‘Rayo play like a big team’
Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar has described Rayo Vallecano as “a small team who play like a big one” ahead of Saturday’s meeting between the sides.
Three forwards on Valencia list?
Borja Baston, Antonio Sanabria and Fabian Orellana are the three forwards considered by Valencia for next season with Alvaro Negredo a doubt.
Masche: Rest will do me good
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano took the positives from his ban for five yellow cards on Saturday against Eibar as “it’ll be good to get some rest”.
Enrique: Barca not afraid of pressure
Luis Enrique says Barcelona “aren’t afraid” of the pressure to defend their La Liga crown after Sunday’s 4-0 win at Eibar.
MSN reach century in Eibar win
The ‘MSN’ reached 100 goals for the season on Sunday as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored in Barcelona’s 4-0 La Liga win at Eibar.
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Munir El Haddadi is the player elected to replace the suspended Neymar for Barcelona’s trip to Eibar in La Liga this afternoon.
Enrique: Messi can still reign at 40
Luis Enrique believes Lionel Messi “can still be the best at 40” ahead of Barcelona’s trip to Eibar in La Liga on Sunday.
Emery joins Sevilla 100 club
Unai Emery became only the third Sevilla Coach to win 100 games on Wednesday after he led his side to a 1-0 victory over Eibar.
‘Eibar Sevilla’s direct rival’
Unai Emery considers Eibar to be a ‘direct rival’ to Sevilla’s European hopes this season.
Setien: Big step forward
Quique Setien praised his Las Palmas playersfor “taking a big step” towards survival in La Liga after Friday’s 1-0 win at Eibar.
Diaz: Celta the right move
Marcelo Diaz believes he made “a very good decision” to join Celta Vigo last month after Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Eibar in La Liga.
Berizzo revels in Nolito return
Eduardo Berizzo has expressed his delight with Nolito’s return ahead of Celta Vigo’s encounter with Eibar in La Liga on Saturday.
La Liga kick-offs at 1pm?
LFP President Javier Tebas has floated the idea of early Saturday starts to matches next season, and wants the Copa del Rey ‘reinvented.’
Rubi: Levante will keep fighting
Rubi has insisted that Levante will “keep fighting” for survival in La Liga after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Eibar.
Mendilibar: Eibar conceding too many
Jose Luis Mendilibar has warned Eibar that they must tighten up defensively when they welcome Levante to Ipurua in La Liga on Sunday.
Torres ‘honoured’ by 100th Atleti goal
Fernando Torres says he is “honoured” to have scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Eibar.
Simeone hails ‘12th man’ in Eibar win
Diego Simeone hailed Atletico Madrid’s fans as the “12th man” during Saturday’s 3-1 win against Eibar in La Liga.
New-look defence awaits Atleti
Diego Simeone will be forced to name a makeshift backline for Atletico Madrid’s visit of Eibar in La Liga on Saturday.
Kike ‘missed deadline by a minute’
Kike won’t be able to debut for Eibar until next season after it was confirmed his transfer was completed a minute past Monday’s deadline.
Eibar won’t pay Baston clause
Eibar have confirmed they won’t pay the fee needed to allow Borja Baston to play against parent club Atletico Madrid this weekend.
‘Kike insisted on Eibar’
Eibar have signed Middlesbrough striker Kike after it was confirmed the deal was completed before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Gracia delighted to end ‘slump’
Javi Gracia was delighted Malaga “ended our slump against great opponents” after they defeated Eibar 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday.
‘Malaga need points, not performances’
Javi Gracia has warned Malaga that they need to start winning again ahead of Saturday’s trip to Eibar in La Liga.
Report: Keko to Sevilla in June
Sevilla will reportedly sign Keko in June, with Eibar agreeing to let him go cheaper in return for the winger staying the rest of the season.
Tebas defends third-party ownership
La Liga President Javier Tebas has travelled to Brussels to speak in defence of third-party ownership. ‘Without it, La Liga’s stars will go to the Premier League.’
Keko price deters Sevilla
Sevilla are looking into other options after being dissuaded from going for Eibar’s Keko by the price tag placed on the winger.
Aduriz ‘flattered’ by Spain interest
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz has admitted that he is “flattered” by Spain boss Vicente del Bosque’s recent appraisal of his performances.
Valverde coy on Athletic future
Ernesto Valverde says “it’s too early to say” whether he will remain in charge of Athletic Bilbao next season ahead of Sunday’s Basque derby with Eibar.
Sevilla turn to Keko?
Sevilla have reportedly turned to Eibar winger Keko as they search for additions in the winter transfer window.
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