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42. Disgustedofwells - La liga (& Serie A) is on Elevensports.com - a streaming service that's £5.99 a month - been watching the first month or so (a) it's good value and (b) they're doing a pretty good job of it so far (no flannel/chat, etc. - they just show the footie...). (remember to use the streaming speed selector - cog in bottom right of screen - to get best speed)
@50 Son of a pitchCommon misconception that Maradona single handedly won Napoli their titles. That team was rebuilt around Maradona, and was far from average. Interesting fact that in their first championship of that era 85-86, Maradona had no goals against any of the rival teams who finished 2nd through 4th.That has never been the case with Messi’s Barca.
Just like Maradona elevated Napoli, so too does Messi elevate Barca. People always say imagine Messi without Xavi and iniesta etc. I see it the other way, imagine Xavi and Iniesta without Messi. Endless square passing back and forward.Messi provided the guile, craft, thrust etc that no note else at Barca came close to. He made Xavi and Iniesta look better than they were.
Though Messi scored in two champions league finals, maybe they don't count as big games, Ronaldo went missing in the final as usuall this year but there is always Bale and Ramos to pull the game out of the fire when CR bottles it yet again.
@51 MiyagiPlayer of tournament in 2014? Utterly meaningless!!When did Mahrez win the World Cup??
@49 @50 😂😂😂By 50's reckoning that makes Mahrez one of the best ever relegation threatened Leicester one season champions next with Mahrez the stand out performer I believe Messi got player of the tournament in world cup 2014 ??? How does that show he doesn't deliver ???
@49 MDestroAgree - Messi fails to deliver on the big stage.Put him in a team of average players and he’d get found out. Unlike Maradona who single-handedly took the very average Napoli to the Italian title, not to mention Argentina to World Cup glory.
Typical messi. Scores against the part-time plumbers, but cant score when it really matters against the big teams. No goals in the Champions League Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals or Finals since 2015. Pathetic! Ronaldo has around 20 in those stages since 2015.Laughable that anyone can even debate that Ronaldo isn't the GOAT
Just love the 'you take the pen, no that's ok, you take itHow often do you see that in professional football?
We will put the same scoreline past Barca on our way to #6times#YNWA
@Forest Forever and others - why do people think saying FACT means we should all accept it and move on?Virtually every country in Europe has 2 or 3 clubs who are way ahead of everyone else and the very occasional "Leicester" aside will win league after league after league. OPINION !!!!!!
La Liga about as interesting as the SPL.
40. Ozil GummidgeTo even be considered for that he'd need to do something away from Barca, playing with superstars against dross like this team week in, week out. Against quality opposition, without his Barca mates he fails. Garbage in world cups.Biggest overhyped player in my lifetime.=Couldn't agree more, I would rather watch paint dry than watch Barca or Man City. It's so boring!
3, I was stating that he could still be the greatest of all time and it’s unfortunate that an international prize has eluded him throughout his career though he deserves one 100%. I realise I worded it poorly
It's a shame Sky have lost La Liga, and it won't do La Liga any good eitherThe majority of fans not being able to see games like this, and the dominance of Barca & Real, will diminish its importance here and lower our awareness of World FootballMessi, Suarez, Rakitic & Co are great players. I'd like to have seen this or at least the highlightsHope they can get a deal, before we lose interest
Visca El Barca,Forca Barca,Vamos mighty,mighty Barca!!!!!.As usual mighty BARCA were spearheaded by King LIONEL MESSI ably assisted by Coutinho,Suarez,Raktic&Jordi Alba.Its still early days though,the defence was lethargic &ponderous.Messi dragged Los Albiceleste to the 2014 FIFA Worldcup final,he won the 2005 FIFA U-20 Worldcup&2008 Olympic Gold.Messi is a record 5 times Ballon D`or winner .
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