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The Ballon d’Or is still defined by Ronaldo-Messi rivalry

With the 23-man shortlist for the prestigious award released, Goal's Brendon Netto suggests that the Ballon d'Or is still only a two-horse race as one of sport's greatest rivalr...

29/10/2014 20:57

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

How Pedro Leon Became Victimised by Real Madrid and Getafe

A verbal punching bag under former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, Pedro Leon is once again the victim. This time, however, it's at Getafe—the club that propelled him to stardom (albeit, fleeting stardom).  "You [journalists] talk of Pedro Leon as if he was [Zinedine] Zidane or [Diego] M

29/10/2014 13:01

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Ancelotti Is Right: Blatter's Comments Further Pollute Ballon d'Or Process

Even when Sepp Blatter is right, he's wrong. On Tuesday the FIFA president quite controversially opined that Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, and not Argentina captain Lionel Messi, should have won the Golden Ball at the 2014 World Cup. "I think the decision was an incorrect one," he

29/10/2014 12:12 News - English - India

Sabella: Messi sacrificed himself for Argentina

The 27-year-old has been criticised for failing to score during the knockout stages of Brazil 2014 but the ex-Albiceleste coach says it was down to the forward accepting a deepe...

29/10/2014 10:04 News - English - India

Valdano: Messi has lost his ability to disrupt a defence

The World Cup winner feels last weekend's Clasico showed that the Barcelona ace is struggling to adapt to what he suspects has been an injury-enforced change of position

29/10/2014 06:29

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti Slams Sepp Blatter over Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d'Or Snub

Carlo Ancelotti has bitterly criticised FIFA chairman Sepp Blatter for failing to back star forward Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2014 Ballon d'Or. Ancelotti has lamented Blatter's choice to proclaim Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as more deserving of the title. The two headline a 23-player list featuring some familiar candidates, per

29/10/2014 05:31

Yepes: James can challenge Cristiano, Messi

Mario Yepes, Colombia’s captain at Brazil 2014, spoke to about the Real Madrid No10’s chances of victory in the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014.  

29/10/2014 04:48 News - English - India

Ronaldo, Neuer and Robben deserve to be Ballon d'Or top three & Messi should miss out

After Fifa revealed their 23-man shortlist for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or, Goal's editors around the world voted on which three stars should finish on the podium

29/10/2014 02:27 News - English - India

Luis Enrique tells Messi: My advice is to avoid injections

The Argentine reportedly required painkillers before the Clasico and his coach has made his feelings on the subject clear despite leaving all decisions to the medical staff

28/10/2014 17:35

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Ballon d'Or 2014: La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the world with the rest forced to follow

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the world but midfielders' hard graft wins games, and no one is better than Phillip Lahm, writes Paul Hayward

28/10/2014 12:11

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Barcelona's Luis Suarez absent from FIFA's Ballon d'Or shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or has been released by FIFA, and the likes of Lionel Messi and current award holder Cristiano Ronaldo, are in the running to win the prestigious award. Barcelona hitman Luis Suarez, is the most notable absentee from the list, despite having had ...

28/10/2014 11:44 News - English - India

Who made it on to the 23-man Fifa Ballon d'Or shortlist?

Find out who will join usual nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the race to be named the best player on the planet in January 2015

28/10/2014 11:00 News - English - India

Blatter: Messi didn't deserve World Cup 2014's Golden Ball

The Swiss footballing chief said it was "incorrect" to give the Argentina forward the award in retrospect, despite his goalscoring heroics in World Cup 2014's group stage

28/10/2014 10:22

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Maradona video allegedly showing footballer 'assaulting' girlfriend Rocio Oliva, 24, in domestic altercation emerges

Video footage allegedly showing Diego Maradona 'assaulting' his girlfriend Rocio Oliva has emerged.

28/10/2014 05:51

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Maradona video allegedly showing footballer 'assaulting' 24-year-old girlfriend Rocio Oliva in domestic altercation emerges

Video footage allegedly showing Diego Maradona 'assaulting' his girlfriend Rocio Oliva has emerged.

28/10/2014 05:51

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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi set to come to Manchester as Argentina name squad to face Portugal at Old Trafford next month

Just a month after the first El Clasico of the season, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could lock horns again in their never-ending battle to be the best player in the world.

28/10/2014 05:34

Ronaldo beats Messi to La Liga award

Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his delight at being named La Liga’s top performer for 2013/14, while Diego Simeone, Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Xavi were also honoured.

28/10/2014 04:28

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Ballon D'or 2014: The full 23-man shortlist featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria and Diego Costa

Cristiano Ronaldo is the bookmakers' favourite to win the 2014 Ballon D'or award for a second straigh

28/10/2014 04:25

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Ballon d'Or 2014: Luis Suarez omitted from 23-man shortlist as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale all included

Barcelona's former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been omitted from Fifa's 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon D'or award.

28/10/2014 01:22

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Ballon D'or 2014: Luis Suarez omitted from 23-man shortlist as Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale all included

Barcelona's former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been omitted from Fifa's 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon D'or award.

28/10/2014 01:22 News - English - India

Messi, Ronaldo & six Germans in Fifa Ballon d'Or contention

World football's governing body has announced the 23-men shortlist for the prestigious individual award, with the winner to be announced on January 12

28/10/2014 00:25

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Debra Messing and Will Chase Split After Over 2 Years of Dating

Debra Messing and Will Chase have split after dating for two-and-a-half-years. “Debra Messing and Will Chase have ended their two-and-a-half year relationship,” her rep told Us Weekly about the 46-year-old actress and 44-year-old actor, “but remain close friends.” Debra and Will began ...

27/10/2014 15:04

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Real Madrid 3 Barcelona 1: Are Lionel Messi's best days behind him?

Xavi Hernandez was taken off, Andres Iniesta limped off and Leo Messi proved utterly incapable of altering the course of events in a manner we might expect of a player considered by many to be the best in the world. 

26/10/2014 15:30

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Karim Benzema Shrugs off Uncertainty, but Gareth Bale Facing First-Team Fight

Twice the woodwork thwarted him, but he eventually got his goal. For the second time in four days, Karim Benzema was Real Madrid's outstanding player, first against Liverpool and now against Barcelona. "It's hard to talk about a star in this match but Benzema is on fire," Carlo Ancelotti beamed after watching his side overc

26/10/2014 06:23 News - English - India

The new Messi needs to change and five things we learned from the Clasico

COMMENT: The events at the Bernabeu have brought the two rivals closer in the standings but they appear to be heading in different directions in other areas

26/10/2014 00:51

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Maestro Messi couldn’t match my sensational strike, says relieved Erik Lamela

GIVEN their present predicament, the last person Newcastle will fancy facing today is a fired-up Erik Lamela.

25/10/2014 14:30

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Marcelo and Dani Carvajal Provide Platform for Real Madrid Win over Barcelona

Real Madrid full-backs Dani Carvajal and Marcelo were among the team’s most impressive performers in their 3-1 Clasico victory at home to Barcelona on Saturday evening. Madrid went behind

25/10/2014 11:29

Football - Fixtures, results, news, match reports, comment

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard prepares to face Manchester United with the world at his feet

Henry Winter: Under Jose Mourinho, Eden Hazard is flourishing, with many suggesting the Belgian could be the new Lionel Messi

25/10/2014 10:25

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Goals, Highlights from El Clasico

Real Madrid and Barcelona clashed in their first El Clasico of the season at the Bernabeu on Saturday night.  Madrid led by two goals late on, but it was Neymar who struck first in only the third minute to stun the hosts.  Neymar. Suarez assist — Leo Messi (@mess

25/10/2014 10:23 News - English - India

LIVE: Real Madrid v Barcelona

Will Luis Suarez make his Barca debut? Will Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo steal the show? We've got every angle covered with our LIVE commentary!

25/10/2014 08:31

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news: Luis Suarez starts in El Clasico

Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut after manager Luis Enrique opted to start the £75m striker against bitter rivals Real Madrid.

25/10/2014 08:15 News - English - India

Calhanoglu, Sterling and Berardi included on 2014 Golden Boy shortlist

The trio have been included on a 40 strong list of candidates who have been nominated for the award, with past winners including Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero

25/10/2014 03:51

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico: live

Join Alan Tyers for live coverage of El Clasico - Luis Suarez's return, Ronaldo v Messi, Spain v Catalonia ... it should be a cracker

25/10/2014 02:47 News - English - India

Follow the Clasico LIVE! with Goal

The clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona kicks off later on Saturday - will Lionel Messi and Co. prevail or can Cristiano Ronaldo and his Blancos cohorts triumph?

25/10/2014 02:00 News - English - India

Henry, Ibrahimovic, Villa - how Barcelona's striker signings fared alongside Messi

ANALYSIS: With the Argentine set to feature with Luis Suarez for the first time, Goal looks at how he has got on with the centre-forwards brought in during his time at Camp Nou

25/10/2014 01:00 News - English - India

Messi said 'don't cheat on me' - Aguero

The Argentine has joked about the closeness of his friendship with his compatriot after speaking about their room-sharing arrangements on international duty

24/10/2014 15:37

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Luis Suarez itching to bounce back from crushing ban

Working on Suarez’s autobiography, Crossing The Line, during the past five months I’ve seen the player’s love for his profession at first hand.

24/10/2014 14:30

Football - Fixtures, results, news, match reports, comment

Luis Suarez is perfectly suited to Barcelona's new system and can help them beat Real Madrid in El Clasico

Alan Smith: Manager Luís Enrique has adopted a new approach in attack this season that should see Suárez dovetail with Messi and Neymar

24/10/2014 11:37 News - English - India

Suarez’s firepower could take Barca to unimaginable heights

Harsh Shah focuses on Luis Suarez’s introduction into a high-flying Barcelona side and how his role in a revelling front-three could spell doom for oppositions…

24/10/2014 10:59

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: With £850m worth of talent on show, El Clasico is the most expensive football match in history

Real Madrid welcome fierce rivals Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening, in a clash labelled as the most expensive in football history.

24/10/2014 09:42

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Luis Suarez: What Lionel Messi and Neymar had to say about Suarez as he prepares to make Barcelona debut against Real Madrid

The suspension is now over, and the countdown to Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in tomorrow evening's El Clasico at the Bernabeu is in full swing.

24/10/2014 07:13

Daily Express :: Football Feed

Man City's Sergio Aguero on track to be better than Ronaldo and Messi - Manuel Pellegrini

MANUEL PELLEGRINI believes Sergio Aguero has yet to hit the peak of his powers – and could even overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.

24/10/2014 05:45

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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Compare the Barcelona and Real Madrid players in El Clasico

Who is better - Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

24/10/2014 05:19

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Luis Suarez: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says striker will definitely play in El Clasico clash against Real Madrid

Luis Suarez, whose four-month ban for biting an opponent expires on Friday, will make his official Barcelona debut in Saturday's La Liga clasico at Real Madrid, coach Luis Enrique said.

24/10/2014 05:16

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Gareth Bale to miss El Clasico but he will feature in Wales' glamour friendly

GARETH BALE will miss tomorrow's El Clasico - but he is set to face Lionel Messi in a mouth-watering international fixture between Wales and Argentina next March.

24/10/2014 05:06

BBC Sport - Football

El Clasico in numbers

Ronaldo's hot streak, Messi's record, 500 million watching and mega assets on the pitch - Real Madrid v Barca has everything.

24/10/2014 04:07

BBC Sport - Football

Lawro on 'mouth-watering' El Clasico

BBC Sport's Mark Lawrenson thinks Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are better than last season going into the Clasico.

24/10/2014 04:06 News - English - India

Real Madrid - Barcelona Betting: Why Ronaldo can outshine Messi at the Bernabeu

Our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides explains why the smarter money will be going on Madrid's star man to find the back of the net rather than on a record-breaking performance

24/10/2014 04:00 News - English - India

Selfless Messi is more dangerous than ever - Laudrup

The ex-Barcelona star relishes how the Argentine has matured in his game and is amazed at how he and Real Madrid nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo go from strength to strength

24/10/2014 03:30

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Visitor's comments

Messi is for Barcelona what Maradona was for Napoli. Both teams would be good, but not great without them. That being said, I still think Maradona was better.

Leo Messi is the best there ever was. I don’t care what everybody else says. Comparing him to Ronaldo is a joke!

What would have happened if Van Persie stayed in the game only god knows. Barca got lucky against Arsenal. Or you can say it was a combination of luck and Messi.

What a player! He proved once and for all that he is the best. He is like an artist handling his brush every time he is touching the ball.

Without Messi Barcelona would not be winning that game and probably most of the difficult games they had this year. If he goes away they will go down.

I cried when Messi nailed down that first goal, then I cried again because of Busquets, and I cried a third time when Barca finally won the game.
Barak Sam

I am not celebrating just yet. There is still a lot of work to do, even in the Spanish league. Real Madrid is only seven points away.
Daniel Hook

What a relief! I think it would be a great shame is Arsenal would have kicked out Barcelona. The champions league cup is now looking closer than ever.
David G.

That first goal Messi scored against Arsenal was just pure genius. I watched it like fifty times already. He is just amazing.
F. B.

Messi, my love, I can already imagine you getting all possible trophies this season. People don’t realize how young you are and how far you will still go.
Sara C.

Messi will be able to break his scoring drought against Real Madrid in the next four games. I think he will do it in a big way that will not be forgotten soon.

Watching Messi and Barcelona play is like going to a concert and listening to Mozart or watching a ballet show. They are artists!

Lionel Messi, I love you! I want to marry you and have your children! LOL.

I care more about the league than the world cup and in the League Messi is better than everybody else.
Nathan V

In the next Coppa del Mondo Messi will show everyone that he is the best there ever was. Argentina will win and he will win best player. Just wait and see.
Adam Sh

I feel like I’m visiting the circus because of all the clowns here. Messi was number one in the world cup. He made his team better. He thinks about his teammates and not about himself.

You don’t win soccer games with love. Maradona can hug and kiss Messi all day long and at the end of the day Spain took the cup. Messi should switch nationalities and play for the Spanish team.

Come on! Maradona is crazy and everybody knows it. He was a great player and all but he is still as dumb as a doorknob. Messi deserved a better coach and a better team for the world cup.

You are the stupid one. How dare you call Maradona stupid? Messi is the best player, but he is still young. A good player knows how to make his team win. If Messi was just a few years older Argentina would have taken the world cup.

No one can say any longer that Messi does not deliver when the moment of truth comes. He beat Real Madrid almost by himself by scoring the two goals in the first game.

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind now who is the best player in the world. I think this year proved his supremacy.

I agree with you, even though Ronaldo scored more goals during the season. Messi made his team better and that’s what counts.

Messi is not only the best in the world now, he is also one of the all-time greats. However, he will need to win a national title with Argentina before his journey to greatness will be completed.

So much pressure is placed on Messi’s shoulders in the Copa America games! It’s not really fair to expect so much of him.

If he is considered the best player in the world then he should lead his national team to win titles. The pressure comes with the territory.

It will be interesting to see how the recent failure in the Copa America will influence Messi’s performance in Barcelona next season. We’ll just have to wait and see.