Lionel Messi

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2013
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The man is a genius. Without question the best of his generation. Arguably the greatest of all-time. And Lionel Messi can further enhance his legend on Saturday night as he bids to become the first man ever to score against every team in the league in a row. The Barcelona superstar made history earli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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By By JIM LITKE, AP Sports Columnist – 39 minutes ago No team copes with as much day-to-day drama as Barcelona. Think of the Yankees during owner George Steinbrenner’s salad days in New York, then multiply all that tabloid attention worldwide. No matter how many games Barca wins, or titles it h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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  Magical: Lionel Messi celebrates after vanquishing Milan’s first leg advantage   Barcelona marched into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory over AC Milan in the second leg of their round of 16 clash at Camp Nou on Tuesday. The Catalans were tipped for an early exit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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There’s a better than zero chance that AC Milan will knock Barcelona out of the Champions League tomorrow at the Camp Nou. There’s also a better than zero chance that Barcelona will make a stunning comeback and improbably extended their run into the quarterfinals. It’s hard to imagi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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When you’re on top of the world, like FC Barcelona was for more than four years, you make lots of friends, lots of fans, but you make even more enemies. So, when you’re down, like FC Barcelona is now, after the second loss to Real Madrid in five days and the third in its last […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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Real Madrid players, manager and support staff must be sporting an ear-to-ear grin after completing the demolition job of Barcelona in a comprehensive manner, that too, twice in successive weeks. Morata celebrates after providing an excellent assist for Benzema’s goal What Saturday’s game showed was ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2013
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A late Sergio Ramos goal earned Real Madrid a 2-1 win against Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Saturday as the La Liga leaders slumped to a second consecutive El Clasico defeat. Five days after being dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Jose Mourinho’s side, the Catalan club were once again forced to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2013
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So what did you lot think of that first half? Throw your views to me over on Twitter at @charliefscott or post them in the comments box to the right of this LIVE commentary. HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 1-1 BARCELONA Los Blancos took an early lead in the 6th minute through Benzema after some fabulous build...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2013
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It’s strange to be talking about goalscoring problems for a team that’s scored 82 in only 25 league games so far this season, but the biggest issue facing Barcelona coach Jordi Roura is how to address the alarming lack of penetration shown by his team in recent matches. The Catalan club only had one ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2013
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Kaka is hoping to use today’s Clasico meeting with Barcelona as an opportunity to stake his claim for a place in Real Madrid’s starting line-up for Tuesday’s Champions’ League tie with Manchester United. The Brazilian playmaker has shown good form in recent weeks, scoring his first league goal of the...