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Friday November 15 2019
Spanish court rules against La Liga US match

A Spanish judge has ruled against La Liga staging the clash between Villarreal and Atletico Madrid in Miami next month.

Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and La Liga had formally requested their December league game be played in Miami, while a similar request was made last year for Girona’s tie at home to Barcelona.

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Friday November 15 2019
Villarreal: Santi Cazorla my inspiration - Giuseppe Rossi

Villarreal all-time record goal scorer Giuseppe Rossi has described the club’s playmaker Santi Cazorla as ‘an inspiration’.

Cazorla, 34, has suffered a number of injury problems and was released by Arsenal in 2019, before signing consecutive one-year deals at Villarreal last summer - and has starred since, netting 12 goals in 59 appearances.

Last August, the former Gunners playmaker made his first appearance in 636 days last month following his last outing in October 2016, after a serious of ankle injury problems.

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Thursday November 14 2019
Court decision on La Liga US game expected soon

The court decision on whether La Liga can play a match in the United States or not is due ‘in days or hours’, report Diario AS.

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Tuesday November 12 2019
Real Madrid confirm opposition to La Liga plans for US match

Real Madrid have officially lodged a complaint against plans to hold a match from La Liga in the United States next month.

Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and La Liga have formally requested their December league game be played in Miami, while a similar request was made last year for Girona’s tie at home to Barcelona.

The meeting between the two is set to take place on matchday 16 of the current campaign with Atleti scheduled to visit the Yellow Submarine on 8 December.

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Friday November 8 2019
La Liga confident judge will rule in favour of US game

La Liga president Javier Tebas is confident he will obtain legal clearance to play Spanish top-flight matches abroad.

Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and La Liga have formally requested their December league game be played in Miami, while a similar request was made last year for Girona’s tie at home to Barcelona.

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Tuesday November 5 2019
Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla thinking of MLS

Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla has admitted he would like to move to MLS before he ends his playing career.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed a true return to form for the Yellow Submarine over the past 15 months after recovering from a series of traumatic injuries.

The former Malaga and Arsenal star has also returned to the Spain team, after a hiatus of four years, and signed a new one-year contract extension at the start of the current campaign.

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Sunday November 3 2019
Santi Cazorla open to MLS switch

Villarreal captain Santi Cazorla has admitted he would consider a move to the United States before retirement from professional football.

Cazorla, 34, returned to Villarreal at the start of the 2018-19 season, following an injury dominated end to his six years at Premier League side Arsenal.

He has since been handed the captain's armband at El Madrigal, after a fantastic showing the Yellow Submarine's midfield in the past 12 months.

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Friday November 1 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

The third round of La Liga action in the space of a week means the league table is taking shape amid multiple fascinating encounters, writes Alex Fitzpatrick.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Midweek madness

The TV scheduling for the midweek fixtures in La Liga means that several clubs have a very small turnaround between games this weekend. For example, Mallorca - whose game finished at 9pm on Thursday night - face a midday Sunday start away at Real Valladolid. Transit and tiredness means that if we haven’t already then we may see rotations from a number of clubs in this gameweek. Remember, in Spanish football playing three games in a week is unusual unless you are competing in European football.

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Friday October 25 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

El Clasico may be postponed for this weekend but there is no shortage of things to look out for in La Liga this weekend, writes Alex Fitzpatrick.

Granada's Domingos Duarte

El Clasico cancelled…

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Thursday October 24 2019
Samuel Chukwueze signs new Villarreal contract

Villarreal have tied highly-rated forward Samuel Chukwueze to a new contract with a renewed €100m release clause, say Diario AS.

The 20-year-old Nigerian is enjoying an impressive rise to prominence for the Yellow Submarine’s first-team squad after only making his debut in November last year.

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