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Lionel Messi on fire since being benched against Real Sociedad

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Luis Enrique started an enormous storm when he decided to start Lionel Messi on the bench against Real Sociedad during Barcelona's match following the winter break. The manager was already being questioned about his decision-making and tactics during the club's first half. But his decision to benchthe club'sstar player against David Moyes side -and the subsequent 1-0 loss at the Anoeta stadium -sparked fury from Barcelona supporters and led to an inquisition from the Spanish press.

Lionel Messi on fire since being benched against Real Sociedad

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Luis Enrique started an enormous storm when he decided to start Lionel Messi on the bench against Real Sociedad during Barcelona's match following the winter break. The manager was already being questioned about his decision-making and tactics during the club's first half. But his decision to benchthe club'sstar player against David Moyes side -and the subsequent 1-0 loss at the Anoeta stadium -sparked fury from Barcelona supporters and led to an inquisition from the Spanish press.

Cristiano Ronaldo Admits Rivalry With Messi Plays A Role In His Motivation

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Cristiano Ronaldo admitted today that the personal competition between himself and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi plays a role in his desire to become the best player in the history of the sport, per an articlepublished in France Football.

During the extensive interview with the bi-weekly French magazine, the Real Madrid forward confessed that he is seeking "perfection" in every aspect of his game whether it's his diet, training or inrecoveringfrom games.

Cristiano Ronaldo Admits Rivalry With Messi Plays A Role In His Motivation

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Cristiano Ronaldo admitted today that the personal competition between himself and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi plays a role in his desire to become the best player in the history of the sport, per an articlepublished in France Football.

During the extensive interview with the bi-weekly French magazine, the Real Madrid forward confessed that he is seeking "perfection" in every aspect of his game whether it's his diet, training or inrecoveringfrom games.

Messi, Neymar and Suarez Are Beginning To Fire On All Cylinders at Barcelona

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There was great anticipation around the Camp Nou heading into the this season. Barcelona's summer signing of Luis Suarez from Liverpool meantthe Catalan club had a potentialstarting eleven which could boast the talents of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez all at the front of its attack. The La Liga side's 'Big Three' would be one of the most feared offensive forces in world soccer.

Messi, Neymar and Suarez Are Beginning To Fire On All Cylinders at Barcelona

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There was great anticipation around the Camp Nou heading into the this season. Barcelona's summer signing of Luis Suarez from Liverpool meantthe Catalan club had a potentialstarting eleven which could boast the talents of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez all at the front of its attack. The La Liga side's 'Big Three' would be one of the most feared offensive forces in world soccer.

Media Watch: Mourinho ready to axe Chelsea duo, Race for Messi hots up

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Media Watch: Mourinho ready to axe Chelsea duo, Race for Messi hots up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In today's edition of UK Press Review, we have yet another sensational twist in Lionel Messi rumours, as Sun Sport claim Manchester City are well in the hunt to sign the Argentine wizard.

Ronaldo’s son big fan of Messi

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Ronaldo's son big fan of Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Media might have created a notion before us that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two greatest players of this generation, the two players that play for rival teams, do not share cordiality between each other, but probably the reality is something different.

Chelsea favourite to land €25m Manchester United target?

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Chelsea favourite to land €25m Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports today from the Daily Star have stated that Chelsea are willing to sell Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg to fund their move for Marco Reus. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder and with him being available for a relatively cheap price of€25 million in the summer, it is an opportunity the manager will not want to let up.

Transfer Lens: Manchester United in for £195m Messi? £25m bid ready for French midfielder?

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Transfer Lens: Manchester United in for £195m Messi? £25m bid ready for French midfielder? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The January Transfer Window is approaching its second week and we have yet to see the traditional big clubs landing any new faces. But as always, there are constant speculations, and in this Transfer Lens segment, we bring out the best stories from UK newspapers today.

Ronaldo and Messi’s Ballon d’Or duopoly is unlikely to end anytime soon

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Ronaldo and Messi's Ballon d'Or duopoly is unlikely to end anytime soon is a post from: Just Football

It was in 2007 that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi first ascended the Ballon d'Orstage to collect an award in recognition of their individual brilliance, but neither man took the top award that year.

MESSI: “Don’t throw shit at us from outside because that will only do us harm."

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Speaking to the Official TV Channel of FCBarcelona, Lionel Messi has claimed reports of a move away from Barcelona as "lies" after he played an important role in Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid last night.

Much has been said about the Argentine Striker over recent weeks and although it would be fantastic for Chelsea to sign him; it never really seemed like a possibility really did it?

Snapshot: Ballon d’Or Hopefuls Neuer, Messi & Ronaldo Line Up For Slightly Awkward Photo…

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By Chris Wright

With FIFA's big Ballon d'Or beano about to get under way in Zurich, the three hopefuls Manuel Neuer, Lionel Messi and a completelydumbstruckCristiano Ronaldo have been posing together for a series of slightly awkward press shots...

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France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

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France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today's 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST).

Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

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France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today's 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST).

Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

FC Barcelona - 3 , Atletico - 1 Highlights | Messi, Neymar, Saurez Trio Give Barca Vital win against defending Champions

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FC Barcelona consolidated their second position on table with a comfortable victory over defending Champions Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou last night. The victory came courtesy of goals from our froward trio of Saurez, Neymar and Messi. Messi, who has been the subject matter of all discussion related to Barca in recent weeks produced a marvellous performance.

The New Year in Spain

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Spain's big two, Barcelona and Real Madrid are in crisis, according to the permanently obsessed media.

Barcelona are in trouble because they lost their first game after the winter break, 1-0 away to David Moyes' Real Sociedad, and superstar Lionel Messi has allegedly fallen out with coach Luis Enrique and has issued a "him or me" ultimatum.

Could Messi join Chelsea from Barca?

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Could Messi join Chelsea from Barca? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona, for most football-watchers around the world, is something unthinkable. The little magician weaving his magic wearing other than the maroon and blue of the Catalan giants is unimaginable.

Lionel Messi Deal to Chelsea Is Impossible Says Premier League Club

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Chelsea have distanced themselves from the prospect of making a £500million move for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The Barclays Premier League leaders have been linked with Messi following claims in Spain this week that the 27-year-old's relationship with Barca coach Luis Enrique has broken down.

Lionel Messi Deal to Chelsea Is Impossible Says Premier League Club

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Chelsea have distanced themselves from the prospect of making a £500million move for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The Barclays Premier League leaders have been linked with Messi following claims in Spain this week that the 27-year-old's relationship with Barca coach Luis Enrique has broken down.

Bayern Munich dominate UEFA team of the year 2014

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Bayern Munich dominate UEFA team of the year 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

UEFA have announced the team of the year 2014 today, an eleven that was dominated by German giants, Bayern Munich.

UEFA XI Manuel Neuer; Phillip Lahm, Sergio Ramos, Diego Godin, David Alaba; Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben, Angel Di Maria; Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi did NOT have punch-up with Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, says Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas

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Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona and did not have a punch-up with boss Luis Enrique, says his former team-mate and Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas....

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Iker Casillas opens up about Mourinho, Ronaldo, Messi and Alonso

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Iker Casillas opens up about Mourinho, Ronaldo, Messi and Alonso - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Speaking to Marca, Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas stated that he believes Carlo Ancelotti is a better manager than Jose Mourinho.

During his time at Madrid, Mourinho fell out with Iker Casillas and in the process, benched him for most parts of the season and went public with his criticism towards the Spanish international.

Cesc Fabregas wants to play with Lionel Messi again

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Cesc Fabregas wants to play with Lionel Messi again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona midfielder has revealed his desire to link up with Lionel Messi once again. The Chelsea midfielder's comments will fuel further speculations regarding the Argentine's future at Barcelona.

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Sergio Aguero can rival Messi and Ronaldo as best in world, says Man City’s Pablo Zabaleta

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Sergio Aguero can rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best in the world, according to his Manchester City team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. The...

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Man Utd legend Cristiano Ronaldo: I deserved Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi

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Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo says he deserved to win the Ballon d'Or over rival Lionel Messi. The Real Madrid star won the...

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Cristiano Ronaldo stellt seinem Sohn Lionel Messi vor

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Ginge es nach manchen Medien und sensationslüsternden Journalisten, wären Lionel Messi und Cristiano Ronaldo nicht nur Konkurrenten auf dem Platz, sondern auch abseits davon bitter verfeindet. Dieses Bild scheint jedoch recht weit von der Realität entfernt zu sein, wenn man ihr Verhalten sieht, wenn sie aufeinander treffen.

Ronaldo wins the Ballon D'Or again

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CR7 beats Messi & Neuer to the title; James wins best goal and Jogi Low top coach. Cristiano Ronaldo kept his title as the world's top player at the FIFA Ballon D'Or gala tonight.

The Real winger had a disappointing World Cup for Portugal but 31 La Liga goals, 17 Champions League strikes and the Champions League and World Club Cup trophies ensured he took home the award for the third time.

Who did Wayne Rooney vote for in Ballon d’Or? And who voted for Di Maria?

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Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for the third time this evening, but let's see how some key figures voted.

Wayne Rooney
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Toni Kroos
3. Gareth Bale

Lionel Messi
1. Angel di Maria
2. Andres Iniesta
3.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award for the year 2014. The Real Madrid star fended off Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer to the gong in a gala event held in Zurich in Switzerland.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 Ballon d’Or Award

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year in a row. Ronaldo, aka CR7, defeated Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the top honor, and is now officially recognized as the best player in the world for the year 2014.

The 29-year-old superstar had an incredible 2014 with 60 goals scored in 56 games, and winning 4 trophies (the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the 2013 Ballon d'Or).

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 Ballon d’Or Award

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year in a row. Ronaldo, aka CR7, defeated Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the top honor, and is now officially recognized as the best player in the world for the year 2014.

The 29-year-old superstar had an incredible 2014 with 60 goals scored in 56 games, and winning 4 trophies (the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the 2013 Ballon d'Or).

PICTURE: Di Maria in 2014 FIFPro World XI team of the year

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Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich/Germany), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil), David Luiz (Chelsea/Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid/Manchester United/Argentina), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid/Germany), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/Netherlands).

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Di Maria: I’m still getting used to the Premier League

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Angel di Maria has enjoyed some fantastic performances since singing for Manchester United but his good form hasn't been consistent yet, which can largely be attributed to his injuries and adapting to the league.

Di Maria, who Lionel Messi voted as the best player in 2014 for the Ballon d'Or, has explained his performances so far, whilst also claiming he is still targeting the title.

Manchester United leave door open to sell £265,000 a-week superstar

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Manchester United leave door open to sell £265,000 a-week superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao's Manchester United adventure hasn't simply gone according to plan. United were hoping that the Colombian who earns a reported £265,000 a-week would lighten up the Premier League but repeated injuries and lack of match fitness has meant he has scored just 3 goals and grabbed the same number of assists in 12 appearances in the Premier League.

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Look away Arsenal fans! Di Maria joins AMAZING list of nearly men!

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As Arsenal close in on the transfer of the uncapped Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from La Liga club Villarreal, Arsene Wenger knows that he will have to go to a tribunal hearing to ask for a work permit for the 24-year old to be able to play in the English Premier League and that has [...]

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MARIN: Chelsea's forgotten man heads to Belgium on loan.

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Chelsea's forgotten man Marko Marin (Who was once claimed to be the German equivalent of Lionel Messi) has today joined Anderlecht on loan for the remainder of the season after his initial loan in Italy hadn't worked out.

Speaking of Marin, Anderlecht general maneger Herman Van Holsbeeck said:
"Anderlecht is looking for quality, not quantity.

Who's It Gonna Be? Messi, Reus, Khedira?! - Backpage Blues Transfer Special - Chelsea Fans Channel

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THE LUIS ENRIQUE - MESSI CLASH | MUTINY AT FC BARCELONA

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