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COPA AMERICA 2015: Argentina's Squad List, History & Fixtures

La Albiceleste wants some payback after their lousy 2011 Copa America display. Will they be able to live up to the expectations, or will they fail like four years ago?
Whenever an International tournament arrives, Argentina's National Team has to be considered one of the top candidates to win it. Even more, when that tournament is CONMEBOL's Copa America, La Albiceleste will always be among the three or possibly four contenders to take the trophy home, although their last performances in this tournament have been rather disappointing. 

With one of their...

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LUCHO STAYS: Barcelona's boss has no intentions on removing the club's current manager

Luis Enrique is leading Barcelona to a treble in his first season as a manager. His predecesor, Gerardo Martino, left Barcelona empty handed.
Josep Maria Bartomeu is sad that Xavi is leaving but is also confident that Luis Enrique will continue as the manager for at least one more season. The boss of the Catalan club is happy with what the former player has made out of his first year in the hot seat of the club. 

"I believe and know that he is staying. He has a contract and I believe that is also evident that the project...

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Ronaldo at 45 vs Messi at 41: Pichichi odds with stats & facts

With only one game remaining, the Pichichi race hits its climax. Ronaldo has his grips firmly on the award, but can La Pulga mount a late surge?
As La Liga enters its final game of the season, with all 20 sides playing their last match of this campaign on Saturday, and Barcelona set to officially be handed the title, the race for the Pichichi award reaches its climax.

As it stands, Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo is on track to claim the prize. The Portuguese ace currently leads the pack with 45 goals in the Spanish Primera Division....

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22 titles and counting: Messi hailed after winning La Liga for Barca

The Argentine superstar scored the only goal of the night to seal the title race, as La Pulga continues to add to his trophy-laden Barcelona career.
The numbers speak for themselves. His stats since making his debut back in 2004 speaks shear volumes. 22 titles in just over ten years with the Barcelona senior squad, none can deny Lionel Messi’s legendary status at the Camp Nou.

On Sunday, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner led the Blaugrana to the Vicente Calderon Stadium to clash with Atletico Madrid, knowing a win would be enough...

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Atletico vs Barcelona: Messi's stats vs the Rojiblancos will blow you away!

Sunday May 17 2015,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, La Liga

If you thought La Pulga had trouble scoring past Los Rojiblancos, think again. The stats say otherwise.
On Sunday, La Liga leaders Barcelona will travel to Madrid to lock horns with third-placed Atletico. The trip to the Vicente Calderon will hand the Blaugrana a chance of sealing the title, if they match second-placed Real Madrid’s score from their fixture on the very same day.

Argentince ace Lionel Messi has a lot at stake in Sunday’s game, other than the league crown. The 27-year-old...

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Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Ronaldo to maintain Pichichi lead after UCL exit?

The Portuguese ace's record at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat is poor, but he looks to preserve his advantage over Messi in La Liga goalscoring charts.
La Liga giants Real Madrid travel to Espanyol on Sunday fresh off their Champions League exit. Having crashed out in the semis at the hands of Juventus, Los Blancos have little to play for in the remainder of the season.

The Liga BBVA title appear out of Carlo Ancelotti’s team’s hands, with first-placed Barcelona needing only to match Real Madrid’s score for their round 37...

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona head-to-head: Top 5 records to smash on May 17, 2015

The Blaugrana look to clinch their first title of the season, with the treble in sight, and it all begins at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
La Liga giants Barcelona can wrap up the title race as soon as this Sunday if they win their weekend fixture. The Blaugrana are four points ahead second-placed Real Madrid as they look to put the sword to Los Blancos’ title hopes.

Of course, Sunday’s opponent is no easy one. Luis Enrique will guide his side to the Vicente Calderon Stadium with the aim of beating reigning champions...

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NO MORE MSN? Barca's VP admits their historic trio could be broken with the right amount of money

Friday May 15 2015,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar

Los Blaugranas' economic VP revealed that the club could not match a big offer by some of football's big spenders, such as PSG or Chelsea.
Barcelona's loyal supporters could watch how their historic trio is torn apart. According to the team's economic VP Javier Faus, the club can no longer match the wages offered by other clubs such as Chelsea or PSG, and if any of those clubs came knocking on Barcelona's door with a big pile of cash, they could be able to snatch some of their top players away.

"We can no longer pay the most...

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COPA AMERICA: Messi and Di Maria together to help Argentina win title after 22 years

Tuesday May 12 2015,

Tags: Argentina, Copa America, Lionel Messi, Angel de Maria

Argentina will play Uruguay, Paraguay and Jamaica in the group stage. Argentina last won it in 1993 when they hosted the tournament.
Gerardo Martino has made it clear for anyone that thinks Argentina will take the upcoming Copa America lightly. He is going to Chile with the best Argentina has to offer best players are included in his preliminary list and the names of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain appear in it.

La Albiceleste hasn't won the continental tournament since 1993 when playing at...

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Allianz stats: Bayern's chances of overturning 3-0 loss to Barcelona

Bayern face a tough battle after losing 3-0 to Barcelona at Camp Nou. Do die Roten have any chance at featuring in the UCL final in their nation's capital next month?
Last season, Bayern Munich were paired with Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. After the first leg and 90 minutes on the road, die Roten headed back to Munich just one goal behind, with all of it to play for at the Allianz Arena.

Normally, a 1-0 deficit is not something to trouble most coaches, especially when he's the manager of a team that demolished his former club Barcelona...

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WATCH: Barcelona fan finds painful way to catch Neymar's attention

Monday May 11 2015,

Tags: UEFA Champions League, Barcelona, Neymar, Lionel Messi

Barcelona arrived to Munich this Monday for their Tuesday game against Bayern. The team took some time for autographs and pictures with fans.
Wherever Barcelona goes, there will sure be plenty of fans waiting for them. When they arrived at Munich for their Champions League game against Bayern Munich, that did not change. What made it memorable was what one fan had to go through to get Neymar's attention.

The fan was walking backwards besides a camera crew and forgot there was a pilar behind him. When he it it, he did not show signs...

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'Football is missing stars beyond Messi, Neymar and CR7'-- Ronaldo

Monday May 11 2015,

Tags: Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar

The former striker believes that, although there are many talented players out there, football seems to be lacking the same amount of stars that played when he was around.
Legendary striker Ronaldo Nazario revealed he fears this generation does not have enough quality players. "R9" as he was referred to during his glory days with Barcelona and Real Madrid, backed his former Galacticos' team-mate Zinedine Zidane, after the French coach stated that the sport does not have enough talented players as previous generations did. In fact, he mentioned the same players...

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Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus: The finances behind this season's UCL semi-finalists

Three out of the four UCL semi-finalists this season are in the top five wealthiest clubs in the world. But will their large coffers ensure clinching Europe's most coveted title?
Last week, football fans were treated to two mouth-watering clashes as the semi-finals of this season's Champions League kicked off. Six goals were scored among the four teams involved, three of which - Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Juventus - are either already champions or at the top of their respective leagues. And the fourth, Real Madrid is still in contention to become the first team to successfully...

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'Everyday that goes by, I learn more from Messi' -- Neymar

Thursday May 7 2015,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Neymar, Lionel Messi

The Brazilian wingman spoke during a press conference where he was revealed as the new image of an online betting service.
Neymar's display for Barcelona this season has been much better than the one he showed last year. According to the Brazilian striker, the only one he has to thank for such a great season is his team-mate Lionel Messi, who has been key to the South American's display not only for his actions on the pitch, but also as a person.

"Everyday I learn something with 'Lio'. For example, his gesture...

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Messi breaks UCL all-time goalscoring record, plus a few others in win vs Bayern

The Argentine was mesmerizing, and had Twitter, team-mates, and opposing players and coaches falling head over heels for him after his performance in the 3-0 win.
What a magical night Wednesday was for Lionel Messi!

With the nightmares of the 7-0 loss to Bayern Munich still haunting Barcelona, breaking his goalscoring curse against Manuel Neuer was on the Argentine’s agenda, as he aimed at securing the Blaugrana a crucial home win.

Things did not look well for the Catalan giants, as they were left frustrated Pep Guardiola’s disciplined...

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Messi destroys Guardiola's Bayern and has Barcelona on the verge of another UCL final

Los Blaugranas struggled to break Bayern's defense for 75 minutes, until Messi scored his first-ever goal against Manuel Neuer.
Pep Guardiola claimed in the pre-match press conference that Lionel Messi was all but unstoppable, and his now estranged pupil proved him right once again. Bayern's tough defense lasted for 75 minutes, until the Argentinian broke the spell Manuel Neuer casted over him, scoring two goals and putting Los Blaugranas closer to the Champions League final in Berlin.

It's true that Bayern overcame...

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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Bavarians have mixed opinions about La Pulga's quality

Guadiola claims there is nothing that can stop him. For Alonso it is Ronaldo who should be considered the best.
Every team that finds itself about to face Barcelona ask themselves one simple question. Can Lionel Messi be stopped? Not many teams seem to have the answer to it, or fail in the execution of their plan. La Pulga has turned into the center of attention for Bayern Munich players if they want to make it to the final in Berlin.

Josep Guardiola returns to the place where he shared a lot of success...

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Guardiola: “No defense can stop Messi”

The Bayern Munich boss admitted stopping the Argentine ace will prove almost impossible, whilst also revealing the importance of scoring at Camp Nou.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola will come face to face with the player he created, the world’s finest, Lionel Messi, when the Bundesliga champions travel to face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

However, ahead of the game, the Spanish tactician admitted that stopping the four-time Ballon d’Or winner could prove impossible; claiming no defenders in the world can...

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Ronaldo temporarily surpasses Messi as all-time UCL topscorer

Cristiano moved past Lionel with a goal vs Juventus. However, the Argentine will be in action on Wednesday.
Tuesday night was not a joyful night for Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid side. The Liga BBVA giants traveled to face Juventus in the 1st leg of their Champions League semi-final clash only to come out 2-1 losers.

Despite being tipped as favorites to win, Los Blancos were unable to grab any points and must now win the return leg at the Bernabeu in order to secure their spot in the final.


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Messi about Guardiola: 'We had a great relationship, but we've not spoken since he left'

The Argentinian superstar revealed he doesn't keep in touch with his former manager, adding he would understand if fans praise the former Blaugrana boss before Wednesday's match.
Lionel Messi addressed the media prior to the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals against Bayern Munich. With the nostalgic element filling the air at Camp Nou, "La Pulga" spoke about his former coach, revealing that he hasn't kept in touch with Pep Guardiola since Bayern's boss left the club back in 2012.

"Pep was with us for a long time. We shared many important...

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