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Tuesday December 3 2019
Eibar and Rayo Vallecano players face jail terms

Eibar striker Sergi Enrich (pictured) and Rayo Vallecano defender Antonio Luna could face up to five years in prison for a recorded sex video.

The two players were filmed having intercourse with a woman, who is heard to be shouting ‘stop, don’t do that!’, during the footage, as outlined by El Mundo Deportivo.

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Friday November 22 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

This weekend sees the return of La Liga action following the November international break, with Alex Fitzpatrick highlighting what to watch out for.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale

La Liga returns with a bang after the international. Following a thrilling opening 13 games there are only seven points between the final European qualification spot and 17th, one place above the drop zone. Here are my five things to look out for this weekend.

Gareth Bale Watch

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Sunday November 10 2019
Thibaut Courtois: I always believed in myself

Real Madrid goal keeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he never questioned his ability since returning to La Liga.

The Belgian international controversially joined Los Blancos at the start of the 2018-19 season, despite winning a league title with arch rivals Atletico Madrid in 2014.

That move caused negativity for the former Chelsea man, however he has brushed off suggestions that he doubted his capability to be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Saturday November 9 2019
Zinedine Zidane: Real Mallorca defeat was a turning point

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed that their defeat to Real Mallorca last month served as a turning point for his squad. 

Los Blancos slipped to a shock 1-0 loss away at the Balearic side back in October, and the Frenchman stated in his post-match press conference after their 4-0 win at Eibar that is was a key point in the season.

"We have worked hard and looked to improve," he told an interview with Movistar, cited in Marca.

"The defeat against Mallorca was tough to take, but from there on we have got better."

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Saturday November 9 2019
Real Madrid pass their Eibar test with dominant 4-0 La Liga win

Real Madrid navigated their way past a potentially tricky La Liga test away at Eibar, with a forceful 4-0 win at the Estadio Ipurua. 

Manager Zinedine Zidane spoke ahead of kick off about the importance of winning difficult away games this season, and his side responded with a ruthless first half display.

Karim Benzema got the ball rolling for the hosts after 17 minutes, as he reacted quickest inside the box to steer home past Eibar keeper Marko Dmitrovic.

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Saturday November 9 2019
LA LIGA LIVE: EIBAR v REAL MADRID

Real Madrid head to Eibar in La LIga action - Follow our LIVE blog for all the action.

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Saturday November 9 2019
La Liga Line Ups: Eibar v Real Madrid

Real Madrid go to Eibar tonight, in a tricky test of their La Liga title credentials at the Estadio Ipurua. 

Zinedine Zidane has been hit with an injury crisis in midweek, and he makes three changes from the side that beat Galatasaray 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. 

Ferland Mendy replaces Marcelo at left back, with Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez coming in for Toni Kroos and Rodrygo Goes.

Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar also shuffles his pack slightly, with two changes from the 2-1 La Liga win away at Leganes last weekend.

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Saturday November 9 2019
Luka Jovic ruled out for Real Madrid trip to Eibar
Luka Jovic has joined a growing injury list for Real Madrid ahead of their trip to Eibar tonight.
 
The Serbian international, who netted his first Real Madrid goal in the 5-0 La Liga win over Leganes last month, picked up a minor thigh problem in training, which  has ruled him out this weekend.
 
According to reports in Marca, Zinedine Zidane has opted to give him an extended rest ahead of the international brea
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Thursday November 7 2019
Marcelo to miss Real Madrid trip to Eibar

Marcelo is set to be unavailable for Real Madrid’s trip to Eibar on Saturday after sustaining an injury against Galatasaray.

The Brazilian was substituted off for Ferland Mendy in the 42nd minute of Wednesday night’s match after sustaining a muscular leg injury.

As outlined by Marca, the player will not undergo tests on his fitness until Friday, but the report claims he is 99% likely to miss the trip to Ipurua.

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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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