Messi gets rapturous reception from PSG fans at Parc des Princes
16 August 2021 | 8:45 am
Lionel Messi gets a first proper taste of his new home as he is presented to a full stadium of Paris Saint-Germain fans before watching his team-mates beat Strasbourg 4-2 in Ligue 1 with Kylian Mbappe playing a starring role.
20 Sep 2021
Paris Saint-Germain fans say he 'waited a long time' to witness football star Lionel Messi's home debut on Sunday's Ligue 1 game, played against Lyon. Messi was taken off part way through the match and substitute Icardi headed in a cross at the death to secure a win that looked unlikely for long spells.
29 Sep 2021
Paris Saint-Germain fans hail Lionel Messi's first goal since joining the club, as the French side beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Parc des Princes stadium.
1 Oct 2021
People in Beijing share their views after a decision announced by the International Olympic Committee that next year's Winter Olympics in the city will be held without fans from overseas. "I think this measure is for the safety concerns and is acceptable," says a pedestrian at Beijing Olympic Park.
1 Oct 2021
Britney Spears fans celebrate outside a court in Los Angeles after a judge ordered the singer’s father be removed as her guardian. Spears’ father had controlled her life for the past 13 years, under a legal arrangement the 39-year-old singer has slammed as “abusive”.
5 Oct 2021
Spectators leaving a 7am screening of the new James Bond 'No Time To Die' at a cinema on London's Leicester square share their enthusiasm about the film, which has finally hit movie theatres after a 18 months delay due to Covid-19.
11 Oct 2021
Brazil star Neymar greets fans in Barranquilla just before the World Cup qualifier against Colombia. Neymar said Sunday that the 2022 World Cup will be his last as he "doesn't have the strength to put up with more football".
20 Oct 2021
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe shine as Paris St Germain come from a goal down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in their Champions League Group A encounter.
3 Nov 2021
Forward Kylian Mbappe was included in Paris St Germain's squad to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday (November 3) while Lionel Messi did not make the selection. Messi had limped off during their 2-1 win over Lille in Ligue 1 on Friday (October 29) and was not included in the 21-member squad named on Tuesday (November 2) for their Champions League Group A game in Germany.
17 Nov 2021
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is fit again and will start their World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil on Tuesday, coach Lionel Scaloni told reporters on Monday (November 15). Scaloni made similar comments ahead of Argentina’s last game, a 1-0 win against Uruguay on Friday, although Messi only appeared for the final 14 minutes of the match. Argentina are second in South America’s 10-team qualifying group, six points behind Brazil, who are the only team from the region to have secured their place at Qatar 2022 so far.
17 Nov 2021
Manchester United Plc's first-quarter loss narrowed as the end of COVID-19 curbs in England allowed fans to return to its Old Trafford stadium at full capacity, offsetting a rise in salaries since the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in August. The club, owned by the American Glazer family, on Wednesday posted a loss of 15.5 million pounds ($20.85 million) for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of 30.3 million pounds in the same period a year ago when COVID-19 disrupted sporting calendars and shuttered stadiums.
29 Nov 2021
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30 Nov 2021
Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record-stretching seventh time on Monday (November 29), beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to lift soccer's most prestigious trophy yet again. The forward added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 trophies after winning the Copa America for the first time with his country last July. Messi, who joined Paris St Germain on a free transfer from Barcelona during the close season after finishing as La Liga's top scorer with the Spanish club, collected 613 points, with Bayern Munich's Lewandowski, named best striker on Monday, getting 580.
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