Category: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi finally finds his ruthless edge vs. Chelsea as Paulinho struggles

Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth match to earn a draw for Barcelona. In Germany, Bayern Munich took a giant step toward the quarterfinals against Besiktas. Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona return to the Camp Nou ahead […]

Lionel Messi and Barcelona aren’t invincible – Chelsea’s Pedro

ESPN’s Gemma Soler and Mark Ogden tackle the big story lines surrounding the Champions League encounter between Chelsea and Barcelona. Chelsea forward Pedro is looking forward to the challenge of facing former teammate Lionel Messi in the Champions League on Tuesday, but has cautioned that, while Messi might be the […]

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi gets another shot at UCL bogey team Chelsea

The ESPN FC panel explain why they doubt the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona will be another instant classic. The two club rivals Lionel Messi has faced most often in his record-shredding career are Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Across 72 matches against those La Liga foes, the […]

Barcelona Lionel Messi sets record after hitting woodwork in win at Eibar

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen tells ESPN the difference manager Ernesto Valverde has made to Barcelona. Barcelona head coach, Ernesto Valverde believes his side’s victory against Eibar was a good test in the build-up to their Champions League game with Chelsea. Goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba were enough for Barcelona […]

Barcelona Lionel Messi better than Chelsea Eden Hazard says Thomas Vermaelen

The ESPN FC panel explain why they doubt the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona will be another classic. The ESPN FC panel explain why they doubt the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona will be another classic. Thomas Vermaelen said Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is “world-class” and that […]

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi cried after 2012 Champions League exit – Alexis Sanchez

After a month-long spell on the sidelines, Ernesto Valverde reflects on Ousmane Dembele’s frustrating return and 27-minute cameo against Getafe. The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho’s time at Manchester United. Plus, what’s Barcelona’s best formation with the addition of Philippe Coutinho? Alexis Sanchez […]

AFA president hopes Lionel Messi plays fewer games for Barcelona

MLS MVP Diego Valeri chats with the FC crew about a surprising offseason for Portland and the case for fellow Argentinian Lionel Messi as the best ever. Lionel Messi hopes that Argentina will reach another World Cup final, but admits he’s focusing on the group stage first. Argentina Football Association […]

Transfer Rater Messi to CSL Pulisic to Man United Herrera to Milan

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging […]

Lionel Messi linked with China move Liverpool back in for Thomas Lemar

The January window might have just shut, but Transfer Talk still has the updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Messi wanted in China Lionel Messi is a target for big-spending Hebei China Fortune in what would be a landmark transfer for the Chinese Super League, reports Mundo […]

Neymar beating Messi and Ronaldo stats but needs silverware

PSG’s forward Neymar insists whilst he is happy at the club he is also happy to be linked with big clubs in the transfer window as it shows he is in good form. ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens explains why Neymar is constantly linked with Real Madrid so soon after arriving […]

Lionel Messi-Gerard Pique connection salvages draw for Barcelona

Gerard Pique headed home Lionel Messi’s free kick to earn Barcelona a point. Barcelona came from behind with Gerard Pique’s late goal salvaging a 1-1 draw against Espanyol on Sunday, in a spiky Catalan derby on a waterlogged pitch in Cornella. The Catalans maintained their unbeaten run in La Liga, […]

David Beckham’s Miami team could attract Messi and Ronaldo – Adrian Heath

Celebrities such as Lionel Messi, Will Smith, Jay-Z, Tom Brady and more pass along their congratulations to David Beckham on his new MLS franchise. Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath believes Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo could join David Beckham’s new MLS club in Miami. Earlier this week, a group headed […]

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick shuts down Lionel Messi question

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick faced the media for the final time ahead of Super Bowl LII and, unlikely as it may sound, faced a question about Lionel Messi. Hoping for a quote that would play well in his home country, an Argentinian journalist politely asked Belichick to […]

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi ‘spectacular to watch’ – Ernesto Valverde

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez combined for Barcelona’s only goal on Thursday. BARCELONA — Lionel Messi is “spectacular” to watch says Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde, who hailed the Argentine’s decisive setup in his side’s Copa del Rey win on Thursday. Messi was once again the catalyst for Barcelona as they […]

Valverde learning how to play Messi and Coutinho together

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should be paid same – Pellegrini

The FC crew assess the impact Real Madrid’s “BBC” trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo had on the club’s win over Valencia in their first start together in 280 days. Real Madrid snapped a four-match road winless run in La Liga, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s pair of penalties […]

Man United Lionel Messi biggest digital presence in China – study

As Jose Mourinho nears his 100th game in charge of Manchester United, take a look back at his Old Trafford journey the past few years. As Jose Mourinho nears his 100th game in charge of Manchester United, take a look back at his Old Trafford journey the past few years. […]

Neymar had to leave Lionel Messi’s shadow, succeed on his own – Dani Alves

Edinson Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time goalscoring record at PSG and Neymar scored twice in a 4-0 rout over Montpellier. PSG’s forward Neymar insists whilst he is happy at the club he is also happy to be linked with big clubs in the transfer window as it shows he is […]

Lionel Messi dazzles Samuel Umtiti imperious in Barcelonas Copa del Rey win

Lionel Messi discusses Barca’s recent tough clash with Espanyol and the latest additions of Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina. Ernesto Valverde discusses the many facets of Philippe Coutinho’s game after the Brazilian made his Barcelona debut off the bench against Espanyol. Barcelona reached the Copa del Rey semifinals for the […]

Lionel Messi a natural who is playing another sport – Carlos Tevez

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde is confident Philippe Coutinho will continue to develop at the club after he made his debut in their 2-0 win over Espanyol in the Copa del Ray. Ernesto Valverde discusses the many facets of Philippe Coutinho’s game after the Brazilian made his Barcelona debut off the bench […]