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MESSI HITS TREBLE AGAINST BOLIVIA

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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”

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REVEALED: SECOND RICHEST BARCA PLAYER AFTER MESSI

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.

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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.
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MBAPPÉ: IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO MATCH MESSI AND RONALDO

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.

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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.
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BARCELONA APPEAL MESSI BAN

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”

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MESSI TO BREAK MORE RECORDS IN LA LIGA

Lionel Messi is set to break more records in the La Liga this term with Barcelona. Barca arefavourites to retain the title despite the expected increased competition from Real Madrid and Atletico. The Argentine may miss his team’s first game in the La Liga on Friday when they face Athletic Bilbao.

Messi is not yet cleared to feature as he recovers from a calf injury. He was not even in the team that faced Napoli in the United States as he focuses on returning to action quickly. Messi is expected to recover and claim the highest goalscorer in the new season, equaling Hugo Sanchez’s record for four in a row. He has scored 33 hat tricks and could equal the 34 Cristiano Ronaldo holds in the La Liga. Messi has won the Pichichi six times already, tied with TelmoZarra. He is expected to break off this season.

Messi is Europe’s top scorer for three straight seasons. He is expected to continue in this light, making it seven times in total. In terms of assists, El Clasicoand Best Player in the league, there is none that compares to Messi.

All these were the talking points as Ronaldo claims he is the King of the Champions League in his latest documentary with DAZN. The 33-year old Juve star claims winning the Champions League with multiple clubs gives him the edge over his rival. Ronaldo has won the UCL five times, once at United and four at Real Madrid compared to Messi winning all four times at Barcelona.

Ronaldo said being the top scorer for six years, winning as many UCL titles and with two different teams powers his claim to identify with the European elite tournament. He said money aside, making a name in the annals of history is all he thinks of each morning he sees a new day.

Fans obsessed with Ronaldo’s comments, largely agreeing with him as the UCL King for now, but no one comes close to Messi in the La Liga which starts soon.

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AJAX STAR TALKS ABOUT PLAYING WITH MESSI

Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong revealed his delight about the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi next season. De Jong was one of the breakout stars of the season guiding Ajax to the domestic treble and leading the team to an unfancied semifinal run in the Champions League.

The 22-year-old had earlier in January agreed a £75 million transfer to Barcelona in the summer and he spoke to the media in the aftermath of Ajax 4-1 victory at De Graafschap.
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MESSI IS HUNGRY FOR MORE GOALS

A well-taken goal against Eibar last time out helped legendary forward Lionel Messi reach another major landmark in his career, and he has paid tribute to his teammates for his latest achievement.

The Barcelona forward was full of praise for his teammates in the aftermath of the game against Eibar at the Nou Camp which saw him register his 400th La Liga goal.
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MESSI EXPECTED TO FEATURE AGAINST BETIS

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is expected to make his return this weekend against Real Betis in the La Liga. The Argentinehas been out of action for three weeks after fracturing his arm against Sevilla. He has had to sit out five games, including the high profile El Clasico clash against Real Madrid and the Champions League game against Inter Milan on Tuesday.

Messi wanted to force a return midweek but the coach Ernesto Valverde had to plead with him to reconsider as Barca were doing great without him and were almost certain of qualifying from the group. Nonetheless Messi trained and even travelled with his teammates to Italy for the clash.
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Fabregas Will Try To Make Messi “Uncomfortable”

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has promised to make his former teammate at Barcelona Lionel Messi “uncomfortable” when both sides clash at the Camp Nou. Both sides are set to clash on Wednesday for the return leg of the Round of 16 Champions League clash. The first leg ended 1-1 with Willian and Messi scoring.

The 30-year old Spaniard said he is stoked to meet the Barca side and will be at his best at the crucial game. The Blues’ best bet will be to hold the attacks from the Catalan side and get a lucky break that will send them to the next round. So far the reverse fixtures have been a bit shocking.

Liverpool played out a barren draw against Porto in the second leg at Anfield and Manchester City lost at home to Basel 2-1. Tottenham, who put up a spirited performance against Juventus in the first leg, lost at home to the Italian side 2-1 despite going up first. Recently Manchester United lost at home to the poorest Sevilla side in recent years to crash out of the coveted competition.

“If I am lucky enough to play, it’s true that we are positioned in nearby areas of the pitch, stopping [Messi] will be difficult but I will try to do everything possible so that he feels uncomfortable and can’t put together a perfect performance.  I see him as a rival who wants to win, and I want the same thing,” Fabregas promised ahead of the game.

Chelsea have history in the favour and going by recent developments in the knockout stage this term, it would not be far off for the Antonio Conte led side to shock Barca at home.