Lionel Messi behind team-mates Xavi and Iniesta

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi returns to training ahead of Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich

World Player of the Year picked up hamstring injury against PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a brace against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona and Real Madrid win 3-0 as La Liga draws closer to conclusion

Tito Vilanova's side close in on title

Malaga heartache and Dortmund celebrations
Beckham with PSG's main man, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, during Tuesday's training session

Barcelona v PSG: Carlo Ancelotti keeps faith in David Beckham for Champions League test

The tie is level at 2-2 after the first leg

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (L) and defender Jordi Alba at Barca's training camp

Barcelona v PSG: Barca say 'the feelings are good' over Lionel Messi fitness ahead of crucial Champions League tie

The forward came off injured in the first leg against Paris St Germain

Real Madrid players celebrate with Cristiano Ronaldo after he set them on their way to a comfortable victory in the first leg

Champions League: Galatasaray v Real Madrid match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Türk Telekom Arena

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores against PSG in the Champions League

Barcelona v PSG: Lionel Messi fitness race keeps PSG guessing ahead of Champions League quarter-final

The Argentina international came off injured in the first leg

Wayne Rooney

PSG admit admiration for Wayne Rooney, but insist no approach has been made for the Manchester United striker

The England forward has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford

Bayern Munich rev up for Juventus Champions League test

Bayern Munich will be in buoyant spirits for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match with Juventus tomorrow after they thrashed Hamburg 9-2 at the weekend, the biggest Bundesliga win for 13 years, keeping them 20 points clear at the top. Juventus, meanwhile, beat Internazionale 2-1 on Saturday at San Siro, to keep their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A.

Tito Vilanova

Tito Vilanova plans to 'gradually' return to first team duties with Barcelona

Coach has been in New York receiving treatment for throat cancer

Tito Vilanova

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova to return from New York

Vilanova has been receiving treatment for throat cancer

Culture clash: Former mentors and managers say Luis Suarez is amazed by the attention paid to his antics

Luis Suarez: The most likely transfer destinations for the Liverpool striker

Where might the Uruguayan move to if he leaves Liverpool?

Pope Francis and Alfredo Di Stefano, pictured in 1963

Did the Pope play football with Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano?

The pair went to the same school in Buenos Aires

Tito Vilanova

Tito Vilanova will remain coach insists Barcelona sporting director

Manager is in New York receiving cancer treatment

Messi made up for a disappointing showing at the San Siro by lighting up the Nou Camp
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
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