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Eibar 5-0 Real Betis: Massive win for impressive hosts

Eibar picked up just their third win of the season with a 5-0 hammering of off-form Real Betis at the Ipurua. Their two previous wins had been by a solitary goal over Malaga and Leganes but they had a much more comfortable time of things on Monday night. They opened the scoring after just seven minutes, Takashi Inui’s cross from the right towards Sergi Enrich found its way into the net with the forward claiming the goal but the final touch seemed to come off defender Jordi Amat. Los Armeros continued to…

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La Liga News 

Struggling Eibar entertain surprisers Real Betis

Eibar’s struggles continue with no win in their last nine as they entertain Real Betis who sit comfortably in eighth. Sat two points outside the relegation places, the Gunsmiths face some crucial fixtures after the international break including fellow relegation contenders, Deportivo. Betis’ early form has started to slide with only one point from both games against Getafe and Espanyol. During their early surprise start, wins against Real Madrid, Levante and a 4-4 draw against Real Sociedad saw the Los Verdiblancos climb in to the Europa League places before the…

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La Liga News 

Leganes move for Orellana after La Liga block Eibar move

Leganes will make a January move for Valencia’s Fabian Orellana, according to reports. Diario AS reports the newly promoted La Liga side are ready to make a fresh deal in the upcoming transfer window, picking up on a failed deal over the summer. The proposed deal comes after La Liga blocked a move for the winger to join Eibar as an emergency transfer replacement for injured Fran Rico. Midfielder Rico underwent surgery on the 29th of September to address the “significant chondropathy” on his right knee and is out of action for a…

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La Liga News 

La Liga block Eibar move for Fabian Orellana

La Liga have blocked a possible move for Fabian Orellana to Eibar as an emergency transfer replacement for injured Fran Rico despite the transfer being at an advanced stage. Midfielder Fran Rico underwent surgery on the 29th of September to address the “significant chondropathy” on his right knee and is out of action for a long period of time. However the league deemed that the injury does not meet the criteria of a serious long term injury meaning that the Basques can’t move for out of favour Valencia wideman Orellana until…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Basque Derby action at the Anoeta

Real Sociedad and Eibar will face off in one of six Basque derbies this season (also involving Athletic Bilbao and Alaves) at the Anoeta on Sunday evening. La Real come into this game on the back of a resounding 3-0 victory over FK Vardar Skopje in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday evening. Goals from Juanmi, Alberto de la Bella and Jon Bautista kept Sociedad in second place in the group needing just one more point from their last two games to qualify. Their last league outing however wasn’t quite…

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La Liga News 

Eibar donate training kit to Syrian Refugees

Basque outfit Eibar have donated last season’s training kits to Syrian refugees in Greece through refugee aid charities. This is the third year running that the club has donated old and surplus training kits to a charity, with refugee charities of course this year’s choice. Local group Koloreak Haizean who are the Gipuzkoan social intervention association help the SD Eibar Foundation contribute to sport programmes in education in Athens and Skaramagas in Greece. This initiative will form part of the #RefugeesWelcome campaign around the world. Koloreak Haizean also works alongside…

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La Liga News 

Gonzalo Escalante picks up sprained ankle in Levante draw

Combative Eibar midfielder Gonzalo Escalante sprained his left ankle in his side’s 2-2 draw with Levante on Sunday afternoon. The extent of the injury regarding how long he will be out remains to be seen from tests but he will definitely miss next weekend’s Basque derby in the trip to the Anoeta to face Real Sociedad. Another player who will miss the match in San Sebastian is Dani Garcia who picked up his fifth booking of the season against Levante meaning he will serve a one game suspension. The game…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Eibar 2-2 Levante: Points shared in pulsating draw

Eibar came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Levante in an enthralling match at a rain-swept Ipurua. The hosts, who had only scored three goals in their previous nine matches in the league, started well but were unable to find a way through a strong Levante defence. Then on 35 minutes the visitors took the lead against the run of play. Jose Morales timed his run perfectly to beat the offside trap before firing the ball past Marko Dmitrovic. Just two minutes later and the visitors doubled their…

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La Copa Match Centre 

Ponferradina stun Villarreal with Atletico and Athletic held – Copa del Rey Round Up

Ponferradina provided the shock of the round so far by beating Villarreal 1-0 at El Toralin in their first leg. The Segunda B side scored the only goal of the game after 37 minutes through a fantastic free kick by Sergio Cidoncha as he bent the ball into the top corner from 30 yards. The visitors had a lot of the ball and went close on a couple of occasions, mainly through Denis Cheryshev, but were unable to find a way into the net. Third tier Formentera held La Liga…

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La Copa Match Centre 

Copa del Rey Preview – Wednesday

Three more of La Liga’s European representatives get their campaigns underway at Segunda B side’s as the Round of 32 continues. Atletico Madrid have arguably the hardest third tier side to face as they take on Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Elche were demoted from La Liga at the end of the 2014/15 season due to financial irregularities, despite finishing 13th. This of course has affected the club and at the end of last season (2016/17) the club were relegated. They currently sit fourth in the Segunda B…

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