Spain’s media did not react well to the national side’s first home defeat in a competitive match for 15 years. Composite: Marca, AS, Mundo Deportivo, Sport, 20minutos

“I was great at half-time,” said the Spain manager Luis Enrique. “The logical thing would have been to kick something, crap on everything and kill the(...)

 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona argues with the referee Jaime Latre at the end of the   match. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

La Liga champions Barcelona’s domestic struggles continued as they dropped points for the third game in a row, drawing 1-1 at home to Athletic Bilbao (...)

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(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez attempts an overhead kick during the La Liga game against  Real Sociedad at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Sociedad 1 Barcelona 2 Barcelona rode their luck to come from behind and win 2-1 at Real Sociedad on Saturday, continuing to banish their awful (...)

England’s Marcus Rashford has a shot at goal during their Nations League meeting with Spain at Wembley. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Gareth Southgate must have feared the homecoming might turn out this way, with a slap in the face to shrug the nation out of all the giddiness of the (...)

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos vies for the ball with Ivan Alejo of Getafe. Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenez/EPA

The union of Spanish footballers (AFE) is unanimously opposed to La Liga’s plans to play regular season games in the United States and will not rule o(...)

Julen Lopetegui:  he can now look forward to being called a traitor by the half of Spain that is not already laughing at him. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Throughout his two years as coach of the Spanish national team, Julen Lopetegui often came across as a bland bureaucrat – exactly the type of federati(...)

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(...)

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez during the Catalan club’s first league defeat of the season at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia. Photograph: Getty Images

Levante 5 Barcelona 4 Barcelona’s hopes of an unbeaten La Liga campaign were ended in their penultimate game as they lost 5-4 at Levante. The champi(...)

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(...)

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