Espanyol secured a commanding lead in their King`s Cup quarter-final tie against Sevilla when Felipe Caicedo, Sergio Garcia, with a penalty, and Lucas Vazquez scored in a 3-1 first-leg home win on Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur are keen to get in a star forward to help them stay in the hunt for challenging rivals in England's top half of the English Premier League, and they have targeted West Bromwich Albion's, Saido Berahino.
When third-tier Cornella were drawn to play holders Real Madrid in the last 32 of the King`s Cup, players and officials from the Barcelona-based club celebrated wildly what they called "winning the lottery".
As a 17-year-old, Lionel Messi made his debut for Barcelona ten years ago against city rivals Espanyol in a Catalan derby. Since then, the diminutive Argentine has gone on to create football records once considered impossible.
Spanish star and member of the 2010 World Cup winning squad Joan Capdevila feels that a chance to play for the NorthEast United in the upcoming cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) starting next month will enable to guide the young Indian players with his oodles of experience.
Japan turned their attention Thursday to the hunt for a new national football coach after Alberto Zaccheroni resigned in the wake of a winless World Cup, with former Mexico and Espanyol manager Javier Aguirre seen in the frame.
Real Madrid ended a run of three league games without a win by beating Espanyol 3-1 to end their league season on Saturday, but Los Blancos` victory was overshadowed by injury concerns over Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of the Champions League final.