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Lionel Messi: 35 finals played, 31 goals and 24 wins – AS English
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Lionel Messi: 35 finals played, 31 goals and 24 wins – AS English

Since Lionel Messi played in, and won, his first final in 2005 with the Argentinean side against Nigeria (2-1) in the Under-20 World Cup to last night’s defeat for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final against Valencia (1-2) fourteen years have passed. Messi’s record in finals Over those years Messi has played a total…

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Lionel Messi: What Barcelona stars really think about Ernesto Valverde before Valencia tie – Express
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Lionel Messi: What Barcelona stars really think about Ernesto Valverde before Valencia tie – Express

Lionel Messi and the Barcelona squad remain confident in Valverde (Image: GETTY)That’s according to Spanish football insider Guillem Balague.Barcelona secured another La Liga title and can secure a fifth successive Copa del Rey success in the final against Valencia in Seville tonight (8pm).But despite looking likely to claim a second straight domestic double, the Catalan…

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Lionel Messi Admits Liverpool Defeat Is ‘Still In His Head’ – Balls.ie
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Lionel Messi Admits Liverpool Defeat Is ‘Still In His Head’ – Balls.ie

He may arguably be the greatest player of all time, but Lionel Messi looked decidedly human during Barcelona’s 4-0 Champions League loss at Anfield a couple of weeks ago. Apart from a couple of decent scoring opportunities, he was largely anonymous as his side threw away a three goal advantage in the competition for the…

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Lionel Messi vs Ally McCoist: Barcelona star on the verge of breaking long-standing Golden Shoe record held – talkSPORT
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Lionel Messi vs Ally McCoist: Barcelona star on the verge of breaking long-standing Golden Shoe record held – talkSPORT

striking gold Once upon a time, talkSPORT’s very own McCoist was one of the world’s most fearsome strikers By Sean O’Brien 23rd May 2019, 2:44 pm Updated: 23rd May 2019, 3:14 pm Lionel Messi will almost certainly win his third consecutive European Golden Shoe this weekend – breaking a long-standing record held by Rangers legend…

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10 ridiculous Lionel Messi statistics to sum up his incredible 2018-19 – PlanetFootball
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10 ridiculous Lionel Messi statistics to sum up his incredible 2018-19 – PlanetFootball

Quick Reads Planet Football 23rd May 2019 Lionel Messi has been extremely Lionel Messi for Barcelona this season. Barcelona have romped to the title in La Liga and are in the Copa del Rey final, with Messi predictably at the heart of all their best moments. We’ve rounded up 10 eye-catching statistics which sum up…

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Lionel Messi Values Barcelona Glory Above Argentina Success, Says Team Director – Bleacher Report
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Lionel Messi Values Barcelona Glory Above Argentina Success, Says Team Director – Bleacher Report

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesArgentina director Cesar Luis Menotti has suggested Lionel Messi values success with Barcelona more than his country and would rather win the UEFA Champions League than an international trophy. Ahead of the 2019 Copa America, Menotti said he was sure talisman Messi remains happy with Argentina but hinted the forward would prioritise a…

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Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero headline Argentina squad for Copa America – Fox Sports
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Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero headline Argentina squad for Copa America – Fox Sports

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the returning Sergio Aguero headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni.Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was also included but there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus.“These are the best players in an important time…

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Lionel Messi leads top 20 players with most career goals in Europe – Legit.ng
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Lionel Messi leads top 20 players with most career goals in Europe – Legit.ng

11 hours ago 3816 views by  Uchenna Ajah As the curtain falls on Europe’s top 5 leagues in the 2018-19 season, some squad members have made names for themselves.In this report, Legit.ng highlights 20 players who netted most career goals in Europe and beyond, even as former Chelsea and Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas remains excited…

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Barcelona to use Lionel Messi as bait in order to complete super signing – Everything Barca
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Barcelona to use Lionel Messi as bait in order to complete super signing – Everything Barca

BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 16: Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images) Barcelona are looking to complete signing their primary target by using Lionel Messi…

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Lionel Messi 602, Cristiano Ronaldo 601 – Soccer Laduma
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Lionel Messi 602, Cristiano Ronaldo 601 – Soccer Laduma

Lionel Messi scored a brace on the final day of the 2018/19 LaLiga campaign, and in doing so, has now scored more than 50 goals in a season on six different occasions in his career, and also surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo in the ranking for the players with the most club goals scored. Tired of reading?…

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Lionel Messi maps out the perfect transfer plan for Barcelona – Everything Barca
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Lionel Messi maps out the perfect transfer plan for Barcelona – Everything Barca

Leo Messi goal celebration during the match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol, corresponding to the week 29 of the Liga Santander, played at the Camp Nou Stadium, on 30th March 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images) Lionel Messi has ambitious expectations from Barcelona during the summer and he…

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Lionel Messi approves Barcelona’s approach for Real Madrid’s prime midfield target – Everything Barca
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Lionel Messi approves Barcelona’s approach for Real Madrid’s prime midfield target – Everything Barca

TOPSHOT – Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) quarter final second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 26, 2017. / AFP / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images) Barcelona’s approach for…

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Lionel Messi gets too much credit for Barcelona’s victories, says Ronaldo De Lima – Legit.ng
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Lionel Messi gets too much credit for Barcelona’s victories, says Ronaldo De Lima – Legit.ng

14 hours ago 4221 views by  Ibitoye Shittu – Lionel Messi has been said to be getting too much credit for wins at Barcelona – This is according to the club’s legend Ronaldo De Lima who wants blame to be shared equally when the team loses- Ronaldo says Messi would never be blamed anytime Barcelona…

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Lionel Messi ‘Broke Down in Tears’ After Barcelona’s Devastating Champions League Defeat at Anfield – 90min
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Lionel Messi ‘Broke Down in Tears’ After Barcelona’s Devastating Champions League Defeat at Anfield – 90min

Ernesto Valverde: 6 Candidates to Succeed Him at Barcelona if He Is Sacked ​Lionel Messi was despondent following Barcelona’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night, and is believed to have broken down in tears after returning to the dressing room.The Argentine scored twice as his side ran out 3-0 winners over the Reds…

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Four reasons why Lionel Messi is one of a kind – Livemint
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Four reasons why Lionel Messi is one of a kind – Livemint

It had all the makings of a Lionel Messi and Barcelona year, until Liverpool made it theirs. On Tuesday night, as Liverpool consigned Barcelona to being a sub-plot in a spirited Champions League comeback, they also put into shade Messi’s performance from a week ago. That was a night ordained in the name of Messi,…

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