Tuesday, 26 February 2013

"Messi is good but I was better '- Maradona

Always controversial, Diego Armando Maradona was considered himself better than Lionel Messi, player he trusts to give Argentina the win at the next World Cup.

"I hope that Messi gives Argentina the World Cup but will not be easy, because they know him and know what he can do.

In the game with Milan, they built him a cage. For me, Messi is a great kid but I think I was better, said "El Pibe" in a press conference in Italy, even before the "classic game" between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which ended with the triumph (3-1) of Madrid.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Messi misses Barcelona training

Barcelona started this Friday morning the preparation of the league match against Osasuna on Sunday without Lionel Messi, who underwent a physiotherapy session.
According to the club, the Argentinian star will be able to play.

 However, it is almost certain that Messi will be resting against Osasuna in order to play against Real Madrid, in the best physical condition.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Messi donates 150 000 euros

Lionel Messi, the Barcelona footballer, donated one million pesos, about 152 thousand euros for the rehabilitation of a sports complex in a depressed area of Rosario, Argentina.

"The rehabilitation of this sports complex will benefit thousands of people in this area of ​​the city," said Rolando del Lago, the municipality responsible for sports.

Messi, who at age 13 left the Newell `s Old Boys from Rosario to head to Barcelona, has a foundation that has made several works of charity in the town.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Lionel Messi is speechless with a fourth Golden Ball

"To be honest, this is unbelievable. Winning the award for the fourth time is too awesome to describe in words," said Messi when he received the Golden Ball, the main prize of the FIFA Gala, held in Zurich, Switzerland.

The FC Barcelona player wanted to recognize the role of the Argentine national team colleagues and the Catalan team, with particular emphasis on Andres Iniesta, also named: "It has been a pleasure to train and play with you."

Lionel Messi, who defeated the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Iniesta, do not forget the coaches he worked with, family, friends and especially his wife and son, to whom he dedicated the prize.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Menotti: "Messi is a Martian»

"It's a Martian. It's amazing what we have achieved, "said  Argentine coach César Luis Menotti. compatriot of Messi.

"His deep commitment with the team, their solidarity, prudent and respectful. When he score a goal embraces his colleagues, no celebrates with the croud. When it is bright it becomes impossible to see what it does. Never seen him play poorly. Never. Neither in Barcelona nor in the selection, "said Menotti, who believes" there are no doubts 'about who deserved to win the Golden Ball, although it adds that "it would also be  fair a award for Iniesta.

About Cristiano Ronaldo says he is " individually remarkable", but in this sense "individual plays to win the game." "When she does not get the team playing with ten 'claims, speaking to radio Xarxa.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Messi and Co. wins in Moscow

A brilliant Messi warmed the frosty Luzhniki stadium. Barcelona beat Spartak Moscow for 3 -0 with 2 goals from Lionel Messi who has one more remarkable exhibition.

With these 2 more goals Messi has equaled Ruud van Nistelrooy as second top scorer in the history of the Champions League. Leo has scored 56 goals and only surpassed by Raúl with 71.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Lionel Messi top scorer in La Liga

This season, Lionel Messi is the top scorer in La Liga with 15 goals in 11 games. Also, Messi is more decisive away from home than at Camp Nou. In the stadium of Barcelona, ​​the Argentine striker scored two goals against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. As a visitor, he scored two goals against Osasuna, Getafe, Rayo and Mallorca, another hat-trick against Deportivo Coruña.

In Spanish Supercup, scoring twice. And in the Champions League, three: two against Spartak Moscow and the last,  at Celtic Park, that goal was dedicated to his son Thiago.