Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, Messi has won a record-tying five Ballon d'Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record five European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 32 trophies, including nine La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga and in Europe's top-five leagues (416), a La Liga season and club league season in Europe (50), a club football season in Europe (73), most official goals in a calendar year (91), El Clásico (26), most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League (8), as well as those for most assists in La Liga (166) and the Copa América (11). He has scored over 685 senior career goals for club and country.
The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post.. Reuters - Published
Business Insider reports soccer star Lionel Messi was injured after he was challenged by Chris Smalling during a UEFA Champions League match. FC Barcelona was in the north of England for the first leg..
Messi has now scored 41 goals this season, with 32 of them having come in just 29 league games. The Barca star floated in a free-kick in the 71st minute and then delivered a deft finish after being set..
According to Deadspin, normally Real Madrid struggles against Barcelona and wins the game. But this time Barcelona struggled against Madrid and won the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi final. Lionel..