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Here’s Video Of Lionel Messi’s 2004 Debut For Barcelona

10/17/2014
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Here’s Video Of Lionel Messi’s 2004 Debut For Barcelona

Ten years ago this week, Lionel Messi first stepped on the pitch for FC Barcelona. Thank God. Here’s footage of that momentous occasion that sparked a career that has brought, and continues to bring, a lot of people a lot of joy.

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El Clásico Recap: Barcelona Thrives; Real Madrid Whines [with photos and video]

03/24/2014
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El Clásico Recap: Barcelona Thrives; Real Madrid Whines [with photos and video]

FC Barcelona won a typically mesmerizing El Clásico vs. Real Madrid on Sunday. The final score was 4-3. It pulled Barca back within one point of the La Liga lead. A loss would have knocked them out of contention. Lionel Messi, the G.O.A.T., scored a hat trick in the match (though two were from the…

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You Need To See Lionel Messi’s Free Kick Vs. Almeira

03/03/2014
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You Need To See Lionel Messi’s Free Kick Vs. Almeira

Oh my. Oh me oh my. Lionel Messi is getting himself back to peak form just in time for the World Cup, is he not? I shouldn’t be amazed by his magic on the pitch, after seeing so many indescribable tricks so far in the past several years. But sweet Jesus, look at the bend…

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OMG OMG OMG, 60 Minutes Is Doing A Segment On Barca This Sunday Night

01/04/2013
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OMG OMG OMG, 60 Minutes Is Doing A Segment On Barca This Sunday Night

Programming Note: “Many soccer fans believe that Barcelona’s professional team is the best there is. Some even think it’s the best collection of players ever assembled in the sport’s 150 year history. Bob Simon profiles the Spanish “football” club and the training system it built that produces such gifted players that nearly 70 percent of…

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Watch The 91 Goals That Lionel Messi Scored In 2012

12/26/2012
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Watch The 91 Goals That Lionel Messi Scored In 2012

Yeah, yeah, I know, I posted a video of the first 86 of these earlier in December. But you know what, this is for the historical record and when it comes to Messi, the historical record need be accurate. So here: Also, check out @PolkPanther‘s stellar graphic mapping the spot from where each of Messi’s…

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Here’s a Great Shot of Lionel Messi After Xavi’s Decisive Goal vs. Granada

09/22/2012
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Here’s a Great Shot of Lionel Messi After Xavi’s Decisive Goal vs. Granada

So, I didn’t get home from a friend’s daughter’s third birthday party until the 79th minute of today’s Barcelona/Granada match. But oh, those lingering minutes were something else. For a team that hasn’t beaten Barca in about forever, theirs was a stoic stand. Alas for them, it was not to be when Xavi plunked one…

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Watch Lionel Messi Strike A Damn-Near-Perfect Free Kick

08/30/2012
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Watch Lionel Messi Strike A Damn-Near-Perfect Free Kick

Sure, Barca lost to Real Madrid on aggregate in the Super Copa due to today’s 2-1 loss. And sure Cristiano Ronaldo had a sweet goal of his own. But sweet Christ, check this Lionel Messi goal out.

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Louden, Lionel and Luis All Had Pretty Good Days on the Pitch

08/26/2012
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Louden, Lionel and Luis All Had Pretty Good Days on the Pitch

On the American side of the Atlantic, Louden Hickey seemingly displayed mind-control over a soccer ball on a pitch in Philadelphia. And on the European side? Well, Lionel Messi decided to score two goals in the final 16 minutes of a La Liga match vs. Osasuna to, you know, mark the first time the club…

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With This Video, I Rest My “Messi Is The Greatest Soccer Player On Earth” Argument

04/01/2012
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With This Video, I Rest My “Messi Is The Greatest Soccer Player On Earth” Argument

You won’t see very many goals from Lionel Messi in this five-minute video. But you will see ample evidence that he is so far beyond magisterial it’s absurd. He makes Michael Jordan seem pedestrian. And, if he could just win a World Cup, he’d be the indisputable GOAT. (Thanks to ‏@ericreinke for steering me toward…

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Have 14 Minutes To Spare? Watch Lionel Messi’s 234 Goals

03/21/2012
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Have 14 Minutes To Spare? Watch Lionel Messi’s 234 Goals

A long time ago, I posted a link to a video of 222 goals scored by the greatest soccer player on Earth, Lionel Messi. It was 13:18 long. That was in February. Well, now it’s March. And, the greatest soccer player on Earth, Lionel Messi, has broken the all-time FC Barcelona scoring record with 234…

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