Fans who paid $2,500 for tickets to Lionel Messi's charity game last weekend will be eligible for refunds after the star soccer player failed to show for a promised meet-and-greet after the game.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing with four Champions League winners from Bayern Munich in a 10-man contest to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2012-13 season.
Lionel Messi gave fans a show with four goals to lead his all-star team to a 9-6 victory in Saturday night's Messi & Friends vs. the Rest of the World soccer exhibition.
Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi were cited Thursday to appear in a Barcelona court on Sept. 17 to hear charges against them for tax evasion.
A hat trick from Lionel Messi fired Argentina to an easy 4-0 friendly win in Guatemala on Friday night.
Neymar's first outing for Barcelona alongside Lionel Messi looks set to be in a July friendly against Lechia Gdansk in Poland.
Neymar arrived in Barcelona on Monday and signed a 5-year contract with the Catalan club.
With Lionel Messi injured and Brazil striker Neymar yet to arrive, Barcelona still had little trouble beating 10-man Espanyol to leave the Spanish league champions only one victory away from equaling the Spanish league's record point haul.
Another injury to Lionel Messi in the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday could dampen Barcelona's celebrations at winning its 22nd Spanish league title.