Lionel Messi

This Video Proves Ronaldo And Messi Are Actually Best Friends

No amount of wishing can make this video real.

We know this because the amount of wishing we're using to wish this video was real would kill a lesser soccer website. Kill it stone dead.

Messi Avoids Tax Fraud, But His Father May Face Jail Time

While Lionel Messi will certainly be disappointed with the knee injury suffered against Las Palmas late last month, there is at least some silver lining in his personal life. Spanish prosecutors have dropped charges of tax fraud against the Argentine phenom. His father – Jorge Messi – however, was not as fortunate. For Messi charges dropped; for his father the hammer might drop.

Messi Goal In The Copa Del Rey Final

Is there anything he can't do?! No. Is this his best goal ever? WE DON'T KNOW. This Lionel Messi goal in The Copa Del Rey final just might win the award for the greatest La Pulga goal ever. But what about his goal vs Getafe? Or when he ended Jerome Boateng? And dozens of others that we simply just can't mention because then this post would get way too long. Here's the deal. Messi is the greatest player of the generation. I don't think most players would even try to do what he did in this goal, let alone actually pull it off. 

Lionel Messi Thanks His Fans For Their Support

Lionel Messi is probably the most popular footballer in the world, if not the most popular athlete in the world. Heck, he might even be the most popular person in the world. 

And so, when Messi was injured this weekend, tearing a knee ligament, he received an outpouring of support from his legions of fans. 

Messi is expected to be out for about 7-8 weeks, which is a long time for a high-level athlete to go without being active. He'll probably get bored and antsy, so having the support of his fans is huge.

Lionel Messi Got Injured. His Chauffeur Is One Of The Best Players In The World.

It's good to have friends.

Lionel Messi is injured, much to the dismay of the greater soccer-following population.

Messi's teammates, though, are not fazed, and have rallied around their star right-winger in his hour of need.

Case in point: someone needed to drive Messi to the training facility (he's probably on pain meds or something). The good samaritan who ended up chauffering the hobbled Messi to and from practice: Luis Suarez.

Lionel Messi INJURED In Barcelona v Las Palmas Match: Out 7-8 Weeks

Well Barcelona fans, the unthinkable has happened. OK, that’s a little over dramatic, but Lionel Messi is injured.

Watch: Messi And Ronaldo Take Their Rivalry To The Next Level

Well, the rivalry between the two best footballers in the world has taken a turn for the more intense. 

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had a heated confrontation on the pitch during a recent Classico. Harsh words were exchanged. Gestures were used in an angry manner. Not surprising from two of the most competitive people on the planet, but goodness guys there were children watching.

What Is Lionel Messi's Net Worth? And How Much Is His Salary?

Lionel Messi is one of the richest athletes in the world in 2015. He may not be the richest soccer player – that honor goes to Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid – but he's certainly close. And, as of 2014, Lionel Messi had the highest salary (overall earnings) of any footballer.

So exactly how much is Messi worth, and how much does he get paid?

Messi Almost Went To Liga MX. Seriously.

I am not one to say "I told you so."

That was a bold-faced lie. I am totally one to say "I told you so," and that's why I am saying "I told you so."

Or, rather, I almost told you so.

Some months ago I wrote an article that argued the merits of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona and joining Liga MX side Queretaro.

The Unbelievable Effect Messi Has On Barcelona, Explained By Neymar

It is incredibly hard for an individual player to have an affect on a soccer match. The game is comprised of 22 players that at any one time could be making more of an impact than any one player. There could be a defensive battle on the left side of the field that renders the right winger a spectator. The left-back in a defense could be such a defensive liability that the opposing attack choses to go nowhere else but through him, leaving the corresponding right back to do little more than mark space in solitude.