Lionel Messi: returned to action as a substitute against Real Madrid following his injury-enforced absence. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFPGetty Images

Holders Barcelona are highly unlikely to have centre back Javier Mascherano available for tonight’s tie at home to AS Roma, coach Luis Enrique said ye(...)

Rafael Benítez has been instructed by the club president Florentino Pérez  to keep Gareth Bale centre stage at Real Madrid. Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

They have turned on Rafa Benítez with indecent haste. No one said it would be easy managing Real Madrid, but the speed at which critics have rounde(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo looks despondent as his side slumped to a defeat against Sevilla on Sunday night. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

A flash of brilliance from Neymar helped Barcelona pull three points clear at the top of the Primera Division on Sunday. The Brazilian striker had al(...)

David Moyes: his Real Sociedad team have only won twice in their last 10 games. Photograph: Juan Herrero/EPA.

David Moyes is on the verge of the sack from Real Sociedad as the Spanish club consider their options following a 2-0 defeat at second-bottom Las Palm(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came on and scored the winner at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul White/AP

Lionel Messi came off the bench to earn Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo hit five goals in a 6-0 romp a(...)

Nikica Jelavic has joined West Ham United from Hull City, bringing the Hammers total dealings on deadline day to three. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

West Ham have announced the signing of striker Nikica Jelavic from Hull City as the Premier League club take their number of deadline day signings to (...)

Former Barcelona player Juliano Belletti shows the name of Manchester United football club during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony in Monaco. Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images

Manchester City’s unhappy knack of being handed tough Champions League draws continued on Thursday, when they were placed into a group alongside last (...)

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(...)

Barcelona’s Neymar is reportedly open to a move to Manchester United. Photograph: Reuters

Neymar is open to moving to Manchester United from Barcelona, though there is a recognition the transfer is unlikely to occur before the current windo(...)

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 (...)