Lionel Messi `never imagined` breaking La Liga goal record
Lionel Messi `never imagined` breaking La Liga goal record

Lionel Messi thanked teammates and coaches past and present after becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga with a hat-trick in Barca`s 5-1 demolition of Sevilla on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 in La Liga
Atletico Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 in La Liga

Atletico Madrid closed to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid when midfielder Tiago scored one goal and created another for Diego Godin in a 3-1 win for the champions at home to Malaga on Saturday.

Barcelona rest Javier Mascherano for Sevilla clash
Barcelona rest Javier Mascherano for Sevilla clash

Barcelona on Saturday rested Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano for their league clash with Sevilla but were boosted by the return of defender Jeremy Mathieu.

Real Madrid giants enter land of Eibar`s little people
Real Madrid giants enter land of Eibar`s little people

Real Madrid`s superstars, flying high at the top of La Liga, enter the land of Spanish football`s little people on Saturday when they take on humble Eibar in the Basque country.

Andres Iniesta back in training with Barca before Sevilla clash
Andres Iniesta back in training with Barca before Sevilla clash

Barcelona`s Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was back in training on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a calf strain.

Lionel Messi's father plays down son's ''Barca exit'' comments
Lionel Messi's father plays down son's ''Barca exit'' comments

Lionel Messi`s father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona.

Ronaldo`s showdown with Messi proves damp squib
Ronaldo`s showdown with Messi proves damp squib

Cristiano Ronaldo`s latest duel with Lionel Messi proved a damp squib as the two superstars played for just 45 minutes of Portugal`s 1-0 friendly win over Argentina at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi hints he may one day leave Barcelona
Lionel Messi hints he may one day leave Barcelona

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday "things can change a lot in soccer".

Venkaiah Naidu to visit Barcelona to study aspects of 'Smart Cities' project

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will travel to Barcelona on Monday to study aspects of the 'Smart cities' project, which is being attended by many countries including Japan, Germany, Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom. During his three-day trip to Spain, Naidu is scheduled to hold talks discussions on various aspects of the project.

Zinedine Zidane lauds Brazilian Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane lauds Brazilian Ronaldo

French legend Zinedine Zidane said that Brazilian Ronaldo was "probably the best player" he has ever played with.

Azzurri revival clouded by bleak reality of Serie A
Azzurri revival clouded by bleak reality of Serie A

Italy host Croatia on Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier but behind the veneer of Antonio Conte`s seemingly rejuvenated Azzurri squad lies a murky backwater that is Italy`s Serie A.

Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America
Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez said being barred from playing in the 2015 Copa America was "very painful".

Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey
Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey

Neymar scored twice as Brazil continued their winning run under new head coach Dunga with a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola rules out future Barcelona return
Pep Guardiola rules out future Barcelona return

Guardiola, who is now at Bayern Munich, assured he would not be back in the dugout of the Catalan club where he grew as a player and where he had four successful years as a coach, reports Xinhua.

Rafael Nadal to receive stem cell treatment for back pain
Rafael Nadal to receive stem cell treatment for back pain

Rafael Nadal's doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back.

Ex-Sweden striker Henrik Larsson to coach son at Helsingborg
Ex-Sweden striker Henrik Larsson to coach son at Helsingborg

Former Sweden international striker Henrik Larsson is to return to coach Helsingborg, the club with which he finished his career and where his son now plays, the club announced on Monday.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Bale on target in Real win, Suarez inspires Barca revival
Bale on target in Real win, Suarez inspires Barca revival

Gareth Bale scored on his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up for the first time in a month as the European champions beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 on Saturday.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Saturday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".

Luis Suarez inspires Barca revival at Almeria
Luis Suarez inspires Barca revival at Almeria

Two assists from Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to come from behind and snap a two-game losing streak in La Liga with a 2-1 win at Almeria on Saturday.