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Paul Scholes: Even Messi Would Struggle In This Man United Team

Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team and that the struggling club are being laughed at by their rivals. The former United and England midfielder has been a frequent and vocal critic of his old club, who are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League, five points adrift of any …

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Manchester City Deny Claims Of Lionel Messi Bid

Manchester City have rubbished claims they made a failed bid to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Messi has been linked with City several times since former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of the Premier League club in 2016. City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was quoted in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as saying he once made a lucrative offer …

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Ronaldo Beats Messi To Top Spot In FIFA 19 Rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo has retained his spot as the world’s best player in FIFA 19, making it the third year in a row he has beaten Lionel Messi to top spot. Neymar Jr. Messi. CR7. It’s the top 10 ? #FIFARatings ➡️ https://t.co/F9mv3nMUb8 #FIFA19 pic.twitter.com/MlPd5Vj87Z — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 12, 2018 Although the two superstars have the same overall …

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Messi Admits Being Surprised At Ronaldo’s Decision To Leave

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Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus. Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Ronaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth 100 million euros ($117 million) in July, after …

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Messi Brace Leads Barcelona To Dominant La Liga Opener

Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night. Wearing the captain’s armband following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japan, Messi stepped up to send a cheeky second-half free-kick under the jumping wall …

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Reclaiming Champions League Is Priority For Lionel Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will “do everything possible” this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch-rivals Real Madrid, who have won the competition each of the past three years. The 31-year-old will take over the captaincy at Barcelona this season following the departure of club legend Andres Iniesta for Japan. “We’re going to miss …

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Five Things We Learned As Mbappe And France Barged Past Argentina

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Antoine Griezmann of France celebrates victory with teammate Presnel Kimpembe following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

France booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon with 4-3 win in what was an eventful clash in Kazan. Les Bleus became the first side into the last eight in a highly entertaining match, full of drama, brilliant goals and defending that was concerning to the point of negligent. Argentina may leave with a few regrets, …

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France Send Argentina Home In A Seven-Goal World Cup Classic In Kazan

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

France finally showed their title credentials at this World Cup with a rousing 4-3 victory over Argentina in Kazan. Les Bleus were the favourites going into this encounter against a seriously disjointed Argentina side, but had to be wary of a rejuvenation in Jorge Sampaoli’s side after they clawed their way into the last 16 with victory over Nigeria in midweek. …

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Messi And Ronaldo Take Centre Stage As World Cup Enters Knockouts

The world’s two greatest players roar into the knockout stage of the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal targeting a place in the quarter-finals. Argentina, the beaten finalists four years ago, escaped by the skin of their teeth after a ragged group phase and will rely heavily on Messi when their ageing team face …

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Diego Maradona Offers Reward Over ‘Death’ Report

Diego Maradona has offered a $10,000 reward to identify the source of reports he had died after Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria, his lawyer said Thursday. Maradona found himself on the receiving end of much attention following his animated response to Argentina’s narrow victory over Nigeria that saw them escape their group last Thursday. Reports that Maradona had died …

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Ronaldo V Messi: Why One Is Soaring While The Other Is Sinking

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It may have taken a while, but the most pointless, facile (and often petulant) debate in football has now reached the world’s biggest international competition. It’s Ronaldo v Messi: World Cup Edition. Lionel Messi is taking an inordinate amount of flak for Argentina’s dismal World Cup thus far, but in many ways, the narrative was set before he’d even kicked …

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Three Things We Learned From World Cup Day Eight

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Luka Modric of Croatia reacts as Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny NovgorodStadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Argentina are facing a humiliating first-round exit after a 3-0 mauling by Croatia which leaves Lionel Messi’s dream of finally lifting a major title in jeopardy. Inspired by midfield masterclasses from Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia joined France in sealing their place in the last 16 on Thursday after Les Bleus saw off a spirited Peru 1-0. Denmark remain …

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Argentina’s Media Cry ‘Catastrophe’ After World Cup Humiliation

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Head Coach of Argentina Jorge Sampaoli looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Argentina’s media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his teammates on Thursday, branding the team’s World Cup defeat to Croatia a  “catastrophe” and a “humiliation”. Argentina face the prospect of an embarrassing first-round exit in Russia after suffering a 3-0 loss to the Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod, which left them with one point from two games. For Argentina’s press, …

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