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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi and his father have paid 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in back taxes owed to Spanish authorities, the superior court for the Catalonia region said Wednesday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Argentine soccer star Leo Messi spoke out in Buenos Aires Tuesday in favor of Madrid's application to host the 2020 Olympics. "I believe it would be good for sport if Madrid prevails. Not just for what it is as a city, but also for the first-class athletes Spain has," the man many consider the world's best soccer player told Efe. continue reading »

Barça Comes Back to Tie with Atletico Madrid in Supercopa First Leg

FC Barcelona's big acquisition of the summer, Brazilian phenom Neymar, scored midway through the second half here Wednesday to salvage a tie for the defending La Liga champs against a dynamic Atletico Madrid in the first leg of Spain's Supercopa. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Looks to Take Down Fc Barcelona at Supercopa

The first Spanish soccer title of the 2013-2014 season - the Supercopa - is up for grabs starting Wednesday, with Atletico Madrid trying to pull off a big upset against powerhouse FC Barcelona. continue reading »

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer legend Pele says he believes his 21-year-old countryman Neymar will eventually become a greater player than either Argentine four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi or Portuguese international and Real Madrid standout Cristiano Ronaldo. continue reading »

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said he was convinced the club's big offseason acquisition, Brazilian phenom Neymar, would fit in well amid a locker room of "good guys" and foresaw no problems playing with the fellow striker on the field. continue reading »

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi was Born in 1987

Today in Latin American history, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi who plays for the National team & FC Barcelona was born in 1987. Messi has been regarded as the best footballer in the world and as one of the greatest players in history. continue reading »

Spain May Expand Scope of Lionel Messi’s Tax Fraud Investigation

Spain's tax agency may expand an investigation of FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi that has already led to charges against the 25-year-old Argentine continue reading »

World’s Highest-Paid Hispanic Athletes

Forbes recently ranked the highest-paid athletes in the world. The top spot went to American golfer Tiger Woods, who earned a staggering $78.1 Million through winnings and endorsements. continue reading »

FC Barca Superstar Lionel Messi Out for Several Weeks with Leg Injury

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi strained his right thigh and will be out of action two to three weeks, the Spanish team said Tuesday. continue reading »

Barça Falls to Bayern Munuch 4-0

Bayern Munich displayed surgical precision Tuesday as it demolished visiting FC Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Barça super striker Lionel Messi, continue reading »

Ronaldo: Lionel Messi World’s Best Soccer Player

Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player, retired Brazilian great Ronaldo said here Tuesday, ranking FC Barcelona's Argentine forward "a little above" Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who is from Portugal. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Sends Signed Jersey to Pope Francis

Pope Francis was presented with a jersey signed by Argentine soccer star Leo Messi by a group of priests during Wednesday's public audience. continue reading »

David Beckham Calls Messi “Best Player in the World”

English soccer great David Beckham described FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as a player in a "class by himself" and said Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom the Argentine is often compared, is not quite at the same level. continue reading »

Tests Confirm Messi’s Injury Has Not Worsened

The tests performed on FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on Thursday morning confirmed that the player has not suffered "any worsening or change" and his recovery is continuing. continue reading »

Will Messi Return for Match with Paris Saint-Germain?

Striker Lionel Messi worked out Monday at FC Barcelona's practice facility, but the club remained mum on whether the Argentine phenom will be a starter or a substitute for this week's Champions League continue reading »

Lionel Messi to Miss Next Barça Match Following Injury

Lionel Messi will miss FC Barcelona's next Spanish-league match against RCD Mallorca, but the club said Wednesday that he has not been ruled out for Barça's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg versus Paris Saint-Germain. continue reading »

FC Barcelona’s Vilanova Makes First Team Trip Since Cancer Treatment

Coach Francesc "Tito" Vilanova traveled to Paris on Monday with FC Barcelona, making his first road trip with the squad since returning to Spain last week after a 10-week stay in New York to undergo treatment for throat cancer. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Draws 2-2 Against Celta Vigo

A goal by Borja Oubiña with three minutes before time allowed Celta Vigo soccer club to salvage a tie against Barcelona, which, as expected, saved many of its top players for its quarterfinal Champions League duel against Paris Saint Germain. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »