EL: Shakhtar-Sevilla, Villarreal-Liverpool
Like their Madrid counterparts, Sevilla and Villarreal have not been paired in the Europa League semi-finals as Shakhtar Donetsk and Liverpool await them.
Marcelino: Anyone but Sevilla
Marcelino insists Villarreal do not want Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals “at all costs” after triumphing 6-3 over Sparta Prague on Thursday.
Spain awaits semi-final draws
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal are all in the mix as the semi-final draws for the Champions League and Europa League are made today.
‘Villarreal prepared to suffer’
Marcelino says Villarreal are ‘prepared to suffer’ to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Bakambu ‘learning from Soldado’
Cedric Bakambu has thanked his Villarreal teammates for helping him to adapt quickly to La Liga, particularly Roberto Soldado.
Escriba: Getafe wounded, not dead
Fran Escriba asserted Getafe “are wounded but not dead” as Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Villarreal in La Liga marked their 12th game without a win.
Marcelino: Getafe a big step
Marcelino has urged his Villarreal players to take a “big” step in securing Champions League football next season when they host Getafe on Sunday.
‘Villarreal should’ve won by more’
Marcelino felt “it was a pity” his “extraordinary” Villarreal did not win by a greater margin after Thursday’s 2-1 win against Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
Porto ‘regret Lopetegui appointment’
Porto President Jorge Luis Pinto da Costa says he “regrets” appointing Julen Lopetegui as “I signed players who I hadn’t even heard of”.
‘Villarreal were in the Segunda…’
Mario Gaspar is amazed at how far Villarreal have come in a few years as they prepare for a Europa League quarter-final first leg.
Marcelino wants full Madrigal
Villarreal Coach Marcelino hopes the home fans pack El Madrigal for the Europa League quarter-final first leg with Sparta Prague.
Bruno makes Villarreal history
Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano became the Yellow Submarine’s record appearance holder during Sunday’s 2-1 win at Eibar in La Liga.
Marcelino annoyed by Musacchio injury
Marcelino made no secret of his disdain after Mateo Musacchio returned from Argentina duty with an injury to rule him out of Villarreal’s trip to Eibar.
‘Poor refereeing not Barca’s fault’
Villarreal boss Marcelino has rubbished the notion that Barcelona were to blame for the poor level of officiating in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at El Madrigal.
Pique: Red? First wasn’t yellow!
Gerard Pique insists he was right not to be sent off for handball in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal on Sunday as “the first one wasn’t a booking”.
Enrique: A fantastic result
Luis Enrique felt Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal was a “fantastic” result in the circumstances as he praised his side for being “great defensively”.
Villarreal comeback stuns Barca
Barcelona’s 12-match winning run in La Liga came to an end at the hands of a Villarreal comeback on Sunday as they were forced to settle for 2-2 draw.
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Andres Iniesta’s muscle knock rules him out of Barcelona’s trip to Villarreal in La Liga this afternoon.
Enrique: Villarreal one of the best
Luis Enrique has warned Barcelona that they will be facing “one of the best teams” in La Liga when they travel to Villarreal on Sunday.
Athletic-Sevilla in EL draw
The all-Spanish theme of Friday’s draws sees Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla drawn together in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Madrid lead UEFA coefficients
Real Madrid lead the UEFA coefficient ranking for clubs ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon.
Marcelino: Impossible not to suffer
Marcelino warns it is ‘impossible Villarreal don’t suffer’ in the Europa League second leg with Bayer Leverkusen.
Emery: A long time coming
Unai Emery admitted it had been “a while” since he last enjoyed a Sevilla performance like he did on Sunday against Villarreal in La Liga.
Marcelino laments Sevilla defeat
Marcelino lamented Villarreal’s 4-2 defeat to Sevilla on Sunday as “it was a great match for the team who won. For the losing team...”
Banega deal extended to 2017
Ever Banega’s contract with Sevilla has been automatically extended until 2017 after he made his 30th appearance of the season on Sunday against Villarreal.
Marcelino eyeing ‘important advantage’
Marcelino believes Villarreal would gain “an important advantage” in La Liga’s race for Champions League qualification with victory over Sevilla on Sunday.
Marcelino: Leverkusen tie not over
Marcelino insisted Villarreal’s Europa League last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen was not over, despite Thursday’s 2-0 win in the first leg.
Marcelino: Villarreal win important
Villarreal boss Marcelino has stressed the need to win their first leg Last 16 Europa League tie against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.
Marcelino: Spain an honour but…
Villarreal Coach Marcelino admits the Spain bench would be ‘an honour’ but insists he is happy at El Madrigal.
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