Argentina’s Lionel Messi and his team-mates attend a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Following claims by Lionel Messi that the Copa America had been ‘fixed’ so the hosts would win, Tite — coach of champions Brazil — told the Argentina captain to show some respect.
Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Chile in the third-place match of the Copa America was overshadowed Lionel Messi’s send-off on Staurday. In a hot-contested match, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and Chile captain Gary Medel
A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten.
Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico has praised captain Lionel Messi for his desire to win a trophy for his country as they begin their quest to end a 26-year wait for silverware with their Copa America opener against Colombia on Saturday.
Real Madrid produced a rampant first-half display to beat Levante 3-2 in La Liga on Saturday with goals from Karim Benzema and Casemiro but dropped off after Eden Hazard came on to make his debut and were left clinging on for the three points.
Neymar marked his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in four months with a stunning overhead kick in injury time that gave his team a 1-0 win over Strasbourg on Saturday.
Liverpool recovered from a shock Newcastle opener to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Anfield, as Tottenham and Chelsea bounced back to form with big wins on Saturday.