Friday, November 30, 2012

Menotti: "Messi is a Martian»

"It's a Martian. It's amazing what we have achieved, "said  Argentine coach César Luis Menotti. compatriot of Messi.

"His deep commitment with the team, their solidarity, prudent and respectful. When he score a goal embraces his colleagues, no celebrates with the croud. When it is bright it becomes impossible to see what it does. Never seen him play poorly. Never. Neither in Barcelona nor in the selection, "said Menotti, who believes" there are no doubts 'about who deserved to win the Golden Ball, although it adds that "it would also be  fair a award for Iniesta.

About Cristiano Ronaldo says he is " individually remarkable", but in this sense "individual plays to win the game." "When she does not get the team playing with ten 'claims, speaking to radio Xarxa.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Messi and Co. wins in Moscow

A brilliant Messi warmed the frosty Luzhniki stadium. Barcelona beat Spartak Moscow for 3 -0 with 2 goals from Lionel Messi who has one more remarkable exhibition.

With these 2 more goals Messi has equaled Ruud van Nistelrooy as second top scorer in the history of the Champions League. Leo has scored 56 goals and only surpassed by Raúl with 71.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lionel Messi top scorer in La Liga

This season, Lionel Messi is the top scorer in La Liga with 15 goals in 11 games. Also, Messi is more decisive away from home than at Camp Nou. In the stadium of Barcelona, ​​the Argentine striker scored two goals against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. As a visitor, he scored two goals against Osasuna, Getafe, Rayo and Mallorca, another hat-trick against Deportivo Coruña.

In Spanish Supercup, scoring twice. And in the Champions League, three: two against Spartak Moscow and the last,  at Celtic Park, that goal was dedicated to his son Thiago.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Messi - I'm the happiest man in the world

Lionel Messi has revealed in social network 'Facebook', that he's very happy with the birth of his son, Thiago Messi.

"Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son has born. Thank God for this gift! Thanks for the support I received from my family. Hugs for everyone, "stated Messi in his Facebook account.

Thiago Messi was born in the Hospital USP Dexeus in Barcelona today.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Lionel Messi and Fifa golden ball

Lionel Messi undervalues ​​the two goals he scored and helped Barcelona to come out of Vallecas with a strong 5-0 win.

"The most important thing is not to have scored two more goals, but the team came back to wins and that's how we want to continue. Despite the cold, we played well and did not suffer goals with two adapted central defenders  [Adriano and Busquets]. Both were very well, " Said  Messi after the match.

With two goals in this match, Messi brings the count of the season to 13 goals in nine championship matches, overcoming the barrier of 300 (301) in his career. But not really think being closer to winning the Golden Ball: "It is a beautiful achievement but the merit is for the whole team. I share this award  more with my mates because, in football, the prizes are won as a team. "

Monday, October 22, 2012

Messi says that Barcelona is well

"We have overcome a difficult match, but we're focused on tomorrow's match against Celtic. We are good."

Leo Messi Sums in is account at Tencent Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, hes and Barça squad feelings  after the epic Deportivo 4- Barcelona 5 at the Riazor.

As highlighted by the Argentinian star, Barcelona is now with the mind set only on the resumption of the Champions League and to reaffirm the lead in Group F and without urgency to reach the second round of the playoffs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chile 1 Argentina 2 Lionel Messi genius

Lionel Messi scores a great goal and leads Argentina to victory over Chile.

Higuain scored the second but gets injured. Chile had their chances but forgave, and Gutierrez's goal at the end was to little for Chile

Ranking of South American qualifying group  for the World Cup in Brazil.

1.º Argentina 20 points
2.º Ecuador 17 pts.
3.º Colômbia 16 pts.
4.º Venezuela 12 pts.
5.º Uruguai 12 pts.
6.º Chile 12 pts.
7.º Bolívia 8 pts.
8.º Peru 8 pts.
9.º Paraguai 7 pts.

Chile vs Argentina 1:2 GOALS and HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Argentina 3 Uruguay 0 Messi crucial

Messi led Argentina from the first minute of play.

Despite having good chances to score in the first half but the goalkeeper Muslera always save.

In the second half  Leo Messi scored two goals, one from a free kick and another finalizing a great move from Di Maria.

Messi also had a important role in Kun Agüero goal.

Argentina vs Uruguay 3:0 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tabarez will strengthen the midfield to contain Messi

Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez, defined the starting lineup for Friday's game against Argentina, to South American qualifiers for the World Cup, and will strengthen the midfield trying to figure how to contain Lionel Messi.

 Tabarez will accommodate between owners midfielder Alvaro 'Tata' Gonzalez of the Italian Lazio, noted for his tactical application in the markings.

 Uruguay, champions of America, below the level playing in recent games, which lost 4-0 on their visit to Colombia and drew 1-1 at home against Ecuador, after which it fell to fourth place in the classification.

 If no last minute problems arise, the celestial alignment will be formed by Fernando Muslera, Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Alvaro Gonzalez, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Walter Gargano, Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Two golden players

Glorious Classic at Camp Nou between Barcelona and Real Madrid tied at all between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored 2 goals and pulled their teams when they were most needed.

A huge classic today in Barcelona. Emotion, controversy and especially the two world  best soccer players  shining intensely scoring the four goals of the game.

Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 2 - Match goals and highlights

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Benfica 0 Barcelona 2 Messi recital

Intense match at the Stadium da Luz with Lionel Messi being crucial with 2 assists for goal.

0-1 by Alexis 6 m. 0-2 Fesc Fabregas 55

Striking images in direct of Puyol injury.

At the end of Game Lionel Messi declared to the press:

"We won today which is the most important. Now awaiting us a special game. Dérbis We know how and we are starting to prepare for Real Madrid tomorrow"

Benfica vs Barcelona 0:2 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Friday, September 28, 2012

Lionel Messi wins Golden Eleven ahead of Ronaldo

For the third consecutive year, the French magazine Onze Mondial elected Lionel Messi the best soccer player of the year, based on the votes of its readers.

The Barcelona striker won the Golden Eleven award with 47.5 percent of the votes, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo into second place (27.95%), while the Colombian Radamel Falcao complete the podium after receive 6.10 percent of votes.

Messi is the third player to receive this award for the third time, equaling Michel Platini (1983, 1984 and 1985) and Zinedine Zidane (1998, 2000 and 2001). Cristiano Ronaldo earned the award in 2008.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Barça sentenced to pay to former representative of Messi

A judgment in the Court number 25 of Barcelona has dictated freezing the box office of the match Barcelona-Real Madrid scheduled for October 7.

The company Sport Enterprises, owned by Rodolfo Quinota, a former representative of Leo Messi,  claimed  from Barcelona an amount close to € 450,000.

The first contract signed by Messi with Barcelona  was signed in 2005 and lasted until 2014. In 2007 the club changed this contract, the player's father broke with Quinota and this, in turn, demanded  Barelona to understand that he should continue to receive the full amount of the contract signed by both parties.

Barcelona ensures that the embargo will not happen and that everything will be arranged with the former Lionel Messi representative.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Messi second highest paid player in the world

Leo Messi is the second highest paid player in the world. Only surpassed by his former teammate Samuel Eto'o.
Messi has a clause in his contract that eventually becomes fixed when the variable gets a title, hence after 14 of 19 trophies won at the Pep Guardiola era, Messi income shot up to  near the 18 million euros per season.

Barcelona sources confirmed the data, while once reported that feel oppen to review the new contract (it would be the sixth time since 2005 initialed his first contract agreement with the club).

"Messi charges which generates in the field", insisted Barça sources, knowing that the attacker is desired on the market and only a crazy market movement could make a change of scenery (the clause is 250 million) .

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Barcelona 2 Granada 0

Barcelona 2 Granada 0
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Song, Mascherano, Adriano (Tello, m.73), Busquets, Thiago (Xavi, m.53), Cesc, Alexis, Messi and Villa (Pedro, m.53) 

Granada: Toño; Nyom, Inigo Lopez, Borja Gomez, Siqueira, Iriney, Mikel Rico, Orellana, Torje (Juanma Ortiz, m.66); Brahimi (Jaime, m.75) and Floro Flores (Al Arabi, m.58) . 
Goals: 1-0, m.87: Xavi. 2-0, m.90 +2: Borja Gomez, own goal. 
Referee: del Cerro Grande. He showed yellow cards to Floro Flores (m.24), Tone (m.45) and to Borja Gomez (m.72). 

Incidents: 65,834 spectators attended the match at the Camp Nou. Leo Messi argues with David Villa during the match .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Leo Messi scores 2 goals in a difficult game

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi said after emerging victorious in the clash against Spartak Moscow that the "merit" of having taken all three points had been all Barca and that despite the absence of Piqué the team have other great players.

 "It is our worth have won this game so complicated.I's not easy, we could not find spaces, the forwards were very fast, very strong, played well on the counterattack, they are complicated, but appeared and won our third goal," admitted Messi to Canal Plus.

 Finally, in order to achieve the Golden Ball, Messi said scoring goals was not his "objective" but the main titles. "It is not my aim to score goals for the record, the way are the titles, the dynamics. Lack lot of time and does not worry me. There are other more important things," he said.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Leo Messi: "We will fight for all the titles"

Lionel Messi, who has given an interview to, explained that "this year we will fight for all the titles." The Argentinian has acknowledged that last year "we were near the league, and especially in the Champions League, where he failed the penalty against Chelsea."

In any case, the Messi recalled that "we were lucky to win two Super Cups, the World Club Cup Cup and the Copa del Rey, very important tournaments although people do not value them as much."

Looking ahead to this edition of the Champions League, where the club opens against Spartak Moscow, Messi said "in the Champions are no affordable groups, from experience we know that every game is very complicated and that any team can win. "The superiority must must be show in the field," he finished.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Getafe 1 - Barcelona 4 Messi scored 2 goals

The circumstances forced Tito Vilanova to file an unusual alignment in the game against Getafe. It was because the name of Messi did not appear among the names written on the board.
Messi played the final half hour, enough time to score two goals and solve the game in a stadium always difficult for Barcelona.
Barcelona has given rest to his star and returned home with a solid win.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Barcelona also want Messi 'forever'

Lifetime contracts are one of the trendy themes in Spain.

After Cristiano Ronaldo, and Radamel Falcao names have been appointed to a lifetime contracts with their respective clubs, now it is Barcelona who expresses his desire to see Messi forever with the symbol of the club in his chest.

"We want Messi to retire at Barcelona ," said Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona vice president.
The Argentine star of the team, has therefore a label pasted nonnegotiable.

Bartomeu left another idea: the end of Leo Messi career might not mean farewell to Barça. "If he wants, he can continue to work in Barcelona when he retire".

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lionel Messi gave an exclusive interview to 'ESPN'

Lionel Messi give an exclusive interview to 'ESPN' in which he had words of praise for Pep Guardiola, who he said was the head of the Barcelona conquered 14 of the 19 titles that chose the four campaigns he held the Barcelona bench. "It was important from the beginning, because we came from two years getting nothing, had a team that was bad moral, sad and he changed everything, his confidence, his desire, his way of working."

Questioned about the objectives for the season that has just begun, Messi admitted that although last year scored in all competitions he played for Barcelona 73 goals, would rather "make fewer goals and win more titles, but at the level of goals that was a unforgettable season  ".
"For me, hopefully this is similar, but I do not get any targets or think in a number" added the Argentinian star, who nonetheless stressed "that the more goals score, the better, and the more titles wins , much better."

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lionel Messi buy a Maserati MC Stradale

Lionel Messi Barcelona striker just changed his GranTurismo S for a brand new Maserati MC Stradale, an impressive sports car which for him is as a "utilitarian car" because it takes every day to "work".

As you can see in the picture Leo Messi exits the training with his team. The Maserati MC Stradale is the two-seater version of the Maserati Gran Turismo, and mounted a 450 hp V8 engine with a cubic capacity of 4,691 cc

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lionel Messi salary

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two best soccer players in the world but surprisingly not the highest paid.
In a list containing the ten players who earn more income a year in their clubs, the stars of Barcelona and Real Madrid are in the queue.

Samuel Eto'o leads the ranking with its spectacular salary of 20 million euros in Russian Anzhi. In addition, the winner of the best player in Europe, Andres Iniesta, is not among the 10 top earners.

The 10 highest paid soccer plyers: (in euros)
Samuel Eto'o (Anzhi) twenty million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) 14.5 million
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 13.8 million
Yaya Touré (Manchester City) 13 million
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 12.5 million
Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shensua) 12 million
Fernando Torres (Chelsea) 10.8 million
Darío Conca (Guangzhou Evergrande) 10.6 million
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 10.5 million
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 10 million

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lionel Messi Biography

(Lionel Andrés Messi, Rosario, Santa Fe, 1987) Argentinian footballer.
Possessing exceptional technical ability, a devilish speed and inexhaustible inventiveness, since he came from the hand of their parents at FC Barcelona, 13 years old, made a dizzying career by the different categories to the first team, which debuted with just 16 in a friendly match against Porto.

In 2004, at age 17, played his first official match of the Spanish league. At 18 he got his international recognition: he was part of the Argentina, World Junior champion in the Dutch Under-20 Championship in 2005. But his true hatching occurred with the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Barca bench: during the four seasons in which he led the team coach (2008-2012), his goalscoring statistics reached stratospheric levels, contributing decisively to Barca's lived best phase in its history with 14 titles made ​​possible 18.
Almost unanimously considered the best player of the moment, his individual talent has been recognized for three consecutive years with the Golden Ball (2009, 2010 and 2011).

Known as Leo or Pulga (Flea), pointed his immense quality and when he was five and played in the club in his hometown neighborhood run by his father and been reaffirmed when, after seven years, started playing in the lower divisions of Newell's Old Boys of Rosario.

At 10 years old, Messi are about to make the leap to the club River Plate in Buenos Aires, he detected a delay in bone development caused by low levels of growth hormones, medical treatment was very expensive, the clubs would not afford it and his father, who did not have the necessary financial resources, decided to emigrate with his family to Barcelona, where he had presented a working option.
In September 2000, Leo performed a test on the FC Barcelona coach Carles Rexach was amazed by his football talent and, in effect signing a contract on a paper napkin, he joined the club, who took charge of the boy's treatment. Messi was then thirteen years and measured 140 cm.

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