Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during their Spanish first division soccer match against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames stadium. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters

Barcelona gained a measure of revenge for their Supercopa mauling at the hands of Athletic Bilbao by claiming a 1-0 win at San Mames in the opening ro(...)

Chelsea have all but sealed a €30 million deal with Barcelona to sign winger Pedro, beating Manchester United to get the Spain internatonal. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea have completed the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro in a deal believed to be worth €30million. The Premier League champions stepped in to s(...)

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 (...)

Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique is eager for the Pedro saga to end. Photograph: Getty Images

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is impatient for the transfer window to close at the end of the month to end the uncertainty over the future of Spain fo(...)

 Athletic Club’s Aritz Aduriz celebrates after scoring against FC Barcelona during the Spanish soccer Supercup second leg match at Camp Nou. Photograph: EPA

Not since witnessing the birth of his daughter has Aritz Aduriz experienced the kind of joy that consumed him when Athletic Bilbao ended a 31-year wai(...)

 Barcelona say they will not be selling any players - ruling out any deal involving Pedro. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Barcelona have completed their business in the latest transfer window and the Spanish and European champions’ squad is now “closed”, president Josep B(...)

Matteo Darmian is introduced as a recent signing with Manchester United in Bellevue, Wash. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

The Italian reporters in Manaus were quick to poke fun at English ignorance. After watching Matteo Darmian play a starring role in Italy’s World Cup-o(...)

Dundalk play BATE Borisov in the Champions League second qualifying round. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk had a one in six chance of meeting Celtic, but must instead be content with BATE Borisov as their opposition in the Champions League second qu(...)

Slaven Bilic enjoyed an 18-month spell at Upton Park as a player. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Slaven Bilic is confident he will be confirmed as West Ham United’s manager within the next 48 hours, although the success of his application may actu(...)

Supporters of Barcelona wave Catalan independentist flags “Estelada” during the   King’s Cup final at the Camp Nou stadium: the anti-Spanish message was widely anticipated by authorities. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

After months of relative calm, the issue of Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain has been thrust back into the spotlight in recent days, in gre(...)