Page 1 of 5 Arguably the greatest ever player in the world’s biggest sport. Barca manager Ronald Koeman was baffled by the decisions and questioned VAR in his post-match comments. I think it's very difficult or even impossible for any club to be able pay Messi's contract. A compilation of Lionel Messi's 'lowest rating of the season' performance against Real Madrid is proof that stats don't always tell the full story. Lionel Messi in action against Real Betis. The Daily Record reports Messi has agreed to a five-year deal worth $1.1 billion (AUD) with City Football Group (CFG) — the company that owns Manchester City in the English Premier League. For me it's not a penalty. Lionel Messi is the rarest of prizes. More Lionel Messi magic continued to paper over the cracks at Barcelona, as the little Argentine's hat-trick of assists helped his side come from behind to scrape past Real Betis on Sunday. But current Covid-19 rules insist on a 14-day quarantine period for travellers returning from the continent. And Messi - who was booked late on - had a quiet afternoon as he continued his 902 day El Clasico goal drought. The current race record for Real Messi is 4 wins from 34 starts with prizemoney of $82,635.00. Messi, who undefinedundefinedhasn't scored or assisted in his last six El Clasico appearances, was far from his scintillating best, despite providing a sublime pass to Jordi Alba in the build-up to Ansu Fati's eighth minute equaliser. Published 1:28 PM, Tuesday October 27 2020 GMT. Lionel Messi transfer news: Messi hopes for Real Madrid to win UCL over Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus. We cannot imagine a Barca without Leo, but it can happen. 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The former Real Madrid hero, 62, … A compilation of Lionel Messi's 'lowest rating of the season' performance against Real Madrid is proof that stats don't always tell the full story. The South American superstar has previously aired his frustration when it comes to matters on and off the field at Camp Nou, with concerns raised as to the direction in which the club are heading. The Barcelona forward was handed a WhoScored rating of 6.57 in last weekend's clash at the Camp Nou; his lowest of the campaign to date as Zinedine Zidane's side secured all three points with a deserved 3-1 win. And still with the ability, at age 33, to dominate the game. As you can see in the video, Messi was arguably Barca's most effective player in the final third but was often let down by his teammates at the vital moment. "I don't understand VAR, I think it is only used to make decisions against Barca," said Koeman. Messi had finally had enough and - like Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo did two seasons earlier at the same age - the 33-year-old wanted out. Vinicius Junior has boldly declared that Lionel Messi does not scare Real Madrid, with the Blancos preparing for back-to-back Clasico clashes with Barcelona and their talismanic skipper. He must be convinced that Barcelona remain the right club for him, according to former team-mate Deco. Messi during this period won five Pichichi trophies and European Golden Shoe awards (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018) while Ronaldo won these prizes thrice each (2011, 2014 and 2015). In what has been one of the most awaited matches in UEFA Champions League 2020-21 group stage, Barcelona is set to host Juventus at the Camp Nou on Tuesday with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo set to face each other for the first time since the latter left Real Madrid in 2018. (AP Photo) Lionel Messi responded to being benched by scoring twice as a substitute and leading Barcelona to a 5-2 home victory over Real Betis on Saturday, snapping a four-game winless streak in La Liga for the Catalans. "You always get shirt tugs like that in the area and I think Ramos makes a foul on Lenglet first. ", Ronald Koeman speaks about the VAR In the interest of fairness, they looked at only years the two stars both played in LaLiga - with Messi at Barcelona and Ronaldo then at Real Madrid - focusing on … Speculation is building when it comes to a move away from Camp Nou for a superstar of the modern era. Real Madrid Albania 19,555,972 views 13:02 Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2-3 All Goals and Full Highlights English Commentary 23-04-2017 HD - Duration: 19:36. This season, Barcelona were knocked out from the Copa del Rey as well as the Spanish Super Cup and have realistically lost the LaLiga title to Real Madrid. Luis Figo famously left Barcelona for Real Madrid in 2000, but the Portuguese says it would be “impossible” for Lionel Messi to complete a similar switch 20 years on. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale. Crossing the Barcelona-Real Madrid boundary has happened before but while Messi is enraged with the hierarchy at the Nou Camp, he is still loyal to the fans and would not do that to them. “There's not much movement in the transfer market at the moment. Figo cannot see anyone generating the funds required to do a deal , with the financial implications of a coronavirus pandemic hitting even the richest clubs hard - and he certainly cannot see Messi following his lead by crossing the Clasico divide and taking on a new challenge at Santiago Bernabeu. Amid the uncertainty, it has been suggested that the likes of Paris Saint-Germain , Inter and Manchester City could launch audacious bids to prise Messi from Barca’s clutches. Juventus, Real Madrid or PSG: Can anyone actually afford to sign Pogba? Lionel Messi, quasiment un morceau de l’écusson du Barça, qui signerait au Real Madrid, chez le rival séculaire. Barca’s struggles in 2019-20, which saw them surrender the Liga title to Real and crash out of the Champions League on the back of a humbling 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich, are seeing serious questions asked in Catalunya. Deco told Mundo Deportivo : "We are talking about the best player in the history of the club and his family is linked to the city. Luis Figo famously left Barcelona for Real Madrid in 2000, but the Portuguese says it would be “impossible” for Lionel Messi to complete a similar switch 20 years on. "We have had five matches and [VAR] has only been used to go against Barca. The mercurial Argentine is yet to commit to a contract extension beyond the summer of 2020, Manchester City could launch audacious bids, generating the funds required to do a deal. LIONEL MESSI'S dad and his "bad advice" are the reason behind the Argentine's shock Barcelona transfer U-turn, according to Hugo Sanchez. All the latest horse racing form, betting odds, news, breeding, jockey and trainer information for Real Messi. “For me, I think it's impossible we'll see anything similar to what happened with me 20 years ago.”. Barcelona 4, Real Valladolid 1. Lionel Messi dad and his “bad advice” are the reason behind the Argentine’s shock Barcelona transfer U-turn, according to Hugo Sanchez. Lionel Messi admits he misses his on-field rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.. Real Messi is a gelding born in 2010 September 23 by Hold That Tiger out of Real Return. The Argentine was … LIONEL MESSI was a surprise target for Barcelona’s bitter rivals Real Madrid, it has been claimed.. ", Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved. Lionel Messi has been dropped by Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman for the Catalans' LaLiga match against Real Betis on Saturday.. It's not easy, but it is also clear that he wants to keep winning. @media (max-width:767px){.css-4n1las{display:none;}}More Like This@media (min-width:768px){.css-1s8mc50{display:none;}}More Like This. "In the second half, Messi continued starting all the plays, continued asking for the ball, continuing creating spaces and continued speeding everything up," the commentator says. "The decision had a big influence on the final result, because we were playing well up to the penalty. Messi is yet to discuss his future in public, but is said to have held talks with new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman. Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. Lionel Messi is capable of doing the impossible on the pitch, and has been lauded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time. There's a tug of the shirt, but not enough to make him fall behind as he did. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball. “It'll be impossible for any club to pay up Messi's release clause this year,” Figo said at a Banco Santander event in Lisbon. Real move top of LaLiga with the win while Barcelona stay tenth. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. In the La Liga clash, the Catalan giants had two penalty appeals turned down, including a Raphael Varane challenge on Lionel Messi. Barcelona ended their four-game La Liga winless streak with a 5-2 home win over Real Betis – but suffered a big injury blow with Ansu Fati facing several months out.. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Thoughts on Messi's performance against Real Madrid? Messi won two Champions League while Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid, with the European securing four out of five between 2014 and 2018. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was also responsible for the majority of attacks and helped out in defensive areas; something that rarely gets noticed during live play. The mercurial Argentine is yet to commit to a contract extension beyond the summer of 2020 , with talks over fresh terms said to have been shelved. Many of those are focused on Messi and the future of a six-time Ballon d’Or winner in his current surroundings. Lionel Messi Eden Hazard Real Madrid Barcelona Sevilla Football Get the latest updates on India vs Australia Series , check out the India vs Australia Schedule for 2020-21 and Ind vs Aus live score . 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Featured Image Credit: La Liga/beinSPORTS, Topics: Football, Barcelona, Messi, Real Madrid, La Liga. It's never gone our way. But the low rating may be seen as unjust, judging by the following close-up footage of his performance.