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Claudio Tapia: Lionel Messi should play less for Barcelona

AFA President Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain Lionel Messi about playing fewer games for La Liga side Barcelona in order to stay fresh for his country ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Argentina’s national football association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain

Barcelona comeback win against Real Sociedad

Luis Suarez scored twice before Lionel Messi completed Barcelona’s 4-2 comeback win at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, breaking its winless streak at the Basque Country club. Barcelona reached the halfway point of the league season unbeaten and with a nine-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid. Valencia trails

Messi Equal 39-Year Muller Record

Lionel Messi marked his 400th Barcelona appearance with a goal as the La Liga leaders maintained their nine-point advantage with victory over Levante. Messi opened the scoring at the Nou Camp, chipping the ball to Jordi Alba and volleying home the return. His 365th La Liga goal equalled Gerd Muller's record for

Lionel Messi equals Gerd Muller goalscoring record

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has equalled Gerd Muller's record of scoring 525 goals for a single club across all competitions. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner brought up the landmark in the 83rd minute of his side's 2-0 win over Villarreal this evening, doubling Barcelona's lead as they restored their five-point advantage