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Lionel Messi

27-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga


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

October 4, 2014    Lionel Messi News

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Messi took eight shots and scored a goal during Barcelona's 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Messi has now scored five goals in his last five games in all competitions, four of which have come in La Liga play. He'll head out for the international break with six league goals this season, which puts him one behind teammate Neymar and four behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays Sunday against Athletic.

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September 30, 2014

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Messi scored in the 11th minute of Barcelona's 3-2 Champions League loss at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Messi's goal came one minute after David Luiz opened the scoring for PSG, but it ultimately wouldn't be enough to help Barca grab a point. Messi has been in excellent form of late, scoring four goals and assisting on seven others in his last seven games in all competitions. He'll look to continue his excellent play Saturday against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga play.

September 29, 2014

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Messi had two goals and two assists during Barcelona's 6-0 win over Granada on Saturday.

Known mostly for his goal-scoring, Messi has been very good at setting up others this season, as he now leads La Liga with six assists in five games. That being said, he's still scoring with the best of them, as he is third in the league in goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo (10) and teammate Neymar (six).

September 14, 2014

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Messi assisted on both of Neymar's second-half goals during Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Athletic Club on Saturday.

Messi pulled out of the Argentina squad during the international break due to a thigh injury, but he didn't look slowed at all by it Saturday. He is in excellent form early in the season, with two goals and two assists through three matches.

September 12, 2014

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Messi is expected to play Saturday against Athletic Club despite pulling out of Argentina duty over the international break due to a thigh injury, ESPN FC reports. "Messi is ready to play," manager Luis Enrique said Friday. "He did some individual work, and more with the group."

Messi scored two goals in Barcelona's La Liga opener against Elche back on Aug. 24 and remains an elite fantasy option when he's full fit, which he is now.

August 25, 2014

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Messi scored two goals during Barcelona's 3-0 win over Elche in their La Liga opener on Sunday.

Messi had an excellent season last year for most players' standards, but for the man who is widely considered the best player in the world, it was a bit substandard. After leading Argentina to the final of the World Cup, while winning the Golden Ball Award, his La Liga campaign couldn't have started much better.

August 5, 2014

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Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Tuesday after taking time off following the World Cup.

Tuesday's sessions was for light training, but Messi should get his first full-squad work in Wednesday. He should be fit for Barca's La Liga opener against Elche on Aug. 24.

July 13, 2014

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Messi won the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup in Brazil, given to the tournament's most outstanding player.

While Messi had a solid tournament, Colombia's James Rodriguez was widely considered the favorite to win the award, especially after he won the Golden Boot by scoring six goals in five games. Nevertheless, Messi led his team to the final, where they eventually lost 1-0 to Germany in extra time. He will now get a bit of a rest before preseason training begins for Barcelona.