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Monday, Apr 19

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Fans compare Gunners centurion Miedema to Messi and Ronaldo ahead of Brighton clash

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VIVIANNE MIEDEMA has Arsenal fans ranking her alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi following her 100th appearance for the Gunners. And the Dutch forward is now just eight goals short of scoring one hundred times for the club after…

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Michael Jordan ranked greatest sports stars of all time in new poll with Lionel Messi finishing above Cristiano Ronaldo

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MICHAEL JORDAN has been named the greatest sportsperson of all-time by fans around the globe. The basketball star won six NBA titles in his glittering career along with a brief venture into baseball and, of course, Hollywood thanks to…

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among best XI of European Super League players who could be BANNED from World Cup

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LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo headline the best XI of players in the European Super League who are facing a World Cup ban. Twelve of Europe’s top clubs are leading a ring-fenced, closed-shop breakaway league with no relegation. The…

Sunday, Apr 18

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Messi’s dad and agent in Barcelona and set for crunch talks with club over star’s new contract

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BARCELONA are set for crunch talks over Lionel Messi’s contract situation after the player’s father landed in the city. Jorge Messi was seen taking in a Barcelona B match on Sunday having flown in from his Miami home. It was his first…

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Barcelona players queue up to get Lionel Messi snap after Copa del Rey win over Athletic Bilbao

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The Barcelona players queued up and one-by-one walked up with a sheepish grin to join captain Lionel Messi for a picture with him and, seemingly less importantly, the Copa del Rey trophy.

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David Beckham claims Lionel Messi embarrassed him and forced him into retirement during PSG clash vs Barcelona

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DAVID BECKHAM has revealed he was embarrassed into retiring by Lionel Messi. The Manchester United and England legend, now 45, brought down the curtain to his illustrious career with a stint at Paris Saint-Germain in 2013. And it was over…

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Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona, says president, after moment of genius seals Copa del Rey

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Messi scored a sensational individual goal midway through the second half

Barcelona: Spanish papers heap praise on Lionel Messi after winning their 31st Copa del Rey title

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The Argentine superstar, 33, was in fine form with two glorious goals as the Catalan club ran riot in an emphatic 4-0 victory as they dominated the front pages of the Spanish papers.

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Georginio Wijnaldum 'still holding out for Barcelona move as he wants to link up with Lionel Messi'

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The Liverpool midfielder's contract expires this summer, and the Spanish giants have long been linked with signing him, although that was called into question by the club's dire financial position

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Messi stars as Barcelona thrash Athletic Bilbao to lift Copa del Rey

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There were seventy minutes gone in the 2021 Copa del Rey final when Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi did what Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi do, replicating the move they have produced a thousand times to round off a final that ended in familiar…

Messi sings the praises of Barcelona's next generation after 'extra special' Copa del Rey triumph

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Lionel Messi hailed Barcelona's new generation as he lifted the Copa del Rey. Antoine Griezmann subsequently said he felt Messi was happy with the Catalan giants.

Saturday, Apr 17

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Athletic Bilbao 0-4 Barcelona: Lionel Messi scores twice as Barca win Copa del Rey

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Barcelona score four goals in 12 minutes - including a brilliant strike from Lionel Messi - to thrash Athletic Bilbao and win the Copa del Rey.

Bilbao 0 Barcelona 4: Watch Lionel Messi’s moment of genius as he finishes jaw-dropping team move to win Copa del Rey

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LIONEL MESSI fired in a double as Barcelona ran riot against Athletic Bilbao to win the Spanish Cup. Messi scored twice in five minutes – including finishing an outrageous team move – with Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie De Jong also on the…

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta's announcement on Lionel Messi contract talks

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Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to pen a new deal at the Nou Camp with club president Joan Laporta offering an update on contract talks

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Messi's conditions for staying at Barcelona laid out as contract nears end

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Lionel Messi made moves to leave Barcelona in the summer and is yet to sign a new deal ahead of a possible exit at the end of the season with his contract still to be negotiated

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident Lionel Messi will STAY at the Nou Camp

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident Lionel Messi will stay at the Nou Camp beyond his current deal. The Argentine legend's contract is set to expire in the summer.

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Lionel Messi contract talks ‘progressing adequately’, claims Barcelona president in transfer blow to Man City

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BARCELONA president Joan Laporta is ‘convinced’ Lionel Messi will extend his contract, with talks ‘progressing adequately’. The Argentine has two months left on his current Nou Camp deal, with Manchester City and PSG among those monitoring…

Friday, Apr 16

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Barcelona offer Lionel Messi staggered pay packet, ambassador role and Haaland transfer in bid to convince him to stay

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BARCELONA have pulled out all the stops to try and convince Lionel Messi to stay, according to reports. The Catalan giants are said to have offered the Argentine a staggered pay packet, an ambassador role after he retires and the signing…

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Pochettino lifts lid on Messi, Mbappe and Neymar transfer links

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Lionel Messi's contract is up this summer while both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could be on the move if PSG are unable to get their star duo to sign new contracts

Thursday, Apr 15

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Higuain reveals secret to winning over Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on pitch having played with both superstars

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GONZALO HIGUAIN has revealed the secret to winning over Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi having playing with both down the years. No player has starred alongside the two GOAT rivals as many times as the Argentine striker. Higuain, 32,…