Lionel Messi

Denis Suarez in action during the Champions League game between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach on December 6, 2016
Lionel Messi 'played key role in Denis Suarez future'
Lionel Messi convinced teammate Denis Suarez to stay at Barcelona beyond this summer's transfer window, according to a report.
Sep 5, 18:17
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Lionel Messi 'blocked Mesut Ozil move to Barcelona'
Barcelona were reportedly prepared to make a summer bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil before Lionel Messi stepped in to block the transfer.
Sep 4, 13:42
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Lionel Messi to consider Barcelona future?
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is reportedly considering his future at Camp Nou after the club's dealings in the transfer market.
Sep 4, 09:35
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona is congratulated by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring his team's fourth goal and his goal number 370 for the FC Barcelona becoming the maximum scorer on the history of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC B
Ousmane Dembele reveals two heroes at Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele reveals that he will play with two of his footballing heroes after joining Barcelona in the summer.
Sep 3, 20:40
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Albert Soler: 'No problem with Lionel Messi contract'
Barcelona director Albert Soler insists that there is "no problem" regarding Lionel Messi's new contract, which remains unsigned despite being agreed in July.
Sep 2, 20:45
Long-limbed Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring lors de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue entre Lille et PSG le 23 Avril, 2016
Barcelona 'were told to pay £73m for winger Angel di Maria'
A report claims that Barcelona had little choice but to pull out of a move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel di Maria, as they were told to pay £73m to sign him.
Sep 2, 15:19
Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona applauds as he leaves the pitch during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou on May 23, 2015
Xavi: 'Barcelona have signed players who do not fit their system'
Xavi claims that former club Barcelona "have fallen asleep" this summer as they have failed to bring in the right type of players.
Sep 1, 21:59
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona clear Luis Suarez to play for Uruguay after injury return
Uruguay are handed a major boost ahead of their meeting with Argentina as Barcelona have given Luis Suarez the green light to feature after recovering from injury.
Aug 31, 21:16
Sergio Ramos kisses the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Sergio Ramos wants to emulate close friend Fabio Cannavaro
Sergio Ramos insists that snatching the Ballon d'Or award from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after a decade of dominance is 'not a crazy thought'.
Aug 29, 16:18
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Ernesto Valverde: 'Patience key to victory'
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says that his team "needed a lot of patience" in Saturday's La Liga clash against Alaves.
Aug 27, 13:27
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Result: Lionel Messi nets brace in Barcelona win
Barcelona make it two wins from two matches at the start of the new La Liga campaign courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Alaves on Saturday night.
Aug 26, 19:10
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Live Commentary: Alaves 0-2 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Alaves and Barcelona from the Estadio de Mendizorroza.
Aug 26, 16:15
Long-limbed Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring lors de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue entre Lille et PSG le 23 Avril, 2016
Paris Saint-Germain reject Barcelona bid for Angel di Maria?
Paris Saint-Germain reportedly turn down an offer of €35m (£32.4m) from Barcelona for Angel di Maria.
Aug 26, 13:57
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Real Madrid 'announce' Lionel Messi signing
Real Madrid announce the signing of Barcelona frontman Lionel Messi on Twitter in a hack attack.
Aug 26, 12:42
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Men's Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo is named as UEFA Men's Player of the Year, while Real Madrid teammates Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric also pick up accolades.
Aug 24, 18:57
Lionel Messi at Barcelona training on October 14, 2016
Pep Guardiola: 'Lionel Messi buyout clause may be invoked'
Pep Guardiola warns former side Barcelona that they are at risk of losing Lionel Messi to a rival club due to the £275m buyout clause in his contract.
Aug 22, 14:52
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona overcome Real Betis at Camp Nou
Barcelona begin their 2017-18 La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over Real Betis at Camp Nou on Sunday night.
Aug 20, 21:08
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Team News: Gerard Deulofeu, Paco Alcacer partner Lionel Messi in attack
Ernesto Valverde opts to go with Gerard Deulofeu, Paco Alcacer and Lionel Messi in attack for his first league game in charge of Barcelona.
Aug 20, 18:17
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Manchester City 'willing to buy out Lionel Messi contract'
Manchester City are weighing up an attempt to sign superstar forward Lionel Messi from Barcelona in a £275m deal, according to a report.
Aug 20, 17:23
Karim Benzema, who got the keys to my bimmer, celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Result: Real Madrid cruise past Barcelona to win Supercopa de Espana
Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema help Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana and a 5-1 victory on aggregate.
Aug 16, 23:50
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale, Isco rested for El Clasico clash with Barcelona
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rests both Gareth Bale and Isco for their El Clasico showdown against Barcelona.
Aug 16, 21:08
Cristiano Ronaldo scores past Gerard Pique during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana tie between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
Aug 15, 12:59
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane slams "ludicrous" Cristiano Ronaldo red card
Zinedine Zidane believes that the decision to send off Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid's 3-1 Supercopa de Espana win over Barcelona on Sunday was "ludicrous".
Aug 14, 09:15
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the winning penalty during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid claim first-leg advantage at Camp Nou in Supercopa de Espana tie
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou in a match that saw Cristiano Ronaldo find the net and get sent off after coming off the bench.
Aug 13, 22:53
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona, as Los Blancos came out on top in a gripping first leg at Camp Nou.
Aug 13, 20:00
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo benched for El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana.
Aug 13, 19:54
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique (L) and Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Camp Nou sta
Gerard Pique: 'I knew Neymar was leaving Barcelona'
Gerard Pique admits that he knew Neymar was going to leave Barcelona at the time of the Spaniard sharing his now-infamous "he's staying" photo.
Aug 13, 13:57
A general view of the stadium prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on November 1, 2014
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Aug 12, 14:20
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: 'Neymar transfer a warning to Barcelona'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggests that a big-spending rival could splash out £272m to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Aug 11, 10:52
The Chelsea squad celebrate with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Burnley
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between defending champions Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 10, 19:59
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona run out comfortable winners against Chapecoense
Five different players get on the scoresheet as Barcelona earn a comfortable 5-0 victory over Chapecoense at Camp Nou to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Aug 7, 21:28
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Live Commentary: Barcelona 5-0 Chapecoense - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Barcelona's 5-0 win over Chapecoense at Camp Nou, as the hosts rounded off their pre-season campaign in style.
Aug 7, 18:30
Neymar wearing Beats headphones IN A PSG SHIRT
Josep Maria Bartomeu: "No player is bigger than Barcelona"
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu vows to spend the cash earned from Neymar's sale to Paris Saint-Germain on new players.
Aug 7, 13:31
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring with Neymar during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Getafe on March 12, 2016
Neymar: 'Lionel Messi no factor in Paris Saint-Germain move'
New Paris Saint-Germain signing Neymar denies that Lionel Messi had anything to do with his world-record move from Barcelona.
Aug 4, 13:38
Neymar of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Neymar bids emotional farewell to Barcelona
New Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar bids an emotional farewell to Barcelona following his world-record switch to the French capital.
Aug 3, 21:59
Neymar pictured in PSG gear
Paris Saint-Germain complete world-record Neymar signing
Paris Saint-Germain complete the signing of Neymar from Barcelona in a world-record deal worth almost £200m.
Aug 3, 20:47
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Ivan Rakitic bids farewell to Neymar
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic becomes the latest player to bid farewell to Neymar ahead of his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 3, 16:01
Luis Suarez celebrates getting his brace with Neymar during the game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 17, 2016
Luis Suarez pays tribute to departing Neymar
Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez joins Lionel Messi in bidding farewell to teammate Neymar ahead of his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 3, 15:09
Philippe Coutinho puts his side back in front during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Ronaldinho: 'Philippe Coutinho good enough to replace Neymar at Barcelona'
Ronaldinho believes that Philippe Coutinho is the ideal replacement for Neymar, who is expected to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Aug 2, 17:43
Barcelona forward Neymar in action during his side's La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou on October 15, 2016
Neymar 'planned to join Manchester United last summer until deal collapsed'
Neymar was reportedly close to joining Manchester United last summer, but the transfer fell through.
Aug 2, 16:44



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona66002021818
2Atletico MadridAtletico6420124814
3Sevilla641173413
4Valencia6330125712
5Real Madrid6321116511
6Leganes631253210
7Levante52308449
8Real Sociedad6303131309
9Real Betis530267-19
10Getafe62228538
11Athletic Bilbao62227618
12Espanyol622279-28
13Celta Vigo621310827
14Villarreal621369-37
15Las PalmasLas Palmas6204510-56
16EibarEibar6204314-116
17GironaGirona612338-55
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo6114715-84
19Malaga6015414-101
20AlavesAlaves6006110-90
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