Lionel Messi

The 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Biggest Myths Busted During the Group Stage of the World Cup

After a thrilling two weeks, we've learned that a bunch of early-tournament narratives have turned out to be false as we head into the knockout stage.
Daniel Squizzato
6.28.18
Champions League

Lionel Messi Nutmegs Chelsea Keeper Within Two Minutes of Match Start

Messi's Champions League curse is certainly lifted.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.14.18
Messi

Lionel Messi is Quietly Have His Greatest Season Ever

Messi destroyed the record books in 2011-12, but this year he's doing more with less.
Shahan Ahmed
2.26.18
Messi-anic

Pitch Invader Kisses the Feet of Messi, Will Never Wash Lips Again

One man's lips ascended through the clouds to graze the foot of the Soccer Gods' chosen one.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.28.17
El Assico

The Miami El Clásico Is Already the Silliest El Clásico

The mayor of Miami welcomed "Rolando" to his fair city—and that's just the jumping off point.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.31.17
Skirting the Taxes

Messi to Pay $800 For Each Day He Should be In Jail for Tax Fraud

It appears to be a kind of good faith fine, given that Messi's 21 month prison sentence was expected to be thrown out anyway.
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.23.17
fifa

FIFA Lifts Messi's Four-Match Ban for Insulting a Referee

Messi would have missed three other qualifiers, and would have only returned for their final qualifier against Ecuador in October.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.5.17
gak of the net!

Peruvian Police Reportedly Seize Over a Metric Ton of Lionel Messi-Branded Cocaine

The world is about to wave goodbye to over a tonne of gak worth around £73m, the marketing of which would have been lost on unappreciative nostrils anyway.
Will Magee
3.23.17
football's love of false equivalence

Unpacking The Logic Behind Calling a Footballer ‘The New Thierry Henry’

When Kylian Mbappe faces Manchester City on Wednesday evening, he will bear the burden of comparison to a true great. This is inherently unfair on a young player, and also based on a deeply flawed rationale.
Will Magee
3.15.17
La Liga

Messi Has No Regard for Defenders' Feelings As He Nets Two Pure Golazos

Messi has a way of making difficult goals look smooth as milk.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.6.17
the showman

The Cult: Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho was a footballer unlike any other, and a showman par excellence. For his infectious exuberance, warmth and flair, we induct him into The Cult.
Sean Cole
1.17.17
La Liga

Messi Just Achieved Self-Actualization With This Immaculate Free Kick

Lionel Messi will surely be canonized soon for this saintly act.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.9.17
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