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Malaga 1-2 Valencia: Marcelino masterclass helps Valencia to comeback win

Valencia came back from a goal down to win late in a tricky tie against bottom side Malaga on Saturday night. The hosts bagged the go-ahead goal in the first half, but a tactical switch from Marcelino and a red card for Ignasi Miquel meant Los Che left Andalusia with all three points. Backed by the home crowd, Jose Gonzalez’s team started strongest with debutant Maxime Lestienne making his debut on the right-hand side, providing some of the pace which has been lacking for much of the season so far….

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Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos suffers knee injury

Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos is facing a race against time to be play against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League, reports Marca. The German midfielder injured his left knee ligament during the 3-1 victory in the first match at the Parc des Princes stadium on Wednesday. He was among the stand-out players, controlling the tempo in the middle of the park, as Los Blancos came back from a goal down. Concern for Kroos and Real Madrid Kroos is expected to miss this weekend’s fixture against Real…

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Spanish FA call for elections

The Spanish Football Federation have called for elections to be made on April 9 in an official statement. In a statement published on Friday by the RFEF, it read that elections would take place in two months time to replace Miguel Angel Villar, who went to prison earlier this year. 67-year-old Villar has been the head of Spain’s soccer federation since 1988, playing a part in the national team’s victories in the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. Villar is accused of charges related to improper…

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Javier Tebas wants justice in Zaragoza match-fixing case

La Liga president Javier Tebas has demanded justice and the truth as the match-fixing case involving Real Zaragoza and Levante enters the courts once more. It has been one of Spanish football’s longest running scandals, but it is coming to end as prosecutors have reopened an investigation into Levante’s match with Real Zaragoza in 2011. The game saw Zaragoza remain in La Liga with a 2-1 win at the Ciutat de Valencia, with Levante already safe, but it is alleged that a number of players had a big hand in…

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Espanyol helpless in keeping Aaron Martin at the club

Espanyol have seemingly given up trying to keep hold of young defender Aaron Martin, after plenty of interest from a number of European clubs. Manchester United, Napoli and Manchester City have all been labelled with interest in the young Spaniard, who has featured for Quique Sanchez Flores’ side on 22 occasions in the league this term. Diario Sport reported earlier this month that Los Periquitos rejected a number of bids in January, with a firm offer coming from Red Bull Leipzig, whilst Man City were close in signing the youngster….

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Ruben Castro could be heading back to China

Real Betis striker Ruben Castro could be heading back to China this month, according to a report in ABC de Sevilla. The 36-year-old enjoyed a four month spell with Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng after leaving Betis last summer, but later returned to Spain in the January transfer window, making his return to the Betis first team. Castro, who is a fan favourite at the Benito Villamarin, has started just one game since returning to the club, making three more appearances from the bench, scoring once from the penalty spot. His return…

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RFEF investigate Pique for Espanyol celebration

The Spanish FA (RFEF) have opened an investigation into Gerard Pique’s celebration for Barcelona against Espanyol earlier this month. After controversially saying that Espanyol are not from Cornella, it was fitting that Pique would be the man to pop up with a late equaliser against Barcelona’s Catalan rivals two weeks ago. His header leveled the score after Gerard Moreno’s opener, and he celebrated wildly indicating to the home fans at the RCDE Stadium to be quiet after a barrage of abuse throughout the game. Espanyol fans have spent many of the…

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