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

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Arsenal in second half comeback to beat Barcelona

Arsenal 2 Barcelona 1

Wenger: Barcelona must get over losing Fabregas

Whenever Arsenal have faced Barcelona in recent years, there has always been a thorny issue which comes between the two sides and ruins what might otherwise descend into a mutual appreciation society – the issue of Cesc Fabregas, his past and his future.

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'Fabregas? He is Arsenal's best player, no question' - Villa

David Villa knows Arsenal will try to play Barcelona at their own game on Wednesday night, and that with his Spain international team-mate Cesc Fabregas on the pitch they will be better equipped to do so.

Torres moved 'to play in Champions League'

Fernando Torres moved to Chelsea from Liverpool to avoid the torture of having to watch another round of Champions League matches on the television, according to the Spain striker's international team-mate David Villa.

David Villa: 'I was lucky they wanted me to be part of this team'

David Villa is thriving in a prolific attack alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona – bad news for Arsenal, who they play this week. The £34m striker spoke to Pete Jenson

Chris McGrath: It's football that's gone nutty, not the Professor

Criticised for his failure to spend, Arsène Wenger in fact deserves credit for Arsenal's form

Carroll must prove himself in spotlights at Liverpool

For an amount equal to two Alan Shearers the 11-goal striker arrives at Anfield

Urge for medals made Torres fall out of love with Liverpool

As the prolific goalscorer nears 27, he has no trophies to show for his time at Atletico and Anfield

Ronaldo’s hat-trick lifts Real as Barca trio wait on Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo got a hat-trick as Real Madrid came from behind last night to beat Villarreal 4-2 at the Bernabeu and stay two points behind leaders Barcelona in La Liga.

Eurozone: Inter president attacks Benitez over his plea for new players

Internazionale coach Rafael Benitez's time at San Siro could be close to ending after Inter president Massimo Moratti said yesterday that the Spaniard's comments in the wake of the club's Fifa Club World Cup success, requesting more support from the board, "weren't suitable for the situation" and that "it is not the moment to ask for reinforcements".

Spanish media laud incredible Barcelona

The Spanish press was littered with words such as 'thrashed', 'humiliated' and 'ridiculed' following Barcelona's comprehensive 5-0 defeat of arch rivals Real Madrid at the Nou Camp last night.

Barcelona run amok on 'worst night of career' for Mourinho

Barcelona 5 Real Madrid 0

Eurozone: Messi and Ronaldo trade hat-tricks before 'el clasico'

The two players who have been La Liga's leading lights this season, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, again showed why they are ranked among the world's best as they struck hat-tricks for their respective sides, Barcelona and Real Madrid, during big wins on Saturday.

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