Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola (left) with  Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini.  Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. (...)

Valencia players celebrate after scoring against Las Palmas during the Copa del Rey quarter finals second leg. Photo: PA

Stuttering Valencia reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals after a Rodrigo Moreno goal earned a morale-boosting 1-0 second-leg victory at Las Palmas and(...)

Real Madrid reportedly had three approaches for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi turned down. Photograph: Getty

Real Madrid have tried three times in the last five years to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a report in Spain. The ‘Partido de l(...)

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(...)

Valencia players despondent after the final whistle of their Copa del Rey quarter-final with Las Palmas. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Valencia 1 Las Palmas 1 Valencia’s struggles under new coach Gary Neville continued when they had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw in their(...)

Javier Mascherano arrives at a Barcelona courthouse. Mascherano was given a one-year prison sentence, and a fine of €815,000 for fraud. Photograph: Josep Lago/Getty Images

Javier Mascherano’s lawyers are seeking to convert a one-year prison sentence into a fine after the Barcelona midfielder admitted two counts of tax fr(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been named as the winner of the 2015 Fifa Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Zurich. Photo: Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has won the Fifa Ballon d’Or for the fifth time after beating Cristiano Ronaldo and team mate Neymar to the award in Zurich. (...)

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 celebrate Luis Suarez’s opener in their 3-0 Club World Cup semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande. Photograph: Getty

Barcelona 3 Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 to book a FIFA Club Worl(...)

Valencia’s Santi Mina celebrates with Zakaria Bakkali after scoring the equaliser against Barcelona in their La Liga clash. Photo: PA

Valencia 1 Barcelona 1 Gary Neville watched from the stands as Valencia survived a Barcelona onslaught to claim a 1-1 draw. Luis Suarez thought h(...)