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Video: Simon Rice talks through Manchester City's draw in the last 16 of the Champions League

Koke celebrates his goal with former Barcelona striker David Villa

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 0 match report: Koke stuns Barca on night Lionel Messi goes missing

Spanish playmaker scores the only goal of the game as Atleti prevail at home to reach Champions League semi-finals

Champions League LIVE! Bayern Munich v Manchester United and Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Follow all of the news and updates from tonight's Champions League quarter-finals

Alen Halilovic (right) has agreed to join Barcelona from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer

Barcelona vice president 'convinced' the club will still be able to sign players this summer as they appeal Fifa ban

The Spanish giants were hit with a transfer ban until the summer of 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo equals Lionel Messi's record for most Champions League goals scored in a season

And there could be yet another record broken for one of the pair this season

Samuel Eto’o this week revealed his run-ins with Pep Guardiola when he became Barcelona coach in 2008

Pete Jenson's A Different League: Can Atletico Madrid 'do a Kimi Raikkonen' and pip the big two to the title?

Amid the slowed-down replays of Sergio Busquets looking down at Pepe as he lay on the ground before running his studs over his head, and the inquest into every incident that took place during Sunday’s Clasico – one of which involved Pepe apparently saying to Lionel Messi: “Every time I mark you, you shit yourself.” To which Messi allegedly replied: “Every time you mark me, I score” – one stone-cold fact was largely forgotten: Atletico Madrid are top of La Liga.

Training camp: Neymar (right) exercises with Barcelona team-mates ahead of today’s Clasico against Real Madrid

Real Madrid v Barcelona: El Clasico is our last chance to catch Real, claims Barca coach Gerardo Martino

The Spanish champions are four points behind table topping Madrid

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo pictured in October's El Clasico
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo pictured in October's El Clasico

Real Madrid v Barcelona: There's more to this El Clasico than Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi

A look ahead to Sunday's hotly-anticipated contest at the Bernabeu

Manchester City face concerns over fitness of Sergio Aguero in crucial title run in

Argentine star went off injured in Champions League exit

Barcelona 2 Manchester City 1: 'It was a clear penalty, but we gave all we could,' concedes Vincent Kompany after Champions League exit

Zabaleta was sent off for dissent after the clash did not warrant a spot kick

Dani Alves celebrates Barcelona's second goal against Manchester City

Comment: Manchester City and Arsenal exits show Premier League clubs must beat La Liga rivals in the transfer market in order to to win on the pitch

There will now be three Spanish sides in the Champions League quarter-finals

Lionel Messi celebrates his goal for Barcelona
Barcelona club captain Carles Puyol has confirmed he will be leaving the club at the end of the season

Carles Puyol: The raggy-haired Barcelona defender who even gained the respect of the Real Madrid faithful

The man known as 'The Wall' calls time on his career at Nou Camp

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham in December

Andre Villas-Boas hopes to return to management next season...at Real Madrid or Barcelona

Portuguese manager was sacked by Tottenham in December

Cesc Fabregas and Nicole Scherzeinger at the Brits on Wednesdays night

Brit Awards 2014: 'I come in peace!' Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas pleads as presents award with X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger

Fabregas was apologising for Barca's 2-0 win over Manchester City the previous night

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

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