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‘Monstrous’ Messi to enter Barca’s 600 club

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi will celebrate his 600th start for Barcelona on Saturday in what his manager Ernesto Valverde hails as "a monstrous" achievement. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner becomes only the third player to reach the…

Barca’s Neymar to stand trial for fraud

MADRID:  Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged fraud and corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday. The National Court…

It was a perfect year, says Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo signed off his stellar 2016 in style on Sunday, scoring a hat-trick to lift Real Madrid to Club World Cup glory and underline his status as the world's best player. Ronaldo, crowned the Ballon d'Or winner for a fourth…

Ronaldo sets Real record, Neymar hits four

MADRID: Real Madrid and Barcelona pulled two points clear in La Liga when Cristiano Ronaldo set a club scoring record in Real's 3-0 stroll against Levante and Neymar hit four as Barca beat Rayo Vallecano 5-2 on Saturday.