Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)

 Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara after scoring against FSV Mainz 05 earlier this month. Photograph: PA

Spain international Thiago Alcantara has committed his future to Bayern Munich by signing a new long-term deal with the Bundesliga leaders. The 26-ye(...)

Bayern Munich manager Peop Guardiola on the sidelines during the Champions League game against Arsenal at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Bayern Munich hogged 66 per cent of the ball in their 5-1 Champions League victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola wanted more. “Wha(...)

 Rafinha of FC Barcelona damaged his anterior cruciate ligament playing against Roma. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will undergo surgery after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions League (...)