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LEO IS THE BEST – Suarez enters Messi vs CR7 debate ahead of El Clasico

The Uruguayan was full of praise for his Barcelona team-mate ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated Santiago Bernabeu encounter, as the Argentine aims at entering La Liga record book
Barcelona's summer signing Luis Suarez has weighed his opinion on the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate, and to no surprise, insisted that the Argentine attacker is better than the Portuguese ace.

The Uruguayan star made these comments ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated El Clasico clash between the two La Liga giants when Luis Enrique's men travel to face Carlo Ancelotti's side, a...

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Neymar scores and assists Messi on his 50th Barcelona appearance

Saturday October 18 2014,

Tags: La Liga, Barcelona, Neymar, Lionel Messi, El Clasico

Brazil national team captain Neymar Junior scored his 200th career goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 triumph over minnows Eibar on Matchay 8 of La Liga.
This was the young star’s 50th appearance for FC Barcelona and he did not fail to mark the milestone in style. The visitors threatened to break the deadlock a few times but when Xavi opened the scoring on the hour mark, the Catalans found relief.

Ending Eibar’s hopes of getting back into the game, Neymar put his name on the scoring sheet with a low-drive goal after 72 minutes. A...

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Messi vs Ronaldo rivalry: 349 is the number, one Matchday from El Clasico!

El Clasico, the first of the 2014/15 club football season, is one Matchday away. Coincidentally, rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on equal ground ahead of it.
While their respective avid fans spend much time arguing against each other, Opta has revealed that both players have something in common: the number 349! It represents the total amount of goals and assists they have made in the last 10 years.

Opta’s stats range from October 16, 2004 to October 16, 2014. The chart, which presents data from the Top 5 European competitions, reveals the following...

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SNUBBED: Lionel Messi left out of La Liga's Best Striker award

Friday October 17 2014,

Tags: La Liga, Lionel Messi, Carlos Vela, Diego Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo

The Argentinian was left without a nomination in favor of Mexican wingman Carlos Vela, Diego Costa and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo,the league's top scorer.
Despite scoring more goals than two of the nominees, Lionel Messi was snubbed by La Liga for the Best Striker award for the 2013-2014 season.

Messi scored 28 goals last year, one more than Atletico's Diego Costa (now with Chelsea) and a shocking 12 more than the other nominee, Mexican Carlos Vela, who plays for Real Sociedad. It would have been fair for Messi to get a nomination, since he was...

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"Only a few": Chelsea's Hazard believes just a handful of players are better than him

Despte being rated as one of the top talents in the Premier League, Chelsea's Hazard feels that there are only a few players better than him.
Chelsea fans will certainly rate Eden Hazard among the top footballers on the planet, despite his young age.

Ever since arriving from Lille in 2012, the Belgian star has been in sparkling form for the Premier League giants and received the much-coveted PFA Young Player of the Year award for his efforts.

However, the 23-year-old doesn't rate himself in the top five, at least not just...

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Portugal vs Argentina: Watch Ronaldo and Messi clash at Old Trafford

Thursday October 16 2014,

Tags: Portugal, Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo will make a return to the Theatre of Dreams in November! It’s not for a Champions League clash or a record transfer but for the highly-anticipated Portugal vs Argentina friendly match.
It is official. For the eighth time in history, Portugal and Argentina will clash. The former has a poor record against the latter. And now 42 years after Eusebio and Dinis powered the Seleccão to a rare 3-1 win over the South Americans at the Maracaña stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo will be tasked to boost the Portuguese fans' confidence with victory at Old Trafford.

During this month’s...

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MUCHAS GRACIAS! Messi sends out warm thank you on 10 year anniversary of his Barca debut

Thursday October 16 2014,

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

As fans honored what was the beginning of a legendary career, the 27-year-old Argentine took to Facebook to express his gratitude in a heartfelt message
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi took to Facebook to post a heartfelt thank you message to all his fans and supporters on the 10 year anniversary of his Barcelona debut.

On October 16, 2004, the then Blaugrana boss Frank Rijkaard handed a 17-year-old attacker by the name of Lionel Messi his first game in the Catalan giants' famous red and blue jersey in a clash with Espanyol.

Fast forward...

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Messi signs a fan's jersey on the pitch as Argentina destroy Hong Kong 7-0

Tuesday October 14 2014,

Tags: Argentina, Lionel Messi, Hong Kong

Lionel Messi complied with his fan's request shortly after coming off the bench during the second friendly match for Argentina in this Asian tour.
Argentina seized the opportunity to redeem themselves against a much inferior opponent when Gerardo Martino's men staged a 7-0 game against Hong Kong. Without his usual starters, Martino gave some players the chance to debut with La Albiceleste, including goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán. 

Ever Banega scored the first goal of the game just after 19 minutes of playing time. Gonzalo Higuaín...

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Diego Tardelli steals the show as Brazil defeat Argentina 2-0

Saturday October 11 2014,

Tags: Brazil, Argentina, Neymar, Lionel Messi

The friendly match had the added bonus of watching Lionel Messi and Neymar, two of Barcelona's superstars against each other
Brazil celebrated another victory in a friendly match against Argentina in their 100th match ever. With two goals by Diego Tardelli, the team led by Brazilian legend Dunga earned their 40th victory against their historic rivals.

Argentina dominated the first half hour of the match, but it was Tardelli who scored after 28 minutes, when a miscoordination between Zabaleta and Fernandez ended up...

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Messi gets slammed after missing another penalty kick with Argentina

Saturday October 11 2014,

Tags: Brazil, Argentina, Lionel Messi

The Argentinian star returned to La Albiceleste after missing their last two matches due to an injury to his thigh.
Besides the end result, Lionel Messi has to be mad about another poor performance on his part with his National Team. Barcelona's superstar could not shine at all against Brazil, missing every opportunity he had to score.

The worst moment for Messi was, without a doubt, when number 10 missed another penalty kick. After 40 minutes, a controversial penalty kick was awarded to Argentina, and Messi...

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Brazil vs Argentina live streaming & TV info: Oct. 11, 2014 friendly match

Watch Brazil vs Argentina in live streaming online or on TV. Join the millions of viewers drooling over the combination of stars such as Angel di Maria, Messi, Neymar and Kaka.
The return of Kaka and Robinho in the Selecão has spiced up the Superclásico de las Americas taking place this Saturday at the Bird’s Nest stadium in China. Obviously, the other big attraction ahead of this super clash is Lionel Messi, who has reunited with ex-Barcelona manager Tata Martino.

“Messi and I have talked about this game a lot,” captain Neymar revealed....

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Brazilian star Neymar refers to Messi as the best ever

Friday October 10 2014,

Tags: Brazil, Argentina, Neymar, Lionel Messi

Prior to their matchup tomorrow, Neymar stated the Brazilians enter this match as underdogs, but will try to put on a good show for those attending the South American Clasico.
Before tomorrow's match between the two South American giants, Neymar spoke candidly about his team, how Brazil is rebuilding after the World Cup, and his matchup against his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi. The former Santos player stated this match will be tougher for Brazil, since Argentina are not rebuilding:

"They have been playing together for a while, and we are just regrouping after...

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What if Messi breaks Zarra's La Liga goals record in El Clasico at the Bernabeu?

La Liga president Javier Tebas gives insight into what the world can expect to see if Barcelona's Argentine ace scores a record-breaking 252nd La Liga goal in El Clasico
“Why can the Bernabeu not honour Messi?!”

This is what La Liga president Javier Tebas had to say when asked whether he expected the Santiago Bernabeu crowd to esteem Lionel Messi when Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns in this season's first El Clasico encounter, due October 25.

This may come as a nightmare to the Blancos faithful. Honoring a legend of their arch Spanish...

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Gerard Pique dismisses any rumors regarding a possible departure to Manchester United

Barcelona's player also reminisced his time at La Masia, describing how he got along with Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi.
Spanish defender Gerard Pique has been called up again by Vicente del Bosque to play for his National Team. During an interview, the former Manchester United player dismissed rumors regarding a possible return with the Red Devils, since he feels quite comfortable with Los Blaugranas:

"You never know what's going to happen, but you have to understand I play for the best club in the world....

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Carlo Ancelotti: CR7 will undoubtedly win the Ballon d'Or again this year

According to the Italian coach, the Portuguese superstar will beat Lionel Messi to the coveted award for a second consecutive year
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed who he believes deserves this year's Ballon d'Or, and unsurprisingly, it is Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, who beat out Barcelona ace Lionel Messi to the coveted award last year, guided Los Blancos to a record-breaking 10th Champions League trophy, La Decima, last season, and followed that up with a UEFA Super Cup title.

The...

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Rayo vs Barcelona live streaming and TV info: Watch on Oct. 4, 2014

Watch Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona live online or on TV on October 4, 2014 as Luis Enrique's team attempts to bounce back from the midweek defeat to PSG.
The Blaugrana had not conceded a goal in any of their first seven matches in all competitions, this season. In midweek, however, they cracked against les Parisiens of Laurent Blanc. Despite the absence of injured superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Barca couldn't keep their net safe.

They ended up losing 3-2 in front of an all-star crowd featuring David Beckham and American celebrities Beyonce...

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Lionel Messi will face court trial for tax evasion charges

Friday October 3 2014,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi

The judge in charge of this case resolved that the Argentinian superstar could have been aware of his father's actions concerning his financial issues,
Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio, will face trial for tax evasion. Today, the judge in charge of this case denied an appeal for Barcelona's striker, who was trying to avoid a procedure against him. The authority stated Messi could have been aware of his father's operations, basically because Jorge Messi handles all of the player's financial issues.

Messi is being...

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"I am not competing against Cristiano Ronaldo, I just want to win": Lionel Messi

Thursday October 2 2014,

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

The Argentinian superstar spoke during a press conference about his current shape, how he feels with new coach Luis Enrique, and his known rivalry with Madrid's striker.
Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi talked with the press today addressing several subjects, including his rivalry with Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and his relationship with Neymar and his coach, Luis Enrique.

For Messi, the issues with Cristiano Ronaldo are simple:

"I'm not competing against him. I'm just doing my job, I have no interest in being compared to him. I just care about...

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Ronaldo to beat Messi and equal Raul with Ludogorets hat-trick?

Will Cristiano Ronaldo be the first to equal or smash Raul’s 71-goal record in the UEFA Champions League? A hat-trick or a four-goal feat against Ludogorets would see CR7 achieve that before Barcelona's Messi.
On Tuesday, the public saw Lionel Messi equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s 68-goal feat in the UEFA Champions League. Today, the latter could go clear of his closest rival as Raul remains the man to beat with his 71 goals.

The ex-Spanish captain, Real Madrid and Schalke striker netted his 71 goals in 142 appearances. Messi has a better ratio with 68 goals in 88 appearances only. Meanwhile, Ronaldo...

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IT'S ALL ON ME: Luis Enrique shoulders blame for Barca's 3-2 loss to PSG

The 44-year-old boss took responsibility for the Catalan giants' Tuesday defeat to the Ligue 1 holders in the Champions League, their first loss of the season
Catalan giants Barcelona entered Tuesday night's UEFA Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain undefeated.

And despite the fixture being an away tie for the Blaugrana, many favored the Liga BBVA side to clinch a victory, with Les Parisien' stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, and Ezequiel Lavezzi all missing out on the game due to injuries. 

However, Luis Enrique men...

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