With the World Cup next year in Brazil, the match presents an opportunity for the teams to test themselves.
The 26-year-old star forward hurt his left leg in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday. Messi has been plagued by nagging muscle problems since the end of last season.
ZURICH (AP) — Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina. The 25-year-old won […]
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world and his Barcelona team is the top-rated club, according to the inaugural AP Global Soccer 10 rankings released Tuesday by The Associated […]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller’s 39-year-old record for goals in a European club season, scoring a hat trick for Barcelona in a 4-1 win over Malaga on Wednesday night to raise […]
Instead of playing for a third Champions League title in four years, Barcelona is finished while Chelsea lives on, trying to win its first.
That debate has long centered around Pele and Diego Maradona, but many have started including Messi after a series of outstanding performances with Barcelona.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to become the first player since 1973 with 60 goals in a season for a club in a major European league, leading Barcelona to a 4-1 win […]
PARIS (AP) — Clearly, the Oscar will go to the wrong guy. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, best actor? Pah! What about Dani Alves or Bryan Carrasco? If those names don’t sound familiar then, like Hollywood’s […]