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Football fans hold Catalan flags  before FC Barcelona’s match with Girona at the Estadi Montilivi. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

On the pitch, good – nine wins in nine league and Champions League games this season – off it, troubling for FC Barcelona. It is entering uncharted wa(...)

Barcelona taking on Las Palmas in front of a deserted Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

When I agree with a protest or cause, I would generally smile whenever I see peaceful protests in its name. When that cause is under attack, your inst(...)

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu during a news conference at Camp Nou stadium. Photograph: Reuters

Catalan La Liga sides Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona have decided to join the general strike in Catalonia on Tuesday. The strike, called by more than(...)

Empty seats: Barcelona played Las Palmas at  Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.  Photograph: Reuters/Albert Gea

By midday Spanish time yesterday, everyone following the images from Catalonia could see that the violence of the Spanish police in attempting to supp(...)

People help injured persons after a van ploughs into a  crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others  in Barcelona on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

The horrific events in Barcelona and across Catalonia, which saw 13 killed in a van attack, and then five suspected terrorists shot dead in a second i(...)

Manchester United fans before the Uefa Europa League Final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Manchester United’s ill-fated Irish trading arm reported an operating income of €50,000 last year. Accounts filed for Manchester United Commercial En(...)

Lionel Messi arrives at the Hernando Siles stadium ahead of Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifier defeat against Bolivia. Photograph: Getty Images

Barcelona have branded the four-game international ban handed to Lionel Messi for abusing an assistant referee “unjust and totally disproportionate”. (...)

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos lifts the trophy as his team celebrates winning the Uefa Champions League last year. Photograph: Reuters

European football clubs have increased profits by €1.5 billion over the past two seasons, after sustaining years of heavy losses, as so-called financi(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne during Friday’s agm at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

With IRFU chief executive Philip Browne admitting “radical” change is needed for Irish provinces to remain competitive in Europe, the Guinness Pro12 i(...)

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(...)

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