• September 21, 2021

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi breaks Brazil legend Pele’s South American men’s goals record

Argentina’s Lionel Messi breaks Brazil legend Pele’s South American men’s goals record

Lionel Messi has scored his 79th international career goal for Argentina, surpassing the South American men’s record held by Brazil legend Pele. Messi scored all three goals in Argentina’s 3-0 win over Bolivia on Thursday in a World Cup qualifying match at the Monumental stadium…

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Real Madrid see €160m Kylian Mbappe offer rejected by PSG: sources

Real Madrid see €160m Kylian Mbappe offer rejected by PSG: sources

Real Madrid have launched a €160 million ($188m) offer to sign Kylian Mbappe which has been instantly rejected by Paris Saint-Germain, multiple sources have told ESPN. Sources close to Real Madrid admit to ESPN that the discussions will be…

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Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero out for up to 10 weeks in another setback to Camp Nou giants

Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero out for up to 10 weeks in another setback to Camp Nou giants

Just days after Barcelona revealed Lionel Messi would be leaving the club, new signing Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of action for up to 10 weeks. Aguero suffered a right calf injury in Sunday’s training session, before Messi gave a farewell speech at…

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Tearful Lionel Messi bids goodbye to Barcelona; sources say PSG deal agreed

Tearful Lionel Messi bids goodbye to Barcelona; sources say PSG deal agreed

A tearful Lionel Messi has stated his next move is not confirmed at an emotional farewell news conference Sunday, but ESPN sources said a deal with Paris Saint-Germain has already been agreed. Messi, who has been a free agent…

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Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: Argentina captain won’t sign new contract

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: Argentina captain won’t sign new contract

Barcelona have revealed that Lionel Messi will leave the club after financial problems prevented them from agreeing with the forward on a new contract. Messi, 34, has been a free agent since his previous terms expired on June 30,…

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Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out letting Antoine Griezmann leave. Sources have told ESPN that Barca have held talks with…

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Lionel Messi’s contract expires, but Barcelona remain confident in extension

Lionel Messi’s contract expires, but Barcelona remain confident in extension

Lionel Messi has become a free agent on Thursday, but Barcelona stays confident of agreeing a new contract with the forward, sources have told ESPN. Messi’s deal expired at midnight Wednesday in Spain, and has yet to sign…

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La Liga president warns Barcelona to reduce wage bill or risk Lionel Messi contract

La Liga president warns Barcelona to reduce wage bill or risk Lionel Messi contract

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Barcelona they risk not being able to register Lionel Messi next campaign if they don’t reduce their wage bill. Messi’s deal expires in nine days, and he has not yet made a public…

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Colombia’s Miguel Borja scores late equalizer in thrilling Argentina draw

Colombia’s Miguel Borja scores late equalizer in thrilling Argentina draw

Argentina scored twice in the first eight minutes but could not withstand Colombia’s second-half pressure as the hosts rallied for a 2-2 draw in a thrilling World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni made five…

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Barcelona finalizing deal to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City

Barcelona finalizing deal to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City

Barcelona are working on finalizing the signing of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer this summer, sources have told ESPN. The Spanish giants have offered Aguero a two-year contract and sources have told ESPN that the Argentina international could arrive…

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Barcelona blow chance to go top of La Liga after shock defeat to Granada

Barcelona blow chance to go top of La Liga after shock defeat to Granada

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman lamented his side’s inefficiency at both ends of the pitch as they blew the opportunity to go top of La Liga on Thursday by losing 2-1 to Granada at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi,…

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Barca beat Getafe to close the gap on leaders Atletico

Barca beat Getafe to close the gap on leaders Atletico

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona defeat Getafe 5-2 to keep their fate at the top of La Liga in their own hands. Messi opened the scoring at Camp Nou in the eighth minute just moments after hitting the bar. Getafe…

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Barcelona overcome upset-minded Granada to reach Copa del Rey semis

Barcelona overcome upset-minded Granada to reach Copa del Rey semis

Barcelona needed a rousing comeback and extra time to defeat Granada, 5-3, and moves on to the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday. Despite Barca dominating the opening half-hour, Granada scored totally versus the run of…

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PSG interested in Barcelona’s Messi, closely monitoring situation – sporting director Leonardo

PSG interested in Barcelona’s Messi, closely monitoring situation – sporting director Leonardo

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has stated the club is interested in signing Lionel Messi as his contract with Barcelona comes to an end this summer. The Argentina international has been free to negotiate with clubs outside of Spain since Jan. 1…

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Messi could face 4-match ban for first career red card with Barcelona

Messi could face 4-match ban for first career red card with Barcelona

Lionel Messi could be banned for up to four matches after receiving the first red card of his Barcelona career in Sunday’s Spanish Supercopa final 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao. Two goals from Antoine Griezmann looked to have Barca on course for the…

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Ronaldo brace, McKennie volley power Juventus past Messi’s Barcelona

Ronaldo brace, McKennie volley power Juventus past Messi’s Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Weston McKennie added another as Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0 in a much-anticipated Group G finale on Tuesday. The victory saw the Italians top the table on head-to head results with Barca, leaving Lionel Messi & Co. to settle for…

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Messi will face Ronaldo in UCL Clash

Messi will face Ronaldo in UCL Clash

Tuesday’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Juventus will feature the first meeting between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since the Portugal forward left Real Madrid in 2018 to join the Italian champs. Ronaldo missed the first game between the two teams in Turin — a 2-0 Barca…

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Fed up Messi ‘tired’ of being blamed for all of Barcelona’s problems

Fed up Messi ‘tired’ of being blamed for all of Barcelona’s problems

Lionel Messi says he’s fed up with being blamed for Barcelona’s problems after Antoine Griezmann’s former agent accused him of running a “regime of terror” at the club. Messi, 33, was met by a pack of journalists at…

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Champions League Draw: Messi Vs Ronaldo in Tough Group Stage

Champions League Draw: Messi Vs Ronaldo in Tough Group Stage

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face off in the Champions League group stage for the first time as Juventus and Barcelona were drawn together in Group G. Holders Bayern Munich will face Atletico Madrid, while Manchester United were drawn in the same group as Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig,…

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Messi returns to barcelona training ground

Messi returns to barcelona training ground

Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Monday, almost two weeks after he told the club he desired to leave. After reluctantly changing his mind, Messi was back with the team to prepare for the…

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Man City crunch numbers for Messi deal

Man City crunch numbers for Messi deal

While several steps are necessary to make a partnership a reality, Manchester City are performing their due diligence surrounding a potential pursuit of Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to ESPN’s Moises Llorens and Rodrigo Faez. Llorens and Faez reported…

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Upset Messi Looking to leave Barcelona

Upset Messi Looking to leave Barcelona

Lionel Messi is so irritated with Barcelona that he could leave when his contract expires next summer. The 33-year-old is upset that recent reports make him look responsible for the club’s troubles, and he’s frustrated about the squad’s…

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Messi’s Barcelona exit clause expires

Messi’s Barcelona exit clause expires

Lionel Messi will not leave Barcelona this summer after he opted not to activate a clause in his contract that allows him to depart before his deal expires next year, according to ESPN. In 2017, Messi…

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Barcelona defeats Leganes in Copa del Rey

Barcelona defeats Leganes in Copa del Rey

Barcelona sealed their spot in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals thanks to an emphatic 5-0 victory at home to Leganes on Thursday night. After struggling to overcome Segunda B side UD Ibiza last week with Lionel Messi left at home,…

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Barcelona defeats Atletico Madrid, moves to the top

Barcelona defeats Atletico Madrid, moves to the top

Lionel Messi hit a extraordinary late goal to give Barcelona a 1-0 victory at title rivals Atletico Madrid which saw the champions reclaim top spot in La Liga from Real Madrid on Sunday. The Argentine, playing…

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Messi breaks Ronaldo UCL record in 700th game

Messi breaks Ronaldo UCL record in 700th game

Barcelona´s captain, Lionel Messi, scored once and set up two goals, as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1, to qualify for the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday. In doing so, Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s…