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Lionel Messi’s Panenka wins it for PSG after RB Leipzig threaten upset

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It might sound strange, but despite scoring two goals and winning the game for Paris Saint-Germain with an outrageous Panenka, Lionel Messi did not really have a very good game. Still, nobody at a festive Parc des Pri...

To be truly British, the country needs to stay largely white. Really, Lionel Shriver?

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‘They have seen the passing of the American Indian and the buffalo; and now they query as to how long the Anglo-Saxon may be able to survive.” So wrote William Ripley in an essay for the Atlantic Monthly in 1908. Ripl...

Lionel Messi makes PSG debut at Reims but Kylian Mbappé steals show

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Now it is real. Lionel Messi played his first club match as a Not Barcelona player, entering as a 66th minute substitute for Paris Saint-Germain, who won at Reims thanks to Kylian Mbappé. PSG are adamant the pair will...

Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo to join Lionel Messi at PSG?

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It has long been established that Lionel Messi is the tit to Cristiano Ronaldo’s tat. So a week dominated by news of the Argentinian’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain was always going to trigger a reaction and, sure en...

Lionel Messi heads to Paris to seal PSG move after agreeing two-year contract

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Lionel Messi has agreed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain and boarded a plane to France on Tuesday afternoon to complete the transfer. The deal includes an option to extend by a year and gives the forward a...

Lionel Messi heading to Paris to seal PSG move after agreeing two-year contract

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Lionel Messi has agreed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain and is due to fly to France to complete the transfer. The deal includes an option to extend by a year and gives the forward a net salary of about €3...

Bye bye Barça: Lionel Messi has left the building – Football Weekly

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Max Rushden is joined by Natasha Henry, Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe and Ed Aarons to discuss Lionel Messi’s tearful departure from Barcelona How to listen to podcasts: everyt...

‘I wanted to stay’: Lionel Messi tearful at Barcelona exit as free transfer looms

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An emotional Lionel Messi has revealed he expected to extend his stay at Barcelona, but is now a free agent after financial issues at the Catalan club left them unable to pay the Argentinian’s wages. It was announced...

Lionel Messi leaves with Barcelona in financial abyss … and it is not over yet

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“I don’t want to create false hopes,” Joan Laporta said, but that was all they had left. Barcelona’s president had been explaining the reasons why they could no longer keep Lionel Messi, offering a portrait of bankrup...

PSG to pursue Lionel Messi signing after forward contacts Pochettino

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Paris St-Germain are confident signing Lionel Messi would be profitable in the long run and could sign him within a week, the PA news agency understands. Barcelona announced on Thursday night that the Argentina forwar...

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona after ‘obstacles’ thwart contract renewal

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Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi is leaving the club after “financial and structural obstacles” made it impossible to renew his contract. The forward, who has spent his whole career there, had been expected ...

Barcelona in desperate push to offload players and keep Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi is unemployed. Don’t worry: he will still be at Barcelona next season, or he should be, and he will certainly be OK. The question now may be: will they? And if he plays at the Camp Nou, if they are able t...

Lionel Messi agrees new five-year contract to stay with Barcelona

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Barcelona are close to announcing that Lionel Messi has signed a contract to continue with the club. The 34-year-old has agreed a five-year deal rather than initial two-year extension that had been discussed. The cont...

Lionel Messi happy to swap his golden boots for trophy for Argentina

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What does it mean to be Argentinian? Several World Cups ago the author and publisher Hernán Casciari wrote about trying to convey this to his young daughter, born and raised in Barcelona. Is it singing the national an...

Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina overrun Bolivia at Copa América

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Lionel Messi passed Javier Mascherano as Argentina’s most capped international on Monday and scored twice as they beat Bolivia 4-1 to set up a Copa América quarter-final against Ecuador. Messi was in fine form on his ...

Lionel Messi remains Argentina’s best hope of glory even in his twilight

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The ball comes to Lionel Messi in midfield. He returns it with a disdainful flick of the foot that says: I can’t do anything with this. I don’t want it. Take it back. And then he sighs and walks off in the opposite di...

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