Sport Barcelona striker Neymar is helped from the pitch

The Brazil international is ruled out for up to a month

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup shows he hasn’t lost the old touch during training

Europa League: Struggling Spanish giants Valencia ripe for Swansea and their style

Daunting Europa League debut for the Welsh side

Gareth Bale forced a goal in from inside the six-yard box

Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 2 match report: Gareth Bale’s goal makes him instant hit on debut

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Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado sets target of 20 goals for new season

The £26m arrival has high expectations of himself in his debut season

Rio Ferdinand's testimonial ended in defeat for Manchester United against Sevilla

Manchester United 1 Sevilla 3 match report: Rio Ferdinand testimonial ends in defeat as David Moyes is off to a shaky start

Loss to Primera Division side means Moyes has won just two of his first seven games in charge ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash with Wigan

Fernando Torres

Transfer news: Valencia could bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres should Tottenham complete signing of Roberto Soldado - reports

Valencia newspaper Superdeporte are reporting that the Spanish club could make a £25m bid for Torres to try and replace out-going striker

Fact file: Oscar Garcia

Brighton and Hove Albion's new head coach Oscar Garcia has had an interesting career to date, including a playing career spent entirely in Spain and a management career that has included a stint in Israel.

Roberto Soldado

Transfer news: Tottenham must meet €30m buy-out clause to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

Valencia warn Spurs they will not allowed the striker to leave otherwise

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 23 July 2013

Wada widen remit in battle against drugs cheats

Spindrift trimaran capsized at the start of the Dublin Bay race

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Lucky escape for eight-man crew plus two guests as boat capsizes at the start of Dublin Bay race

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has taken Chelsea to the final

Europa League: Chelsea receive low ticket allocation for Amsterdam final, but Rafael Benitez is just happy to get there

Only 9,800 of 52,000 tickets available to Blues fans after Europa League semi-final win over Basle

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud saw red for a late challenge in the game against Fulham`

Premier League: Arsenal v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Emirates

Benitez welcomes Fernando Torres to Anfield in 2007

Liverpool v Chelsea: Rafael Benitez's games of political football still divide opinion

Chelsea manager faces warm Anfield return but one that comes with reservations

Best off the bench: Antonio Valencia: By no means at his best, last season's bright spark was uninspiring again. 4

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia admits to frustrating season

Midfielder has been hampered by injuries

PSG's Ezequeil Lavezzi celebrates his goal against Valencia in the Champions League

PSG must improve if they want Champions League dream to continue

The French side won 3-2 on aggregate against Valencia, but were far from convincing

David Beckham trains with PSG

Champions League: PSG v Valencia match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday nights Champions League knockout fixture at the Parc des Princes

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