La Liga Week 23 Review 1/2
Atletico Madrid’s Kevin Gameiro scored a quick-fire hat-trick to down Sporting Gijon as Sevilla provisionally moved into second with victory over Eibar.
Pellegrino issues Alaves warning
Mauricio Pellegrino has urged his Alaves players to ignore their Copa del Rey exploits ahead of Saturday’s trip to Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
Llorente relishing Madrid return
Marcos Llorente has revealed he is eager to return to parent club Real Madrid next season despite thoroughly enjoying his loan stint at Alaves.
Zidane: Madrid lacked focus
Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid “lacked concentration” at times during their 3-1 win at Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
Lucho: Pointless last half-hour
Luis Enrique felt the final half-hour of Barcelona’s 6-0 victory over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday “was completely pointless for both teams”.
Vidal out for five months
Barcelona have confirmed that Aleix Vidal will be out for five months with a dislocated ankle.
Vidal injury mars Barca rout
A potentially-serious injury to Aleix Vidal marred Barcelona’s 6-0 demolition of Alaves and the Catalans moving top of La Liga for at least a few hours.
La Liga Saturday LIVE
Football Espana have you covered on this La Liga Saturday as Barcelona kick things off at Alaves, before Real Madrid take on Osasuna!
Gerard Pique is missing for Barcelona against Alaves in this Copa del Rey final dress rehearsal.
Lucho: No MSN without team
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists the performances of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar would not exist without “a team and defensive structure”.
San Mames rules out Copa final
The owners of Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames stadium have ruled out the possibility of the venue hosting the Copa del Rey final on May 27.
Pacheco renews Alaves deal
Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco has renewed his contract with the club although Real Madrid renew a buy-back option on the 24-year-old.
Alaves want San Mames for final
Alaves owner Josean Querejeta has confirmed his club will call for this year’s Copa del Rey showpiece to be played at Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames stadium.
Pellegrino hails final 'gift' from players
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has paid tribute to his side after they gave him the ‘gift’ of qualifying for the Copa del Rey final.
Godin apologises for spitting
Diego Godin has expressed his regret in an apology for being involved in a recent spitting incident with Alaves forward Deyverson.
Rubi laments defensive mistakes
Sporting Gijon coach Rubi rued his side’s leaky defence after they crashed to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Alaves.
Theo dropped by Alaves
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has refused to correlate Theo Hernandez’s omission for the trip to Sporting Gijon with the arrest of his brother Lucas.
Celta-Madrid to be postponed?
Confusion has erupted over whether Sunday’s clash between Celta Vigo and Real Madrid will go ahead, just 24 hours before its scheduled kick-off.
Celta-Alaves ends goalless
The first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final between Celta Vigo and Alaves at Balaidos ended goalless.
Official: Alaves complete Ely deal
Alaves have completed a loan deal for AC Milan defender Rodrigo Ely for the remainder of the campaign, the club have confirmed.
Mariano rejects Alaves loan move
Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has rejected the chance of a late loan move to Alaves, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Simeone: No complaints with draw
Diego Simeone could have no complaints with Atletico Madrid’s stalemate at Alaves on Saturday as “the result was better than our performance”.
Berizzo calls for cool heads
Eduardo Berizzo has asked for cool heads, intelligence and patience from Celta Vigo when they contest their Copa del Rey semi-final tie against Alaves.
‘Champions must beat Madrid or Barca’
Diego Simeone has no regrets over Barcelona being Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey semi-final opponents as “champions always have to beat the best”.
Copa Del Rey semi final draw
Holders Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi finals, while Celta Vigo's reward for beating Real Madrid is a clash with Alaves.
Hernandez completes Malaga deal
Malaga have completed the transfer of Leicester City’s Luis Hernandez less than seven months after the full-back joined the English champions.
LaLiga Saturday round-up
Real Madrid's return to winning ways on Saturday will dominate media attention in Spain, but plenty of other headlines were made elsewhere.
Garitano happy with Leganes season
Coach Asier Garitano describes the first half of Leganes' season as 'very positive,' despite a run of just one win in 14 matches.
Alaves made second Ulloa bid
Alaves have made a second offer for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa, who is considering handing in a transfer request if the club reject the move.
Berizzo relief at late Celta win
Eduardo Berizzo praised the perseverance of his Celta Vigo side and hailed an important three points against an ‘uncomfortable’ opponent in Alaves.
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