A haul of 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances this season was not enough for Mauro Icardi to earn a place in Argentina’s World Cup squad.
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero dismissed the possibility of playing alongside Lionel Messi, insisting he will remain at the Premier League champions while the Barcelona superstar will stay at the La Liga holders.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits that Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns surprised the five-time Champions League winners.
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse was fortunate enough to swap jersey’s with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi played 16 minutes as Barcelona cruised to a 3-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Barcelona claimed a 3-1 victory against Mamelodi Sundowns to clinch the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Coming up against a star-studded Barcelona outfit won’t be an easy feat, but PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns can only do themselves proud regardless of the result, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Barcelona have named a star-studded squad to face Mamelodi Sundowns which will include the likes of Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to mention a few on Wednesday evening at the FNB Stadium.
Doubt has been cast on whether five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi will be among the players in the Barcelona squad who will do duty against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.
Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns and La Liga champions Barcelona will do duty in an international friendly as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations at the FNB Stadium on 16 May.