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Who were the Hits & Flops from La Liga’s Round 23

We look at the Hits & Flops in La Liga’s Round 23, featuring a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo and a dismal start to his Deportivo stint for Clarence Seedorf. HIT: Cristiano Ronaldo It has not been the most consistent season for Ronaldo or Real Madrid, but they bounced back with a 5-2 hammering of Real Sociedad on Saturday which included a hat-trick from the reigning Ballon d’Or holder. The result, which didn’t see them move above Valencia into third, has given many Los Blancos fans hope as they approach Wednesday…

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Barcelona 0-0 Getafe: Home side approach rare midweek break with draw

Barcelona laboured through a 0-0 with Getafe on Sunday afternoon to approach a rare midweek break, sitting pretty at the top of La Liga. Ernesto Valverde’s side failed to score for the first time at home this season with the result, having been largely frustrated by Jose Bordalas’ impressive visitors. Whilst Valverde’s side remain unbeaten in the league, they did allow Atletico Madrid in second place, to gain ground in the title race, cutting the gap down to seven points. Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi both saw long range efforts…

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Getafe 0-0 Leganes: Late Remy debut not enough for hosts

Loic Remy’s late arrival at Getafe was not able to help the Madrid based side beat Leganes. Both Getafe and Leganes have had relatively good seasons so far with the former producing some good results and sitting in 11th place; whilst the visitors are still in the Copa del Rey, holding Sevilla in their semi-final first leg. This fixture was always going to be a tight affair, although with the visitors cup exploits – the favourites were deemed as favourites. Chances were few and far between however, with the likes…

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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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Wakaso set to switch Alaves with Getafe

Getafe are set to complete a deal for Alaves midfielder Wakaso, according to reports in Spanish press. The 27-year-old has featured 12 times for Alaves this season and has largely impressed, producing a combative performance against Barcelona in the narrow 2-1 defeat last weekend. Having joined the Basque club last summer, it now seems that his stint at the Mendizorrrotza is over after COPE journalist Gemma Santos claimed a deal was expected to be completed later on Wednesday. Madrid based club Getafe are in good form this season and want…

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Levante attempt Italian striker deal after failing to sign Loic Remy

Levante have made an initial offer for Hellas Verona striker Giampaolo Pazzini, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Valencian based side have been keen to improve their attacking options and have moved to sign the Italian striker on a six month loan deal after failing to lure Loic Remy to the club. Officials from the Valencian club made an offer to Las Palmas last weekend for Remy after he was deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Paco Jemez, skipping training after the winter break. However, they saw their advances rejected and…

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Getafe complete Loic Remy deal

Getafe have completed the loan signing of Loic Remy from Las Palmas, the club have confirmed. Fellow La Liga side Levante saw an offer rejected with the Gran Canarian outfit saying they will not sell the Frenchman to a relegation rival last week, but Getafe were not put off by that notion, sealing a six month loan deal. Former Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez, who recently returned to the club he coached in 2010, told a press conference following his instalment as boss – that he would be asking the board to find a…

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Sevilla 1-1 Getafe: Late drama as visitors scrape a point

Getafe left it late to earn a point with Sevilla, sending the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan into turmoil after a moment of drama. Vincenzo Montella’s side have been slightly improving and they had thought all three points were sealed after Luis Muriel’s opener on Sunday afternoon but a moment of drama halted celebrations. Through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a win over Atletico Madrid, Montella’s side have seen their fortunes change and it was Muriel who sent the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan into raptures on the 73rd…

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Getafe submit Loic Remy loan offer

Getafe have made a loan bid for Las Palmas forward Loic Remy, according to various reports. Levante saw an offer rejected with the Gran Canarian outfit saying they will not sell the Frenchman to a relegation rival last week, but Getafe have not been put off by that notion, submitting a six month loan deal. Former Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez, who recently returned to the club he coached in 2010, told a press conference following his instalment as boss two weeks ago – that he would be asking the board to…

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Former Arsenal midfielder to join Getafe

Mathieu Flamini is set to join Getafe on a free transfer, according to various reports in the Spanish press. The French midfielder is a free agent after ending his time with Premier League side Crystal Palace last summer and is yet to find a new club since leaving Selhurst Park. Flamini, 33, has been in discussions to move to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez over the weekend after a successful training period and a deal is now said to be done with the former Arsenal man set to sign an 18-month…

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