Leo Messi's Record and Copa America Draw in the Best of the Week

  • Leo's Happiness & Copa America Draw
    1/13 Lionel Messi starred this week with his new record at Barcelona. In other news, the Copa America Centenario Draw was made.
  • Lionel Messi scores 300th goal in La Liga
    2/13 Lionel Messi scores 300th goal in La Liga: Lionel Messi reached a personal milestone on Wednesday evening as he scored his 300th La Liga goal for Barcelona, before netting the 10,000 goal in the club's history moments later. The 28-year-old struck in the Liga clash with Sporting Gijon at the Estadio El Molinon to bring up an incredible triple century of goals for the Catalans, and grabbed a second goal just a few minutes after Sporting had equalised.
  • Roma 0-2 Real Madrid
    3/13 Roma 0-2 Real Madrid: Ronaldo and Jese see Real past resolute rivals: A deflected Cristiano Ronaldo strike and a fine Jese goal gave Real Madrid a 2-0 win over a resolute Roma side at Stadio Olimpico in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie. Ronaldo broke the deadlock after 57 minutes when his long-range shot clipped Roma's Alessandro Florenzi before finding the back of the net. Substitute Jese was allowed enough time in the 86th minute to angle a shot into the bottom left corner of Wojciech Szczesny's goal, leaving Roma requiring a second-leg miracle to progress.
  • Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Chelsea
    4/13 Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Chelsea: Late Cavani strike sinks Hiddink’s men: Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score the winner as Paris Saint-Germain beat Chelsea 2-1 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League at Parc des Princes. A deflection on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's free-kick wrong-footed Courtois following a deflection off John Obi Mikel for the opening goal. The Nigerian made amends with a composed equaliser before the interval. The Uruguay international replaced Lucas Moura in the 74th minute and converted a crucial goal minutes after.
  • Olympique Marseille 0-1 Athletic Club
    5/13 Olympique Marseille 0-1 Athletic Club: Aduriz wondergoal earns Athletic win at Marseille: Athletic Club won 1-0 to Olympique Marseille at Stade Vélodrome in the first leg of their last-32 tie. UEFA Europa League top scorer Aritz Aduriz's remarkable season continued as a wonderful lob from 35 metres secured a first-leg win.
  • Valencia 6-0 Rapid Wien
    6/13 Valencia 6-0 Rapid Wien: Records tumble as Valencia thump Rapid Wien: Valencia conjured up the most devastating first-half performance the UEFA Europa League has witnessed. Santi Mina was the creator-in-chief, breaking the deadlock after just four minutes and later adding another, plus three assists, scored by de Dani Parejo, Alvaro Negredo and Andre Gomes. Rapid Wien were 5-0 down inside 35 minutes. Rodrigo scored the sixth in the 89'.
  • Totti left out of Roma squad
    7/13 Totti left out of Roma squad: Roma captain Francesco Totti has been omitted from the team's squad for Serie A match against Palermo after publicly criticizing coach Luciano Spalletti. Totti, who has made almost 700 appearances for the club, suggested he could leave Roma at the end of his contract in June, claiming he has been treated disrespectfully.
  • Copa America Centenario Draw announced
    8/13 Copa America Centenario Draw announced: The draw for the 2016 Copa America Centenario was made in New York. Here are the groups in full: Group A: USA, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay; Group B: Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Peru; Group C: Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica, Venezuela; Group D: Argentina, Chile, Panama, Bolivia.
  • Impatient Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez could not handle nerves - Rafa Benitez
    9/13 Impatient Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez could not handle nerves - Rafa Benitez: Former Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has hit out at the lack of patience he was afforded by Santiago Bernabeu chiefs before being sacked last month. Benitez was in charge of the Liga giants for just seven months before president Florentino Perez fired him amid regular fan protests. "You have to do everything perfect. As soon as something is wrong, or the chairman thinks something is wrong, you have problems".
  • Vicente Calderon to host Copa Del Rey Final
    10/13 Vicente Calderon to host Copa Del Rey Final: The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla will be played at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon on May 22. "[The final] will be in Madrid on May 22 at the Vicente Calderon Stadium," read a statement from Spanish football's governing body.
  • FIFPro reveals first Women’s World XI
    11/13 FIFPro reveals first Women’s World XI: FIFPro, the world union of soccer players, has revealed its first Women’s World XI. Here is the FIFPro Women’s World XI for 2015: Goalkeeper: Hope Solo (USA, Seattle Reign); Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada, West Virginia University), Wendie Renard (France, Lyon), Julie Johnston (USA, Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (USA, Portland Thorns); Midfielders: Amandine Henry (France, Lyon), Carli Lloyd (USA, Houston Dash), Aya Miyama (Japan, Okayama Yunogo Belle); Forwards: Anja Mittag (Germany, PSG), Eugénie Le Sommer (France, Lyon), Celia Sasic (Germany, Frankfurt).
  • Nike drops Manny Pacquiao over 'abhorrent' same-sex marriage comments
    12/13 Nike drops Manny Pacquiao over 'abhorrent' same-sex marriage comments: Nike has cut ties with Manny Pacquiao following strong criticism to controversial remarks he made on the subject of same-sex marriage. The boxer came under fire for expressing his views on homosexuality and has been promptly dropped by the sports company. The 37-year-old Filipino, who is running for senate in his homeland, suggested approval of same-sex marriage would show "man is worse than animal". Pacquiao issued an apology for his comments but clarified that he remains against same-sex marriage for religious reasons.
  • Ferrari optimistic as 2016 car unveiled
    13/13 Ferrari optimistic as 2016 car unveiled: Finally, Ferrari expressed optimism regarding a potential title challenge at the unveiling of their new car for the 2016 Formula One world championship. The SF16-H, which features a striking red and white livery, was presented at the team's Maranello headquarters, amid hopes an improvement can be made on last season's distant second-placed finish to Mercedes in the constructors' championship.