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Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi insists Barcelona haven't won league title yet

Lionel Messi

Barcelona may be 11 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Atletico Madrid, but Lionel Messi, who this week won his fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or, is keeping his feet on the ground regarding the title race.

Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 3:19am

Lionel Messi wins Fifa's Ballon d'Or award for fourth consecutive year

Argentina star Lionel Messi picks up Fifa's World Player of the Year award for a fourth consecutive time in Zurich. Photo: AFP

Spain bathed in glory yesterday after Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for best footballer of the year for a record fourth time in as many years, cementing his claim to be one of the greatest players of all time.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Talking points: Macau corruption trial, Delhi rape, Lionel Messi, IMF Cairo visit

Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing

Macau begins corruption trial of HK tycoons

8 Jan 2013 - 1:21pm

Messi smashes Mueller's scoring record

Messi smashes Mueller's scoring record

Lionel Messi insists that his record-breaking 86-goal haul in 2012 will count for nothing if Barcelona miss out on La Liga and Champions League titles.

The Argentine star wrote his name into the history books by overhauling German legend Gerd Mueller's 1972 record of 85 goals in a calendar year with a first-half double that helped his side to an important 2-1 win at Real Betis.

11 Dec 2012 - 7:35am