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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(...)

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 and  team-mate Samuel Umtiti during Barcelona’s training session at Sant Joan d’Espi sports city near Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Enric Fontcuberta/EPA

Quique Setién scoffed and then started laughing. “No way,” he said. He had been talking for 12 minutes and he was only halfway through, still trying t(...)

Neymar with his son watches from the stands before the Copa America final. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil winning a Copa América at home cannot be said to be a surprise. They have hosted the tournament five times and, after beating Peru 3-1 in the f(...)

Man of the match Everton celebrates his goal in Brazil’s 5-0 rout of Peru. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty

Peru 0 Brazil 5 Brazil overwhelmed Peru with three goals in a superb first half to set up a crushing 5-0 victory on Saturday and cruise into the Copa(...)

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold  applauded Barcelona’s fans during his solo lap of honour – and they applauded him back. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Twenty years old, on the same pitch as Lionel Messi, and it is your “genius moment” that Jürgen Klopp and the football world salute, having driven you(...)

Naby Keita of Liverpool scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Huddersfield Town. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

When Liverpool scored after 15 seconds against Huddersfield Town on Friday night, one common reaction would have been to bemoan the lack of competitiv(...)

The Barcelona team before their last home defeat, against Real Betis last November. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United have already written a piece of European Cup history this season, becoming the first team to overturn a 2-0 home defeat in the secon(...)

Thiago Silva remonstrates with the referee after a penalty is awarded to Manchester United. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Football still, it turns out, has the power to fight back. Money is a lot of things but it isn’t quite everything, not yet. Although before we get ca(...)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford fires home his late penalty past Paris St Germain goalkeeper  Gianluigi Buffon during the Champions League round of 16 second leg at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Paris St Germain 1 Manchester United 3 (3-3 on agg, Man Utd win on away goals) Where does this result register in the list of spectacular European ni(...)

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