Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission
Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA`s political decision not to include former team mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year`s Ballon d`Or award as the world`s best footballer.

Rampant Real Madrid riding high after 'Clasico' triumph
Rampant Real Madrid riding high after 'Clasico' triumph

Real Madrid`s decision to sell midfielders Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria left many scratching their heads and consecutive La Liga defeats as well as a reverse to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup set alarm bells ringing at the Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti delighted after El Clasico win
Carlo Ancelotti delighted after El Clasico win

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema gave them a well deserved 3-1 win over arch rivals FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Luis Suarez laments `bittersweet` debut El Clasico defeat
Luis Suarez laments `bittersweet` debut El Clasico defeat

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez described his return to action from a four-month ban for biting as bittersweet after the Catalans suffered their first league defeat of the season 3-1 away to Real Madrid on Saturday.

Five things we learned from El Clasico
Five things we learned from El Clasico

Real Madrid took the spoils in the first El Clasico of the season as Luis Suarez`s Barcelona debut ended in a 3-1 defeat.

El Clasico: Barcelona beaten by Real Madrid on Luis Suarez debut
El Clasico: Barcelona beaten by Real Madrid on Luis Suarez debut

Luis Suarez`s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday.

El Clasico: Real Madrid, Barcelona set to deliver yet another classic
El Clasico: Real Madrid, Barcelona set to deliver yet another classic

In the next couple of hours, sporting world will be taken by a certain El Clasico and the noise emanating from the historic Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Inside the cauldron, possibly two of the greatest clubs in the world – Barcelona and Real Madrid – will try to something more than just winning the game and brownie points.

Biting is appalling but harmless, says Luis Suarez
Biting is appalling but harmless, says Luis Suarez

Biting opponents may be appalling but it is harmless and should not be punished as severely as a bad tackle, says controversial Barcelona striker Luis Suarez.

When Madrid fans applauded Barca's Ronaldinho at Santiago Bernabeu
When Madrid fans applauded Barca's Ronaldinho at Santiago Bernabeu

El Clasico is without a shadow of a doubt, the biggest fixture on the annual football calendar. The history, drama and fervor linked to this duel is second only to a FIFA World Cup final. Over the years, some of world football's greatest players have donned the Real and Barca colors to convert this match into a sporting spectacle. As Real Madrid get set to host Barcelona for the first El Clasico of the 2014-15 season, we take down memory lane to a unique moment in the history of this fierce rivalry.

El Clasico preview: Real Madrid vs Barcelona
El Clasico preview: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Luis Suarez is free to make his long-awaited debut for Barcelona when the La Liga leaders travel to face Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo more focused on victory than 'outshining' Lionel Messi in El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo more focused on victory than 'outshining' Lionel Messi in El Clasico

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he is more focused on victory than outshining his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi in Saturday's El Clasico in their La Liga clash.

El Clasico: Stage set for Luis Suarez to start La Liga with a bang
El Clasico: Stage set for Luis Suarez to start La Liga with a bang

As Luis Suarez makes a highly anticipated comeback to action for his first competitive match for Barcelona, the stage is set for the Uruguayan to begin a new chapter with a bang. It's El Clasico on Saturday, a tie Suarez will look forward to and make an impact instantly. Real Madrid are in fine form and the tie offers much for another enthralling game at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Jeremy Mathieu aims to win over Barcelona faithful
Jeremy Mathieu aims to win over Barcelona faithful

Giant defender Jeremy Mathieu emerged from the football shadows four months ago to get a star billing in the heart of the Barcelona defence but it has been a battle since to win over some of the faithful at the Spanish giants.

Luis Suarez feared Barca would not sign him after biting ban
Luis Suarez feared Barca would not sign him after biting ban

 Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup. 

Champions League: Ajax vs Barcelona - Preview
Champions League: Ajax vs Barcelona - Preview

Barcelona need to avoid getting sucked into the Spanish obsession with El Clasico when they face Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi nears scoring record with 250th La Liga goal
Lionel Messi nears scoring record with 250th La Liga goal

Lionel Messi notched his 250th La Liga goal to move one off the all-time league scoring record as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 against Eibar on Saturday ahead of next weekend`s Clasico with Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo double fires Real Madrid rout of Levante
Cristiano Ronaldo double fires Real Madrid rout of Levante

 Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his blistering scoring form with two goals as Real Madrid warmed up for the El Clasico with a 5-0 victory over Levante in La Liga on Saturday. 

Lionel Messi hails incredible decade with Barcelona
Lionel Messi hails incredible decade with Barcelona

As a 17-year-old, Lionel Messi made his debut for Barcelona ten years ago against city rivals Espanyol in a Catalan derby. Since then, the diminutive Argentine has gone on to create football records once considered impossible.

Barcelona looking to '"MNS" to eclipse Real's "'BBC"
Barcelona looking to '"MNS" to eclipse Real's "'BBC"

While Real Madrid`s fearsome attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema has become known collectively as "BBC" in Spain, Barcelona are confident "MNS" can be at least as lethal.

Luis Suarez set for Barca debut against Real

Barcelona`s latest acquisition Luis Suarez is set to debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico one day after the football ban on the striker ends.