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Lionel Messi

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Birthdate:  June 24, 1987    Birthplace:  Rosario, Argentina    Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  143 lbs    

March 22, 2015    Lionel Messi News

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Messi rattled off five shots, drew three fouls and picked up an assist in Barcelona's 2-1 El Clasico victory on Sunday.

Another game without a goal for Messi, but he was excellent once again and picked up his league-leading 15th assist on the season. Messi now has 10 goals and six assists in his last 10 matches and will terrorize the Celta Vigo defense when Barca faces them on April 5.

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March 8, 2015

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Messi had three goals and an assist during Barcelona's 6-1 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, moving ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for most hat tricks in La Liga history.

Messi's hat trick moved him to 30 goals on the season, another impressive total in 26 appearances. Messi is also tied with Ronaldo for the La Liga goal lead this season, and his 14 assists are four ahead of the Real Madrid star.

February 28, 2015

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Messi took a game-high six shots, with three on target, and scored his 27th goal of the season during Barcelona's 3-1 win over Granada on Saturday.

The goal came as a gift from teammate Luis Suarez, who had a wide open goal to himself but decided to dump off a pass to Messi to grab the score himself. Messi now has seven goals in his last nine games in all competitions, and he's now just two goals behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo for the league lead.

February 24, 2015

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Messi took four shots, with two on goal, but missed a stoppage time penalty during Barcelona's 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.

City keeper Joe Hart made the save on Messi's shot, with the Argentine unable to head the rebound into goal that would have given Barca a dominant advantage heading into the second leg. The miss only showed us he's human, and he easily remains one of the best players in the world.

February 15, 2015

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Messi had three goals and an assist during Barcelona's 5-0 win over Levante on Sunday.

Messi now has 23 goals this season, which is second in La Liga, and his 13 assists lead the Spanish top division. He's simply an unstoppable force and is playing better than anyone else in the Primera division right now.

January 25, 2015

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Messi had two goals and two assists during Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Elche on Saturday.

Messi led Barca in shots (five) and shots on goal (three), joining Gerard Pique and Neymar (two) on the scoresheet. It is the seventh consecutive season with at least 20 La Liga goals, a mark that has gone unmatched for five decades.

January 18, 2015

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Messi scored three times on seven shots (four on goal) during Barcelona's 4-0 win over Deportivo on Sunday.

After a relatively slow start to the season, Messi has really turned it on, as he's now tallied 19 goals in 19 appearances, plus another eight assists. Both stats put him second in La Liga behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

December 21, 2014

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Messi bagged a brace during Barcelona's 5-0 win over Cordoba, his 14th and 15th goals of the season.

Messi's 15 goals in 16 matches are a very impressive total, though they are 10 fewer league goals than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has also assisted on seven goals this season, which leaves him in a tie for fourth, as three players, including Ronaldo, are tied atop La Liga with eight.