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Copa America

Photo: Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi beats 3 Chilean players during the Copa America final - @barcastuff

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Copa America

Photo: Argentina fans show their pride with a banner of famous Argentines Diego Maradona, Pope Francis I and Lionel Messi at the Estadio Nacional de Santiago in Chile for the Copa America final - @CA2015

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Lionel Messi to face trial over an alleged tax fraud after a Barcelona court turned down an appeal made by his lawyers - @SportsCenter

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Athletic Bilbao

Lionel Messi has put Barcelona 1-0 up in the Copa del Rey final v Athletic Bilbao - @BBCSport

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FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi leads Barcelona in 3-0 win over Bayern in first leg of Champions League semifinal - @ESPNFC

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La Liga

Real Madrid squeezes by Sevilla, 3-2; Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick passes Lionel Messi for most hat tricks in La Liga with 25 - @SportsCenter

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La Liga

Barcelona pummels Cordoba, 8-0; Luis Suárez gets hat trick, Lionel Messi adds 2 goals - @SportsCenter

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scores 400th goal of his Barcelona career in match against Valencia - @AFP

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Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Editor's note: Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or win is his third, leaving him 1 behind his rival, Barcelona's Lionel Messi. The award, the most prestigious in soccer, was made Monday at a FIFA ceremony in Zurich. - Tom

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soccer

The shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the world's best soccer player is Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer - @FIFAcom

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soccer

Lionel Messi overtakes Raúl to become Champions League all-time leading scorer - @ChampionsLeague

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FC Barcelona

Argentina's Lionel Messi to go on trial for alleged tax evasion after Spanish judge rejects appeal to drop charge - @SkySportsPeteO

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soccer

Lionel Messi injures leg in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Villarreal - @AP

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FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi will be prosecuted by Spanish court for alleged tax evasion - @SBNationSoccer

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2014 World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi wins the Golden Ball as the World Cup's best player; Germany's Manuel Neuer Golden Glove as top goalkeeper - @si_soccer

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2014 World Cup match results

Photo: Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates World Cup win over Belgium - @ESPNFC

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2014 World Cup

Photo: Argentina's Lionel Messi's kit hangs in the locker room ahead of World Cup match against Switzerland - via @GettySport

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2014 World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi scores free kick to put team up 2-1 in World Cup match against Nigeria - @FIFAWorldCup

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2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi scores a stoppage-time winner to see off resilient Iran, 1-0 - @FIFAWorldCup

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2014 World Cup

In stoppage time, superstar Lionel Messi scores for Argentina, which leads Iran 1-0 - @guardian_sport

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