Champions League: Could we have a surprise winner?

Champions League: Could we have a surprise winner?

It’s usually a formality that the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich would ease into the Champions League knockout stages. We assess which rival clubs could triumph this term. Source

Barcelona scout RB Leipzig duo Werner and Upamecano

Barcelona scout RB Leipzig duo Werner and Upamecano

Barcelona’s technical director Robert Fernandez travelled to Germany at the weekend to watch the young starlets Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano in action. Source

Barcelona: Luis Suarez backed after Olympiacos horrorshow

Barcelona: Luis Suarez backed after Olympiacos horrorshow

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has backed Luis Suarez after the striker’s poor start to the season reached new heights against Olympiacos on Tuesday evening. Source

Barcelona suffer injury blows in Roberto and Gomes

Barcelona suffer injury blows in Roberto and Gomes

Barcelona currently have seven players injured in total, including captain Andres Iniesta and record signing Ousmane Dembele, who will not be available until January at least. Source

Champions League permutations: Man Utd, Barcelona, Chelsea

Champions League permutations: Man Utd, Barcelona, Chelsea

On matchday four, 11 sides can guarantee their places in the knockout phase of the competition while others – including Borussia Dortmund – face elimination if results go against them. Source

Barcelona ‘to bid for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar’

Barcelona ‘to bid for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar’

Barca are looking for a long term replacement for Andres Iniesta, and with their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho continuing to be frustrated by Liverpool, are now considering Lemar instead. Source

Ernesto Valverde unconcerned by scoreless Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde unconcerned by scoreless Barcelona

Valverde insisted he was not concerned after Barcelona failed to score in a UCL group stage game for the first time in five years. A goalless draw against Olympiacos kept Barca waiting. Source

Olympiacos 0-0 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Co held to draw

Olympiacos 0-0 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Co held to draw

PETE JENSON: Barcelona drew with Olympiacos in Athens but the game twice descended into farce when spectators were allowed to run on to the pitch and head straight for Lionel Messi. Source

Man Utd 2-0 Benfica RESULT plus action from Barca and PSG

Man Utd 2-0 Benfica RESULT plus action from Barca and PSG

Manchester United are almost certain of qualification for the Champions League knockout stage after a 2-0 victory over Benfica at Old Trafford. Source

Man City ‘ready to rival Barcelona for Joshua Kimmich’

Man City ‘ready to rival Barcelona for Joshua Kimmich’

The catch for both clubs is that Bayern have no desire to sell their Germany international and only a fee far in excess of what is currently being discussed is likely to change their...

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde hoping for quieter times

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde hoping for quieter times

Valverde has overseen 10 wins and a draw in his 11 matches in charge of the club, putting them four points clear at the top of LaLiga and on course for the knock-out stages...

Barcelona to meet with Philippe Coutinho agents

Barcelona to meet with Philippe Coutinho agents

Coutinho’s contract was only extended last season and due to run until 2022, but Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona are due to meet with the Brazilian’s agents next week. Source

Neymar announced move from Barca to PSG at Messi’s wedding

Neymar announced move from Barca to PSG at Messi’s wedding

Neymar revealed his world record move to PSG at Lionel Messi’s wedding according to former Barcelona teammate Xavi. The Brazilian left the Catalan club for a world-record £200 million fee. Source

Barcelona technical director ‘watches Anthony Martial’

Barcelona technical director ‘watches Anthony Martial’

Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez missed his team’s victory this week to scout Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, according to reports in Spain. Source

Barcelona line up January move for Matthijs de Ligt

Barcelona line up January move for Matthijs de Ligt

Barcelona will make a move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt in January, according to reports in Spain. Ernesto Valverde wants to bolster the La Liga leader’s back line. Source

Ernesto Valverde defends Gerard Pique after red card

Ernesto Valverde defends Gerard Pique after red card

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde felt Gerard Pique’s handball in the Champions League victory against Olympiacos was instinctive, rather than an attempt to deceive. Source

Lionel Messi praised by Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu

Lionel Messi praised by Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has hailed Lionel Messi after the Argentine star scored his 100th goal in European club competitions against Olympiacos. Source

Barcelona eye Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen

Barcelona eye Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen

The Nou Camp club sent sporting director Robert Fernandez to watch as Mauricio Pochettino’s side managed an impressive 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night. Source

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe favoured Barcelona move

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe favoured Barcelona move

The 18-year-old eventually left last season’s french champions Monaco to join PSG which will see the Paris side pay another £166m next summer after an original loan spell. Source

Liverpool reject new Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool reject new Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona have submitted a new bid of €125million (£114.2m) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool have instantly rejected the latest advance from the La Liga giants. Source

Lionel Messi contract Q&A: Why hasn’t he signed yet?

Lionel Messi contract Q&A: Why hasn’t he signed yet?

Barcelona announced Lionel Messi’s new contract on July 5. Six weeks have passed and there still seems no sign of him signing it. PETE JENSON examines why he hasn’t put pen to paper. Source

Borussia Dortmund ‘shocked’ by Ousmane Dembele behaviour

Borussia Dortmund ‘shocked’ by Ousmane Dembele behaviour

Borussia Dortmund players have been ‘shocked’ by Ousmane Dembele’s recent behaviour amid speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona.  Source

MailOnline European Super League fantasy football tips

MailOnline European Super League fantasy football tips

MailOnline’s Fantasy Football is branching out and it’s time to test your managerial abilities on the European stage  – but move fast, however, as scoring begins today. Source

Craig Bellamy: Philippe Coutinho must be sold to Barcelona

Craig Bellamy: Philippe Coutinho must be sold to Barcelona

Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes Philippe Coutinho must be sold to Barcelona this summer transfer window, feeling the player has his heart set on an offer that is too good to turn down....

Barcelona pay tribute to terror attack victims at training

Barcelona pay tribute to terror attack victims at training

Barcelona’s players and coaching staff held a minute’s silence before training on Friday in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in the city. Thirteen people died after a van drove into crowds....

Barcelona star Luis Suarez ruled out for a month

Barcelona star Luis Suarez ruled out for a month

Barcelona are facing a significant crisis up front after Luis Suarez was ruled out for up to a month with the knee injury sustained in the 2-0 defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday. Source

Man Utd’s Jose Mourinho keen to bring in Ivan Perisic

Man Utd’s Jose Mourinho keen to bring in Ivan Perisic

SIMON JONES – THE TRANSFER COLUMN: The manager has been pleased with the shape his squad is taking but wants more pace between the lines and on the flanks. Source

Closing the window early would be the dumbest idea

Closing the window early would be the dumbest idea

MARTIN SAMUEL: What would an early-closing transfer window do to prevent Barcelona’s continued pursuit of Philippe Coutinho? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Source

Suarez, Ronaldo and Neymar tributes to Barcelona victims

Suarez, Ronaldo and Neymar tributes to Barcelona victims

Barcelona will wear black armbands for their opening match of the season this weekend in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in the city. Source