Barcelona’s Lionel Messi chips AS Roma goalkeeper  Wojciech Szczesny to score his side’s second goal in the Champions Cup Group F game at the  Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona 6 Roma 1 Luis Suarez hit a brace and set up a double for Lionel Messi in his first start after injury as Barcelona crushed AS Roma 6-1 at th(...)

Luis Suarez celebrates after opening the scoring  for Barcelona against Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Division game at the   Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters/Livepic

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 4 Barcelona dealt a stinging blow to Real Madrid’s title hopes when Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their scintillating form(...)

John O’Shea is available for selection after suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The work will have been intense for Martin O’Neill and Mehmed Bazdarevic since Friday. A game to be re-watched and studied, a long flight to Dublin(...)

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay’s shirt is the third most popular replica shirt in the world, behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has warned of the risks of English clubs losing a Champions League slot this season. United ar(...)

“If Ronaldo has cut himself off from the world, it’s because the rest of us have given him no choice.” Photograph:  Juan Medina/Livepic/Reuters.

Today a new documentary film about Cristiano Ronaldo gets its worldwide release. Directed by Anthony Wonke and executive-produced by Asif Kapadia, who(...)

Barcelona’s players attend a training session at the Joan Gamper training camp, on the eve of their Champions League group soccer match against Bate Borisov. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona strikers Neymar and Luis Suarez have been the driving force behind recent victories but despite crunch matches ahead coach Luis Enrique has (...)

Argentinian fans celebrate their win against Ireland in the Rugby World Cup upon leaving the Trinity Bar in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There was one bar in Dublin on Sunday not stunned into silence by Argentina’s whirlwind start to their match against Ireland. The Trinity Bar in Dame(...)

Prosecutors have cleared Lionel Messi  but are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for his father over alleged tax fraud. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona prosecutors are calling for the arrest of footballer Lionel Messi’s father in a tax fraud case. Prosecutors have cleared Messi of wrongdoing(...)

 Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It was the quarterback Peyton Manning who once declared that “pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing”. If that(...)

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(...)