Barcelona’s Luis Suarez  celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the La Liga match against  Levante at Ciutat de Valencia. Photograph:  Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Levante 0 Barcelona 2 Luis Suarez scored his 36th goal of the season Barcelona won at Levante in a lunchtime kick-off to regain their three-point lea(...)

Valencia coach Gary Neville on the sidelines  during the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Barcelona  at Camp Nou. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona 7 Valencia 0 Gary Neville insisted that he had no intention of resigning as Valencia manager after his side was hammered 7-0 at Camp Nou by(...)

Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane looks on during the Spanish league football match against Real Betis Balompie. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid have had their Fifa-imposed transfer bans suspended pending their appeals, both Primera División clubs have announced.(...)

Lionel Messi’s acrobatic goal gave Barcelona a 2-1 win away at Malaga. Photograph: Reuters

Malaga 1 Barcelona 2 Barcelona leapfrogged Atletico Madrid to go top of La Liga after Lionel Messi’s acrobatic volley secured a hard-fought 2-1 vict(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during his side’s match against Manchester United at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It had been a busy week for the players of Manchester United as they dutifully fulfilled their obligations to club sponsor Twentieth Century Fox by pl(...)

 Golan Lodge, with Jack Kennedy up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the  Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstwon. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

‘He has very little mileage on the clock,” said Ted Walsh. “He’s like a car you brought home and stood on blocks for three years.” In that sense, th(...)

 Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique  poses next to Espanyol’s Romanian Constantin Galca  at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Barcelona ahead of their Copa del Rey   second leg match. Photograph:   Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is looking to his all-star cast of forwards in the January transfer window. Barca have one of the most potent forward li(...)

Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi is fully expected to reclaim award he has won four times. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

When Michael Owen won the Ballon d’Or in 2001, becoming the first and still the only Englishman to win European football’s player of the year award s(...)

Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi  scores one of his three goals in the Primera Division match  against  Granada CF at the Camp Nou stadium. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona 4 Granada 0 Lionel Messi netted his first hat-trick in 10 months as Barcelona swept aside struggling Granada 4-0 to climb above Atletico Ma(...)

Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona argues with RCD Espanyol players during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has dismissed the reports that striker Luis Suarez threatened Espanyol players in the tunnel after their 4-1 Copa del Rey(...)