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Messi bags double as Barca see off Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) Lionel Messi bagged a brace as he returned to the Barcelona line-up to help them book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 2-0 win over Celtic on Wednesday.

Messi, who missed Saturday's goalless draw with Malaga due to illness, provided a fine finish to Neymar's lofted pass to hand his side a 24th-minute lead in Glasgow.

Messi bags double as Barca see off Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) Lionel Messi bagged a brace as he returned to the Barcelona line-up to help them book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 2-0 win over Celtic on Wednesday.

Messi, who missed Saturday's goalless draw with Malaga due to illness, provided a fine finish to Neymar's lofted pass to hand his side a 24th-minute lead in Glasgow.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique dismisses Messi move speculation

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists Lionel Messi will remain at the Catalan giants for many years to come, but was less explicit over his own future when quizzed on Friday.

Barca boss Josep Maria Bartomeu claimed on Thursday that he remains confident Messi, 29, will end his career at the Camp Nou despite having just 18 months left to run on his contract.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique dismisses Messi move speculation

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists Lionel Messi will remain at the Catalan giants for many years to come, but was less explicit over his own future when quizzed on Friday.

Barca boss Josep Maria Bartomeu claimed on Thursday that he remains confident Messi, 29, will end his career at the Camp Nou despite having just 18 months left to run on his contract.

Messi will never leave Barcelona – club president

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu predicted Wednesday that Lionel Messi would not only extend his contract with the Catalan club but also end his playing days there too.

Speaking at the launch of a 55 million euros ($59 million) a year shirt sponsorship deal Bartomeu told journalists he was "relaxed about Messi's contract".

Messi will never leave Barcelona – club president

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu predicted Wednesday that Lionel Messi would not only extend his contract with the Catalan club but also end his playing days there too.

Speaking at the launch of a 55 million euros ($59 million) a year shirt sponsorship deal Bartomeu told journalists he was "relaxed about Messi's contract".

Messi will never leave Barca – club president

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu predicted Wednesday that Lionel Messi would not only extend his contract with the Catalan club but also end his playing days there too.

Speaking at the launch of a 55 million euros ($59 million) a year shirt sponsorship deal Bartomeu told journalists he was "relaxed about Messi's contract".

Messi will never leave Barca – club president

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu predicted Wednesday that Lionel Messi would not only extend his contract with the Catalan club but also end his playing days there too.

Speaking at the launch of a 55 million euros ($59 million) a year shirt sponsorship deal Bartomeu told journalists he was "relaxed about Messi's contract".

Suarez says Barcelona extension talks ‘moving nicely’

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Barcelona (AFP) European Golden Shoe winner Luis Suarez said negotiations to extend his contract with Barcelona until 2021 were running smoothly.

The 29-year-old, who claimed the award for a second time after finishing top scorer across Europe last season, originally joined Barcelona on a five-year deal from Liverpool in 2014.

Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Bale keeps Madrid top

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Madrid (AFP) Lionel Messi, with his 500th Barcelona goal, and Luis Suarez saved the Spanish champions from a second defeat in six days as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Sevilla on Sunday.

Victory keeps Barca just two points adrift of Real Madrid, who were 3-0 victors over Leganes thanks to a double from Gareth Bale.

Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Bale keeps Madrid top

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Madrid (AFP) Lionel Messi, with his 500th Barcelona goal, and Luis Suarez saved the Spanish champions from a second defeat in six days as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Sevilla on Sunday.

Victory keeps Barca just two points adrift of Real Madrid, who were 3-0 victors over Leganes thanks to a double from Gareth Bale.

Barcelona’s Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Bale keeps Real Madrid top

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Madrid (AFP) Lionel Messi, with his 500th Barcelona goal, and Luis Suarez saved the Spanish champions from a second defeat in six days as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Sevilla on Sunday.

Victory keeps Barca just two points adrift of Real Madrid, who were 3-0 victors over Leganes thanks to a double from Gareth Bale.

Barcelona’s Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Bale keeps Real Madrid top

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Madrid (AFP) Lionel Messi, with his 500th Barcelona goal, and Luis Suarez saved the Spanish champions from a second defeat in six days as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Sevilla on Sunday.

Victory keeps Barca just two points adrift of Real Madrid, who were 3-0 victors over Leganes thanks to a double from Gareth Bale.

Ballon D’Or 2016 shortlist: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Jamie Vardy?

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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has been nominated among 30 candidates for the Ballon d'Or. The only English player to make the Ballon d'Or 2016 shortlist, Vardy joins the likes of Cristiano...

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‘You Are The Best No.9’ – Patrice Evra Buries Hatchet By Congratulating Luis Suarez On ‘Golden Shoe’ Award Win

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Patrice Evra has sought to bury the hatchet with old foe Luis Suarez by congratulating the Barcelona striker on winning the Golden Shoe award by branding him "the best No.9" in the world.

Suarez was bestowed with the MARCA-sponsored award for scoring more goals than anyone else in Europe over the course of the 2015/16 season.

Suarez picks up Golden Shoe after prolific last season

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona's Uruguayan star Luis Suarez on Thursday collected the Golden Shoe award for the leading scorer in Europe last season and admitted he never imagined being the most prolific member of such a star-studded attack.

"I didn't imagine myself as the top scorer, I only thought about being a champion, winning the Champions League, which I have done," said Suarez at a prize-giving ceremony in Barcelona.

Suarez picks up Golden Shoe after prolific last season

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona's Uruguayan star Luis Suarez on Thursday collected the Golden Shoe award for the leading scorer in Europe last season and admitted he never imagined being the most prolific member of such a star-studded attack.

"I didn't imagine myself as the top scorer, I only thought about being a champion, winning the Champions League, which I have done," said Suarez at a prize-giving ceremony in Barcelona.

Messi ruins Guardiola return, Bayern stop rot

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Paris (AFP) Lionel Messi spoiled Pep Guardiola's homecoming by scoring a hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-0 win over 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Bayern Munich shook off their recent patchy form to defeat PSV Eindhoven 4-1.

Messi pounced on a Fernandinho slip to nudge Barca in front on 17 minutes, and the Argentine doubled his tally on the hour following the dismissal of City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Messi ruins Guardiola return, Bayern stop rot

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Paris (AFP) Lionel Messi spoiled Pep Guardiola's homecoming by scoring a hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-0 win over 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Bayern Munich shook off their recent patchy form to defeat PSV Eindhoven 4-1.

Messi pounced on a Fernandinho slip to nudge Barca in front on 17 minutes, and the Argentine doubled his tally on the hour following the dismissal of City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Barcelona To Wear Unique ‘Glow-In-The-Dark’ Third Kit For First Time Against Borussia Monchengladbach (Photos)

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Barcelona are set to wear their new luminescent third kit for the very time in tonight'sChampions League clash againstBorussia Monchengladbach.

As well as being made from 16 recycled plastic bottles, the turquoise strip actually gives off a faint glow, designed to "naturally highlight the players underneath the floodlights" during night games.

Messi hat-trick as Barca hit Celtic for seven

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick and Neymar grabbed four assists as Barcelona launched their Champions League campaign in style with a 7-0 thrashing of Celtic on Tuesday.

Messi and Neymar were reunited with Luis Suarez from the start for the first time this season and took no time in getting reacquainted as all three were on the scoresheet.

Suarez best in the world says Rodgers as Celtic face Barca

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Suarez best in the world says Rodgers as Celtic face Barca

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Suarez best in the world for former boss Rodgers

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Suarez best in the world for former boss Rodgers

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Luis Enrique takes blame for shock Barcelona loss

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Barcelona (AFP) Barca boss Luis Enrique admitted he must take responsibility for the Spanish champions' shock home defeat to newly promoted Alaves after starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Enrique made seven changes on Saturday after many of his squad returned to club duty after taking part in World Cup qualifiers around the world in the past week, whilst Messi was also struggling with a minor groin injury.

Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

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Madrid (AFP) Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.

Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

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Madrid (AFP) Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.

Messi, Suarez on bench as Barca ring changes

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique left Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench for the visit of Alaves on Saturday as he made seven changes, but Neymar starts for the first time this season.

Messi had been an injury doubt due to a groin injury aggravated in Argentina's 1-0 win over Uruguay last week.

European Soccer

Wednesday Kickoff: Lahm, Suarez, Rooney, FIFA and more

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One of the game's best defenders could retire at season's end, while a top forward is closing in on a contract extension.

Phillip Lahm said he "wouldn't rule out" retiring at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Luis Suarez is close to finalizing a contract extension with Barcelona. (REPORT)

Honorary Beijing Guoan chairman Luo Ning said that Wayne Rooney rejected a move to the club.

Thursday Kickoff: World Cup 2018, Aubameyang and more

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Stadium issues continue to harm the 2018 World Cup while one of Borussia Dortmund's biggest stars is in a bit of trouble.

St. Petersburg's Zenit Stadium failed World Cup standards for shock absorption ahead of the 2018 World Cup. (REPORT)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was reportedly dropped for Wednesday's Champions League win after arriving late to Borussia Dortmund training following a trip to Italy.

Friday Kickoff: Reus, Suarez, Alderweireld and more

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A star attacker is nearing a return to the field, while one of the world's top forwards is looking to continue his career with his current club.

Thomas Tuchel says he will not put a firm date on Marco Reus' comeback, saying the winger has "all the time in the world" to recover from an adductor injury.

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Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to Liga award

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to Liga award

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Mina rescues Colombia in Uruguay draw

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Barranquilla (Colombia) (AFP) Towering center-back Yerry Mina scored an 85th-minute equaliser as Colombia came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against South American qualifying leaders Uruguay on Tuesday.

Mina, who plays for Brazilian side Palmeiras, soared high in the 84th minute to send a looping header beyond Fernando Muslera at a rain-lashed Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla.

Mina rescues Colombia in Uruguay draw

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Barranquilla (Colombia) (AFP) Towering center-back Yerry Mina scored an 85th-minute equaliser as Colombia came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against South American qualifying leaders Uruguay on Tuesday.

Mina, who plays for Brazilian side Palmeiras, soared high in the 84th minute to send a looping header beyond Fernando Muslera at a rain-lashed Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla.

Cavani at the double as Uruguay go top

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Montevideo (AFP) Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay bounced back to rout Paraguay 4-0 and go top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani scored a goal in each half at the Estadio Centenario in a one-sided win for the two-time World Cup winners.

Cavani at the double as Uruguay go top

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Montevideo (AFP) Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay bounced back to rout Paraguay 4-0 and go top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani scored a goal in each half at the Estadio Centenario in a one-sided win for the two-time World Cup winners.

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Ballon d’Or Shortlist Unveiled: All The Usual Suspects Plus Light Smattering Of Total Frauds

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It's that time of year again. The annual creep towards the Ballon d'Or gala officially begins today with the announcement of the 2016 long-short-list.

For reasons of their own, award administratorsFrance Football decided to leak the list in five-player increments over the course of the entire day, milking the whole thing for all it was worth.

£25m attacker finally finding his feet - and the fans' love - at Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers received heavy criticism for spending £25 million on then Southampton captain Adam Lallana. Two years hence, Lallana might be one of the most in-form players in his position at the moment.

Perhaps it was his price tag weighing him down, or the manner in which Rodgers used him, but Lallana struggled slowly after his move from St.