Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi was in sensational form as Argentina swept away Bolivia to take another step towards qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. Lionel Messi was responsible for all the three goals as Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0 at home to make it two successive wins in the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
Messi and Argentina have won two straight games in the qualifiers for the World Cup tournament next year since the late collapse against hosts Colombia in June.
Argentina established a two-goal lead inside ten minutes against the Colombians thanks to the goals from new Tottenham Hotspur recruit Cristian Romero and Leandro Paredes before the hosts fought back with two second half goals. Continue reading “MESSI HITS TREBLE AGAINST BOLIVIA”
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are currently in a financial crisis and they have a lot of work to do in order to get out of the situation they are in presently. The Blaugrana are, as of the moment, unable to register Lionel Messi as their player for the coming La Liga season because the wage structure of the league restricts them from spending as much as they will be doing if the player signs another contract at the club. There has been a few reasons for the delay in Messi signing a new Barcelona contract and while one of them is due to the fact that he is currently away on international duty with his country Argentina, the other one is due to his wage demands.
Messi, before officially becoming a free agent on the 30th of June after his previous contract expired, earned over a million pounds per week but that was before Barca signed Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay this summer. The Catalan giants completed the signing of former Manchester City striker Agüero and ex-Lyon attacker Depay as free agents this summer but even though they completed the signings without paying any transfer fee, they would still have to pay their wages, and that’s where there’s a problem. Continue reading “REVEALED: SECOND RICHEST BARCA PLAYER AFTER MESSI”
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé has revealed that it is very impossible to match the achievements of football’s two greatest players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a recent interview. Mbappé, alongside a couple of other top young stars in the world of football, has been linked as the likely players who would have an outstanding career and come close to matching a couple of records set by Ronaldo and Messi in their illustrious careers. However, France international star Mbappé has revealed that it’s something impossible to happen.
Speaking in a recent interview, when asked if he thinks he is capable of going down in history as a footballer that could either match, surpass, or come close to Ronaldo and Messi’s career records, Mbappé said that the two legends have achieved so much in football judging by their career numbers and added that it is an impossible task to come close to any of those records. Continue reading “MBAPPÉ: IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO MATCH MESSI AND RONALDO”
As a football fan, one of the debates you would have to engage yourself in at some point is the Ronaldo vs Messi debate. The debate has gone on for several years and it’s not looking like it will stop anytime soon. Both players have dominated the game in the last decade and have recorded major achievements that have seen them cement their names in the history of the game.
Higuain has now joined the bandwagon of everyone that has ever engaged in such debate, with the former Argentina international striker claiming that he is one of the few people in the best position to have a clear understanding and analysis of the two stars. Continue reading “HIGUAIN COMPARES MESSI AND RONALDO”
Barcelona have lodged an appeal against the two-match ban handed to club skipper Lionel Messi by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). He was slammed with the ban as a result of his red card in the final moments of the Spanish Super Cup final encounter with Athletic Bilbao. His red card overshadowed the Spanish Super Cup triumph for Athletic Bilbao.
Lionel Messi lashed out Asier Villalibre as Barcelona tried to get the equaliser needed to force penalties at the end of extra time. It was the first red card for Lionel Messi in his club career. The Argentine international player has previously been sent off twice in the colours of his country. Continue reading “BARCELONA APPEAL MESSI BAN”
Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed how training with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi left him speechless while he was at the club. In an exclusive interview with DAZN, Kevin-Prince Boateng talked about his short Barcelona spell and how it was like to train with Lionel Messi, who’s widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of the round leather game.
Kevin-Prince Boateng currently plays his club football for Italian Serie B club Monza and he has scored two goals in six league outings for his new club. He left Italian topflight side Fiorentina at the end of last season on the back of him returning from his short term loan spell at Turkish Super League giants Besiktas. Continue reading “TRAINING WITH MESSI LEFT PLAYER SPEECHLESS”
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has called for unity among fans, players, and team management at the club. His appeal follows some negative publicity Camp Nou has got following his open desire to leave the club. This was preceded by another of the club’s legend Suarez leaving for Athletico Madrid this year, a move that was criticized by Messi as the club’s failure.
Speaking for only the second time since the dispute with the club’s management became public, Messi said it is time for all to put behind the controversies and unite in everybody’s best interest. The Argentinian star who has been with the club since 2005, had openly desired to leave it after it suffered a humiliating loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final recently. The German club inflicted an 8-2 loss on Barcelona. Continue reading “Messi for Barcelona Unity”
Barcelona are eager to bring in a new striker this summer. Following the injury to Luis Suárez, Barca made a move to sign a replacement in January. They made a move for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. No deal materialized as the Gunners captain remained with his club.
Frenkie de Jong has revealed he will like to follow in the footsteps of Lionel Messi and retire at Barcelona. The Camp Nou crowd are forever grateful for perhaps the greatest player to wear their jersey and would be thrilled to hear other up and coming talents are already setting their sight to replicate such loyalty.
The hype that followed his
signing has made every appearance to be thoroughly scrutinized. For Ajax, he
remains their most priced asset among the team of younglings that pulled more
than their wait to make it to the semifinal stage of the champions league only
to be denied an entry into the final by Lucas Moura.
Messi has been having a busy season. In the beginning, in September this year, he talked about how he and the team were trying to retain Neymar for the summer months. Neymar and his exit from the team of Paris Saint Germain was in the news for a while, especially when the Brazilian talked about his want to come back to Barcelona. He has left Messi’s team for Paris two years back.
executives of PSG stated that the star player lacked commitment and that he was
looking to come back to Real Madrid. However, no deal was formed and Neymar
continues to play for Paris. Messi admits that he also wanted the player to
return but no demands were made. The Argentine stated that there had been
several discussions made but that the player was not asked to sign up. The team
simply stated that they would want Neymar back if he wanted to come but there
were several obstacles such as his present contract and the way he had left the
team two years back.