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AMAZING! Messi pays touching tribute to Thierry Henry

Thursday December 18 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Barcelona, Arsenal, La Liga

The Argentine paid respect to his former Barcelona team-mate after the Frenchman announced his retirement from football.
On Tuesday, one of English Premier League’s greatest ever striker Thierry Henry called an end to his playing career, deciding on hanging up his boots and retiring from the beautiful game all together.

After 915 games and 411 goals, the Arsenal legend called it quits at the age of 37, having graced Ligue 1, Serie A, the English Premier League, La Liga, and then finally, Major League...

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TOP NOTCH: Manchester United star Angel Di Maria beats out Lionel Messi to award

The record-breaking signing now has yet another trophy to add to his collection.
For the first time since 2006, someone other than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been crowned as Argentina's best player of the year.

Thanks to his good performances for Real Madrid during their 10th Champions League-winning season, as well as at the World Cup and now with Manchester United, Angel Di Maria has beaten out both the four-time Ballon d'Or winner and Manchester City ace Sergio...

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He doesn't deserve it: Morocco national team coach questions player's nomination for Ballon d'Or

Ahead of the upcoming Ballon d'Or ceremony, the Moroccan coach has revealed his reasons for choosing one player over the others.
Recently, the three nominees for the upcoming Ballon d'Or were announced. Two spots, naturally, most figured would go to La Liga star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Barcelona and Real Madrid aces have won every single prize since 2008. The third spot, however, went to Bayern Munich's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Despite the German star's impressive credentials...

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David Luiz: Messi is the best player ever

The Paris Saint-Germain defender admits to being blown away by the Argentine's brilliance in Wednesday's 3-1 loss at Camp Nou.
Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz claims that Argentine striker Lionel Messi is “the best player ever”, whilst hailing Luis Enrique's side's efficiency, after the Barcelona star led his side to a 3-1 win over the Ligue 1 title holders in the UEFA Champions League, on Wednesday.

Despite trailing to the French side after only 15 minutes, conceding to former Blaugrana star...

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Barcelona's MSN disconnect Ibra's PSG - Messi, Suarez, Neymar show

Wednesday December 10 2014,

Tags: UEFA Champions League, FC Barcelona, PSG, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez

The three South American players scored for the first time in the same game to lead Barcelona past Paris Saint Germain in Group F.
Despite conceding an early goal to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Barcelona managed to come back and outscore PSG with a 3-1 score. Los Blaugranas enjoyed the first game with goals by their MSN attack (Messi, Suarez, Neymar), and made it through to the Round of 16 stage in Group F.

Paris Saint Germain arrived to this match leading their Group, and needed to keep their unbeaten streak to cling to that spot....

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Barca star Lionel Messi hits back at anti-doping tests

Why exactly was the Argentine star left with a bad taste in his mouth after being given blood and urine tests?
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was left unhappy after the Argentine was called in to be given urine and blood tests for an anti-doping test.

The 27-year-old, who recently became the all-time highest scorer in the Catalan derby with a hat-trick against Espanyol on Sunday, was one of five Blaugrana stars to be chosen by the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health for a routine anti-doping...

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Messi vs CR7's goalscoring form since the Portuguese star's Real Madrid arrival

Ronaldo broke two Liga BBVA records on Saturday, Messi set one new one the following day, but who out of the two has been more prolific in front of goal since August 2009?
On Saturday, more oil was poured onto the fire of the never-ending Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo debate when the Real Madrid forward scored a hat-trick on Saturday in the 3-0 win over Celta Vigo.

This saw the 29-year-old set a new record for the most number of hat-tricks by a single player in La Liga, surpassing the late Alfredo Di Stefano and Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra's tally...

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BRILLIANT! Reactions after Lionel Messi nets hat-trick in Catalan derby

Sunday December 7 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, La Liga

The Argentinian ace has scored three hat-tricks in his last four games for Barcelona.
This season so far, Barcelona fans have seen Lionel Messi break several records, namely becoming the all-time top scorer in La Liga and the Champions League within one impressive week just last month.

The talismanic attacker netted two hat-tricks as his team cruised to wins over Sevilla and then Cyprus outfit APOEL and now in the Catalan derby vs. Espanol, grabbed himself another treble of goals.

Although...

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COMING SOON: Lionel Messi to arrive on the big screen next month

Sunday December 7 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, La Liga

La Liga's and the UCL's top scorer will be featured in a biopic on his early years before becoming a football icon.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi certainly is a unique talent in the world of football, to say the least.

At just 27 years old, the Argentinian ace has already become La Liga's all-time top scorer...and did so in the same week that he also broke Raul's record for the most goals scored thus far in the Champions League.

The amount of records "La Pulga" has smashed so far in his 10...

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Record-breaking Ronaldo hat-trick smeared by penalty dive controversy

The Ballon d'Or finalist set two new, very impressive individual feats in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, but garnered huge criticism on social media after winning his side a first-half spot kick.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed an unforgettable night in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo, their 18th consecutive victory in all competitions, registering a sublime hat-trick as Los Blancos strengthened their grip on the lead in Spain.

Opening the scoring in the 36th minute after winning his side a penalty, the 29-year-old former Manchester United attacker followed that...

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Sergio Aguero will try to convince Lionel Messi of playing in the Premier League

The Argentinian striker said he could take the complicated task of bringing Messi to play in the Premier League, given the great relationship between them.
For the last few weeks, Lionel Messi's future with Barcelona has been the subject of controversy. Yesterday, his friend and fellow Argentinian Sergio Aguero revealed his intention to convince Messi of playing in the Premier League. Last week, rumors indicated the Barcelona superstar would consider a move to the English top-flight division with Chelsea, but manager Jose Mourinho dismissed such...

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Gianluigi Buffon sees Cristiano Ronaldo winning his third Ballon D'Or this year

The Italian goalkeeper believes the Portuguese striker had an 'exceptional year' and it would be unfair not to recognize his achievements this season.
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed today in an interview he trusts Cristiano Ronaldo will be awarded the Ballon D'Or this year, since he has been the most decisive of the three candidates fighting for the trophy. Buffon praised the Portuguese striker for his commitment to excellence, admiring what he's done this year.

"Probably the Ballon d'Or will go to Cristiano Ronaldo, as...

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Thomas Müller blasts Lionel Messi's Ballon D'Or nomination while supporting Manuel Neuer

The German striker stated that if Cristiano Ronaldo won the award, things would turn a little bit boring, since he was given the trophy last year.
Thomas Müller voiced his thoughts about this year's Ballon D'Or nominees. The German striker, who was one of the favorites to make the top three, ignores why the election committee chose Lionel Messi instead of a German player or his Bayern colleague Arjen Robben.

"Easily, there could be someone else taking Messi's place. For example, Arjen Robben played wonderfully, and if not him...

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BREAKING: 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or top three nominees revealed

Finally, the names of the three footballers who still have a chance to win the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or award have been revealed.
On January 12, 2015 one of these three footballers will receive the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or prize on the podium. Will it be Real Madrid and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona and Argentina's Lionel Messi or Bayern Munich and Germany's Manuel Neuer?

Hard luck for Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and all the other players who made the Suarez-less 23-man shortlist! 

Since 2008, Messi...

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Live streaming of Ballon d’Or 2014 nominees announcement: Watch on December 1st

Welcome to the place where you can watch the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or Nominees Announcement in live streaming online!
Could the month of December kick-off in a more thrilling way than that? This Monday, 20 footballers will be cut out of the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or’s final three-man shortlist.

With three collective trophies this year, goal poacher Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously the hot favourite to defend his title. Four-time prize winner Lionel Messi has no title to show off but his silver medal at...

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TERRIBLE! Lionel Messi struck by water bottle in Barcelona vs. Valencia

Sunday November 30 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Valencia, La Liga

The Blaugrana ace was hit by an object shortly before the end of a tense match between his team and Los Che.
This weekend has not been a good one for Spanish football.

First there were reports that a Deportivo fan was killed during a melee with ultras from four teams: Riazor Blues (Deportivo), Frente Atletico (Atletico Madrid), Bukaneros (Rayo Vallecano) and Alkoor Hooligans (Alcorcon).

And now, Lionel Messi was shockingly struck by an object during his team's clash with Valencia earlier today....

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Valencia vs Barcelona live streaming and TV info – Watch on November 30, 2014

This Sunday, November 30, 2014, watch Valencia vs Barcelona live. LiveSoccerTV has broadcast TV listings and live streaming information for this mouth-watering match in La Liga.
It’s been an incredible week for the Catalans and their talisman, Lionel Messi. What else could they ask for? This month’s international break apparently did Barca a lot of good. They completely destroyed Sevilla last weekend with La Pulga netting a hat-trick to become La Liga’s all-time topscorer in style.

Still hungry for more, Luis Enrique’s men went on to take full...

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“Ballon d'Or NOT good for football,” claims Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea boss has expressed his disapproval of the prestigious award, insisting it goes against team spirit, something Mourinho says he doesn't stand for at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has taken the stance of many current football managers, including Arsene Wenger, and has publicly expressed his disapproval of FIFA's Ballon d'Or trophy.

The award, handed out to the best player of the previous season as chosen by coaches, captain's of international teams, and journalists from across the globe, promotes individualism over team spirit in the eyes of...

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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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