Topic: Lionel Messi

April 20, 2012

Everything you need to know about Lionel Messi, in pictoral form.

March 27, 2012

Lionel Messi endures barging and all manner of grappling; studs to the hip; ankle taps and sneaky shirt-pulls and successive outrageously late sliding tackles. Sometimes, the assaults Messi endures look almost choreographed—his obsession with staying on the ball mirrors our own fascination with watching him.

March 7, 2012

Lionel Messi is perhaps the most fun-to-watch soccer player on earth. But, of all people, Messi's Argentine countrymen seem incapable of fully enjoying or embracing this most joyous and embraceable of stars. There are reasons for this, but they have little to do with Leo.