One of the nominees for the Laureus Award for the 'Best Sporting Moment of the Year' is a story of the remarkable Champions League comeback by Barcelona.
Lionel Messi has two children, four-year-old Thiago and baby Mateo with his partner of nine-years Antonella Roccuzzo.
Ernesto Valverde, 53, has some big shoes to fill, Luis Enrique having won nine of 13 possible trophies in his time at the helm.
Unlike two of his more recent predecessors, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique, Valverde is little known outside of Spain having had a far less distinguished playing and managerial career thus far.
LIonel Messi opened the scoring and helped set up goals from Neymar and Paco Alcacer just before half-time as Alaves slumped to defeat in their first Spanish Cup final.
Lionel Messi and Barcelona gave coach Luis Enrique a victorious send-off as the Catalans retained the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.
Gerard Pique wants Barcelona to reward outgoing coach Luis Enrique with a ninth trophy of his three-year spell in charge in Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Alaves.
A look at the games which played a pivotal role in Real Madrid ending their five-year wait to win La Liga title.
If any individual can take credit for the title glory, it has to be Real Madrid’s illustrious manager. Zinedine Zidane's emphasis on rotation ensured that the team was fresh even in the closing weeks of the campaign.
Real Madrid beat out Barcelona at the top of the table by three points despite the Catalans' come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Eibar.
La Liga: Real Madrid a point away from winning title and ending Barcelona's reign as Spanish champions
Real Madrid can only throw away a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday with a shock defeat at Malaga as they look set to depose rivals Barcelona's run as Spanish champions.
Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez scored twice as Real Madrid moved to within three victories of winning La Liga with a 4-0 demolition of already-relegated Granada.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique warned Neymar to keep his emotions in check when he returns from suspension at the Catalan derby against Espanyol.
La Liga: Barcelona's outgoing boss Luis Enrique says he will cherish managing Lionel Messi rather than missing
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insisted on Tuesday he will revel in his memories of coaching Lionel Messi, rather than miss him when he steps down at the end of the season.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique revelled in turning the tables on bitter rivals Real Madrid as Lionel Messi struck deep into stoppage time to edge a thrilling El Clasico 3-2 on Sunday.
El Clasico: Lionel Messi's 500th goal hands Barcelona lifeline in La Liga title race with Real Madrid
Lionel Messi handed Barcelona a vital win over Real Madrid with his second goal, which was also his 500th for the club, coming in the last minute of stoppage time.
La Liga: Lionel Messi revives Barcelona's title hopes with late winner against Real Madrid in El Clasico
Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid.
Barcelona trail Madrid by three points at the top of La Liga and have played a game more than their title rivals.
Champions League: Juventus' defensive masterclass at Barcelona reminiscent of vintage Italian shut-outs
There was hardly a blade of grass in that Juventus penalty area that their players didn't cover, making it very difficult for Barcelona to score.
"This is a team that never gives up, that fights for every title, doesn't relax and always accepts the challenge," Luis Enrique said after Barcelona's ouster from the Champions League.