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  • Nadal wins on own court to reach Barcelona Open third round

    Rafael Nadal saw off Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Barcelona Open, while Andy Murray advanced after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew.

  • Real, Barca still neck and neck after big wins

    Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to stay level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Wednesday after the Catalans crushed Osasuna 7-1, condemning the minnows to relegation.

  • Bale sidelined

    Gareth Bale could miss the rest of Real Madrid's season after suffering the latest in a series of calf injuries since he joined the Spanish giants four years ago.

  • ‘Real should have been smarter with 10 men’

    Zinedine Zidane criticised his Real Madrid players after their dramatic Clasico defeat to Barcelona, insisting they should have been smarter in the closing stages of their loss.

  • Neymar out of Clasico

    Luis Enrique, who can't call on the suspended Neymar Jr nor the injured Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu, has left out Masip and included Aleñá in his match day squad for the game against Real Madrid.

  • Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico

    Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.

  • Ronaldo poised to make decisive Clasico impact

    Cristiano Ronaldo has made a habit of defying his critics and will try to do so again by leading Real Madrid one step closer to the Spanish title on Sunday against bitter rivals Barcelona.

  • Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season

    Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico.

  • Italy hails Juventus

    "Unbeatable" Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona "cry" in the quarter-finals.

  • ‘No one will want to play Juve after ousting Barca’

    Juventus's outstanding display to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League will have the rest of Europe running scared of the Old Lady, defender Leonardo Bonucci said on Wednesday.

  • Rising star Dybala is Messi's mirror image

    Diminutive, dynamic and armed with a deadly left foot, Paulo Dybala could be a prototype of a Lionel Messi clone.

  • Barca can complete another Champions League comeback against Juve

    Neymar is keeping the faith, confident Barcelona can complete another remarkable comeback to reach the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Juventus.

  • 'Japanese Messi' sets record

    Japanese media hailed wonderkid Takefusa Kubo on Sunday after he became the youngest scorer in the J-League at 15 with a strike for FC Tokyo's under-23 side.

  • Messi in attack, messy in defence

    Four hundred and ninety eight and counting. Lionel Messi closed in on 500 goals for Barcelona with two against Real Sociedad on Saturday night and they turned out to be very important.

  • Juve optimistic that injured Dybala can face Barca

    Juventus are optimistic that forward Paulo Dybala will recover from injury in time to face Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday after he was forced out of Saturday's game with Pescara.

  • Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

    Lionel Messi kept Barcelona's title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain's top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend's El Clasico.

  • Clasico concern for Bale

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale was withdrawn from the 2-1 win at Bayern Munich due to an injury concern.

  • Dybala hits double as Juve stun Barcelona

    Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scores a delightful first-half double to eclipse illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus record a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

  • Neymar banned for 3 matches

    Barcelona's Brazilian superstar Neymar will miss a huge La Liga clash at Real Madrid on April 23 after being handed a three-game suspension, the Spanish federation said on Tuesday.

  • Atletico's Leicester test

    Atletico Madrid have grown accustomed to slaying Europe's giants in the Champions League under Diego Simeone, but ending Leicester City's run may prove even tougher than ousting Barcelona or Bayern Munich, according to Filipe Luis.

  • Allegri's defensive art form threatens Barca

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes that defending is just as much as an art form as attacking and advises anyone who wants to watch a show to go to the circus.

  • Enrique rues missed chance

    Neymar was sent-off as Barcelona lost further ground on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga in a shock 2-0 defeat to Malaga on Saturday.

  • Neymar set to miss Real match over red card reaction

    Neymar is at risk of being ruled out of Barcelona's upcoming clash with Real Madrid due to his reaction to being sent off in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Malaga.

  • Barca fall to shock Malaga defeat

    Neymar was sent off as Barcelona suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at Malaga on Saturday that scuppered their hopes of going top of La Liga and handed control of the title race to leaders to Real Madrid.

  • Italian doctor rescues Messi

    Lionel Messi "cried tears of frustration" in his battle to beat vomiting urges and muscle problems, says the Italian doctor who claims he revamped the Barcelona striker's lifestyle to maintain his superstar status.

  • The hairy hitman reaches half-century of goals

    Has Lionel Messi's beard sent the Barcelona star onto another level? The numbers seem to suggest so!

  • Eldense coach arrested after 12-0 defeat

    Filippo di Pierro, the Italian coach of Spanish third division club Eldense, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe following his team's 12-0 defeat to Barcelona's B team, Spanish police said on Tuesday.

  • Squads win titles

    Barcelona manager Luis Enrique paid tribute to his squad's strength in depth after they won 4-1 at Granada on Sunday without suspended talisman and La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi to stay on the heels leaders Real Madrid.

  • Barca cut Real's lead to 2

    Barcelona made light of the suspended Lionel Messi's absence to remain just two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid as Neymar netted his 100th goal for the club in a 4-1 win at Granada.

  • New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

    The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday.

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