Result: Lionel Messi scores 100th European goal as 10-man Barcelona ease past OlympiacosBarcelona move to the brink of qualification for the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Olympiacos, despite being forced to play more than half of the match with 10 men.
Team News: Gerard Deulofeu starts for BarcelonaGerard Deulofeu returns to the fold as Barcelona welcome Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Real Madrid defender Marcelo accused of tax fraud in SpainSpanish prosecutors accuse Real Madrid defender Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of €490,917 (£437,753) in 2013.
Oct 17, 17:41
Preview: Barcelona vs. OlympiacosSports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's Champions League clash between Barcelona and Olympiacos at Camp Nou.
Oct 17, 08:58
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez 'stunned by decision to start Andre Gomes'Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were reportedly unhappy with Ernesto Valverde's selection gamble to hand Andre Gomes his first start of the season against Atletico Madrid.
Oct 15, 20:48
Diego Simeone hails "extraordinary" Barcelona forward Lionel MessiAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes that Lionel Messi "played a tremendous match" for Barcelona, a few days on from helping Argentina to the World Cup finals.
Oct 15, 14:17
Ernesto Valverde: 'Lionel Messi starting to look tired'Ernesto Valverde admits that Lionel Messi "is tired after games" following a busy start to the season, but believes that he is still capable of hitting his top levels.
Oct 15, 14:04
Result: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona share the spoils at Wanda MetropolitanoLuis Suarez cancels out a first-half effort from Saul Niguez as Barcelona come from behind to draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano.
Oct 14, 21:40
Team News: Andre Gomes handed Barcelona start for Atletico Madrid tripAndre Gomes starts in attack for Barcelona as they take on Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Oct 14, 19:12
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi 'considering fresh start at Manchester City'Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is reportedly contemplating the possibility of ending his time at Camp Nou in order to sign for Manchester City.
Oct 13, 10:10
Javier Mascherano to quit Argentina duty next yearBarcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano targets World Cup success next summer with Argentina before retiring from international football.
Oct 12, 16:41
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. BarcelonaSports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Oct 12, 15:21
Lionel Messi 'to land £80m signing-on bonus'Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi could reportedly land an £80m signing-on bonus with his new contract, which may be paid for using Camp Nou's naming rights.
Oct 12, 14:42
Sergio Aguero: 'Signing Lionel Messi would be complicated'Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero acknowledges that trying to sign Lionel Messi would be "complicated" because the 30-year-old is Barcelona's "symbol".
Oct 11, 22:24
Tite: 'Brazil are one of the World Cup favourites'Brazil head coach Tite says that his team are one of the favourites heading into the 2018 World Cup.
Oct 11, 17:53
Best XI: Players to have missed out on World Cup qualificationSports Mole selects the best XI of players who have failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup, including Alexis Sanchez, Gareth Bale and two Ballon d'Or nominees.
Oct 11, 17:40
Paulo Dybala: 'I'm lucky to see Lionel Messi up close'Argentine forward Paulo Dybala describes himself as "lucky" to be able to see Lionel Messi up close.
Oct 11, 17:31
Chelsea's Eden Hazard: 'Winning Ballon d'Or has never been goal of mine'Chelsea star Eden Hazard insists that he has never had ambitions to win the Ballon d'Or.
Oct 11, 17:17
Barcelona: 'We are ready to buy Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in January'Barcelona chief executive Oscar Grau confirms that the club are "ready" to move for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in January.
Oct 11, 16:11
World Cup 2018: Who has qualified for Russia?Sports Mole rounds up who has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia so far, and how they got there.
Oct 11, 12:25
Argentina star Lionel Messi: 'Everything went perfectly for us'Argentina hat-trick hero Lionel Messi says that "everything went perfectly" in a dramatic win over Ecuador, which resulted in qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Oct 11, 11:46
Result: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick to drag Argentina into World Cup finalsLionel Messi scores a hat-trick to fire Argentina to the World Cup courtesy of a crucial 3-1 win over Ecuador.
Oct 11, 02:24
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Argentina deserve to reach World Cup'Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli believes that his nation "deserves" to be at the World Cup ahead of their pivotal final qualifier in Ecuador on Tuesday night.
Oct 10, 20:36
Barcelona hope to secure cheap deal for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann?Barcelona will reportedly hope to seal Antoine Griezmann's signature from Atletico Madrid before his value rises.
Oct 9, 19:33
Manchester City consider bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in January?Manchester City are reportedly open to the possibility of lodging a world-record bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ahead of the January transfer window.
Oct 9, 13:45
First five Ballon d'Or 2017 nominees revealedTwo Real Madrid players have been nominated for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award, while Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar and Juventus ace Paulo Dybala are also in the running.
Oct 9, 09:25
David Trezeguet: 'Paulo Dybala can win Ballon d'Or'Juventus legend David Trezeguet believes that Bianconeri talisman Paulo Dybala can win the Ballon d'Or in the near future.
Oct 8, 18:00
Emre Can: 'Philippe Coutinho is best player I've seen'Liverpool midfielder Emre Can selects Philippe Coutinho as the most talented player he has played with or against during his career.
Oct 7, 21:59
Andres Iniesta: 'Barcelona cannot live without Lionel Messi'Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is desperate for teammate Lionel Messi to join him in signing a new long-term deal at Camp Nou.
Oct 6, 20:32
Ricardo Carvalho handed seven-month jail sentenceRicardo Carvalho is sentenced to seven months in prison and fined £128,222 for crimes against the Spanish tax authority, relating to his time at Real Madrid.
Oct 6, 20:21
Saul Niguez: 'Atletico Madrid can damage Barcelona'Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez insists that his team "can damage" Barcelona in their La Liga meeting after the international break.
Oct 6, 14:56
Markus Babbel slams Franck Ribery over Carlo Ancelotti sackingFormer Bayern Munich defender Markus Babbel criticises the club's players following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.
Oct 3, 20:24
Preview: England vs. SloveniaSports Mole previews England's crucial World Cup qualifier against Slovenia, with the Three Lions just one win away from booking their place at Russia 2018.
Oct 3, 14:57
Ernesto Valverde: 'Barcelona were put in difficult position'Ernesto Valverde claims that Barcelona's decision to play against Las Palmas at an empty Camp Nou was an "exceptional gesture", amid scenes of violence in Catalonia.
Oct 1, 20:19
Result: Barcelona beat Las Palmas in empty Camp NouBarcelona continue their 100% start to the 2017-18 La Liga campaign courtesy of a 3-0 win over Las Palmas in Sunday afternoon's behind-closed-doors match at Camp Nou.
Oct 1, 17:05
Gary Neville hails "world-class" Harry KaneFormer Manchester United defender Gary Neville says that Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane should now be regarded as one of the best centre-forwards in world football.
Sep 30, 20:36
Preview: Barcelona vs. Las PalmasSports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's La Liga meeting between leaders Barcelona and Las Palmas at Camp Nou.
Sep 29, 10:23
Andres Iniesta hints at imminent new Barcelona dealAndres Iniesta says that "good news is coming soon", amid recent suggestions that he is planning on quitting Barcelona at the end of the campaign.
Sep 28, 21:25
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Still more to come from Harry Kane'Mauricio Pochettino insists that Harry Kane can still improve his all-round game, describing the Tottenham Hotspur striker's instincts in front of goal as "killer".
Sep 28, 19:42
Hugo Lloris: 'Harry Kane is the main player at Tottenham Hotspur'Hugo Lloris insists that Harry Kane is the main player at Tottenham Hotspur much like Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid or Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
Sep 28, 09:31