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Lionel Messi double leads five-star Barcelona past Leganes in Spain

Lionel Messi double leads five-star Barcelona past Leganes in Spain

Barca suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Alaves last weekend.

Neymar in Brazil squad for Rio Olympics

Neymar in Brazil squad for Rio Olympics

Also selected were Neymar`s club mate Rafinha, Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson and rising star Gabriel Barbosa.

Barcelona hit by injuries, first signs of fan anger

Barcelona hit by injuries, first signs of fan anger

 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique woke up on Wednesday confronted with the twin problems of a lengthening injury list and the first signs of discontent this season among the demanding fans at the Nou Camp.

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha snubs Brazil call-up

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha snubs Brazil call-up

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha has withdrawn from Brazil`s squad for next month`s World Cup qualifiers amid speculation he plans to pursue an international career with Germany.

FIFA spurn Barcelona hope of Rafinha replacement

FIFA spurn Barcelona hope of Rafinha replacement

Barcelona`s hopes of being able to register one of their new signings to replace injured Brazilian midfielder Rafinha before their transfer ban is completed have been rejected by FIFA, according to Barca coach Luis Enrique.

Spain's Player of the Month award still eludes Barcelona

Spain's Player of the Month award still eludes Barcelona

Strange, it may sound! But not a single Barcelona player has won the coveted Player of the Month award in Spain. Popular in other leagues, and which recognises the best player each month of a season, the award was introduced in Spain in September 2013.

Schoolboy trains with Bayern`s senior squad

Schoolboy trains with Bayern`s senior squad

Antonio Trograncic has lived a schoolboy`s dream after the 15-year-old was invited to train with Bayern Munich`s senior squad by the Bavarian giants` coach Pep Guardiola.

La Liga: Neymar, Lionel Messi lead Barcelona fightback against Villarreal

La Liga: Neymar, Lionel Messi lead Barcelona fightback against Villarreal

Barcelona moved back to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 in a thrilling encounter on Sunday.

Bayern's Ribery, Rafinha to miss Bundesliga restart

Bayern's Ribery, Rafinha to miss Bundesliga restart

Front-runners Bayern Munich suffered a double injury blow as Franck Ribery and Rafinha were sidelined for the upcoming matches, the German football giants announced in a statement.

Bayern`s Ribery, Rafinha to miss Wolfsburg: Reports

Bayern`s Ribery, Rafinha to miss Wolfsburg: Reports

French winger Ribery and Brazil defender Rafinha are both set to miss Friday`s top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash for Bayern Munich at Wolfsburg, according to reports in the German media.

No more signings for Bayern, says coach Guardiola

Bayern Munich will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks as they prepare for Wednesday`s German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha suffers ankle injury

German football club Bayern Munich will have to do it without Rafinha, who has suffered an ankle injury.

Bayern Munich extend contract with Rafinha

Champions League holders Bayern Munich of Germany have decided to extend the contract of Brazilian international Rafinha until 2017.

PSG close to Rafinha deal with Flamengo

Paris Saint-Germain target Rafinha is reportedly on the verge of signing a contract extension with Brazilian giants Flamengo.