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Goalkeepers explain their experiences of facing a Lionel Messi free-kick

Among the several other football skills at which Lionel Messi is probably the best in the world, few would deny his status as an elite dead-ball specialist. While we already knew of the Argentine’s quality before he stroked two free-kicks past Diego Lopez during Barcelona’s visit to Espanyol last weekend, it certainly enhanced his reputation. […]

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Football Manager 2019 simulates the outcome if Leo Messi joined Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo challenged Lionel Messi to follow his footsteps and move to Serie A earlier this week. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, per ESPN, he said: “Maybe [Messi] misses me. “I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and with the national team while he’s always been in Spain. Maybe he needs me more. For me, […]

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Pele’s verdict on Lionel Messi in 2011 shows recent criticism wasn’t the first time

Pele sent shockwaves through the footballing world when he slammed Lionel Messi last week. Although there is certainly debate around who the greatest player of all-time really is, the Brazilian gave a distastefully harsh assessment of Messi when asked to compare his achievements.  “How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the […]

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Video of every time Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo scored two free-kicks in one game

When it comes to free-kicks, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the best in the business. The former certainly proved that fact over the weekend, completing the astonishing achievement of scoring two free-kicks in one game during the win against Espanyol. Messi opened the scoring after just 16 minutes, whipping a sensational set […]

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Clips of Lionel Messi against Italian teams after Cristiano Ronaldo invites him to Serie A

During Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent interview with the Italian press, questions about Lionel Messi were simply inevitable. The two superstars have been regularly compared throughout their careers and despite neither of them winning the most recent Ballon d’Or, they’re widely considered the top two in the world. And for almost a decade, football fans had the […]

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Marca slam Pele for his unnecessary criticism of Barcelona’s Leo Messi

Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in the Ballon d’Or rankings angered football fans. The Argentine won the double with Barcelona in 2017/18 and was awarded the European Golden Shoe, scoring 34 La Liga goals. And to add insult to injury over his lowly finish in France Football’s prestigious award, Brazilian legend Pele has come out with some serious […]

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Lionel Messi was left ‘astonished’ after watching Riqui Puig in Barcelona training

Remember the name, Riqui Puig. Barcelona have a rising star on their hands in Puig, the 19-year-old midfielder who looks destined for a bright career at the Camp Nou. In August, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso labelled Puig “spectacular” after his performance in a pre-season fixture against the Serie A club. “I heard about him […]