Lionel Messi
Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Club above best player: Barca boss

Barcelona was forced to let star player Lionel Messi leave the club because his high wages coupled with strict La Liga financial rules could have jeopardised its future, president Joan Laporta said on...
By Agencies in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 06.08.21

Messi to part with Barcelona

By Reuters in Madrid

Sports  /  Published 15.07.21

Lionel Messi set to take a pay cut

Lionel Messi is set to extend his stay at Barcelona by signing a new five-year deal, with the Argentine talisman likely to take a wage cut, La Vanguardia newspaper and ESPN reported on Wednesday. Mes...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 13.07.21

Lionel Messi ends trophy drought

The Telegraph revisits the ghosts Messi and Co. had to exorcise en route to Argentina’s first major title since 1993: An Utter Humiliation July 15, 2007: The Venezuelan city of Maracaibo playe...
By Priyam Marik

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Kolkata celebrates Argentina's Copa triumph

India celebrated in Kolkata as Argentina won in Brazil.  Some 15,000 km from where Lionel Messi held aloft the Copa America trophy, Kolkatans lapped up his jinx-breaking triumph with Argentina, ...


Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Copa: Lionel Messi's tears of Triumph

Two minutes later he was in again, onside this time, but his shot was stopped at close range by Argentina’s goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez. The chances kept coming, on both sides — ...
By The New York Times, Agencies

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Copa America: Angel touch heals wounds

Thirteen years ago, at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, a then 20-year-old Angel Di Maria was the hero as it was his goal fed by a through ball from Lionel Messi that helped Argentina beat Nigeria 1-...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Thank No.10 for all he’s done

Of those highly talented players who promised much but did not live up to the expectations of the ever-demanding Argentine fans, only four survived the test of time and were at the Maracana for the 20...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Brazil coach Tite has to rethink for Qatar

Brazil trusted their defence even more than Neymar to keep their Copa America title. It was a move that failed. Argentina’s 1-0 victory on Saturday proved that the Selecao’s defensive pro...
By Agencies in Rio de Janeiro

Sports  /  Published 11.07.21

'Messi played with injury in final'

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni heaped praise on Lionel Messi, and revealed that the Barcelona superstar played with an injury in the Copa America final versus Brazil.  "If you knew the way ...
By Our Bureau


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