Diego Simeone claims he watched Valencia-Villarreal instead of the Clasico after Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to Espanyol.
Valencia lost back-to-back games for the first time in La Liga Week 17, while Celta Vigo claimed bragging rights in the Galician derby.
The Clasico isn’t the only derby being played in La Liga on Saturday as Valencia and Villarreal contest the Derbi de la Comunitat straight after.
Atletico Madrid have agreed a €20m deal for Villarreal’s highly-rated midfielder Rodri Hernandez, a former youth product of the club.
Las Palmas left it late against Espanyol in La Liga Week 16, Girona won again and unwanted history was made in the Basque derby.
Villarreal are at barebones for their trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday as both sides look to put defeats behind them.
Villarreal winger Samu Castillejo is considering a move away from the club in summer and already has narrowed down the shortlist of future clubs.
UEFA have confirmed the dates of the first round of knockout fixtures for both the Champions League and Europa League following Monday’s draw.
Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Villarreal all discovered their fate in the first knockout stage of this season’s Europa League.
Villarreal Coach Javier Calleja believes Dani Raba’s challenge would not have received a red card if he was a Barcelona player.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has praised his Villarreal counterpart Sergio Asenjo following his return from an ACL injury.
Ernesto Valverde has described the understanding between Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba as “Barcelona’s life insurance”.
Luis Suarez hailed Barcelona for handling the ‘pressure’ in their 2-0 win at Villarreal and Paco Alcacer for changing the game.
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both got on the scoresheet as Barcelona returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Villarreal on Sunday.
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Barcelona are without Andres Iniesta for tonight's crucial encounter with Villarreal, who lose Pablo Fornals after he fainted in training.
Barcelona will be without Andres Iniesta for their crucial encounter with Villarreal on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde insists Javier Mascherano still has a part to play at Barcelona. “He’s a point of reference in our dressing room.”
Villarreal made wholesale changes to their starting line-up for their loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv ahead of Sunday’s clash with Barcelona.
Rodri believes he is in the ‘ideal place’ to grow after extending his contract at Villarreal until 2022.
Villarreal’s lengthy injury list looks set to increase with Carlos Bacca set to be sidelined for a number of weeks, according to reports.
Sevilla made it three straight victories in La Liga Week 14, while there was no end to Villarreal or Real Betis’ misery.
Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo returned to action for the first time in nine months in Thursday’s Copa Del Rey victory over Ponferradina.
Serie A club Genoa have signed former Villarreal, Levante and Celta Vigo striker Giuseppe Rossi, who has spent the past 10 months injured with a knee injury.
Ever Banega insists Sevilla are with embattled boss Eduardo Berizzo “to death” after they pulled off another victory on Sunday.
Eduardo Berizzo insists he is not a victim, despite his prostate cancer, ahead of leading out Sevilla for their match at Villarreal on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid are targeting a deal for Villarreal’s highly-rated midfielder Rodri Hernandez, a former youth product of the club.
Villarreal confirmed they would top their Europa League after coming from behind to win 3-2 away at Astana in Kazakhstan.
Valencia made history in their win at Espanyol in Sunday’s Week 12 action, but their former Coach wrote the wrong kind with Las Palmas.
Javier Calleja acknowledged the Villarreal bench after the win over Malaga, noting his side was tired from the Europa League.
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