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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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Ajax vs. Barcelona, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Nov 5 2014 2:00am CST | Source: SBNation

Barca can clinch a place in the Round of 16 with a win over Ajax and some help from PSG. After a promising start to the season, things have gone horribly wrong for Barcelona over the past two weeks. First they suffered a humiliating loss against rivals Real Madrid in the Clásico, following it up a week later with a stunning 1-0 home defeat against Celta Vigo. Losing to Madrid is one thing, but losing to Celta at home ... that's clos ...
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Barcelona's Luis Suárez on his return to Ajax

Nov 4 2014 12:25pm CST | Source: UEFA.com - News

As Luis Suárez prepares for a double return – to the UEFA Champions League and to AFC Ajax – he discusses playing with Lionel Messi and why he will not celebrate ...
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Top 10 Moments from World Football in October

Nov 4 2014 7:58am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Football's winter months are well and truly upon us.  With October finished, most European leagues are already past the quarter stage and just weeks away from a winter break, or—in the Premier League's case—the most hectic part of the year. As ever, the past month provided numerous memorable moments, highlights and major talking points. Here's a collection of some of the best.   Bayern Munich Make a Champions League Statement We start with ...
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Champions League 2014 schedule, scores and results from Matchday 4

Nov 4 2014 3:13am CST | Source: SBNation

Liverpool's visit to Real Madrid looks to be the highlight of Tuesday, while on Wednesday, we'll be watching to see if Roma can come back from their horrible loss to Bayern Munich. It's been only two weeks since we last experienced Champions League football, but a few of these clubs have had plenty of time to...get sucker-punched? Come back to reality? Learn a lesson? Whatever you want to call it, some teams have had a rough time of it in domestic competition. ...
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Champions League 2014 schedule, scores and results from Matchday 4

Nov 4 2014 3:09am CST | Source: SBNation

Liverpool's visit to Real Madrid looks to be the highlight of Tuesday, while on Wednesday, we'll be watching to see if Roma can come back from their horrible loss to Bayern Munich. It's been only two weeks since we last experienced Champions League football, but a few of these clubs have had plenty of time to...get sucker-punched? Come back to reality? Learn a lesson? Whatever you want ...
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Liverpool News And Rumour Roundup: Gerrard Could Make USA Exit And Reds Face Rivals For Shaqiri

Nov 3 2014 4:25am CST | Source: CaughtOffside

Monday's Liverpool news and transfer rumour gossip. SEE MORE: Arsenal v Anderlecht Live Streaming And Champions League Guide Cavani Arsenal: Edinson Cavani claims a move to Arsenal or Liverpool is 'possible'. Crystal Palace v Sunderland LIve Streaming & Premier League Preview: Steven Gerrard could be set to swap England for the USA – with the New York Cosmos a potential destination for the Liverpool ca ...
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Most Creative Players In Europe: Manchester United And Chelsea Reject Feature Amongst Top Key Passers

Nov 1 2014 2:32am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Which European players have played the most key passes this season so far? Creativity is a difficult thing to measure in football, but these players have the greatest number of "key passes". A key pass is defined as a pass that leading to its recipient having a shot on goal without scoring, as opposed to an assist where the recipient does score. SEE MORE: Top Ligue 1 Signings - Best Players Available In January. Man ...
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La Liga Results 2014 Week 10: Tracking Final Scores and Top Scorers for Matchday

Oct 31 2014 5:28pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The top stars in Spanish football will once again take to the pitch in Week 10 of the 2014-15 La Liga season, with another full slate of fixtures on the schedule. Top scorers Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi will all be in action on Saturday, as Barcelona host Celta Vigo and Real Madrid play Granada. Sunday's clash between Villarreal and Valencia will take the headlines, as it carries big implications in the race for the European spots, while Sev ...
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Five Reasons Pep Guardiola Would Be The Wrong Choice For Arsenal’s Next Manager

Oct 31 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Why Gunners should think twice before appointing Spaniard. A recent report from the London Evening Standard suggests that Arsenal could have a deal in place to appoint Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola as their next manager in 2016. SEE ALSO: Manchester City v Manchester United Live Streaming Guide And Premier League Preview Bournemouth v Brighton Live Streaming & Championship Match Preview Guardiola Arsenal - Bayern boss to succeed Wenger in 2016 On the face of it, ...
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Live Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo Streaming And La Liga Match Preview: Suarez Set To Make Competitive Home Debut

Oct 31 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Read a full match preview and find out how you can watch live streaming of Barcelona's La Liga clash against Celta Vigo from the Nou Camp. Where: Nou Camp, Barcelona When: 19:00 GMT, Sat 1st Nov Watch live: Click here to watch on NowTV from Sky! Barcelona will be looking to put their El Clasico disappointment behind them on Saturday evening as they look to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat in Madrid by putting Celta ...
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