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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar named as best FIFA Player finalists

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar named as best FIFA Player finalists

London – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar were Friday named as the finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, China\’s Xinhua news agency reported. Ronaldo, who is aiming to claim the honour for the second year running, played a key role in Real Madrid’s Champions League and La Liga titles this year. Messi, […]

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Magical Messi leads Barca rout of Juventus

Magical Messi leads Barca rout of Juventus

Barcelona – A mesmeric Lionel Messi scored twice as he inspired Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus to get off to a flying start in Champions League Group D on Tuesday avenging last season’s quarter-final elimination by the Italian champions. Messi broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime by playing a slick one-two […]

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Messi hat-trick ensures Barca pounce on Madrid stumble

Messi hat-trick ensures Barca pounce on Madrid stumble

Lionel Messi’s hat-trick saw Barcelona move four points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Ousmane Dembele marked his debut with an assist in a 5-0 rout of local rivals Espanyol on Saturday. Earlier, Madrid paid for the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and a series of missed chances by […]

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Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead. Barcelona’s most famous street Las Ramblas was packed with tourists when a van drove into the crowds, leaving scenes of carnage. “I want to […]

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Argentine town braces for Messi’s wedding

Argentine town braces for Messi’s wedding

Rosario – Soccer superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown is preparing to host footballing and showbiz celebrities when he marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo this month in Latin America’s wedding of the decade. Colombian popstar Shakira, wife of Messi’s Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique, has said she hopes to attend. Media such as local Rosario newspaper La […]

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Barca’s Messi puts on sensational Clasico display

Barca’s Messi puts on sensational Clasico display

Madrid – Lionel Messi delivered a majestic Clasico display to silence the Santiago Bernabeu as the Argentine scored his 500th Barcelona goal to snatch a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid yesterday. Messi scored twice with his stunning second strike settling a pulsating clash in the last minute of stoppage time, drawing Barcelona level with […]

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‘MSN’ send Barcelona top in Sporting rout

‘MSN’ send Barcelona top in Sporting rout

Barcelona – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all struck as Barcelona leapfrogged Real Madrid to the top of La Liga with a 6-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon on Wednesday (Mar 1). Madrid trail their title rivals by two points but have two games in hand and can reclaim top spot when Las Palmas visit […]

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Real Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner for Barcelona

Real Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner for Barcelona

Spain – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona. Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid. Real lead Barca […]

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Turan upstages Messi as Barca crush Gladbach

Turan upstages Messi as Barca crush Gladbach

Barcelona – Arda Turan grabbed a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 rout of Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday while Lionel Messi fell short of equalling Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League group stage goal record. With Barca already through as Group C winners and the other positions also determined, the main attraction at the Nou Camp […]

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Neymar gives Messi lift on private jet

Neymar gives Messi lift on private jet

They may be about to lock horns in the latest instalment of Brazil and Argentina’s ferocious football rivalry, but Neymar was not about to let 102 years of South American footballing enmity get in the way of his friendship with Barcelona mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano. So when the three men were working out […]

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