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Sunday December 16 2018
Official: Reus avoid closure as players are paid

Reus have confirmed that they are able to continue in the Segunda Division after finally paying their players.

Reus were widely expected to lose their entire squad after Saturday’s match against Cordoba on Saturday and possibly forfeit the campaign.

However, the Catalans announced in a statement that ‘payments to players have been made, which will go through in the next few hours and guarantee our continuity in LaLiga 123.’

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Saturday December 15 2018
Segunda side Reus to lose entire squad

Segunda Divison side Reus will lose their entire squad after Saturday’s game against Cordoba and risk forfeiting the campaign.

Captain Jesus Olmo confirmed in a statement on Friday that he and his Reus teammates had exercised options to terminate their contracts, given they had not been paid as a result of the club’s financial problems.

“We have the option of terminating our contracts and we’ve decided to exercise it because we understand that the situation is already unsustainable,” explained Olmo.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Official: Manolo Jimenez out, Paco Herrera in at Las Palmas

Segunda side Las Palmas have sacked AEK Athens’ title-winning Coach Manolo Jimenez and brought back Paco Herrera to replace him.

Las Palmas President Miguel Angel Ramirez confirmed the news after his club’s 2-2 draw with Granada on Friday, which was their fourth such result in succession.

“Our objective is more ambitious than the results we’re getting right now, so we’ve made the decision to dismiss Manolo Jiménez,” said Ramirez.

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Sunday June 10 2018
Playoffs: Numancia-Valladolid Final

Numancia will take on Real Valladolid in the Segunda playoff Final, with heartbreak for Real Zaragoza and Sporting Gijon.

Numancia’s semi-final with Zaragoza was finely poised at 1-1, but Pape Diamanka’s injury-time finish on Saturday dragged Los Rojillos through to the two-legged showpiece.

A day later, Valladolid had the easier task of preserving a 3-1 lead against Sporting, and they denied the Asturians a shot at a quick return to La Liga with a 2-1 victory at El Molinon.

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Sunday June 3 2018
Segunda: Playoffs decided, Cultural down

Real Valladolid and Numancia have secured the last two playoff spots in the Segunda, while Cultural Leonesa have been relegated.

Cadiz, Osasuna and Real Oviedo also had a chance of sneaking into the top six, but Numancia’s 2-1 win against Cultural and Valladolid’s 3-2 victory over the Pamplonans sealed the deal for the pair in question.

Numancia’s place in the playoffs was particularly notable, given they only pipped Oviedo by the virtue of a superior head-to-head and relegated Cultural in the process.

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Monday May 28 2018
Rubi set for Espanyol role

La Liga new boys Huesca have confirmed that Coach Rubi is likely to leave the club for Espanyol.

Rubi has emerged as the runaway favourite to fill the void left by Quique Sanchez Flores, after guiding Huesca to their first-ever Segunda promotion.

“It bothers me because I’d have renewed his contract, but the truth is that he’s given us few options, none even,” President Agustin Lasaosa told Cadena SER.

“Still, it’s understandable. Huesca are a team that, for both players and Coaches, acts as a stepping stone.

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Sunday May 27 2018
Mallorca: Liga mainstays on the rise!

La Liga old boys Mallorca completed the first step of their recovery on Sunday as they won promotion back to the second tier.

Mallorca’s 0-0 draw with Mirandes preserved their 3-1 win from the first leg in their promotion playoff, and they will be joined in the Segunda Division by Rayo Majadahonda next term.

The islanders had played 16 straight seasons in La Liga, during which time they finished third twice, contested the 2001-02 Champions League, won the Copa del Rey in 2003 and had former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o on their books.

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Sunday May 27 2018
Segunda: Rayo up, Barca B down!

A dramatic penultimate matchday in the Segunda Division saw Rayo Vallecano clinch promotion to La Liga and Barcelona B drop back into the third tier.

Alex Moreno’s 40th-minute goal earned Rayo a 1-0 win against Lugo on Sunday, which was enough for them to secure a top-two place.

Los Vallecanos were relegated to La Segunda in 2016 and could only finish 12th in their first season back in the division.

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Sunday April 29 2018
Seedorf hints at Depor exit

Clarence Seedorf has hinted that he will leave Deportivo La Coruna at the end of the season after their relegation. “I wish this club all the best.”

Seedorf failed to win any of his first eight games in charge of Depor, and despite a four-match unbeaten run temporarily injecting life into their survival bid, the Galicians’ demotion was confirmed after a 4-2 defeat to Barcelona, who were crowned Liga champions.

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Saturday March 31 2018
Albacete player ‘falls out of window’

Albacete midfielder Pelayo Novo is in intensive care after falling out of a window on Saturday morning, but his life is reportedly not in danger.

Marca reports Novo fell from the third floor of the Abba hotel in Huesca, whom Albacete are due to face this evening.

His teammates Ruben Mino and Nestor Susaeta were the first to go to the scene of the accident, before the 27-year-old received urgent medical attention and was taken to a mobile intensive-care unit in Zaragoza.

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