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Return to training with Rakitic | FC Barcelona First training session of the week for the players who didn’t join their national teams during the international break, with the exception of Rakitic, who returned on Tuesday morning. Chumi, O. Busquets and Riqui Puig from Barça B made up the numbers on pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The 14-year anniversary of Leo Messi’s official Barça debut | FC Barcelona It came in the 2004 season, when Barça beat cross-town rivals RCD Espanyol, 1–0, at the Estadi Lluís Companys on Montjuic in Barcelona. In the 82nd minute, Messi, who wore the number 30 early on in his Barça career, came on for Deco, the game’s lone goal scorer. Messi was 17 years,
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4 days ago
Reuters Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Pele is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer," he told Fox Sports. "He's Messi when he plays for Barcelona. Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt, and he's another Messi with Argentina. "He's a great player but he's not a leader. It's useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game." That comment was believed
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4 days ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0827/r420684_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Argentina's manager Lionel Scaloni insists he hasn't spoken to Lionel Messi on whether he wants to play in the 2018 Copa America after the Barcelona forward was left out of the squad for upcoming friendlies. Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side. Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Pele is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer," he told...
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4 days ago
Reuters Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Pele is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer," he told Fox Sports. "He's Messi when he plays for Barcelona. Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt, and he's another Messi with Argentina. "He's a great player but he's not a leader. It's useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game." That comment was believed
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5 days ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1011/r445621_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Iraq Argentina 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now&nbsp;&raquo; GameCast Lineups and Stats Argentina easily overcame Iraq 4-0 in a friendly in Saudi Arabia on Thursday with four players scoring their first senior international goals for the twice world champions while German Pezzella also found the net. Argentina were without Lionel Messi, who is taking a sabbatical from international football, and fielded a new-look side that included one player making his debut and two others their first-ever starts. The new boys were rarely troubled by an Iraq side...
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1 week ago
Lionel Messi can still win the World Cup if Argentina do not abandon their "process", according to former head coach Jorge Sampaoli. Messi's fourth World Cup in Russia ended in a last-16 defeat to France – a result that led to Sampaoli's dismissal – and the Barcelona superstar will be 35 when Qatar 2022 comes around. Speaking publicly for the first time since he was sacked, Sampaoli remains confident that Messi – who has not yet confirmed whether he will keep playing international football – has what it takes to triumph on the biggest stage of all, should he receive the support of the Argentina Football Association.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0326/r346519_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Argentina's manager Lionel Scaloni insists he hasn't spoken to Lionel Messi on whether he wants to play in the 2018 Copa America after the Barcelona forward was left out of the squad for upcoming friendlies. Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side. Former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Lionel Messi can still realise his dream of lifting the World Cup in 2022 if the country doesn't veer from "the process." Sampaoli has spoken for the first time since being dismissed&nbsp;by the Argentina Football Association (AFA) after leading the Albiceleste to the Round of 16 at the tournament in Russia where eventual champions France beat...
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1 week ago
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde hailed Arthur's display after his side ended a run of three games without a win by beating Tottenham in the Champions League. Ivan Rakitic's superb volley and a masterclass from Lionel Messi, who hit a second-half brace in Wednesday's 4-2 win at Wembley, will grab the headlines. "Man, that's what it's about," Valverde told beIN SPORTS of the 22-year-old's performance after a win that left Barca level on points with Inter at the top of Group B.
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2 weeks ago
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told his players to enjoy facing Barcelona star Lionel Messi, saying it was something they would tell their kids about. The LaLiga champions visit Wembley on Wednesday, facing a Spurs side needing a win after opening their Group B campaign with a late defeat at Inter. Spurs must find a way to limit the impact of Messi, who has scored eight goals in nine games this season.
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2 weeks ago
Lionel Messi's international future remains unclear after Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni said he has not spoken to the Barcelona star about when he will return to the squad. Messi, who captained Argentina at the World Cup, is yet to comment on when he may be available again, having skipped a pair of friendlies in September. The 31-year-old, a frustrated figure during Russia 2018, is not included in Scaloni's squad for games against Iraq and Brazil this month either.
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2 weeks ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0816/r415393_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Argentina interim head coach Lionel Scaloni quashes claims of a rift with Paulo Dybala after the Juve star started on the bench against Colombia. Argentina's interim head coach Lionel Scaloni says the number 10 shirt will not be given to another player until Lionel Messi announces his plans. Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side. Diego Maradona has said Lionel Messi should quit the Argentina team and send everyone "to hell." Messi, who&nbsp;has scored 65 goals in 128 appearances since making his debut with Argentina in August 2005, has taken an indefinite leave of absence&nbsp;from international football since captaining Argenti...
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2 weeks ago
Tottenham full-back Danny Rose insists his team cannot just focus on Lionel Messi as they prepare for a crucial Champions League clash against Barcelona. The Premier League outfit host Barca at Wembley on Wednesday, needing a win after losing their Group B opener to Inter. Rose believes Spurs can get a strong result against the LaLiga giants and Messi, who already has five league goals this term and opened his European campaign with a hat-trick.
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2 weeks ago
There were once again empty seats in Roman Abramovich’s Stamford Bridge box as Eden Hazard put forward his latest claim to be considered the best player in the world on current form. This was Chelsea’s biggest game of the season so far, an occasion Abramovich would normally be keen to take his seat for, particularly with his latest managerial appointment looking good and Hazard on fire. It is exactly what Abramovich has always wanted, a team able and willing to imprint their style on any opposition and his very own Lionel Messi who can turn a game with a stroke of genius.
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3 weeks ago
KweséESPN Staff Lionel Messi may have been overlooked for the three-man shortlist for FIFA's The Best award ahead of Monday's awards ceremony in London, but former teamate Samuel Eto'o believes the Barcelona superstar's standing as the greatest player ever isn't in doubt. Messi was included in the FIFPro World XI, but it was Real Madrid's Luka Modric who won the main prize to end the Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly of the award. The Croatia midfielder won with 29 percent of the votes, coming in ahead of Ronaldo (19 percent), Mohamed Salah (11.2 percent) and Kylian Mbappe (10 percent). Messi, who skipped the ceremony, received only nine percent of the votes, but Eto'o doesn't believe the award
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