As Barcelona manager Luis Enrique tries to build a dream machine. He has to start work without its most important part.
At times the campaign against Madrid's coach has been vicious and some of the criticism absurd. But much of the opprobrium has been earned.
Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres says he is more mature and focused and owes a debt of gratitude to Liverpool, writes Sid Lowe.
The Spanish players had not left the Olympic Stadium in Kiev before minds were being focused on winning the 2014 World Cup.
The best defence is attack, according to the all-rounder Dani Alves, who has helped to reverse Barcelona's fortunes and propel them to success.
The Champions League semifinal against Chelsea has become about more than just winning. It is a chance for Barça to beat the Blues convincingly.
Pep Guardiola was not lying all those years ago when he told Cesc Fabregas that he would one day wear Barcelona's No.4 shirt.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is locked in a battle with the board of the services Seta over control of the institution.
Manchester United are looking for revenge for their 2009 defeat, while Barcelona's Eric Abidal will be happy just to play.
Fernando Torres has revealed that he resolved to leave Liverpool long before his January transfer to Chelsea because the club was in "chaos".