Arsene Wenger laments team after Barcelona loss

Arsene Wenger was a picture of frustration following Arsenals 2-0 Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat to Barcelona on 23 February, describing his team as technically very average on the night. He also lamented their naivety in allowing the otherwise under-par La Liga leaders, who are now unbeaten in 33 matches across all competitions, to exploit them on the counter-attack in scenes that bore a resemblance to Monacos victory in north London last season. Feb 24, 2016

Watch Lionel Messi score incredible shot from behind the goal line

After formal training for Barcelonas La Liga match against Sporting de Gijon on 15 February, Lionel Messi astounded singer-songwriter Eros Ramazzotti with his goal-scoring skill. The Italian musician, who had performed in Barcelona on 14 February, joined Messi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and head coach Luis Enrique for a kick about, and suggested Messi shoot at a nearby goal - which had its goalmouth facing away from them. Feb 17, 2016

Nigel de Jong talks of ‘winner’s mentality’ after joining LA Galaxy

The LA Galaxy presented their latest acquisition on 16 February, in the shape of former Dutch international Nigel de Jong. The 31-year old midfielder negotiated a release from the final two years of his contract with AC Milan to come to the MLS club in Los Angeles that now features Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos among its roster. Feb 17, 2016

Claudio Ranieri enjoying Leicesters Premier League adventure

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has asked Arsenal not to give him a rude awakening when the Premier League leaders visit the Emirates Stadium on 14 February. Leicesters amazing tilt at a first league title is turning doubters into believers and their convincing 3-1 defeat of Manchester City in their last league outing led to them being installed as title favourites by the bookmakers. The question now hanging over Leicesters season is whether they have the experience to handle the pressure of a title run-in, but Ranieri insists their rivals have more to worry about. Feb 13, 2016

Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs have a plan to win Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur will not waver from manager Mauricio Pochettinos plan as they travel to Manchester City on 14 February, seeking a victory that would fuel hopes of a first English top-flight title since 1961. The north London club is second in the Premier League, five points behind Leicester City and are on a roll having won their past six matches in all competitions. Feb 13, 2016