LIONEL MESSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lionel Messi donates to help amateur player hurt in hit-and-run

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is doing his part to help a pair of former footballers who are left unable to play again after serious injuries from a hit-and-run accident.Shaun Whiter, 27, a former player for the non-league Newmarket Town FC in England, lost both of his legs when he was helping a friend on the side of the road change a tire in July. The friend, Joey Abbs, 31, suffered...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Messi completes hat trick as Barcelona rout Celtic

Celtic are a team that are capable not only of being exciting to watch but also punching above their weight class, when they play at home. When they travel away from Celtic Park, especially in the UEFA Champions League, to Camp Nou of all places it doesn’t usually end well for them. They did a good job of keeping things respectable in the first half, going into the halftime break...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi’s 4-year-old son set to join Barcelona school pilot program

Move over LeBron James’ son, there’s a new famous sports daddy with a prodigy son in the mix. We’re talking about the world’s best soccer player, Lionel Messi, and his 4-year-old son Thiago of course. On Tuesday, news broke that Messi’s son is set to become one of the first players in a new pilot program for Barcelona’s school for young children. The new program is under...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi confirms he will return to Argentina national team

Lionel Messi’s retirement from international soccer did not last long. Messi confirmed on Friday that he will continue to make himself available for selection to the Argentina national team. “I see that there are a lot of problems in Argentina football and I don’t want to create more,” Messi said in a statement, via ESPN FC. “I don’t want to cause harm, on the contrary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

FC Barcelona ignites public call of support for Lionel Messi

Soccer star Lionel Messi was recently sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax evasion and will not have to spend a day behind bars due to Spanish law. Because he has been through so much agony and grief (/sarcasm) FC Barcelona is helping spread the word to gather as much public support for their star player by taking to social media. No, really. A social media campaign of public...
Via The Comeback
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Can Cristiano Ronaldo claim the throne?

The rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has always been neck and neck, but neither of team have ever led their respective countries to an international title. With Messi's epic penalty kick miss in the Copa America Final, if Ronaldo leads Portugal to a win over France, does CR7 officially become the best player of his generation?
Via Yardbarker
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi fined $2.3 million for tax fraud, avoids jail time

Lionel Messi’s wallet just got a bit lighter. Wednesday, a Barcelona court ruled between 2007-2009 Messi committed tax fraud and recommended a sentence of seven months for each year, meaning a 21-month sentence. Instead, the court ruled for the $2.3 million fine, according to John Sinnott of CNN.com: However, because this was the first time the Barcelona forward had committed...
Via The Sports Daily
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi isn't actually going to retire...right?

Lionel Messi stunned the sporting world by announcing his retirement from international play after Argentina's gut-wrenching loss to Chile in the Copa America Final. But, with Argentina still being one of the best teams in the world and Messi's financial issues looming, is the world's greatest footballer really going to retire? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet debate whether this...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Messi doesn't have to win a damn thing for Argentina

Lionel Messi. The greatest player who’s ever played since I’ve been alive (1989). One could make the case that he’s the greatest of all time. Yes, regardless of if he never wins a trophy with Argentina. No matter what the country’s supporters say. Especially no matter what the cocaine-ridden, Hand-of-God cheat Diego Maradona says. Speaking of Maradona, I don’t recall...
Via The Sports Post
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi says he is done playing with national team

Lionel Messi was so dejected after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America final on Sunday that he said after the match that he was retiring from the country’s national team. “My thinking right now and thinking about it in the locker room, I’m done playing with the national team,” said Messi. Messi, widely regarded as the best player in the world, may have felt especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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