Stories tagged: lionel messi
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
Lionel Messi will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk as rivals for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award. But not Neymar. When the long list of 30 candidates was announced …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave a glimpse of what the duo can achieve for Barcelona, but the partnership didn’t last long because of another injury to Messi.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019
Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.
Tue., July 23, 2019
Lionel Messi was suspended from Argentina’s first qualifying march for the 2022 World Cup and fined $1,500 by South American soccer’s governing body. CONMEBOL said its decision resulted from Messi’s …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
Another elimination for Argentina and another missed opportunity for Lionel Messi to succeed with the national team. Messi’s streak without a title with Argentina has been extended after a 2-0 …
Wed., May 8, 2019
Lionel Messi wasn’t able to come to the rescue this time. Messi has come up with extraordinary goals and incredible assists for Barcelona over the years. And it was his …
Wed., March 13, 2019
Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. After a 0-0 first-leg draw, Luis Suarez …
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Lionel Messi has broken a bone in his right arm and will be sidelined for about three weeks.
UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018
Neymar needs Brazil to win the World Cup before he can be voted the world’s best player. That’s according to the world champion who first won FIFA’s top individual award. …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018
Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a five-minute span to lead France over Argentina 4-3 and into the World Cup quarterfinals. The loss could be the end of Lionel …
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018
Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup. Messi failed to give his team the lead when …
Mon., June 11, 2018
No player in modern soccer history has enjoyed a better run than Cristiano Ronaldo has had since the last World Cup.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Unbeaten Barcelona added to its domestic dominance by winning the Spanish league title for the third time in the last four seasons on Sunday.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award as the world’s best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Lionel Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe award on Friday for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016
We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired – and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
Barcelona says that Lionel Messi has hurt his left hamstring and may not play in Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Sat., July 2, 2016
Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital on Saturday to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement …
Sat., June 25, 2016
Another year, another final for Lionel Messi and Argentina.
Tue., June 21, 2016
Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …
Thu., June 9, 2016
Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.
Mon., April 4, 2016
The New York Rangers needed three tries before finally getting the win that clinched a postseason berth.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in six months because his coach Gerardo Martino says he needs some rest.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016
Carli Lloyd won soccer’s highest individual honor by being named FIFA’s women’s world player of the year and her coach, Jill Ellis, who was chosen FIFA’s top women’s coach for …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.
Sun., July 5, 2015
Lionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina’s national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Lionel Messi has yet another reason to be considered among the very best to have played football as he became the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer with 253 on Saturday. …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
SOCCER: Lionel Messi scored twice to tie Raul Gonzalez’s career record of 71 Champions League goals, and Barcelona won 2-0 at Ajax on Wednesday night to advance to the tournament’s …
Thu., July 10, 2014
SAO PAULO – The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last. In the most important World Cup match to date in his epoch-shaping …
Wed., July 9, 2014
SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …