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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

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

Barcelona 2 Ajax 1: comfortable win for Lionel Messi and Co. despite late scare

Barcelona 3 Ajax 1: Comfortable win for the hosts as Neymar and Lionel Messi light up the Nou Camp once again

21/10/2014 13:48 News - English - India

BATE 0-7 Shakhtar: Adriano equals Messi record in rout

The Brazilian scored the third fastest hat-trick in Champions League history on his way to a five-goal haul, as the Ukrainians picked up their first win in Group H

21/10/2014 13:38 News - English - India

Barcelona 3-1 Ajax: Messi leads Blaugrana past Dutch champions

The Argentine set Neymar up for the opener before netting himself after latching onto a fine through-ball from Andres Iniesta, while Sandro sealed victory for the Catalans late on

21/10/2014 13:36

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Luis Enrique confident ahead of Barcelona's Champions League clash against Ajax video

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says he is taking no chances against Dutch team Ajax ahead of their Champions League match at Camp Nou. Enrique looks ahead to Barcelona's match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday as well. Neymar comments on fellow players Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez Continue reading...

21/10/2014 04:43

Sport | The Guardian

Luis Enrique confident ahead of Barcelona's Champions League clash against Ajax video

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says he is taking no chances against Dutch team Ajax ahead of their Champions League match at Camp Nou. Enrique looks ahead to Barcelona's match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday as well. Neymar comments on fellow players Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez Continue reading...

21/10/2014 04:43 News - English - India

La Liga Team of the Week: Ronaldo, Isco, Messi & Xavi all star ahead of the Clasico

Real Madrid and Barcelona both registered impressive wins as several players impressed a week before their meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday

21/10/2014 03:17 News - English - India

Luis Enrique has revitalised Messi - Mendieta

EXCLUSIVE: The former Barcelona midfielder says the coach has rediscovered the Catalan club’s identity and praised his former team-mate’s man management of the Argentina star

21/10/2014 01:30

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero all shine

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continued their fantastic double act in La Liga, Sergio Aguero shone on a dramatic weekend in England while Bayern Munich and Marseille maintained their dominance of the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 respectively. ENGLAND Leaders Chelsea, champions Manchester City ...

21/10/2014 01:04 News - English - India

Debate: Who is the bigger Barcelona icon - Cruyff or Messi?

Ahead of Barcelona's clash with Ajax, Goal debates which of the two legends was more important at Camp Nou in terms of their impact and lasting legacy

21/10/2014 01:00 News - English - India

Numbers game: Messi v Ronaldo for the Champions League record

The two bright stars of modern football are chasing Raul's 71-goal mark in the European showpiece, with both likely to surpass the record very soon

21/10/2014 01:00

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Raphael Varane Is a Genuine Galactico

Where there’s one galactico, another is surely close by. Gareth Bale’s apparently inevitable absence from Real Madrid’s mouthwatering week of action, taking in a Champions League trip to Liverpool and hosting Barcelona in the season’s first ed

20/10/2014 23:17 News - English - India

Klaassen: Messi has never been an idol for me

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has admitted that he has never looked up to the four-time Ballon d'Or winner

20/10/2014 14:02 News - English - India

De Boer: Messi must listen to Luis Enrique

The Argentine international apparently refused to be substituted while chasing the all-time Liga goalscoring record in Saturday's Liga win over Eibar

20/10/2014 13:24

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Champions League: Barcelona vs Ajax match preview

Former Camp Nou team mates Luis Enrique and Frank de Boer go head to head as Barcelona take on Ajax in Group E.

20/10/2014 10:39

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelonas Neymar puts improved form down to feeling more at home

Neymar has scored eight goals in La Liga this season El clásico looms but Barça concentrate on Ajax Messi nears record as Barcelona stay top Continue reading...

20/10/2014 08:11 News - English - India

Luis Enrique shrugs off Messi sub snub controversy

The Argentina star appeared to ignore calls to be withdrawn against Eibar but the former midfielder insists he will often consult players before deciding on substitutions

20/10/2014 07:14

Neymar relishing Messi, Suarez link-up

Neymar has said that he is looking forward to adding Luis Suarez to his already-successful partnership with Lionel Messi.

20/10/2014 06:27

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Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Luis Suarez says that Lionel Messi, his team-mate at Barcelona, is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo.

20/10/2014 05:28 News - English - India

Atletico don't have a Messi or Ronaldo, says Turan

The creative midfielder has defended the Vicente Calderon side's aggressive style of play and has nothing but praise for head coach Diego Simeone

20/10/2014 04:29 News - English - India

Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo, insists Suarez

The Uruguay international has nothing but praise for his fellow Barcelona attacker and believes he's undoubtedly the best in the world

20/10/2014 00:48 News - English - India

Platini: A German should win Ballon d'Or - not Ronaldo or Messi

The Uefa president feels that a member of Joachim Low's triumphant Brazil 2014 squad should win the game's most prestigious individual honour

19/10/2014 11:19

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Cristiano Ronaldo bags brace for Real Madrid against Levante to keep pressure on Barcelona

European round-up: Ballon d'Or winner has now scored 15 goals in his last seven games, while Lionel Messi continues to suppass milestones of his own

19/10/2014 11:00 News - English - India

'Beating Madrid more important than Messi record' - Zubizarreta

The former Spain goalkeeper has warned the Argentine to focus on next weekend's result against their arch-rivals rather than his own personal goals tally

19/10/2014 10:23

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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.