Lionel Messi came on on as a substituteand had an immediate impact for Barcelona, scoring twice as Barça beat Real Betis 4-2 in La Liga while Sevilla secured a 3-0 victory over Espanyol.
In the second of a two-part interview, Vicente Del Bosque chats to FIFA.com about the differences of coaching in club and international football, handling criticism and Spain’s quest to reach Brazil 2014.
FIFA.com rounds up the big moves that have taken place a relatively quiet period of transfer action, with Santi Cazorla, Oscar and Tim Cahill among the more eye-catching acquisitions.
Espanyol have brought former Spain international Joan Capdevila back to his homeland, after a year in Portugal, signing the FIFA World Cup™-winner from Benfica for around €350,000.
FIFA.com is once again celebrating the week of birthdays set to take place over the next week in the football world, including FIFA World Cup™ winners Romario and Joan Capdevila as well as Tunisia boss Sami Trabelsi.
Spain defender Joan Capdevila has left Villarreal to join Portuguese side Benfica, the 33-year-old left-back - who won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 - signing a two-year contract.