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La Liga 1|2|3 Round Up: Huesca defeat Lugo to move top

Huesca defeated third placed Lugo to move top of La Liga 1|2|3 on their own with goals from Gonzalo Melero, David Ferreiro and Alex Gallar securing a 3-0 win. This game was the game of the weekend on paper as the top two, before the matchday began, went head to head but in reality it was a comfortable afternoon for the league leaders. A clash of heads in the box saw the referee award a somewhat debatable penalty to the hosts with Melero finding the bottom corner with ease to put…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Las Palmas 2-2 Espanyol: Dramatic end in Gran Canaria sees a share of the spoils

Las Palmas and Espanyol played out an enthralling 2-2 draw as the hosts came from two goals down to salvage a point. Las Palmas fell to the bottom of the table after last week’s defeat at Alaves but saw this game as a chance to get three points against an up and down Espanyol team. They fell behind however when Leo Baptistao rolled the ball across goal for Gerard Moreno to slot home. Moreno grabbed his second four minutes from the interval with a tap in from even closer range…

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La Liga News Spain 

Barcelona Femenino donate sports equipment to local charity

Barcelona’s women’s team, FC Barcelona Femenino. have donated some sports equipment used by the team in the first half of the season to local charity IBN Battuta. Working alongside the FC Barcelona Foundation, the team donated gloves, boots and posters to the non profit charity which aims to welcome young immigrants who arrived in Spain without their families. The youngsters were welcomed to the Catalan giant’s sport city training ground and were immediately in awe as they realised that this was the place where Lionel Messi and his teammates, as…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Resurgent Eibar take on Los Che at the Ipurua

Eibar will be aiming to make it five games unbeaten in La Liga when they welcome high flying Valencia to Gipuzkoa on Saturday evening. Los Armeros haven’t lost a game in the league since a 3-1 defeat at Basque rivals Real Sociedad on the fifth of November and now find themselves in 13th place, just one point off the top half. It’s been an amazing turnaround for the Basques with 13 points from the last 15 having picked up just five in their opening 11 games. Opponents Valencia have made a…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Getafe and Eibar meet in midtable clash

Eibar travel to Madrid on Saturday lunchtime to take on a Getafe side in a buoyant mood after their 1-0 success over Valencia last week. The hosts climbed up into the top half of La Liga last weekend after that victory against a previously unbeaten Valencia side at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday. Eibar themselves are on a good run having won their last three league games on the bounce against Real Betis, Alaves and Espanyol that have seen them move to within just one point of the top half….

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La Liga Match Centre 

Relegation battle at the Mendizorroza as Alaves take on Las Palmas

Jornada 15 in La Liga kicks off on Friday night in Vitoria as 18th placed Las Palmas travel to face 19th placed Alaves. Both sides picked up crucial wins in their early season fight for survival last weekend to overtake a Malaga side who are now rooted to the bottom of La Liga. Alaves staged a wonderful late fightback at Girona on Monday night as a 20 minute Ibai Gomez hat-trick earned them a 3-2 win to move within one point of Las Palmas who had defeated Real Betis 1-0,…

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Global Match Centre News 

Defeats for Sociedad and Villarreal but Spanish trio progress to last 32 – Europa League Round-Up

La Liga’s three Europa League representatives all made it through to the Last 32 stage on Thursday night despite defeats for Real Sociedad and Villarreal. I take a look back at the three games. Athletic Bilbao headed to Ukraine to take on Zorya Luhansk needing at least a draw to join Swedes Oestersunds in the knockout stages. The Basques started slowly but had the ball in the back of the net midway through the half only for it to be wrongly disallowed for offside. Raul Garcia floated a cross to…

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La Copa News 

Copa Del Rey draw throws up some interesting ties

The Copa del Rey draw was conducted earlier today in the RFEF headquarters in Madrid with Celta Vigo vs Barcelona the standout tie. The two sides met on Saturday in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou and have now been drawn against each other in the last 16 of the cup. Barca defeated Real Murcia with Celta getting past Eibar in the last 32. Real Madrid will face Segunda side Numancia who shocked La Liga Malaga in the previous round winning 3-2 on aggregate. Los Blancos made many…

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La Liga News 

David Junca out for up to two weeks

Eibar have been dealt a minor injury blow as left back David Junca has been ruled out for around two weeks. The defender picked up a slight muscle injury in his femoral biceps, a part of the thigh at the back near to the hamstring, during Sunday night’s clash with Espanyol at the Ipurua. He was replaced after six minutes of the second half, after pulling up with the injury, by Jose Angel, who is expected to take his place for the next two games against Getafe and Valencia. Los Armeros are…

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Las Palmas 1-0 Real Betis: Comfortable win for hosts against dreadful Betis

Las Palmas climbed back above Malaga at the bottom of La Liga after a one goal success against a lifeless Real Betis at the Estadio de Gran Canaria. This one had the potential for lots of goals due to both sides’ terrible defences but in the end it was far from a classic. The home side scored the only goal of the game on 19 minutes when Jonathan Calleri got on the end of Tana’s through ball and although Antonio Adan got a hand on the forward’s shot, the ball…

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