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Barca rest stars for Benfica battle but do include Messi who could equal goal-scoring record for a calender year

Many of Barcelona's first-team stars are missing for tonight's final group game against Benfica, but Lionel Messi has been included in the squad as he hunts down Gerd Muller's record for goals scored in a calender year.
Many of Barcelona’s first-team stars are rested for tonight’s final group game against Benfica, but Lionel Messi has been included in the squad as he hunts down Gerd Muller’s record for goals scored in a calender year.

Benfica visit the Camp Nou tonight desperate to get a result against La Liga giants Barcelona and clinch a spot in the next round of the Champions League at the expense of Group G rivals Celtic. Continue reading Barca rest stars for Benfica battle but do include Messi who could equal goal-scoring record for a calender year

Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Real Madrid's young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.
Real Madrid’s young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.

Real Madrid eased to victory in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday, beating Ajax 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and manager Jose Mourinho was impressed by what he saw from some of the young academy players who he fielded in the game. Continue reading Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Espanyol name Javier Aguirre as boss

Can Javier Aguirre be the man to turn Espanyol's fortunes around after being appointed as the La Liga club's new manager?
Can Javier Aguirre be the man to turn Espanyol’s fortunes around after being appointed as the La Liga club’s new manager?

Javier Aguirre has been named as the new manager of Espanyol following the departure of former manager Mauricio Pochettino at the beginning of the week. Continue reading Espanyol name Javier Aguirre as boss

Barca remain top after Messi scores two in victory over Mallorca

Lionel Messi was at it again when he scored two goals to guide Barcelona to a 4-2 victory over Mallorca
Lionel Messi was at it again when he scored two goals to guide Barcelona to a 4-2 victory over Mallorca

Lionel Messi continued his incredible goalscoring run by firing two past Mallorca to help Barcelona to a 4-2 victory, cementing their position at the summit of La Liga. Continue reading Barca remain top after Messi scores two in victory over Mallorca