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Lionel Messi bags 500th career goal (and hat trick) in rout

It was surely just a matter of time, but Lionel Messi reached another landmark on Wednesday.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner broke the 500-goal plateau for his career during Barcelona's 7-0 rout vs. Valencia in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals. That tally includes the 16 goals Messi scored during his time with Argentina's U20 and U23 national teams.Any other day, Luis...
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Messi and Ronaldo have now combined for 1000 career goals

Lionel Messi helped Barcelona turn the tide against Atletico Madrid on Saturday --€“ and made some history in the process.Barca fell behind early and had their hands full at the Camp Nou, but Messi's equalizer in the 30th minute changed the game's complexion as the hosts eventually went into halftime with a 2-1 lead.It wasn't the prettiest or most dramatic goal Messi's ever scored...
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WATCH: Lionel Messi reaches scoring milestone in equalizing against Atletico Madrid

Amid all the soccer taking place, the biggest game of the day is arguably in Barcelona as a 1 vs. 2 matchup may decide who hoists the La Liga title at the end of the season. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are tied at the top with 48 points and a win here would automatically put them as favorites to win it all. After Koke opened the scoring for Atletico Madrid, Lionel Messi equalized...
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Report: Lionel Messi Turned Down Real Madrid Three Times Since 2011

Imagine Lionel Messi playing in the white jersey of Real Madrid. Such a scenario might have come to pass if things went according to Real Madrid President Florentino Perez’s plans. Spanish radio program “El Partido de las Doce” which airs on Cadena COPE reported Thursday that Real Madrid made three attempts to sign Messi from FC Barcelona in recent years, according to The...
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Pitch invader gets Lionel Messi’s shirt, before security takes him, and it, away!

In the history of sports, there are few stars bigger than Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona. Everyone wants a piece of him, from companies seeking endorsements to fans seeking any piece of him at all. One young fan took it to a different level after last weekend’s 2-1 win for Barcelona over Malaga in La Liga play. He invaded the pitch and was able to get right up to Messi, giving...
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Lionel Messi Welcomes Dog Into Family; Nice Gift From Girlfriend (Photo)

Lionel Messi’s family just grew and became a little furrier than it was before. Messi is the proud owner of a new dog. The soccer superstar revealed Tuesday on Instagram he received the dog as a gift from longtime partner Antonella Roccuzzo. Nuevo integrante de mi familia !!🐶. Gracias amor por este regalo hermosooo @antoroccuzzo88 A photo posted by Leo Messi (...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Gives Pitch Invader Jersey Before Security Drags Him Away

Clips like this are going to totally give American sports fans even more cause to jump the fence during a game and run onto the field/court/pitch. It appears that after a match last Saturday, a fan ran onto the field, ran up to  Messi and managed to give him a hug and a kiss before being dragged away.According to one user on Reddit, he appears to ask him for his shirt before he...
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Barcelona's Neymar to miss Malaga trip, but Messi returns

BARCELONA, Spain -- Neymar has been left off Barcelona's squad for Saturday's Spanish league match at Malaga after the Brazil striker felt ''muscle pain'' in his left leg.Lionel Messi, however, has made the squad after missing Wednesday's Copa del Rey match, also due to muscle pain. With Messi out, Neymar scored to help earn a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao in their quarterfinal first...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi to miss FIFA Club World Cup semis with kidney stones

Lionel Messi, the best player on the planet in any sport when not injured, is injured, again. Messi will miss the semifinal leg of the FIFA Club World Cup with what Barcelona are calling renal colic. Breaking: Lionel Messi out of Club World Cup semi-final for #Barca with renal colic. — Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 17, 2015   For those...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi goes off on Argentina critics

After all these years, Lionel Messi is firing back at those who’ve been taking pot shots at him from afar. Messi on Sunday in an expletive-laden interview with Argentinian broadcaster TyC Sports blasted critics of his and his teammates on Argentina national team. Argentina hasn’t won a major tournament since 1993, and Messi has been trying since 2005 to end his country’s...
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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