Leo Messi

Barcelona beat Al-Ahli in eight-goal friendly

Goals from Luiz Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar help Barcelona beat Saudi champions Al-Ahli 5-3 in a thrilling friendly in Doha

December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

‘Messi deserves Ballon d'Or every year’

Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, after the Argentine was beaten to the prize by Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016

Barcelona beat Al-Ahli in eight-goal friendly

Goals from Luiz Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar help Barcelona beat Saudi champions Al-Ahli 5-3 in a thrilling friendly in Doha

September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016

Neymar fraud case reopened

Barcelona superstar Neymar's troubles with the Spanish authorities continue as a fraud case against the player and his father is reopened following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors

September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016

Barca held, Real too

Lionel Messi was forced off with the apparent recurrence of a groin injury as Atletico Madrid came from behind to hold Barcelona 1-1 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

Messi marks return with winner

Lionel Messi strikes the only goal of the game as 10-man Argentina secure a 1-0 win over rivals Uruguay in World Cup qualifying.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

An original departs

The sporting week that ended Sunday was one made poignant by the passing of the People's Champion, Muhammad Ali. That was swiftly followed by Novak Djokovic galloping away from the chasing pack by winning the French Open for the first time and in the process creating a host of records. For these and much more, read our weekly sports review.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

La Liga title controversy heating up

So it all comes down to this. With just one round remaining in La Liga, a single point separates Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the table. Everything will be decided on a spectacular Saturday evening - and the build-up in Spain is already intense.

November 13, 2015
November 13, 2015

Messi versus horse in awards race

Barcelona star Leo Messi races against speedster Usain Bolt and American Pharoah, the first horse to win the Grand Slam of American horse racing, for the Sports Illustrated's annual prize.