The January 2013 issue of FourFourTwo is here - and itÃ¢ÂÂs one youÃ¢ÂÂve been waiting for. FFT reveals the 100 best players on the planet, while we also meet the men who matter at Arsenal as they reveal their masterplan for success at home and in EuropeÃ¢ÂÂ¦
RESULTS Sat 1 Dec Getafe 1-0 Malaga, Valencia 2-5 Real Sociedad, Barcelona 5-1 Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid Sun 2 Dec Granada 0-0 Espanyol, Deportivo 2-3 Real Betis, Celta Vigo 1-1 Levante, Mallorca 1-1 Real Zaragoza.
RESULTS Sat 1 Dec Juventus 3-0 Torino Sun 2 Dec Napoli 5-1 Pescara, Genoa 2-4 Chievo, Bologna 2-1 Atalanta, Inter 1-0 Palermo, Lazio 2-1 Parma, Siena 1-3 AS Roma, Udinese 4-1 Cagliari, Fiorentina 2-2 Sampdoria.
The Flea jumps over the Bomber: Leo Messi has overtaken Gerd Muller's record for goals in a calendar year. We looked into the two remarkable years and found some eyebrow-raising statistics Ã¢ÂÂ like how Messi scores more doubles than singles, but Muller bagged more hat-tricks; how Muller was better in spring and Messi in autumn; and why international teams feared them...
Never one to shirk from speaking his mind, PSV Eindhoven striker Dries Mertens described his sideÃ¢ÂÂs late-February win over Feyenoord as Ã¢ÂÂkampioenswedstrijdÃ¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂchampionship gameÃ¢ÂÂ. That came back to bite him, but even if we're still three games shy of the winter break there's no better word to describe tomorrow's Amsterdam clash between Ajax and, six points above them, PSV.