The goal moved him three ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez with 33 goals each, and Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 29, according to official FC Barcelona website.
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But on September 4, the striker published a video message confirming that he would remain at the club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi ended speculation last week about his future at the Catalan giants by announcing that he would stay for another season, though reluctantly, rather than fight his club in a court of law.
Although Messi will remain at the Camp Nou until he can leave as a free agent, fans are worried at the interview in which he explained how he felt in recent months.
All Messi Senior told the press was that he knew “nothing” but that he believed it would be “difficult” for his son to remain at Barcelona, where he has spent the last 20 years.
Bartomeu, however, has played down speculations and stated Messi wants to finish his career at Barcelona. He insisted that the Argentine has told him about his future at the club.
The Argentine star revealed that his son Mateo ensured that he remembered the defeat whenever they play at his home.
In the finals of FIFA World Cup 2014, Argentina lost to Germany by 1-0 in Rio de Janerio.
Barcelona: Lionel Messi was the hero once again for FC Barcelona as he scored two goals to give his side a 3-0 win at home to Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Barca, on Wednesday, led through Luis Suarez’s first half goal, but were struggling in[Read More…]
Barcelona: For the second year in a row, FC Barcelona are the champions of Spain. Ernesto Valverde has overseen another LaLiga Santander triumph, taking the Blaugrana onto 26 league titles. They’re now just seven behind Real Madrid’s record haul of 33 league trophies, a gap which has closed dramatically over[Read More…]
Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi has reiterated his commitment to Argentina’s national team and hit out at “lies” about him in his homeland. The 31-year-old ended an eight-month self-imposed exile from international football against Venezuela last week, but could not prevent a 3-1 defeat in Madrid. He then missed the Albiceleste’s[Read More…]
On Sunday, 13 January 2019, one of the greatest footballer in the world, Lionel Messi created LaLiga history after becoming the first player to score 400 goals in the competitions’ long history. Messi is already the all-time top goal scorer in LaLiga. He surpassed the previous record of 251 goals[Read More…]
A new era of football is witnessing the dominance of youngsters and is likely to put an end to the duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. However, Ronaldo and Messi continued to be the most productive footballers on the field, they are no longer the highest-valued players in the[Read More…]
In 2016, Seven-year-old Murtuza Ahmadi from Afghanistan had grabbed headlines after he was spotted wearing homemade Lionel Messi’s jersey, fashioned out of a blue and white striped plastic bag by his older brother. He later met his hero, Lionel Messi in Qatar during a football friendly match. The Barcelona legend[Read More…]
Luka Modric the winner of Ballon d’Or 2018, has put an end to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long dominance over Ballon d’Or award. Modric became first Croatian to lift this award after already been named as FIFA’s Best Men’s Player this year. Croatian captain and Real Madrid midfielder, Modric[Read More…]
Kolkata: Though rating Lionel Messi as the greatest player to have ever played the sport, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Tuesday did not pick Argentina as one of the favourites to lift the World Cup in Russia this time. If you’re asking me four good teams, I think[Read More…]
Barcelona: Hailing FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi for his superlative display against Chelsea, manager Antonio Conte said his kind of player is born only once every 50 years. Barcelona thumped Chelsea 3-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 Champions League tie at Camp Nou, qualifying for the quarter[Read More…]
In the latest Forbes list, Captain Virat Kohli is the only sportsperson from India who made it among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes, topped by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli, 28-year-old, has been ranked 89th in the Forbes 2017 list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total[Read More…]
A 21-month jail term to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday. The footballer and his father Jorge, who handles his finances, were convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of approximately $4.6 million. However, he is unlikely to go to prison, as the Spanish[Read More…]
Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday’s game in Bolivia. FIFA says Messi was banned for verbally abusing an assistant referee during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday. FIFA intervened when the incident was not initially reported by the Brazilian referee[Read More…]
Murtaza Ahmadi’s dream of meeting his idol finally came true. The Afghan boy had become an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi’s famous number 10 has met his hero. A photograph of six-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi wearing the shirt made from a striped blue plastic bag went[Read More…]
Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time. The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year. Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in the vote. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid[Read More…]
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be crowned the latest winner of the Ballon d’Or on Monday night, according to Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo. Francesc Aguilar, a well-connected journalist within the Barcelona-based sports daily, has revealed that the announcement will be made a 7pm next Monday (8pm, CET) and the[Read More…]
Lionel Messi will see out his Barcelona contract after rejecting a new deal, according to reports in Spain. Spanish sport daily, Marca, claim the Argentinian has rejected the offer of a new contract extension and will see out his current deal, which ends in 2018, before making a decision on[Read More…]
Real Madrid wingers Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero were nominated for the coveted 2016 Ballon d’Or football award, a French sports magazine France Football announced on Monday. The magazine said that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerik Aubameyang and long-serving Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus were[Read More…]