Eto'o vows to be top scorer despite four-month absence

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La Liga returns today but next weekend's fixtures are as eagerly awaited after Samuel Eto'o earmarked Barcelona's match a week tomorrow for his return.

The Cameroon striker, who has been out with a knee injury since September, vowed to become the leading scorer in Spain. He trails Frédéric Kanouté 14 goals to four. "The gap is not much," he said. "With hard work, personal sacrifice, I can and will catch up."

Kanouté's Sevilla take their three-point lead to Real Zaragoza tonight while Barcelona are at Getafe tomorrow. Real Madrid travel to La Coruña tomorrow seeking their first win at the Riazor since 1991. Real spent £25m in the transfer window and may field Argentine signings Fernan- do Gago and Gonzalo Higuain.