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Spanish court to hear Lionel Messi's appeal against tax fraud charges on April 20

Spanish court to hear Lionel Messi's appeal against tax fraud charges on April 20

Messi`s father Jorge was given the same sentence and ordered to pay a fine of 1.5 million euros.

UCL & UEL QFs Draw: Bayern Munich to take on Real Madrid; Manchester United up against Anderlecht

UCL & UEL QFs Draw: Bayern Munich to take on Real Madrid; Manchester United up against Anderlecht

Spain`s Celta Vigo take on another Belgian club Genk, while Dutch giants Ajax face Germany`s Schalke 04 in home and away ties to be played on April 13 and 20.

Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory after Brazilian authorities halved fine on appeal

Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory after Brazilian authorities halved fine on appeal

A financial appeals court (CARF), a body linked to the Economy Ministry, quashed two convictions against Neymar in relation to irregularities in the payment of taxes on deals through two companies created by his father. However, three other convictions were upheld.  

La Liga: Sergio Ramos strikes again as Real Madrid prosper from Barca hangover to defeat Real Betis

La Liga: Sergio Ramos strikes again as Real Madrid prosper from Barca hangover to defeat Real Betis

However, Madrid`s win was mired in controversy as goalkeeper Keylor Navas was extremely lucky to avoid an early red card before making a brilliant stoppage time save to deny Antonio Sanabria.

LA Liga: Deportivo stun Barcelona with a 2-1 win

LA Liga: Deportivo stun Barcelona with a 2-1 win

Barca's defeat means Real Madrid can go top of La Liga with victory over Real Betis later on Sunday. 

Champions League comeback: Neymar steps out of Messi's shadow to fuel treble talk

Champions League comeback: Neymar steps out of Messi's shadow to fuel treble talk

Instead, three times in a frantic final seven minutes, it was Neymar, not Messi, that took responsiblity and dragged Barca back from the brink into a record 10th consecutive quarter-final.

Champions League's greatest comeback: Relive six goals with which Barcelona stunned PSG at the Camp Nou, watch videos

Champions League's greatest comeback: Relive six goals with which Barcelona stunned PSG at the Camp Nou, watch videos

Barcelona finished 6-1 at the end of the night to make the aggregate 6-5 in favour of the Catalans who have finally made it to the quarters.

 

Champions League: PSG coach Unai Emery blames referee behind team's 6-1 hammering by Barcelona

Champions League: PSG coach Unai Emery blames referee behind team's 6-1 hammering by Barcelona

And as the match entered stoppage time, Barca were awarded a second controversial penalty by the referee when Luis Suarez tumbled under a challenge form Marquinhos.

Champions League: Barcelona pull off a miracle with thrilling 6-1 win against PSG to enter quarters

Champions League: Barcelona pull off a miracle with thrilling 6-1 win against PSG to enter quarters

Roberto capped the biggest comeback in Champions League history when he stretched to turn home Neymar`s dinked cross to the delight of a near 100,000 at a rocking Camp Nou, making the score 6-5 on aggregate.

Champions League: Barcelona believe in PSG 'miracle' mission in round 16 clash

Champions League: Barcelona believe in PSG 'miracle' mission in round 16 clash

Despite the news that Luis Enrique will no longer be their coach next season, Barca showed no negative effects as Lionel Messi led a 5-0 destruction of Celta Vigo in arguably the club's best performance of the season.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sees huge potential in 'in-form' winger Leroy Sane

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sees huge potential in 'in-form' winger Leroy Sane

Guardiola, who managed five-time Ballon d`Or winner Lionel Messi during his four seasons at Barcelona, has seen enough of Sane so far to realise he has the abilities to become world class.

Champions League: Barcelona seek miracle as Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid eye quarters

Champions League: Barcelona seek miracle as Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid eye quarters

Barca knocked PSG out at the quarter-final stage in both 2012-13 and 2014-15, but the reigning French champions have the upper hand this time, and Julian Draxler is confident of reaching the last eight for the fifth year in succession.

La Liga: Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo 5-0; Real Madrid thrash Eibar 4-1

La Liga: Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo 5-0; Real Madrid thrash Eibar 4-1

An inspired performance by Messi on Saturday raised Barca hopes of a miraculous Champions League fightback from 4-0 down against Paris Saint-Germain next Wednesday.

Champions League Preview: Barca hoping for a miracle against PSG in the second leg after a 4 nil first leg defeat

Champions League Preview: Barca hoping for a miracle against PSG in the second leg after a 4 nil first leg defeat

No side in Champions League history has ever come back from four goals down, but Barca hopes were raised by the sensational form of Lionel Messi in Saturday's 5-0 rout of Celta Vigo

Lionel Messi heads Argentina squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Lionel Messi heads Argentina squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Argentina will host Chile in Buenos Aires on March 23 followed by an away clash with Bolivia five days later.

La Liga: Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

La Liga: Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

Sevilla remain third, just a point behind Real Madrid, who also have a game in hand on their title rivals.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo's late brace rescues 3-3 draw for 10-man Real Madrid against Las Palmas

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo's late brace rescues 3-3 draw for 10-man Real Madrid against Las Palmas

Madrid are now on the longest scoring streak ever by a La Liga side, thus beating the previous record held by Barcelona at 44 games, will now lock horns with Eibar on March 4.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique confirms he will leave club at end of season

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique confirms he will leave club at end of season

Luis Enrique highlighted the pressures of the top at the Camp Nou as his reason to step down as his contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

La Liga: Lionel Messi leads rout as Barcelona thrash Sporting Gijon 6-1 to move above Real Madrid

La Liga: Lionel Messi leads rout as Barcelona thrash Sporting Gijon 6-1 to move above Real Madrid

It was the talent of the "MSN" front three allied to some awful Sporting defending that ensured an easy night for Barca despite some defensive problems of their own.

Real Madrid leading La Liga standings because of performances, not referees: Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid leading La Liga standings because of performances, not referees: Zinedine Zidane

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique meanwhile wrote on Twitter that Real had earned eight extra points this campaign due to dubious refereeing decisions.