Tag: Lionel Messi

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Messi’s Late Run – Red Wine For His Men

Messi’s Late Run – Red Wine For His Men

Kazan. June 30th 2018. The last time Lionel Messi played international football prior to tonight's friendly against Venezuela. On that day Argentin ...
Messi’s Late Run – Possessed vs Real Betis

Messi’s Late Run – Possessed vs Real Betis

Real Betis are no ordinary side. Quique Setién's team are second in LaLiga when it comes to average possession in games with 60.4 percent, just behind ...
Messi’s Late Run – 443 In The League – Lightning vs Rayo

Messi’s Late Run – 443 In The League – Lightning vs Rayo

Ernesto Valverde won’t entertain the idea that Lionel Messi needs a break. There were calls to rest the Argentine against Rayo Vallecano as a Champ ...
Messi’s Late Run – Clásico 41

Messi’s Late Run – Clásico 41

It’s easy to produce Lionel Messi content, but it’s difficult to write about Lionel Messi. This is the preamble, or pre-ramble depending on how it ...
Why Is Argentina’s Attack Still So Reliant On Lionel Messi?

Why Is Argentina’s Attack Still So Reliant On Lionel Messi?

Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel di Maria, Paulo Dybala. The names trip off the tongue when contemplating Argentina’s attack. Mauro Icardi cou ...
Can Sampaoli’s Argentina Be More Than Messi?

Can Sampaoli’s Argentina Be More Than Messi?

Argentina are one of the greatest footballing countries of all time. Blessed with a rich footballing history and extremely passionate fans, you wou ...
Barcelona Crisis? What Crisis? Let’s Talk Treble, Eh?

Barcelona Crisis? What Crisis? Let’s Talk Treble, Eh?

From trouble to treble, by Mudassir Mustafa. Cast one's mind back to the start of the season when Real Madrid trashed Barcelona 5-1 in the Supercop ...
Coutinho Arrives As Barca Build For The Future & Defeat Levante

Coutinho Arrives As Barca Build For The Future & Defeat Levante

The summer of 2017 turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Barcelona. If their fans knew that they would effectively be getting Philippe Coutinho, ...
Ranking The Nominees: 2016 Puskas Goal of the Year Award

Ranking The Nominees: 2016 Puskas Goal of the Year Award

It’s nearly the end of 2016, which means it’s time for the yearly slog of “awards”. Mixed amongst the clutter of player and manager of the year awa ...
When Will a Defender Win the Ballon d’Or Again?

When Will a Defender Win the Ballon d’Or Again?

The Ballon d’Or is a striker’s trophy, let’s face it. No individual award in world football evokes more prestige and controversy than the Golden Ba ...
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