Ronaldo, Messi, Mo Salah top 2018 UCL squad of the season

UEFA released their 18-man strong Champions League Squad of the Season on Sunday, headlined by forwards Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi of Barcelona. Tournament winners Real were predictably well-represented, with Keylor Navas, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric,…

La Liga: Messi sparks Barca, Ronaldo hits four

Lionel Messi delivered another masterful performance as Barcelona sailed past Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday to take an 11-point lead over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga. After putting Chelsea to the sword in the Champions League midweek, Messi…

La Liga: Barca’s title hopes dented by draw

Lionel Messi’s stunning free-kick was not enough for Barcelona as a controversial penalty earned Las Palmas a 1-1 draw on Thursday and threw La Liga’s title race wide open. Barcelona will host Atletico Madrid on Sunday, in a clash of…

UCL Wrap: Barcelona, PSG roll; Hazard rescues Chelsea

Qarabağ claimed a shock point against Atlético despite his sending off, while there were wins for Barcelona, Bayern, PSG and Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League action. Qarabağ 0-0 Atlético Madrid Qarabağ shocked Atlético Madrid, holding the Spanish giants to…

Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo on FIFA Player of the Year shortlist

Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday. Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season…

Italian muscle man comes to Messi rescue

Lionel Messi “cried tears of frustration” in his battle to beat vomiting urges and muscle problems, says the Italian doctor who claims he revamped the Barcelona striker’s lifestyle to maintain his superstar status. Doctor Giuliano Poser, a sports nutritionist who…

Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings

Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with 87.5 million euros ($95.3m) in earnings, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi (76.5m), according to figures to appear in Tuesday’s edition of France…

Messi statue in Argentina vandalized

A statue in Buenos Aires of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been vandalized, with the head, torso and arms all being removed – leaving only the legs and a soccer ball on display. The statue was installed in…

Ronaldo, Messi vie for FIFA award

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are hoping to be crowned The Best in Monday’s rebranded FIFA awards. On the 25th anniversary of honoring football’s top performers — and having split with France Football magazine — the governing body…

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