Lionel Messi

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain showed it has the guts to go with the wallet as the ambitious big spenders twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to four-time champion Barcelona in the first leg of their eventful Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Blaise Matuidi’s deflected sho...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2013
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A weakened Barca were held to a 2-2 draw at lowly Celta Vigo when Borja Oubina headed an 88th-minute equaliser that left the leaders on 75 points with nine games left to play. Lionel Messi set up Barca’s first, an equaliser for Cristian Tello, and bagged Barca’s second to pass another sco...
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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 [...]
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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...