We preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Swedish stalwart, a Moroccan colossus, a Mexican FIFA World Cup mainstay and an Argentinian wing wizard all celebrating this week.
Real Madrid moved level on points with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the La Liga summit with a resounding 5-0 win at bottom-placed Real Betis, while Elche defeated Rayo Vallecano.
Real Madrid coasted into the Copa del Rey quarter finals thanks to a 2-0 win over Osasuna, while things were a little less straightforward for Athletic Club and Espanyol, with Levante completung the night's qualifiers.
Real Madrid kept up the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with a 3-2 win over Valencia on Sunday, while Barça fought back to beat Getate 5-2 and Espanyol outgunned Real Valladolid 4-2.
Real Madrid are into the Copa del Rey last 16 but only after a modest 2-0 win over third-tier Olimpic Xativa, Atletico Madrid also advanced while Racing Santander produced a surprise by eliminating Sevilla.
Featuring Gennaro Gattuso on being pranked by Andrea Pirlo, Gerard Pique on a very embarrassing first encounter with one of football’s most famous coaches, and Hernan Crespo on the Diego Maradona-Lionel Messi debate.