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30 December 2013
Mascherano: Messi making 'fantastic' recovery
Lionel Messi is making a "fantastic" recovery from his thigh injury, according to Barcelona team-mate Javier Mascherano.
27 December 2013
Iniesta plays down Messi row with vice-president
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has played down a recent disagreement between Lionel Messi and club vice-president Javier Faus.
24 December 2013
Toure, Aguero urge Messi to join Man City
Manchester City duo Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero want Lionel Messi to swap the sunny climes of Catalonia for the north of England.
20 December 2013
Messi blasts official over new contract claim
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has slammed the club's vice-president and insisted he has not asked for a new contract.
18 December 2013
Hamstrung Messi making good progress
Barcelona have announced that star striker Lionel Messi is making good progress as he bids to return from a hamstring injury.
17 December 2013
Maradona backs Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or prize
Argentina legend Diego Maradona believes Cristiano Ronaldo is more deserving of the FIFA Ballon d'Or than compatriot Lionel Messi.
10 December 2013
Barca chief: No reason to extend Messi deal
Barcelona vice-president Xavier Faus has claimed he sees no reason why the club should extend Lionel Messi's contract at Camp Nou.
9 December 2013
Messi, Ronaldo, Ribery on Ballon d'Or shortlist
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery are on the final shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or.
5 December 2013
Martino will not rush Messi recovery
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has hinted that Lionel Messi may not be fit in time for the new year.
2 December 2013
Bid farewell to 2013: The year Ribery finally came of age
Joe Brewin reflects on the blossoming of a Bavarian hero - FFT's No.3 in our Top 100...