Barcelona breeze into last eight

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. […]

‘Messi has made the Ballon d’Or his own’

The Spanish press heaped praise on Lionel Messi after the 25-year-old became the first man to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times. “He is”, said El Mundo, “beyond classification.”   In his native Argentina, it has been suggested that Lionel Messi’s winning of a record fourth consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or is almost not newsworthy, […]

Barcelona still on top after derby win

Liga leaders FC Barcelona made a convincing start to 2013 by overcoming Catalan rivals RCD Espanyol 4-0 to move 11 points clear of Club Atlético de Madrid, who drew with RCD Mallorca.     Liga leaders FC Barcelona picked up where they left off last year by subjecting Catalan derby rivals RCD Espanyol to a […]

Latest rumors in the transfer market

Chelsea targets January move for Negredo With Daniel Sturridge set to leave the club for Liverpool, Rafa Benitez is set to swoop in with a 15million pound move for Sevilla and Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo. Xabi Alonso close to Madrid extension Real Madrid and Spanish international midfielder Xabi Alonso is close to a signing a […]

Ten-man Sampdoria beat leaders Juventus

Juventus spurned the chance to return eight points clear as they fell 2-1 at home to UC Sampdoria, who rallied from a goal and a man down, while Edinson Cavani starred for SSC Napoli. Juventus missed the chance to restore their Serie A lead to eight points as they slumped to a 2-1 loss at home […]