Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League encounter at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening.
Manchester United star David de Gea is the Lionel Messi of goalkeepers, according to Watford counterpart Ben Foster.
We’ve donned our tin hats to pick out the best attackers on the planet, with plenty of top-class talent missing the cut.
France forward Antoine Griezmann believes he should have been a finalist for FIFA’s The Best honour, even if the Ballon d’Or matters more.
Argentina maintained their long unbeaten run against Colombia after a 0-0 friendly draw between the nations in New Jersey.
Luka Modric is a ‘spectacular’ player but does not share Lionel Messi’s class, according to Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the 2017 Ballon d’Or winner but, according to Antonio Rudiger, Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard are the world’s best.
Timo Werner has defended Leroy Sane and feels the Manchester City forward can be as important for Germany as Kylian Mbappe is for France.
Luka Modric is the best player in the world and should be recognised as such with a Ballon d’Or triumph, according to Ivan Rakitic.
Julen Lopetegui warned not to doubt Real Madrid’s players after Lionel Messi claimed Juventus are one of the clear favourites to win the Champions League following Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Turin.