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Many of those settling in to watch Sunday night’s television interview with Lionel Messi did so in search of optimism, reasons for hope. File photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

In four days’ time Lionel Messi can begin negotiating with any team he likes, but he won’t. That’s the good news for Barcelona fans, and there is more(...)

An aerial view of people queueing along Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires to reach the Casa Rosada presidential palace to pay tribute to Diego Maradona. Photograph:  Ivan Pisarenko/AFP via Getty Images

Those who screw up their faces sneering as they contemplate the latest incarnation of Maradona, the one who had difficulties walking, struggled to tal(...)

 Brian Clough and Bill Shankly  lead out their teams at Wembley Stadium for the Charity Shield match between champions Leeds United and FA Cup winners Liverpool in 1974. Photograph: by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke By Ronald Reng Originally planned as an autobiography, with Enke – who was expected to be Germany’s goa(...)

Gareth Bale’s Wales can qualify for Euro 2020 with victory over Hungary on Tuesday night. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Great British Bake Off spoiler Until we read the Guardian’s eternally fabulous The Knowledge last week we were completely unaware of the uproar cause(...)

Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi with his teammate Luis Suarez.

Premier Sports, the pay TV broadcaster founded by Irish businessman Mickey O’Rourke, has secured the UK and Ireland rights to show every match from Sp(...)

 Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick. Photo: Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

The morning after the night before and even the dawn chorus - infiltrated by liver birds, presumably - sounded like it was kicking off with a tune sus(...)

Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson in action. Jurgen Klopp’s loyalty to him tells us a couple of interesting things about the Liverpool manager’s way of thinking. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week, Louis van Gaal gave an interview to the BBC in which he said that Ajax played better in the first leg of their Champions League tie against(...)

 Divock Origi of Liverpool scores a strange goal past Jordan Pickford of Everton. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Marco Silva said it after the game: the great thing about football is it always shows you something new. The 55,000 people at Anfield must have seen u(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar  at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid  on the eve of the Champions League football match against Real Madrid CF. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain’s preparation for this visit to the Santiago Bernabeu began at the Camp Nou, Unai Emery has claimed. PSG’s manager watched his te(...)

Neymar’s late brilliance inspired Barcelona to their improbable 6-1 win over PSG. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP

“As long as there’s a 1% chance, we’ll have 99% faith,” Neymar wrote in the aftermath of Barcelona’s 4-0 destruction in Paris – but by the time he sto(...)

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