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Sunday September 16 2018
La Liga Week 4: Sevilla break down

Getafe condemned Sevilla to successive defeats in La Liga Week 4, but there were winning returns for Villarreal and Espanyol.

Kicking off Sunday’s action were bottom sides Leganes and Villarreal, the latter of whom bounced back at Butarque with a 1-0 win.

Lega were left to rue a missed Guido Carrillo penalty as Carlos Bacca’s 65th-minute finish was enough for the Yellow Submarine.

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Sunday September 16 2018
La Liga Preview: Espanyol-Levante

With four draws in their last five Liga meetings and both sides on four points, it’s hard to back a winner between Espanyol and Levante on Sunday.

Espanyol boss Rubi on how his side used the international break: “Today we remembered the sheer number of things we’ve worked on.

“We haven’t stopped, we’ve done many things. If we can apply these improvements quickly, we’ll be a very formidable team.

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Friday September 14 2018
Levante loanee Borja Mayoral: 'Julen Lopetegui wants me at Real Madrid'

Borja Mayoral reveals Julen Lopetegui wants him to stay at Real Madrid in the long-term despite being loaned out to Levante.

The 21-year-old had appeared to be set for a place in Madrid’s first-team squad for the second consecutive season but the signing of Mariano Diaz from Olympique Lyonnais torpedoed such plans.

“It all happened very quickly, and I believe I would still be at Real Madrid had Mariano not been signed,” Mayoral is cited as saying by Marca.

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Sunday September 2 2018
La Liga Wk3: Derbi fever!

La Liga Week 3 was hit by derby fever, with Eibar and Real Betis claiming bragging rights and Valencia having theirs taken away.

The weekend started on a dour note as Getafe and Real Valladolid played out a stalemate, but Charles decided a dramatic Basque derby, his injury-time winner securing Eibar a 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad.

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Sunday September 2 2018
Preview: Levante-Valencia

The first eastern Derbi of the season sees Valencia in need of three points against Levante on Sunday.

Levante boss Paco Lopez on facing his side’s arch-rivals: “It’s not easy to describe what it means to play in a derby. There’s even more enthusiasm.

“I know what the fans feel, I know what the Valencians feel. I know a derby is always special because of the enthusiasm that’ll be seen in the stands.

“However, the fans must live it with respect, as well as passion.”

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Saturday September 1 2018
La Liga’s deadline-day transfers

A busy final day of the Spanish transfer window saw La Liga clubs make no less than 11 signings.

Undoubtedly the busiest were Rayo Vallecano, who pulled off four captures in defender Alex Galvez, winger Bebe, striker Alex Alegria and goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski.

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Friday August 31 2018
Madrid's Borja Mayoral set for Levante

Levante have completed the signing of Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral on a season-long loan deal, say Cadena Ser.

The report states that the Valencia-based club had been attempting to land the forward since June with the deal hastened by Madrid’s signing of Mariano Diaz from Olympique Lyonnais.

Leganes and Alaves had also been linked with a move for the young forward, who netted three times in 14 La Liga appearances last season.

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Tuesday August 28 2018
Mohamed hails Sisto impact

Celta Vigo boss Antonio Mohamed hailed Pione Sisto’s performance during Monday night’s 2-1 win at Levante.

The Denmark international scored and assisted in the Galician side’s victory to ensure the Argentine Coach won his first match at the helm of the club.

“Sisto enjoyed a great game and scored a great goal,” Mohamed told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“He was good in attack and in defence, much better than in his last match, and this is football – he was a major part in our win.

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Saturday August 18 2018
La Liga Wk1: Betis & Villarreal collapse

Levante stunned Real Betis and defensive errors cost Villarreal against Real Sociedad in the first half of La Liga’s opening round.

Getting the 2018-19 campaign under way were Girona and Real Valladolid, the latter of whom had returned to the top flight after a four-year absence.

Eusebio Sacristan’s side saw 60 percent of the ball and had nine attempts on Jordi Masip’s goal as opposed to Valladolid’s two, but not even Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts was able to find a way through.

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Tuesday August 7 2018
Rayo, Levante ask for Stoke's Imbula

Levante lead the race to sign Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula on a season-long loan deal while Rayo Vallecano remain interested, say RMC Sport.

The report says Levante are favourites and see the holding midfielder as the ideal replacement for Jefferson Lerma, who will join Bournemouth in a €30m deal.

The same outlet says newly-promoted Rayo hold an interest in the former FC Porto player as do Serie A club Torino, but neither side are in advanced negotiations.

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