Success at youth level is no guarantee of a stellar football career. Take the case of Pablo Barrientos, who was given Argentina's number 10 shirt ahead of Lionel Messi.
Gareth Bale needed a goal to get the critics off his back, and he managed to score two, although not everyone was pleased.
A crisis at the start of the year, but since then Barcelona have been unbeatable.
Barcelona man on target again, but Ronaldo still leads the way.
Red card for Ronaldo may enable messi to close gap.
Player keen to stop deterioration of mood in the dressing room.
President calls early elections in bid to bring calm to the Catalan club.
Conventonal wisdom suggests not, but has the new Argentina coach found the solution? Jonathan Wilson explains.
Prolific marksman already running away from the rest of the field.
Messi would receive a warm welcome should he ever travel to North Korea.