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Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez scores on his debut at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Debutant Luis Suarez wasted no time in making his mark at Atletico Madrid as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a day to forget. Suarez came(...)

Bayern Munich celebrate their Uefa Super Cup win over Sevilla. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/AP

Bayern Munich 2 Sevilla 1 (AET) Javi Martínez netted an extra-time winner as Bayern Munich claimed the Uefa Super Cup with a 2-1 come-from-behind vic(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ivan Rakitic scores Barcelona’s winner against Athletic. Photograph: Pau Barrena/Getty/AFP

Barcelona 1 Athletic Bilbao 0 Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic scored his first goal of the season to give his side a 1-0 win at home to Athletic Bi(...)

Graeme Souness’s fixation with World Cup winner Paul Pogba continues. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty

Souness’s Pogba fixation continues Not even a pandemic can take Graeme Souness’s mind off Paul Pogba, his non-flattering fixation with the French lad(...)

Lionel Messi scores Barcelona’s winner against Real Sociedad from the spot. Photograph: Luis Gene/Getty/AFP

Barcelona 1 Real Sociedad 0 Lionel Messi’s late penalty given after a VAR review saw Barcelona edge out Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Nou Camp to move bac(...)

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