Vilanova claims cup tie not all over | FC Barcelona
The 3-0 win at Mendizorroza might suggest that Barça already have Alavés well beaten, but Tito Vilanova is aware that there are still 90 minutes left to play. "I don’t think it’s all over" he says. "We were winning 3-0 in Mallorca and they scored twice. That could happen again … The best way to respect the competition, the opponent and our fans is to approach the game with the utmost seriousness."
David Villa ready for the Spanish Cup | FC Barcelona
David Villa was named to FC Barcelona’s 16-man squad ahead of the Cup’s round of 32 return leg against Alavés. The striker didn’t travel to Valencia due to an ankle injury, but he was declared physically fit for tomorrow’s match. In addition, Vilanova named five Barça B players to the team - Oier, Tello, Sergi Roberto, Deulofeu and Plana.
Barça have already scored more away goals than they sometimes get all season: 27 goals in 7 away matches | FC Barcelona
1-2 at Osasuna, 1-4 at Getafe, 2-3 at Sevilla, 4-5 at Depor, 0-5 at Rayo, 2-4 away to Mallorca and 0-4 at Levante. On seven road trips, Barça have scored a massive 27 goals. It’s a club record at this stage of the season, and is more goals than they have sometimes scored away from home in a whole season.
Legendary goals: Hristo Stoichkov | FC Barcelona
Hristo Stoichkov was one of the stars of the Dream Team and one of the fans’ most popular players of the 1990s, both for his football and his extraordinary fighting spirit. He was versatile, and could play either on the left or in the middle, making him a highly efficient forward player, with great speed and a goalscoring instinct.
Malaga scrape through, Mourinho whistled - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Real Madrid, Real Betis and Osasuna all reached the last 16, while second division Cordoba and Las Palmas claimed the scalps of top-flight sides to progress. The split among Real fans over their support for coach Jose Mourinho, in the spotlight after his side slipped 11 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, was evident at the Bernabeu as some sections whistled when others chanted his name.
Llorente in Athletic squad for Israel trip - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Spain international, one of the most feared strikers in Europe last season, has barely featured for Los Leones since making clear he would not sign a new contract. With his current deal set to expire in the summer, he has been linked with free transfer moves to Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Javier Aguirre is the new coach of Espanyol | Sky Sports
Espanyol have appointed Mexican Javier Aguirre as their new coach after Argentine Mauricio Pochettino was sacked on Monday. "Espanyol and Javier Aguirre have reached an agreement for the Mexican to be the coach of the Catalan club until the end of the season," read a club statement.