Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final

Soccer Jul 3, 2019

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final

Brazil without Neymar has proved to be better than Argentina with Lionel Messi. In a performance that ended with "ole" chants from the crowd, Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday and will play Sunday's Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro ...

Argentina moves into Copa America semifinals

Soccer Jun 29, 2019

Argentina moves into Copa America semifinals

Lionel Messi was shackled and yet Argentina flourished to beat Venezuela 2-0 on Friday and set up a Copa America semifinal against Brazil. Marked closely by Venezuelan defenders, Messi failed to impress at Maracana Stadium, but his teammates took advantage to give their most solid ...

Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America

Soccer Jun 24, 2019

Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America

Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America. Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored a goal in each half as Argentina defeated guest team Qatar 2-0 to secure a spot in the ...

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Soccer Oct 21, 2018

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks with a fractured right arm, but his last pre-injury contribution was to help send Barcelona back to the top of La Liga on Saturday. Messi scored and then went off injured as Barca beat Sevilla ...

Soccer Sep 19, 2018

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona routs PSV Eindhoven

If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer's pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game. Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick on Tuesday in Barcelona's 4-0 ...

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Soccer Sep 4, 2018

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for the FIFA's men's player of the year award on Monday as his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo was named alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah. Messi has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the past decade, but ...

Lionel Messi named Barcelona's new captain

Soccer Aug 11, 2018

Lionel Messi named Barcelona's new captain

Lionel Messi was named as Barcelona's captain on Friday following the departure of long-serving midfielder Andres Iniesta, while defenders Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto were named new vice captains. Messi, Barca's all-time top scorer, has been a vice-captain since 2015 and takes the club's armband ...

Barcelona reaches knockout stage

Soccer Nov 23, 2017

Barcelona reaches knockout stage

Without Lionel Messi for almost an hour, Barcelona managed to get the draw it needed to reach the Champions League knockout stages. It was a drab 0-0 draw at Juventus, though, despite Paulo Dybala's efforts to spark it into life for the home side. Messi ...