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Messi to mesmerize Argentina in their qualifying tie tonight


Lionel Messi has never played better for Argentina, which is no comfort for Chile and its embattled coach Claudio Borghi.
Argentina plays Tuesday at Chile, which has lost two straight in South America

Messi keeps Argentina on course for Brazil

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina defeated Uruguay 3-0 on Friday to remain comfortably on course for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The victory kept the 1978 and 1986 world ch

We must improve, says Messi

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Lionel Messi said Argentina have plenty of scope for improvement despite leading the region's 2014 Football World Cup qualifying standings.

Argentina will meet Uruguay in Mendoza, Argentina, Thursday

Andres Iniesta crowned European player of season


Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta received the UEFA Best Player in Europe award on Thursday after pipping Cristiano Ronaldo and club-mate Lionel Messi in a journalists' poll.

It is his se

Messi's hat trick lifts Argentina over Brazil


Lionel Messi recorded his second international hat trick, scoring three times as Argentina edged Brazil 4-3 in an international exhibition game on Saturday.

Messi finished the season with a club and

'I'm better than Messi,' says Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he was ‘better than Messi’ in an interview with American news channel CNN on Friday, before appearing to retract his claim.

"You cannot compar

Messi makes history with 50 goals in Spanish league


Lionel Messi scored four goals to take his La Liga tally to 50 this season as Barcelona hammered Espanyol 4-0 on Saturday in an emotional last game at the Nou Camp for outgoing coach Pep Guardiola.


Ronaldo follows Messi in Champions League penalty flop


In an incredible turn of events few could ever have predicted, the world's two best players fluffed their lines at crucial moments this week to help send Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona

Drogba gives Chelsea edge over Barcelona


Didier Drogba hit a first-half, injury-time winner as Chelsea edged defending champions Barcelona 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final first-leg clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The goal ca

Champions League: Messi sends Barcelona into semis as Bayern cruise


Lionel Messi sent more records tumbling as holders Barcelona beat AC Milan 3-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League semi-finals, while Bayern Munich completed a 4-0 aggregate win over Marseille.

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