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Lionel Messi

29-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  June 24, 1987    Birthplace:  Rosario, Argentina
Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  143 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Lionel Messi Contract Information:

Signed a fourteen-year contract with Barcelona in July of 2004.

August 29, 2016    Lionel Messi News

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Messi is a major doubt to play in Argentina's World Cup qualifiers in September due to an injury he sustained Sunday, according to ESPN FC.

Barcelona announced that Messi has a sore hamstring after he underwent tests Monday. The superstar finished Sunday's 1-0 victory over Athletic Club in discomfort, and while he'll make the trip back to Argentina his situation will be followed day-to-day.

Lionel Messi – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. La Liga Barcelona 3099 24 16 161 74 2057 22 86 24 77
Lionel Messi – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 UCL Barcelona 7 7 630 6 1 37 14 9 14 2 5 1 0 0 1 0

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2016-4Apr 13 UCL @ATL * 90 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-4Apr 5 UCL ATL * 90 0 0 6 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-3Mar 16 UCL ARS * 90 1 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-2Feb 23 UCL @ARS * 90 2 0 6 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015-12Dec 9 UCL @LEV * 90 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Lionel Messi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 20, 2016

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Messi scored two goals, both from beyond the 18-yard box, and assisted Luis Suarez in Barcelona's season opener.

Sporting a new blonde hairdo, we saw vintage Messi at Camp Nou on Saturday. Both of his goals were masterful strikes that easily beat the keeper. His passing and ball movement were crisp as ever and he flowed well in space, creating many chances for his teammates. His lone assist came from a give-and-go with Arda Turan, whom he was heavily involved with in the attacking half. Expect Messi's production to continue at a high rate this season as he seeks to follow up his 26 goal, 16 assist 2015-2016 campaign.

June 27, 2016

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Messi announced he will retire from international football after hurtful second consecutive penalty shoot-out Copa America loss to Chile on Sunday, BBC reports.

Arguably, one of the best players in modern football is his country's record scorer with 55 goals after bagging five notches during Copa America Centenario and has 113 caps, though, that's his fourth lost major final with Argentina in the last nine years. Messi is still in the prime of his career after he also netted 26 scores and made 16 assists with an average of 4.8 shots per game in 33 La Liga appearances last season for Spanish club Barcelona.

June 21, 2016

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For the second straight game Messi recorded a goal and two assists as Argentina dominated the United States in a 4-0 win Tuesday. Messi's goal came on a free kick and the USA had no answer for him all match.

There's not much more to say about Messi as he now has five goals in Copa America. He'll likely be the most used fantasy player when Argentina plays in the final.

June 18, 2016

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Messi bagged a goal on five shots (two on target), assisted twice and drew six fouls against himself in Saturday's 4-1 Copa America Centenario drubbing of Venezuela.

It was business as usual for the modern day king of football. Messi harassed endlessly the Venezuelan defense in his first start of the tournament. Besides his endless runs that had to be stopped only with fouls, he made a couple of fantastic passes for his second and third assists of the tournament and made a breathtaking 1-2 combination with Nicolas Gaitan for his fourth goal of the campaign. The Barca man will face the stalwart defense of the USA at the semifinals Tuesday.

June 14, 2016

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Messi is on the bench Tuesday versus Bolivia.

With Argentina's squad loaded with talent and the team almost guaranteed top spot in the group, Messi was preserved for the elimination games

June 14, 2016

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Messi may not start Tuesday against Bolivia despite returning from a back injury last week against Panama, ESPN FC reports.

Messi bagged a hat trick in less than 30 minutes off the bench against Panama, but he's apparently still not 100 percent, and with Argentina all but certain to finish top of the group, Messi won't be forced in. His continued absence could allow Sergio Aguero a start, with Gonzalo Higuain struggling a bit.

June 11, 2016

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Messi (back) returned from injury in the 60th minute, netting a hat trick on three shots in Argentina's 5-0 romp over Panama on Friday.

Messi came on with 30 minutes left in the game and immediately conquered the bravely defending 10-man Panamanians. He scored three magical goals and provided a brilliant cross to set up the fifth goal for Los Gauchos. Even with Argentina having qualified for the quarterfinals, expect Messi to be involved against Bolivia on Tuesday in their final group stage match.