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Childhood dreams on offer for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Holding hands with a future Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the stuff of childhood dreams. Telling your mates that you met the next Neymar is the not to be forgotten schoolyard moment.

05/03/2015 18:02

Sport | The Guardian

Juventus v Fiorentina: Coppa Italia semi-final first leg – as it happened

Mo Salah scored twice to give Fiorentina a 2-1 lead to take back to Florence for the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus 9.37pm GMT All hail Mo Salah! Juventus hadn’t lost at hme for two years and Fiorenitna have a precious lead to take back to Florence for the second leg. Thanks for reading. Bye. 9.37pm GMT

05/03/2015 14:39

Goal.com News - English - India

Ibrahimovic won't retire at PSG, says Raiola

The outspoken agent thinks his client could continue playing into his 40s but hinted that his long-term future lies away from Ligue 1

05/03/2015 14:19

Sport | The Guardian

Juventus v Fiorentina: Coppa Italia semi-final first leg – live!

Coppa Italia updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off at Juventus StadiumEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @JacobSteinbergFootball Weekly Extra: the midweek action reviewed 9.00pm

05/03/2015 14:00

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Messi doesn't hold pizza comments against me - Rexach

The former Camp Nou player suggested the Argentine had put on weight last season, but he says the Barca forward doesn't have a problem with him for it

04/03/2015 14:23

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelona reach Copa del Rey final as Neymar double sinks Villarreal

• Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona; Barcelona win 6-2 on aggregate• Dos Santos 39; Neymar 3 88, Suárez 73• Busquets a doubt for Manchester City tie due to ankle injury Neymar scored twice and Luis Suárez was also on target as Barcelona reached the Copa del Rey final with a 3-1 win at Villarreal that gave them a 6-2 aggregate victory.Villarreal were dreaming of

04/03/2015 14:12

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti Has Unenviable Dilemma over Development of Jese at Real Madrid

"You can't do this to me; I've been warming up for 40 minutes." Those were supposedly the words of Jese to Real Madrid assistant coach Fernando Hierro, per Dermot Corrigan of

03/03/2015 14:44

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First Madrid, now Barca? Meet the Atletico reject who upset Real

EXCLUSIVE: Three days after denying Ronaldo in La Liga, the goalkeeper who once struggled at the Vicente Calderon is now out to foil Lionel Messi in the Copa del Rey

03/03/2015 02:00

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Barcelona ready to sell Pedro

The winger has played second fiddle to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar and could be moved on in the summer

02/03/2015 11:59

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Manchester United fan tricked his way onto Barcelona bus and then greeted Lionel Messi and Co as they boarded

A Manchester United supporter has revealed how he conned his way onto the Barcelona team bus before it travelled from the team's hotel to the Etihad Stadium for their Champions League tie with M

02/03/2015 06:47

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Messi & Ronaldinho feature: The 2014 Goal Rich List revisited

Ahead of the launch of the 2015 Goal Rich List on Thursday March 5, we take a look back at last year's top 10 - which players will still be there this time around?

02/03/2015 06:00

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La Liga table: Barcelona close on Real Madrid

Luis Enrique's men triumphed 3-1 at Granada on Saturday before then seeing their title rivals held to a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu by Villarreal

01/03/2015 14:55

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Scores His 30th La Liga Goal of the Season

In case you haven't heard—Cristiano Ronaldo is pretty good at football.  On Sunday night, the Ballon d'Or winner scored his 30th La Liga goal of the season in just Real's 25th match.  Again, it was from the penalty spot, where he now has a perfect 9-of-9 record.  Ronaldo first

01/03/2015 14:21

Daily Express :: Football Feed

You never know! Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho talks £200m Lionel Messi bid

JOSE MOURINHO believes that Lionel Messi won't leave Barcelona for Chelsea due to his stature in world football.

28/02/2015 11:41

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Granada 1-3 Barcelona: Messi, Suarez and Rakitic fire visitors to victory

The Catalan side built on their midweek win over Manchester City by comfortably seeing off the challenge of Saturday's hosts

28/02/2015 09:50

Sport | The Guardian

Saturday clockwatch: Premier League and more – live!

Updates from the five 3pm GMT kick-offs in the Premier LeagueLa Liga: Granada v Barcelona (3pm GMT), Bundesliga: Dortmund v Schalke (2.30pm GMT)Saturday scoreboard: follow all the day’s goalsAnd email nick.ames.casual@theguardian.com with any musings 4.48pm GMT Bury

28/02/2015 09:48

Goal.com News - English - India

Messi will never leave Barcelona - Mourinho

The Chelsea boss feels it is difficult to imagine the Argentine playing for another club in his career despite the player himself previously hinting at a departure

28/02/2015 09:05

Goal.com News - English - India

'Messi ate too many pizzas', blasts former Barcelona star

Carles Rexach says the Argentine put on too much weight last season and believes Luis Enrique is too strict with his players

28/02/2015 06:51

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Messi not on speaking terms with Luis Enrique as Barcelona players refuse coach's orders

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite the Blaugrana’s fine midweek win against Manchester City, the coach has a difficult relationship with his playing staff and star man

27/02/2015 08:51

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid Facing Race Against Clock to Be Ready for El Clasico

Tick, tock. Real Madrid have four games to prepare for El Clasico and there is plenty of work to be done.  On March 22 Carlo Ancelotti's men travel to Barcelona to face Luis Enrique's men, knowing a repeat of their October triumph at the Santiago Bernabeu will wrap up the title for them—they are four points clear of Barcelo

27/02/2015 06:00

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Martino: Messi must be feeling angry

The ex-Barcelona coach, who is now in charge of Argentina, says the forward will be fuming at his missed penalty against Manchester City

26/02/2015 10:03

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelona’s Luis Suárez denies biting Manchester City’s Martín Demichelis

• Uruguay striker says English press ‘want to make trouble’• ‘They must be hurt after what I did to them in the World Cup’• Barcelona’s attacking trio outgun and outmuscle Manchester CityLuis Suárez has dismissed suggestions that he tried to bite Manchester City’s Martín Demichelis during Barcelona’s win at the Etihad

26/02/2015 04:50

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelona’s Luis Suárez denies he bit Manchester City’s Martín Demichelis

• Uruguay striker says English press ‘want to make trouble’• ‘They must be hurt after what I did to them in the World Cup’• Barcelona’s attacking trio outgun and outmuscle Manchester CityLuis Suárez has dismissed suggestions that he tried to bite Manchester City’s Martín Demichelis during Barcelona’s win at the Etihad

26/02/2015 04:50

Sport | The Guardian

Champions League review: imperious Monaco, Arsenal implode and brittle City

Talking points, statistics and the best images from the latest games of the tournament’s knockout stages Much has been written about Arsenal’s failings and we can be fairly certain there’s plenty more opprobrium in the pipeline, so let’s use this platform to salute the courage, strength and indefatigability of their conquerers Monaco, who arrived at the Emirates missing five first team regulars, including their suspended captain Jérémy Toulalan. Disciplined, composed, ass

26/02/2015 04:07

Goal.com News - English - India

Dictatorial Messi and five things we learned from the Champions League last-16 first legs

COMMENT: The Barca star had what was paradoxically his best and worst game of the season, while those complaining about Qatar and Russia should look closer to home

26/02/2015 03:15

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Nike Threatened to Ax Cristiano Ronaldo over CR7 Footwear Line

There are few more marketable athletes in the world than Cristiano Ronaldo, but it seems even the Real Madrid star can push his luck.  The Portuguese superstar is sponsored by Nike, which gritted its teeth as Ronaldo first launched an underwear line and then expanded it to include shirts.  However, according to a report in Sport, the American gian

26/02/2015 02:01

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Nike Threatened to Axe Cristiano Ronaldo over CR7 Footwear Line

There are few more marketable athletes in the world than Cristiano Ronaldo but it seems that even the Real Madrid star can push his luck.  The Portuguese superstar is sponsored by Nike, and they grit their teeth as Ronaldo first launched an underwear line and then expanded it out to include shirts.  However, according to a report in SPORT, the American

26/02/2015 02:01

Sport | The Guardian

Bayer Leverkusen v Atlético Madrid: Champions League – as it happened!

Bayer Leverkusen ran out winners thanks to a stunning second-half strike from Calhanoglu 9.40pm GMT Well that should be a tasty second leg. Leverkusen were the better side over all and deserved their 1-0 win. You would expect Atlético to be much better at home, as they have been excellent there all season, but they will really need to improve on that performance if they have designs on progression. Thanks for a

25/02/2015 14:41

Sport | The Guardian

Bayer Leverkusen v Atlético Madrid: Champions League – live!

Live updates as Bayer Leverkusen welcome Atlético MadridClick here to take a peek at Arsenal v Monaco with Scott MurraySend thoughts to ian.mccourt@theguardian.com | @ianmccourt 7.55pm GMT

25/02/2015 12:55

Sport | The Guardian

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany defends performance against Barcelona

• Captain was criticised by Paul Scholes during live coverage• Kompany: it’s part of the game and doesn’t bother me at all• Champions League match report: Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona• Manuel Pellegrini: Hart pena

25/02/2015 07:15

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelona's Neymar argues with Manchester City fan - video

Video from Globosporte shows Barcelona striker Neymar enter a dispute with a Manchester City fan after Lionel Messi's penalty is saved by Joe Hart in the final minute of injury time. Neymar responds to the provocations and the two argue in front of the stands before being pulled apart. The striker later told the media that the supporter h

25/02/2015 07:08

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Silva: Barcelona should be out of sight

The Manchester City playmaker grabbed an assist as the hosts came back from two goals down to keep the tie alive but says they must not repeat their first-half display in Spain

25/02/2015 06:34

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

Man City vs Barcelona: Luis Suarez's display 'shut many mouths'; Manuel Pellegrini's 'umpteenth' disappointment

Spanish media lay into City manager, say Messi will be hurting for days after penalty miss and that Suarez has answered critics

25/02/2015 02:43

Sport | The Guardian

Luis Suárez: ‘booing by Manchester City fans motivated me to score’

• Barcelona striker struck twice in 2-1 win• ‘Certain players like me get more inspired when fans boo them’• Barney Ronay: Barça’s ‘Spice Boys’ put City to the swordLuis Suárez says the booing he rece

25/02/2015 02:22

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Lionel Messi transfer news: Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito believes the club wanted to sell the superstar

Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito believes that the club's board cannot be trusted and that they seriously considered selling star player Lionel Messi.

25/02/2015 01:17

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Messi miss the only sour point at Man City, says Iniesta

After playing a part in Barcelona's 2-1 victory over the Premier League champions, the Spaniard lamented the dud ending to a solid away performance

25/02/2015 00:29

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Manchester City made to pay for cautious spell

Goal's Brendon Netto suggests that City reacted poorly to conceding the first goal and that may have cost them the tie.

24/02/2015 18:12

Sport | The Guardian

Manuel Pellegrini: penalty save gives Manchester City a chance at Barcelona

• Pellegrini: we repeated last year’s mistake when Gaël Clichy was sent off• Joe Hart: my save from Lionel Messi’s late penalty keeps us in the tie• Match report: Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona• Barney Ronay:

24/02/2015 17:25

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Suarez's European love affair, Messi's spot-kick woe and the rest of the Champions League stats

Barcelona march on in the Champions League but star man Lionel Messi needs to re-think his penalty technique

24/02/2015 17:05

BBC Sport - Football

Messi penalty miss 'gives us chance'

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Joe Hart's penalty save from Lionel Messi keeps their Champions League hopes alive.

24/02/2015 16:47

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Luis Enrique: Messi will remain our penalty taker

The Argentine has missed from the spot three times this term but still his coach remains confident in his ability from 12 yards

24/02/2015 16:18

Daily Express :: Football Feed

Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi gave Man City Champions League hope with late penalty miss

LUIS SUAREZ admitted Barcelona have handed Manchester City a Champions League lifeline despite marking his return to England with a brilliant brace last night.

24/02/2015 15:41

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Suarez: Messi penalty miss could prove decisive

The former Liverpool man was outstanding on his return to England but believes the tie is still up for grabs after the Argentine failed to convert from the spot

24/02/2015 15:38

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Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 comment: Lionel Messi and Co still haunting Manuel Pellegrini

The Barcelona that once haunted Manuel Pellegrini was back in Manchester – the team that passed through defences like an army of silken soldiers, the team he could not catch despite amassing 96 points and 102 goals in La Liga, the team that got him the sack as manager of Real Madrid.

24/02/2015 15:37

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Aguero provides glimmer of hope but Man City still need a minor miracle

COMMENT: Lionel Messi may have been spotted at a casino earlier this week but Manuel Pellegrini took the biggest gamble with an ill-judged selection

24/02/2015 15:20

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona superstar denies Luis Suarez hat-trick chance... and then makes a meal of the penalty with double miss

Lionel Messi was the best player on the Etihad pitch for 92 minutes... it's a shame for him that the whistle blew two minutes later.

24/02/2015 15:11

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Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Two first half goals by Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 win at Manchester City as they moved within sight of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday even though Lionel Messi missed a late penalty.

24/02/2015 15:08

Lionel Messi | The Guardian

Barcelona’s attacking trio outgun and outmuscle Manchester City | Barney Ronay

Lionel Messi, Neymar and two-goal Luis Suárez combine to devastating effect to create a rare kind of Champions League music at the Etihad• Match report: Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona• Five talking points from th

24/02/2015 15:04

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelona’s attacking trio outgun and outmuscle Manchester City

Lionel Messi, Neymar and two-goal Luis Suárez combine to devastating effect to create a rare kind of Champions League music at the Etihad• Match report: Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona• Five talking points from th

24/02/2015 15:04

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

Barcelona's £450m strike force show how far behind Man City remain

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar exploited, then twisted the knife into Manuel Pellegrini's gung-ho set-up, writes Paul Hayward

24/02/2015 14:54

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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.
dan

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

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.
jon

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.
joli

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.
Sami

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.
cobi

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

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

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.
Vin

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.
jena

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.
viki

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

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

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.
lin

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.
dan

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.
noam

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.