Gareth Bale of Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema 'furious' with Gareth Bale after Real Madrid defeat

Reports suggest the pair have not forgiven the Welshman for choosing to go it alone when he could have passed

Andoni Zubizarreta was sacked after Barcelona’s transfer ban was upheld last week

Andoni Zubizarreta sacked by Barcelona for transfer mistakes

Sporting director was sacked after Barcelona’s transfer ban was upheld last week

David Moyes triumphs over Barcelona - the internet reacts

Real Sociedad won 1-0 after an impressive rearguard action

David Moyes will Lionel Messi

David Moyes masterminds Real Sociedad victory over Barcelona in La Liga

The 1-0 win was the former Manchester United manager's second victory since moving to Spain

Fernando Torres at today's unveiling

Fernando Torres unveiled at Atletico Madrid: 40,000 fans put smile back on striker's face

The 30-year-old rejoins after leaving seven years ago

Lionel Messi displays outrageously good skill on Japanese TV

Barcelona superstar kicks the ball almost 60ft in the air and controls it

Torres is put through his paces

Fernando Torres misses FOUR open goals – and gets tangled in training equipment – during first Atletico Madrid training session

The striker has re-joined his former club on loan from AC Milan

Gareth Bale (right) says he does not want to leave Real Madrid

Gareth Bale: 'Go to Manchester United? I am very happy at Real Madrid, a club that I love'

The Welshman's contract runs out in 2019

Gareth Bale shoots during Real Madrid's 4-2 friendly defeat by AC Milan this week

Carlo Ancelotti tells Manchester United: 'Gareth Bale will not be leaving'

£86m Welshman has been linked with a move to United

Lionel Messi gets terrible new tattoo on the world's most expensive left leg

Messi's girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo shared the tattoo on Instagram

A view inside Barcelona's stadium the Nou Camp

Barcelona transfer ban: La Liga giants cannot sign players until 2016 after CAS reject appeal

The ban related to the 'international transfer of minors'

Jurgen Klopp: 'We're there like idots in the relegation zone... but we're not as bad as that,' says Borussia Dortmund coach after defeat

Borussia Dortmund lost their 10th game of the season to Werder Bremen

Barcelona vs Cordoba match report: Luis Suarez finally scores La Liga goal in 5-0 win

£75m scored in the 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Nou Camp

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus given largest driving offence fine in German history after driving without a licence for three years

German reports allege that Reus has been fined £427,000 for driving offences since 2011

Ander Hererra (right) takes on Lionel Messi during his time at Real Zaragoza

Pete Jenson: Herrera had no choice but to deny any involvement in match-fixing

A DIFFERENT LEAGUE: Herrera's career was on the up and up and those close to him say that he had little to gain by putting it on the line

Sport
Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016
Fifa president admits 'the decision for two World Cups was wrong'
Sport
The Last Word: The Old Firm rivals meet in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final clash
Sport
Brentford 0 Middlesbrough 1: Manchester City's FA Cup conquerors continue their rise
Sport
Born 100 years ago today, Matthews is one of the game’s immortals but he knew his worth and was never a team player
Sport
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mattia Destro and Marco Reus
TRANSFER TALK The biggest transfer rumours and updates on Saturday 31 January
Sport
The Arsenal manager appears to have 'mistakenly' ended up crashing this promo picture
Sport
Van Gaal's United have recovered from their worst start to a season after 10 games since 1986-87
TRANSFER TALKLibyan right-back Sadiq El Fitouri has signed for United from Salford City
Sport
Sheffield clubs United and Wednesday renew their Steel City rivalry in 2001 – 10 years after either club last won a major honour, despite the size of their joint support base
THE WEEKEND DOSSIER It might seem logical - but never underestimate intra-city rivalries
Sport
Sheffield clubs United and Wednesday renew their Steel City rivalry in 2001 – 10 years after either club last won a major honour, despite the size of their joint support base
THE WEEKEND DOSSIERHistory has shown they can also be successful
Sport
BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker
LATESTThe BBC has renewed its deal with the Premier League to show evening highlights, ending speculation that the rights would go to ITV
Sport
The eldest son of David Beckham is looking to follow in his father's footsteps
Sport
COMMENTA Different League: David Moyes will be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti on Saturday, with the Italian hoping it’s not just like old times
Sport blogs

The Football Lawyer: The career of a Premier League footballer is similar to that of a City professional

In football, where money talks, there are few pronouncements louder than the salary of a Premier Lea...

A World Cricket XI for the ages

One man’s pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 19...

Wheels: Journeys in Parlympic Sport

The World Cup is all well and good, but James Moore can't wait for the arrival of new chairs for his...

The Independent around the web
Daily Quiz

Bleacher Report

Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links