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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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Who were the Hits & Flops of Round 24 in La Liga?

Taking a look at the Hits & Flops of Round 24 in La Liga, which highlights the performance of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who helped Real Madrid to a 5-3 win over Real Betis. HITS: Marco Asensio & Lucas Vazquez Forget Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema – it seems Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has himself to new heroes in the shape of Spanish youngsters Asensio and Vazquez. Whilst Ronaldo and Benzema were both on the score-sheet, it was Asensio who also grabbed the headlines with an…

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Eibar 0-2 Barcelona: 31-games unbeaten for Barca

Barcelona maintained their impressive league run, making it 31 games unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Eibar. Ernesto Valverde’s side have dipped in form of late, allowing their closest rivals Atletico Madrid to gain some ground on them at the top of the La Liga table. And, you wouldn’t be wrong if you predicted heading into Saturday’s game with impressing Eibar that they would be made to work for three points. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side sit 7th in the standings and have been inspired by the signing of Fabian Orellana…

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Eibar vs Barcelona: Basque surprise package prepare to host league leaders

Eibar will look to continue their unbelievable run of form when they take to the pitch at the Ipurua on Saturday afternoon but it will be an extremely tough game with league leaders Barcelona providing the opposition. The Basque side have lost just once in twelve, 2-1 to Atletico Madrid, following last week’s late winner at Leganes which saw them remain in seventh. As for Barca, they remain unbeaten after 23 league games but have drawn their last two in the league, 0-0 with Getafe and 1-1 at Espanyol. The…

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Leganes 0-1 Eibar: Ramis’ 94th minute winner enough in close game

Ivan Ramis scored in the 94th minute to seal all three points for Eibar, beating Leganes 1-0 on Saturday. Not the result everyone expected, or was it – as Eibar secured an impressive three points against in-form Leganes. It has been a month to remember for Asier Garitano’s side, having beaten Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, before eventually being knocked out by Sevilla in the semi-final last week. The expecting Estadio Butarque was in good voice for Saturday evening’s game, but it was silenced in the final seconds…

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Leganes vs Eibar: La Liga surprise packages clash in Madrid

Two of the surprise sides in La Liga this season, Leganes and Eibar, meet at the Butarque on Saturday evening. Leganes currently sit in 12th place but are just four points off Sevilla in sixth whereas Eibar are just one point behind Los Nervionenses in seventh. Both sides of course set out this season with the aim of staying in Spain’s top flight but now, Europe is a serious possibility. Leganes have conceded just 21 goals in 21 games, the same as Madrid neighbours Real and Getafe, with only first…

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Montella apologises to fans after Eibar thumping

Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella has apologised to the club’s fans after his side lost 5-1 to Eibar on Saturday. Eibar needed less than a minute to open the scoring. Kike ran onto Anaitz Arbilla’s clearance and continued into the box on the left hand side before unleashing a rocket of a shot which flew past Sergio Rico into the net via the underside of the bar. Los Armeros then doubled their lead with yet another fantastic goal, this time through Fabian Orellana. Takashi Inui dribbled into the box before flicking…

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Eibar 5-1 Sevilla: Hosts destroy Montella’s visitors

Eibar climbed to seventh place in La Liga, just one point behind Sevilla, after hammering their Andalucian visitors 5-1 at the Ipurua in the early kick off on Saturday. The hosts needed less than a minute to open the scoring. Kike ran onto Anaitz Arbilla’s clearance and continued into the box on the left hand side before unleashing a rocket of a shot which flew past Sergio Rico into the net via the underside of the bar. Los Armeros then doubled their lead with yet another fantastic goal, this time…

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Eibar agree late loan for Bordeaux’s Jovanovic

Eibar have completed a January move for Serbian Under 20 international Vukasin Jovanovic. Jovanovic, the 21 year old joining from Ligue 1 side Girondins de Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season with the option to extend the loan into the 18/19 season and also the possibility of purchase. Jovanovic has played 16 times for Bordeaux this season having joined originally on loan and then on a permanent deal from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg after beginning his career with Red Star Belgrade in home country Serbia. The…

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La Liga January Transfer Window Round Up

With the January transfer window coming to a close on Wednesday with some fantastic signings for some of the 20 La Liga clubs with many players departing as well. I take a closer look at what has happened in the past month. The biggest deal of the window was of course Philippe Coutinho’s long awaited move from Liverpool to Barcelona with the Brazilian joining for 120 million euros. Coutinho was one of two players to sign on at the Camp Nou with defender Yerry Mina joining from Palmeiras for 11.8…

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