Your Spanish football evening headlines for Wednesday 23 December.
Atletico Madrid to contest Trippier ban
The England international was handed the global ban for breaching betting rules in the summer of 2019 and is set to be unavailable for selection until 28 February.
However, Atleti contest the charge and were not informed of the looming ban, so are said to be still of the mindset that the right-back will continue to be available for selection.
La Liga midweek action
This week’s full round of midweek action continued on Wednesday, starting with Getafe being held to a 1-1 draw at home by in-form Celta Vigo, as Iago Aspas netted from the spot to cancel out Damian Suarez’s opener.
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Alaves host Eibar later in the evening while Cadiz travel to Real Betis in an Andalusian derby.
Madrid star on the move
Marca report that the teenage prodigy has an uncertain future beyond this month with all parties hopeful of finding a solution to find the Japan international regular first team football.