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January 13, 2019 11:22 AM Messi scores 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar to extend lead at top

Luis Suarez scored twice while Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona re-opened a five-point lead over second place Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Eibar. Barca came into the match on the back of a defeat to Levante in the Copa del Rey, but were back to winning ways with a relatively simple victory at Camp Nou. He opened 87

January 13, 2019 10:55 AM Numbers: Messi makes La Liga history, Dave saves United

Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in La Liga, taking 435 games to achieve the feat. The man closest to him is, no prizes for guessing, Cristiano Ronaldo, who got 311 in 292 matches before leaving for Juventus. Messi is the second player across Europe's top five leagues to have scored 400 league goals. (The first, Ronaldo, has 409 at last count) 129

January 6, 2019 10:36 AM 'Turkish Messi' Abdulkadir Omur would welcome Liverpool move amid recent links

Promising Trabzonspor teenager Abdulkadir Omur would welcome the chance to join Liverpool amid recent reports of an offer from the Anfield club. The Reds have been closely linked with a move for Omur, 19, over the past week after reports in Turkish media claimed the Premier League leaders tabled a £27 million bid for the Trabzonspor winger. Omur discussed 129

December 21, 2018 8:40 AM Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo to go on trial for tax fraud on Jan. 21

A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21. The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to also pay a fine of close to €19 million ($22m) for the reduced sentence. In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders. Last year, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud 86

December 8, 2018 1:01 PM Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home

KABUL (Reuters) - The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him a shirt 94

November 10, 2018 5:10 PM Barcelona's Lionel Messi back from arm injury for match vs. Real Betis

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi returned to the La Liga leaders' squad to play Real Betis on Sunday, getting the all-clear from doctors to play three weeks after breaking his arm, but forward Ousmane Dembele was left out. Messi has been training in the last week and travelled with the team to Tuesday's Champions League game against Inter Milan but did not make the bench 96

October 3, 2018 8:52 AM Barcelona beat Tottenham in Group B on back of Lionel Messi double

Lionel Messi scored twice and powered Barcelona to a 4-2 win against Tottenham in Champions League Group B at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night. Philippe Coutinho had the visitors ahead inside of two minutes, smashing a half-volley into an empty net after Hugo Lloris was caught out trying to chase down a Messi through ball. Barcelona were two up before 36

September 12, 2018 1:01 PM Atlanta United coach Tata Martino: Argentina have not contacted me

Atlanta United manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino has said the Argentina Football Federation (AFA) has not contacted him about a return to coach the national team, and stressed that he is under contract with Atlanta. "I have not spoken to anyone from Argentina and additionally, I am currently working and under contract with Atlanta and that would have be resolved 66

September 12, 2018 5:42 AM Brazil’s Former Leader Lula da Silva Abandons Presidential Bid, Names Successor

(RIO DE JANEIRO) — In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers’ Party ticket in October’s presidential election. “I want everyone who would vote for me to vote for Fernando Haddad for president of Brazil,” da Silva, who Brazilians 75

September 6, 2018 3:16 PM Lionel Messi does school run with sons Thiago and Mateo during international break

Having removed himself from Argentina selection for the foreseeable future, the international break has afforded Lionel Messi to indulge in a bit of family time. Indeed, far departed from his day job as a global footballing superstar, the Barcelona forward was able to partake in some of the more menial aspects of parenthood on Thursday. In a set of photos 46