Messi destroyed the record books in 2011-12, but this year he's doing more with less.
As Catalonia marches toward independence, supporters are identifying less and less with a club that was once closely linked with the movement.
Videos of Ariana Dos Santos playing soccer and juggling the ball have gone viral, but the six-year-old from Missouri still believes, in her words, "Tricks don't do anything." She wants to do more.
This is ridiculous.
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.
This is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez and that isn't even its most expensive acquisition.
Goals are football's most crucial ingredient, without which the sport would lose all flavour. Without further ado, let us behold the best goals of the past week and revel in their absolute deliciousness.
Leo Messi was sentenced to 21 months in jail and as it turns out, that was pretty lucky.