Messi hat trick takes him past Maradona & into joint second in Argentina top scorers list

Argentina have had two recent draws in World Cup qualifying, 0-0 at home to Colombia and 1-1 away to Ecuador, and are now assured of at least a playoff place for Brazil 2014 - one win from their remaining three games is enough to secure their place. On Friday night, they celebrated with a friendly... Continue Reading →

Messi completes an unforgettable season with an Argentina hat trick to down Brazil 4-3 (video)

The curtain came down on the 2011-12 season for Argentina's Europe-based players today, when they took on Brazil (or rather more accurately, Brazil's likely Olympic Football Tournament team) in a friendly at New Meadowlands in New Jersey. The match was a veritable goalfest, and ended 4-3 to Argentina with Lionel Messi thoroughly overshadowing opposing forward... Continue Reading →

All very predictable

It's so dull watching Lionel Messi, isn't it? It would be so much more interesting if he was poor now and then, but it just never seems to happen. On Tuesday he was at it again, scoring a hat-trick away to Maxi Rodríguez's and Ever Banega's Atlético de Madrid (Sergio Agüero didn't play) as Barcelona... Continue Reading →

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