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FC Barcelona News: 10 January 2013; Vilanova Won't Manage Against Cordoba, Favorites Advance in the Copa del Rey

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Roura: "We are treating the game with all the seriousness in the world" | FC Barcelona
Barça are fully focused on preparing for Thursday night’s cup tie with Cordoba at the Camp Nou (21.30). Jordi Roura provided the details at a press conference this lunchtime, at which he said that "we are treating the game with all the seriousness in the world despite having such a favourable lead".

Malaga left it late to overcome Segunda Division side Eibar 4-1 in the Copa del Rey | Sky Sports Football
Malaga left it late to overcome Segunda Division side Eibar 4-1 and reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals after a drawn first leg. The Primera Division and Champions League outfit trailed for over an hour after Ruben Arroyo's 12th-minute goal put Eibar 2-1 up on aggregate, only drawing level in the 74th minute through Diego Buonanotte.

Jorge Mendes: The Superagent Who Owns Real Madrid -
And it is across town at Real Madrid where his presence is really felt. Cristiano Ronaldo, the man challenging Lionel Messi for the unofficial crown of world's greatest player, is a Mendes client. So are two more regulars, Pepe and Angel di Maria, and two reserves, Fabio Coentrao and Ricardo Carvalho. Even Real Madrid's manager, Jose Mourinho, is a Mendes man.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey | Sky Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo responded to his latest Ballon D'or snub by hitting a hat-trick to secure Real Madrid's progression in the Copa del Rey at the expense of Celta Vigo. The free-scoring Portugal forward was pipped to the top prize by old foe Lionel Messi for the fourth time in a row on Monday, but did what he does best tonight as Madrid turned around a 1-2 deficit with a 4-0 second-leg win.

Ramos set for lengthy ban | Football Espana
Sergio Ramos’ two yellow cards picked up in Real Madrid’s win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday could land him a hefty suspension. The referee has reported in his notes that the defender, upon being shown his second yellow card, repeatedly insulted him and continued to do so as he reached the touchline.

One game bans for Adan, Ronaldo | Football Espana
Antonio Adan and Cristiano Ronaldo will both be absent from Real Madrid’s League trip to Osasuna through suspension. Adan was dismissed in the opening minutes of Madrid’s 4-3 win over Real Sociedad in Week 18, whilst Ronaldo picked up a fifth yellow card of the season in the same game.

United linked with Leo Baptistao - ESPN FC
Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign Rayo Vallecano starlet Leo Baptistao, however Atletico Madrid remains the most likely destination for the player, who has notched six goals and five assists already in his debut Primera Division season.

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