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Messi salutes Maradona as Barca trounces Osasuna

BARCELONA — Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.

Messi back in scoring business in dream start for Koeman

BARCELONA — Lionel Messi was back in scoring business for Barcelona on Sunday, leading them to a resounding 4-0 win at home against Villarreal in a near-perfect La Liga opener for the Catalans under new coach Ronald Koeman.

Soccer-Messi tops wealth league ahead of Ronaldo

LONDON — Lionel Messi was denied a potentially money-spinning move away from Barcelona this month after a contract-dispute, but the Argentine maestro remains the world’s richest soccer player.

Messi back training with Barca after ending departure saga

BARCELONA — Barcelona captain Lionel Messi reported for training on Monday for the first time since requesting to leave the club last month.

Soccer — it will be difficult for Messi to remain with Barcelona,...

BARCELONA — It will be difficult for Lionel Messi to remain at Barcelona after he made public his desire to leave the Spanish club, his father and agent Jorge Messi said on Wednesday as he arrived in the city to negotiate his son’s future.

Messi unlikely to change mind on Barca exit, says presidential candidate

LIONEL Messi is unlikely to change his mind about leaving Barcelona, the club’s presidential candidate Victor Font has said.

Soccer-Messi fails to show up for Barca training

BARCELONA — Unhappy Lionel Messi missed Barcelona’s first training session of the new season on Monday, days after his shock announcement that he wants to leave the only club he has played for professionally.

Messi will not attend Barcelona training on Monday, Spanish media report

MADRID — Lionel Messi will not take a planned pre-season coronavirus test on Sunday or return to training on Monday after his shock announcement earlier this week that he wants to leave Barcelona, Spanish media reported on Saturday.

Barca in new turmoil after Messi tells club he wants to...

BARCELONA — Captain Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday, deepening the turmoil within the Catalan side less than two weeks after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich.

Lionel Messi would be ‘welcome’ at Paris Saint-Germain, says Tuchel

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel says Lionel Messi would be welcome at the club if he ever decided to leave Barcelona but he does not expect the Argentine forward to do so.

Messi contemplates Barca exit

BARCELONA — Lionel Messi still wishes to leave Barcelona after meeting new coach Ronald Koeman, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday, as all four sports newspapers dedicated their front covers to the Argentine’s uncertain future.

Koeman will be Barca’s next coach, Messi to stay

BARCELONA — Ronald Koeman is set to become Barcelona’s next coach and the Dutchman will construct his team around Lionel Messi, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday.

Messi helps Barca sink Napoli to reach last eight

BARCELONA — A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the club into the Champions League quarter-finals for the 13th consecutive season where they face Bayern Munich.

Five things we learned from Croatia’s 3-0 rout of Argentina

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia -- Argentina, and Lionel Messi, are on the verge of going home after being beaten by Croatia 3-0 in Nizhny Novgorod...

Football superstars, Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar to shine in live telecast...

THE world’s biggest football stars will take the spotlight this week in the continuation of the live telecast of elite European club football action...