Goalkeeper will not renew his contract which expires next summer
Tito Vilanova's side close in on title
Ancelotti denies suggestions he was forced to start the former England captain
Coach to undergo surgery and chemotherapy
As well as equalling the best start to La Liga, Barcelona's 4-0 win at Levante on Sunday was an extra source of pride for the Catalan club as it was achieved playing with an entire team of players developed through their academy for most of the match.
As well as celebrating his 100th cap for Portugal tomorrow night, Cristiano Ronaldo can revel in becoming the first sportsman to receive over 50 million 'Likes' on Facebook.
Even Pepe could not muster up a breach of the peace after the weekend's clasico left both Real Madrid and Barcelona in a peculiar state of mutual awe. The video nasties from previous seasons have traditionally made fertile ground for days of recrimination from both sides but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's brilliance overshadowed all inklings of post-match bitterness.
Mutual admiration for 'out of this world' duo even halts the feuding between Real and Barça
Portugal 0 Spain 0 (aet; Spain win 4-2 on penalties)
Croatia 0 Spain 1
Spain 1 Croatia 0
Spain winger Jesus Navas has warned the Republic of Ireland the defending champions will attack from the off when the teams meet on Thursday.
Barcelona 3 Milan 1 (Barca win 3-1 on aggregate)
Lionel Messi at his breathtaking best tore Bayer Leverkusen apart with a record five-goal Champions League haul last night as Barcelona swept into the quarter-finals 7-1 on the night and 10-2 on aggregate.
Al-Sadd 0 Barcelona 4
Coach Bert van Marwijk has extended his contract with the Netherlands until 2016.