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Messi greatest of this generation: Desailly
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Messi greatest of this generation: Desailly

Feb 26 2013, 8:26am CST | by

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (IANS) Former France captain and footballing legend Marcel Desailly paid tribute to Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who scored 91 goals in 2012, beating Gerd Muller's all-time record of 85 which dates back to 1972.

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 — Former France captain and footballing legend Marcel Desailly paid tribute to Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who scored 91 goals in 2012, beating Gerd Muller's...

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Messi greatest of this generation: Desailly

Feb 26 2013, 8:26am CST | by

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (IANS) Former France captain and footballing legend Marcel Desailly paid tribute to Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who scored 91 goals in 2012, beating Gerd Muller's all-time record of 85 which dates back to 1972.

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 — Former France captain and footballing legend Marcel Desailly paid tribute to Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who scored 91 goals in 2012, beating Gerd Muller's all-time record of 85 which dates back to 1972.

Desailly said: "Lionel Messi is just extraordinary, a phenomenon. Many footballers have great seasons but he just keeps producing them year after year. His opponents know how dangerous he is but they just cannot find a way to stop him scoring. He is without doubt the greatest player of this generation and as a goalscorer one of the greatest players of all time."

"And we should remember that he has achieved all this by the time he is 25. Who knows what he can achieve by the time he stops playing. Even now, I would put him in the same class as di Stefano, Cruyff, Maradona and Pele," added Desailly.

In the most prolific year of his career, Messi also overtook the great Pele, who scored 75 goals in 1958, also becoming the first man to be named FIFA World Footballer of the Year four times.

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Real Madrid brush aside Liverpool at Anfield

Oct 22 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win. While Tuesday night’s 40-goal bonanza never looked like being matched, there was still drama elsewhere as Arsenal scraped a 2-1 win at Anderlecht with late goals from defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski — a peripheral player this season. German s ...
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Real Madrid brush aside Liverpool at Anfield

Oct 22 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win. While Tuesday night’s 40-goal bonanza never looked like being matched, there was still drama elsewhere as Arsenal scraped a 2-1 win at Anderlecht with late goals from defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski — a peripheral player this ...
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Real Madrid brush aside Liverpool at Anfield

Oct 22 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win. While Tuesday night’s 40-goal bonanza never looked like being matched, there was still drama elsewhere as Arsenal scraped a 2-1 win at Anderlecht with late goals from defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski — a peripheral pla ...
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Real Madrid brush aside Liverpool at Anfield

Oct 22 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win. While Tuesday night’s 40-goal bonanza never looked like being matched, there was still drama elsewhere as Arsenal scraped a 2-1 win at Anderlecht with late goals from defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski — a peripheral pl ...
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Barcelona 2 Ajax 1: comfortable win for Lionel Messi and Co. despite late scare

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Luis Suarez is in the stands for Barcelona’s game against Ajax, the last match of his ban

Oct 21 2014 3:24pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Picture: Luis Suarez at the game #fcblive [via @nogolipo] pic.twitter.com/LMazoCqXl4— barcastuff (@barcastuff) October 21, 2014Luis Suarez is in attendance for Barcelona’s Champions League game against Ajax, the last match of his ban.The Uruguayan hasn’t played competitive football since biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in Brazil but will have the chance to sink his teeth into Real Madrid this weekend.Is there a grander stage for a player to make their debu ...
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