Ernesto Valverde admitted Gustavo Cabral’s three minutes of madness helped Athletic Bilbao in their 2-1 win against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insisted his decision to substitute Gabi against Rayo Vallecano was not linked to accusations of communication between the pair.
Juan Esnaider admits Getafe’s visit of Sporting Gijon this weekend is a case of all or nothing, despite their 2-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna.
Unai Emery insisted “I had full confidence in the team I played” against Espanyol after a weakened Sevilla lost 1-0 at Cornella-El Prat on Sunday.
Jose Gonzalez felt Granada “deserve great credit” after they came back from two down to beat Las Palmas 3-2 in La Liga on Saturday.
Rubi was unhappy with the refereeing as Levante lost to Malaga and had their top-flight relegation confirmed but ‘we’ve gone down with dignity.’
Barcelona remained top of La Liga as second-half strikes from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez defeated 10-man Real Betis 2-0 on Saturday.
Gareth Bale was Real Madrid’s match-winner again as his header was enough for a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad to keep his side in the La Liga title race.
Abelardo Fernandez was full of praise for his “young” Sporting Gijon squad after they “overcame a difficult hurdle” against Eibar in a 2-0 win on Friday.
Villarreal secured Champions League qualification on Sunday thanks to a 2-0 win at Valencia, just three seasons after their promotion back to La Liga.