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'Messi is the greatest ever,' says Barca keeper

After taking a blow to the face which left him bloodied and shaken in the first half, Messi scored Barca's equalizer before netting the 500th goal of his club career -- a last-minute winner in the 3-2 victory over Real. "I think he's the greatest ever, because there's nobody sim...

10 Years Ago Today, Lionel Messi Became Lionel Messi

Photo credit: Bagu Blanco/GettyTen years. It’s been 10 whole years since Lionel Andrés Messi, then just a 19-year-old kid, did this to Getafe:(And yes, “did this to Getafe” is appropriate here. When you sprint through an entire team’s half of the pitch, skip past five op...

Lionel Messi scored the best goal of his career 10 years ago today

The Lionel Messi goal is 10 years old today. If you’ve followed his career, you already know which goal the goal is. If you haven’t, I’m talking about the individual goal he scored in the Copa del Rey against Getafe where he runs 60 yards, destroying four defenders in the p...

The 10 best things about Lionel Messi's greatest ever goal… 10 years on

18 April 2007 was the day the world realised that Lionel Messi is a bona fide genius. Just 19 years old at the time, the Barcelona teenager was already was considered the world's finest young talent. Then he scored THAT goal. You know the one. The one against Getafe, in the sem...

Paulo Dybala: Rising star is Messi"s mirror image

The similarities between the two Argentines, who face off in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Juventus and Barcelona, have been noted by Dybala's strike partner Gonza...

Dybala is Messi's mirror image

Diminutive, dynamic and armed with a deadly left foot, Paulo Dybala could be a prototype of a Lionel Messi clone. The similarities between the two Argentines, who face off in Wednesday's Champio...

Rising Juve star Dybala is Messi’s mirror image

Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring Juventus' first goal in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg in Turin April 11, 2017. — Reuters picBARCELONA, April 18 — Diminutive, dynamic and armed w...

Lionel Messi's 'work of art' or replica? Remembering the Diego Maradona copy a decade on

Lionel Messi's solo goal against Getafe in 2007 was eerily reminiscent of Diego Maradona's 'goal of the century' Who is better, the artist or the forger? L...

Football’s widening wealth gap

There is Cristiano Ronaldo and his millions and Gloire Mbidi and his handful of dollars -- and the gap between football’s have and have-nots is widening. Ronaldo reportedly earns about $45 a m...

Higuain prepares for furious Napoli return

The love Napoli fans had for Higuain swiftly turned to hatred following his record transfer to Juventus after scoring 36 goals last season to break a 66-year-old Serie A record. This is the firs...

Maradona to lobby FIFA, says Messi ban ‘terrible’ | .ng

Argentina legend Diego Maradona criticised the four-match ban imposed on Lionel Messi by FIFA and said he will speak to FIFA president Gianni Infantino to try to see it reduced.FIFA took action a...