Messi magic saves Barca
Lionel Messi’s sublime free kick salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Sunday but left the Catalans potentially eight points behind Real Madrid.
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Luis Enrique rings the changes, with Jordi Alba benched and Ivan Rakitic dropped, for Barcelona’s trip to Villarreal in La Liga tonight.
Enrique: I’ve won nothing…
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique accused his critics of having a short memory ahead of Sunday’s clash with Villarreal in La Liga.
Spanish trio enquire for Halilovic
Villarreal, Celta Vigo and Espanyol are all keen on bringing Croatian playmaker Alen Halilovic back to La Liga after a spell with Hamburg in Germany.
Copa Del Rey last 16 draw
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.
Villarreal to update stadium name
Villarreal will unveil the new name of their stadium before hosting Barcelona in their first game of 2017, the club have revealed.
Barca & Atleti eye Soriano?
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on Villarreal’s Italian midfielder Roberto Soriano.
Pato 'must maintain level' - Escriba
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba has challenged Alexandre Pato to maintain the level of performance he produced in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Sporting Gijon.
‘Villarreal must emulate home form’
Fran Escriba has warned Villarreal that they must emulate their home form on the road ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Aim to stay 4th - Trigueros
Villarreal midfielder Manuel Trigueros believes his side’s aim for the season is to maintain their position in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Gabi: Individual mistakes cost us
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has blamed individual errors for his side’s three-goal loss at Villarreal who the Rojiblancos ‘dominated’ for long spells.
Oblak injury 'worst thing' - Cholo
Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone believes a shoulder injury sustained by goalkeeper Jan Oblak is more damaging than his side’s loss to Villarreal.
Trio learn EL last-32 fate
The draw for the first knockout stage of the Europa League has taken place with Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal and Celta Vigo all involved.
Simeone defends new Atleti badge
Diego Simeone has defended Atletico Madrid’s new badge pre-Villarreal, explaining “development in the world exists and it’s continuous”.
Escriba unhappy with Leganes draw
Fran Escriba made it clear he was “not happy” after Villarreal’s 0-0 draw with Leganes, taking particular aim at his forwards’ lack of invention.
‘Villarreal ready to win again’
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are ready to start winning again ahead of Saturday’s match against Leganes in La Liga.
Escriba: We couldn't recover
Villarreal coach Fran Escriba says his side were unable to recover from a slow start as they slumped to defeat against Alaves on Sunday.
Escriba rues fixture pile-up
Fran Escriba has hinted that Villarreal’s fixture list, which “isn’t the best”, is to blame for their poor form ahead of their match against Alaves on Sunday.
Rukavina dismisses Barca rumours
Villarreal full-back Antonio Rukavina has rejected rumours linking him with a move to champions Barcelona, stating there has been no contact.
Escriba 'not thinking' of Europe
Fran Escriba has confirmed he was ‘not thinking of Europe’ with his team selection for his Villarreal side against Athletic Bilbao.
‘Villarreal’s best yet to come’
Fran Escriba is celebrating 100 days in charge of Villarreal but insists “our best is yet to come” ahead of Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao.
Ronaldo why I came to Spain - Sansone
Villarreal forward Nicola Sansone has confessed one of the main reasons he came to Spain was because of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bakambu ‘rejected PSG for Villarreal’
Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu has revealed that he rejected Paris Saint-Germain in the summer as the French giants did not believe in him “so much”.
Poyet not feeling Betis pressure
Real Betis boss Gus Poyet insists “I don’t feel like I’m playing for my job” against Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday.
Escriba keeping faith
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba is keeping faith in his team’s system but admits he may make some personnel changes for Thursday’s clash with Osmanlispor.
‘Defeat won’t weaken Villarreal’
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.
Escriba: Winning over unbeaten run
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are only focused on beating Eibar this weekend as opposed to extending their unbeaten start to the season.
Villarreal sign Indian Kuruniyan
Villarreal have signed forward Ashique Kuruniyan on a one-year loan deal from Indian Super League side FC Pune City.
Setien blasts ref for pen decision
Las Palmas boss Quique Setien criticised the referee following his side's narrow defeat away to Villarreal after awarding a penalty against the visitors.
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