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Barcelona comeback, unbeaten season fall short in 9-goal thriller

Published: May 15, 2018

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona lost 5-4 in a wild game at Levante on Sunday, ruining the champion’s bid to become the first team to finish a Spanish league season without a loss under its current format. Barcelona was playing without Lionel Messi, left out of the squad by Ernesto Valverde to rest ahead of a demanding summer for the Argentina forward at the World Cup. Led by Emmanuel Boateng’s hat trick and two more goals from Enis Bardhi, Levante was heading toward a historic rout of the recently crowned champions when the hosts built a 5-1 lead after 56 minutes


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s World Cup return ruled out by Sweden

Published: April 26, 2018

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LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be coming out of international retirement to represent Sweden at this summer’s World Cup, the


Spain serve World Cup warning

Published: March 28, 2018

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Among the favourites, Spain impressed most over the international break.


Brazil get some revenge on Germany; Spain hit Argentina for six

Published: March 28, 2018

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Brazil managed a 1-0 friendly victory over Germany to earn a measure of closure after their


Lionel Messi: It’s ‘now or never’ for Argentina to win a World Cup

Published: March 26, 2018

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Argentina superstar Lionel Messi says it’s “now or never” for him and his Albiceleste teammates at the 2018 World Cup in Russia


Messi lacks Maradona’s charisma, claims Batistuta

Published: March 23, 2018

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Lionel Messi will never be able to match Diego Maradona as the greatest ever footballer as he lacks the World Cup winner’s charisma, according to fellow Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta. There has long been a debate over whether Messi has surpassed Maradona’s status as arguably the best of all time, with the Barcelona man’s lack of success at international level often seen to count against him.


Neymar-less Brazil face test in Russia, powers Spain and Germany to size each other up

Published: March 22, 2018

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With just three months until the World Cup, many of football’s heavyweights are set to face off this week in international friendlies.


Lionel Messi scores fastest goal of his career in third minute vs. Chelsea

Published: March 14, 2018

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Lionel Messi scored the fastest goal of his career and went on to net his 100th Champions League goal as Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou to


Paolo Guerrero eligible for 2018 World Cup after suspension reduced

Published: December 20, 2017

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The FIFA


Trending: Aguero faints in Argentina loss; Maradona wants return

Published: November 15, 2017

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Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending …


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