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Top 5 Highest Paid Footballers in Europe Emerge
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Top 5 Highest Paid Footballers in Europe Emerge

  Europe’s highest paid top footballers have been revealed with Barcelona’s Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo taking the lead. Messi is however, earning astonishingly more than twice the wages of his rival. Recall that Messi’s Barcelona contract details were leaked earlier in the year and it was the biggest deal in sporting history. And now French outlet, L’Equipe reports that the Argentina International’s salary breaks down to an incredible weekly wage of £2.1 million which is about £108.2 million yearly income. Ronaldo is second on the list with £900,000 weekly from Juventus, according to L’Equipe and earns £46.7 million per year. This is less than half of Messi’s salary. Brazilian international and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, occupies the third...
PSG vs Barcelona: Koeman Announces Squad for Champions League Clash
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PSG vs Barcelona: Koeman Announces Squad for Champions League Clash

Barcelona’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie has been released. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has called up 22 players to tackle Mauricio Pochettino’s men in France. Koeman’s side was defeated 4-1 by PSG in the first-leg last month at Camp Nou. Barcelona head to the game after defeating Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga last Saturday, while PSG won 3-0 against Brest in the French Cup. Barcelona’s squad against PSG: Ter Stegen, Dest, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembele, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki, Ilaix, Konrad and Mingueza. The kick-off time for PSG vs Barcelona is 9 pm.
Burna Boy Features in Pepsi Global Ad
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Burna Boy Features in Pepsi Global Ad

Yesterday rained blue all over the internet with Pepsi's new global advert, featuring Messi, Pogba and theme song by Becky G and our very own Burna Boy and here's what some people had to say about it.
Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad to Face PSG Confirmed
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Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad to Face PSG Confirmed

  Barcelona’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in tonight’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie has been released. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has called up 21 players to tackle Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Camp Nou. Barcelona head to the game after defeating Alaves 5-1 in the LaLiga last Saturday, while PSG won 2-1 against Nice in the Ligue 1. Barcelona’s squad against PSG: Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembele, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Inaki Pena, Mingueze. The kick-off time for Barcelona vs PSG is 9 pm.
No Messi, No Ronaldo, No Problem – Guardiola Hails Manchester City Squad
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No Messi, No Ronaldo, No Problem – Guardiola Hails Manchester City Squad

The former Barcelona boss stressed that he would not rid a single player from his current squad – but acknowledged that he would love to boast an individual among his ranks with a true superstar profile. “We don’t have players who can win the game by himself – we don’t have a Messi, a Cristiano, [Kylian] Mbappe or Neymar,” Guardiola said. “We have to do it as a team. “I’ll be honest, I would love to have a player who scores every single game four goals and runs like these players run, I would love it. “[But] I wouldn’t change any player that we have right now today, in this season. All of them. That’s why many times I praised our captain Fernandinho, like how he helps on and off the pitch to stick together in the bad moments. “The big teams, the big players show it in the b...
‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table
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‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola says his squad doesn't possess a player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo who can be a solo matchwinner but his team's resolve and togetherness has ensured they have a commanding lead at the top of the EPL table. Manchester city beat Tottenham over the weekend while Manchester United drew and Liverpool lost, further cementing  their status as Premier League title front-runners. Guardiola has now come out to speak out on the impressive resolve of his side to achieve success despite not having superstars like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar or Mbappe. "We don't have players who can win the game by himself - we don't have a Messi, a Cristiano, [Kylian] Mbappe or Neymar," Guardiola said. "We have to do it as a team. "I'll be honest, I would lo...
Pele Ranked The Greatest Footballer Of All Time By BBC Poll, Messi 2nd
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Pele Ranked The Greatest Footballer Of All Time By BBC Poll, Messi 2nd

As Pele turned 80, BBC Sport asked it's thousands of readers to rate his achievements among some of the other GOATs The results have now been counted and Pele was ranked as the greatest, with Barcelona's Lionel Messi in second and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in third. We have put the players in order of the results below. Note: The Ballon d'Or could only be won by a European player until 1995 1: Pele (Santos, NY Cosmos & Brazil) World Cup wins: 1958, 1962, 1970 European Cup/Champions League wins: 0 Ballons d'Or: 0 League titles: 7 International caps/goals: 92/77 A teenage dream who was the highest-paid and highest-profile sports star in the world in his pomp, Pele was a phenomenon. Breaking on to the global scene aged 17 with a hat-trick in the World Cup semi-...
Messi Bid An Emotional Farewell To Team-mate Arturo Vidal
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Messi Bid An Emotional Farewell To Team-mate Arturo Vidal

Vidal spent two seasons in Spain at Barca, and helped them win the La Liga during his first season at the club. Messi became close with Vidal during his two years at the club, and noted how his pal will be missed in the dressing room. On his Instagram he said: “I only knew you from facing up against each other and you always seemed a phenomenon, but after I was lucky enough to get to know you personally and you surprised me even more. “They were two years sharing a lot and you made yourself noticed a lot. The dressing room will miss you, Arturo.” Luis Suarez also chimed in with a message for Vidal and said: “To have you as an opponent was unbearable because of how great you are as a player, but to have you as a team-mate, friend and to know you as a person, you are even gre...
Messi Ranked No.1 Player On FIFA21
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Messi Ranked No.1 Player On FIFA21

Fifa just released the released the rating of players to be featured in fifa 21. As you might have guessed, Messi came out top of the food chain with a rating of 93 Next to him was Christiano Ronaldo with a rating of 92.
“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona
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“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona

Former Barcelona and Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, has stated that he is happy Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barcelona, but warned the club to sign more players so the club won't be reliant on Messi. Messi wanted to leave Camp Nou recently, but changed his mind after his father and agent, was warned by the club that he could face legal issues if he doesn't obey his contract. Eto’o who played for Barcelona between 2004 and 2009, scoring 130 goals and winning eight titles there, says he is happy that Messi is now settled for the season “I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house, but at Barca, we need other players with Blaugrana DNA. Messi alone is not enough,” Eto’o said at a La Liga event as reported by TuttoMercato. “You need to look for players on t...
Messi, Oshoala, Dembele Model Barcelona’s Third Kit Ahead Of New Season
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Messi, Oshoala, Dembele Model Barcelona’s Third Kit Ahead Of New Season

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala was once again one of the stars that modelled Barcelona’s new third kit for the 2020/2021 football season. Oshoala was selected alongside stars like Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati and Frenkie De Jong who unveiled the pink kit. The Catalan giants have now completed their 2020/21 kit collection with Monday’s release. An official statement released by Barcelona reads:”FC Barcelona’s 2020/21 third kit is driven by the vibrant colours of the city and its famous beach. “The combination of pink and sea green conjures imagery of a Catalan sunrise, while both colours will evoke memories of much-loved past Barca kits.”
LaLiga backs Barca, says Messi’s Barcelona contract still valid
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LaLiga backs Barca, says Messi’s Barcelona contract still valid

The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract is still valid, La Liga has said. Messi, 33, informed the club on Tuesday that he wished to leave and did not attend a pre-season medical on Sunday. The Argentina forward plans to invoke a clause that would allow him to depart the club for free but Barcelona argue the deadline for that has expired. “In compliance with the applicable rule, La Liga will not approve a request to be de-registered as a player with the Spanish football federation, unless the amount in the release clause has been paid,” the body said in a statement. Messi was due at Barcelona’s training ground at 10.15am local time on Sunday but did not attend. The player’s lawyers plan to exercise a clause in his four-year contract, signed...
Juventus May Explore Possibility Of Pairing Messi With Ronaldo
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Juventus May Explore Possibility Of Pairing Messi With Ronaldo

If we are talking percentages then Manchester City are very much in the driving seat to be Lionel Messi's next club. Paris St-Germain have been in touch with Messi's dad, his agent, again about the possibility of signing the Barcelona captain, who submitted a transfer request on Tuesday. And, perhaps most intriguingly of all, Juventus are now looking at the hugely unlikely scenario of organising some very daring financial deals and sponsorships that could see Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing together for the first time. What a mouth-watering prospect that would be. But it is also close to impossible. At the end of a week of countless headlines and rumours, there are two things we know above anything else: Messi very much wants to leave Barcelona and Barcelona would very...
Messi’s Move To Manchester City Likely As Aguero Removes No.10 From Instagram
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Messi’s Move To Manchester City Likely As Aguero Removes No.10 From Instagram

Sergio Aguero has removed the No 10 from his Instagram handle, leading to some Manchester City fans suggesting that Lionel Messi is set to join the club. Aguero has worn the No 10 at City since 2015 but the number is heavily associated with Messi, who has worn it for Barcelona since 2008, while he also wears it for Argentina. According to reports from RAC1 and TyC Sports, Messi's father Jorge has arrived in Manchester to hold talks over a possible move. Messi, frustrated after Barcelona failed to win a trophy this season, believes that he can activate a clause which would make him a free agent at the conclusion of a campaign. Barcelona, however, state that the clause expired in June, and say that Messi's release clause of £630million would have to be paid for him to secure...
President Of The Government Of Catalonia, Quim Torra Bids Messi Farewell Amidst Rumours
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President Of The Government Of Catalonia, Quim Torra Bids Messi Farewell Amidst Rumours

Joaquim Torra i Pla, known as Quim Torra, the current President of the Government of Catalonia has taken to his Twitter account to drop what Catalans and Barcelona fans an emotional farewell message amidst the rumour that the Barcelona Star has handed in a transfer request that will see him leave the club immediately. According to Torra, Barcelona will always be home to the aggrieved footballer who wants out. His words in part read: Catalonia will always be your home. Thank you so much for all this time of happiness and extraordinary football. We have been lucky enough to share a few years of our lives with the best player in the world. And a noble athlete We will never forget you. Leo Messi, St. George's Cross. Meanwhile fans have started gathering at the Camp Nou, callin...
Messi Is “Mr Barcelona” – Tuchel Expects Messi To Stay
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Messi Is “Mr Barcelona” – Tuchel Expects Messi To Stay

Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel says Lionel Messi is "very welcome" at the club - but expects the forward to remain at Barcelona. Tuchel's French champions lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in a tightly contested Champions League final on Sunday. "What coach says no to Messi?" Tuchel told BT Sport. "I think Messi finishes his career in Barcelona. He is Mr Barcelona." It is thought Messi, 33, has never been closer to leaving the Nou Camp. The Spanish giants' season ended in a humiliating 8-2 Champions League quarter-final defeat by Bayern. Messi is Barcelona's all-time top scorer with 634 goals in 731 games and has won four Champions Leagues, 10 La Liga titles and six Ballons d'Or. Qatari-owned PSG are among the few clubs in world football with the financial capacity to m...
Messi Has Informed Barcelona That He Wants To Leave
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Messi Has Informed Barcelona That He Wants To Leave

Messi has just communicated to Barcelona via fax that he wants to leave the club. He reportedly wants to activate the clause that allows him to terminate his own contract. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan are ready to swoop after the 33-year-old indicated he wanted to use the clause in his contract which would allow him to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer. Messi communicated to Barcelona via fax that he wants to leave the club, according to sources close to the player in Argentina. The attacker's future at the LaLiga giants has been thrown into serious doubt after the club performed poorly on the pitch last season and have made massive personnel changes off the field. There have been links with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner and some of Europe...
If Messi Decides To Leave, We Have To Change Barcelona’s Name – Eto’o
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If Messi Decides To Leave, We Have To Change Barcelona’s Name – Eto’o

The Argentine maestro’s commitment at Camp Nou is reportedly in doubt after the Catalan giants’ woeful European exit Former Barcelona and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has joked that the Catalans will have to change their name should Lionel Messi depart the club. The 33-year-old La Masia graduate, who is the most prolific player in the Blaugrana’s history, played for a full 90 minutes as they lost 8-2 to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last Friday. It was Barca’s biggest European defeat in history and their heaviest loss since 1946. It was also the first time since the 2005-06 season that neither Messi nor Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo made it to the semi-finals. This has fuelled speculation on Messi’s future at the club, with a year left to r...
Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan
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Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has reportedly bought a penthouse apartment close to Inter’s headquarters in Milan. The summer saga continues, as SportMediaset reveals that the Argentina international has bought an apartment in Milan, next to his father Jorge. An exclusive sale in the Porta Nuova district has Italian media boiling over with rumours of a move to Inter, as 'a well-informed source' claims that La Pulce invested immediately after his father became a homeowner in Milan. Messi’s father has, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, also obtained residency in Milan, for fiscal reasons.
Barcelona’s Squad to Face Leganes at Camp Nou Revealed
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Barcelona’s Squad to Face Leganes at Camp Nou Revealed

Barcelona has announced their squad to face Leganes in Tuesday’s La Liga clash at Camp Nou. Barcelona manager, Quique Setién, has named a 23-man list to face the visitors in a post on their official Twitter page on Monday. Setien’s men head to the game after defeating Mallorca 4-0 over the weekend. The La Liga champions are currently on top of the La Liga table with two points ahead of second place, Real Madrid. Below is Barcelona squad against Leganes: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Braithwaite, S. Roberto, F, Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, R. Araujo, De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, and Monchu.
Messi Reveals why he Almost Dumped Barcelona
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Messi Reveals why he Almost Dumped Barcelona

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted he almost left the club in 2016, because of the scrutiny on him amid a tax row with Spanish government. In an interview with radio station RAC1, Messi claimed he and his father were being ‘mistreated’. The two men were found guilty of tax fraud and handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence. However, Messi appealed the verdict in 2017 and it was eventually changed to a £223,000 fine. Jorge’s sentence was also changed from 15 months in prison to a €180,000 fine. “At that time, with the mess of the treasury, I wanted to leave, not for wanting to leave Barca but wanting to leave Spain. “I felt that I was being very mistreated and I didn’t want to stay here. I never had an official offer because everyone...
Ronaldo And Messi Donates €1m Each To Hospitals, To Tackles Coronavirus
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Ronaldo And Messi Donates €1m Each To Hospitals, To Tackles Coronavirus

As the world continues to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the best footballers in the world; Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have donated € 1million each to different hospitals. Mundo Deportivo states that, Messi made the donation to Hospital Clinic, a public hospital in Barcelona, Spain. The hospital also confirmed receiving the money on their official Twitter page. Messi’s Ex- Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola, also donated €1m towards the purchase and production of medical supplies and equipment with another Barcelona-based campaign. Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have donated €1million, to help three intensive care units in Portugal in their fight against COVID-19. Their donation will go towards buying crucial equipment for ICUs at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital a...
Barcelona Name Strong Squad Against Real Sociedad
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Barcelona Name Strong Squad Against Real Sociedad

Barcelona have named a strong squad to face Real Sociedad in today’s La Liga fixture at Camp Nou. Barcelona manager, Quique Setién, has named an 18-man squad to tackle the visitors in a post on their official website on Friday night. Barcelona head to the game after losing to Real Madrid in the El Clasico last weekend. Barcelona squad against Real Sociedad: F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, and Braithwaite. The kick-off time for the match is 6.30 pm.
David Beckham, Ronaldo and Messi Make List of ”Footballers Your Wife Wants to Sleep With’
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David Beckham, Ronaldo and Messi Make List of ”Footballers Your Wife Wants to Sleep With’

David Beckham has topped a list of footballers 'your wife wants to sleep with', after gaining a  21.25 percent of the vote in a survey of 1,324 people by Ticketgum.com. The former England captain is the only retired footballer on the list, ahead of Tottenham's goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who both had 15% and 13.75% votes respectively. Arch-rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were placed in the 8th and 9th positions on the list after securing 6.25% and 5% votes respectively. See the full list below. 1. David Beckham 21.25% - Retired English former professional footballer   2. Paulo Gazzaniga 15%  - Tottenham Hotspur   3.Ruben Loftus-Cheek 13.75% - Chelsea   4. Andre Gomes 11.25% - Eve...
Barcelona Squad to Face Real Madrid Released
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Barcelona Squad to Face Real Madrid Released

Barcelona has announced their squad to face Real Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga El Clásico clash at the Santiago Bernabéu. Quique Setién’s side has named an 18-man squad to face the Los Blancos in a post on their official website on Saturday. Barcelona head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Napoli in the UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter on Tuesday. Below is Barcelona squad against Real Madrid: Jordi Alba, Braithwaite, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Collado, Ansu Fati, Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Arthur, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, and Griezmann. Kick-off time for the match is at 9pm.
Messi vs Ronaldo: Van Basten Picks World’s Best Player
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Messi vs Ronaldo: Van Basten Picks World’s Best Player

Netherlands legend, Marco van Basten, has said that people who pick Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi, know nothing about football. The debate over who is the greatest player currently has rumbled on for years. For almost a decade, Messi and Ronaldo were direct rivals in LaLiga with Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Argentine won more league titles, while Cristiano clinched four Champions League titles in five seasons. Messi has taken home five Ballons d’Or, while the Portugal captain has four. But Van Basten feels the difference is very clear. “Cristiano is a great player, but those who say he is better than Messi know nothing about football, or they are saying it in bad faith,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “Messi is one of a kind. Impossible to imitate and imposs...
Barcelona Squad Against Real Betis Revealed
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Barcelona Squad Against Real Betis Revealed

Barcelona has published their squad to tackle Real Betis in Sunday’s La Liga fixture at the Benito Villamarín. Barcelona Coach, Quique Setién, announced an 18-man squad in a post on their official website on Saturday. The Catalan club head to the game after their 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-final encounter on Thursday. Barcelona squad against Real Betis: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Arthur, Messi, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, Ansu Fati and R. Araujo. The game is scheduled for 9 pm.
Vincent Kompany Names Hardest Player to play Against Between Messi and Ronaldo
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Vincent Kompany Names Hardest Player to play Against Between Messi and Ronaldo

Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany has named Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi as the hardest player to play against ahead of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Kompany, who came up against both Messi and Ronaldo on several occasions during his time at Man City, believes the Argentine is more special than the Portuguese. When asked who is hardest to play against, Kompany said as quoted by Express UK: “I love Ronaldo and I love all of the things he stands for but I have to go for Messi. “Just the speed of execution… it’s talent and I think talent is difficult to overcome when it’s that good. “But I love Ronaldo because I’ve seen his progression. I’ve seen him being a player that he was at United and progressed to being so driven and then going to a d...
If Wizkid & Davido Are Ronaldo & Messi Of Nigerian Music – Which Player Best Describes Kizz Daniel?
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If Wizkid & Davido Are Ronaldo & Messi Of Nigerian Music – Which Player Best Describes Kizz Daniel?

Considering the number of years of relevance, it is still safe to call Wizkid and Davido the C.Ronaldo and Messi of Nigerian music industry. Meanwhile, Kizz Daniel is one very talented artiste doing very well in his own lane. He’s got no bad songs. As a matter of fact, if we are to use music to select a team of football players in Nigeria, there is no way Kizz Daniel will be on the bench, he will make the first eleven. However, during Kizz Daniel‘s concert last December, our presenter Dayo Awesu was there to ask music lovers, which player best describes Kizz Daniel, if Wizkid & Davido are Ronaldo & Messi of Nigerian music industry? Watch What Nigerians Are Saying:-
Barcelona Name Strong Squad Against Madrid
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Barcelona Name Strong Squad Against Madrid

  Barcelona have released a strong squad to face Atlético Madrid in Thursday’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final fixture at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde has named a 24-man squad in a post on the club’s official website on Tuesday night. The La Liga champions head to the game following a 2-2 draw against Espanyol in their last encounter. Barcelona squad against Atletico Madrid: N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, M. Wague, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña, C. Pérez, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, R. Araujo and Arnau Tenas. Missing due to injury are Ter Stegen, Arthur and O. Dembélé. The kick-off time for the match ...
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Messi Scored 50th Goal Of 2019 As Barcelona Defeat Alaves

Lionel Messi scored his 50th goal of 2019 as Barcelona beat Alaves to end the year unbeaten at home. Luis Suarez assisted three goals and scored the other as Barcelona went three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Antoine Griezmann scored the opener and then Arturo Vidal blasted in a second, before Pere Pons' header for Alaves. But Messi smashed home an excellent 25-yard strike and then Suarez scored a penalty following a handball. Barcelona end 2019 with 24 wins and four draws at the Nou Camp - their first unbeaten year at home since 2011. They will be top of La Liga over Christmas, unless Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao by six goals on Sunday (20:00 GMT). Argentina forward Messi also had a goal disallowed before reaching his half-century of goals for club and cou...
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Messi Overtakes Ronaldo As The Player With Most Hat-tricks In La Liga

The Argentinean striker's three goals against Mallorca saw the Barcelona man overtake his old adversary. Leo Messi overtook Cristiano Ronaldo as the player with the most hat-tricks in LaLiga, as he scored three times against Mallorca in Barcelona's 5-2 home win. With this latest hat-trick, Messi has now notched three or more goals 35 times in the Spanish top flight, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo managed with Real Madrid before his move to Juventus. Messi takes Mallorca to the cleaners Messi claimed the match ball on Saturday evening with goals in the 18th, 41st and 83rd minutes. The first was an unstoppable shot from distance past Reina into the top corner; the second that classic Messi goal, slotted home with his left peg from the top of the box, while the last was smas...
The World-of-Sports celebrate Messi as he wins Ballon d’Or award on Monday
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The World-of-Sports celebrate Messi as he wins Ballon d’Or award on Monday

Lionel Messi won the sixth Golden Ball Award on Monday, beating the main contenders Liverpool and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the most prestigious individual soccer trophy. The Argentine, who won the League title in Barcelona but only obtained a third place in the Copa América with his country, joined his trophies 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Senegalese Sadio Mane, who along with Brazilian runner-up Alisson Becker of Brazil and Egyptian Mohamed Salah, helped the Merseyside club win the Champions League, ranked fourth in the survey of international journalists. He beat the Dutch Virgil van Dijk and the Portuguese Ronaldo, third, who won the trophy five times. "I am very lucky, I am blessed. I hope to continue for a long time," Messi told reporters. "I realize that I am lucky, even if...
Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan fight dirty on Twitter after Messi won 2019 FIFA Best Men’s player of the year award
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Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan fight dirty on Twitter after Messi won 2019 FIFA Best Men’s player of the year award

Former English professional footballer and current sports broadcaster, Gary Lineker and British media personality Piers Morgan engaged in a dirty fight on Twitter after Lionel Messi was crowned the 2019 FIFA Best Player of the Year. 54-year-old Piers wasn't pleased that the the Argentinian football star took the award home and he shared his disssatisfaction with how the football awards turned out on Twitter. Gary Lineker who reacted to the tweet, felt Piers Morgan was backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award because he recently interviewed him. Lineker also pointed out that Messi's numbers were superior, after all he did win the European Golden Shoe. See their exchange which degenerated to savage responses below;      
Ronaldo on Messi: I deserve more Ballons d’Or
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Ronaldo on Messi: I deserve more Ballons d’Or

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said he deserves to end his career with more Ballon d'Or awards than Barcelona's Lionel Messi and hopes to establish himself as the greatest player of all time. Ronaldo, 34, has won the renowned France Football magazine trophy for the world's best player five times -- as many as Messi -- but is eager for more as he moves into the twilight of his career. "Messi's in the history of football," Ronaldo told broadcaster Piers Morgan in an interview with Britain's ITV on Tuesday. "But I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him," he said, referring to the Ballon d'Or awards. "I'd love it, I think I deserve it." The Portugal captain said he was no friend of the Argentine but credited his rival for helping push him further in h...
Ronaldo’s Fans Chanted “Messi” In Portugal Game Against Serbia
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Ronaldo’s Fans Chanted “Messi” In Portugal Game Against Serbia

Cristiano Ronaldo has once against shown the class he’s made of in a Euro 2020 qualifier campaign against Serbian fans who taunted him with “Messi” chants. Portugal faced Serbia in a game that ended 4-2 with stunning goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristian Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva. The victory saw Portugal leap to second position in Group B. They now have five points from three games and are placed behind group leaders Ukraine. Ukraine who won Lithuania 3-0 now have 13 points from five games. Scoring was opened in the 42nd minute with Carlvalho blasting into an open net. This was after Serbia goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic fumbled a cross from Bruno Fernandes. The first half saw Ronaldo subdued as fans jeered his every touch on the ball. In the second half...
Cristiano Ronaldo Says Messi Made Him A Better Player, Open To Having Dinner Together
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Cristiano Ronaldo Says Messi Made Him A Better Player, Open To Having Dinner Together

They've gone head-to-head as the two best players in world football for the best part of a decade but Cristiano Ronaldo says he has "no doubt" that Lionel Messi made him a better player. Messi recently admitted that he missed the Portuguese superstar in La Liga after he joined Juventus and in Ronaldo's view, the performances and achievements of both have only helped raise one another's game to extraordinary heights. "I really admire the career he has had and from his side, he has already talked of the disappointment when I left Spain because it was a rivalry that he appreciated," Ronaldo told TVI back in his native Portugal. "It's a good rivalry but it's not unique - Michael Jordan had rivalries in basketball, there was Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in Formula 1. The thing they all...
Davido Meets Chef Nusret In Greece, Eats 24karat Gold Meat
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Davido Meets Chef Nusret In Greece, Eats 24karat Gold Meat

Davido Meets the world famous chef Nusret in Greece as he prepares him 24karat gold meat and put it in Davido’s mouth. The world famous chef have been spotted also with great celebrities like Neymar, Messi and the rest. Watch video below.....   View this post on Instagram   #Davido meets world famous #chef, #Nusret in #Greece A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Aug 8, 2019 at 10:32pm PDT
Lionel Messi attacked in Ibiza Night Club
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Lionel Messi attacked in Ibiza Night Club

There was pandemonium at a night club in Ibiza as Barcelona and Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi was reportedly attacked by an unknown person during a party. The incident occurred in the late hours of Sunday, July 28, 2019. The footballer has been holidaying in Ibiza with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo, 31, and their three children;Thiago, 6, Mateo, 3, and Ciro, 1, as well as some of his teammates. In viral videos online, the striker was seen as he was being escorted away from the attacker as people gathered around the scene. It is unclear what prompted the incident, and there is no suggestion if Messi did anything wrong to spark the drama during his night out on the Spanish island.   View this post on Instagram ...
Messi Casts Doubt Over Playing In 2022 World Cup
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Messi Casts Doubt Over Playing In 2022 World Cup

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted that he is unsure if he will be able to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Messi will be 34 when the tournament kicks off, with Argentina still in search of their first World Cup title since 1986. The Barcelona forward has won all there is to win at the individual and club level in his career but is still chasing an elusive major senior trophy with his country. Messi has endured a frustrating run of final appearances with Argentina, losing in the Copa America final on three occasions and in the World Cup decider in 2014 against Germany. The 31-year-old will have another chance to finally win a major trophy with his country this summer, when the Copa America takes place in Brazil. And Messi has said that he still hopes to win a ...
Jose Mourinho Reveals Why Liverpool Were Lucky In 3 – 0 Defeat To Barcelona
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Jose Mourinho Reveals Why Liverpool Were Lucky In 3 – 0 Defeat To Barcelona

Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Liverpool “deserved more”, following their 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League. Speaking on RT, Mourinho said Jurgen Klopp’s side were fortunate to escape Camp Nou without a worse scoreline. Luis Suarez opened the scoring against his former club in the first half, before two late goals from Lionel Messi sealed an emphatic win. As Liverpool attempted to find a way back into the match, Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto both missed late chances, to extend Barca’s lead to put the tie beyond doubt. “Liverpool was brave in the approach. I don’t think in the past 20 years many teams in the Champions League beat Barcelona in all possession in the Camp Nou. “Of course they [Barcelona] have a good team, they have phenomenal ...
Messi vs Ronaldo Argument Leads into Death Threats on Twitter
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Messi vs Ronaldo Argument Leads into Death Threats on Twitter

Nothing stirs the passion like football and some fans don't know where to draw the line. A debate about who is the better player between Messi and Ronaldo degenerated into death threats. Twitter user, Sploofeek shared a screenshot of her conversation with another Twitter user who threatened to kill her. According to sploofeek, the threat came as a result of her support of Messi over Ronaldo
Solskjaer Reveals Why Manchester United Lost 1-0 to Barcelona
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Solskjaer Reveals Why Manchester United Lost 1-0 to Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blamed their 1-0 loss to Barcelona on their slow start. The Red Devils were defeated, thanks to a Luke Shaw own goal in the first half. Solskjaer says Barca were “fortunate” to get an away goal and believes they will get theirs at the Nou Camp next week. “We didn’t start great. They scored a great goal, there was great movement by Messi and Suarez and they’re fortunate that it comes off Luke and changes direction. “It’s a blow but we settled well. We’re still in this tie. “(Messi) a fantastic player. We did as well as we could against him. We kept our shape well. “It could have gone both ways. We didn’t hit the target and that’s one of the disappointing things. We’ll go there with work to be done but we will create ...
La Liga: Barcelona’s squad against Villarreal revealed [Full list]
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La Liga: Barcelona’s squad against Villarreal revealed [Full list]

Barcelona have released their line-up that will tackle Villarreal in today’s La Liga fixture at the Estadio de la Cerámica Stadium. Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde released a list of 18 players through the club’s official Twitter page. Barcelona head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in their last La Liga fixture on Saturday. Below is Barcelona squad against Villarreal: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Pique, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suarez, Messi, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Prince, S.Roberto, Alena, Vidal, Umtiti, Vermaelen and Inaki Pena The kick-off time for the match is 8:30pm.
Why Juventus, Ronaldo Shouldn’t Underestimate us – Ajax Midfielder, De Jong
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Why Juventus, Ronaldo Shouldn’t Underestimate us – Ajax Midfielder, De Jong

Ajax midfielder, Frenkie de Jong has warned Juventus not to underestimate them when both sides clash in the Champions League quarter-final stage next month. The 21-year-old also said that it will be fun facing Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League last eight. De Jong said this while reacting to his side’s Champions League quarter-final draw with Juventus. DAILY POST recalls that Ajax were drawn with the Serie A champions when the draw for the quarter-finals took place in Nyon on Friday. Frenkie de Jong said: “Juventus might be happy with this draw but if they watched us in the Champions League they shouldn’t underestimate us. “Facing Ronaldo? It’s fun to face him. When I was still playing in the youth teams, he and Messi were already having amazing sta...
Latest Champions League Result for Barcelona vs Lyon
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Latest Champions League Result for Barcelona vs Lyon

On Wednesday, Barcelona take on Lyon in the Champions League round of 16 second leg at the Nou Camp. The Ligue 1 outfit held their own on their home turf and will be seeking to cause an upset against the former holders. Barca, who are in the quest for a quadruple, will be without Ousmane Dembele, but will have Lionel Messi available for the clash. The game kicks off 9pm West African time. Barcelona XI vs Lyon: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic, Coutinho, Messi, Suarez Lyon XI vs Barcelona: Lopes, Dubois, Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal, Mendy, Tousart, Fekir, N’Dombele, M. Dembele, Memphis Wednesday, March 13 21:00 Barcelona vs Lyon
Champions League: Mourinho Predicts Outcome of Bayern Munich vs Liverpool, Barcelona vs Lyon
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Champions League: Mourinho Predicts Outcome of Bayern Munich vs Liverpool, Barcelona vs Lyon

Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has tipped Bayern to defeat Liverpool on Wednesday night in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash at the Allianz Arena Stadium. He also predicted Barcelona to beat Lyon in tonight’s Champions League clash at the Camp Nou Stadium. Mourinho told RT: “I see Bayern, in spite of an up and down season, I see Bayern on the up… they can score goals even with the danger of Liverpool scoring, it’s a completely open tie…. If I had to choose, I would choose Bayern.” On the Bayern Munich vs Liverpool match, Mourinho said: “If Lyon goes to Barcelona and gets a draw with goals or wins the game and knocks out Barcelona, in spite of [the fact] they are a good team… it would be ...
Sevilla Vs Barcelona, See Team Line-up
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Sevilla Vs Barcelona, See Team Line-up

Sevilla takes on Spanish La Liga champions FC Barcelona in a mouthwatering tie at the Ramon Sanchez Stadium. Sevilla would hope to grab maximum points from a Barcelona who haven’t been impressive lately. See line up below Sevilla: Vaclik, Sergi Gomez, Kjaer, Ben Yedder, Banega, Wober, Navas, Sarabia, Rog, Promes, Mercado. Subs: Soriano, Amadou, Roque Mesa, Munir, Andre Silva, Franco Vazquez, Arana. Barcelona: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, G. Pique, S. Umtiti, Jodi Alba, Rakitic, Vidal, Sergio, Coutinho, Messi, Suarez.
Gary Lineker Names Better Player Between Ronaldo And Messi
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Gary Lineker Names Better Player Between Ronaldo And Messi

England ex-international and FIFA World Cup record holder, Gary Lineker, has claimed that Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi is a better player than Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo. Lineker believes there is no comparison between Messi and Ronaldo. According to him, the Argentine captain is the only best player on the planet. Asked to pick between Ronaldo and Messi who is better, Lineker told talkSPORT: “Messi is just phenomenal. “He’s 31 now and he’s still going strong. He plays the game in a way the rest of us are not familiar with. “I watch a lot of football, and people pine on this whole Messi vs Ronaldo debate; there’s no comparison for me.” Lineker added: “Messi is on a different level to everybody else, it’s as simple as that. People say to me what about Ronaldo’...

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