'Real Madrid still smarting over failure to sign Neymar'
'Real Madrid still smarting over failure to sign Neymar'

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims rivals Real Madrid have still not got over the fact that Brazilian football superstar Neymar chose to move to the Catalan giants over the capital club.

Lionel Messi trumps Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez to win second UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
Lionel Messi trumps Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez to win second UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Lionel Messi on Friday picked yet another award in his already glittering career by winning the 2014-15 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. The Argentine play-maker beat his Barca team-mate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Coach Jose Mourinho was major reason behind joining Chelsea: Pedro Rodriguez
Coach Jose Mourinho was major reason behind joining Chelsea: Pedro Rodriguez

Head coach Jose Mourinho was one of the biggest motivating factors to join English football champions Chelsea, the club's new forward Pedro Rodriguez has said.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque unhappy at La Liga calendar change

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has criticised the decision taken by Spain's Higher Sports Committee (CSD) to delay the end of the La Liga season by a week.

Luis Suarez joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on UEFA top player list
Luis Suarez joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on UEFA top player list

Barcelona`s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez was on Wednesday named on a three-man shortlist for UEFA`s Best Player in Europe award for 2014/15.

Luis Suarez has extra motivation, says Barca boss Luis Enrique
Luis Suarez has extra motivation, says Barca boss Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is expecting an even greater impact from Luis Suarez this season with the cloud of disciplinary problems no longer hanging over the Uruguay striker.

Barcelona get back to work with 2-1 win over LA Galaxy
Barcelona get back to work with 2-1 win over LA Galaxy

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was pleased they got straight back into their stride with Tuesday`s 2-1 friendly win over the Los Angeles Galaxy but saw plenty of room for improvement before the season begins next month.

Steven Gerrard lauds Luis Suarez as his best ever Liverpool teammate
Steven Gerrard lauds Luis Suarez as his best ever Liverpool teammate

Steven Gerrard has described former team mate Luis Suarez as 'probably the best' he has ever played ahead of a friendly tie between Barcelona and MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

Luis Suarez, Sergi Roberto lift Barcelona to 2-1 tour win over LA Galaxy
Luis Suarez, Sergi Roberto lift Barcelona to 2-1 tour win over LA Galaxy

Luis Suarez and Sergi Roberto scored as European Champions Barcelona launched their pre-season North American tour with a convincing 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday.

Luis Suarez determined to make flying start to next season
Luis Suarez determined to make flying start to next season

Luis Suarez struggled to get into his stride with new club Barcelona after his ban for biting an opponent expired in October and the Uruguay striker is determined to avoid the same fate when the new season starts next month.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez wants it all
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez wants it all

FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is setting his sights on more silverware after helping the Catalan football giants to the treble last season.

Lionel Messi, Neymar miss Barcelona US tour
Lionel Messi, Neymar miss Barcelona US tour

Lionel Messi and Neymar have been left out of Barcelona`s squad for the Spanish giants` three-match tour of the United States, the club confirmed Friday.

Argentinian superstar Messi and Brazilian striker Neymar were both omitted after playing for their countries in the Copa America. 

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead nominees for Best Player in Europe award
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead nominees for Best Player in Europe award

European football's governing body UEFA has announced a 10-man shortlist for the 2014-15 Best Player in Europe award.

Barcelona have had offers for me: Pedro
Barcelona have had offers for me: Pedro

Barcelona`s Spain forward Pedro has revealed the La Liga champions have received offers for him after agreeing to reduce the size of his buyout clause amid reports he is poised to join English champions Chelsea.

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'
Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is hoping at least one member of FIFa's disciplinary committee will admit they were wrong for imposing an "exaggerated" suspension on him for biting an Italian defender in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Defeated Argentina's search for elusive final key continues
Defeated Argentina's search for elusive final key continues

Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says you learn more from defeat than victory.

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.