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Pele picks Messi as perfect playing partner

Brazil legend Pele admits Barcelona captain Lionel Messi would be his pick as the perfect playing partner, with the Argentine forward considered to be “the most complete player” of the modern era.

‘The greatest footballer of all time’ – Gundogan says Messi is...

Lionel Messi is the star player of the current generation and the greatest footballer ever, according to Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Messi will stay at Barcelona for the next five years –...

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk top Ballon D’or...

PSG/Brazil star Neymar Jr. and last year's Ballon D'or winner Luka Modric have been excluded from the 2019 Ballon D'or nominee list released Monday night...

Ronaldo’s DNA matches evidence collected in rape case

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA matched evidence collected in the rape case against him in America, according to a report from English tabloid The Sun.

Ronaldo hits new milestone, scores 700th career goal in Euro 2020...

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his professional career during Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifying loss to Ukraine on Monday.

Sterling can succeed Messi as world’s best player – Xavi

Barcelona great Xavi believes Raheem Sterling is on course to emerge as the world's best player when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leave centre stage.

Van Dijk is not the best player in the world, Messi...

Virgil van Dijk is “not the best player in the world”, says fellow Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo...

Ronaldo and I aren’t friends but I’d be happy to accept...

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi admits to not being a close friend of Cristiano Ronaldo but says he would happily accept a dinner invitation from the Juventus forward.

Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 4 goals proves he’s the world’s best player...

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos believes Cristiano Ronaldo's four-goal display provides “clear proof” that he is the best player in the world. 

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu says Lionel Messi is free ‘to leave’ at end...

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the Spanish giants are not worried about Lionel Messi’s future, despite the Argentinian star being...

Pique unfazed by exit clause, says Messi has earned the right...

Lionel Messi has “earned the right” to break his Barcelona contract if he so wishes, says Gerard Pique, but nobody at Camp Nou is overly concerned about such a decision being taken.

Messi ‘made me better player’ – Ronaldo admits

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him “a better player” and that he enjoys a “healthy” rivalry with the Argentine great.

It could be as soon as next year – Ronaldo drops...

Cristiano Ronaldo is uncertain when he will stop playing, but the Juventus star said it could be as soon as next year.

PSG, French football ready for Neymar exit

The saga of Neymar’s seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn-out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like a fleeting and failed experiment.

Lionel Messi handed three-month ban and £41k for claiming Copa America...

Lionel Messi has been given three-month suspension and £41,000 fine following his controversial comments about Copa America tournament.

PSG completes signing of Sarabia in deal worth over €20m

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla in a deal worth over €20 million (£18m/$23m).

See Barack Obama’s advice to ‘wonderful’ Messi

Former United States president Barrack Obama has said Argentina have failed to win the World Cup in recent times, despite having the superlative Lionel Messi in their ranks, because they do not play as a team.

I’m grateful I’m not in Spain and facing Messi every season’...

Virgil van Dijk is “grateful” he does not have to face Lionel Messi every season, with the Barcelona superstar having put on another Champions League masterclass against Liverpool.

‘Hazard isn’t Messi, he’ll never get 40 goals!’ – Craig Burley

Eden Hazard is “not Lionel Messi” and Chelsea are expecting too much from a man who will never hit the heights of a Barcelona icon, claims Craig Burley.