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’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 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 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
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
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
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
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
Manchester United are almost certain of qualification for the Champions League knockout stage after a 2-0 victory over Benfica at Old Trafford. Source
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...
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...
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 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 Robert Fernandez missed his team’s victory this week to scout Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, according to reports in Spain. Source
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
Lionel Messi hit the headlines on Wednesday night when his 100th European goal helped Barcelona beat Olympiacos 3-1 in the Champions League. Source
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
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has hailed Lionel Messi after the Argentine star scored his 100th goal in European club competitions against Olympiacos. Source
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
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
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
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 players have been ‘shocked’ by Ousmane Dembele’s recent behaviour amid speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona. Source
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
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’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 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
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
MARTIN SAMUEL: What would an early-closing transfer window do to prevent Barcelona’s continued pursuit of Philippe Coutinho? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Source
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