Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • PSG, Lionel Messi still working on contract extension

    90 Min "Paris Saint-Germain sporting advisor Luis Campos has provided an update on the club's contract talks with Lionel Messi. The Argentina's current deal expires in the summer and while he has long been expected to renew his contract in the French capital, the two parties are still..." February 05

  • Lionel Messi says he regrets his actions during heated World Cup match against Netherlands

    ESPN "Lionel Messi has expressed regret over his behaviour during and after Argentina's quarterfinal win against the Netherlands at the World Cup in Qatar. Messi and his teammates were criticised for their actions after the win on penalties following..." January 30

  • Saudi league planning for Lionel Messi to join Cristiano Ronaldo if he leaves Paris Saint-Germain

    ESPN "Could Lionel Messi be set to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia?    Saudi league has Messi in its sights The Saudi Pro League is keen to tempt Lionel Messi to Saudi Arabia to..." January 27

  • Cristiano Ronaldo shows he’s still got it with brace against Lionel Messi’s PSG

    Clutch Points "Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for Al-Nassr FC in incredible fashion on Thursday night, scoring two goals in a friendly against Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain in a 5-4 PSG win showcasing the two superstars. The friendly in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of..." January 19

  • Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi ticket goes for $2.6 million in special bid

    Clutch Points "There are no two bigger stars in the world of European football than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. For the span of almost 20 years, no two superstars have lit up the pitch more than those two, from Portugal to England, then to Spain, onwards to Italy, and then to France, and then Saudi..." January 18

  • Maradona was great but I prefer Lionel Messi - Argentina coach Scaloni

    ESPN "Argentina's World Cup-winning coach Lionel Scaloni said that if he had to choose between Lionel Messi or Diego Maradona as the greatest player of all time, he would pick Messi. "If I have to choose one I choose Leo, I have something special with him. He is the best..." January 17

  • PSG, Lionel Messi step up negotiations over new contract

    ESPN "Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to make a big step forward in negotiations with Lionel Messi over his new contract by the end of the month, sources have told ESPN. Messi, 34, was linked with a shock move to Al Hilal on Thursday but is happy in Paris and won't be..." January 12

  • Cristiano Ronaldo's debut vs. PSG, Messi sees over 2 million online ticket requests

    ESPN "Cristiano Ronaldo's first appearance in Saudi Arabia against a Paris Saint-Germain team containing Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar led to over 2 million online requests for tickets, sources told ESPN. Former Manchester..." January 12

  • Champions League 2022-23 Odds: Will Messi Make Dreams Come True at Paris Saint-Germain?

    Sportsbook Review "Will Paris Saint-Germain triumph during the Champions League? Read on as we track the odds for the 2023 Champions League and offer our top futures picks. The Champions League returns in mid-February with fantastic matchups. Building upon the form shown at the World Cup..." January 10

  • Robert Lewandowski discusses Barcelona future & Lionel Messi 'dream'

    90 Min "Robert Lewandowski has spoken out on his future plans with Barcelona in an extensive interview, claiming he intends to remain with the club until 2026 and expressing his desire to play alongside Lionel Messi. The 34-year-old joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich last summer, having..." December 27

  • Jurgen Klopp hails Lionel Messi as 'the greatest'

    90 Min "Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer of his lifetime following the forward's World Cup triumph. Messi was in inspired form this winter in Qatar, scoring seven goals - including two in the final win over France - and assisting a further..." December 26

  • Demand For Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe Memorabilia Explodes After World Cup Final

    TMZ "Fans all wanted a piece of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe memorabilia in the hours after the two soccer stars put on a show in the World Cup final ... with auction officials telling TMZ Sports the demand for their items rivaled that of Michael..." December 23

  • The World Cup belongs to Lionel Messi

    ESPN "Before penalties started at the end of the World Cup final, I left the room on the second floor of the Football Cafe in New York City's Chinatown neighborhood, where I was watching the match along with a friend, a foot or so from Susan Sarandon (somehow), and ran up to the roof. I..." December 21

  • Pep Guardiola: Leo Messi is the greatest of all time

    AS "Pep Guardiola - remember him? - sat in front of the press before the upcoming Carabao Cup game against Liverpool. Yes, we’re back again with our usual suspects. Keep up with me here. It doesn’t stop. Argentina beat France in what many say was the best World..." December 21

  • Lionel Messi’s Wife Was Kicked Out Of Their Bed So He Could Sleep With His New Love

    Total Pro Sports "Lionel Messi’s wife had to give way to the Argentina star’s newest love following his latest accomplishment. Messi, 35, won the World Cup with his country this past Sunday and would not have had another opportunity to win the elusive prize as the next tournament is four..." December 20

  • Tragedy nearly strikes Lionel Messi, Argentina at World Cup parade in Buenos Aires

    Clutch Points "Argentina is enjoying its World Cup parade on Tuesday in the capital city of Buenos Aires after beating France in the final on Sunday in Qatar. But, a scary situation almost happened while their bus was rolling through the streets. As you can see in the video below, Lionel Messi,..." December 20

  • Salt Bae ripped for getting aggressive with Lionel Messi, World Cup trophy

    New York Post "As the World Cup festivities were occurring after Argentina captured the victory, fans were quick to point out Salt Bae’s aggressive gestures towards Lionel Messi. Nusret Gokce, the Turkish chef nicknamed “Salt Bae” who exploded into fame from his viral..." December 20

  • Messi finally wins World Cup as Argentina dethrones France in epic final

    The Score "Lionel Messi is a World Cup champion. The 35-year-old had to do it the hard way, but Messi added the coveted trophy to his collection after Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties in the 2022 World Cup final. After 120 minutes of thrilling action..." December 18

  • This Argentina know that when you have Messi, you need to run for him

    The Athletic "I will always remember where I was the last time Argentina won the World Cup. It was June 1986 and they were playing West Germany in the final at the Azteca in Mexico City. I was 14 years old and just starting my career. I had been at Newell’s Old Boys for six..." December 16

  • Argentina are finally delivering a Lionel Messi game plan that works

    90 Min "When Argentina were stunned in their first game at the 2022 Qatar World Cup by Saudi Arabia, it wasn’t easy to picture them in the final. That is exactly where they will be on Sunday though following a Lionel Messi-inspired 3-0 win over Croatia in the semi-final. While..." December 16

  • Why Lionel Messi is the best male athlete of all time

    ESPN "Last week, scientists studying fusion power at the National Ignition Facility of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced they'd finally made a breakthrough. Using magnets and lasers -- and I'm vastly oversimplifying here -- the NIF researchers were able to..." December 16

  • Lionel Messi’s grandma gets lots of love from Argentina fans ahead of World Cup Final vs. France

    Clutch Points "Lionel Messi is set to play one of the biggest matches of his storied career on Sunday, and you can be sure his grandmother will be watching the contest with bated breath, along with the entire country of Argentina. Excited fans congregated out front of his..." December 16

  • Lionel Messi winning World Cup would define him but he’s already among the greatest of all

    The Athletic "There have been times when the weight of a nation’s febrile hopes and dreams appeared too great a burden for Lionel Messi. It made him anxious, sick with nerves. It made the fear of failure unbearable and the pain of defeat even worse. Fernando Signorini,..." December 15

  • Is Messi the greatest? It’s ok to debate it – don’t let people ruin your fun

    The Athletic "And so, Lionel Messi has reached his second World Cup final with a dazzling performance people will be talking about for years.  So have the rest of the Argentina team, but most of the discussion in the next few days is likely to ignore Angel Di..." December 13

  • Inspired Lionel Messi takes Argentina past Croatia and into World Cup final

    The Guardian "For Lionel Messi the crowning glory beckons. As Argentina’s gaze zeroed in on a third World Cup triumph, it was impossible to ignore their leader. It should not only be about him. There were other stars in blue and white stripes, most notably Julián Álvarez. But..." December 13

  • Lionel Messi needs two more wins to conquer his final frontier

    90 Min "Lionel Messi still has a chance of bowing out of what will be his final World Cup with the trophy in his hands after Argentina knocked out the Netherlands in a pulsating quarter-final tie. La Albiceleste had the game wrapped up with under 20 minutes of the initial 90 left to play when..." December 09

  • Lionel Messi calls out referee after Argentina see off Netherlands

    90 Min "Lionel Messi has urged FIFA to rethink their referee selection as he admitted his frustration towards Antonio Mateu Lahoz's performance in Friday's World Cup semi-final. The official dished out a cool 18 yellow cards throughout the ill-tempered affair, which..." December 09

  • Suzy Cortez Body Painted for Leo Messi

    Egotastic Sports "Suzy Cortez is a friend of the site and more importantly Miss Brazilian Bum Bum. Being from that part of the world, you know that Soccer is a big deal for her and her community, so she is very into the sport and has become a commentator on the sport in her own right. " December 09

  • PSG president Al-Khelaifi confident Lionel Messi will stay at club, interested in Rashford signing

    ESPN "Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said he is confident Lionel Messi will stay at the club and expressed his interest in signing Manchester United's Marcus Rashford on a free transfer. Messi's contract at PSG runs out next June..." December 08

  • Lionel Messi’s World Cup message to Sergio Aguero will have Argentina fans in their feelings

    Clutch Points "Lionel Messi and Argentina are one win away from returning to the World Cup semifinals for the sixth time in their history, but they are missing a familiar face to help lead the attack. For the first time since 2006, the South American juggernauts will be without star striker Sergio..." December 08

  • The Messi and Lewandowski incident: What happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch

    Marca.com "One of the most striking images of the Poland vs Argentina came as the game entered its final minutes, Robert Lewandowski fouled Lionel Messi after being dribble past with ease by the latter. When Robert went to ask for forgiveness, the Argentine did not..." December 01

  • Lionel Messi reacts to Argentina reaching World Cup knockouts

    90 Min "Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has claimed that his missed penalty in Wednesday night’s crunch World Cup win over Poland ended up galvanising the team and was on course for victory as soon as Alexis Mac Allister broke the deadlock. La Albiceleste, one of the pre-tournament..." November 30

  • Lionel Messi makes unwanted World Cup history after Wojciech Sczcesny’s penalty save

    Clutch Points "Lionel Messi had the chance to give Argentina an early lead over Poland in their final group-stage matchup at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After receiving a (rather generous) penalty from VAR, Messi failed to convert from the spot in a major “ball don’t lie” moment, as..." November 30

  • Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi has not agreed Inter Miami deal

    ESPN "Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi has not agreed a deal to join Inter Miami despite reports suggesting he is close to doing so, sources told ESPN. Reports on Sunday suggested Inter Miami were confident they could sign the Argentina captain after the..." November 28

  • Canelo Alvarez Threatens Lionel Messi After Seemingly Disrespecting Mexico

    TMZ "Canelo Alvarez wants to open a can of whoop-ass on Lionel Messi -- the boxing superstar blasted the Argentinian striker for seemingly disrespecting his home country after defeating Mexico in the World Cup. Canelo's rage stems from a viral video of Messi celebrating..." November 28

  • Mexico coach Tata Martino to do 'everything possible' to knock out Argentina, Lionel Messi

    ESPN "Mexico manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino said he would do "everything possible" to knock out his home country Argentina and star player Lionel Messi from the World Cup, Argentine-born coach Martino, who was Messi's coach..." November 25

  • Lionel Messi on Loss to Saudi Arabia: 'No Excuses'; Argentina Will 'Be More United'

    Bleacher Report "Lionel Messi is looking to move on after Argentina suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday at the 2022 World Cup. "There are no excuses," Messi told reporters after the match. "We are going to be more united than ever. This group is strong, and..." November 22

  • Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he wants to 'checkmate' Lionel Messi

    90 Min "Cristiano Ronaldo says he hopes to ‘checkmate’ Lionel Messi in their battle to be considered the greatest player of all time. Messi and Ronaldo have built one of the biggest rivalries in sorting history throughout their careers, although neither have ever won the World..." November 21

  • Lionel Messi describes Pep Guardiola as 'extraordinary'

    90 Min "Lionel Messi says he has ‘no doubts’ that Pep Guardiola is the best coach in the world, and he says he wished he appreciated his time playing for him more. Messi and Guardiola had four trophy-laden years together at Barcelona before Guardiola quit citing..." November 15

  • Lionel Messi explains how Pep Guardiola 'did a lot of harm' to football

    90 Min "Lionel Messi has explained how Pep Guardiola has harmed football since becoming a manager. Guardiola began his senior managerial career in 2008 when he was chosen to replace Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona manager. The Catalan has gone on to become one of the best coaches ever,..." November 13

  • Phil Neville & Chris Henderson respond to Lionel Messi - Inter Miami links

    90 Min "Inter Miami chief soccer officer & sporting director Chris Henderson and head coach Phil Neville have both refused to be drawn on the club's links to Lionel Messi. As reported by 90min, the Herons are one of at least three MLS clubs understood to be interested..." November 09

  • Lionel Messi return to Barcelona good for player and club

    ESPN "LaLiga president Javier Tebas has said it would be good for both Lionel Messi and Barcelona if the Argentina captain plays for his former club again. Messi, whose performances for Barca and Argentina won him seven Ballon d'Or awards, left after 21..." November 03

  • La Liga president claims football misses Lionel Messi in dig at Ligue 1

    90 Min "La Liga president Javier Tebas has taken a dig at Ligue 1, saying that football has missed Lionel Messi since the seven-time Ballon d'Or left Barcelona and joined Paris Saint-Germain. Messi is currently playing his second campaign in France after joining PSG in the summer of 2021..." November 02

  • Lionel Messi's Copa America final speech revealed in Netflix documentary

    ESPN "A stirring speech made by Lionel Messi before Argentina's Copa America win against Brazil has been revealed in a new documentary about the tournament. Messi captained Argentina to the trophy last year -- his first senior honour for his country after a host..." November 02

  • Lionel Messi Learning French and Continuing to Settle in at PSG

    Get Football News France "L’Équipe report in their issue today that Lionel Messi is gaining in prominence in the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room this season, having begun the campaign in impressive form after a middling first year in France. Proof of the Argentine’s willingness..." November 02

  • Fabrizio Romano sets timeline for Lionel Messi decision on future

    Football Espana "For his entire career, there were only passing rumours that Lionel Messi might move clubs and leave Barcelona. Even those seemed far-fetched at the time. Now, for the second time in two years, Messi will have a decision to make on where he will spend his future. Messi will be 36 next..." November 01

  • Lionel Messi to MLS? What the PSG, Argentina star could mean for Inter Miami, US soccer

    The Athletic "After David Beckham and his Inter Miami partners were awarded MLS’ 25th franchise in late January 2018, the man who revolutionized the league as a player for LA Galaxy shared a video message from Lionel Messi on his Instagram account. “Who knows, maybe in a few years you..." November 01

  • Lionel Messi's back: Why he might be the world's best player (again)

    ESPN "Remember Lionel Messi last season? Me neither. For the first time in nearly two decades, the greatest soccer player of all time seemed just ... absent. He was fine -- great even, for the average player. In his first season with Paris Saint-Germain, Messi scored six goals and..." November 01

  • Lionel Messi is peaking at the right time for PSG and the World Cup

    The Guardian "Lionel Messi’s first season in Ligue 1 would have been considered a success for most players. He scored 11 goals and provided 15 assists in 34 games for PSG, contributing directly to a goal every 110 minutes he was on the pitch. However, given his previous numbers – he had not..." October 31

  • Lionel Messi Expected to Sign Inter Miami Contract amid PSG, Barcelona Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Major League Soccer's Inter Miami has emerged as the front-runner to sign superstar Lionel Messi when his PSG contract expires in the summer of 2023, according to a report from The Athletic's David Ornstein. Per Ornstein, signing with the MLS club is the "most..." October 31