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End Of The Messi-Ronaldo Era? Football Rings Changes In 2018

Messi Mbappe

One of the enduring images from 2018 will remain Kylian Mbappe consoling Lionel Messi in the Russian city of Kazan, just after the final whistle in France’s 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup. This was to a large extent Mbappe’s year, as the teenage superstar exploded on the world stage by scoring twice in …

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‘Try Something New, Come To Italy,’ Ronaldo Urges Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday. The two …

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Messi Returns But Barcelona Lose 4-3 At Home To Betis

After an undefeated streak dating back to September and the return to action for Lionel Messi, Barcelona would have expected to consolidate their lead in the La Liga table today. Instead, a shocking defeat to lower table Real Betis occurred at the Nou Camp. Messi returned to the fold after his arm injury, and as reported, Ousmane Dembele was dropped …

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Messi To Miss Three Weeks After Fracturing Right Arm

Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks after fracturing his right arm during Barcelona’s win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi will now miss Barca’s Champions League game at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, as well as the season’s first Clasico four days later against Real Madrid. A Barcelona club statement read: “Tests carried out on Leo …

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Messi Magic Sinks Sloppy Spurs’ Qualification Hopes

Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham had only themselves to blame for Lionel Messi’s mesmerising masterclass in Barcelona’s 4-2 Champions League win at Wembley. Pochettino’s side found it impossible to subdue Messi as Barcelona ended their three-match winless streak in emphatic style. The Spanish champions punished a howler from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to take a second-minute lead through Philippe Coutinho. Ivan …

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“I Want To Match That” – Kane Eyes Messi’s Scoring Standards

Harry Kane has set his sights on matching the goalscoring standards set by Lionel Messi as the Tottenham Hotspur striker prepares for his shoot-out with the Barcelona legend. Kane and Messi will be the leading men at Wembley on Wednesday when Tottenham host Barcelona in a crucial Champions League clash. Messi has already scored eight times this season, including a …

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Suarez: Quality Pogba Welcome At Barca To Challenge For Trophies

Luis Suarez believes Paul Pogba should be challenging for more trophies than he is at Manchester United and would always be welcome at Barcelona.  Pogba has endured a turbulent two years since returning to Old Trafford for a then world-record fee of 105 million euros ($121.7) and his relationship with coach Jose Mourinho has become strained. The 25-year-old rediscovered his …

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Lionel Messi’s Future In International Football Remains Unclear

Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni refused to be drawn on Lionel Messi’s international future after leaving the five-time World Player of the Year out of his squad for upcoming friendlies next month. Local media had claimed the Barcelona star asked to be excused from international duty for Argentina’s four remaining friendlies in 2018, starting with a trip to the United …

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Diego Maradona Blasts Argentina Coach After Iceland Draw

Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment Sunday of his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics. “Playing like that, he can’t come back to Argentina,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television after Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 1-1 …

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Messi Breaks Chelsea Duck To Earn Stamford Bridge Draw

Messi Chelsea

Barcelona salvaged a 1-1 draw in Stamford Bridge tonight in their Champions League last 16 tie against Chelsea, after an enthralling clash at the London venue. Lionel Messi’s search for a goal against the Pensioners reached its ninth game, after the Argentinian star had failed to find the net on the eight previous occasions. However, he wasn’t to be denied again, …

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Ronaldo Rants On Instagram Following Rejection Of Appeal Against Five-Match Ban

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has lost his appeal against the five-match handed down to him following the shove on referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea during Real’s clash with Barcelona last week. Having been shown red for diving, the fiery Portuguese lost his temper and shoved the referee from behind, ensuring a lengthy ban was inevitable. As expected, the player’s appeal …

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Opinion: Real Madrid Star Marco Asensio Shows Just How Far Barcelona Are Falling Behind

Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio is starting to make headlines across Europe with his recent sparkling displays for the European champions and during the European U-21 Championships for Spain. The 21-year-old magician could be the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo’s crown at the Bernabeu and, like the ex-Manchester United man, he has scored big goals in big games such as …

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