Lionel Messi overtaking Diego Maradona: Paolo Maldini
Lionel Messi overtaking Diego Maradona: Paolo Maldini

Italian football legend Paolo Maldini on Tuesday said Lionel Messi is slowly overtaking Argentine icon and countryman Diego Maradona in terms of success he has had over the last few years.

Champions League returns as minnows  take shot at glory
Champions League returns as minnows take shot at glory

Football these days never seems to stop, and the Champions League returns on Tuesday, a mere 24 days after Barcelona`s thrilling final win against Juventus.

Oscar Tabarez fury over Edinson Cavani `provocation`
Oscar Tabarez fury over Edinson Cavani `provocation`

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez leapt to the defence of dismissed striker Edinson Cavani on Wednesday as footage appeared to show a Chilean player attempting to provoke the star by inserting a finger into his anus.

Barcelona's 'Holy Trinity' doing wonders under mastermind Luis Enrique

Barcelona's Luis Enrique continued to make bold decisions when fielding players and applying tactics, especially pertaining to the champion trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. The tactical game he employed against proficient teams like Bayern Munich and Juventus showed the depth in his game, which is expected to serve as a new benchmark in football.

European champions Barcelona feted on return
European champions Barcelona feted on return

Thousands of fans took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday to celebrate their club`s fifth Champions League win, decking the Catalan capital out with flags, shirts, scarves and confetti.

Luis Enrique still unsure on Barca future despite treble glory
Luis Enrique still unsure on Barca future despite treble glory

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique refused to clarify whether he will continue at the club next season despite leading the Catalan giants to the treble in his first campaign in charge.

Suarez hails incredible debut season at Barca
Suarez hails incredible debut season at Barca

 Luis Suarez described his debut season at Barcelona as "incredible" after he scored the vital second goal as the Catalans became the first side to ever win the treble twice with a 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final.

Barcelona humble Juventus 3-1 in Champions League final, complete second treble
Barcelona humble Juventus 3-1 in Champions League final, complete second treble

Luis Suarez and Neymar scored second half goals to give Barcelona a 3-1 Champions League final victory over Juventus on Saturday and make the Spaniards the first team to twice win the European treble.

UEFA Champions League final: Juventus vs Barcelona - As it happened...
UEFA Champions League final: Juventus vs Barcelona - As it happened...

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.

Copa America: Cavani, Sanchez spearhead Uruguayan title defence
Copa America: Cavani, Sanchez spearhead Uruguayan title defence

Holders Uruguay go the Copa America in Chile fully aware that it will not be easy to retain the record 15th title they won in Argentina in 2011.

UEFA Champions League final: Barcelona vs Juventus – Preview
UEFA Champions League final: Barcelona vs Juventus – Preview

Spanish side FC Barcelona will be at full strength when they look to defeat Italian champions Juventus to win their fifth Champions League trophy in the final at Berlin.

Van Nistelrooy reveals secret to stop Barcelona's fab three
Van Nistelrooy reveals secret to stop Barcelona's fab three

Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy on Friday offered Juventus some advice on how to stop Barcelona's fabled attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar during Saturday’s Champions League final here.

Champions League final: Fans denied prospect of another Suarez-Chiellini tussle
Champions League final: Fans denied prospect of another Suarez-Chiellini tussle

The UEFA Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus will no doubt become a smash hit with the presence of some of the biggest and hottest names in the game.

Barcelona vs Juventus: Five key questions in the Champions League final
Barcelona vs Juventus: Five key questions in the Champions League final

Five key questions in the Champions League final at Berlin`s Olympic Stadium on Saturday between Juventus and Barcelona:
Can the Juventus defence contain Barcelona`s MSN strike-force?

PREVIEW: UEFA Champions League final - Juventus, Barcelona clash for the treble in Berlin
PREVIEW: UEFA Champions League final - Juventus, Barcelona clash for the treble in Berlin

Both Juventus and Barcelona are looking to cap fantastic seasons by completing rare trebles when they meet in the Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday.

Barcelona extend deal of striker Pedro Rodriguez
Barcelona extend deal of striker Pedro Rodriguez

FC Barcelona announced on Thursday the contract extension of Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez until the end of June 2019.

Gianluigi Buffon bullish as Barca final looms
Gianluigi Buffon bullish as Barca final looms

Gianluigi Buffon remembers only too well the pain of losing a Champions League final, but the legendary Juventus goalkeeper is hoping a return to Berlin`s Olympiastadion brings happier memories against Barcelona on Saturday.

Michael Ballack tips Juventus to beat `vulnerable` Barcelona
Michael Ballack tips Juventus to beat `vulnerable` Barcelona

Former Bayern Munich and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has tipped Juventus to pull off an upset by beating favourites Barcelona in Saturday`s Champions League final in Berlin.

Messi, Neymar and Suarez are divas, says Ballack
Messi, Neymar and Suarez are divas, says Ballack

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack on Tuesday said Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are sometimes like divas and the trio's unwillingness to defend could be the undoing of their side in the Champions League final.

Juve ready for Barca`s `fearsome` trio: Massimiliano​ Allegri
Juve ready for Barca`s `fearsome` trio: Massimiliano​ Allegri

Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists Juventus will be ready for the "fearsome" trio of Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi when the Turin giants face Barcelona in the Champions League final.