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(...)

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(...)

 Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta walks off the pitch in Rome. Photograph: Reuters

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta was struggling to accept his side’s shock 3-0 defeat at AS Roma which knocked them out of the Champions League on(...)

 Barcelona’s Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes in action against Atletico  Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ernesto Valverde is considering including André Gomes against Chelsea despite the midfielder publicly admitting he is not enjoying playing football a(...)

Lionel Messi shone during Barcelona’s win over Girona. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona team mates and coach Ernesto Valverde were singing his praises after the Argentine scored an inspired free kick where he sent(...)

 Lionel Messi celebrates scoring  Barcelona’s equaliser with team-mate  Andres Iniesta in the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Barcelona 1 In the end, it turned out to be a harsh reminder for Chelsea about the realities of the Champions League. They had taken the le(...)

FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez goes past Eibar’s goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic on his way to scoring during their La Liga win. Photo: Juan Herrero/EPA

Eibar 0 Barcelona 2 LaLiga leaders Barcelona warmed up for their Champions League clash against Chelsea with a 2-0 win at Eibar, who finished with 10(...)

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