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Celta Vigo 1-1 Deportivo: Seedorf’s men score late to deny rivals victory

Lucas Pérez hit a stoppage-time equaliser to earn Deportivo a respectable point away to Celta Vigo in the Galician derby, and dent their opponent’s aspirations of a top-half La Liga finish. Striker Maxi Gómez – who featured without injured strike partner Iago Aspas – nudged the home team in front early on, but he and his side were unable to build on the advantage before their local neighbours pounced with three minutes remaining. Deportivo arrived at Balaídos knowing that only pride was at stake after their confirmed demotion to the…

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Valencia 1-2 Getafe: Brilliant Rémy propels Bordalás’ men to surprise win

Valencia missed the opportunity to put pressure on third-placed Real Madrid after two incisive strikes from Loïc Rémy helped Getafe claim an impressive victory at the Estadio Mestalla. Rodrigo Moreno responded to give the home team a boost, but it proved to be only a consolation in a game which was soured by Dani Parejo’s late red card for a rash challenge on Jorge Molina, in which the captain spitefully elbowed the Getafe striker. After a bright performance against Barcelona yielded no points, Valencia looked to bounce back by continuing…

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Sevilla 2-2 Villarreal: Montella’s men fight back to claim point in thriller

Steven N’Zonzi’s late strike completed a remarkable comeback draw for Sevilla against Villarreal, after they had initially trailed the visitors by two goals and had Wissam Ben Yedder sent off before a dramatic final 25 minutes at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Daniel Rabaseda and Carlos Bacca put the Yellow Submarine in control either side of Ben Yedder’s dismissal. Nolito then saw his penalty saved by Sergio Asenjo after a handball from Jaume Costa also reduced the opponents to ten men, but later made amends with a calm finish before…

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Roma 3-0 Barcelona: Italian miracle sends Valverde’s men out of Champions League

Kostas Manolas scored a late header to complete a remarkable comeback victory for Roma over Barcelona and send the Italians into their first European Cup semi-final in 34 years. Barcelona, who led 4-1 after the first leg, conceded first when striker Edin Džeko poked home, and went further behind after captain Danielle De Rossi’s converted penalty, before defender Manolas flicked home the decisive goal. The away team, who came into the fixture unbeaten since mid-January, had an early opportunity through Sergi Roberto, but the Spaniard’s shot was straight at goalkeeper…

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Munir suffers blow as FIFA reject Morocco switch

Munir El Haddadi will not feature for Morocco at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, after FIFA denied the Alavés forward’s permission to change his international allegiance from Spain. Born and raised in Spain, the La Liga star requested the move on the grounds that his father was born in the North African country, but the appeal was turned down because of the striker’s previous involvement in a competitive qualifying match for the Iberian nation against Macedonia in 2014. FIFA regulations state that players who have already represented one country…

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Valencia rekindle sparkling form ahead of race for third-place finish

Last week, thousands of people flooded the streets and squares of Valencia in celebration of the annual tradition of Las Fallas; five days of constant cacophonies and marching medieval men and women pulsing through the city. Yet, it wasn’t only the streets that were full of noise. The grand and delicate framework of the Estadio Mestalla shook thrice as Los Che cruised to a 3-1 victory over Alavés to boost realistic hopes of Champions League qualification after a painfully long absence from Europe’s premier competition. Indeed, on the pitch, Las…

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Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid: Hosts pose latest test for dazzling Atleti

Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo is set to face his former club when the Yellow Submarine host Atlético Madrid, and if the visitors’ away credentials are anything to go by, the Spaniard will have to be at his very best. Diego Simeone’s team have twice cruised to five-goal away victories in less than a month, first against Sevilla in mid-February, and most recently in their ruthless Antione Griezmann-inspired display at Lokomotiv Moscow, which saw them advance to the Europa League quarter-finals. Euro-chasing Villarreal As for Villarreal, a 2-0 away win at…

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Three talking points from Sevilla’s famous victory over Manchester United

Sevilla stunned Manchester United to reach their first European Cup quarter-final in 60 years and send their opponents tumbling out of the Champions League, thanks to substitute striker Wissam Ben Yedder’s two second-half goals. The Frenchman – who was kept on the bench for the goalless first leg at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán – scored his first within two minutes after coming onto the field to replace Luis Muriel at Old Trafford. Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku struck late on to give the home side hope, but the Andalusians…

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Eibar 1-2 Real Madrid: Ronaldo double sinks battling mid-table opponents

A late bullet header from Cristiano Ronaldo – his second goal of the game – gave Real Madrid a narrow win over a spirited Eibar in an entertaining contest at the Ipurua. Eibar defender Iván Ramis crashed home a header to cancel out Ronaldo’s opener, but the Portuguese forward struck again to steal the points. After a resounding aggregate victory over Paris St Germain booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals, Los Blancos arrived in the Basque country looking to put the seal on an excellent week. Eibar nearly…

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Villarreal 0-2 Girona: European place edges closer for Machin’s miracle workers

Girona’s ambition of playing European football next season received another major boost after they claimed victory over Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Christian Stuani put the visitors ahead before a late goal from Anthony Lozano added extra assurance to the result, which takes Girona to within a point of their defeated opponents. The Yellow Submarine came into the fixture having scored only three goals in their last four games and were unable to find the net on this occasion despite frequently peppering the Girona goal. Girona grasped the…

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