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Lionel Messi scored on his return from injury as Barcelona lost 4-2 to Real Betis

Real Betis beat Barcelona in seven-goal thriller

Betis held on for their first win at Camp Nou since 2005, taking maximum fruits for their bravery, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen gifted the visitors a goal and Ivan Rakitic was sent off.
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Marc Bartra: Luis Enrique has brought calm to Spain

Defender Marc Bartra believes Spain head coach Luis Enrique has instilled a sense of calm in the national side.

Injured Diego Costa misses out on Spain squad

Diego Costa was left out of the Spain squad announced by coach Luis Enrique on Thursday, ahead of games against Wales and England.

Diego Costa to miss first leg of Arsenal Europa League with injury

Diego Costa will miss the first leg of Atletico Madrid's Europa League semi-final against Arsenal but should be back for the return on Spanish soil, according to Diego Simeone.

Major January transfers in Europe

AFP Sport rounds up some of the most notable deals to have happened in Europe as the January window prepares to slam shut on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Marc Bartra set to join Real Betis

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, injured in last year’s bomb attack on the team bus, is poised to sign for Real Betis, Spanish media suggested on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect admits to carrying out attack

The suspect in the bombing of Borussia Dortmund's team bus has admitted to carrying out the attack, but says he did not intend to kill or injure anyone.

Man on trial for bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus

A German-Russian man went on trial Thursday accused of carrying out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus in an elaborate bid to make a fortune on the stock market.

Dire Borussia Dortmund results pain boss Peter Bosz

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted their third straight defeat in the Bundesliga "hurts" as the club's dire form continued ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Borussia Dortmund bus attack suspect faces trial in December

A German-Russian man, accused of carrying out a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, will go on trial on December 21, a German court said Friday.

Borussia Dortmund ‘must win’ with a two-goal lead – Peter Bosz

Peter Bosz had no excuses for Borussia Dortmund failing to bring a 2-0 lead over the line as his side settled for a 2-2 draw in a tricky match away to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Bayern Munich beat Hamburg to join Borussia Dortmund at top of Bundesliga

Bayern Munich drew level with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at 10-man Hamburg.

Borussia Dortmund throw away two-goal lead in Frankfurt draw

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday as the pressure remains on goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Bayern out to silence critics as Bundesliga returns

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich will be looking to silence their critics with victory over Mainz in the Bundesliga this Saturday.

I have ‘extra motivation’ against Tottenham after 2012 rejection – Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he has "extra motivation" to play against Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday after being snubbed by the Premier League side in 2012.

Dortmund captain Schmelzer out of Spurs clash

Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley with torn ankle ligaments, the German club confirmed.

Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg as Spurs loom

Borussia Dortmund stuttered to a frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund bus bomber could face 28 counts of attempted murder

German prosecutors revealed Tuesday they are seeking 28 counts of attempted murder against Sergej W., who is accused of the April 11 bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

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