EIBAR NEWS

Ernesto Valverde insists he is focused on Barcelona’s match at Eibar today rather than Tuesday’s meeting with Chelsea.
Jose Luis Mendilibar admits it is ‘extraordinary’ that Eibar are sixth in La Liga after Ivan Ramis’ 94th-minute header beat Leganes 1-0.
Week 22 was one to forget for Italians in La Liga, barring Giampaolo Pazzini, as Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla were thrashed and Daniele Bonera saw red.
Sandro Ramirez, Roque Mesa and Miguel Layun are all set to make their Sevilla debuts on Saturday, when the Andalusians travel to La Liga rivals Eibar.
Eibar completed their January transfer window with the late loan signing of Serbian Under-20 international Vukasin Jovanovic from Bordeaux.
Villarreal marched on with a third straight win in La Liga Week 21, while Malaga showed more signs of life under new boss Jose Gonzalez.
Malaga ended a run of four consecutive defeats but remain bottom of La Liga after Monday’s 1-1 draw at Eibar.
Eibar fear striker Sergi Enrich could be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after suffering suspected ligament damage in training.
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.
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