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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

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

Espanyol part ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has left Espanyol after a miserable start to the La Liga season which sees the club bottom of the table
Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has left Espanyol after a miserable start to the La Liga season which sees the club bottom of the table

Espanyol have parted ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Ramon Planes as a consequence of the clubs poor run of form that sees them propping up the La Liga table.  Continue reading Espanyol part ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino

Spain looking to avoid a giant-killing as they make the trip to face Panama

Spain are used to winning football matches, but can minnows Panama cause an upset tonight when the two meet in Central America?
Spain are used to winning football matches, but can minnows Panama cause an upset tonight when the two meet in Central America?

Spain travel to play Panama tonight having won 13 out of their 15 fixtures so far this year, many of which contributed to their victory at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Continue reading Spain looking to avoid a giant-killing as they make the trip to face Panama