The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear
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Monday 28 May 2012
Despite his up and down form for Chelsea this season, striker Fernando Torres was yesterday named in defending champions Spain's squad for this summer's European Championships.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
When the Argentine was booked for pulling up Frank Lampard it was a sign of frustration
Friday 24 February 2012
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque insists the door is still open for Fernando Torres to make the final cut for Euro 2012 despite dropping the out-of-form Chelsea striker from his latest squad.
Monday 12 December 2011
Juan Mata pauses for thought. It is not often that Chelsea's creator-in-chief stops. His movement, on the pitch, is constant, buzzing, whirring. Even in his quiet, softly-spoken English, he is fluent, engaging. But one question has stumped him. "Who is shorter, me or David Silva?" he asks himself, rhetorically. "I don't know. Probably him. Just."
Saturday 10 December 2011
Guardiola seems unsure what his strongest side is – or is he just trying to keep his players fresh?
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Monday 14 November 2011
The last time Spain lost 1-0 before Saturday's defeat by England was against Switzerland in Durban in their opening game in last year's World Cup. Some thought that signalled an extraordinary convulsion in the distribution of world football power, which as it turned out could only have been rivalled by the declaration that several UFOs had landed on Table Mountain.
Saturday 12 November 2011
La Masia is widely imitated so Rory Smith talked to those responsible to learn the method of the magic
Thursday 20 October 2011
Andres Iniesta soon showed the skills Barcelona missed for the month he was out with a hamstring injury when he gave the European Champions an early lead against Czech side Viktoria Plzen at the Nou Camp last night.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Valencia's Juan Mata was undergoing a medical in west London last night after Chelsea agreed a fee of £23.5m.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has continued his verbal assault on Barcelona, labelling the European champions "a small team" after last night's Supercopa second leg defeat at the Nou Camp.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has accused Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of "destroying Spanish football" after an ill-tempered denouement to the Supercopa final.
Monday 15 August 2011
European and La Liga champions Barcelona held arch-rivals Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.
Friday 29 July 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
Barcelona striker David Villa has dismissed reports linking him with a possible move away from the European champions, insisting he would like to finish his career at the Nou Camp.
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