LaLiga News 

Marc Navarro in emotional farewell to Espanyol following Watford move

Following his move to Premier League side Watford. defender Marc Navarro assured “he will always take Espanyol in his heart” in an emotional message he uploaded to his social networks. The 22-year-old full-back, who can also play centre-back, has signed a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee with the Hornets. One of their own Having started at Barcelona before joining Espanyoul aged 16, he made his debut in January 2017  scoring for Espanyol in a 3-1 win over Granada. GRACIAS RCDE💙 pic.twitter.com/IBJdYsQyAY — Marc Navarro (@MarcNavarro7) June 16, 2018 “After 6…

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Valencia agree personal terms with Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro

Valencia have agreed personal terms with Kevin Gameiro and only need to negotiate a transfer fee to make the move happen. According to the Spanish newspaper AS, the Atletico Madrid striker is willing to take a €2 million wage cut to join Los Che. Reports suggest the Frenchman has agreed a deal which will keep him at the Mestalla Stadium until 2021. The time has come Gameiro scored 11 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions last season despite only 11 LaLiga starts. The former PSG man has scored 27 times…

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Espanyol vs Eibar: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

With Eibar and Espanyol’s European hopes dying as quickly as they had begun, Tuesday’s dead rubber clash provides chance for both to experiment. Quique Sanchez Flores has watched his Espanyol deteriorate from being on the brink of the Europa League places to ten points separating them from relegation. Despite elimination from LaLiga being highly unlikely, the Catalan club need to turn their fortunes around and without a win in their last four and no goals either, Flores’ position could be up for question. WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2018 / KICK-OFF AT 18:30…

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Atletico Madrid join list of clubs in race to sign Bruno Fernandes

Atletico Madrid are looking to swoop midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon according the Portuguese sports press. They join the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Juventus who are all looking to activate the player’s 100 million euros release clause. In what has been his debut season at Sporting Lisbon, he has become a key player for coach Jorge Jesus and his good performances have not gone unnoticed. The 23-year-old has made 41 first team appearances so far and featured in both Europa League quarter-final legs against  Los Colchoneros. Atleti head…

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Quique Sanchez Flores unsure on where his Espanyol future lies

Espanyol host Eibar in a dead rubber tie on Wednesday and in his pre-match press conference,  coach Quique Sanchez Flores looks back on what has been a troublesome season for him. The Spaniard failed to improve on his eighth place finish last campaign and with his current side sitting 16th ten points clear of safety, it has been a season to forget for the Espanyol faithful. Despite the slump, there was a stage mid-season where the Parakeets looked in contention for a Europa League spot until two wins in their…

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Asier Garitano will not stop until Leganes are mathematically safe

In the lead up to Leganes match against Villarreal on Tuesday, head coach Asier Garitano has called upon his team not to relax until permanence is all-but guaranteed. Garitano watched his side overcome Celta Vigo at the weekend as they moved 13 points above the relegation places to all-but confirm their La Liga status for next term. Despite the gap, Garitano has challenged his players to keep on working and believes nothing is set until it is physically impossible. TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018 / KICK-OFF AT 18:30 UK / ESTADIO DE…

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Calleja on Leganes and Europe: “The team that does not lower its arms will take qualification”

Villarreal host Leganes on Tuesday and coach Javi Calleja admits they are “forced to win their home games,” if they want to be in Europe next season. The Yellow Submarine secured a valuable point in the six pointer with Sevilla last weekend, but Calleja will have his concerns after his side let a two-goal lead slip in the final 10 minutes of the game. TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018 / KICK-OFF AT 18:30 UK / ESTADIO DE LA CERAMICA Whilst the result saw them drop two points, they stay ahead of…

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Las Palmas coach Paco Jemez following Levante defeat: “My players will continue to fight”

Following their 2-1 defeat to 17th place Levante on Saturday, Las Palmas head coach Paco Jemez recognised the result’s importance but dismissed claims his team are already relegated. Jemez’s side failed to profit from the late dismissals of Coke and Ruben Rochina as Levante struck in stoppage time to all but confirm LaLiga safety. Ten points now separate Las Palmas from survival and with seven games remaining, while Levante lie eight points clear of 18th place Deportivo. Despite the loss, Jemez was quick to defend his team’s chances of survival…

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Valencia 1-0 Espanyol: Rodrigo’s opener fires hosts above Real Madrid into third place

Valencia overtake rivals Real Madrid in third place as Rodrigo’s seventh minute opener provides the finishing touch in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Espanyol. Visiting coach Quique Sanchez Flores will be left angered as he saw Gerard Moreno strike wrongly ruled offside. Although Valencia’s victory puts them one point above Madrid in third place with 65 points and seven games remaining, they have also closed the gap to three points on second place Atletico Madrid. Los Blancos left with it all to do Real’s impending 1-1 draw in the Madrid derby to…

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Levante 2-1 Las Palmas: Two off for home side but they secure three points

Las Palmas failed to profit from the late dismissals of Coke and Ruben Rochina as Levante struck in stoppage time to all but confirm LaLiga safety. For Las Palmas, ten points now separate them from survival with seven games remaining, while Levante lie eight points clear of 18th place Deportivo. LaLiga football on the horizon Coke had put the home side ahead just after the half-hour mark when he was there to finish a rebound following Jose Luis Morales’ cross. Although Las Palmas’ David Garcia levelled the scoreline five minutes…

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