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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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Background

Having scored 15 goals in last seasons Primera División with Rayo Vallecano, Michu made the move to Wales for just £2 million. It was a no-brainer and now he leads the scoring charts alongside Manchester United's Robin Van Persie, his 12 goals equaling Swansea's top scorer of...

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Rafa Benítez faced the media following his first win as Chelsea manager, an emphatic 6-1 victory. Our Editor Paul Wilkes was amongst the journalists in his after match press conference. 

Q. You won so convincingly this evening, but your out the Champions League ?

A. The other game was out of our hands. So we couldn't do much. I say in the press conference before the game that we have to do our job. As a manager you have to be really pleased with the performance of the team. 32 attempts, 18 on target and 6 goals, a lot of clear chances. So you...

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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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