‘Musa’s done more than Messi’ – Nigeria goal hero hands Argentina lifeline

Ahmed Musa’s brace gave Nigeria a vital 2-0 World Cup win over Iceland in Volgograd, handing Lionel Messi and Argentina a lifeline as a three-way battle for qualification behind Croatia in Group D goes to the wire. Musa opened the scoring just after half-time with a stunning half-volley, before embarking on a blistering run down […]

These 3 stats show how truly awful Lionel Messi was during Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Croatia

Getty Images Argentina suffered a shock 3-0 loss against Croatia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup game on Thursday. Wilfredo Caballero’s goalkeeping howler led to Croatia’s opening goal, but Lionel Messi — Argentina’s captain — struggled to make an impact. In fact, three key statistics indicate how truly awful Messi was. Messi, considered one of […]

‘We have to keep calm & win’: Messi feels ‘hurt’ but focused after bitter draw with Iceland

While Lionel Messi feels personal responsibility for his failure to convert a penalty, which led to a 1-1 draw with Iceland, the Argentine star is confident his team will shine during its next World Cup match, against Croatia. “We have to look ahead. I think we deserved three points, but we have to be calm,” […]

Messi misses penalty kick as Iceland holds Argentina to draw

Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the […]

‘Messi is only human, the penalty miss affected him’ – Mourinho on Argentina-Iceland draw

Jose Mourinho has said Lionel Messi is “only human,” after the Argentina star missed a penalty and suffered a frustrating afternoon in his team’s 1-1 draw with World Cup debutants Iceland. Manchester United boss Mourinho praised the fearless Iceland team after they matched a heavyweight Argentina in their World Cup Group D opening game in […]

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree on Antoine Griezmann SNUB

Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest from the Nou Camp Wednesday June 13 Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree… Antoine Griezmann is using Barcelona’s interest to secure a lucrative contract with Atletico Madrid. That’s what Spanish website Don Balon claim Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are thinking. Griezmann, who’s been strongly linked with […]

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star reveals World Cup hopes and fears – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

GETTY Lionel Messi reckons Argentina can win the World Cup “Our challenge is to be champions,” said the Barcelona superstar. “We know it won’t be easy but I’m certain that Argentina has a squad capable of being a champion in Russia. If the players all believe the same then we can be contenders.” Fans wearing […]

Vietnam's Own Messi Is Putting His Nation on the Soccer Map

When Nguyen Cong Phuong tipped the scales at 56 pounds, the leading local soccer team in north central Vietnam turned the 11-year-old away: He didn’t meet the minimum weight requirement. His playing career nearly over before it started, Cong Phuong vowed nothing else would stand in his way. You could still call Cong Phuong, now […]

We analysed who the better big-game player is, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi — and the stats show the winner is clear

Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue their battle to be the best soccer player on the planet. But only one player has made his way to the 2018 UEFA Champions League semifinal. Statistics show that Ronaldo is far superior to Messi when it comes to big match performance-level in the latter stages of […]