Tag: Lionel Messi

A look at the latter stages of the extraordinary career of Lionel Messi. The games, the moments, and the magic produced by the greatest footballer of all time.

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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 [...]
South American Football: Beauty in the Roughness

South American Football: Beauty in the Roughness

In the United States, it’s rare that football makes its way into the national conversation. Rarer still is it when South American football is the subj [...]
Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

It was supposed to be the biggest game in US soccer history, and maybe in some ways it will still be significant, but it might have been even more sig [...]
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