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Background

This was just Fernando Torres' second game in a Chelsea shirt. Notably a large proportion of Torres' goals for Liverpool came at Anfield. This season under Roy Hodgson he scored once in 10 away Premier League games and then in his brief spell under Kenny Dalglish he scored three goals in only two away matches.

How they set up?

Chelsea opted to change their system from there previous two games moving from the...

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Pre-match

Pepe Mel - Real Betis Manager

"Once it went very well and on another occasion it went very badly [5-1 defeat last November]. There are variables that a Coach cannot control and that can affect the game."

"We have to go out with the same intensity, in what we do. Too many words about the game are emotional, you become stressed."

Three goals in five minutes ensured Betis beat fellow Andalusians Granada 5-1, Mel made three changes to this team with Antonio Amaya covering for the injured Mario in the middle of...

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Editor Paul Wilkes looks at this second leg of the Copa del Rey, with Real Madrid leading 2-0. 

Pereira better suited to shackling Ronaldo

João Pereira loves to get forward, despite being caught out in one incident, he mainly kept Cristiano Ronaldo relatively quiet in comparison to last weekends match. In the first leg, the Portuguese international and Pablo Piatti were able to overload Marcelo with little protection from Ronaldo....

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Pre-match

Míchel - Sevilla manager

"We trust each other to finish in the Champions League spots, it's time to take the step because we are not that far, which is good. Walking distance. Victory tomorrow would relaunch us and leave us in a very good position at the end of the year."

"I hope we can, for myself and the fans. Our ideas are clear and we’re trying to have maximum concentration."

A win in the Seville derby led to three consecutive matches in the...

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Editor Paul Wilkes looks at the key tactical influences in this match between two struggling teams.

Mathieu struggled at left-back

The understanding between Jordi Alba and Jérémy Mathieu over the last few seasons has been sublime, combining well and covering for whoever was furthest forward. Mathieu appeared more vulnerable with a more natural winger in-front of him, Markel...

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