The Sport Matrix: Monday 13 January

Newcastle angry as disallowed Tioté effort sets up City

Lionel Messi heads wide in the draw with Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi is 'an alien' says Arda Turan following Atletico Madrid's draw with Barcelona

The Argentine forward returned to La Liga action in the 0-0 game

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

Transfer news: Barcelona legend Xavi alerts potential suitors by revealing he may not retire at the Nou Camp

"Perhaps I could have been happy playing for another club, I don't know, but my priority has always been Barca."

Leighton Baines has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a broken foot

Leighton Baines due to make return for Everton in Premier League game against Norwich

The left-back has been out since injuring his foot against Liverpool

Cristian Tello has been linked with Liverpool

Transfer news: Liverpool may have to wait until the summer to sign Cristian Tello and Mohamed Salah - reports

Kop bids for Tello and Salah have put on hold until the summer as Kop fustration grows

David Moyes says his team is in need of urgent overhaul

Comment: Patience at Manchester United for David Moyes will run out soon enough

Sir Alex Ferguson was allowed to go over three years before he started to win trophies with United

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Transfer news: Marc-Andre ter Stegen moves closer to Barcelona switch after refusing new contract at Borussia Monchengladbach

Barcelona are seeking a new goalkeeper to replace Victor Valdes, who has stated he will leave the club at the end of the season

Manchester United manager David Moyes walks off the pitch dejected after the final whistle

Transfer news: Manchester United need to break the bank now to salvage their season, says former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich

Failed bids in the summer has left David Moyes with a below-par squad according to the Australian

Alexis Sanchez

In Brief: Alexis Sanchez hat-trick puts Barcelona back on top; Nine-man Roma’s run ended by Juventus

Sanchez hat-trick puts Barcelona back on top

Alexis Sanchez hit a hat-trick as Barcelona swept aside Elche 4-0 to return to the top of La Liga on goal difference from Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Lionel Messi

Barcelona become first club to reach 50 million fans on Facebook - with most coming from Indonesia

The Spanish club are also particularly popular in Brazil and Mexico

David Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona after he claimed to turn down a transfer in the summer

Transfer news: Barcelona make fresh enquiry for Chelsea defender David Luiz as Blues eye Kurt Zouma move - reports

Luiz claimed he turned down a move to the Nou Camp in the summer transfer window but Chelsea are believed to be prepared to let the Brazilian move on if the right fee is offered

Lionel Messi could be playing at a new stadium with Barcelona soon

Lionel Messi will be 'like a bull' when he returns for Barcelona, says Cesc Fabregas

The holder of the Ballon d'Or has been out for nearly two months

Xavi and Iker Casillas formed a bond playing together at the Under-20 World Cup in Nigeria

Pete Jenson: What England could learn from Spain (and it's not the benefits of a midwinter break)

A Different League: Placing greater importance on the forming of young England teams is just as important as giving senior players a rest

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata remains a transfer target for Arsenal

Transfer news: Arsenal still have hopes of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on loan

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that no one will leave the Santiago Bernabeu this January but Arsene Wenger still believes he can lure the Spaniard to the Emirates

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