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Recent Lionel Messi news, rumors

  • • Messi, Mbappe lead PSG over Marsch's Leipzig
    Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe each scored a brace as Paris Saint-Germain beat RB Leipzig 4-2 in Champions League group stage action....2021
  • • Benzema: 'Clasico' still world's best without Messi
    Karim Benzema insists El Clasico is still the best game in club football, despite the departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona....2021
  • Messi asked by young fan to forgive mother for naming him Cristiano
    • Messi asked by young fan to forgive mother for naming him Cristiano
    Lionel Messi has received his fair share of requests from fans over the course of his career, but it's not often he is asked to offer forgiveness....2021
  • Simeone: I asked Suarez if Messi would join Atletico
    • Simeone: I asked Suarez if Messi would join Atletico
    Diego Simeone said he wanted to bring Lionel Messi to Atletico Madrid this summer, saying he called Luis Suarez to ask if a deal was possible....2021
  • • Messi's odd goal leads Argentina over Uruguay
    Argentina beat Uruguay in World Cup qualifying thanks to goals from Lionel Messi, Rodrigo De Paul, and Lautaro Martinez....2021
  • Messi: Various clubs wanted me after Barca exit
    • Messi: Various clubs wanted me after Barca exit
    Lionel Messi has admitted he had "other offers" from "various clubs" after leaving Barcelona before opting to join Paris Saint-Germain....2021
  • Lionel Messi vying for seventh Ballon d'Or title
    • Lionel Messi vying for seventh Ballon d'Or title
    Lionel Messi is bidding for a record-extending seventh men's Ballon d'Or title after being named among the 30 nominees for the 2021 award....2021
  • Laporta: I'd hoped Messi would stay for free
    • Laporta: I'd hoped Messi would stay for free
    Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he had hoped Lionel Messi would offer to play for free when the club could not afford to keep him....2021
  • Messi could have stayed at Barcelona - Tebas
    • Messi could have stayed at Barcelona - Tebas
    LaLiga president Javier Tebas says Barcelona could have kept Lionel Messi if they had not signed Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero....2021
  • • PSG's team ethic and Verratti masterclass key to statement win
    Lionel Messi will get the headlines for his first PSG goal but Mauricio Pochettino's men played as a team to get the better of Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday....2021

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Lionel Messi injury and suspension

  • Messi, Dybala on Argentina squad amid injuries
    • Messi, Dybala on Argentina squad amid injuries
    Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala have been included in the Argentina squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers despite injury concerns....2021
  • Messi missing again for PSG with bone problem
    • Messi missing again for PSG with bone problem
    Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's match against Montpellier as he has not fully recovered from a bone bruising injury....2021
  • Messi bone injury scare for PSG, set for scans
    • Messi bone injury scare for PSG, set for scans
    Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi has picked up a knee injury and is a doubt for the Champions League game against Manchester City next week....2021
  • Messi played final with injury - Argentina coach
    • Messi played final with injury - Argentina coach
    Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni paid tribute to Lionel Messi, revealing the captain played in the Copa America win over Brazil with an injury....2021
  • Relief as Argentina give Messi another chance at glory
    • Relief as Argentina give Messi another chance at glory
    Lionel Messi, 34, remains in the hunt for his first senior title with Argentina after a tense penalty shootout win over Colombia on Tuesday....2021
  • • Messi, Sanchez score in Argentina, Chile draw
    Lionel Messi scored a first-half penalty for hosts Argentina before Chile's Alexis Sanchez equalised as their World Cup qualifier ended 1-1....2021
  • Claudio Bravo thwarts Lionel Messi as Argentina are frustrated
    • Claudio Bravo thwarts Lionel Messi as Argentina are frustrated
    Argentina have only scored three goals in two home matches, two of them from the penalty spot. There's work to do on the road to the World Cup....2021
  • Barcelona dominate but held by late Cadiz penalty
    • Barcelona dominate but held by late Cadiz penalty
    Lionel Messi scored from the spot but Alex Fernandez equalised in the final minutes as Barcelona were held to a draw....2021
  • Barcelona's Messi struggling with injury
    • Barcelona's Messi struggling with injury
    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is still struggling with the injury that saw him taken off in the second half of Saturday's win against Granada....2021
  • • Messi 6/10, Coutinho 4/10 as Barcelona slump at Cadiz
    Barcelona's recent momentum came to a crashing halt on Saturday at Cadiz, Barcelona losing 2-1 on a tough day for Lionel Messi....2020

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Lionel Messi lifestyle

  • • Millions of dollars in 'Lionel Messi' branded cocaine were found in Peru drug bust
    These drug dealers seem to really like Lionel Messi...2017
  • • Hangin' with Dwight Howard: A Changed Man, Entertaining Host and Snake Charmer
    2015

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Lionel Messi trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Messi asked by young fan to forgive mother for naming him Cristiano
    Lionel Messi has received his fair share of requests from fans over the course of his career, but it's not often he is asked to offer forgiveness....2021
  • • Messi: Various clubs wanted me after Barca exit
    Lionel Messi has admitted he had "other offers" from "various clubs" after leaving Barcelona before opting to join Paris Saint-Germain....2021
  • • Laporta: I'd hoped Messi would stay for free
    Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he had hoped Lionel Messi would offer to play for free when the club could not afford to keep him....2021
  • Weekend review: Lionel Messi subbed but PSG find a way
    • Weekend review: Lionel Messi subbed but PSG find a way
    An Argentine saved the day for PSG, but maybe not the one you think. Meanwhile, Liverpool showed depth, and Inter's new striker proved his worth....2021
  • • How much will Messi earn if he reaches the third with Paris Saint-Germain?
    Argentinian Lionel Messi He will receive several million euros Salary if you complete a three-year contract, the last of which......2021
  • • Stephen Curry’s perfect reaction to the one glaring similarity he has with Lionel Messi
    Lionel Messi absolutely shocked the entire sporting world after it was revealed that he was leaving boyhood club Barcelona after 17 years. It was confirmed on Tuesday that the 34-year-old was set to sign a massive $104 million, two-year contract with PSG. Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was one of the first NBA personalities […] The post Stephen Curry’s perfect reaction t...2021
  • • Messi signs with PSG, will wear No. 30
    Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing Lionel Messi after the Argentina captain left Barcelona as a free agent earlier this week....2021
  • Messi flying to Paris as PSG deal nears
    • Messi flying to Paris as PSG deal nears
    Lionel Messi will arrive in Paris later on Tuesday to finalise his move to Paris Saint-Germain, sources have told ESPN. Messi has left Barcelona after being unable to sign a new contract....2021
  • Messi's gone, but LaLiga still boasts a lot of must-see TV
    • Messi's gone, but LaLiga still boasts a lot of must-see TV
    Lionel Messi might be leaving Barcelona -- and in the most dramatic, gut-wrenching fashion -- but LaLiga's got a lot of storylines worth following....2021
  • • Messi bids a tearful goodbye to FC Barcelona
    It took Lionel Messi more than a minute to start this emotional farewell news conference on Sunday (August 8) at FC Barcelona,where the soccer icon confirmed he'd be leaving the team -- a team where he's spent his entire career.With tears running down his cheeks, he told the news conference that this is without a doubt, the most difficult moment of his career.And it’s a glittering career that star...2021

Lionel Messi stats and results

  • • Could Messi's partnership with Neymar, Mbappe hinder PSG?
    Lionel Messi scored in the win vs. Man City, but with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also keen to get on the scoresheet, PSG's attack looked less than the sum of its parts....2021
  • Messi makes PSG debut, Mbappe scores brace in win
    • Messi makes PSG debut, Mbappe scores brace in win
    Lionel Messi made his long-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday and Kylian Mbappe scored twice to give Mauricio Pochettino's side a 2-0 win over Reims....2021
  • • How Lionel Messi outplayed everybody at Euro 2020
    Lionel Messi dominated most of the key stats at the Copa America compared to Euro 2020, showing that he remains one of the greatest players....2021
  • • Messi scores stunner but Chile nab Copa draw
    Lionel Messi scored for Argentina but Chile answered in the second half as the two sides played to a 1-1 draw in group stage at the Copa America....2021
  • Messi, Barca cut into Atleti's lead on record night
    • Messi, Barca cut into Atleti's lead on record night
    Barcelona moved back to within four points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on another record night for Lionel Messi as his team beat Huesca....2021
  • • UCL talking points: Do you take Mbappe or Haaland?
    From Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland's dominant displays to the struggles of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Champions League round of 16 first legs had plenty of things to discuss....2021
  • • 8/10 Messi scores twice as Barcelona boost Liga title hopes
    Lionel Messi dazzled with two second-half goals in a 3-0 win over Elche, as Barcelona pulled within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico....2021
  • • Messi makes history as Barca drop more points
    Lionel Messi equalled Pele's all-time record of 643 goals as Barcelona dropped more points with a 2-2 draw against Valencia....2020
  • • Lionel Messi scores twice in Barcelona victory – European round-up | Football News
    Lionel Messi doubled the lead in the second half as Barcelona ended a four-match unbeaten run in La Liga, beating Real Betis 5-2. Barca’s......2020
  • • Coutinho 7/10, Messi quiet, Dest debuts as Barca drop points at Sevilla
    Philippe Coutinho scored while Lionel Messi was surprisingly quiet, as Barca dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla....2020

Lionel Messi parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Messi asked by young fan to forgive mother for naming him Cristiano
    2021
  • • Barca win first LaLiga match of post-Messi era
    Barcelona won their first LaLiga match of the post-Lionel Messi era with a 4-2 victory that saw Real Sociedad mount a late rally....2021
  • LIVE: Barcelona's first game of post-Messi era
    • LIVE: Barcelona's first game of post-Messi era
    The Camp Nou was expecting Lionel Messi to open the 2021-22 LaLiga season, but he's a PSG player now. How will Barcelona respond without him? They host Real Sociedad, an always tricky opponent. Follow LIVE with ESPN....2021
  • • Messi bids a tearful goodbye to FC Barcelona
    2021
  • • Emotional Messi says he wasn't prepared to leave Barcelona
    Struggling to control his emotions, Lionel Messi said Sunday in his farewell to Barcelona that he wasn't prepared to leave the club. Messi began crying even before he started speaking at his farewell ceremony at the Camp Nou Stadium. Messi called his unexpected departure from the club “the most difficult” moment of his career....2021
  • • Man United's 'McFred' midfield under threat as Solskjaer goes on the attack
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is plotting a tactical overhaul at Manchester United -- ESPN's Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: The moment PSG's dream of signing Lionel Messi faded....2021
  • Copa America memories: Messi's moment dominates a unique competition
    • Copa America memories: Messi's moment dominates a unique competition
    The Copa America ended with long-overdue glory for Lionel Messi, but it was a difficult competition for many reasons....2021
  • • USMNT's Dest, Messi each net brace in Barca win
    USMNT's Sergino Dest scored twice while Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, and Ousmane Dembele each added another as Barcelona trashed Real Sociedad....2021
  • Messi supports Ronaldinho after mother's death
    • Messi supports Ronaldinho after mother's death
    Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has sent his condolences to former teammate and friend Ronaldinho following his mother's death....2021
  • • Messi 6/10, Coutinho 4/10 as Barcelona slump at Cadiz
    2020

Top Lionel Messi news

  • • Lionel Messi announces Argentina retirement after Copa America final defeat
    2016
  • Sources: PSG hold talks with Messi, keen for deal
    • Sources: PSG hold talks with Messi, keen for deal
    Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Lionel Messi over a potential move, sources have told ESPN....2021
  • • Sources: Pep and Messi had call about City move
    Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi spoke on the phone last week to discuss the possibility of a move to Manchester City, according to ESPN sources....2020
  • • J.J. Watt and Lionel Messi share a photo and a caption
    J.J. Watt and Lionel Messi share a photo and a caption...2015
  • • Transfer Watch: Italian legend Andrea Pirlo reportedly accepts offer to join New York City FC
    2015
  • • Messi could have stayed at Barcelona - Tebas
    2021
  • • Sources: Messi to skip Barca testing, training
    Lionel Messi will not attend the testing or training in case it affects the clause in his contract that says he can leave for free this summer....2020
  • • Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi in MLS a 'real possibility,' says Frank Lampard
    2016
  • • Steph Curry Comments on Lionel Messi Comparison, Warriors' Record Streak, More
    2015
  • • Messi makes U-turn, says he'll stay at Barcelona
    Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona after a dramatic U-turn saw him end his bid to leave the club this summer....2020
  • • Messi fails to show up for tests as exit fears grow
    Lionel Messi has followed through on his threat and not turned up for the start of preseason as he continues to push for a move away from Barcelona....2020
  • • Houston Dynamo academy players get thrill of lifetime in hugging Lionel Messi after training | SIDELINE
    2015
  • • Sources: Messi must go on strike to leave Barca
    Barcelona believe the only way Lionel Messi can legally leave for free is if he commits to not playing next season, sources told ESPN....2020
  • • Hangin' with Dwight Howard: A Changed Man, Entertaining Host and Snake Charmer
    2015

Lionel Messi schedule, game

  • • Soccer betting: Barcelona's La Liga odds don't move much after Lionel Messi announcement
    Barcelona is still the No. 2 favorite to win the league after Thursday's announcement that Lionel Messi wouldn't be signing his new contract....2021
  • Messi delays return to Barcelona training
    • Messi delays return to Barcelona training
    Lionel Messi has still not returned to training with Barcelona as the wait for him to sign his new contract with the club goes on....2021
  • 'Horrible' and 'ugly' to play without fans - Messi
    • 'Horrible' and 'ugly' to play without fans - Messi
    Lionel Messi has explained how tough it has been to play without fans in the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it's like training....2020
  • • He's back: Messi returns to Barca training
    Lionel Messi will train individually per La Liga's coronavirus protocols before being reintegrated with his teammates at a later date....2020
  • • Sources: Messi to skip Barca testing, training
    2020
  • LAFC manager Bradley doubles down on Vela, Messi comparisons
    • LAFC manager Bradley doubles down on Vela, Messi comparisons
    Check out all 41 goals in Major League Soccer's opening weekend, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic's header, Adama Diomandé's last-minute winner for LAFC and more. Taylor Twellman gives us his three biggest takeaways from the opening weekend in Major League Soccer. LAFC head coach Bob Bradley has doubled-down on his assertion that Mexico forward Carlos Vela should strive...2019
  • • Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Lionel Messi to start El Clasico on the bench, plus complete starting XI for both teams
    The most prolific goalscorer in El Clasico history could sit this one out due to a leg injury...2019
  • Tata Martino won't renew contract with Atlanta United
    • Tata Martino won't renew contract with Atlanta United
    Herculez Gomez examines the state of the Mexican national team, which is experimenting with a new generation while also searching for a head coach. The FC guys look ahead to Barcelona's schedule during the three weeks Lionel Messi is expected to be out after he fractured his arm against Sevilla. Check out all the notable action from Europe this weekend, including Lionel Mess...2018
  • • Barcelona, Lionel Messi will reportedly play January La Liga match in Miami vs. Girona
    This is the first time a European soccer regular season fixture is played in the United States...2018
  • • Russia 2018 World Cup standings, scores, full schedule: Croatia destroys Lionel Messi, Argentina
    Follow along with scores, schedule and standings throughout the World Cup group stage and knockout round...2018

Lionel Messi rumors, scandals

  • • PSG star Lionel Messi’s new destination has Micheal Jordan getting paid
    Lionel Messi made the shocking departure from Barcelona and landed a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain after a huge wave went through the soccer world. Messi sported his new blue PSG threads, and the fans went wild as the Barca faithful mourned from the departure of the superstar. Well, it turns out that Charlotte Hornets […] The post PSG star Lionel Messi’s new destination has Micheal...2021
  • Tearful Messi says next move yet to be decided
    • Tearful Messi says next move yet to be decided
    A tearful Lionel Messi has said his next move is not confirmed but he is talking about a lot of things, amid speculation he is set to join PSG....2021
  • • Viral ‘Lionel Messi’ playing in the NBA video hits TikTok
    Lionel Messi officially left Barcelona on Thursday after 17 seasons with the La Liga giants. It was a shocking turn of events after he previously agreed to a new five-year deal with the club, but they ultimately couldn’t afford to pay the Argentine his desired wages. The rumors are swirling as to where Messi will […] The post Viral ‘Lionel Messi’ playing in the NBA video hits TikTok ap...2021
  • • Lionel Messi transfer speculation ends: Argentine great will return to FC Barcelona
    2020
  • Inter Miami owner Beckham won't rule out moves for Ronaldo, Messi
    • Inter Miami owner Beckham won't rule out moves for Ronaldo, Messi
    James Corden hilariously pranks former LA Galaxy star David Beckham with this oddly proportioned statue of himself. Class of 92 teammates welcome David Beckham as part-owner of Salford City. David Beckham has less than a year before his new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami takes the field and is finally turning his focus to bringing in players with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ...2019
  • • Lionel Messi, Barcelona open Champions League scoring with outstanding free kick goal and Twitter is buzzing
    It's not Champions League season until Messi buries one home past the keeper...2018
  • • Lionel Messi shockingly suspended four games by FIFA for rant against referee
    The Argentine found out his status for Tuesday, hours before the game against Bolivia...2017
  • • Barcelona star Lionel Messi shockingly admits bathroom faux pas on TV show
    Quite a strange thing for Messi to admit to...2017
  • • Red Sox's Bradley, Betts, and Bogaerts Give MLB a New-Age 'Killer B's'
    2016

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