was lauded by Antonio Conte after punishing Chelsea's mistakes to send Barcelona through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Barcelona: Lionel Messi
in full flow is one of the most exhilarating sights in football and a threat that puts defences on red alert, but the Barcelona talisman has become just as dangerous from dead ball situations too.
Ronaldo will face Lionel Messi
on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) for the first time since the Portugal forward declared himself "the best player in the history" of soccer after equaling the Argentine's five Ballon d'Or awards this month.
FILE PHOTO - Football Soccer - FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga - Camp Nou, Barcelona - 2/4/16 Barcelona's Lionel Messi
in action with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo - Reuters / Albert Gea CAIRO -- 20 December 2017: The Spanish League (La Liga) is going to bid farewell to 2017 in a spectacular way, with the 'Clasico' between Real Madrid - FC Barcelona on Saturday, which in football nowadays is the most expected match in the world.
said he understood the importance of resting occasionally in order to stay ripe for the end of the season as he accepted the European Golden Shoe award on Friday for being the top scorer in the continent last season.
Summary: Madrid [Spain], Nov 9 (ANI): Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi
has brushed aside recent reports of his influence on the selection of Argentina squad.
summoned another incredible display as Barcelona breezed past Juventus in their UEFA Champions League Group D opener at the Nou Camp.
Madrid: The official Twitter account of Real Madrid was hacked by OurMine to announce the signing of the capital football club's eternal rival FC Barcelona's star Lionel Messi
, according to reports.
MADRID, Dhu-AlHijjah 4, 1438, Aug 26, 2017, SPA -- Lionel Messi
missed a penalty kick but rebounded by scoring his record 350th goal in the Spanish league in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.
of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid have been the two top footballers for several years, and they've been rewarded for their services by their wealthy clubs.
BRENDAN RODGERS believes Lionel Messi
and Luis Suarez will transform under-fire Barcelona tonight.
MANCHESTER CITY have launched Operation Lionel Messi