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Lionel Messi

28-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga


Argentina

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

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

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April 26, 2016    Lionel Messi News

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Messi scored a goal on seven shot attempts and added an assist from a pair of crosses in Saturday's 6-0 thumping of Sporting Gijon.

Messi endured a cold streak that coincided with a poor run of form for Barca, but he has now bounced back with three goals and three assists in his last three matches. With a three-horse race going for the La Liga title, Messi will now set his sights on Real Betis this weekend.

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April 19, 2016

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Messi played three key passes and scored a goal on seven shots during Sunday's loss to Valencia.

Messi broke his five-match goal drought and even won Man of the Match honors, but his efforts were not enough to salvage even a share of the points. Messi's dip in form has coincided with a terrible stretch for Barcelona, and they will hope that Sunday's performance is the beginning of a resurgence to finish out the year. Barca will face Deportivo on Wednesday.

March 17, 2016

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Messi had six shots, three on target, and a goal in Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League win over Arsenal.

Messi's 88th-minute goal helped Barcelona advance to the next round of the competition after winning 5-1 on aggregate. Barcelona will learn who their next Champions League opponent is this Friday, but regardless of who they draw you can expect goals from Messi, who is averaging a goal per match this season.

March 14, 2016

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Messi scored a goal on six shots and garnered three assists from six key passes in Saturday's 6-0 win over Getafe.

The World Player of the Year was at it early and often Saturday, figuring into three goals in the first 40 minutes and assisting on a fourth in the 51st. Messi is in the midst of another incredible year and has been especially hot of late, with a whopping 15 goals and six assists in his last 10 matches in all competitions. Barca will host Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, when Messi will look to finish the Gunners off after scoring twice in the first leg.

February 24, 2016

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Messi scored two goals on just three shots in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the Champions League Round of 16.

With the match tied heading into the last 20 minutes, Messi finished off a counterattack with an assist from Neymar to put Barcelona up by one. In the 83rd minute Messi was taken down inside the box and proceeded to put the penalty kick into the back of the net. This two-goal performance doesn’t come as a shock since Messi has scored in four of his last six matches.

February 18, 2016

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Messi scored his 300th goal in La Liga, becoming the first player to reach the milestone, in Barcelona's win over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday, reports the BBC.

The forward scored twice in the match to put Barcelona six points ahead at the top of the standings. It was Messi's third goal in the last two matches, and the team is on a 31-game unbeaten streak.

February 15, 2016

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Messi scored a goal on four shots and added a pair of assists on four key passes in Sunday's 6-1 win over Celta Vigo.

The reigning Ballon d'Or winner typically generated several highlight-worthy plays, including a beautiful freekick goal in the first half and an inch-perfect scoop pass that led to a Luis Suarez strike in the second. He could have later added another goal of his own, but he elected to cheekily pass off a penalty kick to Suarez for another easy finish. Messi, Suarez and Neymar continue to wreak havoc on opposing defenses at a historic pace, and the former now has 12 goals and three assists in his last 10 matches. Messi is primed to put on another show if he is included in the starting lineup for Tuesday's quick turnaround against Sporting Gijon.

February 14, 2016

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Messi (abdomen) is starting Sunday's match against Celta Vigo.

Messi was thought to make his return for the match and he's right on schedule, making the start. He'll look to have another Man of the Match performance with help from fellow stars Neymar and Luis Suarez.