His opening goal, which came after only two minutes and eight seconds, was also the fastest of his career, as Barcelona advanced to the quarter-finals of the competition for the eleventh consecutive season. Lionel Messi is bij Barcelona in het bezit van een aflopend contract en wilde afgelopen zomer eigenlijk al vertrekken, waardoor er nu de nodige speculatie over zijn toekomst is. While all eyes were on Lionel Messi following the turmoil that almost saw the striker leave the club this summer, his precocious pretender stole the headlines by taking just 15 minutes to open Barcelona's account for the season in spectacular style as they entertained Villarreal.  In February 2001, the family relocated to Barcelona, where they moved into an apartment near the club's stadium, Camp Nou.  As the season's top assist provider with 18 he surpassed Luís Figo with the most assists in La Liga;[note 3] he made his record 106th assist in a fixture against Levante on 15 February, in which he also scored a hat-trick. Das Messie-Syndrom und seine Ursachen.  On 30 June 2017, he married Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel named Hotel City Center in Rosario with about 260 guests attending his wedding. On 14 December, an ultimatum was issued for Barcelona to prove their commitment, and Rexach, with no other paper at hand, offered a contract on a paper napkin.  In 2020, Messi became the second footballer (and second athlete in a team sport), after Cristiano Ronaldo, to surpass $1 billion in earnings during their careers.  Messi scored twice as Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao 3–1 in the Copa del Rey final on 30 May, achieving the sixth double in their history. He scored two penalties in their 2–1 victory over Nigeria, clinching Argentina's fifth championship and finishing the tournament as top scorer with 6 goals. 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", "How Does Lionel Messi Stack up against Football Legends? , – Messi on reversing his decision to leave Barcelona in an interview with Goal on 4 September 2020. , On 27 April, Messi came off the bench and scored the only goal in a 1–0 home win over Levante, which allowed Barcelona to clinch the league title; this was his 450th La Liga appearance, and his first league title as Barcelona's captain. Messi consequently started the game against the Netherlands, a 0–0 draw, as they won their group on goal differential.   Facing the judge, he said, "I just played football. His first goal was also his 10th league goal of the season, making him the first player ever to reach double figures in La Liga for 13 consecutive seasons.  On 30 June, he scored a panenka in a 2–2 home draw against Atlético Madrid in La Liga, to reach his 700th goal in his senior career for Barcelona and Argentina. " Beyond his individual qualities, he is also a well-rounded, hard-working team player, known for his creative combinations, in particular with former Barcelona midfielders Xavi and Andrés Iniesta. “Messi's marriage to Barça has given both [parties] a lot, much joy to the fans, and internally we are working to convince Messi, to find the best solution for Barça and for Messi.” De complete spelerspagina van Lionel Messi (Barcelona) op Voetbalzone. After a 3–0 semi-final victory over Brazil, Messi assisted the only goal in the final as Argentina defeated Nigeria to claim Olympic gold medals. Door de...Lees verder.  Although he managed to score 16 goals during the 2007–08 campaign, the second half of his season was again marred by injuries after he suffered a torn hamstring on 15 December.  On 7 January 2018, Messi made his 400th La Liga appearance with Barcelona in a 3–0 home win over Levante, marking the occasion with his 144th league assist and 365th league goal for the club, the latter of which saw him equal Gerd Müller's record for the most league goals scored for the same club in one of Europe's top five divisions. He has often been described as a conjurer, creating goals and opportunities where seemingly none exist. At the quarter-final stage, where the group winners faced Peru, he scored the second goal of a 4–0 victory that saw them through to the semi-final, during which he chipped the ball over Mexico's goalkeeper to ensure another 3–0 win. , – Arsène Wenger commends Messi for his four–goal display against Arsenal in April 2010. His style of play as a diminutive, left-footed dribbler drew comparisons with his compatriot Diego Maradona, who described Messi as his successor. For other uses, see, "When you saw him you would think: this kid can't play ball. They were kicking him all over the place to avoid being ridiculed by this kid, he just got up and kept on playing. In de 74 minuut mocht hij het veld betreden als vervanger voor Fernando Navarro. It took a lot for Lionel Messi to finally break, but eventually he did, on a sticky night in Lisbon this summer.  He finished the season with 53 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, becoming Barcelona's all-time single-season top scorer and the first player in Spanish football to reach the 50-goal benchmark. 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Lionel Messi, laatste nieuws & geruchten, spelersprofiel, gedetailleerde statisieken, carrière-details en transferinformatie voor de Barcelona speler, aangeboden door Goal.com.  After his first training session with the senior squad, Barça's new star player, Ronaldinho, told his teammates that he believed the 16-year-old would become an even better player than himself.  Under manager Ernesto Valverde, Messi played in a variety of roles. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. After Barcelona lost the Copa del Rey final four days later, Messi scored both goals in his side's 2–0 win in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals in Madrid, the second of which – a slaloming dribble past three Real players – was acclaimed as one of the best ever in the competition.  Sampaoli stated, "we quite simply couldn't pass to him to help him generate the situations he is used to. He helped save them from the relegation zone of the Tercera División, scoring five goals in ten games, including a hat-trick in eight minutes during a Copa del Rey match while man-marked by Sevilla's Sergio Ramos.  You go around the world and people say, 'he's the top scorer for the Argentina national team.' Messi then helped the team secure their place in the 2014 World Cup with a 5–2 victory over Paraguay on 10 September 2013; in addition to providing an assist, he scored twice from a penalty kick, taking his international tally to 37 goals to become Argentina's second-highest goalscorer behind Batistuta. Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache.  On 13 September 2016, Messi scored his first hat-trick of the season in the opening game of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League campaign against Celtic in a 7–0 victory; this was also Messi's sixth hat-trick in the Champions League, the most by any player.  In April 2015, Messi confirmed on Facebook that they were expecting another child.  Overall, Messi scored four goals in 18 appearances during the qualifying process. With Johan Cruijff, Lionel Messi, Kike Domínguez, Álex García. We worked to give him the ball but the opponent also worked hard to prevent him from getting the ball. After he suffered a hamstring strain on 2 April, during the first quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain, his appearances became sporadic. All the decline of recent times was hidden by this unrivalled genius [Messi]", "I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentinian football and his name is Messi.  After he had scored 8 goals in 25 games, including his first in the Champions League, in a 5–0 win over Panathinaikos on 2 November 2005, his season ended prematurely during the return leg against Chelsea on 7 March 2006, when he suffered a torn hamstring. , Tactically, Messi plays in a free attacking role; a versatile player, he is capable of attacking on either wing or through the centre of the pitch. , On 18 June 2016, in the quarter-final of the Copa América against Venezuela, Messi produced another man of the match performance, assisting two goals and scoring another in a 4–1 victory, which enabled him to equal Gabriel Batistuta's national record of 54 goals in official international matches.  On 20 October, Messi scored and assisted in a 4–2 home win over Sevilla, but was later forced off in the 26th minute after falling awkwardly and injuring his right arm; tests later confirmed that he had fractured his radial bone, ruling him out for approximately three weeks.  At the semi-final stage, Messi excelled as playmaker as he provided three assists and helped create three more goals in his side's 6–1 victory over Paraguay, receiving applause from the initially hostile crowd. Messi war anderer Meinung, und weil er im Team noch immer der Boss ist, war Piqué nur Tage später in einem Interview darum bemüht, den Vorfall zu relativieren. Initially, he was merely one of many young Argentine players, including his boyhood idol Pablo Aimar, to receive the "New Maradona" moniker, but as his career progressed, Messi proved his similarity beyond all previous contenders, establishing himself as the greatest player Argentina had produced since Maradona. Ausgerechnet Lionel Messi, das Idol von Millionen, streikt, um seinen Abgang vom FC Barcelona zu erzwingen.  Despite having lived in Spain since age 13, Messi has said: "Argentina is my country, my family, my way of expressing myself. , Due to his short stature, Messi has a lower centre of gravity than taller players, which gives him greater agility, allowing him to change direction more quickly and evade opposing tackles; this has led the Spanish media to dub him La Pulga Atómica ("The Atomic Flea"). While he occasionally continued to be deployed in a deeper role, from which he could make runs from behind into the box, or even on the right wing or as a false nine, he was also used in a more offensive, central role in a 4–2–3–1, or as a second striker in a 4–4–2 formation, where he was once again given the licence to drop deep, link-up with midfielders, orchestrate his teams attacking plays, and create chances for his attacking partner Suárez. , Ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Barcelona legally barred Messi from representing Argentina at the tournament as it coincided with their Champions League qualifying matches.  As the league's top scorer with 34 goals (again tying Ronaldo's record), he helped Barcelona win a second consecutive La Liga trophy with only a single defeat. , At the start of 2015, Barcelona were perceived to be headed for another disappointing end to the season, with renewed speculation in the media that Messi was leaving the club.  In a surprise defeat, Argentina lost the final 3–0 to a Brazil squad that lacked several of the nation's best players. Upon his appointment in August 2011, Sabella awarded the 24-year-old Messi the captaincy of the squad, in accord with then-captain Javier Mascherano.  On 27 May, Messi scored a goal and set up another for Paco Alcácer in the 2017 Copa del Rey Final, helping Barcelona to a 3–1 victory over Alavés, and was named Man of the Match.  His short, strong legs allow him to excel in short bursts of acceleration while his quick feet enable him to retain control of the ball when dribbling at speed.