Barcelona became European champions for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. With that, Luis Enrique's side also completed a treble, second for the club. Barca's title winning season was driven by Messi and Neymar - both scoring 10 goals in the campaign, and Luis Suarez. For Juventus, it's their sixth runners up finish, and probably Buffon will never win it.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has played down concerns he could miss Saturday`s Champions League final with a calf problem picked up in last weekend`s Copa del Rey final win over Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi raised the King`s Cup aloft alongside Andres Iniesta in his final appearance at the Camp Nou on Saturday and now victory in the Champions League would make it a perfect send-off for the club legend.
Retired Brazilian star Juninho has advised young French and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to not consider a move back to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) but to join his Serie A side's Champions League final rivals Barcelona.
A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said.
Leaders Barcelona will almost certainly be without Andres Iniesta for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Valencia as he has not recovered sufficiently from a bruised pelvis, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.
Spain football team coach Vicente Del Bosque will hand his fringe players the chance to show what they do when they face the Netherlands in a friendly, which has become more than just a friendly on Tuesday night.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes his side`s Champions League last 16 meeting with Manchester City is more important in the context of their season than a potentially decisive La Liga clash with Real Madrid on Sunday.
Barcelona ensured they will be at least a point clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga when they host their arch rivals in next weekend’s ‘Clasico’ after Lionel Messi struck twice in a 2-0 win at Basque minnows Eibar on Saturday.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is confident that despite their transfer ban the team has the depth to win trophies as they start the new year with a trip to face Real Sociedad on Sunday hoping to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.