The draw for the third round of the FA Trophy has paired a number of premier clubs against each other. Holders Hibernians play Mosta, league leaders Valletta meet Hamrun Spartans, B’Kara take on Tarxien Rainbows and Floriana face Melita.
There is plenty of domestic cup action this evening with Arsenal away to Reading in the forth round of the League Cup. Sunderland are home for the visit of northern rivals Middlesbrough. Swindon host Aston Villa, Wigan meet Bradford and Leeds will be looking to upset struggling Southampton.
In the Scottish League Cup Celtic will be aiming to recover from their weekend defeat to Kilmarnock as they take on St Johnston. Aberdeen are home to St Mirren.
AC Milan take on Palermo in the Serie A aiming to make it two wins on the trot knowing that three points would lift them to seventh place in the table.
Barcelona are hot favourites as they travel to Alves in the Copa Del Ray.Valencia are away to LLagostera.
Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Mario Balotelli are among the nominations for the Ballon D’Or. Hotly tipped is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who won the first Ballon D’Or in 2010 but he will face stiff competition from his team-mate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Shortly after winning the Indian Grand Prix Sebatian Vettal has firmly denied speculation that he could be leaving Red Bull to join Ferrari in the near future.