Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan (centre) celebrates scoring the winning goal in the La Liga game against Real Madrid at the  Bernabeu  with team-mates Tiago (left) and Raul Garcia. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spanish football round-up: Real Madrid’s early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while(...)

Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez could debut against Real Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Luis Suarez’s debut for Barcelona is likely to come against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday October 25th.The striker – who joined from Liverp(...)

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini claims he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez yesterday. Photograph: EPA

Luis Suarez’s lawyer flew to Rio de Janeiro this morning to present his defence after the Uruguay striker appeared to bite a player during his team’(...)

Cesc  Fabregas: “I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies.” Photo:  Nigel French/PA

Cesc Fabregas has joined Chelsea where he will be expected to become a cornerstone of Jose Mourinho’s reconstructed team next season. The Spain midfi(...)

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas would ideally like his future to be determined before they begin their World Cup defence against the Netherlands on June 13th.

Chelsea have opened formal negotiations with Barcelona over the potential signing of Cesc Fábregas, and, while no fee has as yet been agreed for the S(...)

Cesc Fabregas: has endured a tempestuous relationship with Jose Mourinho, with whom he would have to build bridges. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

JAMIE JACKSON Chelsea have emerged as surprise contenders to lure Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League after Arsenal indicated that they would no(...)

Cesc Fábregas could replace the departing Frank Lampard at Chelsea. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Frank Lampard has confirmed that he will leave Chelsea this summer. The England midfielder’s deal at the club expires on June 30th and though there is(...)

West German goalkeeper Toni Schumacher (right) jumps past the ball as he gets ready to collide with French defender Patrick Battiston during the 1982 World Cup semi-final in Stockholm. Battiston was carried off the field on a stretcher while Schumacher, unpunished,  resumed play with a goal-kick. Photograph: AFP

The semi-final stage of the World Cup has, on balance, not been particularly kind to France. In 1958, the free-scoring team of Just Fontaine and Raymo(...)

FC Barcelona’s new coach Luis Enrique Martinez (centre) poses with his staff Juan Carlos Unzue (second left), Robert Moreno (second right), Rafael Pol (right) and Joaquin Valdes (left), after signing a two-year contract. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Luis Enrique has set his sights on building a new Barcelona empire. The new Nou Camp head coach put pen to paper on his two-year deal this afternoon (...)

Gerardo Martino has stepped down as Barcelona manager following the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid that saw the La Liga title go to Diego Simeone’s side. Photograph:   Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Gerardo Martino has stepped down as Barcelona coach after they missed out on the Primera Division title in a 1-1 draw with champions Atletico Madrid.M(...)