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Lionel Messi has no limits - he's the bloody boss! | liga-bbva | sport

Lionel Messi is the best football player in the world. And in history. And those who deny that are blind. Or don’t understand football. Or, simply, …

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Lionel Messi: The secret to my success is playing like I was a kid... I just love the game

• <b>Lionel Messi says he plays football like he did when he was younger</b>• <b><br>The Barcelona star feels having that mentality is key to his success</b>• <b><br>Messi is</b> …

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Luis Enrique: Messi is our leader, not Neymar

The Barcelona coach has dismissed the idea of the Brazilian forward single-handedly leading his side's attack in the absence of the Argentina international<p>Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Neymar will not be put under pressure to take the attacking burden left by Lionel Messi's injury absence.<p>The …

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Lionel Messi Goes to the Theatre with His Family, Gets Applauded by the Audience

Link to Media<p>Lionel Messi's so popular he gets standing ovations even when he's injured and off the pitch.<p>On Friday night, the injured Barcelona and Argentina superstar took his family out to the Tivoli Theatre in Barcelona. This much is normal.<p>When the unsuspecting movie-goers noticed Messi in the …

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Aguero: Messi is a 10, Ronaldo is three points lower

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has praised his close friend and team-mate Lionel Messi, joking that his Real Madrid rival, who wears the No.7 shirt, …

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Lionel Messi Told Barcelona Board: 'No More Watches' After 2006 CL Final Win

Link to Media<p>A new book featuring a selection of interesting and amusing stories from Barcelona's history is to be published by La Esfera de los Libros (in Spanish), with one such story recalling how a teenage Lionel Messi told the Barcelona board to get more creative with their rewards for the …

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Guardiola: Only Lionel Messi Doesn't Have to Do What I Say

Link to Media<p>Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has laid down the law to his squad ahead of the new Bundesliga season, warning them that only Barcelona star Lionel Messi doesn't have to follow his instructions.<p>"This year everybody will run as I want them to. I say how things are going to be, and …

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I'll run until it hurst for Lionel Messi, says Ivan Rakitic

The Barcelona midfielder has lauded both the Argentine and Xavi and says Luis Enrique has done amazing work<p>Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic claims …

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14 Pictures That Prove Thiago And Lionel Messi Make The Cutest Pair Ever

2 cute + 2 be = 4gotten.

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Superhuman Lionel Messi Takes Barcelona to Verge of Historic Treble

Link to Media<p>CAMP NOU, BARCELONA — For 19 minutes Athletic Bilbao believed they could get a result. This was not Barcelona's stadium; it was theirs. They were the home team, both for technical purposes and otherwise.<p>They had well over half the fans in the ground, and the Basques created an …

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Xavi is beyond words - Iniesta

The veteran midfielder is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season and his team-mate says he has been privileged to play alongside him<p>Andres Iniesta says there are no words to describe the legacy of Barcelona team-mate Xavi.<p>The 35-year-old has won eight Liga titles, three Champions Leagues, …

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Lionel Messi is the best player of all time, says Bayern's Pep Guardiola

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, the Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, said after Barça eliminated his side 5-3 on aggregate to reach next month’s Champions League final.<p>“He is the best player of all time,” Guardiola said. “I compare him with Pelé. I am so happy to see this …

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Barcelona's Neymar 'learning from my hero Lionel Messi every day'

Barca forward 'speechless' at Argentine's selfless attitude and says club must do all it can to buy Paul Pogba from Juventus<p>Neymar has admitted that he is still learning on a daily basis from training alongside Lionel Messi and said that the selfless qualities of his team-mate have literally left …

Neymar: I'll never forget Messi for giving me Cordoba penalty

The Brazilian was astounded that the Argentine, who is battling Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of Liga's top scorer, allowed him to take last weekend's spot-kick<p>Neymar says that Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is not only teaching him how to become a better player, but also a better person.<p>The …

Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich: Lionel Messi's Key Comments from Pre-Match Presser

Link to Media<p>Lionel Messi insists former boss Pep Guardiola has no advantage when bringing his Bayern Munich side to face Barcelona on Wednesday, and he warned the German outfit their current injury list is no excuse should they lose.<p>The Argentinian spoke to the press ahead of the mouthwatering …

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Raul: Messi's my best-ever opponent

The Real Madrid legend does not think he has ever faced a footballer as talented as the Barcelona No.10 throughout his long career<p>Real Madrid legend Raul believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the best player he has ever played against due to his ability to make “the impossible look easy”.<p>Messi …

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Hit for six - Lionel Messi chips in Barca's final goal against Getafe

<b>Lionel Messi scored this delightful goal in last night's 6-0 win against Getafe to enhance Barcelona's claims for the La Liga title.</b>

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Verratti: Messi more beautiful to watch than Ronaldo & Hazard

The Italy international thinks the Argentine is the toughest opponent he has faced and says he would love to emulate Andrea Pirlo in his career<p>Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti says Lionel Messi is the toughest player he has faced and the most captivating to watch, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo …

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Take a mindboggling tour of Steven Gerrard’s reported Malibu-mansion-to-be

If you’re a regular, run-of-the-mill Major League Soccer player up to a pretty damn good Major League Soccer player, stop reading now, because this …

Lionel Messi Named Highest-Paid Footballer Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar

Link to Media<p>Lionel Messi's total income for 2014—including his wages at Barcelona and numerous sponsorship deals—stood at a whopping £47.8 million ($71.3 million), making him the world's highest-paid footballer ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.<p>This is according to a survey by France Football …

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should swap teams

Barcelona needed a better goal-poacher to finish off Real Madrid on Sunday. Madrid needed a forward that doubles as a midfield metronome. El Clásico is getting weird.<p>Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two most compared players in the world, are fairly incomparable. Ronaldo is more of a pure …

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Pep Guardiola revels in Lionel Messi show as Barcelona beat Man City

Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola told Catalunya Radio it had been "a privilege" to witness Lionel Messi's masterclass against Manchester …

Lionel Messi delivers outrageous assist on Ivan Rakitic goal

Look at this pass!<p>Ivan Rakitic scored a great goal for Barcelona here to extend their lead over Manchester City, but this is all about the pass. What an absolutely ridiculous assist by Lionel Messi. So few players even see that this ball is available, and much, much fewer can actually play it.

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Messi's filthy nutmeg leaves Pep Guardiola in horror

A Lionel Messi nutmeg in Wednesday's Champions League action provoked a hilarious reaction from the soccer demigod's former coach.<p>And it all came at …

Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (Aggregate 3-1): Rakitic lobs City out of Champions League

The phrase in Spanish is <i>ganar sin despeinarse.</i> It means to win without even having to mess your hair up and, though Manchester City did briefly threaten to make something implausible happen, they were powerless ultimately to prevent this being one of those occasions. They were outclassed for the …

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Lionel Messi sets records as Barcelona takes Real Madrid's La Liga lead

Follow us on @CNNSport and like us on Facebook.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Real Madrid's star-studded attacking force might be struggling to fire, but Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has no such problems with his wealth of talent up front.<p>Sunday's 6-1 demolition of Rayo Vallecano put the Catalan side one point above Real …

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi: I'm not the player I was

The Blaugrana forward concedes that he has to pay special attention to his physical condition with age and but says that he has become far wiser in recent years at Camp Nou<p>Barcelona star Lionel Messi admits he is a very different player to the one who burst on to the scene a decade ago.<p>The …

Barcelona Transfer News: Andres Iniesta Desires to Retain Lionel Messi

Link to Media<p>Andres Iniesta believes Lionel Messi is "fundamental" to the future of Barcelona and hopes his team-mate resides at the Camp Nou for many years to come.<p>Both players are rightfully regarded as living legends in the Blaugrana's history, but while Iniesta's influence is waning, Messi …

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