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

Luis Alberto of Sevilla

Liverpool make 'very good offer', but it's not enough for Sevilla to sell Luis Alberto

Reports suggest the Spanish side want £7m for the midfielder

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 18 June 2013

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Manuel Pellegrini

After completing deals for Jesus Navas and Fernandinho, Manchester City look to sign Manuel Pellegrini

A new manager is expected to be appointed imminently

<b>Joaquin</b><br/>
The Malaga winger has re-discovered the sort of form that once made him one of Europe's most feared wide men and although Isco is the star man at the Andalucian club just now, clubs may have been alerted to Joaquin's availability. The La Liga outfit do have the first option on whether to hand him a new contract, however.

Malaga's Europa League ban upheld

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected an attempt by Malaga to overturn a Uefa ban from next season's Europa League over previously unpaid debts.

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin

Arsenal release Andrei Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci

The trio's contracts will not be renewed when they expire at the end of the month

Jesus Navas takes on Andres Iniesta of Barcelona in his Sevilla days

Jesus Navas now ready for Manchester City life, says mentor Juande Ramos following transfer of Spain international

Spaniard will thrive in Manchester, says former manager, as he loves to run with the ball

Alvaro Negredo

West Ham see £14.5m bid for Alvaro Negredo rejected by Sevilla

The player was not interested in a move to Upton Park according to the Sevilla president

Jesus Navas

Jesus Navas reveals decision to join Pellegrini's Manchester City was made months ago

Deal for the Spain international could rise to £24m

Sevilla winger may follow Isco to join Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium

Jesus Navas quits Sevilla to join David Silva at Manchester City in £17m deal

The Spanish club have accepted an offer

Manuel Pellegrini will leave Malaga at the end of the season amid speculation he will join Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini confirms his exit from Malaga to open door to Manchester City job

Chilean will leave club and is hotly tipped to replace Roberto Mancini at Manchester City, who have named Claudio Reyna as their director of football at New York City FC

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.

James Burke-Dunsmore carrying a cross

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Cahal Milmo braves wintry weather to see the Crucifixion re-enacted in London

Atletico Madrid celebrate advancing to the Copa del Rey final

Atletico Madrid set up derby Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid

Atletico draw away to beat Sevilla 4-3 on aggregate

Eric Abidal

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal given 'all-clear' to return to action

Abidal has been recovering after undergoing a liver transplant last April

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Take hair from the belly of a yak, wrap it in tissue, wind it around wooden dowelling, secure it with cotton and string, and boil for two to three hours. Before you reach for Heston's cookbook, this is not the latest culinary fad but English National Opera's recipe for curling facial hair. "It smells like wet dog," says Vanessa Davis, wigs and make-up supervisor at ENO."Whenever we do it, everyone complains."

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