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Argentine superstar beats Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals

Premier League weekend preview: Arsenal v Manchester United, Everton v West Ham, Chelsea v West Brom and all the major talking points

Video: The Independent looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League games

Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Real Madrid 3 Barcelona 1: Are Lionel Messi's best days behind him?

During large parts of El Clasico Messi was an aimless figure. Dare we say that, at 27, the Messiah’s best days are behind him?

Xavi: Barcelona captain breaks record for most appearances in the Champions League

Spanish midfielder plays 143rd game in the competition

Lionel Messi (left) clashes with Weligton last night

Malaga's Weligton claims he grabbed Lionel Messi's throat because Barcelona forward called him a 'son of a b****'

Incident happened in the goalless draw between the teams last night

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez scores two goals in Barcelona B friendly against Indonesia Under-19s

VIDEO: Uruguayan was on target twice in B friendly at training complex

Angel Di Maria at the World Cup

Angel Di Maria latest: Barcelona infuriate Real Madrid with audacious £48m bid for winger - reports

The two famous La Liga foes are unlikely to come to any agreement

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique lands himself in trouble after letting off a stink bomb during flight to Finland

Furious airline staff were forced to apologise to the Barcelona man's fellow passengers after the incident

Luis Suarez could be back training with Barcelona in two weeks after CAS hearing is set

Banned striker will present case on 8 August with ruling announced later

Liverpool transfer news: Daniel Agger closing in on Barcelona move as Xavi plans to stay

Reds centre-back looks set to leave Anfield after Lovren arrival on Merseyside

John W Henry predicted that fans will see a very explosive Liverpool this season

Liverpool owner John W. Henry admits time was right to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona

Liverpool set to continue summer spending with Loic Remy signing

Cesc Fabregas' future at Barcelona is in doubt

Cesc Fabregas transfer news: Speculation over midfielder leaving Barcelona fuelled as star is left out of club's kit launch

Barcelona opt for young talent in the unveiling of their new kit with Fabregas, and several other players who could be leaving, not in the picture

Dani Alves eats a banana thrown at him from a racist Vilarreal fan before taking a corner

Dani Alves abuse: Barcelona defender would like picture of racist fan posted on internet

Alves was targeted with a racial taunt on Sunday when a fan threw a banana at him but it is neither the first time Alves or others have been targeted racially in Spain

Neymar of Barcelona takes on Juanfran of Club Atletico de Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg

Barcelona transfer ban: Barcelona free to sign players this summer after ban if lifted pending appeal

Barcelona had looked to be in a transfer crisis given their transfer ban but will be free to sign players until their appeal is resolved

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the winning goal for Real Madrid in the 2-1 Copa del Rey final victory over Barcelona

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 comment: 58 metres in 8 seconds to score the winner - why £86m Gareth Bale is now a true 'Galactico'

Welshman scored the sublime goal in the 87th minute in the Cop del Rey final

Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid have one foot in the semi-final after their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the quarter-final

When is the Champions League semi-final draw? Here's everything you need to know

All the information you need for Friday's draw is here

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible