Seven reasons why Barcelona are now the world's best team – again


Barcelona are Europe's most lethal finishers this campaign ahead of Real Madrid, with Valencia occupying third spot in the Huawei Team Ranking. The Catalans currently sit top of La Liga and their chance conversion rate of 

British number three James Ward could not build on his run through qualifying as he lost to Turkey's Marsel Ilhan in the first round of the Barcelona Open. The Londoner, 28, had won two matches in qualifying on the clay but went down 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-1 

Defending champion Kei Nishikori will open his 2015 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell campaign against Teymuraz Gabashvili in the second round.

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal is fully focused on progressing as far as possible in this week's Barcelona Open, which he refers to as his home tournament. The eight-time former champion says he is wary of his first round match which could see 

Neymar also scored his double in the first half for Guardiola's former side Barcelona — whom he guided to two Champions League trophies in his spell there — as they eased to a 2-0 win on the night and a 5-1 aggregate win over French champions Paris