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Quique Sánchez Flores and Pepe Mel emerge as options for Getafe job

After news broke yesterday that Getafe boss Cosmin Contra would be leaving the club in January, potential candidates for the job are already being banded around, with those of Quique Sánchez Flores and Pepe Mel leading the way at this stage. Quique Sánchez Flores, a man who managed the club in 2004, More...

On Dec 19, 2014 // in Headlines, News, Primera Liga // # 0
Ikechukwu Uche, Villarreal.

Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche renews contract until 2017

Villarreal have reached an agreement with Nigeran striker Ikechukwu Uche to extend his contract at the club until 2017, thus adding an extra two seasons on top of his previous contract that was scheduled to expire in 2015. Speaking after signing the extension, Uche expressed his delight at securing More...

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Málaga v Deportivo La Coruña

Málaga 4-1 Deportivo La Coruña (5-2 agg): Málaga crush Depor at La Rosaleda

After what initially looked to be a tough nut to crack for Málaga, they turned on the style in the second half to rally past Deportiva La Coruña by four goals to one, and successfully advance from the fourth round of the Copa del Rey. With the first leg ending all square at 1-1, Víctor Fernández More...

On Dec 19, 2014 // in Copa Del Rey, Headlines, Match Reports, News // # 0
Beñat, Athletic Club Bilbao vs. Alcoyano, Copa del Rey

Athletic Club Bilbao 1-0 Alcoyano (2-1 agg): Athletic edge past courageous Alcoyano

Athletic Club Bilbao edged through to the next round of the Copa del Rey, after a difficult encounter against third-tier side Alcoyano, who held firm and caused attacking problems of their own, showing no fear at San Mamés. The goal from Borja Viguera, the difference for the home side. Athletic struggled More...

On Dec 18, 2014 // in Copa Del Rey, Headlines, Match Reports, News // # 0
Atlético Madrid v L'Hospitalet

Atlético Madrid 2-2 L’Hospitalet (5-2 agg): Atlético book date with Real Madrid in Copa del Rey

An unremarkable performance by Atlético Madrid resulted in a 2-2 draw with L’Hospitalet – whose midfielder Rubén Alcaraz hit a 30-yard equaliser close to full time – and a 5-2 win on aggregate to set up a meeting with Real Madrid in the round of 16. With Diego Simeone resting several players, More...

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Raul Baena Rayo Vallecano Baena: We want to end the year with a win against Espanyol

Rayo Vallecano’s Raúl Baena is keen to end 2014 on a positive note and hopes that his side..

Marcelino: Deportivo always creates danger, we’ll have to be smart

Marcelino García Toral, Villarreal Villarreal manager Marcelino García Toral has talked about the difficulty of Sunday’s match against Deportivo, but hopes that his team can continue on the good path and end the year with a...

Enrique: We’re used to facing defensive teams and we have solutions for that

Luis Enrique, Barcelona. Speaking in anticipation of Barcelona’s welcome of Córdoba tomorrow, manager Luis Enrique has insisted that his team are ‘used to the scenario’ of playing against teams who come to defend, and that...

Photo courtesy of AS Carles Puyol collects Career Award

Former Barcelona and Spain captain Carles Puyol has been given the Career Award by Spanish newspaper AS for an..

Vicente Del Bosque awarded the Cándido Innkeeper of Human Values award 2014

Del Bosque Spain national team manager Vicente Del Bosque has been awarded this year’s Cándido Innkeeper of Human Values award by the Fundacion Candido. The veteran coach received the accolade from Agriculture Councillor Silvia Clemente,...

UEFA announces new Nations League plan

UEFA Nations League UEFA have announced the first Nations League will take place between September and November in 2018, amidst plans to shake up international football in Europe with a more positive competitive format. European...

Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City Pellegrini: Last year we struggled and I hope we have better luck this year

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping for better luck when his team face Barcelona in the last..

Domínguez: Sevilla are a very tough and aggressive opponent

Alvaro Dominguez, Gladbach. After drawing Spanish competition in the Europa League’s Round of 32, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Álvaro Domínguez has described facing Sevilla as a “tough” and “aggressive” proposition. The Madrid-born defender joined the German club...

Begiristáin: Barça and Man City are two great teams with incredible players and anything can happen

Bergiristain, Manchester City Former Barcelona and current Manchester City sporting director, Txiki Begiristáin jokingly stated that they weren’t coming to Nyon to watch next year’s draw, as they continually get the same teams every year and...

Jesus Gamez, Atletico Madrid. Gámez: I’m at a great team and I just hope I’ve made the most of my chances

Speaking after his team’s shock 2-2 draw with L’Hospitalet in their Copa del Rey second leg last night,..

Fernandez: We were worthy competitors

Víctor Fernández, Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo La Coruna manager Victor Fernandez feels that his side were a worthy competitor despite losing 4-1 in their Copa del Rey match to Malaga and were thus eliminated from the competition. In his post-match...

Gracia: I enjoy when players like Roque have nights like tonight

Javi Gracia, Málaga CF Malaga manager Javi Gracia was pleased with his side’s 4-1 Copa del Rey win over Deportivo La Coruna on Thursday evening to send them into the next round, while also discussing the...

Enzo Roco, Elche. Exploring the roots of struggling Elche’s defensive woes

With Elche now sitting rock bottom of La Liga following successive defeats at the hands of Atlético Madrid..

Villarreal’s impressive form of late shows they’re La Liga’s most vibrant team

Villarreal v Real Sociedad. You’ll be hard pressed to find an avid follower of Spanish football who doesn’t admire Villarreal. With an attitude that’s as bright as their all-yellow kit, whenever they play you are guaranteed...

AFE reveal alarming rise in debts owed to players by La Liga clubs

AFE Logo The Spanish Footballer’s Association (AFE) has announced that for December 2014, there has been a stark rise in complaints from players regarding unpaid wages, compared to 2013 and 2014 in the Primera...

Diego López: The situation at Real Madrid wasn’t easy to deal with

Diego Lopez AC Milan Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego López has recently admitted that the signing of Keylor Navas..

David Silva: For me, Lionel Messi is the best player of all-time

David Silva and Lionel Messi. In an interview with Manchester City’s official website, David Silva has picked his all-time ‘World..

Morata: I’ve taken a step forward

Alvaro Morata, Juventus Juventus striker Álvaro Morata recently stated that he’s pleased with how things are going for..

Former Zaragoza man Ander Herrera denies any involvement in alleged match-fixing

Ander Herrera, MUFC. After being named among the list of accused participants in regards to match-fixing in Spain..

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