Barcelona's triumph over Paris Saint-Germain was an incredible sporting achievement, if you ignore the comical dive by Luis Suarez to win a vital penalty. But when the outcome is so enthralling, should we simply turn a blind eye to cheating?
Having made his name with Leicester and Everton, the mid eighties saw Gary Lineker snapped up by ‘El Tel’ at Barca. Together, they would stir a slumbering Catalan giant, and restore glory to the club once more.
Several months on from the passing of one of the game's greatest icons, Shirsho Dasgupta examines how Johan Cruyff's upbringing in sixties Amsterdam prepared him for hero status among the Catalan people.
In the mid-nineties, Barcelona and Real Madrid embarrassed each other in El Clasico with uncanny symmetry. It was a reminder that even the loftiest champions must learn the value of a humbling defeat.
Soccer is now a mainstream American spectator sport, commanding mainstream fan dollars. So why aren't more European clubs making a serious marketing push to cash in?
With the phrase ‘Barca DNA’ resurfacing in relation to Hector Bellerin, it’s beginning to feel as if the signing of a young La Masia graduate is never anything more than temporary.
This is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez and that isn't even its most expensive acquisition.
We are all like that guy who committed €4.1million tax fraud, and didn't have to go to jail for it.
Leo Messi was sentenced to 21 months in jail and as it turns out, that was pretty lucky.
The Spanish tax agency is demanding heavy fines and prison sentences of almost two years for Lionel Messi and his father Jorge.