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Barcelona ace Xavi gives Man Utd, City and Chelsea hope over future Lionel Messi transfer

BARCELONA midfielder Xavi admits the spat between manager Luis Enrique and star forward Lionel Messi could happen again - but that doesn't mean Messi will be sold.

30/01/2015 12:44 News - English - India

Xavi: Zero importance in Messi's Luis Enrique row

The midfielder, 35, is adamant that the Argentine's training ground fallout with the Camp Nou coach will not affect the Catalans this season and played up Neymar's importance

30/01/2015 08:39 News - English - India

Mathieu confirms Messi-Luis Enrique training-ground row

The defender has lifted the lid on a heated argument involving the No.10 and his boss after the winter break

29/01/2015 05:56 News - English - India

Neymar and Messi keep cool as Atletico lose theirs

COMMENT: Gabi and Mario Suarez were sent off, while Arda Turan faces a ban for throwing a boot at the assistant referee in what was anything but a magnanimous loss

28/01/2015 17:00

Sport | The Guardian

Atlético Madrid v Barcelona: Copa del Rey – as it happened!

Fernando Torres scored in the first minute before Atletico had two players sent off and lost to a Neymar goal 9.54pm GMT All the goals were scored in an exhilarating first-half but the match petered out after Gabi managed to get himself sent off for a dust-up in the tunnel during the break. The second-half was a Barça training session punctuated by mad intrusions by Atletico, including Turan throwing his boot t

28/01/2015 14:54 News - English - India

LIVE: Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

A place in the Copa del Rey last four is at stake, with Diego Simeone's hosts trailing on 1-0 on aggregate - follow all of the action LIVE with Goal!

28/01/2015 12:43

Sport | The Guardian

Atlético Madrid v Barcelona: Copa del Rey – live!

All the quarter-final action from the Vicente CalderónSend your thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.comBernabéu stadium set to be renamed Abu Dhabi BernabéuFigo to stand for Fifa presidency

28/01/2015 12:29

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news: Arsenal complete Gabriel deal – as it happened

The transfer window entered its final days as something actually happened, with Arsenal signing defender Gabriel from Villarreal 5.22pm GMT Right, let’s have a little summary of what has happened today. Or not, as the case may be. 5.06pm GMT Not transfer news, but that old rascal Diego Costa has been charged w

28/01/2015 10:22

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news: Arsenal complete Gabriel deal – live!

Latest transfer updates as the window enters its final few daysEmail or tweet @NickMiller79Crystal Palace on verge of making Zaha loan permanent for £3m

28/01/2015 09:50

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news: Manchester United and Chelsea in for Juan Cuadrado – live!

Latest transfer updates as the window enters its final few daysEmail or tweet @michaelbutler18Crystal Palace on verge of making Zaha loan permanent for £3m

28/01/2015 05:51

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news: Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move – live!

Latest transfer updates as the window enters its final few daysEmail or tweet @NickMiller79Crystal Palace on verge of making Zaha loan permanent for £3m

28/01/2015 04:48 News - English - India

Barcelona looking to end Atletico pain once and for all

COMMENT: The Catalans failed to beat Diego Simeone's side in six fixtures last season as they were knocked out of the Champions League by Atleti, plus losing in La Liga

28/01/2015 01:45 News - English - India

Messi: We'll give everything to beat Atletico

Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg and the Argentine is determined to steer his side to the semi-finals

27/01/2015 17:10

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The intense new 'Fantastic Four' teaser trailer is here

The trailer for the new Fantastic Four movie landed Tuesday, reminding us of the consequences of messing with powers beyond our comprehension Fantastic Four, which hits theaters Aug. 7, stars Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. Amanda Peet thought 'Game of Thrones' was ...

27/01/2015 14:44 News - English - India

Simeone: Barcelona should play Messi from the right

The Atletico Madrid boss claims Barcelona will likely deploy the Argentine away from the centre of the pitch on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey

27/01/2015 11:21

Daily Express :: Football Feed

Barcelona president SPEAKS OUT over Chelsea and Man Utd's £200m Lionel Messi interest

BARCELONA president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists there is no chance of Lionel Messi leaving the Nou Camp in the near future.

27/01/2015 09:55 News - English - India

Messi and Neymar depend on the team, says Luis Enrique

The Barcelona boss says he would prefer to focus on the performance of all his starting XI and denies his side are favourites ahead of the clash with Atletico Madrid

27/01/2015 06:59 News - English - India

La Liga Team of the Week: Messi & Neymar star as Bale rescues Ronaldo

The Argentine and the Brazilian linked up brilliantly as Barcelona thrashed Elche 6-0, while the Welshman saved Real Madrid following his team-mate's red card at Cordoba

27/01/2015 05:15 News - English - India

Atletico Madrid - Barcelona Betting: Back Messi, Neymar and Suarez to help the Catalans score more than twice

Our man in the Spanish capital Phil Kitromilides thinks there is value in backing the Blaugrana to net over 1.5 goals at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night

27/01/2015 05:00 News - English - India

Atletico Madrid-Barcelona Preview: Griezmann confident of second-leg comeback

Lionel Messi scored late in the first game to give the Catalan giants the advantage but the home side's in-form Frenchman believes Diego Simeone's men can turn the tie around

27/01/2015 00:23 News - English - India

VIDEO: Not quite Messi! Watch Mena's hilarious failed dribble

The 23-year-old tried to spark a one-man counter attack in the dying seconds of Morelia's draw with Leon but tripped himself up, much to the amusement of the watching public

26/01/2015 17:40

Sport | The Guardian

Rochdale v Stoke City: FA Cup fourth round – live!

FA Cup fourth round updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at SpotlandFA Cup fifth round draw: Middlesbrough travel to ArsenalEmail or tweet @John_Ashdown 8.47pm GMT

26/01/2015 13:47

Neymar: Life is easy next to Messi

Brazilian star Neymar has given four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi the credit for his upturn in form during his second season with Barcelona.

26/01/2015 08:14

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news – Gabriel Paulista granted work permit for Arsenal move – live!

The Rumour Mill: Aleksandar Dragovic to Manchester United?Email | Tweet: @gerard_meagher 2.49pm GMT Here’s more from our very own Louise Taylor on the new

26/01/2015 07:49

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news – Douglas Costa keen on Chelsea; Cuadrado switch edges closer – live!

The Rumour Mill: Aleksandar Dragovic to Manchester United?Email | Tweet: @gerard_meagher 1.49pm GMT DONE DEAL! And some actual money is s

26/01/2015 06:49 News - English - India

Don't compare Odegaard to Messi, says Fjortoft

EXCLUSIVE: The television pundit has stressed people cannot expect the Scandinavian teenager to be at the same level as the Argentine

26/01/2015 03:06

Sport | The Guardian

Asian Cup semi-final: South Korea v Iraq – live!

Iran fail in bid to overturn Asian Cup defeat to IraqAnd feel free to email 8.57pm AEST Stats, you want ’em, you got ’em:“@afcasiancup: Iraq Half time stats

26/01/2015 02:57 News - English - India

Tiago: Atletico are not scared of Barcelona

Luis Enrique's side are on an impressive run and defeated Elche 6-0 on Saturday but the Spanish champions are not fearful ahead of the Copa del Rey second leg

25/01/2015 08:40 News - English - India

'Barcelona's attack is the best in the world'

After putting six past Elche on Saturday, Josep Maria Bartomeu has lauded the club's forward line as unrivalled in the modern game

25/01/2015 08:38

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Best and Worst January Signings of the Past 10 Years

Real Madrid completed the captures of Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro and Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset recently, jumping into the market during the January transfer window to sign two exciting talents.  Silva has been brought from Brazil to the Spanish capital for £9.7 million to bolster Los Blancos' midfield stock. 

25/01/2015 07:00 News - English - India

Not so happy birthday for Suarez as reborn Messi relishes deeper role

COMMENT: There was no room for the Uruguayan on his 28th birthday, but the club talisman was again the star man, pulling the strings as Barcelona thumped Elche 6-0

24/01/2015 13:15

Lionel Messi | The Guardian

Elche 0-6 Barcelona | La Liga match report

Barcelona stayed on on the heels of Real Madrid with a 6-0 demolition of Elche.Lionel Messi and Neymar each scored twice in the second half for Barcelona after Gerard Piqué celebrated his 200th La Liga appearance with a volley that clipped off Domingo Cisma and into the roof of the net 10 minutes before the break. Continue reading...

24/01/2015 13:11

Sport | The Guardian

Barcelona hit Elche for six with Lionel Messi and Neymar doubles

Barcelona stayed on on the heels of Real Madrid with a 6-0 demolition of Elche.Lionel Messi and Neymar each scored twice in the second half for Barcelona after Gerard Piqué celebrated his 200th La Liga appearance with a volley that clipped off Domingo Cisma and into the roof of the net 10 minutes before the break. Continue reading...

24/01/2015 13:11

BBC Sport - Football

Elche 0-6 Barcelona

Barcelona stay just a point behind Real Madrid after braces by Lionel Messi and Neymar ease the Catalan club to victory.

24/01/2015 12:44 News - English - India

Elche 0-6 Barcelona: Messi and Neymar run riot

The attacking duo combined to ruthless effect after Gerard Pique's early goal against a home side forced to play much of the second half with 10 men

24/01/2015 11:49

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces 2-Match Ban for Red Card vs. Cordoba

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned two matches for his red card vs. Cordoba on Jan. 24. Continue for updates. Ronaldo Banned 2 Matches for Red Card Wednesday, Jan. 28 Spanish newspaper AS reports that Ronaldo has been banned two matches for his red card against Cordoba: 

24/01/2015 10:15

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces 3-Match Ban for Red Card vs. Cordoba

Triple Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo saw red on Saturday afternoon after he was sent off for Real Madrid against lowly Cordoba. The Portugal superstar was given his marching orders on 82 minutes after striking out against an opponent, leaving the referee with little choice but to send the mercurial attacker o

24/01/2015 10:15 News - English - India

LIVE: Elche vs Barcelona

The Catalans dispatched of Saturday's hosts 9-0 over two legs in the Copa del Rey recently and will hope for another devastating attacking display this weekend

24/01/2015 09:30 News - English - India

Kaka: Ronaldo is the best player I've seen

The Brazilian says his compatriot could plan and execute a move on the pitch with perfection - something which stands him above the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

24/01/2015 08:37

Sport | The Guardian

The gifs that keep on giving: Lionel Messi, frisbee and Michael Laudrup

Featuring the best of Barcelona, an embarrassed hockey player, shameful scenes from the Africa Cup of Nations and a man with nowhere left to go on the sidelines Continue reading...

24/01/2015 02:30

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Real Madrid Transfer News: 'New Cristiano Ronaldo' Hachim Mastour in United War

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to go head-to-head with Real Madrid over the signing of AC Milan youngster Hachim Mastour. As reported by Italian radio station Cope Deportes (via

23/01/2015 05:53

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Reported Illarramendi Exit Timely Real Madrid Warning for Martin Odegaard, Silva

Back in the summer of 2013, everything was turning Spanish at Real Madrid. Having endured Barcelona's La Masia-built dominance of Europe, Florentino Perez wanted to inject some kind-of-homegrown blood into the Los Blancos squad. Dani Carvajal, who had left the year before, was summoned back from Bayer Leverkusen, Isc

23/01/2015 04:02 News - English - India

Ribery: Ballon d'Or is Messi and Ronaldo's party

The Frenchman has again voiced his dismay with the outcome of the prestigious individual award in recent years and is ready to boycott the ceremony

23/01/2015 03:34 News - English - India

Losing Ballon d'Or to Ronaldo, Barca elections and learning to live with Luis Enrique - how Messi got his motivation back

SPECIAL REPORT: The 27-year-old has shaken off problems with his coach to return to his brilliant best in recent weeks. Here, Goal looks at the reasons behind his change in form

23/01/2015 02:00

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Is Martin Odegaard the Natural Heir to Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid?

Talented? Yes. Immensely exciting? Definitely. The task daunting? Absolutely. "In a couple of years I will stop scoring as many goals and you need to take over," was Cristiano Ronaldo's message to new Real Madrid signing Martin Odegaard, according to Stromsgodset team-mate Martin Ovenst

22/01/2015 10:52

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

New Real Madrid Man Martin Odegaard Apparently Deletes Pro-Lionel Messi Tweets

Martin Odegaard (finally) ended his long transfer tour when he signed with Real Madrid on Thursday.  But now that he's a Real Madrid company man, that means walking the company line.  And that company line apparently means rinsing oneself of any lingering pro-Barcelona favour.  A series of images made the rounds on Thursday

22/01/2015 09:51

Sport | The Guardian

Transfer news: Real Madrid confirm signing of Martin Odegaard – live!

Keep up to date with all of the day’s transfer rumours and signings from around Europe and beyondEmail with any thoughts or holiday storiesOr you can tweet him @michaelbutler18The Rumour Mill: Manchest

22/01/2015 09:43

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Martin Odegaard Picks Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi at Real Madrid Presser

New Real Madrid signing Martin Odegaard believes Cristiano Ronaldo "is the best player in the world right now." The Norwegian prodigy spoke during his unveiling to the Spanish press on Friday, a press conference which saw him immediately asked to choose between Ronaldo and his Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Nicholas Rigg of AS pro

22/01/2015 07:50

Sport | The Guardian

Chris Gayle, glow-in-the-dark golf and Maradona's futsal skills

This week’s round-up also features Martin Odegaard, Tupac, Elvis, football biffs on the pitch and some real skiing magic1) It’s harder than usual to ignore Chris Gayle at the moment. Here he is last week hitting 77 from only 31 balls against South Africa, before promptly following it with 90 from 41 in the very next game. He has form, of course, having memorably

22/01/2015 03:34

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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.