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Background

The ability of vertically challenged Spaniards and Spanish based players theoretically playing in Staffordshire has been subject of many jokes in the last few years. For Santi Cazorla making his first away start in the Premiership, it will certainly be an experience at the Britannia, if nothing else. The contrast in styles between the two clubs is highlighted by the passing completion percentages of last season, Arsenal were the highest in the division with 60%, whilst Stoke City were the lowest with 40%. It's important for the Gunners to play...

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Since becoming Real Madrid manager, José Mourinho has faced off against Barcelona a staggering ten times, with his only victory coming in extra time of the Copa del Rey final. The saga, has proved both entertaining and tiresome, familiarity has bred contempt. Each game the coach has learned more about the opposition, adapting finer details that have been successful whilst scrapping plans that have not. The more recent games...

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Pre-match

Pep Guardiola - Barcelona Manager

"It seems as though we already have it [the title], but the reality is that four points are a lot of points. There’s a lot of work to do. People need to start doing the math. We do our own calculations. I’m not interested in the calculations done 600 km away,"

"Our job is to think that Luis García’s Getafe are coming tomorrow, they have always made it difficult for us to overcome their fantastic defence;...

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The atmosphere at Old Trafford was electric, 8,000 fans had made the trip from Bilbao to Manchester. Their high spirits and friendliness refreshing as they walked down the Stretford Road towards the ground. The result was perhaps a little more optimistic than they would anticipate at this time.

The English media are now taking what seems like their first indulgence of the former Chile coach who captured the imagination of football fans all over the world with his attacking free-flowing football in South Africa last summer. Marcelo Bielsa...

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Pre-match

Michel - Sevilla manager

"All matches are transcendant, to me there different games since I arrived. Atletico is another good test. We want to win."

"To face Simeone is an incentive. Simeone has gained much performance from his players and teams. It has been shown also in Argentina and Italy."

Sevilla made just one change to the side that beat Valencia last week. Leading scorer Álvaro Negredo looks set to miss a month with injury, Senegal striker Baba Diawara made his first start since joining from...

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