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Lionel Messi sinks Real Madrid in thriller to keep Barcelona in race

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action

The very last kick of the clásico could not have been more perfectly executed nor more dramatically delivered, Lionel Messi guiding the ball inside the post to take his team top. It was the 500th goal of his career and few have been more significant. It prompted Luis Enrique to say: “He is the best player in history.”

Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil to play MCG SuperClasico

Neymar Olympics Gold

Ten years on from sinking the Socceroos in a friendly, Barcelona superstar Leo Messi is set to return to the MCG again in national colours, with the Victorian government likely to confirm on Friday the “SuperClasico de las Americas” between Argentina and Brazil, which will take place at the Melbourne sporting mecca on 9 June.

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