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I’ll come back stronger – Messi

Five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi insists he will bounce back “even stronger” from a groin injury that is set to keep him sidelined for three weeks. Messi limped off after an hour of Barca’s 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and is expected to miss Barca’s …

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Alcacer happy with supporting role at Barca

Spanish international striker Paco Alcacer recognised he will have to make the most of relatively few opportunities to make his mark at Barcelona as back-up to a fearsome front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. Alcacer was presented at the Camp Nou on Thursday after completing a 30 …

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Ronaldo, Bale battle for UEFA best player award

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale headlined a 10-man shortlist announced on Monday for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Ronaldo struck the winning spot-kick as Real claimed an 11th Champions League title, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in May, before leading his country …

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Fightback gives Wenger title belief

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confessed that he had glimpsed the grim apparition of Premier League title failures past during his side’s nerve-jangling 2-1 victory over leaders Leicester City. At halftime of Sunday’s table-topping showdown at the Emirates Stadium, Leicester led 1-0 through Jamie Vardy’s penalty and Arsenal were staring down …

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Lionel Messi wins 2015 Ballon d’Or

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has won the 2015 Ballon d’Or after being voted ahead of teammate Neymar and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. It is the fifth time that the Argentine has been crowned world footballer of the year – more than anyone else. There can be very little debate as to …

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2016 Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo,Messi,Neymar,who wins?

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d’Or award in Zurich on Monday, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Brazil striker Neymar, who plays alongside Messi at Barca, is also in the running to be crowned world player of …

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