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Lionel Messi: Argentine footballer
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 widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (444), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (183), a La Liga and European league season (21) and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.

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Messi brace gives Barca therapeutic 5-0 final day win [Video]

Messi brace gives Barca therapeutic 5-0 final day win

Quique Setien vows to carry on as coach as long as he has the job and while he feels the backing of the Barcelona board.

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FC Barcelona unveil new uniform as they prepare for La Liga decisive week [Video]

FC Barcelona unveil new uniform as they prepare for La Liga decisive week

Messi, Busquets and Griezmann present the new 2020-21 Barcelona kit before joining their teammates on the training pitch.

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Barcelona president Bartomeu says Messi will end his career with Catalan club, dismissing earlier report [Video]

Barcelona president Bartomeu says Messi will end his career with Catalan club, dismissing earlier report

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine won't renew his contract

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Setien says things are fine with Messi amid contract speculation [Video]

Setien says things are fine with Messi amid contract speculation

Setien says his relationship with Messi is fine

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Messi calls off contract renewal negotiations and is ready to leave Barca in 2021, according to report [Video]

Messi calls off contract renewal negotiations and is ready to leave Barca in 2021, according to report

Lionel Messi has called off contract negotiations with Barcelona, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

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You could think VAR is not being used correctly - Barca coach Setien [Video]

You could think VAR is not being used correctly - Barca coach Setien

Barcelona manager Quique Setien says the VAR might not be being used correctly.

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Neymar loses lawsuit with Barcelona over bonus [Video]

Neymar loses lawsuit with Barcelona over bonus

PSG and Brazil forward Neymar ordered to pay his former club Barcelona 6.7 million euros after losing a lawsuit over an unpaid bonus.

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Griezmann is automatic first choice - Barca's coach Setien says [Video]

Griezmann is automatic first choice - Barca's coach Setien says

Barcelona coach Quique Setien backs Antoine Griezmann to shine ahead of La Liga encounter against Leganes on Tuesday (June 16).

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Messi leads Barca to flying return against Mallorca [Video]

Messi leads Barca to flying return against Mallorca

Barcelona record an emphatic 4-0 victory away to Mallorca in both teams' first match in three months due to the coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:51Published
Barça's Suarez is fit to play against Mallorca - Setien [Video]

Barça's Suarez is fit to play against Mallorca - Setien

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both fit for Barcelona’s return following coronavirus hiatus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:54Published
La Liga to use 'virtual' stands and audio for broadcasts [Video]

La Liga to use 'virtual' stands and audio for broadcasts

La Liga will use virtual images of stands in television broadcasts with added 'fan audio', produced by the makers of the FIFA video game, when it returns to action on Thursday June 11.

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Chelsea remain confident on Havertz, Messi wants Bielsa at Barca, Wilson set for Spurs move, plus more.
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Messi beats Benzema to break La Liga record with seventh Pichichi award

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Messi set for seventh La Liga golden boot after scoring twice as Barca beat Alaves

Lionel Messi looks set to win his seventh La Liga golden boot after scoring twice in Barcelona's win over Alaves on the final day.
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'Things have to change' - Messi reacts as Barca concede title to Real

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says "things have to change" at the club as they lose to Osasuna and Real Madrid win La Liga.
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Who could challenge Ronaldo and Messi for a Ballon d'Or? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.
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'We have obligation to re-sign Messi' says Barcelona president

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Bartomeu: Messi 'will end career' at Barca

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker will 'end his career' at club - Bartomeu

Lionel Messi will "end his working and footballing life at Barcelona", the club's president has said.
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Messi registers his best-ever assist tally in La Liga

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Villarreal [Spain], July 6 (ANI): Argentine and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on Sunday (local time) registered his best-ever assist tally in the history of La Liga. The striker achieved the feat..
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Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona: Lionel Messi sets up two in fine win

Barcelona keep alive their slim La Liga title hopes with an excellent victory at in-form Villarreal.
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Monday's gossip: Man City could sign Messi if Guardiola leaves

Chelsea to sell six to fund Havertz deal, Arsenal and Napoli lead Saint-Maximin chase, Messi to wait for City, plus more.
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Barcelona's Setien Speaks On Messi Future, Griezmann Snub And Being Fired Ahead Of Villarreal Clash

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Why Messi is fed up at Barcelona - Balague column

Lionel Messi is disillusioned with many aspects of life at Barcelona at the moment - and it throws his future at the Nou Camp into doubt.
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Lionel Messi set to leave Barcelona?

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward scores 700th goal with Panenka penalty

Lionel Messi scores the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga game with Atletico Madrid.
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Cristiano Ronaldo More Likely to Win Ballon d’Or 2020, Lionel Messi’s Rankings Drop

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Suarez double, Barca drop vital points in Vigo

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Barcelona back on top in Spain

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Thursday's gossip: Barcelona to offer Messi deal to 2023

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Teenager Fati joins Messi on scoresheet in Barcelona win

Seventeen-year-old Ansu Fati scores his fifth La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona extend their lead at the top of La Liga with victory over Leganes.
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Lionel Messi: Pitch-invader who tried to get selfie with star 'should be charged'

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez fit for Barcelona run-in

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'When Messi gives advice, you listen' - De Jong on life at Barcelona

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Tuesday's gossip - Chelsea consider joining race for Werner

Messi to stay at Barca after clause expires, Real reject deal to sign Willian, Chelsea consider Werner move, plus more.
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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo Shouldn’t Even Be a Debate, Gary Lineker Hails Barcelona Superstar As Best Ever

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Federer becomes world's highest paid athlete

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Federer jumps Ronaldo, Messi as highest-earning athlete

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina star's iconic moments

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Liverpool's Robertson on Messi, partying with Dalglish and M&S lingerie

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ePremier League Invitational Fifa 20: I only want a Messi shirt, says Raheem Sterling

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‘Messi may go to MLS or China but not Inter’ – Rivaldo not convinced by Barcelona exit talk

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Kaka makes his pick between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

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Messi never rejected wage cuts, says Barcelona president Bartomeu

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Messi confirms pay cut for players, criticises board

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Man City star Gundogan omits Ronaldo from his list of the top three players in the world

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