Lionel Messi had said he wanted to leave the club he joined as a boy after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern in the Champions League quarters. Agence France-Presse
A resilient Barcelona will look to extend their five-game winning momentum going when they take minnows Slavia Prague in a Champions League tie on Wednesday. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
Finally, the Messi saga has come to an end with the star player himself clearing the air (“Messi confirms stay at Barca but trains guns on club president,” Sept 5).
The five-time European champions will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four in their first appearance at the stage of the competition since 2015.
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Saudi racing star Reema Juffali says she can take plenty of positives from her debut season at the British F3 Championship in what she described as a key learning curve in her motorsport career.