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 (...)

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(...)

Lionel Messi scored on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help set up a 4-0 win over Real Betis. Photograph: Getty

Lionel Messi scored his 425th goal on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help his side to a 4-0 victory against Real Betis. Luis Suarez and Neymar als(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale react after Luis Suarez scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on Saturday. Paul Hanna/Reuters

The clasico started with Sergio Busquets producing a drag-back that left Gareth Bale going past him like a cartoon character off a cliff after four se(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during their Spanish first division soccer match against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames stadium. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters

Barcelona gained a measure of revenge for their Supercopa mauling at the hands of Athletic Bilbao by claiming a 1-0 win at San Mames in the opening ro(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez  scores  to put his side 2-1 up against Juventus in the Champions League final  at Olympiastadion in Berlin. Photo: Marcus Brandt/EPA

Barcelona 3 Juventus 1 Luis Suarez made it a perfect ending to Barcelona’s astonishing season with the Champions League final winner against Ju(...)