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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has blasted Real Madrid for being a “very political” club, who are run “by people who have no knowledge about football”.
Real Betis have confirmed the appointment of Celta Vigo’s Miguel Torrecilla as their new sporting director on a four-year contract.
Basque television claims Manchester City will activate Aymeric Laporte’s €50m buyout clause this summer as Athletic Bilbao are resigned to the defender’s exit.
Casemiro has made it clear that Real Madrid must be prepared to win “by any means” against Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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.
Ernesto Valverde admitted Gustavo Cabral’s three minutes of madness helped Athletic Bilbao in their 2-1 win against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
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.
Espanyol midfielder Victor Sanchez has warned Barcelona “we’re going to Camp Nou to win”, while “it’s their problem” if they squander the Primera title.
Barcelona look to have missed out on Nolito as the Celta Vigo talisman has reportedly agreed to join Milan in the summer.
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.
Giovanni Trapattoni has hinted that Barcelona’s style of play “puts me to sleep” after praising Diego Simeone for his Atletico Madrid being “straight to the point”.
Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta claims Real Madrid “have done everything to convince” Alvaro Morata into rejoining them this summer.
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has accused Atletico Madrid of playing too defensively as “I don’t enjoy watching teams who shut up shop”.
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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.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is promising “a great battle” from Bayern Munich when they host Atletico Madrid for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
Xavi Hernandez has accused Real Madrid of “misunderstanding” Iker Casillas and reflected on Barcelona’s “non-negotiable” style of play.
Claudio Bravo’s season could be over after the Barcelona goalkeeper suffered a calf injury against Real Betis on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has backed Zinedine Zidane to remain Real Madrid Coach as the Frenchman is someone “I’d like to see continue”.
Alejandro Arribas has demanded “a minimum of respect” for beleaguered Coach Victor Sanchez ahead of Deportivo La Coruna’s match against Getafe on Sunday.
Unai Emery says Sevilla’s dreams of success this season remain “intact” ahead of Sunday’s trip to Espanyol as they continue to fight on three fronts.
Ernesto Valverde has insisted that Athletic Bilbao “are going for fifth” in La Liga to avoid any summer qualifiers ahead of Sunday’s trip to Celta Vigo.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insisted his decision to substitute Gabi against Rayo Vallecano was not linked to accusations of communication between the pair.
Gareth Bale has vowed that Real Madrid “will keep fighting” in their remaining two games for the La Liga title after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Real Sociedad.
Gerard Pique insists Barcelona “have enough motivation” to win La Liga as they host Catalan rivals Espanyol in their final home game next week.
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Luis Enrique says Barcelona are in “a privileged position” after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Real Betis kept them top of La Liga with two games to go.
Zinedine Zidane believes Gareth Bale “can do the same as Cristiano Ronaldo” after the Welshman’s “crucial” winner for Real Madrid against Real Sociedad.
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.
Luis Enrique takes no chances as a full-strength Barcelona visit Real Betis in La Liga this evening, aware that only a win will do.
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.
Join Football Espana this afternoon for a LIVE La Liga Saturday as we start in San Sebastian for Real Sociedad-Real Madrid, before Real Betis host Barcelona!
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema stay behind again as a much-changed Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad in La Liga this afternoon.
Miguel Lopes has insisted that Granada must “go down fighting” ahead of welcoming Las Palmas to Los Carmenes on Saturday.
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.

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