Barcelona’s Gerard Pique during their La Liga match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Photograph: Miguel Angel Morenatti/AP

Sevilla 2 Barcelona 1 Barcelona lost their first Primera Division match since Lionel Messi’s injury as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in a ri(...)

Luis Enrique wants the Barcelona fans to get behind the team. Photograph: Getty Images

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique woke up on Wednesday confronted with the twin problems of a lengthening injury list and the first signs of discontent th(...)

Bayern Munich’s Polish  striker Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal during the  Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in Munich. Photograph:  Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick in a 5-0 home thrashing of D(...)

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(...)

Roma’s  Alessandro Florenzi  celebrates after scoring from just inside the Barcelona half during the Champions League match at the  Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Alessandro Florenzi scored an extraordinary goal from a seemingly impossible position on the right touchline, around 40 met(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after completing his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s Champions League game against  Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo moved three goals clear of Lionel Messi as the Champions League top scorer when he netted a hat-trick for(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came on and scored the winner at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul White/AP

Lionel Messi came off the bench to earn Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo hit five goals in a 6-0 romp a(...)

Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford in what was once a defining match in football but is now waning somewhat. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

There is a top-of-the-table match involving a team from Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Man City, first in the Premier League, are at Crystal Pal(...)

Uefa insist they have “strengthened” the FFP regulations but such a claim is hard to square with the fact Manchester City’s net spend this transfer window is €165 million (€227 million). Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger is the only Premier League manager who regularly issues big-picture bulletins on the state of the game. Last week, the man who did mo(...)

The three nominees for Uefa’s Best Player award  2015, runner-up Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, winner Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

On the pitch, his side’s most important victories last season were sometimes delivered by the slimmest of margins but Lionel Messi’s victory over riv(...)