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Barca’s Messi, Suarez, Neymar reunited for Celtic clash

​ Barcelona boss Luis Enrique named star trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar together in his starting line-up for the first time in four months for Celtic’s visit to the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Neymar missed Barca’s start to the campaign due to his duties in winning Olympic gold with Brazil, whilst Messi and Suarez were benched for Barca’s ...

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Messi, Iniesta cancel Turkey charity match appearance

Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi and teammate, Andres Iniesta, have not travelled to Turkey for a charity match in Antalya, the club said on Saturday in a statement. It said that both players had remained in Spain following the attempted military coup in Turkey. It noted that several current and former leading players had committed to play in the match in ...

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Messi to exit Barcelona in 2018

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona in 2018, according to a report by Spanish outlet Cadena COPE.The Argentine is thought to be weighing up his future with the Catalan club as he continues to be hounded by legal issues in Spain.Messi would be 31 upon the expiry of his contract and could well opt for a move to another big European ...

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Nigerian legends to play with Maradona, Messi

​ Nigerian football legends, Nwankwo Kanu and Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha will team up with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Diego Maradona as they set to feature at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o on July 16. Kanu Nwankwo. The 35-year-old who currently plays for Turkish side Antalyaspor will host 23 great footballers both ...

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Don’t Quit, Maradona, Argentine President Beg Messi

​ Diego Maradona insists Lionel Messi must not follow through on his vow to quit international football . Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri has also personally contacted Messi to try and persuade the Barcelona star to not quit the national team . An emotional Messi dropped a bombshell following Argentina’ s heartbreaking 4 – 2 penalty shoot – out loss to ...

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Messi can stay at Barcelona until he retires – Bartomeu

    The club’s president says he hopes the Argentine stays at Camp Nou for years to come and admits that they are not thinking about a move for Paul Pogba Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said he would like Lionel Messi to stay at the club until he retires. The Argentine has been at the Blaugrana since he was ...

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Messi: Penalty problems frustrate me

The Barcelona star believes goalkeepers are wising up to his tactics from the spot but concedes his record from 12 yards has not been good enough Lionel Messi admits he is deeply frustrated with his success rate from penalties this season. Barcelona and Argentina star Messi has missed four penalties for club and country this term, including against Manchester City ...

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Ronaldo and Messi don’t save lives!’ – Mourinho baffled by footballers’ influence

  The Portuguese coach continues to be amazed at the status of footballers when compared to people from other professions Jose Mourinho is baffled at the influence on society of footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, considering they “don’t save lives”. The Chelsea boss – one of the most recognisable figures in football – believes people from other walks of ...

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Only Messi is faster than Salah on the ball – Montella

The coach says it seems like Fiorentina got the better deal by accepting the Egyptian and money from Chelsea for Juan Cuadrado, and commented on their Europa League progress Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has suggested that Mohamed Salah is only bested for pace with the ball at his feet by Barcelona ace Lionel Messi. The Egyptian attacker put in another ...

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Messi shirt sales astonishing – Braida

The Argentina star’s marketability has been hailed by Barcelona’s sporting director, who believes he is “economically unattainable” for nearly every club in the world Lionel Messi is most famous for the number of goals he scores but Barcelona’s sporting director Ariedo Braida has spoken of his astonishment at the number of the player’s shirts sold to his adoring fans. The ...

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Neymar: Messi is my best friend

The Brazilian admits his understanding with the hat-trick hero has blossomed after the pair helped to fire Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Levante Neymar says he has no better friend than Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi following the Argentine’s goalscoring rout at home to Levante on Sunday. The Brazilian opened the scoring for Luis Enrique’s men midway through the first ...

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