Lionel Messi

Typical Barcelona.

This Luis Suarez goal vs Eibar is what soccer fans expect from Barcelona. We all know the style that Barca plays with. They execute crisp passes, everyone seems to always be in the right place, and they are miles ahead of their opponents. This goal was no different as they equalized the match at 1-1. 

Messi vs Ronaldo: Breaking It Down Professionally, Financially, Personally

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need no introduction on the field. The two play for the two biggest teams in the world, are the two best players in the world, and are the two most recognizable faces in soccer. As such, every year the debate of Messi vs Ronaldo flares up, and this year is no different. 

So, in order to provide some fuel for the fire, we here at The18 have taken up the task of comparing Messi vs Ronaldo in an assortment of ways: the basics, professionally, financially, and even a light social segment. 

Let’s begin. 

The Best Footballer In The World Has Never Dreamt Of Doing Anything Else

Most kids, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, will give you a different answer every time you ask them. Not Lionel Messi though. He wanted to be a footballer.

"I've never thought of any other job."

Wouldn't we all like to say that? Some of us grow up wanting do do only one thing from a very young age. Very few of us actually get to become that thing, and certainly the odds are against it.

2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Rankings: It's Messi Versus Ronaldo, Again.

Sharpen your proverbial knives, unabashedly flaunt your club allegiances and, if you’re Javier Mascherano, pray that Roy Hodgson has spent the year canvassing for your cause. It’s the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or shortlist!

Messi, Suarez, or Neymar: Who Has The Biggest Impact On His National Team?

They are their national team's’ biggest stars and Barcelona’s strongest weapons. But during the first two rounds of South American World Cup Qualifiers, none of them was able to play for their respective national teams. That raised the question: who in the Barcelona attack trident is the most important player for his national team, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, or Neymar? Here we will look at three details: team’s performance with the player, the team’s performance without the player, and player performance.

Messi Is A Gigantic Trash Talker, Says Yaya Toure

We all know Lionel Messi is pretty good. Better than pretty good, even. But when one of the best players in the world is in an interview talking about how he was scared that Messi would embarrass him on front of his family, well, that's a different type of good altogether. 

You'll Never Guess Who Bought Lionel Messi His New Pajamas

Luis Suarez is just doing everything for Lionel Messi these days.

Messi, unable to play due to a knee injury, had Suarez shuttle him to and from the Barcelona training facility for rehab sessions. Suarez, being a good friend, happily obliged.

Now, Luis Suarez has given his good buddy Messi a present: some pajamas that Messi appears to be thrilled about.

FC Barcelona Never Had A Chance This Season, With Or Without Messi

It’s easy to predict that, without Lionel Messi, even for just a couple months, the 2015-2016 Barcelona season may be in jeopardy of falling short of expectation, nevermind silverware.

Is Bale More Like Messi Or Ronaldo? His Agent Explains, And It’s A Best Case Scenario.

Can Gareth Bale become the best player in the world? He has the potential, but just what kind of player will he be when and/or if he ascends to that status? What kind of person will he be?

Messi Tax Evasion Trial Back On, Facing 22 months In Prison

We thought he was in the clear. We really did. The Lionel Messi tax evasion case moved forward Thursday with the news that a request from the prosecutors on the case to drop the charges against Messi had been denied by the judge trying the case, the BBC reported.