Alba: “¿Darle una patada a Messi? En el campo no tengo amigos”

Jordi Alba, lateral izquierdo titular de la Selección y del FC Barcelona ha acudido este martes a El Hormiguero, donde le preguntaron por su relación con Messi, el Mundial y la final de la Champions que jugará el Madrid contra…

Lionel Messi: Barcelona would welcome Antoine Griezmann if he made summer move

The FC crew respond to your tweets about Antoine Griezmann, Bayern Munich and sports gambling in the U.S. Plus, they recap the royal wedding. Shaka Hislop and Ale Moreno think Barcelona was disrespectful to La Liga when they prioritized a…

Jorge Sampaoli must build Argentina around Lionel Messi

After their runners-up finish in 2014, the ESPN FC crew assess Lionel Messi and Argentina’s chances of lifting the World Cup in Russia. With the clock ticking on Lionel Messi’s international career, Ian Darke poses the question whether Argentina have…

Lionel Messi was unparalleled in 2017-18, topping year-end Power Rankings

After their runners-up finish in 2014, the ESPN FC crew assess Lionel Messi and Argentina’s chances of lifting the World Cup in Russia. Following his record-breaking season, the FC crew debate whether Mohamed Salah has surpassed Neymar as the best…

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi wins European Golden Shoe for fifth time

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has retained the European Golden Shoe as the top scorer across all leagues in Europe. A little over a month ago, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was the firm favourite to outscore all of his rivals but the Liverpool man…

Barcelona will rest Lionel Messi for season finale against Real Sociedad

Xavi pays tribute to his former Barcelona and Spain team mate Andres Iniesta. Players, coaches and legends from around the world of football pay tribute to Andres Iniesta as he leaves Barcelona after a storied career. Shaka Hislop and Ale…

Lionel Messi fan reduced to tears after Barcelona star signs shirt

Just as he’s done to countless defenders over the years, Lionel Messi has once again been involuntarily reducing people to tears. Indeed, just the mere sight of Messi was enough to inspire joyous weeping from his fans in South Africa…

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi: Real Madrid ‘have the best players in the world’

With the clock ticking on Lionel Messi’s international career, Ian Darke poses the question whether Argentina have enough firepower to win the World Cup. It goes without saying that Lionel Messi is Argentina’s only hope. Here’s just how much he…

Lionel Messi: Neymar joining Real Madrid would be ‘huge blow’ to Barcelona

Neymar refused to discuss Real Madrid transfer rumours as he won the French League’s Player of the Year award on Sunday. After humiliation on home soil for Brazil in 2014, Ian Darke and ESPN’s expert panel feel redemption could be…