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Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Espanyol: Lucas Perez left ruing missed opportunity for first goal under Seedorf

Clarence Seedorf’s Deportivo La Coruna were left with their heads in their hands as they wasted chance after chance to see off an uninspiring Espanyol team. Espanyol have won just one away game all season and looked unlikely to add to that at La Riazor, with Leo Baptistao having his side’s best chance but firing wide in the first half. Seedorf’s men did manage to avoid defeat for the first time since his appointment, but are still yet to put the ball in the back of the net under his…

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Celta Vigo vs Eibar: Los Celestes welcome Los Armeros to Balaidos

Celta Vigo will host Eibar at the Balaidos in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off of Jornada 25 in La Liga. The hosts start the weekend in 11th place in La Liga but would climb all the way to seventh with a win, replacing Eibar in the process. Last weekend saw defeats for both sides with Eibar going down 2-0 to league leaders Barcelona while Celta suffered a heavy defeat in Madrid, 3-0 at the hands of Getafe. The meeting between the two sides earlier this season saw Celta crush the Basques…

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Real Madrid vs Alaves: Zidane looks for fifth successive win to close gap on rivals Atletico

Having taken maximum points from their game in hand against Leganes on Wednesday, Real Madrid now cast their plans onto Saturday’s clash against Alaves as they look to close the seven point gap on second place rivals Atletico Madrid. While Los Blancos have to rely on Diego Simone’s side to slip up, they can take great confidence from their recent form. They head into Saturday’s clash off the back of four successive wins and with the opportunity of making it five, Zidane is expected to field a full strength side….

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Barcelona vs Girona: A Historic Catalan Derby

Now that Barcelona has returned from a tiring trip to Stamford Bridge mid-week for their Champions League draw against Chelsea, they face another difficult fixture tomorrow. Local Catalan rivals Girona travel to the capital to take on the La Liga leaders. The Whites and Reds have been the surprise package this season, and are currently sitting in 8th place in the table. Barcelona is the only one of the traditional top three La Liga clubs to have beaten Girona this season. Girona lost to Barcelona 0-3 at the Montilivi back in…

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Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol: Seedorf hopes for Muntari inspiration in search for first win

Deportivo La Coruna boss Clarence Seedorf is in search of his first win as the Galician side host Quique Sanchez Flores’ side on Friday evening at the Riazor. Nine games without a win and two under the guidance of the Dutch coach – has seen Depor struggling to keep pace with the relegation pack, sitting three points off safety. Performances have been better under the former AC Milan midfielder, having lost narrowly by one goal to Real Betis and Alaves in their last two games. Flores’ side have won just…

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Leganes vs Las Palmas: Legionaries hoping to end four-game losing streak against relegation battlers

Leganes will look to end a run of four straight defeats in all competitions when they host Las Palmas who could move out of the relegation zone with a win. A Copa del Rey loss for the Legionaries began a streak that has seen them drop to 13th and will be mindful to not get into a battle for the bottom three, in particular if they make it five in a row. Yet, their opponents are also coming off the back of a defeats, after going down to Sevilla last…

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Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Clash of Round 25 takes shape after solid European performances

Following on from both sides competing in European competition during the week, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid meet at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Sunday evening with both teams in terrific form. Sevilla go in to the clash after a strong performance in the Champions League First Knockout Round against Manchester United. Vincenzo Montella’s side hit 25 shots towards goal on Wednesday night and if it wasn’t for an inspired performance by former Atleti goalkeeper David De Gea, the Sevillistas could have had the upper hand going in to the…

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Two in, two out for La Liga sides – Europa League Round Up

Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will fly the flag for Spain in the Europa League last 16 after progressing from their last 32 ties on Thursday evening but Villarreal and Real Sociedad crashed out, here’s the best of the action. We start with Real Sociedad who travelled to Austria to face Salzburg with the tie finely poised at 2-2. La Real started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside ten minutes but the unmarked Mikel Oyarzabal somehow contrived to head off the crossbar from just ten…

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