Manager Tito Vilanova is ill. Lionnel Messi is ill. Barcelona too are too frail to fight Real Madrid. Having hurt their rivals in midweek’s Kings Cup semi-final, Real should rub salt on Barca’s festering wounds, beating them in today’s La Liga meeting. In the English Premier League,
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Arsenal tomorrow [Sunday]. Gunners are jittery at the thought of monster Gareth Bale, but derbies are never in black and white. It is about how you perform on the day. It’s a draw for me. In the CAF Confederations Cup today, Mozambique’s Liga Maculmana will, having recently managed an away first-leg draw, beat Gaborone United to qualify for the qualifying round. Zicco Mkanda and Joseph Kamwendo will score for Maculmana.