• Messi returns to full training

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi takes part in the first training session of Clasico week, raising hopes he could be set for a timely return at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

  • ‘Messi most-feared opponent’

    Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has labelled Barcelona star Lionel Messi the opponent he has had the most difficulty facing.

  • Messi rivalry spurs on Ronaldo

    Zinedine Zidane has voiced his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the rivalry with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi only spurs on the Real Madrid attacker.

  • Messi is the best player of last decade: Pele

    Brazilian football legend Pele has named Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer of the last decade, as he also paid tribute to Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Barcelona, the jewel in Catalan independence crown

    Catalonia may not be a state, but it can count on a small and symbolic red and blue army in the form of European football champions Barcelona.

  • Gold ingot seized in Argentina

    The Argentine authorities say they have arrested two Paraguayan men who tried to cross the border with a 19th Century gold ingot worth more than $2m.

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