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Highlights: Valencia 2-3 Barcelona (Lionel Messi Hat-trick)

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Valencia 3-2 in a thrilling match at the Mestalla. Messi’s first half treble was the second time he has netted a hat-trick against Los Che and after practically walking in his first and shooting home his second, the four-time World Player of the Year neatly swept in his third as the reigning champions threatened to run riot. Nevertheless, hosts Valencia rallied back admirably and scored twice before the break thanks to a brace from Helder Postiga. Messi ... Continue Reading →

Lionel Messi Accused Of Bullying & Insulting Teammates!

Lionel Messi has been accused of bullying and making team-mates cry after sensational reports in Spain concerning his behaviour were leaked! According to reports emerging from Spain, Messi has had more than a few choice and harsh words to say to fellow Barca team-mates who he believes are not on his level. The reports also suggest that Messi is frequently keen to assert his ‘special star’ status at the club with his conduct being often overlooked by the Nou Camp hierarchy keen to do everything ... Continue Reading →
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Barcelona Win Spanish Super Cup

Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup after a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid secured an away goals win for the reigning champions. The triumph was Tata Martino’s premier silverware as the new Barcelona boss bringing La Blaugrana’s total Super Cup haul to a record eleven. The match was best remembered for Lionel Messi missing an 88th minute penalty kick although Neymar’s goal in the first leg at the Vicente Calderón (1-1) was enough for Barça to win the first official title of the season. ... Continue Reading →
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Barcelona Win Without Lionel Messi!

Barcelona grabbed three precious points against a robust Malaga side at the Estadio La Rosaleda as they kept up their 100% start to the new season All of this without a certain Lionel Messi who picked up a thigh injury during the Spanish champions’ 1-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg clash at Atletico Madrid. Tweet Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona; Spanish Super Cup; Messi Injured

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Vicente Calderon with Lionel Messi suffering a suspected thigh injury. Messi was substituted at half-time for Cesc Fabregas due to precaution for pain in the back of his left thigh caused by a knock. The club are now awaiting results of a scan to determine the extent of the injury. The Spanish champions, playing their fifth successive Supercopa de Espana match, were trailing 1-0 courtesy ... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Lionel Messi & Mario Balotelli Meet Pope Francis!

Lionel Messi and Mario Balotelli shared a smile and a joke with Pope Francis ahead of a friendly between Argentina and Italy. The Pontiff greeted both Italy and Argentina’s football squads ahead of a mouthwatering friendly between the two nations at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. The new Pope then spoke movingly about the need for all the players to take their celebrity status seriously and realize the power of influence they have over thousands and thousands of people, particularly young children. ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Neymar Scores Amazing 45-Yard Lob!

Neymar scored the pick of the goals with a 45 yard lob during a charity match between Lionel Messi and friends vs the rest of the world. Fresh from guiding his country to Confederations Cup success, the Brazilian star wore the colours of ‘the rest of the world’ during Wednesday’s charity match in Peru against Lionel Messi’s friends. Messi’s team eventually an out 8-5 winners but the real winners were the hundreds who will benefit monetarily from this very entertaining ... Continue Reading →
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Pictures: Lionel Messi In A Real Madrid Kit Ronaldo In Barcelona Kit

Not really news but thought that the picture looked awesome. Lionel Messi in a Real Madrid shirt and Cristiano Ronaldo in a Barcelona kit. Of course it will never happen but it is the sort of thing you only see in Pro Evolution Master League’s so do allow yourself and us to dream! Tweet Continue Reading →

‘Barcelona Should Sell Lionel Messi!’ Suggests Johan Cruyff

No this is not a misprint. Johan Cruyff has suggested that Barcelona ought to sell Lionel Messi following the purchase of Neymar! We at In The Stands almost spat our coffees out in shock upon reading the words of Cruyff. The Dutch legend really believes that his former club should consider selling the four-time Player of the Year and the club’s all time top goalscorer following the arrival of €57 million Neymar from Santos. “With Neymar on board, I would have planned for the possibility ... Continue Reading →

Areselona: The Movie

So, have any of you lot watched a chick flick? No? Well you are a fucking liar. You’re on a football site – so you must, therefore, like football – and like most of us, you probably watched, over the last two weeks, snipits of, what is, essentially, a film made for a girl, or, what the sporting community like to call it…barca-fucking-lona. Yes, it starts with the nice guy, losing. Thee nice guy of football, on it’s knees after falling to thr might of an Italian. A sexy ... Continue Reading →

Cristiano Ronaldo Slams Lionel Messi After Denmark Taunts!

Cristiano Ronaldo launched a stinging attack on Lionel Messi after being jeered by Danish fans during Portugal’s 3-2 win over Denmark. Ronaldo was subjected to merciless taunts as Danish fans chanted Lionel Messi’s name whenever the Portuguese captain touched the ball. It appeared to work magic as well as Ronaldo contrived to miss two one-on-one’s, both with the goal gaping as the world’s most expensive player put in another average performance for La Selecção. Asked about ... Continue Reading →

Argentina 4-3 Brazil: VIDEO Highlights

Argentina edged Brazil 4-3 in a thrilling friendly match with Lionel Messi grabbing the games seventh and decisive goal. The only problem here was that the whole of Europe was watching the Germany vs Portugal game, so sadly Messi’s brilliance escaped our radars. It’s a God damn shame! But as ever we at In The Stands bring forth the highlights and trust us these are a set of highlights you must NOT miss! Tweet Continue Reading →