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Alves: Messi must ignore critics after Copa loss
The Argentina star announced his international retirement after erring from the spot in Sunday's final, but his long-time team-mate says he must block out negative voices
28.06.2016 21:18:53
Saul will stay at Atletico Madrid, Simeone confident
The young promise has found himself in the spotlight after a stunning strike to down Bayern on Wednesday, but his coach believes he should stay put for the time being
29.04.2016 22:13:37
Lionel Messi: I am not comparing myself to Cristiano
Messi: The only thing I care about is helping my team and to keep on improving each season.
27.03.2016 17:54:04
When Messi was El Leo
COMMENT: Before the Barcelona star made the headlines he was another kid dreaming of greatness on the streets of Rosario - Goal visits the place where he took his first steps
03.12.2015 14:22:25
Di Maria: I didn't get on well with Van Gaal
The Argentine has confessed that he had a poor relationship with the Dutchman during a miserable season at Manchester United for him and his family
14.09.2015 16:58:32
Vitolo: Messi showed why he is the best ever
The Argentine netted two free-kicks and saw another one play a crucial role in Pedro's winner in a thrilling Uefa Super Cup
12.08.2015 09:46:19
Carrasco: Messi better now than he was in 2009
A former Barcelona player believes the 28-year-old is now a more complete forward, capable of hurting teams with his ability to play the final pass
22.07.2015 12:33:38
Messi: There's nothing more painful than losing a final
The Argentina captain has sent a message of thanks to supporters following their Copa America defeat to Chile
07.07.2015 12:39:11
Pastore: I am playing here to make things easier for Leo and for Di Maria
The Argentina midfielder starred in his side's Copa America semi-final rout of Paraguay but says his job is to help get the best out of those around him
03.07.2015 11:39:33
Messi: It is a final and I am hopeful
The Albiceleste captain failed to find the net during his side's 6-1 semi-final thumping of Paraguay but was simply pleased with the team display
01.07.2015 10:20:05
Messi gets the final Argentina 6-1 Paraguay
The Barcelona star didn't find the net but was at his creative best as Tata Martino's side cruised through to the Copa America final in Concepcion
01.07.2015 10:09:58
Enrique: I can not wait to see Messi's goal on television
The Spanish boss has suggested that he was not pleased by Neymar's showboating at the end of the fixture as Barcelona moved close to the treble
31.05.2015 10:32:52
Barcelona are champions of La Liga, 23rd league title
Lionel Messi preparing to score as Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid for its seventh title in the last 11 years in the Spanish league’s first division.
18.05.2015 11:39:49
Messi leads Argentina Copa America squad
The Barcelona forward is joined by a host of attacking names in the preliminary 30-man selection, which will be trimmed to 23 players on June 1
12.05.2015 11:47:41
Henry: Lionel Messi just happened
The Argentina international scored twice and laid on an assist for Neymar as Luis Enrique's side ran out comprehensive 3-0 winners over German champions Bayern Munich
07.05.2015 10:12:35
Guardiola: Messi's class was the difference between Barcelona and Bayern
The former Barcelona boss admits his side have been left with an almost impossible task after the Argentine inspired the hosts to a commanding victory
07.05.2015 09:43:54
Pique: Inspired Messi proved Guardiola was right
The Barcelona defender revelled in his team-mate tearing Bayern Munich apart but says his side will still go to Germany with the intention of winning the second leg
07.05.2015 09:42:14
Messi: I don't have any relationship with Pep Guardiola
The prolific attacker no longer has any special bond with the current Bayern boss, while he has stressed his feud with Luis Enrique has been resolved
05.05.2015 15:56:31
Messi: Penalty problems frustrate me
The Barcelona star believes goalkeepers are wising up to his tactics from the spot but concedes his record from 12 yards has not been good enough
14.04.2015 11:01:19
Madrid miss major opportunity after shackling Messi
The Blancos gave as good as they got for long spells at Camp Nou, but their failure to get something could have lasting repercussions
23.03.2015 10:35:10
Messi: Not long ago I was a disaster
The Argentine has played down his fine form of late but admits that he is feeling confident heading into Sunday's crunch Liga clash with Real Madrid
19.03.2015 10:43:30
Enrique: Messi is the best player in history
The Asturian coach was full of praise for the Argentine attacker after his peerless performance against Manchester City and believes nobody ever can match the in-form forward
19.03.2015 10:43:13
Pochettino: Tottenham must be 'nearly perfect' to beat Chelsea
The Spurs boss targets a repeat of their Premier League win over the Blues on New Year's Day if they are to be triumphant at Wembley
28.02.2015 13:08:24
Di Maria: Leo Messi would have no problem working with Jose Mourinho
The Manchester United man could see his compatriot work with his former Real Madrid coach, and also had his say on the comparisons between the Barcelona star and Cristiano Ronaldo
09.02.2015 17:35:21
Simeone: I feel proud of my players
The Spanish champions had two men dismissed at the Vicente Calderon, while Arda Turan appeared to throw a boot at an official, but the Argentine has defended his players' behaviour
29.01.2015 10:35:51
Aguero to convince Messi to move to Man City
The Barcelona star has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou, and his fellow Argentina international would love him to join him in England at the Premier League champions
03.12.2014 10:39:02
Aguero scores a hat-trick to epic win
Sergio Aguero's hat-trick kept Manchester City's Champions League hopes alive in a dramatic victory over Bayern Munich
26.11.2014 11:33:30
Pedro: Suarez's first goal mean a lot to the team
The Spain international was over the moon with his fellow attackers' successful evening and hopes the Catalans can keep up their fine form
26.11.2014 11:25:55
Messi breaks Champions League record
Barça win! 4-0 over Apoel! Messi with a hat-trick and Luis Suarez with his first goal for Barcelona.
26.11.2014 11:17:36
Xavi: This was our best games of the season
The veteran midfielder says his team-mate fully deserves to have broken La Liga's all-time scoring record, while Sevilla's Vitolo claimed the Argentine "comes from another planet"
23.11.2014 02:20:41
Cantona: Bielsa is bit like Mourinho
The former Marseille man has praised the club's current coach, who has led his team to the top of Ligue 1, as well as the Chelsea boss
31.10.2014 17:48:54
Van Gaal: Di Maria can do better for United
Despite the 26-year-old's impressive Old Trafford debut and opening goal against QPR, the Dutchman believes the winger could have been more effective in possession
15.09.2014 10:28:50
Del Bosque: Messi can't keep his highest performance forever
The Spain boss refuses to believe that the prolific attacker is in decline following a difficult season and believes he remains a special player
04.09.2014 14:57:50
ManU agree Di Maria deal with Madrid
The Argentina international will have a medical on Tuesday and then thrash out personal terms before signing for the Red Devils
26.08.2014 10:50:37
Simeone: I made a mistake and will pay the price
The successful coach is keen to move on following his dismissal against Real Madrid and has stated he still counts on Toby Alderweireld
25.08.2014 15:59:49
Munir: It is a dream come true
After Barcelona Elche match Munir El Haddadi said: I didn't expect to make me debut so soon. It's a dream come true, I am honoured
25.08.2014 11:19:21
Van Gaal is happy with Rojo's joining them
The Argentina international defender joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday and his new manager is convinced that he has a bright future in the game
21.08.2014 11:01:34
Marcos Rojo talks about Manu move: It feels like a dream
The Argentina international defender says he has completed his transfer to Old Trafford from 2013-14 Primeira Liga runners-up Sporting
19.08.2014 10:06:36
Manchester United submit €24 million offer for Rojo
The Portuguese club's president, Bruno de Carvalho, insists the club will not be pressured into selling the Argentina international this summer
13.08.2014 11:09:03
Messi wins World Cup 2014 Golden Ball
The Barcelona ace finished on the losing side in Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro but was nonetheless recognised for his individual excellence in Brazil
14.07.2014 01:27:14
Neymar: Messi deserves to win the World Cup
The Brazil striker has thrown his support behind his Barcelona team-mate, backing him to triumph when Argentina meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana
11.07.2014 10:09:15
Shootout hero Sergio Romero urges Argentina to enjoy the moment
The goalkeeper is earning comparisons to past greats after his heroics saw Alejandro Sabella's side make their first final or 24 years
10.07.2014 09:07:51
Mascherano was in fantastic form
The Barcelona midfielder was in fantastic form as Argentina held off Netherlands and reached the World Cup final after a tense penalty shoot-out
10.07.2014 08:48:18
Van Gaal: I would have thrown Krul on again
The incoming Manchester United boss revealed he would have turned to the Newcastle goalkeeper again if he had a substitution left prior to the penalty shoot-out against Argentina
10.07.2014 08:41:32
Argentina have made history
The coach is happy that his side have reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years and has praised his players for their performance in the triumph over Netherlands
10.07.2014 08:40:02
Robben: More to Argentina than Messi
The 30-year-old has labelled the Barcelona man a huge player but rejected claims that the Albiceleste are overly reliant upon the four-time Ballon d'Or winner
08.07.2014 19:42:30
Kluivert: Stopping Messi! What about Robben?
The Netherlands assistant coach believes his side's semi-final with Argentina will be a fantastic match, with both teams possessing stars who can decide a match
06.07.2014 19:09:37
Messi: We can only win as a team, I am just part of this
Lionel Messi says team's hopes of World Cup glory are not dependent on him
01.07.2014 15:40:05
If you make mistakes, it can be your end in knockout phase
The defender says his team cannot afford any mistakes in the World Cup knockout phase, while Javier Mascherano believes there is still plenty of room for improvement
26.06.2014 11:04:11
Zannetti: This is the Messi's World Cup
The former Argentina international believes the Barcelona star has matured and could lead Alejandro Sabella's side to their first major trophy since Copa America 1993
24.06.2014 17:48:56
Messi looking to sink Super Eagles
The Barcelona star has scored two of the Albiceleste's three goals in the tournament and will look to beat Stephen Keshi's side who themselves are on the brink of qualification
24.06.2014 12:21:36
Last-gasp Messi strike rescues Argentina
Alejandro Sabella switched back to 4-3-3 against Iran, but the Albiceleste still needed inspiration from their star player. It was hardly the stuff of champions...
21.06.2014 22:03:00
Guardiola will travel to Brazil to see Messi
Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola will fly to Brazil to see Lionel Messi after Argentina's clash with Nigeria on 25th June
20.06.2014 13:52:11
Kobe wants Brazil Argentina final
Basketball player Kobe Bryant says he hopes Brazil and Argentina reach the final of this summer's World Cup
19.06.2014 18:16:02
Romero wants to be the answer to the confidence of Sabella.
Romero values the coach’s support and believes his management skills have helped him prepare for the World Cup
19.06.2014 17:09:10
Maradona says Pepe is foolish and unprofessional
The 1986 World Cup winner launched a scathing attack on the defender and says his actions ruined his side's hopes of getting anything from the game against Germany
18.06.2014 16:00:02
Messi: My goal was a relief
The forward scored what proved to be the decisive goal in La Albiceleste's 2-1 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina, with Alejandro Sabella changing his tactics at half-time
16.06.2014 09:48:38
Sabella: We used Messi better in second half
The Barcelona superstar was virtually anonymous in the first 45 minutes but turned on the style after the break, capping an improved performance with a superb goal
16.06.2014 09:40:36
Messi's got his groove back
COMMENT: Just as the critics were finding their voices, the Barcelona superstar reminded everyone of his brilliance
16.06.2014 09:31:24
Hierro: Messi won't end up in hospital
The former Spain defender does not think the Argentina star will become the latest in a long list of casualties for some of the world's finest players this summer
13.06.2014 23:56:03
Xavi: No-one better than Barcelona
The midfielder has hailed his side's form so far this season, as well as insisting that Lionel Messi will get back to his brilliant best once he is over his injury problems
16.11.2013 12:18:25
Xavi: Barcelona will miss Messi magic
The midfielder says the Catalans will struggle to replace the Argentine ace, who has been sidelined for up to eight weeks with a hamstring injury
12.11.2013 15:32:55
Martino: Messi injury can never be an excuse
The Argentine limped off after 21 minutes at Betis on Sunday and set the alarm bells ringing once again with what is already his third injury of the season
11.11.2013 11:18:11
Fabregas: Messi should take time out
The former Arsenal midfielder believes his Argentine team-mate must rest to recover from his latest injury to avoid it potentially ruining his season
11.11.2013 11:17:32
Pique: Ronaldo fuelled by Messi rivalry
The 26-year-old admits he admires his former Manchester United team-mate's ambition and claimed Barcelona are "a poor club" when compared to Real Madrid's spending policy
09.11.2013 10:38:13
Neymar: Messi is a true great
The Brazil international has hailed his team-mate's performance on Wednesday and the efforts of the side as a whole
07.11.2013 15:16:00
Messi: Injury problems have had a negative impact on my form
The forward is hopeful his physical problems are now behind him after his return to goalscoring ways on Wednesday evening
07.11.2013 11:01:02
Messi played phenomenally well, said Martino
The Argentine coach has hailed the attacker's display on Tuesday and feels the Catalans are obligated to win their group
07.11.2013 10:14:59
Pedro: Messi goals on the horizon
The Spain international says there is no reason to worry about his team-mate and is pleased to see Alexis Sanchez shine
04.11.2013 15:52:30
Tevez: I don't envy Ronaldo
The flamboyant Juventus attacker says although the Portuguese star has had an impressive start to the season he is not jealous of his talents
04.11.2013 15:50:27
Alexis: Leo is in the same form as always
The Chilean has defended his Barcelona team-mate as he continues to struggle for goals and admits he was thrilled to score the winner against a spirited Espanyol side
02.11.2013 12:55:11
Martino: Guardiola's Barca is the best ever
The Argentine has voiced his admiration for the Barcelona team of 2010-11, but has stressed it is unrealistic to expect similar results and dominant football
01.11.2013 11:00:57
Simeone: It is not easy to keep winning
The Argentine was happy with his side's hard-fought 2-1 win over Granada on Thursday as he believes it proves they are up for the challenge to remain in the top two of La Liga
01.11.2013 10:11:43