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Lionel Messi is “happy and excited” at Barcelona, says Ronald Koeman 
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Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has come out and praised Lionel Messi, after the Argentinian superstar played a starring role in the 5-1 victory over Alaves.Speaking to reporters after the game, Koeman said:"Well, we know that Leo is a decisive player, he has been for many years, he is very concentrated. He's excited, he's happy and he's been very effective in front of goal."He's someone that when we make passes between the lines to find him it gives a load of depth for the rest of the players and makes them even easier for him," Koeman continued."He has a great vision of play, so of course if we want to try and go through or aspire to win trophies having Messi at his best is vital, but we need also everyone else at the best. That's very important," he finished.Lionel Messi scored a brace and had a hand in two other goals as Barcelona defeated Alaves 5-1 to go second in the La Liga table.The game saw him equal Xavi Hernandez for the club's highest appearances in La Liga and he celebrated the milestone with his 15th league goal of the season.Barcelona's attention will now turn to Tuesday's showdown with PSG in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Barcelona banking on Lionel Messi to make the difference in Europe Barcelona will square off with PSG in the UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona's chances of achieving success on the domestic scene hang in the balance. The UEFA Champions League represents Blaugrana's best opportunity to end the season with a trophy.The Catalans have been paired with Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL Round of 16, with the first leg due to take place at Camp Nou on Tuesday.Barcelona's chances have been buoyed by the absence of former player Neymar, as the Brazilian has been ruled out with injury. Despite their talisman's absence, PSG still have enough high-quality players to get the win and Barcelona will be banking on their skipper to lead from the frontThe Camp Nou outfit have not lifted the UEFA Champions League since 2015 and are desperate to get their hands on the 'Big Ears' once more.The quality of both clubs means the tie appears evenly matched. But if Lionel Messi can perform at his usual elite level, Barcelona will fancy their chances of progressing to the quarterfinals. Published 14 Feb 2021, 18:28 IST .
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Twitter erupts as super-sub Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to 3-2 comeback victory
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Barcelona came from behind to register an impressive 3-2 victory against Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, with Lionel Messi delivering the goods as a second-half substitute after Ronald Koeman had opted to give him a much-needed breather. The Barcelona skipper canceled out Borja Iglesias' first-half opener in the 59th minute and made the pass that led to Victor Ruiz's own goal, as he turned the game on its head after coming on with 30 minutes to spare. Lionel Messi rescues Barcelona yet again Ruiz, however, made amends for Real Betis, as he restored parity on the night with a header from Nabil Fekir's cross. Fransisco Trincao proved to be the unlikely matchwinner for his side, with the Portuguese winger scoring the odd goal in five late in the game.Lionel Messi once again came to Barcelona's rescue when his side needed him, as he kept the Catalan giants in title contention after inspiring them to a crucial victory. On that note, here are the best tweets from an entertaining La Liga encounter.Lionel Messi plays a different game, or truly in a different world where the notions of time and space are distorted. He sees things a second before the others and executes them with extreme precision.Impossible to have a bigger impact in 10 minutes.— Single Pivot (@thesinglepivot) February 7, 2021 Barcelona have now played 32 games this season:- First 16 games: 0 remontadas.- Last 16 games: 6 remontadas— adil (@Barca19stats) February 7, 2021 That's six wins in a row for Barcelona and another one after trailing by a goal. Lots of matches coming up and once more, this team showed some fighting spirit. Lost their best defender Araujo early in the match but Messi the difference maker. Dembele did very well too.— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) February 7, 2021Martin Braithwaite is really the no 9 of FC Barcelona in 2021 uno— ً (@xOluwaseyi) February 7, 2021What a cameo from Messi off the bench to save Barcelona. Down 1-0, he comes on in the 57th, scores 2 mins later, and 10 mins after that a magical pass sets up the 2nd.Brilliant.— EiF (@EiFSoccer) February 7, 2021 Lionel Messi vs Real Betis 📊• 33 minutes played• 1 Goal• 2 Total Shots• 1 shot on Target• 3 dribbles succeeded• 32 touches• 18 accurate passes• 86% passing accuracy• 1 accurate cross• 1 accurate long ball• 2 chances created• 5 ground duels won🐐 🐐 pic.twitter.com/02H7HFgPrE— Harvey (@LaPulga__10) February 7, 2021 Published 08 Feb 2021, 04:15 IST .
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“Lionel Messi is charging what Barcelona have been willing to pay him” – Rafael Nadal 
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Tennis great Rafael Nadal has weighed in on the ongoing furor surrounding Lionel Messi's contractual situation with Barcelona.Nadal is a self-professed football fan, with Real Madrid the club of his heart. But he took time to express his thoughts on the Argentine's future, as he continues to be linked with a transfer. “In the end there is a player who is undoubtedly one of the best in history and he charges what the club has been willing to pay him. From there there is no debate I think.''The club has considered that Messi is just deserving to collect this and the club is the one that will have to deal with its finances and its future is with Leo or not.''Nadal has enjoyed great success in his chosen field, with 20 Grand Slams won in his career. He is also known as the 'King of Clay' owing to his unprecedented dominance at Rolland Garros.He has, however, expressed his admiration for football and revealed that he once harbored thoughts of playing football professionally.What next for Lionel Messi and Barcelona after contract leak? Lionel Messi has spent 20 years with BarcelonaThe dust has slowly begun to settle after the ground-breaking revelation of Lionel Messi's contract which showed what he truly earned at Barcelona. Many consider it to have been a leak from the Catalans in a bid to place the blame for the club's disastrous financial position on Lionel Messi. Barcelona have since come out to absolve themselves of any blame and threatened to take legal action against the newspaper that published the leak.Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that Lionel Messi will continue his 20-year association with the Blaugrana at the expiration of his current deal.The upcoming presidential elections might factor in his decision to remain at the club. However, from a financial perspective, it is highly untenable for Barcelona to continue offsetting their captain's hefty salary.In hindsight, it might have been more feasible for the Catalans to have counted their losses and let him leave last summer. But having failed to do so, the new man elected to steady the ship must go about the arduous task of planning for life post-Messi.A perfect send-off would have seen Barcelona winning a couple of trophies to bid Lionel Messi farewell. However, the club's current situation means that there is no guarantee that any trophy would be won this season. Published 07 Feb 2021, 18:22 IST .
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