EIBAR NEWS

Copa Del Rey holders Barcelona will face Real Sociedad in the quarter finals as they will attempt to end their eight-game winless run at Anoeta.
Diego Simeone admits Atletico Madrid “rely heavily” on the form of Antoine Griezmann after the forward ended his goal drought against Eibar.
Diego Simeone says he is fired up for the “challenge” that awaits Atletico Madrid in the second half of this season.
The draw for the last sixteen of the Copa Del Rey produced some mouth-watering prospects as many top sides were paired against each other.
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino admits his side’s draw at Eibar was not a good match but a point was a good result for his side.
Jose Luis Mendilibar is wary of Alaves’ ability to “mix it up” but is confident Eibar’s “clarity” will serve them well against their Basque rivals on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde is urging Athletic Bilbao not to let Eibar “change” their style of play too much ahead of Saturday’s Basque derby.
Victor Sanchez is keeping “positive” after Real Betis’ 3-1 defeat to Eibar on Friday as “playing with one man less conditioned us”.
Jose Luis Mendilibar believes Eibar will soon be able to play “with calmness and without fear” of relegation after Saturday's 1-0 win against Celta Vigo.
Las Palmas boss Quique Setien has acknowledged the decision to award his side a last minute penalty against Eibar was fortunate.
Jose Luis Mendilibar has warned Eibar that Las Palmas “are capable of anything” ahead of Saturday’s meeting between the two sides.
Fran Escriba brushed off fears Villarreal were “hurt” by Sunday’s late 2-1 defeat to Eibar – their first such La Liga result of the season.
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are only focused on beating Eibar this weekend as opposed to extending their unbeaten start to the season.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed more people in Spain watched Eibar play Osasuna than Liverpool taking on Manchester United.
Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores admitted Eibar’s 3-0 lead at half-time “was inexplicable” but was confident his side’s comeback marked “a turning point”.
Quique Sanchez Flores has urged his Espanyol players to “see things in colour, not black and white” ahead of Saturday’s match against Eibar in La Liga.
Eibar's Sergi Enrich and Antonio Luna are expected to be involved in their side's Monday night clash with Osasuna, despite featuring in a sex tape.
Eibar captain Daniel Garcia has lauded his side's 'historic' draw at the Bernabeu as his club earned their first ever point against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have confirmed that James Rodriguez picked up a calf strain before Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Eibar – but will still represent Colombia this week.
Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid have a problem starting games and “can’t go on like this” after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Eibar in La Liga.
Real Madrid fell to their fourth straight draw as Eibar picked up their first-ever point against Los Blancos via a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
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Isco, as expected, replaces the injured Luka Modric for Real Madrid against Eibar this afternoon as Sergio Ramos is rested.
Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that the “important” Isco will replace the injured Luka Modric when Real Madrid host Eibar in La Liga on Sunday.
Eibar have confirmed they will not play in their usual home kit and not their yellow away kit against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Eusebio Sacristan claimed Aritz Elustondo’s red card was “an exaggerated punishment that changed everything” in Real Sociedad’s 2-0 defeat to Eibar.
Malaga coach Juande Ramos is desperate for his side to get their first win of the season but admits Eibar will be no easy opponent.
Jorge Sampaoli was “angry” with Sevilla “dropping two points” after their 1-1 draw with Eibar in La Liga on Saturday.
Jorge Sampaoli admits while “the intention is always to attack, it can’t always be carried out” after Sevilla were accused of being overly defensive at Juventus.
Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar has praised the 'guts' his 10-men showed to win in the last minute at Granada.
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