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Deportivo look for first away win in San Mamés in seven years

Deportivo de La Coruña visit the San Mamés stadium in a game where anything other than a win could be the final nail in the coffin for Dépor. Deportivo manager Clarence Seedorf still believes his team can avoid relegation, speaking to Cadena COPE recently, he said “I’m an optimist and a realist at the same time, I don’t have blind faith, but history shows us that comebacks are possible. I see the group has inner strength.” Regarding Saturday’s game (19:45 BST, New San Mamés stadium) Deportivo striker Adrián López has…

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Roberto Jimenez says loan spell at Málaga to end if they are relegated

Málaga goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez has said that if Málaga go down he would not stay with them and instead head back to Espanyol, where he is on loan from. Roberto arrived at Espanyol in June 2016, but was second-choice goalkeeper behind Diego López which is why he opted for a Loan move to Málaga the following season. According to Marca.com, he said “If we don’t meet our objectives, I have to go back to Espanyol. That’s a reality. We have played 31 games and we can’t let our efforts be…

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Celso Borges still believes Deportivo can turn situation around

Deportivo midfielder Celso Borges says that it’s a difficult situation but in no way impossible and that Depor will keep fighting until the end. Borges, during a post-training interview yesterday said that it’s frustrating because the situation is not entirely in their hands “The worst thing about this is that it’s not just up to us, yes, we have to win but then we have to sit and wait what other teams do. It’s difficult to accept things that we have no control over.” “We need to win, our responsibility…

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Raúl Albentosa says he plans to see out his contract at Deportivo whatever the outcome of this season

Deportivo central defender Raúl Albentosa has opened up about a dark spell and how he seems to have recuperated the best version of himself. Albentosa has been one of the most criticised players this season, so much so he has admitted that over the Christmas period last year, he sought professional psychological help to overcome the overwhelming pressure he was feeling. Speaking to Galician newspaper La voz de Galicia, he said “Some players have the capacity to switch off after a game. I can’t, I take it home with me…

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Sporting Club 1-0 Atletico Madrid (Agg 1-2): Los Colchoneros fall to defeat in Lisbon but sneak through

Atletico Madrid sneaked through to the semi finals despite defeat to Sporting Club in an action packed night in the UEFA Europa League. Diego Simeone’s men were awful in a first half dominated by the Portuguese side and were deservedly behind 1-0 at the break thanks to Fredy Montero’s back post header but they held on to make it into the last four. Sporting went close first with Marcos Acuna’s early header evading Jan Oblak’s cross bar before the Slovenian dived full length to his right to keep out a…

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La Liga: Real Sociedad vs Girona – Lineups, Preview and Prediction

Keeping their feet on the ground whilst their heads are in the clouds (or at least hopefully not already on the beach) has been the Girona squad’s biggest challenge since guaranteeing another season of top flight football in La Liga and reaching the all-important 40 points after beating Villarreal. 17:30 BST, Sunday 8th April, Anoeta Stadium Yet while Girona demonstrated their true intent to qualify for European football after securing La Liga survival with a convincing victory over Deportivo La Coruna, the club’s most recent game against Levante was in…

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Larrea hits out at La Liga over presidential elections

Spanish FA presidential candidate Juan Luis Larrea has hit out at La Liga over a delay in the election, after former president Angel Maria Villar was arrested. Spain’s Guardia Civil released a statement confirming the arrest of Villar, Gorka Villar and three other officials last summer – during a raid on the Federation headquarters. Villar was at the time –  the senior vice president of FIFA and UEFA also, leading to further question marks on football’s two biggest governing bodies. Police confirmed that the five men had been arrested on…

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Malaga vs Villarreal: Bottom side eye consolation as relegation looms

Villarreal were 2-0 winners when they last travelled to the Estadio de la Cerámica, with Nicola Sansone scoring both times. The Italian is once again set to play a huge part, alongside Carlos Bacca, who is currently the Valencian outfit’s top scorer with nine goals in the league this season. Malaga are in need of their key men to step up to the plate when they take on Villarreal on Sunday in the La Liga. With just 16 goals to their name all season and 14 points from safety, the Andalusians…

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Sevilla vs Barcelona: Andalusians next to try to end Barca’s unbeaten streak

In the biggest game of the weekend, Sevilla welcome Barcelona to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the late Saturday kick-off. Barcelona are unbeaten in the league in 38 games and will be hoping to continue their impressive debut year under Ernesto Valverde. With eight games left in the campaign, Barcelona are already on course to win the title, but eyes will start to turn to the Catalans becoming the first Spanish team to go an entire season without defeat. Barca star Lionel Messi will be available for the trip despite…

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