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Ernesto Valverde’s side will have revenge on its mind after it was aggrieved by the manner of its loss to the Castilian giant in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg.
VALENCIA Alves Barragan, Rami, R Costa, Guardado Gago, T Costa Piatti, Banega, Jonas Soldado REAL MADRID Casillas Arbeloa, Albiol, Varane, Coentrao Khedira, Alonso Ozil, Modric, Ronaldo Higuain Valencia duo Daniel Parejo and Joao Pereira will sit out Sunday’s Primera Division clash against Real Madrid through suspension. Sergio Canales (knee) and Jeremy Mathieu (ankle) are also unavailable, while captain More >
The Blues have been horribly out of form at home recently, and take on a Gunners team that will be eager to close the gap on their rivals for a Champions League spot.
Chelsea has an almost fully fit squad to choose from, with Oriol Romeu (knee) the only long-term absentee. John Terry has returned to fitness but is unlikely to start. Nigerian duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel More >
According to a source that is close to Lampard, the Chelsea midfielder has reached an tentative agreement to play for the LA Galaxy in MLS.
Less than two months after David Beckham’s departure, the LA Galaxy have found their star replacement. Frank Lampard has agreed to join the LA Galaxy, a source close to the Chelsea midfielder told Goal.com. “It’s all but done,” the source said. A team spokesman would not confirm or deny the rumor, only telling Goal.com that head coach Bruce Arena publicly acknowledged interest in Lampard on Thursday.
Lampard will likely join Los Angeles on a free More >
“Pep is already learning German,” said FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as he gave the story behind Josep Guardiola’s appointment as their next coach.
Former FC Barcelona boss Guardiola will return to football in the summer after a one-year More >
Manchester United FC will be without Darren Fletcher until the summer after he had surgery to cure the chronic bowel condition that caused him to miss a large part of last season. More >
A top-of-the-table clash in Portugal takes centre stage this weekend alongside tough tests for Premier League leaders Manchester United FC and Liga pacesetters FC Barcelona. More >
David Villa and Alexis Sánchez both scored twice as FC Barcelona beat Córdoba CF 5-0, while Real Betis Balompié and Club Atlético de Madrid also progressed to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
FC Barcelona booked a Copa del Rey quarter-final meeting with fellow UEFA Champions League contenders Málaga CF by cruising past Córdoba CF 5-0. Córdoba already trailed 2-0 from the opening meeting and fell further adrift when Thiago Alcántara (17) swept in a finish from Alex Song’s lobbed pass. David Villa swiftly added a sumptuous second, wrong-footing Alberto Aguilar then flipping a shot over Mikel More >