Happy 42nd birthday, Marshall Mathers!

    ↳ October 17th, 1972

"We all knew that Messi would become a crack. Just watching him training, Leo showed unusual qualities. We knew that behind that innocent and shy boy, there was a diamond in the rough. That’s why we were waiting for his debut with the first team.

By chance, I had the honour -now I can affirmar- to be replaced by Leo, a unique footballer. A crack, but also a friend, as he showed being on my tribute’s match last summer. In the moment of the substitution, that October 16, 2004 at Espanyol’s stadium, I didn’t say anything special to Messi because we had talked before the match and I didn’t see him nervous. We were almost as excited as himself to see him debut. I remember it was a special day for him, but also for all of us. Apart from his debut, I remember very well his first official goal, against Albacete at the Camp Nou, after an assist by Ronaldinho. It was the first of many good news that gave and still gives to us.”

—Deco’s letter to Messi (via losalbicelestes)

Spanish internationals Piqué, Bartra, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta and Pedro, plus Chile’s Claudio Bravo are all back at work

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Rihanna out and about in NYC

"The moment I worked with him on “Love the Way You Lie,” I wanted to work with him again, and we did “Love the Way You Lie Part 2.” And then I wanted to work with him again. I just love working with Eminem. He’s just one of my favorite rappers, and his lyrics—he’s a true poet, and I enjoy that about him."

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