Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up another to lead Barcelona to a 4-1 comeback victory at Sevilla on Sunday, moving the defending champions into a three-way tie for the Spanish league lead.Monday, 10 February, 2014, 10:10am
A Spanish prosecutor filed a fraud complaint yesterday against Lionel Messi, alleging the Barcelona and Argentina star owes €4 million (HK$41.2 million) in back taxes.The complaint was lodged by Raquel Amado, a state prosecutor for Catalonia.13 Jun 2013 - 6:02am
Argentina travel to Ecuador today for their latest World Cup qualifier with a big question mark hanging over star striker Lionel Messi. A victory would all but ensure the twice world champions' place at next year's showpiece in Brazil, but without Messi, Argentina are not the same animal.11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am
Lionel Messi came off the bench to move Barcelona within two points of clinching the La Liga title with a 4-2 win over Real Betis at Camp Nou. Dorlan Pabon and Ruben Perez had twice given the visitors the lead in the first half either side of Alexis Sanchez's equaliser.7 May 2013 - 5:34am
Victory for Barca at the San Mames and defeat for Real in the Madrid derby at the Calderon would have given the leaders an unassailable 16-point advantage with five matches left.28 Apr 2013 - 11:22am
Xavi Hernandez believes Barcelona are still favourites in their Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain despite a number of key injuries in defence and the possibility that Lionel Messi could also miss the second-leg.10 Apr 2013 - 4:13am
Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona’s Spanish league match this weekend because of his hamstring injury, but may be fit to play in the Champions League return leg against Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi was substituted at halftime of Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against PSG in Paris, having scored the first goal of the game before injuring his right leg.4 Apr 2013 - 9:39am
PSG came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with the Catalans at the Parc des Princes in a pulsating first leg, with Blaise Matuidi's stoppage-time shot squirming through the grasp of visiting keeper Victor Valdes.4 Apr 2013 - 11:37am
Argentina is four points clear at the top of the qualifying table and enjoy an 11-point gap to the first team outside the four automatic qualifying positions with just six games left. Yet the trip to Bolivia brings with it some bad memories for Messi and his teammates.26 Mar 2013 - 3:15am
Lionel Messi scored once and set up two goals as Argentina beat Venezuela 3-0 to remain in control of the South American qualifying race for the next year World Cup on Friday.
The Argentinian skipper was the architect of two Gonzalo Higuain strikes which came either side of an emphatic Messi penalty on the stroke of half-time at the Monumental Stadium.23 Mar 2013 - 2:36pm