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Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi scores their first goal from a free-kick  against PSV Eindhoven’s goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet  during the  Champions League Group B  match  at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Enric Fontcuberta/EPA

Barcelona 4 PSV Eindhoven 0 Lionel Messi scored a sensational hat-trick as Barcelona kick-started their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win at h(...)

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring Barcelona’s  sixth goal against SD Huesca at   Camp Nou on Sunday. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez scored twice each as La Liga champions. Barcelona turned on the style to hammer Huesca 8-2 on Sunday and join Real Madri(...)

Lionel Messi scores his second and Barcelona’s third against Alaves. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Barcelona 3 Alaves 0 Lionel Messi scored twice as LaLiga champions Barcelona beat Alaves 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their opening match of the new season(...)

Harry Kane leads England’s celebrations after their win over Sweden. Photograph: Getty Images

England are in the World Cup semi-finals and the question remains: how did they get there? Gareth Southgate’s men have undoubtedly benefited from good(...)

Iago Aspas scores Spain’s second aganist Morocco - which secured top spot in Group B. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Spain 2 Morocco 2 What a thriller. The Atlas Lions bow out, then, having left their mark on this World Cup - and on their illustrious neighbours from(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his  third goal in the World Cup Group B clash with Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Get sentenced to two years in prison in the afternoon, come out and score a hat-trick in a World Cup classic against Spain that night. Cristiano Ronal(...)

Andres Iniesta is set to make his final appearances in a Spain shirt this summer. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spain (6-1) Who are they? The aura of invincibility which surrounded Spanish football from 2008-2012 is long gone, but Spain remain a heavyweight fo(...)

Andres Iniesta leaves the pitch after his final El Clásico appearance. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 2 Rarely has a draw felt so good to this stadium. Barcelona are three games away from completing an unbeaten season after thi(...)

Barcelona celebrate after winning against Deportivo de la Coruna at the Riazor to seal the La Liga title. Photo: Lavandeira jr/EPA

The league came to a close at both ends of Riazor, two human circles forming. Deportivo de La Coruña’s players joined together, arms around each other(...)

Gerard Pique celebrates his goal against AS Roma. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP

FC Barcelona 4 AS Roma 1 Roma scored three at the Camp Nou but their chances of reaching a first Champions League semi-final since 1984 are slim. Thi(...)

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