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Wednesday October 16 2019
Barcelona star Lionel Messi wins sixth Golden Shoe award

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has won his sixth Golden Shoe award and highlighted the role of his teammates in his form.

It is the third successive year that the Argentine star has scooped the award for the most goals by a player in a major league, while he also won the gong in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

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Friday October 11 2019
Barcelona to offer Lionel Messi 'lifelong contract'

Barcelona plan to renew the contract of star player Lionel Messi for the remainder of his career, according to Cadena Ser.

The Blaugrana president Josep María Bartomeu is said to be intent on extending the Argentine forward’s contract until after the 2022 World Cup.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Barcelona star Lionel Messi football's greatest ever - La Liga chief Tebas

La Liga president Javier Tebas believes that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the greatest ever player in the history of football.

The 32-year-old has starred for the Catalan giants across 16 successive seasons and has scored a remarkable 604 goals - a club record - in 692 appearances for the team.

Messi has won an incredible 34 trophies with the Blaugrana including 10 La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns and six Copa del Reys.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Lionel Messi: I wanted to leave Barcelona during tax trial

Lionel Messi has confessed he considered leaving Barcelona in the midst of his trial on tax irregularities due to ‘mistreatment’.

Three years ago, the Argentine star was found guilty, alongside his father, of defrauding the tax authorities in Spain of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009.

That process began a series of investigations into high-profile football stars in the country who were found, with Messi given a heavy fine and sanctioned with a two-year suspended prison sentence in the nation.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Lionel Messi misses Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has admitted he misses the rivalry between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Spanish top-flight.

The two players won nine Ballon d’Or titles between them across ten consecutive years between 2008 and 2017, with an intense sporting rivalry when Ronaldo was at Real Madrid.

The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish capital last summer to join Juventus in a €100m deal, with the two still widely recognised as the world’s greatest players.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Lionel Messi: I thought Neymar would join Real Madrid

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has revealed he thought former teammate Neymar would join Real Madrid this summer.

The Brazilian star had been heavily linked with a summer exit from Paris Saint-Germain with a multitude of reports outlining the interest from his both his former club and Madrid.

Neymar joined the Parisians in a world record €222m from the Blaugrana in the summer of 2017 but has reportedly grown unhappy in the French capital and was seeking a return to Spanish football.

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Sunday October 6 2019
POST MATCH - Barcelona up to second in La Liga with dominant Sevilla win

Barcelona issued a La Liga title warning to Real Madrid with a dominant 4-0 at home to Sevilla.

Ernesto Valverde's side were in control from start to finish against Julen Lopetegui's visitors, with three first half goals putting the defending La Liga champions in command.

Luis Suarez got the ball rolling for the hosts on 28 minutes, netting a spectacular bicycle kick from close range, after being picked out by Nelson Semedo's deep cross.

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Friday October 4 2019
Barcelona concern on Griezmann-Messi relationship

Barcelona are concerned about the strained relationship between Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi, according to fresh reports.

French outlet Le10 Sport claims that the two have not clicked since Griezmann arrived from Atletico Madrid this summer, and sensationally claim that he could even be a makeweight in a future deal to take Neymar to the Camp Nou.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Argentina appeal on Lionel Messi ban rejected

The Argentinean FA have seen their appeal to overturn Lionel Messi’s three-month ban from international football rejected.

Messi accused the South American football governing body CONMEBOL of ‘being corrupt’ after his nation fell to a Copa America semi-final defeat against Brazil.

The 32-year-old later then doubled down on his comments following the third-placed playoff against Chile and refused to take part in the medal distribution after the clash.

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Wednesday October 2 2019
Champions League Line Ups: Barcelona v Inter Milan

Lionel Messi returns to the Barcelona starting line up for their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.

The La Blaugrana skipper is one of two changes from the side that won 2-0 away at Getafe in La Liga action, as Ernesto Valverde's side look to pick up their first Champions League win of the season at ther Camp Nou.

Messi replaces Carles Perez in attack, while Sergi Roberto comes in for the injured Junior Firpo at left back.

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