As the summer rain lashed down in the Basque Country on Sunday night, Barcelona did what they've become accustomed to doing under Luis Enrique: They won a football game.
Usually it's the golden trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar forcing editors to come up with new ways to describe their brilliance, but this time around it was the clase media -- as Catalan daily Sport described them on Monday's cover -- who shone as the in-form Arda Turan set up Ivan Rakitic for the only goal of the game...
Lionel Messi may be a doubt for Argentina's World Cup qualifiers next week after Barcelona confirmed on Monday that their star has a sore left hamstring.
The 29-year-old underwent tests at Barca's training ground on Monday after he ended Sunday's 1-0 La Liga win against Athletic Bilbao in discomfort.
However, the Blaugrana remain happy for the player to travel to South America and link up with Edgardo Bauza's squad.
Argentina, currently third in the CONMEBOL qualification group, host Uruguay on...
The Madrid city government said on Monday it would give Real Madrid a bill for €18.4 million ($20.6m) in illegal state aid after the European Commission ordered the club to repay the money.
The commission ruled that Real had been given an "unfair advantage" through tax breaks and land transfers.
"The city hall will establish the measures necessary to carry out the decision of the European Commission to recover the aid of €18.4m granted to Real Madrid," the local government said in a...
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MAN CITY: Goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to join Italian side Torino on a season-long loan.
The 29-year-old is currently training with the England squad ahead of two World Cup qualifiers but has been given permission to leave the camp and fly to Turin to tie up a deal, a source has told ESPN FC.
Hart is expected to have a medical on Wednesday before completing a move that will keep him at the Serie A side until the end of the season.
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