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Barcelona’s  Sergio Busquets slides in to tackle Atletico Madrid’s  Rodri    during the La Liga game at the  Nou Camp at the weekend. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Manchester United and Barcelona met it ended with a plea for mercy. There were 10 minutes left in the 2011 European Cup final when Wayne(...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts during his team’s match against Manchester United  at Old Trafford on April 29th. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Arsene Wenger’s team selection yesterday evening, with several senior players rested in advance of the Europa League semi-final next Thursday, let eve(...)

Real Madrid’s  Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the last 16  first leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

It takes something out of the ordinary to get the most spoiled supporters in the world this riled up. The roars around the Bernabéu told you that Real(...)

The 2,000 plus who attend created an atmosphere in Turners Cross as addictive as the temple of the Camp Nou. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I am a football romantic. I worship at the church of Cruyffism. I enjoy (to quote John Giles) tippy-tappy football. I like watching midfielders dictat(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli is rumoured to be a target of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Mauricio Pochettino has told his Tottenham Hotspur players to blot out the lure of big-money moves to elite-level rivals in order to fight until the l(...)

Barcelona’s head coach Luis Enrique could still lead the team to a league and Cup double this season. Photograph: PA

At the press conference before Barcelona’s match with Sporting Gijón on Wednesday Luis Enrique was asked if he felt tired, worn out by the demands of (...)

Spanish  players celebrate victory over Italy in the 2012 UEFA European Championship final in Kiev, Ukraine, as Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon  walks by. Photograph:  Martin Rose/Getty Images

The blood poured from Luis Enrique’s nose, a red stain reaching across the white towel pressed against his face. In Foxborough, Massachusetts, Spain h(...)

Ivan Rakitic will come up against a number of his Barcelona team mates when Croatia play Spain on Tuesday night. Photograph: Afp

Ivan Rakitic was on the phone this week, texting friends. You have enjoyed your games so much so far that you can sit this one out, he told players in(...)

Manchester City have the richest owner in Sheikh Mansour; United, however, boast a worldwide reach as Ed Woodward continues to grow the business

Managers Manchester City Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, head coach are six words to delight all City fans and make every Manchester United devote(...)

‘The world of football has possibly never known a man to distribute the ball like Xavi Hernández (L). Arguably only Andrea Pirlo (R) in the modern game can rival him in being so niggardly with possession.’ Photographs: Reuters and EPA.

Someone calculated that the gematria values – where a numerical value is assigned to a letter – of Xavi (56) and pass (55) and they are almost iden(...)

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