Barcelona director Pere Gratacos has insisted that Lionel Messi would not be the same player without the help of his team-mates.

The Real Madrid superstar enjoyed a staggering 2016 and has now been awarded the title of the best player in the world, beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

The Leicester City midfielder is recognised for his crucial part in one of the most incredible sporting achievements in recent years, beating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the prize.

The Portuguese has suggested that the striker will not make the move to China or the USA and believes that he has proved his critics wrong with his form in England. 

The Argentine's current deal at Camp Nou expires in 2018, but his Brazilian team-mate expects him to commit his long-term future imminently. 

The Torino striker scored twice as Giampiero Ventura's charges thrashed their opponents, with all four of the visitors' goals coming in the first half.

A late header thwarted the Euro 2016 semi-finalists, who remain undefeated but find themselves third in their pool.

The Arsenal left-back found the back of the net for his country for the first time as Julen Lopetegui's side strolled to victory in Granada.

The Belgium international appears to be back to his best as his new boss reveals some of the changes he has made to ensure he performs on a consistent basis.

The Arsenal legend believes he knows the reason why the Germany international has hit a rich vein of form in front of goal in recent weeks.

The Manchester United midfielder caught out Maarten Stekelenburg as he scored from distance in the first half, with Didier Deschamps's side holding on to claim all three points.

Jordan Henderson had a hand in both goals as the Three Lions made it two wins from two in World Cup qualifying after seeing off the Group F minnows at Wembley Stadium.

The World Cup holders were far too strong on Saturday, and strolled to victory thanks to the Bayern star's efforts while Toni Kroos also found the net.

The Atletico Madrid striker bagged a brace as Didier Deschamps' charges registered their first victory in the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase at Stade de France on Friday.

The Real Madrid star returned to international weekend with style, opening the scoring after just 70 seconds before adding a further three later in the game.