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Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't hit the 40-goal mark this season
Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't hit the 40-goal mark this season

An unusual start for Ronaldo and Messi in La Liga as they both are yet to register their names on the scoresheet  Something hitherto unknown has occurred this season in the Spanish top flight. Since both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have plied their trade in La Liga, one or the other has always scored on the opening weekend or two of the season.  Not this time!  In fact, we have to circle all the way back to October 20

Aug 31 2015
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga: Five Talking Points
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga: Five Talking Points

Thomas Vermaelen proved to be Barcelona’s hero on a night where the Catalan club were given very few opportunities to score. The Belgian defender scored the winner in the 73rd minute to hand Barcelona a 1-0 win to make it two wins in two games for the defending champions.  Here are the major talking points from the game.   

Aug 30 2015
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe  Lionel Messi’s contribution to FC Barcelona’s treble-winning campaign last season has been recognised by UEFA as they awarded him the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time. The little magician finished ahead of club-mate Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who also made it to the three-man shortlist. On Thursday night in Monaco, Messi became the first ever pla

Aug 29 2015
The science behind Lionel Messi's dribbling
The science behind Lionel Messi's dribbling

Messi doing what he does best Barcelona sensation, Lionel Messi just added another feather to his enviable looking hat in the form of the UEFA Best Player In Europe award for his phenomenal performances last season, which saw him net 58 goals and 31 assists as well as engage in a mouth-watering battle with rival Cristiano Ronaldo for superiority in the La Liga as well as the Champions League, both of which his team won. The Argentine is no

Aug 29 2015
Video: Barcelona teammates help showcase his talents says Lionel Messi
Video: Barcelona teammates help showcase his talents says Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi with the UEFA Best Player of the Year award Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has credited his club team mates as the reason behind his audacious performances last season, thanking them for allowing him to shine for his side. The 28-year-old enjoyed a treble winning season under Luis Enrique and quite deservingly was voted as UEFA Best Player of the Year on Thursday night during which the Champions League draw occurred too. It

Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

Aug 28 2015
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions

Merely a few fixtures into the domestic footballing calendar and already we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises from the best divisions across the continent. Some teams have ignited their respective campaigns with blockbuster starts, while others have stalled in their attempts to burst out of the blocks. The EPL especially has captured our imagination with an interesting start to the script, but football fans everywhere still no doubt

Aug 28 2015
Lionel Messi's greatest individual triumphs
Lionel Messi's greatest individual triumphs

Messi fought off competition form Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo for the prize One of the most awe-inspiring footballers of the current generations Lionel Messi has dazzled the world with his brilliance since he took the field with Barcelona on 16 October 2004. What began as the story of a young boy who was on the brink of the extraordinary turned into something that can be accurately described as the tale of a living legend. A man w

Aug 28 2015
Messi shows his fun side, photobombs Ronaldo at UEFA ceremony
Messi shows his fun side, photobombs Ronaldo at UEFA ceremony

Lionel Messi pulls a funny face behind Cristiano Ronaldo at the UEFA Best Player ceremony (Photo: Sqwawka Twitter) Two of football’s current greatest protagonists are always in contention for most awards especially those that commemorate the best players over the course of a season. The two came face to face again for the UEFA Best Player award with Luis Suarez as the third wheel. This time the Argentine won, by a massive margin as we

Aug 28 2015
A tribute to UEFA 2015 Best Player - Lionel Messi
A tribute to UEFA 2015 Best Player - Lionel Messi

The UEFA Best player 2015 trophy marked the second time he claimed it as his own Lionel Messi wins the 2015 UEFA Best Player trophy. Now there’s a surprise! Well, not quite. As sure as one can be, this was a trophy that was nailed on for the Argentine to add to his glittering haul of trophies once he got the bit between his teeth after an alleged bust up with manager Luis Enrique and propelled another Barcelona side to

Aug 28 2015
Lionel Messi wins second UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Lionel Messi wins second UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Messi won the award for the second time in his career The UEFA Champions League draw is followed by the UEFA Best Player in Europe. And just as expected this year, Lionel Messi grabbed it with both hands, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez who made the shortlist of the final three. German and FFC Frankfurt striker Cecilia Sasic who retired earlier this year was the women’s recipient of the same award. T

Aug 27 2015
Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen win UEFA's Best Goal and Best Save awards for 2014/15
Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen win UEFA's Best Goal and Best Save awards for 2014/15

Lionel Messi scored a superb goal against Bayern Munich after destroying their defence and beatng Manuel Neuer 1 Lionel Messi’s goal in the clash against Bayern Munich was voted UEFA’s Best Goal of the Season, voted by the users. The Argentine magician received 1,99,190 votes for his audacious chip over Manuel Neuer in the semi-final of the Champions League last season. The goal was top quality from Messi, w

Aug 27 2015
Video: No Manchester City players in Yaya Toure's ultimate 5-a-side team
Video: No Manchester City players in Yaya Toure's ultimate 5-a-side team

Toure’s selection isn’t going to be popular among Manchester City fans Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has named his 5-a-side dream team on Manchester City’s official website, but surprisingly his selection doesn’t include a single name from his current club. City have made a perfect start of the new season as Manuel Pellegrini’s men have acquired all nine points from their first three games. And Toure ha

Aug 26 2015
Reports: Barcelona to offer Neymar new 5-year contract
Reports: Barcelona to offer Neymar new 5-year contract

Neymar to be offered a lucrative deal by Barcelona? FC Barcelona are willing to offer Neymar a new improved contract that will tie the Brazilian to the Nou Camp until 2020, reports Dailymail. The mercurial forward, who joined the Spanish giants back in 2013 from Santos, has been in the transfer speculation headlines recently after Manchester United reportedly have shown interest in the 23-year-old. But the club officials have no intention

Aug 26 2015