Irresistible Argentinian steals the show again to leave his old master grasping for a system.
Lionel Messi saw arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo beat him to the Ballon d'Or in Zurich and then reignited speculation over his own future.
Frank Lampard believes teammate Sergio Aguero can be compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after his win against Bayern Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo is slowly surpassing Argentine rival Lionel Messi's record goal scoring.
With Argentina up against Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, Lionel Messi now has the stage to secure his place among the greats.
Lionel Messi's hat-trick away from home gave Barcelona the victory over Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico.
Few believed anyone would reclaim the Ballon d'Or from Lionel Messi – but most didn't bargain on Cristiano Ronaldo's tenacity to win the prize.
Choking with emotion after accepting his award, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the Ballon d'Or title - a prize Lionel Messi has dominated for four years.
Brazilian great Pele has finally been awarded a Ballon d'Or, despite retiring in 1977.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi has torn a muscle in his left hamstring, meaning he will sidelined for six to eight weeks.
Lionel Messi has been ruled out for two to three weeks after suffering a thigh injury in the Barcelona game against Almeria.
The European Champions League group stage has kicked off with a hat-trick, a shock defeat and late-goal game changers.
Lionel Messi's lawyers say the tax fraud allegations against the Barcelona striker are baseless and that he will settle any obligations if needed.
Lionel Messi's spotless image as the world's greatest footballer has taken a stunning blow with accusations that he cheated on his taxes.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and his father have been accused by Spanish tax authorities of defrauding the state of more than $5.3-million.
Barcelona's Tito Vilanova expects Lionel Messi to be fit for his side's trip to Atletico Madrid, in hopes to seal their fourth title in five years.
Barcelona has admitted that overturning a 4-0 first-leg defeat to Bayern in the Champions League semifinal depends on the fitness of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona was a city in mourning after Barca's 4-0 meltdown at Bayern Munich in a one-sided Champions League semifinal first leg.