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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

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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

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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 News - English - India

Real Madrid-Barcelona Preview: Suarez poised for debut as Bale battles injury

The Wales star is set to miss the first Clasico of the season, which could see Lionel Messi break the La Liga goalscoring record against one of head coach Luis Enrique's old sides

24/10/2014 00:30 News - English - India

Real Madrid arrogant if they don't applaud 'mythical' Messi - Stoichkov

The Bulgarian legend, who spent two spells at Camp Nou in the 1990s, cannot see why Blancos fans would not honour Barca's No.10 on Saturday should he score

24/10/2014 00:18

BBC Sport - Football

VIDEO: El Clasico: Did you know?

Ronaldo v Messi, all-time top scorers and an audience of 500 million - BBC Sport looks at the key stats ahead of Saturday's El Clasico.

24/10/2014 00:14

Messi targets record as Suarez debuts in El Clasico

Luis Suarez is set to make his long-awaited debut for Barcelona when the leaders travel to Real Madrid for the first Clasico of the season this weekend, with Lionel Messi hunting a La Liga goalscoring milestone.

23/10/2014 17:15

BBC Sport - Football

Meet the non-league Messi at Macc

David Gonzalez played alongside David De Gea and Bojan Krkic - but is now ready for FA Cup action at Macclesfield.

23/10/2014 10:17

BBC Sport - Football

Ronaldo plays down Messi rivalry

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo plays down his individual duel with Barcelona's Lionel Messi in Saturday's El Clasico.

23/10/2014 09:36

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look human but they are superheroes - don't compare them, just appreciate

Jonathan Liew: Messi and Ronaldo are human but this is an anatomical technicality. Neither bears resemblance to the rest of us and we are unutterably lucky to watch them play together

23/10/2014 08:34 News - English - India

Betting Special: Both teams to score in Real Madrid vs Barcelona enhanced to 4/1

Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back both sides to find the net in Saturday's Clasico clash at a huge price of 4/1 (5.0) instead of 2/5 (1.40)

23/10/2014 07:00

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Barcelonas Andrés Iniesta hypes Saturdays Real Madrid showdown

Iniesta: its not just any other game it never is For Luis Suárez the end is in sight. Or is it the beginning? Ronaldo plays down rivalry with Lionel Messi

23/10/2014 06:48 News - English - India

I'd love Messi to break the record at the Bernabeu - Iniesta

The midfielder believes the Argentine setting a "unique" landmark in La Liga goals could be vital to help his side overcome Real Madrid

23/10/2014 06:26

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Per Mertesacker admits Arsenal's 'confidence is shot' and he is 'struggling' after Germany's World Cup triumph

Per Mertesacker had admitted that Arsenal are suffering from a lack of confidence at the moment, and he himself is struggling for form in the aftermath of Germany's

23/10/2014 06:11

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

James Rodriguez a Potential Real Madrid Weakness Barcelona Can Exploit

One of the notable differences between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the recent history of El Clasico has been the way Los Blancos' power has stood in contrast to the Catalans' intricacy. More and more, these enthralling encounters have become battles between dynamism and finesse, with each outfit's leading identity—Cristiano Ronaldo for Real

23/10/2014 05:42 News - English - India

Ronaldo rants Clasico should be on Sunday

The forward is unhappy with Real Madrid having a day less rest than Barcelona and played down talk of the game simply being a duel between him and Lionel Messi

23/10/2014 03:13

Sport | The Guardian

Real Madrids Cristiano Ronaldo plays down rivalry with Lionel Messi

Ronaldo within one of Raúls Champions League mark Real Madrid host Barcelona on Saturday Cristiano Ronaldo sparkles to win over Liverpool fans For Luis Suárez the end is in sight. Or is it the beginning?

23/10/2014 03:05

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo says he is playing Barca - not just Lionel Messi - in El Clasico

Cristiano Ronaldo played down the significance of his personal duel with Barcelona's Lionel Messi after helping Real Madrid to a morale-boosting pre-Clasico triumph at Liverpool.

23/10/2014 02:29 News - English - India

Champions League Team of the Week: Benzema & Robben team up with lethal Luiz Adriano

The Brazilian equalled Lionel Messi's record of five goals in one game during a week of sensational results in Europe's premier club cup competition

23/10/2014 01:00 News - English - India

Casillas: Ronaldo in better form than Messi

The goalkeeper says that the Portuguese superstar is playing at the peak of his powers right now, while he is also thrilled by Los Blancos' run of eight consecutive wins

23/10/2014 00:46

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid Credit Cristiano Ronaldo for Equalling Raul's Goals Record Early

Real Madrid have more than enough reasons to give credit to Cristiano Ronaldo without making them up, but dedicating an article to the Portugal international equalling Raul's record of Champions League goals was premature given he hasn't equalled it yet. Raul, a Real legend in his own right, has long topped

23/10/2014 00:34

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Champions League Assault Rolls On, but Bigger Tests Await

Real Madrid travelled to Anfield this week with a point to prove.  To many, of course, that may sound odd. These are the European champions after all, a group of players who made the grandest statement they could by lifting this very trophy as recently as May.  But Liverpool and Anfield are representative o

22/10/2014 17:06 News - English - India

'Messi is close but I'll break the record'

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed his return to England despite missing out on another goalscoring landmark

22/10/2014 14:31 News - English - India

Messi: I want to beat Real Madrid, not break the record

The Barcelona star is one goal away from equalling Telmo Zarra's record as La Liga's all-time highest goalscorer, but he maintains he just wants three points

22/10/2014 07:04

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Need to Avoid El Clasico Defeat Will See Ancelotti Alter Tactics

Any game in isolation doesn't define a season, but if the game is big enough, it can certainly define how a season is perceived.And in terms of big games, it doesn't come an awful lot bigger than El Clasico in the modern age. Real Madrid host Barcelona this weekend—it's the reigning European Champions, the biggest club in world football, against the side who swept al

22/10/2014 05:03 News - English - India

Messi thinks faster than anyone - Neymar

Following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Ajax, the Brazilian hailed the Blaugrana's teamwork and also underlined their excitement at getting to face Real Madrid on Saturday

22/10/2014 02:59 News - English - India

Neymar, Messi & Iniesta unbelievably important to Barcelona - Rakitic

The Croatian stressed how vital the attacking trio are and praised the team's performance in Tuesday's 3-1 Champions League win over Ajax

22/10/2014 00:03

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San Jose man dies on 'Iron Messiah’ climb in Zion National Park

Christopher Spencer, 47, was with a fellow climber attempting the “Iron Messiah,” a 1,000-foot ascent in the national park known for its difficult climbing routes, said park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus. Rangers responded to reports of the incident about 11 a.m. and reached Spencer and his ...

21/10/2014 20:44

Messi: Beating Real matters more than Liga record

Barcelona star Lionel Messi says victory in the season's first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer.

21/10/2014 17:05 News - English - India

Messi sends Madrid warning

The Argentine played a key role in helping Barcelona edge past Ajax 2-1 on Tuesday and now has Los Blancos firmly in his sights ahead of Saturday's showdown at the Bernabeu

21/10/2014 16:14

Sport | The Guardian

Neymar and Lionel Messi score as Barcelona sweep past Ajax

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21/10/2014 14:31

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Barcelona 3-1 Ajax: Neymar and Lionel Messi score

PETE JENSON AT THE NOU CAMP: Barcelona eased to victory over Ajax in the Champions League as star forwards Neymar and Lionel Messi both got themselves on to the scoresheet once again.

21/10/2014 14:24 News - English - India

Absolute Klaass! Messi shows Ajax midfielder that there's plenty to admire

COMMENT: The Argentine set up one, scored another and also saw a strike ruled out for offside as he sent a message to the Ajax youngster who questioned him before kick-off

21/10/2014 14:20

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Barcelona vs Ajax match report: Lionel Messi draws level with Cristiano Ronaldo on 69 goals

Lionel Messi drew level with fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the race to become the Champions League's all-time top goalscorer as Barcelona warmed up for El Clasico with a 3-1 victory over Ajax.

21/10/2014 14:15

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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.