Luis Suarez  scores the opening goal past Joe Hart. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 Perhaps the most dispiriting part for Manchester City came from that numbing feeling that, if anything, the gulf has wid(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez speaks with team mate Lionel Messi during their match against Malaga at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has been the driving force behind their recent prolific form but was largely anonymous in a costly home defeat by Mala(...)

Barcelona could incorporate the sponsor Qatar Airways into the name of their historic Nou Camp stadium.  (Photograph:  Krzysztof Dydynsk)

Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium may incorporate Qatar Airways into its name as part of a future sponsorship deal.The airline’s chief executive officer, A(...)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu suggested that there is a political campaign against the club over its prominent role in Catalan nationalism. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he h(...)

Atletico Madrid were reduced to nine men as they were beaten 3-2 by Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon.  (Photograph: Reuters/Sergio Perez)

This game started early – and ended early, too. By half-time Barcelona were 3-2 up at the Vicente Calderón, 4-2 up on aggregate and already into the s(...)

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lione Messi were all on the scoresheet for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Camp Nou. (Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea)

The crisis may not yet be over in Catalonia but it was contained here. Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid for the first time in over a year, with a goal e(...)

Lionel Messi has said rumpurs he could be in line for a move to Chelsea or Manchester City are “lies”. (Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Lionel Messi has denied that he demanded Barcelona sack their manager, Luis Enrique, and says he has no intention of leaving the club, describing repo(...)

Former Barcelona ’keeper Victor Valdes is set to join Manchester United on an 18 month deal. (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Manchester United are set to announce the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on an 18-month contract.Valdes has been a free agent si(...)

 Louis van Gaal with Ryan Giggs during Manchester United’s match against Tottenham  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Louis van Gaal has admitted the FA Cup represents Manchester United’s best hope for a trophy this season, as the manager prepares his team for tomorr(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)