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Messi scores late as Miami hold LA Galaxy 1-1

Messi scores late as Miami hold LA Galaxy 1-1

After executing a give-and-go pass sequence with Alba, his long-time Barcelona teammate, Messi slid forward and chipped a shot into the roof of the net above Galaxy goalkeeper John McCarthy

27 February,2024 07:45 AM IST | Carson, California (USA) | AP | PTI
Argentina friendly in mainland China cancelled as anger over Messi’s absence

Argentina friendly in mainland China cancelled as anger over Messi’s absence

World Cup champion Argentina, captained by Messi, last month scheduled a tour of China during the international break from March 18-26.

11 February,2024 07:08 AM IST | Hong Kong | AFP
Leo Messi’s HK no-show sparks outrage in China

Leo Messi’s HK no-show sparks outrage in China

The Argentine ace and his team Inter Miami sparked fury in Hong Kong from fans on Sunday when he did not play in a friendly, citing injury

10 February,2024 08:05 AM IST | Beijing | AFP
Messi wows Tokyo fans despite defeat to Kobe

Messi wows Tokyo fans despite defeat to Kobe

He started on the bench in Inter Miami’s pre-season game against J-League side Kobe, worrying 28,614 spectators at Tokyo’s National Stadium, who chanted “Messi, Messi” in sporadic attempts to bring out the star

08 February,2024 07:35 AM IST | Tokyo | AFP
Injured Messi may miss Japan friendly

Injured Messi may miss Japan friendly

Excitement has been building for the friendly at Tokyo’s National Stadium, with Inter Miami’s pink colours adorning parts of the city’s trendy Shibuya district

07 February,2024 06:25 AM IST | Tokyo | AFP
Match organisers ‘deeply regret’ Messi no-show

Match organisers ‘deeply regret’ Messi no-show

Instead the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has a leg muscle strain, stayed on the bench throughout Inter Miami’s 4-1 win against a Hong Kong select XI

06 February,2024 07:35 AM IST | Hong Kong | AFP
Messi, Beckham booed after superstar sits out of HK friendly

Messi, Beckham booed after superstar sits out of HK friendly

It brought a show of anger from the near-capacity crowd of 38,323 who had paid upwards of 1,000 Hong Kong dollars ($125) to see their hero, and in many cases a lot more

05 February,2024 07:50 AM IST | Hong Kong | AFP
Messi mania hits HK

Messi mania hits HK

Hours before Inter Miami strode onto the pitch for an open training session, fans were forming long queues outside the 40,000-capacity venue, chanting the World Cup-winning captain’s name

04 February,2024 07:24 AM IST | Hong Kong | AFP
Messi’s Inter Miami shocked by Al-Hilal

Messi’s Inter Miami shocked by Al-Hilal

Aleksandar Mitrovic put Al-Hilal ahead in the 10th minute and Abdullah Al-Hamdan doubled the lead three minutes later. Miami’s Luis Suarez, pulled one back but Al-Hilal’s two-goal advantage was restored in the 44th by Michael

31 January,2024 06:25 AM IST | Riyadh | AP | PTI
When a bruised Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Saudi reunion with Lionel Messi

When a bruised Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Saudi reunion with Lionel Messi

Ronaldo, 37, was decked by PSG ‘keeper Keylor Navas’s flailing fist but he drilled the resulting penalty and then added another in a 4-5 exhibition defeat, his first appearance since moving to Saudi Arabia in a deal said to total more than 400 million euros. 

24 January,2024 12:47 PM IST | Riyadh | mid-day online correspondent

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