Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets his supporters as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Tannen Maury

An Argentinean TV station has used Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric to help advertise their coverage of this summer’s centenary staging of the(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi looks despondent as Valencia’s players celebrate a goal in tjeir La Liga clash at the Nou Camp. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Gerard Piqué leapt into the air, the ball heading past Keylor Navas and into the net. Fifteen days later, he collapsed to his knees as the ball went (...)

 Diego Simeone: ‘I can’t say what I want … I need to think about what I’m saying so I don’t say anything I shouldn’t.’ Photograph: Afp

Diego Simeone and Filipe Luís both hinted Luis Suárez was lucky to remain on the pitch after the Uruguayan scored twice as Barcelona came from behind (...)

 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is facing up to seven weeks out with a knee injury. Photograph: Afp

Arsène Wenger has said that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss up to seven weeks of Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge as a result of the “quite (...)

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Arsenal during the  Champions League last  16 first leg match at the Emirates. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

In the end, it had to come. The fans came for Messi. For 71 minutes at the Emirates, what they got was Mertesacker as on a taught, thrillingly anxious(...)

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(...)

A central defender is born. The tackle on Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtne (left) by Javier Mascherano. The rest is history. Photograph: Getty Images

Javier Mascherano has a confession to make: Nicklas Bendtner changed his life. It was March 2011, the Argentinian’s first season at the Camp Nou, and (...)

Lionel Messi’s acrobatic goal gave Barcelona a 2-1 win away at Malaga. Photograph: Reuters

Malaga 1 Barcelona 2 Barcelona leapfrogged Atletico Madrid to go top of La Liga after Lionel Messi’s acrobatic volley secured a hard-fought 2-1 vict(...)

Javier Mascherano arrives at a Barcelona courthouse. Mascherano was given a one-year prison sentence, and a fine of €815,000 for fraud. Photograph: Josep Lago/Getty Images

Javier Mascherano’s lawyers are seeking to convert a one-year prison sentence into a fine after the Barcelona midfielder admitted two counts of tax fr(...)

Barcelona celebrate Luis Suarez’s opener in their 3-0 Club World Cup semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande. Photograph: Getty

Barcelona 3 Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 to book a FIFA Club Worl(...)