Argentina’s Lionel Messi  scores his third goal against Ecuador. Argentina’s victory sealed their place in the World Cup in Russia.  Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

1 Fear Germany They finished with 10 wins from ten games and scored 43 – more than anyone else in European or South American qualification. They con(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been summoned to appear in a Spanish court in November. Photo: EPA

Jose Mourinho has been summoned to appear in a Madrid court on November 3rd — two days before he takes his Manchester United side to his old team Chel(...)

The season kicked off with a goal fest between Arsenal and Leicester. Photograph: Getty Images

Even before the Premier League got round to the traditional kick-off time, 13 goals had been scored in two games. A total of 31 goals were scored over(...)

Video footage shows Neymar storm out of a Barcelona training session after a bust-up with new signing Nélson Semedo. Photograph: Juanjo Martin/EPA

Neymar was involved a training ground fight with a Barcelona team-mate as his as his world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain appears to edge clos(...)

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano scores   from the penalty spot during the La Liga  game against Osasuna at the Nou Camp, his first goal for the club. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona 7 Osasuna 1 Barcelona thrashed Osasuna 7-1 on Wednesday as Lionel Messi, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer each scored twice to send them three (...)

 Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus pats Lionel Messi of Barcelona on the back during their quarter-final second leg match at Camp Nou. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Barcelona 0 Juventus 0 (0-3 on aggregate) There was to be no Comeback Part II, no repetition of that night against Paris Saint-Germain and no sign of(...)

FC Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano, Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr  during a training session at the Joan Gamper sports facilities in Barcelona.  Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Luis Enrique says no one should take much notice of what players and managers say when they are prisoners of euphoria or despair straight after games,(...)

Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini scores his side’s third goal in their Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona. Photo: Andrea Di Marco/EPA

Juventus 3 Barcelona 0 Barcelona need another Nou Camp miracle if they are to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a crushing 3-0 loss to Juv(...)

 Neymar leaves the pitch after being shown a red card against Malaga. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona failed to close the gap on LaLiga leaders Real Madrid as they were beaten 2-0 at Malaga, where Brazil forward Neymar was sent off. Antoine (...)

Bolivia’s Marcelo Martins scores his side’s second goal  past Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the World Cup qualifier  at the  Hernando Siles stadium in  La Paz. Photograph: Manuel Claure/Reuters

Bolivia 2 Argentina 0 Argentina, weakened by the last-minute suspension of Lionel Messi, had their chances of reaching next year’s World Cup finals d(...)