Lionel Messi

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Liverpool midfielder James Milner celebrates after  the  Champions League defeat of Porto in Portugal. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

James Milner has said Liverpool’s European experience and style of play give them every confidence of beating Barcelona in the Champions League semi-f(...)

  Fernando Llorente  celebrates his goal against Manchester City. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Tottenham v Ajax The tie that nobody expected. It should have been Manchester City v Juventus but then football - beautiful, wild, unpredictable foot(...)

Ole Gunnar  Solskjaer: faces major challenge of reshaping his squad during the summer. Photograph: Ian Hodgson/PA

As a chastened Manchester United turn back to the Premier League, where their aim of securing a top-four finish will be tested by the visits of Manche(...)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves the Camp Nou pitch after his team’s 3-0 defeat. Photograph: Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has admitted Manchester United are facing a rebuilding job after watching them suffer their heaviest aggregate defeat from a two-l(...)

Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof during his team’s 3-0 defeat in Catalonia. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

On the stroke of half-time Lionel Messi did something awful, but also quite funny, to Phil Jones. Messi had spent the previous 45 minutes picking up t(...)

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal  past  Manchester United goalkeeper  David de Gea during the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Nou Camp.  Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Barcelona 3 ManchesterUnited 0 (Barcelona win 4-0 on agg) If there was one tiny glimmer of consolation for Manchester United, it was that they encoun(...)

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(...)

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Avram Glazer and Joel Glazer, owners of Manchester United, prior to a training session  at Camp Nou  in Barcelona. Photograph: Spain.  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Champions League  quarter-final, second leg: Barcelona (1) v Manchester Utd (0), Camp Nou, Tuesday, 8pm (RTÉ2, BT Sport 2) It is, as everyone kn(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa argues with referee Gil Manzano at the Camp Nou stadium in Catalonia. Photograph: EPA

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has been given an eight-match ban and fined for abusing a referee. The striker was dismissed during the first half of A(...)

Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident his team can find their scoring touch in Catalonia. Photograph: Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was frustrated with Manchester United’s first leg home defeat to Barcelona but insisted they are capable of another memorable com(...)

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