The Liverpool striker has accepted the 10-match ban handed down for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic
Liverpool manager admits he would understand if Uruguayan quit Premier League after 10-game bite ban
Governing body wants to throw increased ban at Liverpool striker for violent conduct
The Argentina international came off injured in the first leg
Two goals last night see Messi reach 86 goals for the calender year
Messi breaks 40-year-old record
Barcelona forward one away from equalling 40 year old record
The latest injury to Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova chose to focus on the brilliance of Lionel Messi rather than engage in a slanging match with Real Madrid after the teams played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first Clasico of the Primera Division season.
You will understand why I was not able to discuss publicly the technical qualities of Wayne Rooney while I was with Liverpool! But now is the time to examine the aspects of his play which we can look out for and enjoy against Ukraine tonight. They make him an even better player than the one he was a few years ago.
European champions Barcelona have pledged to capture the Club World Cup for striker David Villa, who suffered a sickening leg break in Thursday's semi-final in Japan.
Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has praised owners Fenway Sports Group for their "brave" approach to the transfer window.
Ferguson's side pose a serious threat with range of options and experience, warns Barça playmaker
Barcelona and France defender Eric Abidal, who had surgery on a liver tumour in March, is hoping to be back to full fitness for the Champions League final at the end of this month.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is optimistic about the future after signing a new long-term contract with the club.
Neymar, the next Brazilian sensation, will be playing in England next summer - whether he signs for a Premier League club or not.