David Villa scored a stunning hat-trick as Spain’s Euro 2012 campaign got off to a flyer against Russia. Photograph: Getty

Euro 2008: Spain 4 Russia 1 June 10th, 2008 Spain came into the 2008 tournament as favourites to lift the trophy thanks to an attacking line-up tha(...)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder  Sergio Busquets in action against Atletico Madrid’s   French forward Antoine Griezmann   during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match  at the Vicente Calderon. Photograph:   Curto de la Torre/AFP/Getty Images

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said on Thursday that Barcelona’s elimination from the Champions League could help his team’s preparation for this sum(...)

Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their second goal to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League. Photo: Reuters

Atletico Madrid 2 (3) Barcelona 0 (2) The slogan that hung from bridges and balconies all over Madrid read “Never stop believing” and Atlético neve(...)

Luis Enrique’s men will defend a 2-1 lead at the Vicente Calderon but head into the tie on the back of successive defeats in La Liga to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.

Barcelona head to Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final aiming to show their campaign is still on track for domes(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real Madrid’s winner against Barcelona. Photograph: Reuters

Sergio Ramos went through the back of Luis Suárez, across the pitch, up the stairs, past the chapel, to the left, through the door and into the press (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the winning goal Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late winner to hand 10-man Real Madrid a shock 2-1 win in a fiery El Clasico and end Barcelona’s (...)

Manchester City have the richest owner in Sheikh Mansour; United, however, boast a worldwide reach as Ed Woodward continues to grow the business

Managers Manchester City Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, head coach are six words to delight all City fans and make every Manchester United devote(...)

Barcelona’s Brazilian duo of Dani Alves and Neymar da Silva Santos Junior at the Camp Nou stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Dani Alves rocks back in his chair, a glint in his eye. “Imagine if I’d been any good,” he says. Imagine. If he’d been any good, he might have made mo(...)

Alexis Sánchez of Arsenal takes on Dani Alves of Barcelona during their Champions League clash which Barca won 2-0: “What surprised was the level of Barcelona’s superiority.” Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

It was a German managed by a French man but it said something stereotypical about English football: Arsenal versus Barcelona on Tuesday night and as t(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with team-mate Neymar and Luis Suarez after scoring their  first goal of  Champions League match against Arsenal  at The Emirates.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Arsenal 0 Barcelona 2 For Arsenal, it was a lesson about how brutal football can be at this level. For long spells, they subdued Barcelona in a way t(...)