Lionel Messi: returned to action as a substitute against Real Madrid following his injury-enforced absence. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFPGetty Images

Holders Barcelona are highly unlikely to have centre back Javier Mascherano available for tonight’s tie at home to AS Roma, coach Luis Enrique said ye(...)

Brazil’s David Luiz argues with Paraguayan referee Antonio Arias during their Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup South American Qualifiers football match against Argentina, in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

The international future of David Luiz looked to be in question after a poor performance and a needless sending off left coach Dunga fuming at his irr(...)

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for right back Darmian. Photograph: PA

Manchester United have taken a step closer to signing Torino’s Matteo Darmian after the two clubs agreed a £12.9m fee for the right-back. The Guard(...)

Brazil’s players react after losing their penalty shoot-out to Paraguay in the Copa América  quarter-final   in Concepción, Chile, June 27, 2015. Photo:  Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Brazil 1 Paraguay 1 (Paraguay win 4-3 on penalties) It was not 7-1. It was not an epic humiliation. It was not a result that will reverberate t(...)

 Barcelona players celebrate with the Champions League trophy after their victory over Juventus in Berlin. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

In the last minute of the first half in Berlin, Lionel Messi got the ball on the right and bore down on the Juventus defence. He beat two men on an(...)

Barcelona remain on course for the treble after they beat Atletic Bilbao 3-1 in the Copa del Rey final. Photograph: Afp

Athletic Bilbao 1 Barcelona 3 Lionel Messi scored another wonder goal as Barcelona moved a step closer to completing the treble on Saturday nig(...)

Barcelona’s head coach Luis Enrique: “I have three matches ahead of me and I will talk once the season is over.” Photo: Toni Albir/EPA

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique dismissed questions about whether he will stay on next season, saying he will comment once the current campaign, when the(...)

FC Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Leo Messi jubilates his first goal against Bayern Munich during the Uefa Champions League semifinal first leg match. Photo: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Perhaps the most striking thing about Lionel Messi’s second goal against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night was its gentleness. There(...)

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(...)

Luis Suarez says he has had to adapt to play alongside Lionel Messi and his new Barcelona team mates. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Luis Suarez will head into Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris St Germain admitting he left Liverpool to win European fo(...)