Valencia’s Kevin Gameiro celebrates scoring their first goal in the Copa del Rey Final against Catalan club Barcelona at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Valencia 2 Barcelona 1 Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, ending the La Liga champions’ four-year winning streak in th(...)

Lionel Messi: was successfully curtailed for opening 75 minutes by Liverpool but then struck twice to give Barcelona a 3-0 lead.  Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty

Contemplating his side’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City last season, Jürgen Klopp said that to sit back and look to absorb pr(...)

Lionel Messi’s brace gave Barcelona the advantage in their Champions League semi-final aganist Liverpool. Photograph: Josep Lagp/AFP/Getty

There was a moment at the end of this game – like so many other Lionel Messi moments – that you felt like pulling out of the air, taking home and keep(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opening goal at the Benito Villamarin stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

“Truth is, I don’t remember anything like this,” Lionel Messi said but nor do they and their reaction said more than words, long abandoned as inadequa(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal against Rayo Vallecano with Ivan Rakitic. Photograph:  Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona 3 Rayo Vallecano 1 Barcelona came from a goal down to defeat struggling Rayo Vallecano 3-1 and restore their seven-point lead at the top of(...)

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi  reserves the “first minutes” of each match for interpretation, says coach Ernesto Valverde, ignoring the ball and taking a reconnaissance walk around the opposition defence, fixing each man’s position in his head before trying to capitalise later in the game on perceived weaknesses.  Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenez?EPA

A little man in a baseball cap, sitting high in his luxury crossover SUV, drives into the players’ parking lot at FC Barcelona’s closed training groun(...)

Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic volleys home their second goal in the  Champions League  Group B match against  Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Barcelona 4 For Tottenham, it was a harsh lesson in the realities of the Champions League at the highest level. Incredibly, they (...)

Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich. Photo: A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern

Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich after agreeing personal terms with the Chile midfielder over a £27m transfe(...)

Brazil’s midfielder Paulinho waves as he leaves his team’s hotel in Kazan following their World Cup exit. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil midfielder Paulinho has re-joined Guangzhou Evergrande after just one season at Barcelona on a one-year loan, the Chinese club have announced. (...)

Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder scores his first goal in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters

Manchester United 1 Sevilla 2 (Sevilla win 2-1 on agg) This elimination of Manchester United from the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday nig(...)

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