Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique speaks after paying tribute to late Dutch football star Johan Cruyff in a special condolence area set up at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona on March 29, 2016.Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images

History beckons for Luis Enrique. In only his second season in the big seat at FC Barcelona, he’s already a shoo-in to retain the Spanish league title(...)

A fan  poses with a  jersey of late football legend Johan Cruyff outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona yesterday following the death of the Dutch footballer. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis/AFP/Getty

“Johan Cruyff was not scared of anything,” Txiki Begiristain recalls. The Dutchman’s players, on the other hand, were. At least to begin with, before(...)

Perils of protest: Not only does Catalonia risk leaving the euro, it could could also see FC Barcelona barred from playing in the Spanish league. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia would be excluded from the European Union if it broke away from Spain, according to opponents of the region’s independence drive. They also (...)

Luis Enrique’s Barcelona are on the brink of the treble. Photograph: Getty

Luis Enrique declared hunting season open in the first week of November and it lasted well into the new year. Barcelona had just been beaten at home b(...)

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(...)

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the pitch after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou Stadium. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Paris St Germain’s then sports director Leonardo declared the club were ready for tougher competitions in Europe two years ago but Tuesday’s Champion(...)

Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria have each hosted Bid Inspection visits from a delegation of Ryder Cup Europe officials - led by Ryder Cup Director R(...)

Detail from ‘Lionel Messi and a Universe of Flowers’  by Takashi Murakami, which sold for £317,000 in a charity auction at Sotheby’s, London

The worlds of international soccer and fine art rarely collide, but last week in London, at a charity auction in Sotheby’s, one of the world’s most fa(...)

FC Barcelona have had their two-window transfer ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after appeal (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Barcelona will not be allowed to sign any players in 2015 after the Catalan club’s appeal against their transfer ban was dismissed by the Court of Arb(...)

Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez could debut against Real Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Luis Suarez’s debut for Barcelona is likely to come against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday October 25th.The striker – who joined from Liverp(...)