Neymar  scores Barcelona’s opening goal past Espanyol’s goalkeeper Kiko Casilla during the Spanish first division match at Power8 Stadium in Barcelona. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Espanyol 0 Barcelona 2Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 despi(...)

Barcelona forward Neymar  scores his second goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg against  Paris Saint-Germain at the Nou  Camp. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona 2 PSG 0 (Barcelona win 5-1 on agg)Barcelona are in the semi-final of the Champions League for the sixth time in seven years. For Paris Saint(...)

Neymar gave Barcelona the lead in their 3-1 win away at PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain 1 Barcelona 3Barcelona’s claim on this competition can feel irresistible on nights such as this. The Catalans prospered here where(...)

Manchester City’s Joe Hart saves from Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Lionel Messi called Joe Hart’s performance “phenomenal” after the Manchester City goalkeeper prevented defeat becoming humiliation against Barcelona o(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has rejected rumours there is a rift between him and star player Lionel Messi

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has described reports of a bust-up with Lionel Messi as “inaccurate and ill-intentioned” and said he has the backing of a(...)

Pro-Independence supporters hold up letters that reads ‘We will be free’ during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou last weekend. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

There’s an important fixture for FC Barcelona this weekend, one even more significant than the club’s away match against Almería in La Liga. On Sunday(...)

  Luis Suárez of Barcelona did not make hte 23-man Ballon d’Or list. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award.The list, which will be whittled down t(...)

 Pepe celebrates after scoring Real Madrid’s second goal in El Clásico against Barcelona  at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Real Madrid 3 Barcelona 1Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to s(...)

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)