Diego Simeone: Lionel Messi ‘Decisive Factor’ In La Liga Pursuit

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has played down his side’s prospects of making a late challenge for the La Liga title. The Capital outfit currently trail Barcelona by nine points in the standings but Simeone has already admitted defeat after another Lionel Messi master class at Sevilla last weekend.

Lionel Messi Planning To Retire From International Football If Argentina Fail To Lift World Cup

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has suggested that he will retirement from international football, if Argentine fail to lift this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The 30-year-old has never won a major international trophy with his country, and this has created a difficult relationship between him and the country’s faithful.

Eden Hazard hails Lionel Messi as the 'greatest ever'

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has hailed Lionel Messi as the 'greatest ever' ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 tie versus Barcelona. The Blues are due to host the Catalan giants in the first-leg and Hazard is relishing the prospect of putting in a strong performance to help his side progress further in the competition.

Argentina shocked when they learnt superstar Lionel Messi Retirement

Argentina were left shocked when they learnt that superstar Lionel Messi decided to retire from international action after suffering a third consecutive disappointment in the summer.


Messi is regarded as one of the finest footballers of all time. However, he can ascertain this fact only by lifting a major trophy with the national team. Even though he has been crowned as the FIFA Ballon d’Or award winner for a record five times, it is often seen that international team accolades are more important. After failing in the Copa America 2015 and the World Cup 2014, Messi now suffered disappointment in the form of the Copa America centenary 2016 final.

Gerardo Martino says that he would not be surprised if Lionel Messi is the centre of attraction

Gerardo Martino says that he would not be surprised if Lionel Messi is the centre of attraction when his Argentina team takes on United States.