Lionel Messi: Playing without fans horrible and ugly, says Lionel Messi | Football News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi has explained how tough it has been to play without fans in the last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, likening the experience to a training session. “It’s horrible to play without fans, it’s a very ugly sensation,” Barcelona captain Messi told newspaper Marca on Monday after receiving the ‘Pichichi’ … Read more

Football must innovate after pandemic, says Real Madrid president Perez | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Football must embrace change to remain attractive to fans following the coronavirus pandemic, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Sunday. Alluding to reform of domestic and international competitions without giving concrete details, Perez said Real Madrid would be one of the driving forces in changes to football as they were when the European … Read more

I admire you very much: Pele congratulates Lionel Messi | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Legendary footballer Pele has paid a rich tribute to Lionel Messi after the Barcelona forward equalled the Brazilian legend’s record of being the highest goalscorer ever for a single club. Messi equalled Pele’s tally of 643 goals for Santos with a header at the stroke of halftime in Barcelona’s 2-2 home draw with … Read more

How many goal landmarks left for Lionel Messi? | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Lionel Messi reached a new landmark Saturday by scoring his 643rd goal for Barcelona, equalling the record held by Pele for goals recorded for the same club, but who is football‘s greatest marksman? Messi’s latest achievement came in the 2-2 draw with Valencia when the 33-year-old headed in from Jordi Alba’s cross after his … Read more

Messi equals Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club | Football News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi equalled Pele‘s record of 643 goals for a single club after scoring for Barcelona against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. The Argentine, 33, hit the milestone goal with a diving header just before halftime immediately after his penalty was saved by Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech. Pele scored 643 goals in 19 … Read more

Karim Benzema fires Real level with Liga leaders Sociedad | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid‘s blushes on Tuesday with the winning brace which shot the reigning champions to a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao that draws them level on points with La Liga Leaders Real Sociedad. Frenchman Benzema headed home a cross from Dani Carvajal with 16 minutes remaining to put Real ahead against … Read more