Barcelona FC team and transfer news
Transfer News RECAP: Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United while Arsenal seal Henrikh Mkhitaryan in swap deal
Alexis Sanchez has finally been announced as a Manchester United player, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan has headed the other way. Follow all the updates throughout the day with Sportsmail.
The incredible moment Barcelona forward Lionel Messi earned a standing ovation from Real Betis supporters after brilliant piece of skill destroyed three of their own players
With the score at 4-0 Messi picked up the ball deep in his own half and under pressure. With his back to goal and three players surrounding him, retaining possession looked an impossible task.
'Lionel Messi is the best there is and the best there ever will be': Ernesto Valverde heaps praise on star man as Barcelona move 11 points clear at top
The unerring praise came shortly after the Argentine had scored twice against Real Betis, taking his season tally to 25 goals. 'You have to enjoy him,' Valverde said. 'We have been able to live his era.'
Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez bag braces as Ernesto Valverde's men go 11 points clear at the top of La Liga
PETE JENSON: Barcelona responded to news that Real Madrid had finally woken up in La Liga – winning 7-1 against Deportivo – by going to Betis and thrashing them 5-0.
Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona, La Liga RESULT: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez score twice each while Ivan Rakitic also nets in second half rout
Barcelona responded to news that Real Madrid had finally woken up in La Liga – winning 7-1 against Deportivo – by going to Real Betis and thrashing them 5-0.