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Messi goal hands Barcelona La Liga title


Lionel Messi’s strike gave Barcelona their 23rd Spanish title as they beat Atletico Madrid to regain La Liga. Messi’s 41st league goal of the season ensured that Real Madrid will finish second – despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Espanyol. With one game left Barca hold a four-point lead ahead of rivals Real. Luis Enrique’s treble-chasing side play Athletic Bilbao in ...

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Ronaldo, Messi, Beckham all feature in Gerard Pique’s huge football shirt collection

Collection: Some of the many shirts Gerard Pique has acquired over the course of his career

The shirts – acquired over the course of the Barcelona star’s illustrious career – include nearly all the biggest names in football over the last decade. Gerard Pique’s football shirt collection is rather impressive. The Barcelona defender has kept the shirts he’s swapped throughout his career, and has taken to Twitter to show them off. He tweeted pictures of them ...

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Suarez grab hat-trick in Barca win over Cordoba

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Luis Suarez scored his first hat-trick for Barcelona as they edged closer to the La Liga title with an emphatic victory over bottom side Cordoba. Ivan Rakitic and Suarez put Barca 2-0 up at half-time and Luis Enrique’s side turned on the style after the break. Lionel Messi scored twice to reach 51 goals for the season, while Gerard Pique ...

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Messi scores 400th Barca goal in 2-0 win over Valencia

Messi scores his 400th goal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal for Barcelona as Luis Enrique’s team beat Valencia to stay clear of title rivals Real Madrid. Messi set up Luis Suarez’s opening goal after 55 seconds before scoring his landmark goal in stoppage time. The Argentine scored his 46th goal of the season at the second attempt after Diego Alves saved his initial effort. ...

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Barca outclass PSG in UCL Quarter final 1st leg

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Barcelona will take a two-goal lead to the Nou Camp courtesy of a confident first-leg win at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League last eight. A cool finish from Neymar and two superb solo goals from Luis Suarez won the game for the Spanish side. Lionel Messi also hit the post with a curling shot from the edge of the ...

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La Liga: Messi scores hat-trick in Barcelona win

Messi scored three times against Vallecano

Lionel Messi scored the 24th hat-trick of his La Liga career as rampant Barcelona went to the top of the table. Barca took full advantage of Real Madrid’s defeat by Athletic Bilbao as Luis Suarez also scored twice. Suarez fired the hosts ahead and Gerard Pique forced in the second before Messi netted three in 12 minutes. He scored a ...

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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City v Barcelona preview

Man City midfielder Samir Nasri

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City FC have learned from last year’s loss to FC Barcelona as they prepare for a rematch that pits together two of the world’s top-five players. Manuel Pellegrini expects to see the “real” Barcelona, not the side beaten on Saturday• Barcelona won 2-0 in this fixture a year ago, Lionel Messi and Daniel Alves on target • Pellegrini says Sergio Agüero ...

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Messi goal beats Villareal in 3-2 home win


Lionel Messi scored the winning goal as Barcelona twice came from behind to beat Villarreal and record their eighth victory in a row. Barca fell behind when Denis Cheryshev diverted a shot home but Neymar levelled from a rebound. Luciano Vietto slotted home to put the visitors ahead with the first of three goals in the space of four minutes. ...

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I’m staying at Barcelona – Messi


Barcelona forward Lionel Messi insists he does not want to leave and says reports he demanded coach Luis Enrique should be sacked are “lies”.It was reported the 27-year-old wanted to leave after a row with Enrique. “I have no intentions of leaving for any team, not Chelsea nor Manchester City,” he said, after inspiring a 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid. ...

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