Would choose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo: Pele
Would choose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo: Pele

Brazilian football legend Pele has said he would pick Argentine forward Lionel Messi over his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo because of the former’s ability to create more opportunities than just score goals.

We take nothing for granted, says Barcelona coach
We take nothing for granted, says Barcelona coach

Barcelona will not make the mistake of underestimating Paris St Germain in their Champions League quarter-final second leg next week after securing a 3-1 win in Paris on Wednesday, according to coach Luis Enrique.

Champions League: Neymar, Suarez snap PSG's unbeaten streak as Barcelona shine
Champions League: Neymar, Suarez snap PSG's unbeaten streak as Barcelona shine

Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday as a goal from Neymar and a Luis Suarez double ended Paris St Germain`s 33-game unbeaten run at home in Europe with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes.

Suarez at the double as Barcelona blow PSG away

Luis Suarez hit a brilliant second-half double as Barcelona appeared to end Paris Saint-Germain`s Champions League dream for another year with a 3-1 quarter-final, first leg win at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf
Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf

Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf has praised the development of Barcelona forward Neymar and said the Brazilian is yet to reach his physical peak.

Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk
Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has sought to play down Neymar`s petulant reaction when the Brazil forward was substituted in Saturday`s 2-2 La Liga draw at Sevilla.

Barca need to rediscover defensive solidity for title charge
Barca need to rediscover defensive solidity for title charge

Barcelona need to rediscover the defensively solidity that has underpinned their championship charge alongside their sharp attack after an error by Gerard Pique in the drawn match against Sevilla reduced their lead to two points at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona blow two-goal lead at Sevilla, leave La Liga title race wide open
Barcelona blow two-goal lead at Sevilla, leave La Liga title race wide open

Sevilla came from 2-0 down to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a 2-2 draw against leaders Barcelona on Saturday.

Pele wants Messi, Neymar to reproduce club form at international level
Pele wants Messi, Neymar to reproduce club form at international level

 Brazilian legend Pele is looking forward to a star-studded Copa America tournament this summer -- but has challenged Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar to reproduce their best club form at international level.

Neymar's potential still to be fulfilled: Alex Ferguson
Neymar's potential still to be fulfilled: Alex Ferguson

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Brazilian forward Neymar is still a cut below strikers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, widely recognised as the two best players in the world, but that the Brazilian could one day match the duo.

Neymar set to be called as witness in Barcelona tax case
Neymar set to be called as witness in Barcelona tax case

Brazilian star Neymar is set to be called as a witness along with seven other people in the investigation into possible tax fraud by Barcelona in relation to his transfer to the Camp Nou.

Barca's Luis Enrique riding high on Celta return
Barca's Luis Enrique riding high on Celta return

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique returns to Celta Vigo`s Balaidos stadium on Sunday looking to consolidate a four-point advantage at the top of La Liga against the team he led successfully last season before taking over at the Nou Camp.

Neymar awarded Samba Gold trophy
Neymar awarded Samba Gold trophy

Brazilian striker Neymar has been awarded the Samba Gold trophy for being the best player from his country who is based in Europe.

Brazil unenthused despite Dunga winning run
Brazil unenthused despite Dunga winning run

Brazilian media were unenthused Monday by an eighth straight friendly success under new coach Dunga, who is steadily repairing the morale of a Selecao shattered by last July`s World Cup exit to Germany.

Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run
Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run

Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino`s goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal. Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling build-up play in a full-blooded game that was punctuated by a host of fouls and heavy challenges.

Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga
Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga

Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele`s long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and that is the record Dunga really wants Neymar to emulate.

Dunga pleased with Brazil character
Dunga pleased with Brazil character

Brazil coach Dunga was delighted with the character shown by his side as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris on Thursday to continue their impressive post-World Cup form.

Brazil come from behind to down France
Brazil come from behind to down France

A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach of Dunga.

Neymar`s father defends Barca deal
Neymar`s father defends Barca deal

The father of Brazilian star Neymar on Tuesday said the mega-transfer deal which took the striker from Santos to Barcelona was "absolutely legal."

Two-year sentence requested for Barcelona president in Neymar affair
Two-year sentence requested for Barcelona president in Neymar affair

Spanish prosecutors are requesting a prison sentence of two years and three months for Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and seven for his predecessor, Sanrdo Rosell, over the so-called Neymar affair, judicial sources said on Monday.