Atletico Madrid dominate annual La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid dominated the annual LaLiga awards last night. The awards were presented at the LaLiga 2015/16 Gala. The who’s who of the Spanish football was present at the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday. Most of the major categories were picked up by Atletico while Barcelona and Real Madrid also got their hands on some categories. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, won the Best Newcomer of the Year award. Marco Asensio is the ‘Best Newcomer in LaLiga Santander 2015/16’! https://t.co/jb5Up9DZRq#PremiosLaLiga pic.twitter.com/79F7O925fE…

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Chelsea reportedly meet with Lionel Messi’s father to discuss a transfer

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic held a meeting with Lionel Messi’s father on his luxury yacht, with a view to making a move for the Barcelona forward, according to an exclusive report by The Sun. The Argentine star and his father Jorge Messi were sentenced to 21 months in prison on Wednesday, although neither is likely to serve any jail time. Under Spanish law, a tax prison sentence under two years can be served under probation. However, that news has fueled rumours that Messi wants to leave Spain and the Premier League has always…

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Four Premier League stars in top 10 players with most assists since 2012/2013

Mesut Ozil is leading the way this season with 18 assists in the Premier League. The German playmaker even leads all players in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France). The Arsenal star is also featured in Europe’s top ten assists leaders since the 2012/2013 season, together with three other current Premier League playmakers (via OptaJean). 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 38 The Swede is proving that these days strikers are more than goalscorers. Ibrahimovic has scored a leading 32 league goals this season, but has also…

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World-class defender reveals interesting tactics to defend Ronaldo and Messi

It’s a debate that will probably go on forever. Who’s the best footballer: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Still, world-class defender Giorgio Chiellini gave his take on the discussion by revealing his tactics to defend both star players, giving the edge to the Barcelona forward. The 31-year-old spoke to journalist Pierluigi Pardo at a sponsor’s event, as reported by Football-Italia, discussing Juventus’ season so far. The Bianconeri have recovered from a poor start to the season, sitting three points clear at the top of Serie A and having already secured a…

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Cech’s amazing record gives Arsenal hope

On Tuesday, Arsenal take on the mighty FC Barcelona in the round of 16 in the Champions League. The Gunners are the clear-cut underdogs against the Blaugrana. While there may be every reason to be a little daunted by the task ahead of them, the Gunners will be delighted to even be at this stage, having needed a terrific performance and a 3-0 victory away to Greek champions Olympiakos in order to make it through their group. No amount of preparation is enough against this Barcelona team, invariably. There is…

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Lionel Messi is La Liga’s player of the month…for the first time

Lionel Messi has won the Primera Division’s player of the month award for January, which surprisingly is the first time for the Argentine star, according to the BBC. The award was established prior to the 2013/2014 season and over 20 other players were voted as best monthly performers in Spain since, so it’s a mystery why the Barcelona player and five time Ballon d’Or winner hadn’t added this one to his richly filled resume. Messi scored six goals last month, including a hat trick against Granada along with goals against Athletic de…

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t think Lionel Messi is the best player in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, according to his Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman, a three-time winner of FIFA’s World Player of the Year prize himself, put the Portuguese ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi as the greatest player on the planet in an interview with Mexican newspaper Record, as reported by Sky Sports. “Cristiano Ronaldo is the best,” Zidane said. “People can say what they like about Cristiano Ronaldo, but in his heart he’s a good person. “Messi is the rival and that rivalry…

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Pochettino: “I was a centimetre away from linking up with Lionel Messi”

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he was very close to linking up with Lionel Messi during his playing days at La Liga club Espanyol, as reported by Sky Sports. The Argentinan manager was addressing media questions about how close Liverpool came to signing Spurs’ teenage sensation Dele Alli. The 19-year-old signed for the North London club from MK Dons last January, and he has emerged as one of the most talented youngsters in Premier League this season. Recently former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that he also wanted to…

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Who voted for whom at FIFA Ballon d’Or?

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 is over. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi won the football’s most prestigious award for the record fifth time to further cement his reputation as the world’s greatest footballer. His win broke the streak of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the award on the last two occasions. The Portuguese international was the runner-up this year, and Messi’s teammate Neymar grabbed the third position. Interestingly, FIFA has revealed the votes given by more than 500 national team captains, coaches and media representatives. So let’s who voted for whom:…

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Neymar doesn’t like Cristiano Ronaldo getting cosy with Messi’s partner Antonella [Tweets]

Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or award for the record fifth time yesterday. But the best moment of the ceremony was arguably Cristiano Ronaldo sharing a handshake with Lionel Messi’s partner Antonella Roccuzzo. The image did the rounds of the internet and attracted the attention of many football fans, especially because of Neymar’s stare at Ronaldo. Neymar playing his bro duties perfectly. Neymar bout to whoop CR if he looks at Antonella too much. Messi waiting for the assist from Neymar pic.twitter.com/UDwhvDmVkY — Lánre (@BigDaddyMafi) January 11, 2016…

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Lionel Messi rules out move to Premier League

Despite numerous rumours about a switch, Lionel Messi has ruled out a move to the Premier League, as reported by Sky Sports. During the past weeks and months, there’ve been many news sources in both Spain and England reporting that the Argentinian football legend could consider leaving FC Barcelona, with Manchester City and Chelsea among those to be keen on his services. Even last year, Spanish football expert Guillaume Blagaue reported that Man City were trying to convince Messi to join them. With the possibility of Pep Guardiola coaching The Citizens,…

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Bad Breaks – Top five injury blows of the new season: Man United defender and Lionel Messi included

We present you the top 5 injury blows of the new season so far, one of them worthy of a horror movie scene where Shaw broke his right leg on two places. The season is under way and already we have seen two gruesome injuries and both have happened in the Champions League. Luke Shaw has suffered one of the most terrible injuries football fans have seen in recent years receiving a double fracture on his right leg after Hector Moreno caught it with a slide tackle in Manchester United’s…

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Barcelona great Lionel Messi calls Man United star a ‘once in a generation’ player

Four time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has heaped praise upon Wayne Rooney, after the Manchester United skipper became England’s all-time leading goalscorer, according to The Sun. The 29-year-old brought up his half-century of international goals with a penalty against Switzerland, and in the process, overtook Sir Bobby Charlton as the country’s highest scorer. And Messi believes that the accolade highlights how special a player Rooney is. “Rooney is for me a once in a generation player,” he said. “One of those special players, who is not comparable to any…

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FIFA 16 player ratings 20-1: Former Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool stars keep Eden Hazard out of top five

The FIFA 16 ratings for the very best players in the world have been released this week, and having gone from 50-21, here is the list that everyone has been waiting for, the top 20 players in the world: 20. Philipp Lahm  The Bayern Munich man continues to guide the Bundesliga side to success, and was the captain as Germany went on to win last year’s World Cup. 19. Luka Modric  For all their attacking flair, it is the control and consistency that the former Tottenham man has brought that…

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(Image) Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi help clean up London streets

It’s not often that the world’s greatest players club together to help keep a capital city clean. But that’s exactly what Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are doing to London at the moment. However, those expecting to see the pair in overalls with litter pickers are set to be disappointed as London have taken a more practical approach to getting cigarette smokers not to drop their butts on the floor. Lool So This Is How London Is Using The Debate "Who Is A Better Player?" Messi Or Ronaldo? To Good…

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REVEALED: The 10 highest rated players on FIFA 16 – Chelsea star climbs high into fifth

With the release of the latest FIFA instalment just around the corner we’re bringing you the ten highest rated players on the game in anticipation for its release. 10. James Rodriguez – Real Madrid Rating: 87 Having bagged 17 goals and chalked up 18 assists in his debut season with the club, the Colombian playmaker has been deemed worthy of a substantial rise that launches him into the top 10. 9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint Germain Rating: 88 Despite his advancing years, the veteran Swedish forward is as good…

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PSG line up Man City star as alternative to Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

Paris Saint Germain are said to be preparing a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as an alternative to La Liga megastars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Metro. However, it will come as a shock to City fans to learn that Aguero is PSG’s ‘plan B’, with Le Parisien reporting that he could be a replacement for iconic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede has been linked with an exit from the Parc des Princes this summer, and the club believe that Aguero would represent an ideal…

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(Video) Lionel Messi CHOKES and HEADBUTTS Roma’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa during ‘friendly’

Since when did Lionel Messi fancy himself as a hardman? There can’t be many players less physically imposing than the diminutive Barcelona forward, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to collect his nutter credentials with this spectacular outburst on Roma’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. He was lucky to still be on the pitch, receiving just a yellow card for his violent outburst, and he even went on to score a spectacular second for the club just minutes later. What do you think, could you take Messi in a fight?

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Arsene Wenger explains why Chelsea’s Eden Hazard IS NOT as good as Cristiano Ronaldo

Earlier this week Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made the claim that Eden Hazard has indeed surpassed Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of quality. The Belgian international enjoyed a standout campaign last term, bagging 14 goals and picking up the PFA Player of the Year award en route to lifting the Premier League title. However, despite his good form and his manager’s insistence that he is as good as the Ronaldo, and his Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks otherwise. He insists that the 24-year-old will…

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Chelsea gossip: Young full-back set to sign and Hazard backed to life Ballon d’Or

Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the leadership qualities of 24-year-old forward Eden Hazard make him a candidate to captain the Blues, the London Evening Standard reports. Mourinho also said he regards Hazard as a better player than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, The Times reports. Mourinho believes the Belgian outplayed Ronaldo last term. Chelsea are close to signing Galatasaray left-back Alex Telles, according to the Metro. The Blues are looking for a replacement for Filipe Luis after all but agreeing…

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Chelsea boss says Eden Hazard is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that Eden Hazard is one of the three best players in the world right now, and even claims that the Belgian was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last term, the Daily Express reports. Hazard was a key component of Chelsea’s successful title challenge in 2014/15, and his form was rewarded by being handed the PFA Player of the Year award at the end of the campaign as well as a long term contract worth £200,000-per-week (via Daily Mail). And Mourinho firmly believes that the 24-year-old…

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(Image) Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson wins FIFA 16 cover star competition

IT’s been a good day for Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson. Not only has he been officially named as the club’s captain for the 2015/16 season, he has also been named as the FIFA 16 cover star to appear on the front of the box alongside Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. READ MORE: Liverpool News Liverpool close in on move for Real Madrid star Asier Illarramendi Liverpool receive boost as Alexandre Lacazette stalls on new deal The UK release date for the game is yet to be set, but it will be…

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Top ten highest paid players in world football: former Sunderland striker prepares to sign £227,000 a week deal

According to the Daily Mirror, former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is close to agreeing a deal to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. Should he sign, the Mirror suggest he will earn a staggering £227,000 a week, which would make him the eighth highest earning footballer in the world. READ MORE: (Images) David de Gea smiles during Man United training session but hides in his car Revealed: Memphis Depay to wear cursed number at Man United Man United stopper Victor Valdes rejects offer to join Valencia Here is the…

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Lionel Messi needs to ignore retirement calls if he wishes to be considered the greatest

Lionel Messi may already be one of the most decorated players of all-time, and is rightly considered one of the greatest the game has ever seen, but he now faces a critical decision, and one that could prove to define his legacy. He needs to decide whether to call time upon his international career. READ MORE: Manchester City closing in on a £50m deal for Raheem Sterling Jose Mourinho turns down huge pay rise to stay at Chelsea until 2019 (Video) Neymar gets wasted at house party in Brazil The…

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Lionel Messi to Turkey? Club president outlines desire to sign Barca legend

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The president of newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor, Gultekin Gencer, is certainly setting out his ambitions early by claiming that he wants to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The club have just signed a pair of Messi’s former Barca teammates – two guys you may have heard of called Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o. The former Ballon d’Or shortlist regulars were crucial to Barcelona’s success between 2003 and 2009, helping the club dominate domestic and European affairs by winning three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies. And Gencer is…

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