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Valverde believes Leganes scoreline was ‘excessive’

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has told reporters that his side’s 3-0 win over Leganes was ‘excessive’ and praised the Madrid based side. With Barca beating Leganes thanks to goals from Luis Suarez (2) and Brazilian Paulinho, Valverde’s side moved clear at the top of the table and ten points ahead of bitter rivals Real Madrid, who sit in third place. Leganes, who have been in good form this season pushed the Catalan side on Saturday afternoon and former Athletic Bilbao boss Valverde has praised them for their efforts. “The result…

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Barcelona set to appeal Pique and Suarez bookings

Barcelona will appeal against the yellow cards given to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez during the 3-0 win over Leganes on Saturday. Pique was carded in the game which means he will now miss Sunday evening’s top of the table clash with Valencia, leaving boss Ernesto Valverde with just Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen and an injured Javier Mascherano as his available centre backs. Suarez, meanwhile, was booked for an incident involving Leganes keeper Ivan Cuellar. “FC Barcelona have decided to appeal against the yellow cards given to Gerard Pique and…

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Leganes 0-3 Barcelona: Luis Suarez comes to life against hosts

Barcelona continue their great streak this season and (at least until the end of the Madrid derby later tonight) are incredibly eleven points ahead of Los Blancos. Luis Suárez scored a double to ease the pressure that has been mounting on him for some lackluster performances this season. Barcelona were without Sergi Roberto, Dembele, Rafinha, Gomes, Vidal, Turan and Mascherano. The Argentinian had picked up a hamstring injury during international dury last Tuesday and will be out for a month. Meanwhile, Leganes were missing Serantes and Omar. Paco Alcácer who…

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Leganes hoping to avoid another Barcelona rampage

Barcelona have only dropped two points this season and have won 10 out of 11 games. They enjoyed the international break on a high after beating Sevilla 2-1 earlier this month. The Catalan club are now sitting pretty at the top of the table four points ahead of Valencia and eight points above Real Madrid. Leganes may have lost their past two games, but have been doing well this season. They will not be a walkover. Leganes are comfortably in ninth place with a respectable tally of 17 points. The club…

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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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Valencia 3-0 Leganes: Los Che ‘Unstoppable!’

Valencia won again as they beat Leganes 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to put pressure on league leaders Barcelona. Marcelino Garcia Toral has worked wonders this season with Valencia and his side recorded their eighth straight victory in La Liga thanks to goals from Dani Parejo, Rodrigo and Santi Mina. Club captain Parejo has been outstanding this season for Marcelinho and it was him whose clever free-kick went under the Leganes wall to put the hosts 1-0 ahead. Leganes had only conceded five goals heading into the fixture but they found…

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Valencia host Leganes in ‘game of the weekend’

Valencia host Leganes on Saturday lunchtime in what is arguably the game of the weekend. Both sides have been in excellent form this season, despite many peoples opinion that both would struggle. Valencia continued to defy the odds and sit second behind league leaders Barcelona; remaining unbeaten in ten league games – a record matched by Barca and Atletico Madrid. Leganes, who have been the complete surprise sit seventh in the standings and lost for the first time in six games last weekend against Sevilla. 12.00 BST, Saturday 4th November,…

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CD Leganes: Incredible rise to becoming Madrid’s third club

Being the third-best team in your city may not sound all that amazing, but when the two above you are 12-time European Cup winners Real Madrid and 2014 La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, it is some feat that CD Leganes are achieving. It is more incredible that just two seasons ago, the Legionaries were in the second division, having never played in the Spanish top flight in their history. With the likes of Rayo Vallecano and Getafe featuring frequently in La Liga, it is not an easy task to be…

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Sevilla 2-1 Leganes: Much needed victory for Andalusian hosts

Sevilla gained a much needed victory over Leganes to secure three points which ends a run of two consecutive defeats. The hosts ended a poor run which has seen them also beat in-form Leganes, who suffered their biggest defeat of the season. The game failed to start as scheduled due to the hot temperatures in Seville but it was Wissam Ben Yedder and Pablo Sarabia who were hotter than anybody when it did get going, hitting the back of the net either side of half time to give the home…

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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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