Barcelona’s  Sergio Busquets slides in to tackle Atletico Madrid’s  Rodri    during the La Liga game at the  Nou Camp at the weekend. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Manchester United and Barcelona met it ended with a plea for mercy. There were 10 minutes left in the 2011 European Cup final when Wayne(...)

Lionel Messi’s free-kick opened the scoring in Barcelona’s La Liga clash against Espanyol at the Nou Camp. Photograph:  Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona 2 Espanyol 0 Lionel Messi surpassed 40 goals in a season for the 10th successive year as his brace secured Barcelona a 2-0 derby victory ov(...)

Valencia forward Santiago Mina Lorenzo celebrates scoring a goal during his side’s win over  Espanyol. Photograph: Getty Images

Valencia coach Marcelino was sent off from the dugout for dissent before watching his side earn a barely deserved 2-0 win at Espanyol to stay in touch(...)