Gerard Piqué was shown a straight red card for abusing the assistant referee during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao. Photograph: AFP

The Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué faces being suspended for up to 12 weeks following an extraordinary outburst aimed at an assistant referee during (...)

Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique is eager for the Pedro saga to end. Photograph: Getty Images

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is impatient for the transfer window to close at the end of the month to end the uncertainty over the future of Spain fo(...)

 Athletic Club’s Aritz Aduriz celebrates after scoring against FC Barcelona during the Spanish soccer Supercup second leg match at Camp Nou. Photograph: EPA

Not since witnessing the birth of his daughter has Aritz Aduriz experienced the kind of joy that consumed him when Athletic Bilbao ended a 31-year wai(...)

Diego Costa headed straight down the tunnel when he was substituted in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona in Washington. Photograph: Getty

Any manager worth his salt will argue that only a fool would delve too much into how a side performs before the real action starts. Yet as Jose Mourin(...)

 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’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and children pose with the trophy after the Champions League Final win over Juventus  at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.  Photo: Oliver Lang/Getty

It was quarter to one in the morning and the first of the treble winners to leave was Ivan Rakitic, heading down the slope in the basement of the Olym(...)

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Barcelona will seek their fifth European Cup and Juventus their third. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Is there a word for an anti-climax that happens before the actual event? Whatever that word is, it might in future make a snappier title for the so(...)

Lionel Messi is unable to hit the target with this effort during Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Valencia.  Photo: Getty Images

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi hit his 400th career goal for the La Liga leaders deep into stoppage time to seal a 2-0 win over a Valencia side that will ru(...)

Manchester City  midfielder Samir Nasri  listens to  manager Manuel Pellegrini  during a press conference prior to the Barcelona clash.  Photo: Oli Scarffoli/Getty

Samir Nasri believes Manchester City showed Barcelona too much respect in last season’s Champions League and said City “won’t be scared” when the club(...)

Atletico Madrid were reduced to nine men as they were beaten 3-2 by Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon.  (Photograph: Reuters/Sergio Perez)

This game started early – and ended early, too. By half-time Barcelona were 3-2 up at the Vicente Calderón, 4-2 up on aggregate and already into the s(...)