Tide turning against Carlo Ancelotti at faltering Real Madrid
Tide turning against Carlo Ancelotti at faltering Real Madrid

With Real Madrid`s attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi shine in Barcelona victory in La Liga
Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi shine in Barcelona victory in La Liga

Barcelona moved to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were on target in a 3-1 win at Granada on Saturday.

Lionel Messi still Barcelona's penalty man despite miss against City
Lionel Messi still Barcelona's penalty man despite miss against City

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Wednesday that Lionel Messi is still the man to take penalties for his side despite the Argenitine's dramatic last minute miss against Manchester City Tuesday night.

Lionel Messi keeps penalty duties despite last minute miss
Lionel Messi keeps penalty duties despite last minute miss

Lionel Messi will remain Barcelona`s penalty taker despite his Champions League miss against Manchester City, coach Luis Enrique insisted.

Champions League: Failed Lionel Messi penalty could be Barcelona's 'what if' moment
Champions League: Failed Lionel Messi penalty could be Barcelona's 'what if' moment

If Barcelona fail to secure their eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final appearance, Lionel Messi`s failed penalty at Manchester City on Tuesday could well prove their "what if" moment.

Champions League: Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief
Champions League: Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief

Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart.

Champions League: Luis Suarez puts Barcelona in charge as Lionel Messi misses penalty
Champions League: Luis Suarez puts Barcelona in charge as Lionel Messi misses penalty

Two first half goals by Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 win at Manchester City as they moved within sight of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday eve though Lionel Messi missed a late penalty.

Eric  Abidal suggests Lionel Messi move to PSG
Eric Abidal suggests Lionel Messi move to PSG

Retired French defender Eric Abidal has suggested a move for Lionel Messi from Barcelona to defending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Atletico Madrid duo aim to keep goals flowing in Bayer Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid duo aim to keep goals flowing in Bayer Leverkusen

Atletico Madrid arrive at Bayer Leverkusen for Wednesday`s Champions League last 16, first leg, clash hoping for a sixth straight clean-sheet in Europe, with Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann hunting more goals.

 Manchester City aim to break new ground by beating Barcaelona
Manchester City aim to break new ground by beating Barcaelona

Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday`s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.

Lionel Messi's girlfriend's parents tied up, robbed in gang raid by masked robbers
Lionel Messi's girlfriend's parents tied up, robbed in gang raid by masked robbers

Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi's girlfriend's parents were tied up and robbed in a raid by a gang of armed masked robbers at their luxury home.

Luis Enrique confident ahead of Barcelona's busy calendar
Luis Enrique confident ahead of Barcelona's busy calendar

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said that he believed his side would have no problems in competing in three different competitions.

Barcelona good form not down to attitude change: Luis Enrique
Barcelona good form not down to attitude change: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has angrily denied claims by striker Lionel Messi that their hot run is down to a change in attitude.

La Liga Gameweek 24 Preview: Barcelona target perfect 12 ahead of Manchester City trip
La Liga Gameweek 24 Preview: Barcelona target perfect 12 ahead of Manchester City trip

Barcelona can move to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November when they look to stretch their winning run to 12 games against Malaga on Saturday.

Lionel Messi motivated to get to back his best
Lionel Messi motivated to get to back his best

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has admitted that last season saw him well below his best form, but added that had been one of the motivations he had found to return to his top level in 2015.

Lionel Messi challenges Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Spain's top scorer
Lionel Messi challenges Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Spain's top scorer

After finding his scoring touch in Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to renew his scintillating duel with Lionel Messi in the Spanish league.

Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique truce on shaky foundations
Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique truce on shaky foundations

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and coach Luis Enrique appear to have agreed an uneasy truce but hostilities could break out again if the Argentina forward`s form dips and the club stumbles as the season reaches a crucial stage.

Barcelona target Latin America with Telefonica deal
Barcelona target Latin America with Telefonica deal

Barcelona have said they are targeting expansion in the Latin American market after agreeing a sponsorship deal with telecommunications giant Telefonica.

Real match-winner Cristiano Ronaldo is back, says Carlo Ancelotti
Real match-winner Cristiano Ronaldo is back, says Carlo Ancelotti

Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles when he left the pitch following Real Madrid`s 2-0 Champions League round of 16 first leg win at Schalke 04 on Wednesday, safe in the knowledge that his goal-scoring form was back.

Lionel Messi to be enjoyed, says Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi to be enjoyed, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique said he is savouring the chance to watch Lionel Messi after the Argentine notched his fifth hat-trick of the season in a 5-0 romp over Levante on Sunday.