Referee hits back at Messi, Argentina accusations, Roddy Zambrano

The referee accused by Argentina at the Copa America of having made “serious and gross” mistakes during their semi-final defeat to Brazil has hit back at his detractors accusing them of being bad losers. Argentina and their captain Lionel Messi…

Angel Messi! Argentine star’s restaurant gives free meals to the poor (Punch)

The temperatures in the capital Buenos Aires are barely making it into double digits during the day and it’s getting very cold at night. As such, the country’s growing homeless population is suffering and in need of food. So over…

Looming axe! Messi faces two-year ban after Copa rant (Punch)

Argentina talisman Lionel Messi could face a two-year ban from international matches governed by CONMEBOL due to his corruption comments on the South American footballing body. Messi did not have the kind of Copa America many expected him to have…

Show some respect, Brazil coach Tite tells Messi (Punch)

Brazil coach Tite told Lionel Messi to show some respect following claims from the Argentina captain that the Copa America had been “fixed” so the hosts would win. Brazil clinched the Copa by defeating Peru 3-1 at the Maracana on…

Messi blames referee for Argentina’s exit (Punch)

Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa America with a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazil. The Argentina captain felt a number of decisions went against his side in Belo Horizonte as goals from…

Messi’s look-alike denies tricking 23 women (Punch)

Lionel Messi’s Iranian doppelganger Reza Parastesh has denied tricking 23 women in his native country into sleeping with him after taking on the Argentine football icon’s identity to seduce them. Spanish sports publications Marca circulated the accusations earlier this week that Parastesh had…

Barcelona booed in home win against Getafe after UCL flameout (ESPN)

Spanish champions Barcelona beat top-four chasing Getafe 2-0 in front of a subdued and near half-empty Nou Camp on Sunday in their first La Liga game since a humbling defeat by Liverpool sent them crashing out of the Champions League…

Messi is unstoppable, Klopp hails Messi (Punch)

Jurgen Klopp admitted Lionel Messi was “unstoppable” on Wednesday after he left Liverpool needing a miracle to reach the Champions League final. Luis Suarez poked in against his former club before Messi hit a late double, the second a stunning…

Champions League: It’s not over yet, Messi warns teammates (Punch)

Lionel Messi warned his Barcelona teammates that their place in the Champions League final is still not certain despite his two-goal salvo in a 3-0 semi-final first leg win over Liverpool on Wednesday. “It would have been better to win…

Messi reaches 600 club-goal mark in Barcelona’s win over Liverpool (ESPN)

Lionel Messi put Barcelona on the verge of the Champions League final by scoring twice in a 3-0 home win over Liverpool in the first leg of their last-four clash on Wednesday, taking his goal tally for the Catalans to…

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