Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Called ‘La Pulga

Lionel Messi Is Called ‘La Pulga’ For This Reason

Argentinian footballer Lionel Andrés Messi is called different names and each name has a history. For some, he is Leo Messi and for others he is Messiah. But his family and childhood friends call him ‘La Pulga’ which translates into ‘the flea’ in Spanish.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Lionel Messi is called ‘La Pulga’ since he was a kid
• Messi had a growth hormone disorder that led to this moniker
• Some would call him ‘La Pulga Atomica’ or the atomic flea for his explosive talent

Why Is Lionel Messi Called ‘La Pulga’?

Lionel Messi Called ‘La Pulga

The Rosario native got this moniker while he was just a kid. Youngest of three brothers, Lionel Messi got this name due to his short stature. His two elder brothers called him ‘the flea’ and so did his childhood friends. But some Spanish media called him ‘La Pulga Atomica’ because of his explosive talent on the ground.

Did Lionel Messi Experience Problem With Growth?

It is learned that the footballer was suffering from growth hormone disorder (GHD) during childhood. It is due to GHD that he appeared short in stature and got the nickname ‘La Pulga’. But he got treated for GHD with financial help from Barcelona.

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Barcelona V/s Huesca Was A Record Setting Match For Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi emerged as the star player for Barcelona in the Monday match against Huesca. He was part of Ronald Koeman’s starting XI but Koeman was proud of Messi and he even praised him for his game.

It was a record-setting night for both Messi and Barca….

Barca won the Monday match with Huesca with a decent 4-1 score that helped Barcelona reach a little closer to the La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. At 59 point, Barca is now four points behind Atletico. Also, it is the only unbeaten team in league play in Europe’s top-five leagues since 2021 began.

For Lionel Messi, it was a night of setting records. He scored two crucial goals to in the 13th and 90th minute. His first goal in the match was his 20th in the La Liga in his 13th season. With this goal, he became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to accomplish the feat.

Lionel Messi set another record of appearing in all competitions for the club with Barcelona legend Xavi at 767. Also, he got many appreciations and praises from his manager Ronald Koeman who even went to the length of thanking god for Messi was with … Read the rest

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World Of Football Gets A Rejig With Messi, Alba, Semedo Make A Come Back

Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo are now part of the FC Barcelona squad that is going to challenge Real Sociedad on Saturday. The left back Alba didn’t feature after suffering a recurrence of his calf knock against Slavia Prague in the start of November.

Portuguese international and the right back Nelson Semedohad been standing for the injured Alba but he too was ruled out for five weeks 23 minutes after Alba pulled up again.

Return of players

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto made a ceremonial return to La Liga after remaining out fromBarçathat travelled to Milan midweek and clinched their first ever victory over Inter at the San Siro.

AnsuFati and Carles Perez, the goalscoring heroes of that match were rewarded for their spectacular performance. Also, Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Alena are included in the squad. But keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is expected to replace Neto that made his debut in the Italian fashion capital.

Brazilian midfielder Arthur is still suffering from a pubis problem but a rejuvenated Ivan Rakitic hasn’t got a break even after giving excellent performance. He has yet to start his fifth match in competitions.

Griezmann’s reception

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Lionel Messi Penalty Helps Argentina

Copa America: Lionel Messi Penalty Helps Argentina To Grasp A Point Against Paraguay

As two times world champion Lionel Messi struggled hard fought 1-1 draw in Copa America against Paraguay at the Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto in Belo Horizonate on Thursday.

Messi got great attention in a match for 57th-minute spot kick at Belo Horizonate to cancel out the first-0half opener from Paraguay Richard Sanchez.

Argentina also had the best goalkeeper Franco Armani to thank for the second half of the match against Paraguay from taking a 2-1 lead in the match.

Group B has already qualified for the quarter-finals with six points from two matches and Paraguay sits in second place after two games.

Whereas Qatar sits third having point against Paraguay. Argentina can still reach in eight with win over Qatar in the final game.

Argentina started the match with good attacks but failed to create pressure on the opposition. They failed too many chances to win over them. On the other hand, Paraguay took an approach in the start but for 37th minutes.

Paraguay got lead in the start but they were too overconfident going up top by scoring 1-0 in half. Well, after the break game is totally the opposite. Argentina struggled for scores and they got it in … Read the rest