Sport Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on after the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia ended 1-1

The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear

Lionel Messi heads wide in the draw with Atletico Madrid

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid content with draw that allows Real Madrid to close the gap

The sides drew 0-0 in the Spanish capital in a game of few clear chances

Andre Villas-Boas's future at Tottenham is in doubt after the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool

Andre Villas-Boas was 'against' four of the seven summer arrivals at Tottenham

Villas-Boas is said to have wanted Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa but instead saw Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli join the club

Barcelona have rubbished suggestions that they could make a January move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

Transfer news: Barcelona rubbish reports that a bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could be launched in January

The Argentinian striker has been attracting plenty of attention after his impressive start to the season but Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu confirms they have no plans to make a move

Fernando Llorente could leave Juventus on loan with Arsenal believed to be interested

Transfer news: Arsenal set to continue search for a new striker after Juventus issue a hands-off warning over Fernando Llorente

Interest remains in Karim Benzema, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez but hopes of taking Llorente on loan appear to have disappeared

Michu celebrates after scoring for Swansea against Crystal Palace

Swansea forward Michu delighted after receiving Spain call-up

Call comes following injury to David Villa

Juan Mata

Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Juan Mata left out of Spain squad

Neither will play a role in the World Cup qualifier against Finland

Neymar celebrates his first goal for Barcelona

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 1: Neymar scores first goal but concerns over Lionel Messi hamstring injury

The sides finished level at the end of the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup final

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid

Transfer news: Atletico Madrid refuse to sell Diego Costa despite £21m Liverpool bid

The Reds thought their offer would trigger a release clause in the striker's contract

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid

Transfer news: Liverpool make £21m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa - reports

Brendan Rodgers yesterday claimed he wouldn't make any unnecessary signings but has been tempted into an offer for Brazilian international

Roberto Soldado looks set to join Spurs after a deal was agreed with his current club Valencia

Transfer news: Tottenham confirm £26m deal has been agreed for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

Spurs are believed to have agreed a £26m fee for the Spaniard who will move to White Hart Lane upon completion of a medical

Roberto Soldado looks set to join Spurs after a deal was agreed with his current club Valencia

Transfer news: Valencia announce £26m fee with Tottenham agreed for Roberto Soldado - but it's not yet a done deal

Fee has been agreed although talks are on-going between Spurs and the player's agent

Neymar gets to grips with life as a Barcelona player during training on Monday

Neymar checks in for Barcelona training to practice skills alongside Lionel Messi

Barcelona's record signing takes part in his first training session ahead of pre-season game against his former club Santos

Roberto Soldado

Transfer news: Tottenham 'confident' of signing Valencia's Roberto Soldado with talks over a £26m move on-going

Andre Villas-Boas is determined to bring the striker to White Hart Lane despite rumours that the move will be financed by the sale of Gareth Bale

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has quashed speculation that he is heading for the exit door at the Emirates stadium

Transfer talk: Santi Cazorla denies Arsenal exit

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has quashed speculation that he is heading for the exit door at the Emirates stadium.

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Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
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The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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