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(...)

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi reacts after being injured during a Spanish La Liga match against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona Photograph:  Manu Fernandez/AP Photo

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has told his players they will need to step up after seeing their talisman Lionel Messi ruled out for up to two months wi(...)

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(...)

 Luke Charteris tackles Jamie Heaslip during the Six Nations match in Cardiff. Initially Charteris was credited with 37 tackles during the game but that has now been reduced by six. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images.

Reducing sporting achievement to a few digits, a grade, or a ranking, can seem unromantic. It’s a touchpaper for holy wars in the US over such things (...)

Barcelona’s Leo Messi during their defeat to Malaga at the Nou Camp last Saturday. Albert Gea/Reuters

At the end of Barcelona’s match with Málaga on Saturday afternoon, the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, insisted: “Now we have to think about M(...)

Carlo Ancelotti: ‘Atletico were better than us in everything’ in Madrid derby. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Real Madrid scored twice against Deportivo La Coruña on Saturday evening, but the loudest noise heard at the Santiago Bernabéu was not the cheers that(...)

Luis Suarez playing for Barcelona B in September. The former Liverpool striker is reportedly ’raring to go’ after serving his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini. Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images

Luis Suárez has claimed that he is on the “right path” to becoming a reformed character having sought help to cure his “impulse” to bite people – b(...)

The roubled Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will make his return from a biting ban against giants Real Madrid. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Monday morning at Sant Joan Despí and the countdown has begun. It is 11am when Barcelona’s players appear, heading for pitch two where the sprinklers (...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has  signed an improved contract with the club.

Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona, the Catalan giants have announced.Barca revealed that an agreement over a new deal had been rea(...)

  Lionel Messi  training with his Barcelona team-mates  at Joan Gamper Sports City on Friday after agreeing  an improved deal with the club that could be worth up to €25 million   per year. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Barcelona have agreed an improved deal with Argentinian star Lionel Messi that Spanish media are reporting could be worth up to to €25 million a y(...)