Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his  equaliser in the La Liga game against Atletico Madrid at the  Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 1 Luis Suarez’s 82nd-minute header denied Atletico Madrid a first LaLiga win over Barcelona in seven years. Barca’s perf(...)

 Lionel Messi throws his jersey to the crowd as he celebrates his team’s win over Ecuador. Photograph: Getty Images

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American matches that also saw Per(...)

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring his side’s late winner in the  Champions League  match against  Atletico at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid 1 Chelsea 2 “This is the right moment to understand where we are,” Antonio Conte had said on the eve of this game, and the answer he (...)

Philippe Coutinho of Brazil celebrates his goal against Ecuador with teammate Willian. Photograph: Reuters

Uruguay and Argentina drew 0-0 in an uninspiring but hotly contested World Cup qualifier in Montevideo on Thursday, a result that leaves both sides s(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo during Real Madrid’s 3-0 win at Santiago Bernabeu last night. Photograph: Getty Images

It happens to every player when they accelerate past the wrong side of 30. Suddenly the legs are heavier. The pace starts to go, younger opponents whi(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the second  of his three goals in the  Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.  Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters/ Livepic

Real Madrid 3 Atletico Madrid 0 The Bernabéu bounced and burst into song, the lyrics ringing around this arena the same that had adorned the huge ban(...)

Atletico celebrate their La Liga triumph at Camp Nou in 2014. Below, Leicester lift last season’s Premier League trophy. Photographs: Getty Images

One by one they got up, the pile of bodies peeling away a player at a time until there were only two remaining and the Atletico Madrid captain, Gabi F(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after scoring a late winner in their La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid. Photo: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 2 Lionel Messi was once again the scourge of Atletico Madrid with an 86th-minute winner that kept Barcelona firmly in the(...)

Besiktas’ Vincent Aboubakar celebrates after scoring a late equaliser in his side’s 3-3 draw with Benfica in Istanbul. Photo: Sedat Suna/EPA

Besiktas 3 Benfica 3 Besiktas produced a stunning comeback to keep their Champions League hopes alive with a 3-3 home draw against Benfica. The P(...)

 Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Lucas Biglia and Pablo Zabaleta were all part of last year’s Argentina squad beaten in the Copa America final. Photograph: Getty Images

Not everybody, it’s fair to say, will be taking the Copa America Centenario entirely seriously. There’s the Olympics to prepare for and, after a World(...)