Sunday,February 17,2019 05:17 AM

Lionel Messi

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Messi hat-trick restores Barcelona's lead...

Barca were under pressure after Atletico Madrid and second-placed Sevilla had both moved level on points with the Catalan giants.

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Afghan 'Little Messi' forced to flee

AFP met with the family recently in the cramped room in Kabul they are renting from another impoverished family.

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Modric ends Messi, Ronaldo grip on Ballon...

"As a kid we all have dreams. My dream was to play for a big club and win important trophies."

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Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned...

His success means Cristiano Ronaldo remains tied with Lionel Messi having won FIFA's award in different guises five times each

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Here's what happened in the Champions League...

Wins for Liverpool, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Dortmund, Galatasaray and Belgrade start off this season's UEFA Champions League group stage.

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Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash...

But even if the Argentine star remains as good as ever, his team will need others to step up.

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Messi must deliver and France must fire

All the flaws of an ageing and unbalanced Argentina team were ruthlessly exposed in the thrashing by Croatia in the group stage.

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Concern over Maradona after health scare...

By the 80th minute Maradonna sat with his hands covering his face, unable to watch

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Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit...

Argentina's 3-0 defeat to Croatia spelt another night of misery for Barcelona star Messi

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Pressure on Messi against Croatia after Ronaldo...

Messi is bearing the weight of expectations as Argentina seek a first World Cup trophy since 1986


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'Golden handshake' for DR Congo's...

Ministers in the outgoing government of now ex-president Joseph Kabila awarded themselves "golden-handshake" benefits in two decrees which were passed on November 24, that safeguarded lifetime cash payments.