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(...)

Lionel Messi scored on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help set up a 4-0 win over Real Betis. Photograph: Getty

Lionel Messi scored his 425th goal on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help his side to a 4-0 victory against Real Betis. Luis Suarez and Neymar als(...)

 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal. Photograph: Reuters

A goal from Lionel Messi and a double from Luis Suarez saw Barcelona beat River Plate 3-0 in Yokohama to win the Fifa Club World Cup and cap a triumph(...)

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(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale react after Luis Suarez scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on Saturday. Paul Hanna/Reuters

The clasico started with Sergio Busquets producing a drag-back that left Gareth Bale going past him like a cartoon character off a cliff after four se(...)

Gerard Piqué was shown a straight red card for abusing the assistant referee during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao. Photograph: AFP

The Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué faces being suspended for up to 12 weeks following an extraordinary outburst aimed at an assistant referee during (...)

‘The world of football has possibly never known a man to distribute the ball like Xavi Hernández (L). Arguably only Andrea Pirlo (R) in the modern game can rival him in being so niggardly with possession.’ Photographs: Reuters and EPA.

Someone calculated that the gematria values – where a numerical value is assigned to a letter – of Xavi (56) and pass (55) and they are almost iden(...)

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Barcelona will seek their fifth European Cup and Juventus their third. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Is there a word for an anti-climax that happens before the actual event? Whatever that word is, it might in future make a snappier title for the so(...)

José Mourinho says club’s needs are more important than the player’s desire. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

José Mourinho would block Petr Cech from moving to a rival Premier League club, if the decision were up to him. The Chelsea manager said he would ide(...)

Neymar gave Barcelona the lead in their 3-1 win away at PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain 1 Barcelona 3Barcelona’s claim on this competition can feel irresistible on nights such as this. The Catalans prospered here where(...)