Simeone ‘proud’ despite defeat
Diego Simeone is ‘proud’ of Atletico Madrid and says losing at Levante ‘is the beauty of football.’
Koke laments Levante defeat
Koke spoke of his disappointment as Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title challenge ended in defeat at already relegated Levante.
There’s no Antoine Griezmann in Atletico Madrid’s starting XI as they face a must-win game at already-relegated Levante.
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La Liga set for penultimate round
The destination of the title could be decided today while the relegation picture can change in La Liga’s penultimate round of fixtures.
Cholo: Atleti spirit intact
Diego Simeone insists Atletico Madrid still have their spirit even after a gruelling week that saw a Champions League semi-final win.
Rubi: Levante have an obligation
Levante Coach Rubi believes the team has ‘an obligation’ to be at their best despite having already been relegated from La Liga.
Rubi: Levante down with dignity
Rubi was unhappy with the refereeing as Levante lost to Malaga and had their top-flight relegation confirmed but ‘we’ve gone down with dignity.’
‘Athletic weren’t superior to Levante’
Ernesto Valverde conceded Athletic Bilbao “weren’t superior” to Levante in Sunday’s dramatic 2-2 draw and questioned the “fairness” of his side’s comeback.
Valverde eyes quick Aduriz return
Athletic Bilbao will be without Aritz Aduriz for Sunday’s trip to Levante, but Ernesto Valverde is optimistic of a speedy recovery from injury for the striker.
Rubi ‘ashamed’ of Granada rout
Rubi was “ashamed” of Levante’s performance in their 5-1 defeat to relegation rivals Granada in La Liga on Thursday.
Gonzalez: Experience decisive
Jose Gonzalez believes ‘experience will be decisive’ when Granada meet Levante in a crunch relegation fixture.
Levante trio ask for forgiveness
Zouhair Feddal, Mate Simao and Deyverson ask for forgiveness after attending a concert the day Levante lost to Real Betis, the evening before training.
Castro: Points better than goals
Ruben Castro insists ensuring Real Betis’ survival with his goalscoring feats “is the most important thing” as opposed to the publicity.
Merino: Joaquin must show stature
Real Betis boss Juan Merino has urged Joaquin Sanchez to “show he’s a big player for us” after recalling the winger for Saturday’s visit of Levante.
Rubi: You have to score…
Rubi bemoaned Levante’s inability to take their chances against Sporting Gijon as his side stay stuck at the bottom of the table.
Abelardo happy with Levante draw
Sporting Gijon Coach Abelardo admits he wouldn’t have settled for a draw prior to going to Levante but is happy with a point on the balance of the game.
Rossi fired up for Sporting ‘final’
Giuseppe Rossi is fired up for Levante’s “final” against Sporting Gijon on Monday and “ready” for Italy’s Euro 2016 call.
Victor hails Depor ‘turning point’
Victor Sanchez believes Deportivo La Coruna’s 2-1 win against Levante on Saturday will prove to be “a turning point” in the club’s season.
Cani aware of Levante importance
Cani has made it clear that Deportivo La Coruna are ready “to win at all costs” against Levante in La Liga on Saturday.
Neville: Unacceptable & indefensible
Gary Neville slammed Valencia’s “unacceptable and indefensible” performance during Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to local rivals Levante in La Liga.
‘Valencia should have 15 points more ’
Gary Neville claims Valencia “would be 15 points better off” if goals from set-pieces were eliminated ahead of Sunday’s derby against Levante in La Liga.
Rubi ready to drop underperformers
Rubi has warned his Levante players that he will not hesitate to drop anyone if they are not “fighting to the fullest”.
Vazquez: I’m giving everything
Lucas Vazquez has vowed to continue “giving my all” for the Real Madrid cause after starring in Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Levante.
‘No luck for Levante’
Rubi bemoaned Levante’s luck after a good showing against Real Madrid brought only a 3-1 defeat.
‘Mayoral has confidence, personality’
Zinedine Zidane spoke of Borja Mayoral’s ‘confidence and personality’ after the youngster impressed in Real Madrid’s win over Levante.
Madrid edge past Levante
Below strength Real Madrid did enough to take three points from their visit to La Liga’s bottom side Levante.
Teenager Borja Mayoral starts in attack as Real Madrid go to La Liga’s bottom side Levante.
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Rubi wary of bare bones Madrid
Levante Coach Rubi accepts this might be a good time to play Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane copes without a host of players, but ‘we must be careful.’
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