Argentina, and reflected about how difficult it was for his National Team to win against Armenia.

Real Madrid's superstar assured he is not obsessed with the idea of winning a third Golden Ball, despite what the world may think.

"I...

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Argentina vs Portugal live streaming and TV listings: November 18, 2014 friendly

The tickets have not been selling, but a meeting between Argentina and Portugal at Old Trafford will generate a lot of interest. Watch this International Friendly match live on TV & online.
Old Trafford has welcomed some of the world's greatest footballers over the years, with Tuesday's friendly match between Portugal and Argentina being no different.

Although both sides feature a long list of top stars in the world of football, it goes without saying that this will be just another opportunity for analysts and fans to compare Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Portugal's...

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s new training ground antics: Funny or narcissistic?

Ronaldo is looking happy in Portugal’s camp ahead of Friday’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match at home to Group I’s bottom side, Armenia.
Cristiano Ronaldo said it many times in the past: it doesn’t matter whether it’s a penalty, a tap-in or a wonder strike, every goal gives him the same amount of satisfaction. For his fans, this makes absolute sense. For his haters, it doesn’t; that’s why they’ve baptized him with the name ‘Penaldo’.

A day after Ronaldo’s rival, Lionel Messi, scored...

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Messi and CR7 failing to sell tickets for Argentina vs. Portugal

Match organizers express their shock at the lack of ticket sales, as football fans pass up on the opportunity to watch the world's best two players go head to head.
Given that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are recognized as the two best players in the world currently, one may assume football fans will do everything possible to get a glimpse of the Liga BBVA stars in action.

Now pit the two aces against one another, and the bar is raised to a much higher level. This is the case for November 18, which will see the Barcelona and Real Madrid attackers...

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Sergio Aguero scores with elbow in Argentina 2-1 Croatia [VIDEO]

The Manchester City striker's hand influences a game's final score for the second consecutive time.
Argentine striker Sergio Aguero has made a habit of using his hand when scoring goals nowadays, it seems.

Currently the English Premier League's leading goalscorer with 12 strikes in 11 games, the Manchester City ace was guilty of a handball in the build-up to his first goal in the 2-2 draw at QPR last Saturday, albeit it was unintentional.

And on Wednesday, in a friendly encounter between...

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Tevez: "Playing with Messi is the greatest pleasure a player can have"

The Juventus star, who is set to make his first appearance for the Argentine national team in three years, was full of praise for the Albiceleste captain and Barcelona ace
Juventus attacker Carlos Tevez has expressed his delight in receiving a call-up to the Argentine National Team by new coach Gerardo Martino, which will be his first appearance for La Albiceleste in three years.

A regular in the national team prior to Aejandro Sabella's arrival, the appointment of the 60-year-old manager, who led the two-time World Cup champions to the 2014 final in the famous...

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Not impressed: Why Cristiano Ronaldo might SUE Spanish journalist

Tuesday November 11 2014,

Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Real Madrid, La Liga

The Real Madrid star is fighting back against claims he made some nasty comments about rival Lionel Messi.
Given their star capability it is not surprising that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are rivals and will continue to be until one of them retires.

Fans of the duo are often fighting incessantly about who is better, with neither side willing to compromise. However, generally it has been reported that despite the animosity that exists among some of their supporters, both the Portuguese and...

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Luis Enrique left unhappy with Barca players despite 2-1 win over Almeria

Sunday November 9 2014,

Tags: Neymar, Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Luis Enrique, Barcelona, Almeria, La Liga

The Blaugrana returned to winning ways on Saturday, ending their two-game losing streak in La Liga, but failed to put in a commanding performance at Juegos Mediterraneos stadium
Despite putting an end to their two-game losing streak in La Liga, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was left unhappy with his players' performance in the Catalan giants 2-1 win over Almeria, on Saturday.

After back-to-back defeats, a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, followed by a shock 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo at Camp Nou, the Blaugrana had to fight from a goal down to claim all three points...

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