EIBAR NEWS

Diego Simeone has assured that Kevin Gameiro is still “very important” to Atletico Madrid after his winner against Eibar on Saturday.
Two of La Liga's most in-form sides take to Ipurua on Saturday, although Eibar have lost all their previous meetings with Atletico Madrid in the top flight.
Valencia bounced back against Girona in La Liga Week 18 as Athletic Bilbao continued their mid-season renaissance.
Las Palmas have lost Barcelona loanee Sergi Samper to torn ankle ligaments and a broken leg but are reportedly close to bringing back Jese Rodriguez.
Coach Paco Jemez is promising a return to Las Palmas’ gung-ho roots against Eibar on Saturday, in his first Liga match for over a year.
Midfield duo Fabian Orellana and Pape Diop are set to make their debuts for Eibar in Saturday’s match at Las Palmas.
Eibar have completed the signing of Senegalese international midfielder Pape Diop after he cancelled his contract at Espanyol, it has been confirmed.
Sevilla lead the chase to sign highly-rated Eibar winger Ivan Alejo but may have to wait until summer to conclude a deal, say reports in Spain.
Two goals from Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui helped make it five wins in six for Eibar at home to Girona on Thursday evening.
Valencia have confirmed that Jose Luis Gaya suffered a hamstring injury during their 2-1 defeat to Eibar on Saturday.
Goncalo Guedes is back in Valencia’s squad for their trip to Eibar, who have won three of their last four games.
Basque sides took over La Liga Week 15 as Alaves continued their revival and Athletic Bilbao ended their slump, but Real Sociedad were stunned by Malaga.
Gaku Shibasaki and Takashi Inui could face off in La Liga’s first-ever Japanese clash when Getafe and Eibar lock horns on Saturday.
Eibar want to sign a centre-back and a central midfielder in January and aren’t letting recent results change their transfer plans.
Sevilla made it three straight victories in La Liga Week 14, while there was no end to Villarreal or Real Betis’ misery.
Eibar and Espanyol will both be looking to leave the struggle behind in La Liga by extending their winning runs at Ipurua on Sunday.
Out-of-favour Valencia midfielder Fabian Orellana has agreed a loan deal to join Eibar in January, both clubs have confirmed.
Eibar have agreed a €400k deal to sign out-of-favour Valencia midfielder Fabian Orellana in January, according to reports in Spain.
Las Palmas stopped the rot with a point at Real Sociedad in La Liga Week 13, while Girona extended their unbeaten run to five games.
Eibar moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over 10-man Real Betis at Municipal de Ipurua.
Eibar Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has called on his side to be more decisive at both ends of the pitch ahead of their clash with Betis.
Real Betis and Valencia are among the sides eyeing up a move for Eibar contract Dani Garcia - who is out of contract next summer - say reports.
Eibar are hopeful of a deal for out-of-favour Cologne central defender Jorge Mere in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
Eibar could look to Valencia midfielder Fabian Orellana in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
Athletic Bilbao suffered their third straight defeat on Sunday, but there weren’t such problems for Girona and Villarreal.
Malaga finally won their first game of the season in Sunday’s Week 10 action as Getafe shocked Real Sociedad.
Struggling Eibar welcome Levante to Ipurua on Sunday, with both sides winless in La Liga since September.
Eibar Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has played down suggestions his side should have had a penalty during their 3-0 defeat at Real Madrid on Sunday.
Eibar’s Jose Angel has hit out at Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro after their clash on Sunday. “Acting like a tough guy doesn’t suit him.”
Real Madrid left-back Marcelo claims Karim Benzema is “the best No 9 in Europe” and that “people forget how difficult it is to win in La Liga.”
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