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Liverpool midfielder James Milner reveals Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ during first-leg of Barcelona tie

Liverpool midfielder James Milner reveals Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ during first-leg of Barcelona tie

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bad taste Milner and Messi came to blows on many occasions throughout the tie but ultimately it was the Liverpool man who had the last laugh as his side progressed to the final James Milner has revealed Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ after the pair came to blows in Liverpool’s first-leg Champions League semi-final match against Barcelona. Liverpool lost the match at Camp Nou 3-0, with Messi scoring two of their goals, but Liverpool performed a minor miracle to overturn the deficit at Anfield to win 4-0 and progress to the final in Madrid. Messi and Milner came to blows repeatedly throughout the semi-final tie And Milner, 33, has now revealed the Argentine was furious after he clattered him onto the touchline. “He wasn’t happy,” Milner tol
Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Fan creates petition to get Lionel Messi banned for ‘punching’ Fabinho

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Fan creates petition to get Lionel Messi banned for ‘punching’ Fabinho

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take action The petition on change.org already has more than 1,500 signatures A petition has been created to get Lionel Messi retrospectively banned for ‘punching Fabinho in the head’ during Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona. The Argentine illuminated the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with a brace, featuring a magical free-kick to leave the Reds needing an Anfield miracle next week. The incident which led to Messi’s free-kick But some fans have taken issue with the award of the free-kick, claiming it was actually Messi who committed the foul. Fabinho was adjudged to have blocked Messi’s run as the Barcelona star tried to play a one-two with Luis Suarez. The Liverpool midfielder was booked for getting in Messi’s way, but some
Watch: Lionel Messi curls in long free kick, Barcelona tops Liverpool in Champions League

Watch: Lionel Messi curls in long free kick, Barcelona tops Liverpool in Champions League

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May 1 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi scored twice in seven minutes to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of a Champions League semifinal matchup on Wednesday in Barcelona. His second score was an absolute golazo. Barcelona led 1-0 after the first half, getting first blood from Luis Suarez in the 26th minute. The home squad doubled its lead in the 75th minute when Messi tapped in a rebound of a Luis Suarez shot that hit the crossbar. Then came the booming bender from Messi's left boot.[embedded content] Barcelona was awarded a free-kick from more than 30 yards out after a challenge from Liverpool's Fabinho. Messi stepped up to the ball and launched a bending attempt toward the top left corner. The rip sailed over a diving Alisson and into the net, giving Barcelona a 3-0 le...
Watch: Lionel Messi rips spectacular golazo, saves Barcelona in draw

Watch: Lionel Messi rips spectacular golazo, saves Barcelona in draw

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Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi scored twice after Barcelona trailed 2-0 to Valencia, saving his squad for a 2-2 draw in the La Liga clash on Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona. His equalizer was an absolute golazo. Arturo Vidal heeled a pass back to Messi at the top of the box during the sequence. The Argentine striker tapped the ball once to his left before ripping a shot between several defenders. The ball went out wide left before curling back in and beating keeper Neto in the 64th minute. Barcelona went down 1-0 after Valencia's Kevin Gameiro beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the 24th minute. Daniel Parejo netted a penalty kick in the 32nd minute for a 2-0 lead at Camp Nou. Messi's cut the Valencia lead in half with a penatly kick in the 39th minute, making the score 2-1 at halftime. He retu...
Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade.Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final.Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second.Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth, with Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann and PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe - both of whom won the World Cup with France - third and fourth respectively.DJ sorry for Hegerberg 'twe...