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After bagging 6th Ballon’d’Or, Messi reveals when he ‘ll retire

December 4, 2019 Editor 0

Lionel Messi has admitted on the back of his sixth Ballon d’Or triumph that “retirement is approaching”, but the Argentine hopes to enjoy “many more years” at the top and says Barcelona have nothing to worry about when it comes to his future. That will comes as a relief to those at Camp Nou, with it having already been revealed Read More

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Airplanes banned from flying over Lionel Messi’s house in Spain

November 9, 2019 Editor 0

According to reports, planes are forbidden from flying over the area Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi ’s house is located. In March 2018, Spanish airline, Vueling said in an interview that planes weren’t allowed to fly over Messi’s House in EL Prat Barcelona, and because of that, El Prat’s airport wouldn’t develop or expand. Sánchez-Prieto was busy explaining why a plan Read More

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‘Messi-ful’ Barcelona suffer shock La Liga loss

November 2, 2019 Editor 0

Lionel Messi scored again but was helpless to prevent Barcelona conceding three goals in seven minutes on Saturday as Levante stormed to a surprise 3-1 victory in La Liga. Messi converted a first-half penalty at the City of Valencia Stadium for his sixth goal in five games only for Levante to stun the defending champions with an incredible treble shortly Read More

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Ballon d’Or: Mbappe can take over from Messi, Ronaldo if…

October 24, 2019 Editor 0

Kylian Mbappe must move away from Paris Saint Germain in order to follow in the footsteps of multiple Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Rivaldo. Since bursting onto the European stage with Monaco in the 2015-16 season, Mbappe has emerged as one of the most exciting young players on the continent, while also excelling at international level with France. The Read More

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FIFA player award: How Messi, Ronaldo voted

September 24, 2019 Editor 0

Forensic auditing of the voting pattern has shown that Messi as Argentina captain voted for Ronaldo as his second in a choice of three players.  His number one choice was Senegal’s Sadio Mane while the third was Frenkie De Jong. Surprisingly, Ronaldo, who also as captain of Portugal, did not vote for Messi. Instead, he opted for Matthijs De ligt Read More

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FIFA best footballer award: Ronaldo shuns event, greets Messi from home

September 24, 2019 Editor 0

Cristiano Ronaldo opted to stay at home on Monday night as arch rival Lionel Messi swept another gong at FIFA’s Best Awards.  With Lionel Messi winning The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for a record sixth time, his rival and five-time winner, Ronaldo who abstained from the ceremony has greeted the Barcelona player with a post on Instagram. Ronaldo was also among the Read More

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Copa America: Brazil beat Messi’s Argentina, land in final

July 3, 2019 Editor 0

Barcelona star Lionel Messi tried his best to steal the show but a poor overall performance from Argentina has seen Brazil triumph 2-0 in their Copa America semi-final.   Brazil opened the scoring in the 19th minute via Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus with Messi doing his best to get his nation back in the contest. Having admitted to struggling so far this Copa America , the Barcelona man looked back to his Read More

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Messi, Ronaldo missing in 1st X1 most valuable players

June 14, 2019 Editor 0

The CIES Football Observatory has published a list of the hundred players with the highest market value across the five major leagues (see the table below). Among the variables considered in the new and improved algorith, are factors such as age, contract restrictions, playing position, minutes played, goals scored, national team activity and team results. Most valuable XI The top three players in the Read More

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After netting 600th career goal, Messi is UEFA player of the week

May 3, 2019 Editor 0

Lionel Messi has been named the UEFA Player of the Week following Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Liverpool in their first leg Champions League semi final clash at Camp Nou. The Argentine star scored two second half goals to hand the Spanish champions a sizeable advantage going into the second leg at Anfield. Luis Saurez had earlier put Barca ahead in Read More

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Another ‘miracle’ drive: Will Man Utd pull fresh UEFA Champions League upset?

April 16, 2019 Editor 0

Barcelona have not lost at home in the Champions League since 2013.  If Manchester United are to progress to the semi-finals they will have to do something the last 30 visitors to the Camp Nou in Europe have failed to do.  Looking at some of the teams who have tested Barcelona this season, Sportsmail asks how their weaknesses can best be exposed. Barcelona’s 4-3-3 can leave Read More

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Messi overtakes Ronaldo as World highest paid footballer

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

Lionel Messi is the best-paid player on the planet as he rakes in an astonishing £7.3million a month before tax – nearly twice the amount that Cristiano Ronaldo does at Juventus. In L’Equipe’s annual salary report, the French news outlet revealed who the 10 best-paid footballers in Europe are going by monthly wage before tax. Of these 10, five play in Spain, Read More

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Barca plot Neymar return

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Barcelona are keen to re-sign Neymar but the Catalan club are waiting for both the Brazilian and his father to mount serious pressure on Paris Saint-Germain in such regard. Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St Germain during the 2017 summer window, but he has recently linked with a phenomenal return. In a report by Mundo Deportivo, many key figures at Barcelona would love Read More

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Mesmerised Messi, reigning Ronaldo

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

Today (Saturday, June 23, 2018) is exactly 10 days the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup currently ongoing in faraway Russia began with teams battling to find their feet. There have been a whole lot of upset which have thrown bookmakers off balance in a competition meant to last up to four uninterrupted weeks. In case you haven’t been following Read More