Leo Messi

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Barcelona look caught between their yesterdays and their tomorrow

Barcelona grew their advantage at the top of LaLiga over the weekend, but their ideological drift is creating a strange…

6 months ago
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Would Leo Messi be successful at Manchester City?

We will surely never know, but - hypothetically - how would Manchester City accommodate Leo Messi's extraordinary range of abilities?

8 months ago
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The night Andres Iniesta finally made sense at Barcelona

Ah, Andres Iniesta. I know that he is one of the world’s best ever players, of course

10 months ago
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Barcelona against Real Madrid is a purer rivalry without Messi and Ronaldo

El Clasico will take place without Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi this evening, removing one of the fixture's dullest sub-plots.

10 months ago
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Leo Messi brings Barcelona to London and takes what he wants

Leo Messi produced another night of staggering Champions League brilliance, this time at the expense of Tottenham.

11 months ago
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The cultish lure of the modern day superstar

Emmet Gates explores a growing trend in modern fandom, as supporter affection is increasingly tied to individual players rather than…

12 months ago
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Goals Remembered: Messi acts and directs his own screenplay at Copa America 2007

Musa Okwonga remembers arguably Leo Messi's most electrifying moment in an Argentina shirt.

12 months ago
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Will Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid departure hasten the end of the 'Greatest' era?

John Brewin wonders whether - finally - the era defined by Messi and Ronaldo one-upmanship is drawing to a close.

1 year ago
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World Cup | Tactics Explained | Where Should Messi Play For Argentina

Jorge Sampaoli does not know how to get the best from his star man or set up the team around…

1 year ago
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Why doesn't Messi's genius translate to the penalty spot?

Why, asks Euan McTear, doesn't Leo Messi's unrivalled excellence extend to the penalty spot?

1 year ago
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Leo Messi's role in the new Barcelona

Tactics Explained explores Leo Messi's role within the evolving Barcelona team.

1 year ago
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‘Next Messi Syndrome’ and the players that we failed

Stephen Tudor on the army of "Next Messi's" who have been anointed ahead of time and the damage of such…

2 years ago
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Has the world grown tired of Messi vs Ronaldo?

While plenty has changed about football over the past decade, two rules have remained unwaveringly in place.

2 years ago
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Why didn't Europe's top goalscorers win their respective leagues

Lionel Messi. Harry Kane. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Edin Džeko. Edinson Cavani. Bas Dost. They all have two things in common.

2 years ago
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The allure of Leo Messi's genius

I didn’t want to write about Leo Messi this week - I had too much else on

2 years ago
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Dani Alves: The full-back we'd never known before

If I had the chance to befriend any professional footballer, then it would be Dani Alves. Hands down.

2 years ago
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is a victim of his own ability

At the weekend, Sergio Aguero came roaring back to life.

3 years ago
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