Barcelona star Lionel Messi training at Manchester City along with his Argentina teammates on Tuesday.
Argentina have based themselves at the Premier League leaders' City Football Academy ahead of their friendly against Italy at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.
Messi arrived to join up with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and was present at a training session open to media in the afternoon.
Also present but not participating was City striker Sergio Aguero, who has been sidelined with a knee injury...
A strong but subtle shift in influence within the Spain squad from Barcelona to Real Madrid is evident from the players picked by national coach Julen Lopetegui for pre-World Cup friendlies against Germany and Argentina.
It was not a coincidence that Spain's glory years between 2008 and 2012 coincided with Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side dominating both La Liga and the Champions League. The possession based style of football developed by Guardiola at the Camp Nou was hugely influential at the international...
The Spanish leaders edged closer to yet another Liga title and, thanks to Bayern's surprise defeat, are also back on top of Shaka's Top 10!
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Chris Brunt to Middlesbrough
Tony Pulis wants to be reunited with West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt this summer, handing him a return to the club he started his career. According...