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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Court source: Barcelona star Lionel Messi will give evidence along with his father for allegedly defrauding Spain's tax office on June 2 - AFP

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Sports Illustrated

Photo: Argentina and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on cover of latest Sports Illustrated issue - @si_soccer

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Lionel Messi

Spanish tax authorities say they are investigating allegations of tax irregularities involving Lionel Messi after his name is linked to the Panama Papers leak - AP

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Lionel Messi

Photo: Afghan boy with makeshift plastic bag jersey receives real signed Lionel Messi kit, UNICEF confirms - @SInow

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UEFA Champions League

Leo Messi scores twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Arsenal in Champions League round of 16.

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi becomes the first player to reach 300 La Liga goals as he scores twice in Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon - BBC

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Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi wins 1st La Liga Player of the Month award - CBS

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FC Barcelona

Striker Lionel Messi to undergo tests to assess a recurrence of kidney problems, says Barcelona FC - Guardian

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Atlético Madrid

Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis given 3-match ban for red card tackle on Lionel Messi's knee - ESPN

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi's Spanish tax fraud trial set for same date as Copa America Centenario in US; soccer star's lawyers expected to challenge dates - AP

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Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial in Spain set to start on May 31 - AP

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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates police officer in court for privacy violation charge over filming himself holding Barcelona star Lionel Messi's passport - AP

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soccer

Barcelona's Lionel Messi wins record 5th Ballon d'Or as world's greatest soccer player - @AFP

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Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Photo: Barcelona's Lionel Messi signs autographs as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich - @AFPphoto

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scores 25th La Liga hat trick in match against Granada - @ESPNFC

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soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar on shortlist for Ballon d'Or, FIFA says - @AFP

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A.S. Roma

Photo: FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, in his first start since a September injury, scores against Roma in Champions League play - @ChampionsLeague

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soccer

Lionel Messi to start for Barcelona in Champions League match against AS Roma at 2:45pm ET; 1st UCL start since Sept. 16 - @ESPNFC

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FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi subbed on in El Clasico; 1st appearance since becoming injured on Sept. 26 - @GoalUSA

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Lionel Messi

Barcelona coach says Lionel Messi is available for Saturday's Clasico against Real Madrid, but he will not be 100% fit - @SportsCenter

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