Neymar hails Brazil’s ability to create chances against England, noting the Three Lions’ propensity to defend. Gabriel Jesus and Neymar trade nutmegs in training, Sweden have an epic post-match celebration and more in the Sweeper. The FC crew rip into Gab Marcotti for saying Neymar should not be mocked for crying after Brazil coach Tite
A member of Russia’s U-17’s dedicated a few words to Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Barcelona have confirmed that Javier Mascherano is set to be sidelined for a month through injury, but the club received a boost with the return of Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic to training on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s game at Leganes.
Lionel Messi speaks exclusively to ESPN about his future with Argentina leading up to, and after, the World Cup in Russia. In an interview with ESPN’s Diego Monroig, Lionel Messi hits back at claims he makes the decisions for Argentina. Lionel Messi has told ESPN he was in the dark right up until the very
Ahead of Lionel Messi’s 600th match for Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde struggles to find new words with which to praise him. Lionel Messi will make his 600th appearance for Barcelona against Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi becomes just the third player to reach the landmark after former teammate Xavi Hernandez and current captain
Ahead of Lionel Messi’s 600th match for Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde struggles to find new words with which to praise him. Lionel Messi made his 600th appearance for Barcelona in the 2-1 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi becomes just the third player to reach the landmark after former teammate Xavi Hernandez
Paco Alcacer stole the show in Lionel Messi’s 600th Barcelona match, scoring twice to lead Barca past Sevilla. Paco Alcacer stole the show in Lionel Messi’s 600th Barcelona match, scoring twice to lead Barca past Sevilla. Lionel Messi made his 600th appearance for Barcelona as Paco Alcacer’s brace pushed the La Liga leaders past Sevilla.
Despite trailing Barcelona by eight points in La Liga, Sid Lowe feels Real Madrid will have chances to mount a comeback. Lionel Messi has fulfilled a promise made last year to Doctors Without Borders and donated over €70,000 to the charity after winning a libel case against newspaper La Razon, the player’s management company has
Lionel Messi provided a goal and an assist to lead Barcelona past Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames. Having moved away to Paris Saint-Germain a few months ago, Neymar returned to Barcelona over the weekend to catch up with a few of the old friends he left behind, namely Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. With
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed his rivalry with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi is just starting. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo explains what it means to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for a fifth time. Argentina great Diego Maradona admitted it “hurt his soul” to hand the Best FIFA Men’s Player
Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar insists he will try to help Kylian Mbappe flourish the way Lionel Messi did for him at Barcelona. Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has revealed Neymar told him at Lionel Messi’s wedding on June 30 that he wanted to leave the club. Xavi, 37, left Barca in 2015 for Al Sadd in Qatar
The FC crew debate how much a World Cup should factor into Lionel Messi’s standing among the greatest players of all time. Max Bretos and Herculez Gomez evaluate Lionel Messi’s impact on Argentina’s qualification for the World Cup. After Ecuador scored in the first minute, Lionel Messi took over and scored three goals to punch
Jose Mourinho takes a dig at other football managers and promises not to “cry and moan” about injuries like others do. The FC guys provide their critiques for Jose Mourinho’s Man United side following a narrow UCL victory over Benfica. The FC crew answer your tweets on Chelsea’s defensive issues, Manchester United’s style of play
Lionel Messi netted his 100th goal in European competition as 10-man Barcelona stayed perfect in Group D. BARCELONA — Ernesto Valverde joked he hoped to see Lionel Messi score 200 goals after Barcelona’s talisman chalked up another milestone as he scored for the 100th time in European competition from a second-half free kick in a
Ernesto Valverde praises Lionel Messi’s hard work for Barcelona at Atletico after a busy week with Argentina. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said Lionel Messi was suffering from “wear and tear” in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid. Messi had a late chance to win the match, which brought an end to Barca’s perfect Liga
Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar were all on target again to inspire PSG’s 6-2 rout of Bordeaux. Kylian Mbappe is “more professional” than Lionel Messi was at the same age, Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Ludovic Giuly has said. Giuly played for Barca between 2004 and 2007, watching Messi develop from a La Masia graduate
Mark Ogden reports from Lisbon as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi face a defining night in their international careers. Alejandro Moreno explains why Argentina could find it difficult to get the result they need at Ecuador. Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes go toe-to-toe in predictor ahead of the final round of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.
ESPN FC’s Barcelona correspondent Samuel Marsden checks in from the Camp Nou after the club decided to play behind closed doors amid political tension in Catalonia. Barcelona continued their perfect start in the league and Europe with a professional 3-0 victory over Las Palmas in unforeseen circumstances, playing to an empty Camp Nou on a
With many questions surrounding Barca during preseason, Ale Moreno feels they are certainly proving their doubters wrong. Barcelona needed an own goal to stay top of Group D as they only just managed to scrape past Sporting Lisbon. UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Sporting Lisbon following the pitch invasion by a fan during Wednesday’s
Aday and Gorka Iraizoz netted own goals in each half as Barcelona walked away from Girona with a comfy 3-0 win. Aday and Gorka Iraizoz netted own goals in each half as Barcelona walked away from Girona with a comfy 3-0 win. Barcelona maintained their perfect to start the season with the help of two
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a stellar 2016-17 season with Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo could be named Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year running after being included the final shortlist for the 2017 award along with Lionel Messi and Neymar. The trio had been named in an initial 24-man list of nominees last month and