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 Ernesto Valverde’s team are nine points clear at the top of La Liga. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has agreed to extend his contract with the club until 2020 with the option of an additional year, the La Liga leaders(...)

Barcelona will host Real Madrid at Camp Nou in Catalonia on Wednesday night. Photograph: Albert Gea/Inpho

Barcelona host El Clasico rivals Real Madrid as the pair meet at the Nou Camp in the opening leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday. The b(...)

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu  with Dutch player Frenkie de Jong,  in Amsterdam last week. Barcelona has announced signing the Ajax midfielder for €75 million plus a possible €11 million in add-ons. Photograph:  EPA

What sort of emotions do footballers feel upon signing the contract that takes them to one of the biggest clubs in the world? Jubilation, exhilaration(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi earns more than €56m a year. Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenez/EPA

Barcelona have become the first sports team in history with average first-team pay in excess of £10 million (€11.3m) a year, according to the latest G(...)

Lionel Messi is back in training after breaking his arm against Sevilla. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Lionel Messi is back in training for Barcelona after missing the last two games because of a broken bone in his arm. Messi suffered the injury on Oct(...)

Barcelona celebrate their 5-1 win over Real Madrid at the Camp nou. Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Real Madrid have now won just once in six games – and if this is to be the end for Julen Lopetegui, it was a painful one, leaving his team in ninth pl(...)

 Barcelona and Glasgow City players battle at a corner during the Champions League last 16 tie at the Mini Estada, Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images.

“The Champions League is there for us to enjoy,” the Barcelona full-back Marta Torrejón insisted and they certainly enjoyed this. For Glasgow City, by(...)

 Brian Fenton in the new Dublin jersey: “From a management point of view they never address twos-in-a-row, threes-in-a-rows, fours-in-a-rows.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Just a few hours before the first shots are fired in the 2019 championship with the provincial draws in RTÉ, a number of Dublin players came to the he(...)

Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal, his second, during the Champions League win over Tottenham at Wembley. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

Sometimes you really do just have to stand and watch – and maybe gawp a little, too. The best athletes in every sport give us a glimpse of something e(...)

 Mauricio Pochettino at a Tottenham training session  in north London before  the Champions League  match against Barcelona. Photograph:  Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino was, by his own admission, living inside the typical footballer’s bubble. Ernesto Valverde was the man who popped it, and, boy, di(...)

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