Barcelona’s Lionel Messi misses the target with a diving header from his penalty rebound against Manchester City during their Champions League  tie at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: EPA

There was a moment in the first half here, midway through a period of almost dreamy Barcelona superiority, when Manchester City might have considered (...)

Manchester City  midfielder Samir Nasri  listens to  manager Manuel Pellegrini  during a press conference prior to the Barcelona clash.  Photo: Oli Scarffoli/Getty

Samir Nasri believes Manchester City showed Barcelona too much respect in last season’s Champions League and said City “won’t be scared” when the club(...)

Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar  trains at the Etihad Stadium prior to tonight’s clash with Manchester City. Photo: Photo: Oli Scarffoli/AFP/Getty

There are no more starry eyes at Manchester City about reaching the Champions League knockout stage and facing Barcelona.As Samir Nasri characterises(...)

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(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez speaks with team mate Lionel Messi during their match against Malaga at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has been the driving force behind their recent prolific form but was largely anonymous in a costly home defeat by Mala(...)

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) quarter final first leg football match FC Barcelona vs Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis/Getty Images

Barcelona’s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gear(...)

 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate a goal against Atletico Madrid during the La Liga clash at the Camp Nour. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique expects Lionel Messi to remain with the club “for many years” amid widespread reports of a rift between the pair.Messi wa(...)

 Barcelona coach believes  Luis Enrique will remain at the club. Photograph:   Toni Albir/EPA

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says the thought of having a team without Lionel Messi is “not even something we contemplate”.The future of the Argentina(...)

  Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona has suggested he may not be at the club next year. Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Lionel Messi has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by casting doubt over his future at Barcelona, with the Argentina forward (...)

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lione Messi were all on the scoresheet for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Camp Nou. (Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea)

The crisis may not yet be over in Catalonia but it was contained here. Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid for the first time in over a year, with a goal e(...)