Lionel Messi's Brother Under House Arrest For Gun Possession
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Lionel Messi's Brother Under House Arrest For Gun Possession

Matias Messi, older brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel, has been sentenced to house arrest in Argentina for possession of a weapon, a prosecutor said Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Fifth Ballon d'Or Award Ahead Of Lionel Messi, Neymar

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Fifth Ballon d'Or Award Ahead Of Lionel Messi, Neymar

Cristiano Ronaldo, who also won the FIFA Men's Player of the Year award in October, added the 2017 Ballon d'Or to his previous wins in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia Is The Last Opportunity To Lift Title, Says Lionel Messi

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia Is The Last Opportunity To Lift Title, Says Lionel Messi

Argentina endured a torrid qualifying campaign in South America's CONMEBOL group, only securing a World Cup place in the last match against Ecuador in October

Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Match Lionel Messi With Fifth Ballon d'Or
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Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Match Lionel Messi With Fifth Ballon d'Or

Barcelona's 30-year-old Argentinian superstar won the coveted award from 2009 to 2012 and in 2015. Portugal's Ronaldo, who is 32, took the honours in 2008, 2013, 2014 and last year.

La Liga: Barcelona Slip In Celta Vigo Thriller
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La Liga: Barcelona Slip In Celta Vigo Thriller

Barcelona's slip-up is a boost for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, who can close to within six points with victories over Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad respectively later on Saturday.

La Liga: Valencia Hold Barcelona Amid Lionel Messi Ghost Goal Controversy
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La Liga: Valencia Hold Barcelona Amid Lionel Messi Ghost Goal Controversy

Just a second slip up from Barcelona this La Liga season allowed Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to close to within eight points of the leaders.

Lionel Messi Extends Barcelona Contract Until 2021
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Lionel Messi Extends Barcelona Contract Until 2021

Lionel Messi ended months of speculation when finally putting pen to paper to extend his contract with Barcelona until 2021.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'Confident' Of Winning Ballon D'Or
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Cristiano Ronaldo 'Confident' Of Winning Ballon D'Or

If Cristiano Ronaldo wins the upcoming Ballon D'Or, he will tie Lionel Messi on five victories.

Jorge Sampaoli Calls On Lionel Messi's Teammates To Prove Argentina Worth
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Jorge Sampaoli Calls On Lionel Messi's Teammates To Prove Argentina Worth

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli called on his side to show they can cope without Lionel Messi, ahead of the friendly with 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow.

Lionel Messi Keen To Avoid Spain In World Cup
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Lionel Messi Keen To Avoid Spain In World Cup

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says the worst possible draw for his Argentina side at next year's World Cup would be Spain in the first round.

Cries Of 'Freedom' As Record-Breaking Barcelona March On In La Liga
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Cries Of 'Freedom' As Record-Breaking Barcelona March On In La Liga

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde last week joked such off-field distractions appeared to be helping his side and once again they weren't fazed in registering a 10th win in their opening 11 La Liga matches.

Lionel Messi As Great As Diego Maradona: Lothar Matthaus
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Lionel Messi As Great As Diego Maradona: Lothar Matthaus

Germany's World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthaus prefers Lionel Messi's style of playing more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi Posts Video of Son Singing in Catalan, Gerard Pique Replies

Lionel Messi Posts Video of Son Singing in Catalan, Gerard Pique Replies

In his comment to Messi's Instagram video Pique replied: "In Catalonia they never stop indoctrinating children with 'Jean Petit qui danse'..... (the title of the nursery rhyme)" in a sarcastic dig at those in Spain who accuse Catalan authorities of indoctrination in schools.

Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Fires Argentina Into World Cup
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Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Fires Argentina Into World Cup

Barcelona superstar Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

2018 World Cup Qualification: Argentina Hopes On Line In Crucial Peru Clash
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2018 World Cup Qualification: Argentina Hopes On Line In Crucial Peru Clash

Argentina's stumbling 2018 World Cup qualification campaign faces another awkward hurdle on Thursday as the misfiring South American giants take on in-form Peru in Buenos Aires.

La Liga: Barcelona Win Behind Closed Doors Amid Catalonia Clashes
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La Liga: Barcelona Win Behind Closed Doors Amid Catalonia Clashes

Had Barcelona refused to play the game they could have faced a three-point deduction from La Liga on top of forfeiting the match against Las Palmas.

Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi On FIFA Best Player Shortlist
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Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi On FIFA Best Player Shortlist

Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to win the award, having led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a third Champions League success in four years last season.

La Liga: Lionel Messi Hits Four As Barcelona Maintain Perfect Start
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La Liga: Lionel Messi Hits Four As Barcelona Maintain Perfect Start

Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to La Liga by routing Eibar 6-1 on Tuesday.

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