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.
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Wednesday 16 September 2009
The Romanian club Unirea Urziceni face a daunting welcome to the Champions League tonight with a first group match at Seville.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Barcelona head coach Josep Guardiola has dismissed speculation that club captain Carles Puyol could leave the Camp Nou this summer.
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Prison assault victim David Byrne was laid to rest yesterday, a day after vandals desecrated his body in a funeral home just hours before his removal.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Tottenham have agreed a fee with Sevilla for the sale of Didier Zokora to the Primera Division club.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Rossini’s Barber of Seville is packed with showstoppers; but when did we last see it cast at such strength, sung with such tongue and vocal chord twisting relish, and conducted with such panache that every number did just that – stopped the show? Answer: the current revival of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s wild and wacky staging at the Royal Opera House.
Monday 25 May 2009
Valencia president Vicente Soriano has dismissed reports suggesting that Real Madrid are lining up a mega-bid for David Villa, David Silva, Juan Mata and Raul Albiol.
Friday 20 February 2009
Ricky Sbragia feels Sunderland is a happier place to manage after ridding the club of the dressing room dissenters and whisperers. During the transfer window Sbragia stamped his mark on the squad, trimming it to what he now describes as a "workable" level.
Thursday 18 December 2008
Real Madrid’s Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has distanced himself from rumours linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu in the January transfer window.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Sevilla winger Diego Capel has vowed to remain with his current club for the foreseeable future, despite having been linked with a big-money switch to Real Madrid.
Friday 10 October 2008
Sevilla are set to be without winger Diego Capel for around a month after the winger injured his groin while on international duty with Spain.
Monday 09 June 2008
The history of President Records, one of the first independent labels in the UK, is inextricably linked to that of music publisher Edward Kassner. Born in Austria to Jewish parents in 1920, Edward dreamed of becoming a composer but his orchestral aspirations were cut short when Hitler annexed Austria.
“He was tipped off by his friends that they were rounding up Jewish boys,” says David Kassner, Edward’s eldest son and now MD of President. “He fled through Belgium and got caught trying to cross the border at Aachen twice. On the third occasion a German soldier caught him but let him go saying that he hadn’t signed up to shoot young boys.”
Sunday 09 March 2008
Saturday 08 March 2008
With just a touch of the Addams Family about its Mudéjar façade, the Alfonso XIII dominates Seville's historic centre. It was built to house super-rich visitors to the Great Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929. Unfortunately, that was upstaged by the even greater Wall Street Crash of the same year, and the empty hotel positively echoed. The Alfonso has come a long way since, winning awards and hosting such luminaries as Angelina Jolie.
Monday 11 February 2008
Celtic fans take note – Barcelona had nine absentees at the weekend and coach Frank Rijkaard still chose to start without Ronaldinho. And when the Brazilian did appear for the second half his performance showed exactly why he had been left out in the first place.
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