Neymar, Suárez, Messi – Barça beat Atlético 3-1

Neymar, Suárez, Messi – Barça beat Atlético 3-1

That did not look a team in the midst of mutiny. FC Barcelona put in their best performance of the season, in particular with a sensational first half that at the very least merited the two goal advantage. Atlético Madrid certainly overstepped with their physical play, it got dirty, and only through the incompetence of La Liga officiating finished the game with all eleven men on the pitch. It was that same ineptitude from Undiano Mallenco that also gifted the visitors with a chance for points. At the end however, Barça matched Atletí intensity and very deservedly walked off the Camp Nou pitch worthy winners.

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Picture of the day: Messi found his smile

Picture of the day: Messi found his smile

One of the best things I saw in these last months of 2014 was Lionel Messi’s smile. He seems to have found his joy in the game again and is showing it through smashing records and scoring hat-tricks. Keep smiling, Leo!

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Luis Suárez: “I have a great relationship with Messi”

Luis Suárez: “I have a great relationship with Messi”

It’s been an intense 2014 for Luis Suárez, to say the least. From the controversy at the World Cup and his subsequent four-month suspension, to his transfer to Barcelona and finding his footing in a new system, the Uruguayan has been through a lot. Over the holiday break, he gave an exclusive interview to Sport 360°. He spoke about what it’s like playing with Neymar and Messi, the differences between the Premier League and La Liga, and why he believes he can be successful at his dream club. Read the full interview after the jump.

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Breaking News: Messi is not left footed

Breaking News: Messi is not left footed

From the overflowing “Messi did WHAT now?” department, a quick review of Leo’s goal scoring so far this campaign reveals something incredible! Find out what after the jump.

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Picture of the day: Messi in wax

Picture of the day: Messi in wax

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Berlin has a new attraction, Lionel Messi as he appeared in the 2014 World Cup. Pretty good likeness, isn’t it?

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Messi’s best is yet to come

Messi’s best is yet to come

Oh how the world of football can instantly change at the hands of one astonishing and mesmerising footballer. It’s been just a bit more than two weeks since I wrote my last article, and man how things have changed since. Not only did Leo prove me right after hitting three beautiful hat-tricks in the past four games, but he did each and every one of them in such a style to silence his critics for good. The diminutive Argentine might not win the Ballon d’Or come January, but I believe his best is yet to come. Read further to know why.

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Merry Christmas from Messi & FIFA 15

Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard have an idea for your Christmas list.

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Messi: The Movie

This is no ordinary biopic. This is no ordinary man.

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Messi in FIFA Ballon D’or 2014 three-man shortlist

Messi in FIFA Ballon D’or 2014 three-man shortlist

Leo Messi has been named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer in FIFA’s three-man Ballon D’or shortlist for 2014. The winner will be announced on the 12th of January. Read more…

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Video of the Day: Messi vs Ney

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The view from our seat: Lionel Messi

The view from our seat: Lionel Messi

To those of you who watched the game against Sevilla, you witnessed history in the making. You got to watch a 27-year-old do the impossible and achieve what others only dream of. Lionel Messi is now La Liga’s all-time top scorer with  253 goals, surpassing the legendary Telmo Zarra, and we had the pleasure of watching his journey up until this moment.

What Messi does cannot be put into words. It’s not about the goals alone because seeing Leo on the pitch wearing the Barça kit ignites a warmth of its own, a feeling that only very few cúles could actually describe. We here at totalBarça would like to take a moment to appreciate having the greatest footballer player of all-time on our side, and being lucky enough to watch him do what he does best week in and week out. Because there’s only one Leo Messi.

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Quote of the day: King Messi

Quote of the day: King Messi

“I have never seen a player like Messi. I feel lucky to be his manager. Nobody can be compared to him. He’s one-of-a-kind and we’ll never see anyone like him ever again and we are privileged to have him and be able to watch him.”

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Bartomeu: “Messi is the greatest player in football history”

Bartomeu: “Messi is the greatest player in football history”

FC Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, praised Leo Messi after he became the all time scorer in La Liga history, saying; “I congratulate him. We’ll have Leo here for many more years. We are delighted with what he has achieved, it’s a huge satisfaction … We knew the record was going to come. It made me very happy to see him equal it, for him, for the team and for the club”.

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Mascherano: “You can’t doubt Messi”

Mascherano: “You can’t doubt Messi”

Lionel Messi’s recent comments hinted that his time at FC Barcelona may come to an end in the near future, and so when Javier Mascherano entered the press room Wednesday, he had to deal with a lot 0f Messi-related questions. “I’m not here to talk about Leo. I don’t think he has said anything odd. He said what all footballers think. In football – or in life – you can’t map out what will happen in six or seven years, because you don’t know.” More from El Jefecito after the jump.

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Bakero: “Messi is still the best, but he’s only human”

Bakero: “Messi is still the best, but he’s only human”

Former FC Barcelona player, José Mari Bakero, talked about the current Barça side of Luis Enrique during an interview with Venezuelan newspaper ‘El Universal’. Read more…

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“Things change in football” – Messi hints at Barça exit!

“Things change in football” – Messi hints at Barça exit!

The alarm bells are surely ringing now, and what every culé took for granted for the past eleven years has now come back to slap us in the face. Lionel Messi, who just celebrated his eleventh year at Barça, has hinted that he might leave the club in the future. Let me repeat that once again; Lionel Messi, a La Masia made phenomenon who grew up to raid all records in football and rewrite FC Barcelona’s history, is uncertain of his future at the club he gave everything to.

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11 years of Leo Messi

November the 16th has surely gone down as one of the most important dates in Barça’s rich history. On this day some 11 years ago, a certain Leo Messi was making his first team debut for FC Barcelona. It was a cold night in Oporto, during the friendly game between Porto and Barcelona on the occasion of the inauguration of the Estadio Dragão, when a 17-year-old Leo Messi came on for Fernando Navarro 74 minutes into the match.

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Video of the Day: Messi & Drogba #EpicFood

Check out Turkish Airlines’ new ad with Chelsea’s legend Didier Drogba chasing Lionel Messi’s shadow in restaurants all over the world.

It’s alright Didier, we all want to be as big Leo one day.

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Quote of the day: Di Maria on Messi

Quote of the day: Di Maria on Messi

“I will tell my grandchildren about when I won the Champions League, but most of all I will tell them that their grandfather used to play with Lionel Messi.” – Angel Di Maria

Source: Facebook/TeamMessi • Image: FIFA

Messi equals Champions League record

Messi equals Champions League record

FC Barcelona striker Leo Messi is used to breaking records during his extraordinary career. Wednesday in Amsterdam he equaled the all-time Champions League goalscoring record of 71, set by Raúl González (Real Madrid and Schalke 04). Messi needed only 90 matches (in eleven seasons), while Raúl set a record in 142. Now it is just a matter of time for Messi to break yet another record and set his own.  Continue reading »


November 6, 2014

Luis Enrique: “Messi the best I’ve ever seen”


October 29, 2014

Valdano: “Messi has lost his ability to disrupt the defense”

Messi makes a dream come true for 30 children


October 26, 2014

Messi gets nomination for the Best Goal in La Liga


October 24, 2014

Messi and Neymar peaking before El Clasico


October 22, 2014

Messi: “We’re all looking forward to Suárez”


October 16, 2014

A very Messi decade


October 11, 2014

Dani Alves: I’m the one with most assists to Messi!


October 8, 2014

Tribute for Messi in Bernabéu?


October 3, 2014

Legal: Bad news for Messi & Neymargate continues

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