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Lionel Messi, Barcelona keep rolling

BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi kept up his scoring streak by netting a hat trick as Barcelona swept aside an outclassed Levante 5-0 in La Liga play Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-15/lionel-messi-barcelo
Lionel Messi sets Spanish league scoring record with 253rd career goal

BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi has yet another reason to be considered among the very best to have played soccer as he became the Spanish league's all-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-11-22/lionel-messi-sets-sp
Lionel Messi lifts Argentina past Bosnia in World Cup match

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi scored a stunning second-half goal to push staggering Argentina to a 2-1 victory over World Cup debutant Bosnia on Sunday in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-15/lionel-messi-lifts-a
World Cup roundup: Lionel Messi helps Argentina win group, advance to knockout stage

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in its last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-25/world-cup-roundup-lionel-messi-he
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes Lionel Messi is 'best' player in world

SAO PAULO - Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn't shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world.Comparing the Argentina captain with Arjen Robben, of the Netherlands, and Brazil's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-08/argentina-coach-alej
Lionel Messi posts hat trick, becomes Barcelona's all-time leading scorer

BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi set another scoring record by netting a hat trick to lead Barcelona in 7-0 rout of Osasuna in La Liga play Sunday, ensuring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-16/lionel-messi-posts-h
Argentina tops Italy without star Lionel Messi

ROME - An Argentina side without Lionel Messi beat Italy 2-1 Wednesday in a friendly match honoring Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan from Argentina.Gonzalo Higuain put...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-14/argentina-tops-italy
Lionel Messi's injury not as bad as first thought

BARCELONA, Spain - Grimacing in pain after he nearly scored his record-equaling 85th goal of the year, Lionel Messi rolled around on the ground clutching his left knee and thought he might be headed for an extended injury layoff.Instead, his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-12-06/lionel-messis-injury
Lionel Messi, Abby Wambach earn FIFA Player of the Year honors

ZURICH - Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-01-07/lionel-messi-abby-wa
Barcelona reaches Champions League final for first time since 2011

...to overturn a 2-1 deficit in Wednesday's semifinal.Trying to win its fourth European title in 10 seasons with Lionel Messi, Barcelona will be in what could be the second consecutive all-La Liga final after Real's win over crosstown rival...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-12/barcelona-reaches-champions-leagu