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Messi out for between 6 and 8 weeks

Messi will not play again in 2013

Leo Messi has a torn hamstring muscle in his left thigh and is expected to miss the next 6 to 8 weeks. The first phase of Messi’s recovery will be covered in Barcelona and he will then travel to Buenos Aires.

Messi was substituted on 19 minutes of the Betis- Barça game on 10 November 2013. The game was Messi’s 16th game of the season, during which he has scored 14 goals.

This is Messi’s third injury this season, on August 21st in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, he suffered a bruised thigh which kept him out for a week and then against Almeria on September 28th, he suffered a small muscle tear in his right thigh which kept him on the sidelines for three weeks.

Messi Injured Again - And It is good if he used it to rest before Brazil 2014

Messi Injured Again – And It is good if he used it to rest before Brazil 2014

Messi has had a string of similar injuries in 2012-2013 season. He was forced to sit out much of the tail end of last season with a hamstring problem. As a result of his injury, Messi is likely to miss the games against Granada, Ajax, Celtic, Villarreal and Getafe, as well as both legs of the Copa del Rey clash with Cartagena.

The bigger result of the injury is seeing Cristiano Ronaldo (or maybe Franck Ribéry – for political reasons) crowned as the best in the world and the winner of the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’OR.

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Lionel Messi Spends a Red Night with a Stripper

Messi has allegedly been spotted in a strip club in Las Vegas

Lionel Messi has reported back to action with his club FC Barcelona after a busy summer playing charity games and  spending some quality time with his son Thiago, girlfriend Antonella, and Cesc Fabregas and Daniella. 

Yet, Argentina’s Pronto magazine published some pictures that will surely make the headlines for sometimes. The photos feature Messi in a strip club in Las Vegas while he is having some good time with a stripper. The photos are not that clear and they might be photoshoped or fake. They were taken, and as per the magazine, after the ‘Messi and Friends’ charity game in Chicago.

Genuine or not, these photos will add to Messi’s recent woes of tax fraud accusations. However, they are just a proof that Messi is following the steps of Maradona. Some main components are missing though; drugs a world cup and beating the press.

Messi with a Stripper in Las Vegas

Whether he is with a stripper, Antonella or Thiago, Lionel Messi is surely spending quality time

Lionel Messi’s Son

Lionel Messi is having some quality moments with his family. He just posted his picture with his son Thiago and his girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo.
He captioned the photo saying “Afternoon stroll with Thiago”.

Lionel Messi is currently not 100% fit and may miss the next couple of matches for Barcelona after risking his injury again when he participated in the second half against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.


Lionel Messi Should NOT Play Against P$G

There are a lot of rumors about the ability, readiness, and sanity of Lionel Messi’s participation in the second leg game of the Champions League quarter-finals stage against Paris Saint-Germain.

I am not a doctor, but maybe you are an armchair one. He should not play this game even if the medical team gave him the green light or the go-ahead to. The math is simple:

  • This is only Paris Saint-Germain
  • The away first-leg result is not a bad one
  • The team played a magnificent match without him over the weekend
  • He never took rest
  • An injured player should not be rushed back into action
  • Risking Messi’s career is at stake
  • One match and one season lost are not as important as a forced early retirement

Barcelona need Messi. Messi cannot stay off the pitch. The world loves seeing him. Yet, I ask the guardian angels of football to insert some logic in Messi’s head and persuade him against playing.

Messi said on his Facebook page: "I will return soon, thankfully it was not so serious." Let us hope soon is not 10 April, for his own sake.

Messi said on his Facebook page: “I will return soon, thankfully it was not so serious.” Let us hope soon is not 10 April, for his own sake.

Messi vs Robot Goalkeeper

Japanese Goalkeeper challenges Lionel Messi

Japan always amazes us with new necessary and unnecessary innovations and experiments.

Japanese... enough said!

Japanese… enough said!

Here is the latest experiment featuring Lionel Messi and a robot goalkeeper. I have no idea why it was done or on whose behalf, but it is enjoyable to watch.



A Fortuneteller Predicted Messi’s Injury

Michel Hayek said on 31 December 2012, that Messi will be injured

For those who are not from Lebanon or who do not know who Michel Hayek is, he is “The Millennium Nostradamus”. He is a fortuneteller from Lebanon, renown worldwide for his ability to tell the future and high accuracy.

Michel Hayek makes one appearance per year on live TV, on New Year’s Eve, where he reveals his predictions, forecasts and expectations. On 31 December, 2012, I was watching him and he ended Part 2 of his predictions with a catch phrase: “I am worried about Messi’s foot.”

Michel Hayek Predicted Messi's Injury

Michel Hayek Predicted Messi’s Injury

When I heard that prediction I got angry and wanted it to be among the failed predictions. I even wrote about it at that time, hating him in public in case it came true. When Messi got injured against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals stage I had one idea in mind: Where can I find Michel Hayek to [insert damaging action here]?

Here is the video published by MTV Lebanon TV Channel and edited by myself.

Gold replica of Messi’s Left Foot on Sale in Japan [with VIDEO]

A solid gold replica of Lionel Messi’s left foot, complete with blood vessels and the swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes, was created from a mold of his left foot by Ginza Tanaka – the retailer of precious metals accessories in Asakusa, Tokyo.

The 25 kilogram statue is worth $5.25 million and is due to go on sale on Thursday, 7 March, 2013, along with a number of miniature versions and a solid gold plate of Messi’s footprint, in Tokyo, Japan. [Click HERE for the VIDEO]

Triple Gold

Triple Gold

Part of the profits from the sale will go to help people affected by the quake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago, on Monday, 11 March, 2013, through the Leo Messi Foundation – a charity run by the Messi family.

The Man with the Golden Foot

The Man with the Golden Foot

About the First El Clasico in 2013

Contributing to STC Sports (http://en.stc-sports.com), I chose to speak about…. ya, you guessed right, EL CLASICO! It is actually the fourth El Clasico this season and we might end up seeing seven of them or even eight, if both teams clashed in the Champions League before the Final in Wembley. Here it goes:

What Cristiano Ronaldo does, Messi does it better. Over the weekend, Ronaldo scored a hattrick and hours later, Messi scored a super hattrick. The rivalry between both players seems to have reached a new high for the better of the game, hopefully, and just in time before the most watched game in modern footbal, El Clasico.

Quoting Mourinho, when Madrid plays Barcelona, the world stops. And I agree. You do not… <Continue reading by clicking here>

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: They are both the best and way better than the rest at the moment

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: They are both the best and way better than the rest at the moment

El Clasico – Messi and Ronaldo Video Commercial

El Clasico is in March 2013, and the build up has already started. Al Jazeera Sport made a slick ad to promote the match; featuring Messi and Ronaldo sending SMS’s to each other. Here is the ad: CLICK HERE or Click the image below to watch it.

Click the image to watch the video

Click the image to watch the video


Messi is Injured

If you watched Barcelona vs Benfica in the last game of the Champions League Group Stage, then you are still in tears for seeing Lionel Messi stretched off the pitch. Messi suffered an injury that is feared to be a harsh one. The Argentine forward couldn’t finish the match against Benfica after colliding with Artur – although it was not a real foul. He will undergo further tests to determine the extent of the injury. Here is the video of the incident: http://video.kooora.com/player.aspx?cat=&vid=28150


messi injury against Benfica

Messi might lose the chance to break the scoring record set by Gerd Muller


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