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

Spain's Roberto Soldado (14) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Ireland during their friendly match June 11, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in New York

Sean St Ledger rues disallowed goal in Republic of Ireland's defeat to Spain

The world champions won narrowly in New York

Daniel Sturridge is treated by physio Gary Lewin at Wembley

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge facing four months on sidelines and could miss start of season

Ankle problem could leave Liverpool short of strikers with Luis Suarez future still in doubt

14.	David Villa - £37m

Who can Liverpool sign to replace Luis Suarez?

With their top scorer wanting to leave, the Reds are on the look out for a replacement

Jackson Martinez finished the season as the Portuguese League’s top scorer with 26 goals

Tottenham target Barcelona star David Villa and Porto striker Jackson Martinez as Andre Villas-Boas looks to splash out £45m

Andre Villas-Boas wants to bring in two strikers over the summer

Andre Villas-Boas wants to secure Gareth Bale to a new contract

Andre Villas-Boas ready to spark Tottenham revolution

New technical director and extensive signings even if they fall short of the Champions League

Andre Villas-Boas: Expects the new FWA Player of the Year Gareth Bale to stay

Former manager Andre Villas-Boas backs Chelsea to win Premier League next season

It is expected that Jose Mourinho will again be in charge at Stamford Bridge

Tottenham's Gareth Bale did not have his greatest game, but was still on hand to open the scoring against Wigan after charging down a goalkeeper clearance (Getty Images)

Andre Villas-Boas uncertain whether Gareth Bale is close to signing new Tottenham deal

The Welshman has been linked with big money moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United

Atletico Madrid players congratulate Lionel Messi and Barcelona after the Catalans were proclaimed La Liga champions

'This isn't Tito's title, it is for all the players': Vilanova and Lionel Messi celebrate La Liga title for Barcelona

Real Madrid's draw with Espanyol ensured Barca were crowned champions

Messi celebrates scoring the second of his two goals

Messi takes centre-stage once more as super-sub for Barcelona

Lionel Messi took just three minutes after coming on as a substitute to make an impact for Barcelona, scoring a free kick before finishing from close range in the 4-2 La Liga victory over Real Betis at the Nou Camp.

Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Carles Puyol

Five things Barcelona must do to recapture former glories following Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich

The once untouchable side were humiliated by Bayern Munich with a 7-0 aggregate Champions League semi-final defeat

The Bayern players celebrate making the final with commemorative t-shirts

Barcelona v Bayern Munich: Lionel Messi to start Champions League game on the bench

Lionel Messi was only named on the bench for Barcelona's Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp tonight, where the Catalan giants need to overturn a 4-0 deficit.

Lionel Messi behind team-mates Xavi and Iniesta

How Lionel Messi 'just being on the pitch' can inspire Barcelona to Champions League glory

Spanish league leaders came from behind to draw 1-1 with PSG and advance to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals

Lionel Messi behind team-mates Xavi and Iniesta

Andres Iniesta admission that Barcelona suffer from 'Messi-dependence' proved against PSG

World player of the year came off the bench to inspire comeback

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores against PSG in the Champions League

Lionel Messi adds to Barcelona injury crisis ahead of Champions League second leg against PSG

The Spanish side drew 2-2 in Paris and now the spotlight turns on their misfiring strikers to ensure progress to the semi-finals

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