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Lionel Messi

Maradona prefers Messi, but dubs Ronaldo ‘incredible’

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentinian footballing legend Maradona said Monday that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an “incredible” player.

“I can’t remember having seen Lionel Messi play badly,” Maradona told TyCSports.

Maradona prefers Messi, but dubs Ronaldo ‘incredible’

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentinian footballing legend Maradona said Monday that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an “incredible” player.

“I can’t remember having seen Lionel Messi play badly,” Maradona told TyCSports.

22 Years, 6 Finals, 6 Defeats: Argentina Lose Another Final As Agonising Wait Continues

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Lionel Messi Ties Then Surpasses Diego Maradona’s International Goal Record With Hat-Trick vs Guatemala (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Argentina beat Guatemala 4-0 in a friendly last night with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick on his triumphant return to the national side in a less than taxing affair for the Albiceleste.

Messi's first goal was a bit of a cracker in its own right but it was his second, a penalty, which took on added significance as it saw the Barcelona Ewok draw level alongside Diego Maradona in the all-time Argentina goalscoring stakes on 34 goals in 11 fewer caps.

Lionel Messi surpasses Maradona on Argentina’s all-time scoring list with hat trick

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It apparently takes more than a hamstring injury and accusations of tax fraud to keep Lionel Messi from scoring goals as he completed a hat trick before the 50th minute of Argentina's 4-0 win friendly win against Guatemala. With that trio of goals (the one shown above being the standout), Messi has now surpassed Diego Maradona's 34 goals on Argentina's all-time top scorer's list and matched Hernan Crespo for second with 35 goals.

Impact Art

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Por cuarto año consecutivo se lanza el programa solidario "Impact Art" en el cual deportistas de elite crean obras de arte para ser subastadas a total beneficio de UNICEF. Organizada por la Editorial Arte al día, la propuesta combina arte, deporte y solidaridad.

Este año "Impact Art" ha elegido a algunos de los clubes más importantes del fútbol argentino y alguna representación de las selecciones argentina y uruguaya que participarán en la próxima Copa América.

Serie A

The malaise of Parma F.C. is a truly saddening Italian soccer story

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During the 90′s and early years of the new millennium the Italian Serie A was undoubtedly the number one league in Europe. Ronaldo, Marco Van Basten, Diego Maradona, Paolo Maldini, Kaka, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Del Piero, Edgar Davids, Pavel Nedved, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Sebastian Veron, Ruud Gullit, Careca and Zinedine Zidane to name but a few.

The malaise of Parma F.C. is a truly saddening Italian soccer story

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During the 90′s and early years of the new millennium the Italian Serie A was undoubtedly the number one league in Europe. Ronaldo, Marco Van Basten, Diego Maradona, Paolo Maldini, Kaka, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Del Piero, Edgar Davids, Pavel Nedved, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Sebastian Veron, Ruud Gullit, Careca and Zinedine Zidane to name but a few.

The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

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As part of a series of the greatest team of the 2000s, the first team to start the list will be the Scudetto winning AS Roma side of the 2000-2001 season. As the last Roma side to win the Scudetto, they had a superb tactician in Fabio Capello leading the side and had players hitting their highest form.

The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

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As part of a series of the greatest team of the 2000s, the first team to start the list will be the Scudetto winning AS Roma side of the 2000-2001 season. As the last Roma side to win the Scudetto, they had a superb tactician in Fabio Capello leading the side and had players hitting their highest form.

Gabriel Batistuta Rolls Back The Years To Score 25-Yard Missile During Italian Charity Game (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Now aged 45 and still miles better than you, Gabriel Batistutaturned out in 'La Partita del Cuore' (The Match of the Heart) last night an Italian charity game in Florence between a team of singersand a team of Serie A stars past and present, including the likes of Rino Gattuso, Roberto Baggio, Javier Zanetti, Toto Di Natale and Luca Toni and set the ball rolling with an outstanding opener after just four minutes.

Arsenal and Fiorentina chasing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez

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According to both the Guardian and Gazzetta della Sport on Oct. 18th, 2012 both English Premier League giants Arsenal and Italian Serie A side Fiorentina are set to make a move for out of favor striker Javier Hernandez from Manchester United.

Shit Football Kits: Fiorentina’s ‘Swastika’ Away Shirt, 1992/93

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By Chris Wright

Though the season itself was far from Fiorentina's finest moment (they were relegated from Serie A for the first time in 55 years after dive-bombing down the table from sitting second behind Milan in December), their 1992/93 away strip was very nearly a wonderful piece of work.

Batigoal: The Career Of Argentina’s Most Prolific Goal-Scorer, Gabriel Batistuta

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In the words of arguably football's greatest, Diego Maradona once said; "He was the best striker we ever had here and were never going to see his like again – we're not going to see anything like him from anyone, no matter what they're called. For me he was the greatest goal-scorer that I saw in my life".

Are Fiorentina Too Good To Go Down?

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After a 1-1 draw with Bologna, Fiorentina find themselves languishing in 16th place a mere 6 points from bottom of the tabe. Qasa Alom looks at whether la Viola have what it takes to beat the drop... Alberto Gilardino is a man who earned his salt scoring goals from scraps and half-chances to keep Parma in Serie A two seasons consecutively, but I doubt that when he signed for Milan and subsequently.

Videos

Nike Roll Out Brilliant New ‘Winner Stays On’ Advert Featuring Ronaldo, Neymar, Zlatan & Rooney (Video)

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By Chris Wright

An ode to park football matches of yore, when you'd number up, pick which player you were going to be (Gabriel Batistuta, naturally) and proceed to play until the sun went down and you couldn't see the ball any more here's Nike's brilliant advert for their new "Risk Everything" campaign, which stars all of their big guns.

World Cup 1998: Top 5 Goals from France

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Though France '98 is now fifteen years in the past, the memories and moments created from the showcase tournament still remain engrained in the minds of football fans around the world. Zinedine Zidane put his stamp (and stomp!) on history with his performances throughout the tournament as the French legend lead his nation to glory.

You’ll Never Beat Neville Southall (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Neville Southall. Neville. F**king. Southall former binman, mustachioed powerhouse, atavistic footballing throwback and one of, if not the finest goalkeeper of his generation...

To be honest, Big Nev deserves this afternoon's vid-tribute nod just for the sheer number of abhorrent jerseys he's been forced to sport down through the years.

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Liverpool tried to sign Gabriel Batistuta

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Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has revealed he tried to bring legendary Argentinian striker Gabriel Batistuta to the club. Evans had hoped to pair 'Batigol' with Reds legend Robbie Fowler in the mid-1990s, but the deal never materialised. As it happened, Batistuta remained in Italy with Fiorentina, for whom he scored 168 goals in 269 [.

Who Needs Torres?

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So, Peter Crouch scores. As good a method as I can think of for showing those know-it-all bloggers what they actually know about anything. Which is precisely nothing, it turns out. Here I was, knocking back all the haters; defending the poor lamb against all the ridicule and mindless derision.

Javier Zanetti

Milan Nearing Deal for Carlos Tevez: Will the Rossoneri Benefit or Not?

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With reports emerging about an agreement between Milan and Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez, there are many who believe the Argentina striker will be a big addition to the star studded Rossoneri squad. However, the Citizens have yet to negotiate with Milan and there is no guarantee the transfer will go through during the January window.

The Underrated Importance Of Footballing Intelligence

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Nickspinkboots' Note: Kiran Vr from Inside Manchester United is back and this time he's here to tell you what the most important muscle in Ryan Giggs's body is. Take your minds out of the gutter, I don't mean THAT. I'm talking about the brain (although, it doesn't have muscles technically).

Historial Argentina - Japón.

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07.10.2010 - Calígula - Mañana, viernes 8 de octubre (2010), Argentina se enfrenta a Japón en el Saitama Stadium de Tokio a las 7.50 hora argentina (fecha FIFA).
El historial es relativamente reciente (comienza en 1992) y dice que se enfrentaron en 6 oportunidades de las que Argentina obtuvo 6 victorias con 15 goles a favor y 3 en contra.

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River Plate 2011/12 Away Jersey / Camiseta

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Club Atlético River Plate (usually referred to as River Plate) is one South America's best supported and most successful soccer clubs. Nicknamed Los Millonarios (The Millionaires), River has thirty three Primera División and two Copa Libertadores titles to its credit and has featured a slew of Argentine internationals over the years including Gabriel Batistuta, Mario [.

River Plate 110th Anniversary Home Jersey / Camiseta

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Club Atlético River Plate (usually referred to as River Plate) ranks among South America's best supported and most successful soccer clubs. Nicknamed Los Millonarios (The Millionaires), River has twenty three Primera División and two Copa Libertadores titles to its credit and has featured a slew of Argentine internationals over the years including Gabriel Batistuta, Mario [.

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10 autos de 10 estrellas argentinas.

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06.09.2011 - Salvando la aclaración de que el título de este post redunda en una (incorrecta) generalización (ya que no todos los aquí mencionados son "estrellas"), reunimos diez jugadores argentinos a los que sus salarios les permitieron comprarse sus respectivos carros (para ir a entrenar.

Tremendamente histórico: El primer gol de Batistuta y la última Copa ganada por Argentina

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Por Maxi Bibbo / @maxi_balcarce

8 de julio de 1991

A 20 años del primer gol de Batistuta en la selección

La Copa América de Chile era la primera prueba importante para el equipo de Alfio Basile, que asumió tras la renuncia del Carlos Bilardo luego del mundial de Italia.

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Classic Copa América: 1993 Final, 4th of July. Mexico v...

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Classic Copa América: 1993 Final, 4th of July. Mexico v Argentina, Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Commentating by Phil Schoen. 1st half highlights here)

Argentina's #9, Gabriel Batistuta (aka Batigol) thought he stole the show midway through the second half, however, it was Mexico's Benjamin Galindo who made things even with a cool penalty, smoothly touching it past Sergio Goycochea, a keeper that made his reputation based on his penalty-saving abilities.

Legend of Calcio: Gabriel Batistuta

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One of the greatest strikers of modern football is of course Gabriel Batistuta, when you think of goals his name is one of the first to spring to mind. He enjoyed a fabulous playing career at the likes of Boca Juniors, Fiorentina, and As Roma, whilst also carrying his fantastic club form to the international arena.

Un 21 de Junio

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1994: Mundial de los Estados Unidos;
"El gol del Flippers Azul":
ARGENTINA 4 (Batistuta 3, 1 de penal – Maradona)
GRECIA 0
El futbolista argentino Diego Maradona convierte su último gol internacional con la camiseta albiceleste.

World Football

Usain Bolt’s Coming To A Pitch Near You

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Sports aren't quite like music, acting and the visual arts, where one can just leapfrog genres, turning in mediocre performances across the board and calling it a success. In fact, only two names from football come to mind when considering successful sporting leaps Bixente Lizarazu can kick your ass and Gabriel Batistuta is the Next Big Thing in polo.

Ireland unchanged for Andorra qualifier

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Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has resisted the temptation to make alterations to his team for tomorrow's Euro 2012 qualifier against Andorra.

Trap will field the same 11 players who started Friday evening's 1-0 win in Armenia in the first competitive international at the new Lansdowne Road.

The Rest

Argentine Legend Gabriel Batistuta Scores Screamer in Italian Charity Game

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Legendary Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta (40) scored a screamer less than a minute into an Italian Charity game last week and it was though he never left the game such was his ferocious strike something the Legenadary Fiorentina striker was renowned for!

Argentine Record Holder Revealed as a Liverpool Target

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One of the most prolific goal scorers of his time, former Argentine international striker Gabriel Batistuta still remains his country's all-time greatest goal scorer with 56 in 78 matches.

Not only was he lethal on the international stage but he was also a massively successful striker in Italy scoring over 200 goals between his time with Fiorentina, AS Roma and Inter Milan.

He's not the Messiah... he's just a naughty Newell's Old Boy

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Where's the specs Chromeo?
Like a Mountie who tells you to "get used to it", Kevin Payne finally got his man - Maximiliano Urruti is officially a Red. It took a couple of hundred days longer than originally expected... but who's counting?

Transfer windows? We don't need no stinkin' transfer windows - just an Argentine club that has fallen on hard times, a player who hadn't been paid and broke up with them and possibly a little help from the "Thanks for Not Touching Clint Dempsey Fund for Disabled Clubs".

Cheap Headlines From Other People's Fame

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Following on from Muang Thong United's flirtation of Italian Alessandro Del Pierro comes news of another South East Asian football team linking themselves with the great and the good.

This time it is Malaysian Premier League side Johor. They are talking about bringing over Juan Roman Riquelme and Pablo Aimar for next season!

Fútbol argentino: Mercado de Pases 2012

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ALL BOYSAltas: Martín Morel (Universitario - Perú)Bajas: Patricio Pérez (Boca Unidos)
ARGENTINOS JUNIORSAltas: Gabriel Peñalba (Lorient, Francia)
Bajas: Santiago Salcedo (Lanús), Juan Mercier (Al Wasl, E.Arabes Unidos), Roberto Brum (Banfield)
ARSENALAltas:Bajas: Mauro Óbolo (Vélez)

ATLÉTICO RAFAELAAltas: César Carignano (Universidad Católica, Chile), Lucas Bovaglio (Tecos, México)Bajas: Matías Zbrun (DTUniversitario, Ecuador), Jherson Córdoba (Nacional, Colombia), Luis Lagrutta (Boca Unidos)
BANFIELDAltas: Jorge Da Silva (DT), Roberto Brum (Arg.

Generalissimo

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I've watched Diego Maradona's final World Cup match (a 2-1 victory over Nigeria played in Boston) at least ten times. Nigeria pushed Argentina back early with plundering counter-attacks, one of which led to the match's first goal a sumptuous chip that had more than a whiff of offside to it. Maradona was imperious that day though, Napoleonically strutting around the confetti-flaked pitch, drawing fouls, and making key passes for both of Argentina's goals free kicks finished by Claudio Canigga.

Fiorentina - The Most Profitable Club in Serie A

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Over the years, there have been many reasons for football fans to admire Fiorentina, not least the myriad midfield talents of such creative stars as Giancarlo Antognoni, Roberto Baggio and Manuel Rui Costa and the goalscoring prowess of the prolific Gabriel Batistuta. Others have been attracted to the romance of following a club from Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, while fashion gurus have simply appreciated the distinctive purple of the team's shirts, which inspired the club's Viola nickname.

Das Falsche Konsültant Journal: Day Achtundzwanzig - Who is Roger Cäble?

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7 AM: Wunderbar! I love der fresh und crisp Dezember mornings! Things are finally going in the direction I command. Must go forward! I will let nothing destroy my pleasant mood today - nichts!
 
7:15 AM: Strange texten message from Herr Anselmi, Chancellor of FC Toronto: "if Rogers callz u - just don't answer.