Lionel Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game in all competitions as Barcelona tightened their grip in the title race with a 2-0 La Liga win over Athletic Bilbao.
Messi reached 25 league goals for the ninth consecutive season and took his tally in all competitions to 38 with a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area.
Paco Alcacer had already given the hosts the lead at the Camp Nou, and the leaders went on to canter to a routine victory against an Athletic side grateful they were not more...
Bilbao mayor Juan Mari Aburto has condemned the violent incidents before and during Athletic Bilbao's game against Marseille -- one of two Europa League contests marred on Thursday by clashes between supporters.
Three Marseille fans were detained by police and two security guards were taken to hospital, one after being stabbed in the neck by a sharp object.
Meanwhile, at least eight police officers were injured in scuffles with home fans before Lyon's game against CSKA Moscow in France.