Gareth Bale La Liga Match Centre 

Villarreal 2 – 2 Real Madrid: Nerves for Los Blancos as the Champions League final looms

In the final La Liga weekend, Real Madrid let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 at Villarreal to add extra anticipation to next Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool. Gareth Bale started the match and Cristiano Ronaldo was back after his ankle injury saw him forced off at halftime of the El Clasico match on May 6. Both players scored in the first half and it looked like Real Madrid was going to end the season on a high. Bale’s goal came in the 11th minute, with five defenders around him he still somehow…

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Valencia 2 - 1 Deportivo La Liga Match Centre 

Valencia 2 – 1 Deportivo: A celebratory atmosphere in the Estadio de Mestalla

Valencia fans were less concerned about the 2-1 win over Deportivo on Sunday and focused more on celebrating the fact that they will be playing Champions League football next season. Clarence Seedorf’s Deportivo side showed a bit of promise with some good chances and a bit of fight against Valencia that bodes well for them, considering their recent descent into Segunda Division. The first goal came in the 28th minute, courtesy of a strike from former West Ham man Simone Zaza. A crossed ball rebounded off the defense and Zaza swept it in nicely with…

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Andres Iniesta La Liga Match Centre 

Barcelona 1 – 0 Real Sociedad: Andres Iniesta relinquishes the armband for the last time

It was the end of an era at Camp Nou on Sunday night, as Andres Iniesta relinquished the captain’s armband to Lionel Messi for the last time. The 1-0 win over Real Sociedad was more of an afterthought, as the main focus of the night was firmly fixed on Iniesta and the legacy he leaves behind as he departs the Blaugrana side. Considering there wasn’t much to play for, the match was relatively close with opportunities at both ends. The first real chance came in the seventh minute from Januzaj, but Ter Stegen’s hand…

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Antoine Griezmann Gossip La Liga 

The continued saga over the fate of Antoine Griezmann

Reports continue to swirl over the future of Antoine Griezmann and his possible move to Barcelona. Reminiscent of last year’s consistent speculation over the fate of Philippe Coutinho, it seems that the Frenchman will soon be confirming his move to the Blaugrana. According to AS, Barcelona will make an announcement about the Atletico Madrid striker within the next two weeks. In recent days, FC Barcelona has increasingly tried to stay mum on the issue. This comes after they apparently angered Los Colchoneros with their continued pursuit of the Frenchman. Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel…

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Diego Simeone La Liga News 

Diego Simeone offered to double his pay by moving to PSG

According to Diego Simeone’s girlfriend Carla Pereyra, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain offered to double his wages to entice him to come to France. However, the Argentinian manager is fond of Spain and would prefer to remain coaching in La Liga. Speaking with Informalia, Pereyra said, “Diego has received very big offers. “Paris Saint Germain wanted to pay him double what he is on at Atletico, but we want to live here. I like Spain and so does Diego.” The French team has since appointed former Borussia Dortmund chief Thomas Tuchel as…

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Las Palmas - Real Sociedad La Liga Match Centre 

Las Palmas 0-1 Real Sociedad: Relegation closing in on La Union Deportiva

Visitors Real Sociedad won 1-0 against relegation contenders Las Palmas who continues to search for their first win since early February. The only goal of the match came in the 21st minute, courtesy of a great assist from the centre of the pitch by Asier Ilarremendi. The ball fell to Mikel Oyarzabal who controlled well with his head to place the ball in the centre of the box and get on the end of it with a left-footed strike that went through Chichizola’s legs. After last week’s 5-0 thumping of Girona, this Saturday’s performance…

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Juanfran Moreno Deportivo La Liga News 

Juanfran Moreno after Malaga win: Deportivo is still “against the ropes”

Deportivo’s five-goal thriller against Malaga on the weekend may have allowed the Galician side to leapfrog Las Palmas in the table, but they are still more than 8 points from safety. Juanfran Moreno confirmed that relegation candidates Deportivo feel, “against the ropes.” Especially, due to 17th place Levante’s recent upturn in form. The Frogs are unbeaten in their last five consecutive games. Out of the seven La Liga games remaining, the Blues and Whites need three victories more than Levante if they are to have any hope of staying in…

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Lionel Messi Blog Global La Liga 

Lionel Messi could win a record fifth golden boot

After Saturday’s win over Leganes, Lionel Messi has drawn level with Liverpool’s Mo Salah in the Golden Boot rankings with 29 goals apiece. If the Argentine continues in his current form, he will soon be adding a record fifth golden boot to his trophy collection. Messi now has the incredible total of 40 hat-tricks in all competitions. All these hat-tricks significantly help to boost another one of his statistics, an unbelievable rate of 0.86 goals per game. Meanwhile, the bargain of the summer transfer window – Mo Salah – continues to make headlines. The surprise of…

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Barcelona Messi Blog La Liga 

When will Barcelona win La Liga?

Barcelona is currently 11 points ahead of nearest rivals Atlético Madrid in the La Liga standings. With seven games to go, it is all but inevitable that the Blaugrana will be lifting the trophy. But, when will they officially be crowned the La Liga champions? Their next La Liga fixtures see them facing Valencia, Celta Vigo, and then Deportivo. However, most fans have a wistful gaze fixed on the upcoming El Clásico on May 6th. Could Barça really lift the trophy after a victory over their biggest rivals? It’s possible. Mathematically, considering there are only…

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Vincenzo Montella Global News 

Vincenzo Montella still believes Sevilla can progress to the semi-finals

Despite losing 2-1 at home last week to Bayern Munich in the first-leg of their Champions League tie, Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella still believes his club can progress to the semi-finals. Speaking after the defeat on Tuesday, Montella said, “We will play with the same pride or even more. “The impossible things might become possible if you believe, and I still believe. “Surely, our percentage of options is low but we will play it.” There were certainly positives to be taken from the first leg game. Sevilla looked the brighter side…

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