Sport Koke' of Club Atletico de Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Zenit

David Moyes could face struggle to land Atletico Madrid midfielder

Lionel Messi: The Barcelona striker scored the first and last goals in his side's 4-0 Club World Cup win in Japan

Messi puts Barça on top of the world

Barcelona yesterday made official what everyone already knows – they are the best team in the world.

Nemanja Vidic insists United are getting closer to Barcelona's level of play

Vidic: beating Barcelona is our obsession

United captain says they can't mimic Catalan style but it will be third time lucky if they meet in final

Jamie Sanderson: Guardiola returns to his roots to show off a new wave of brilliant Barça talent

200 games and 12 titles in, Guardiola is readying a new wave of talent.

Levante captain Sergio Ballesteros was unable to keep his side top of La Liga

Little Levante finally brought back down to earth at Osasuna

It had to happen sooner or later. La Liga minnows Levante finally lost their first game of the season yesterday, 2-0 at Osasuna , ending their run of seven successive league wins, surrendering their position at the top of the table to Real Madrid, who battled to a 1-0 victory away at Real Sociedad on Saturday.

The worst excuses in sport

Another Clasico and another defeat for Jose Mourinho and his Real Madrid side.

Arsenal agree to negotiate Cesc Fabregas transfer claims Pep Guardiola

Barcelona are ready to fight to bring Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas back to the club right up until the transfer deadline, coach Pep Guardiola said today.

Barcelona reveal summer transfer budget

Barcelona have taken the unusual step of announcing their summer transfer budget after confirming they are taking measures to reduce the club's debt.

Luis Enrique 'agrees' to coach Roma

Barcelona B-team coach Luis Enrique has reportedly reached a deal to take over Roma.

Barça better than 2009 side who beat United, says Ferrer

When Albert Ferrer returns to Wembley next Saturday night, he will see history repeat itself one way or another for his old club Barcelona. The only question is which year it will be: 1991, when the Catalans lost the Cup Winners' Cup final to Manchester United in the Rotterdam rain, or 1992, when Johan Cruyff told them "Go out and enjoy yourselves" and they did just that, winning the club's first European Cup beneath the old Twin Towers?

Uefa clears Busquets to face United at Wembley

Sergio Busquets is free to play for Barcelona against Manchester United in the Champions League final after Uefa said there was a "lack of strong and convincing evidence" following accusations that he racially abused Real Madrid's Marcelo.

Manchester United similar to Real Madrid says Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester United to Real Madrid ahead of his side's Champions League final meeting with the Red Devils at Wembley later this month.

Pep Guardiola says La Liga title was toughest yet

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and leading scorer Lionel Messi described their 2011 La Liga crown as the toughest of titles after securing top spot with a 1-1 draw at Levante last night.

Point brings Barça third straight title

Barcelona eased to their third successive La Liga title with a low-key 1-1 draw away to Levante last night to retain their crown with two games to spare.

Pep Guardiola praises 'extraordinary' Manchester United

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has hailed Manchester United as an "extraordinary" team ahead of the sides' Champions League final at the end of the month.

Mourinho hints at conspiracy after once again finishing with 10 men

Jose Mourinho risked the wrath of Uefa last night when he claimed that manager Pep Guardiola had never won a clean Champions League with Barcelona. He wrote off the second leg as mission impossible and said his side's 10-man defeat was another scandal suffered at the hands of a team who he claimed are favoured by the game's governing body.

News
Jacqueline Bisset has claimed that young women today are obsessed with being 'hot', rather than 'charming', 'romantic' or 'beautiful'
people
Arts and Entertainment
Ben Affleck stars as prime suspect Nick Dunne in the film adaptation of Gone Girl
filmBen Affleck and Rosamund Pike excel in David Fincher's film, says Geoffrey Macnab
Sport
New Zealand fly-half Aaron Cruden pictured in The Zookeeper's Son on a late-night drinking session
rugby
Arts and Entertainment
Lena Dunham
booksLena Dunham's memoirs - written at the age of 28 - are honest to the point of making you squirm
News
Liam Payne has attacked the media for reporting his tweet of support to Willie Robertson and the subsequent backlash from fans
newsBut One Direction star insists he is not homophobic
Arts and Entertainment
A bit rich: Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
tvSeries 5 opening episode attracts lowest ratings since drama began
News
i100
Life and Style
A new app has been launched that enables people to have a cuddle from a stranger
techNew app offers 'PG alternative' to dating services like Tinder
Sport
Greg Dyke insists he will not resign as Football Association chairman after receiving a watch worth more than £16,000 but has called for an end to the culture of gifts being given to football officials
football
News
people
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Panama
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
Bruges
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments