A stunning Lionel Messi strike only just helped Barcelona salvage a shock 1-1 draw against Villarreal at the Estadio de le Ceramica.
After tasting defeat in their first fixture of the new year, Barcelona will be looking to bounce back as they travel to El Madrigal to take on the Yellow Submarine.
Things are looking absolutely peachy for Barcelona in the injury department as they head to El Madrigal to face in-form Villarreal.
Real Madrid have gotten off to a perfect start to the season, winning four games on the trot. They now have a chance to break a La Liga record as they welcome the Yellow Submarine to the Bernabeu.
With six goals conceded in two matches Milan management is pushing harder than ever for a defender who would play a decisive role in holding the defense together. While South Americans Rodrigo Caio and Matteo Musacchio remain distinct possibilities, Inter Milan's Andrea Ranocchia seems the likelier alternative.
Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Velez Sarsfield's teenage striking sensation Naza Bazan Vera.
With the arrival of John Stones from Everton for €55.6 million, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola want to offload Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala. AC Milan, who are rebuilding their side this summer along with Valencia are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Mangala.
La Liga side Villarreal are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata if they can confirm Champions League football for the coming season by winning their play-off against AS Monaco.
Eric Bailly made his debut for Manchester United in their friendly against Wigan Athletic and looks set to be a defensive mainstay under Jose Mourinho. However, this could signal an exit for Marcos Rojo, who is now being courted by Bailly's former club Villarreal.
Even as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's potential move to Old Trafford dominates the headlines, the Red Devils have approached Jose Mourinho's former club for defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic.