Cristiano Ronaldo sets best scoring start in Spanish league
Cristiano Ronaldo sets best scoring start in Spanish league

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 14th and 15th goals to set a record scoring start in a Spanish league season as Real Madrid eased to a 5-0 win at Levante on Saturday, while Lionel Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer.

Recordbreakers Totti and Xavi fail to deliver victory
Recordbreakers Totti and Xavi fail to deliver victory

European football greats Francesco Totti and Xavi Hernandez set Champions League records for oldest goalscorer and appearances on Tuesday but neither could cap that personal landmark with victory for their sides Roma and Barcelona respectively.

Xavi Hernandez valuable to Barcelona assures Luis Enrique
Xavi Hernandez valuable to Barcelona assures Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has given his backing to Xavi and says the veteran midfielder remains a valuable member of the squad despite having played just 45 minutes in the opening five La Liga games.

Xavi Hernandez content with bit-part role
Xavi Hernandez content with bit-part role

 Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez insisted he hasn`t been frustrated by his lack of opportunities under new boss Luis Enrique after starting for the first time this season in a much-changed side in a 1-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.

Loic Remy strike condemns Spain to friendly defeat
Loic Remy strike condemns Spain to friendly defeat

France got the better of a new-look Spain team on Thursday, a superb strike from substitute Loic Remy in the second half giving the hosts a 1-0 victory.

New-look Spain set for test against revived France
New-look Spain set for test against revived France

After their abject failure at the World Cup, Spain have a new look as they begin preparations for the defence of the European Championship with a friendly against France on Thursday.

Xabi Alonso announces international retirement
Xabi Alonso announces international retirement

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football.

Spain`s Xavi Hernández quits internationals

Spain midfielder Xavi has retired from internationals at the age of 34, he said on Tuesday.

Xavi Hernandez on target as new-look Barcelona draw

A familiar face came on and helped new-look Barcelona draw 1-1 with Nice in a friendly in southern France on Saturday.

Barca await Xavi`s decision

Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu said that he still awaits veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez decision to stay or leave the club before the start of the new season.

No decision taken over future, insists Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has said he will wait to decide whether to lead his side`s defence of the European Championships after crashing out of the World Cup in the group stages.

Spain press mourns World Cup `catastrophe`

Spanish newspapers today bemoaned the "humiliation" and "catastrophe" of world champions Spain`s 5-1 battering by the Netherlands in their opening World Cup match in Brazil.

Fabregas looks happy after signing with Chelsea: Xavi

Although admitting it would be a huge loss for Barcelona as Cesc Fabregas joins Chelsea, Barca midfielder Xavi still wished his teammate all the best for the future.

Expectations on Messi too high, says Xavi

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes too much is expected of four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored the winner to maintain Barca`s title hopes with a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Carles Puyol to leave Barcelona at end of season

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will leave the club at the end of the season following a persistent battle with a knee injury, he said on Tuesday.

Xavi doubts ending career at Barca

FC Barcelona`s veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez said he hopes to end his career with the Spanish giants but is not sure if that will happen.

UEFA Champions League: Ajax stun Barcelona 2-1 to end unbeaten run

Ajax gave their chances of qualifying for the Champions League last 16 a huge boost as they beat Barcelona 2-1 on Tuesday despite playing almost the entire second-half with 10 men.

Barcelona record and injuries are on Gerardo Martino`s mind

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino had an injury crisis and the prospect of setting a record-equalling unbeaten start to a season to think about on the eve of Champions League tie at Ajax Amsterdam.

Injury crisis continues for Barcelona

FC Barcelona`s injury crisis continues as they look to assure first position in their qualifying group of the Champions League, when they will take on Ajax of Amsterdam Tuesday night.

Xavi Hernandez returns for Barcelona, Adriano out of Ajax trip

Injury-ravaged Barcelona will be bolstered by the return of Xavi Hernandez for their Champions League visit to Ajax on Tuesday, but will be without full-back Adriano.