The treatment of his great friend  Luis Suarez by the club was the final straw for Lionel Messi. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barça usually get late night kick-off times for La Liga games at the Camp Nou. Players spill out of the stadium around midnight to go home. Lionel Mes(...)

Luis Suarez is set to leave Barcelona, with his last match for the club likely to be an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Getty/AFP

Luis Suárez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti have been told they are not part of Barcelona’s plans as Ronald Koeman’s cull begins. With p(...)

Barcelona’s new Dutch coach Ronald Koeman removes his facemask during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Josep Lago /AFP via Getty Images)

“If nothing goes awry, the new manager will be Ronald Koeman, ” Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, said, and this time at least nothing did (...)

Lionel Messi looks dejected as Bayern Munich run riot. Photo: Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images

The seventh goal was the saddest. Lionel Messi comes back to his own half to get the ball, turns and scans the options. Philippe Coutinho at one o’clo(...)

Lionel Messi and team-mates during  a training session at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on the eve of the quarter-final match against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty

Champions League quarter-final: Barcelona v Bayern Munich Kick-off: 8pm, Friday. Venue: Estádio da Luz. On TV: Live on RTÉ 2, BT Sport 1 and Vir(...)

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will face competition favourites Bayern Munich on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Atalanta v PSG (Wednesday) On the one side, the fairy story of this season’s Champions League, the sole remaining Italian club in the competition wit(...)

Barcelona have become increasingly reliant on Lionel Messi who is now 33. Photo: Getty Images

Barcelona have not been champions of Europe since 2015. Five years may not be a long time to most, but to a modern superclub it is a period endured wi(...)

Lionel Messi in FC Barcelona colours. The club has withdrawn the defective jerseys before they could go on sale to fans. Photograph: Getty

FC Barcelona is set to pursue Nike for compensation after discovering a defect with new football kits made by the US sportswear maker, resulting in th(...)

 Pau Francisco of Villarreal scores an own goal under pressure from Antoine Griezmann of Barcelona during the La Liga match at Estadio de la Ceramica. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Villarreal 1 Barcelona 4 Barcelona responded to a trying week by thrashing Villarreal 4-1 away to stay alive in the La Liga title race, producing one(...)

Barcelona manager Quique Setien talks to his team in a break during their draw with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in Catalonia. Photograph: Getty Images

Leo Messi was the first off the pitch, heading down the tunnel alone as Barcelona’s anthem began echoing around a stadium as vacant as the look in the(...)

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