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Real Sociedad 3-0 Levante: Canales impresses in comfortable home win

Real Sociedad eased to a comfortable home victory over Levante on Sunday, thanks in particular to an exceptional performance from midfielder Sergio Canales. After Xabi Prieto’s penalty gave the Basque side an early advantage, Canales teed up striker Juanmi for the second and scored a classy third goal to conclude an assured performance from the Anoeta club. La Real’s previous home game resulted in a resounding 5-0 victory over Deportivo, and they took the lead within ten minutes of this encounter. Striker Imanol Agirretxe was pushed by Levante’s Saša Lukić…

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Real Sociedad vs Levante: Basque Club Looking To Move Up The Table

Real Sociedad will be looking to earn a much needed three points, as they host relegation contenders Levante at the Anoeta. Sociedad may have a few tired legs following their Europa League draw against Red Bull Salzburg, but will be feeling confident at home, after beating Deportivo De La Coruna 5-0 in their last home match. Although Levante managed to grab a point against Real Madrid a couple of weeks back, their last La Liga win was in November, as they beat fellow relegation battlers Las Palmas, 2-0. The last…

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Javier Tebas wants justice in Zaragoza match-fixing case

La Liga president Javier Tebas has demanded justice and the truth as the match-fixing case involving Real Zaragoza and Levante enters the courts once more. It has been one of Spanish football’s longest running scandals, but it is coming to end as prosecutors have reopened an investigation into Levante’s match with Real Zaragoza in 2011. The game saw Zaragoza remain in La Liga with a 2-1 win at the Ciutat de Valencia, with Levante already safe, but it is alleged that a number of players had a big hand in…

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Valencia 3-1 Levante: Derby win enough for hosts to keep third place

Valencia beat Levante 3-1 on Sunday evening in the derby to keep hold of third place after seeing Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad. Los Che took the lead in the 17th minute when Santi Mina put them 1-0 up after a superb corner, but Levante his straight back via Sergio Postigo, who levelled from an impressive corner of their own. Spanish winger Mina was ever impressive and hit the crossbar just before half-time, whilst Coke saw his header ruled out on the hour mark for a non-existent foul. Valencia then…

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Who were the Hits & Flops from La Liga’s Round 22

We take a look back for the biggest performers and the worst in our Hits & Flops from the Round of 22 in La Liga. HIT: Alen Halilovic Las Palmas substitute Halilovic scored the only goal in the last minute of the game at home to bottom of the table Malaga to move four clear of the Andalucians, level on points with eighteenth placed Deportivo La Coruna. Halilovic replaced Gil just past the hour mark but the Croatian wasn’t having the greatest of impacts, giving the ball away several times,…

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Sergio Ramos discusses ‘bad mood’ in Madrid dressing room

Sergio Ramos has opened up about the mood around Real Madrid after they slipped up against Levante on Saturday evening. It is fair to say that Madrid have got better in recent weeks in the league, beating struggling Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 and Valencia 4-1 last week, however, a dismal 2-2 with Levante saw them slip even further behind Barca and the top three La Liga teams. Barca, who remain unbeaten in the league, sit comfortably at the top of 58 points, whilst Atleti are in second on 49 and Los Che…

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Levante’s Italian journeyman revels in Real Madrid leveller

Giampaolo Pazzini has revelled in delight after scoring on his debut to seal a 2-2 draw for Levante with Real Madrid on Saturday. Rewind back a week ago and Levante saw an offer for Loic Remy from Las Palmas rejected, but club officials instantly moved to sign Pazzini, who arrived on a deal from Italian side Hellas Verona. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon and the failed move for Remy was all forgotten after the former Italy international slammed home an impressive equaliser against the current La Liga champions Real Madrid….

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Levante 2-2 Real Madrid: Pazzini strike ensures Zidane’s struggle continues

Substitute striker Giampaolo Pazzini scored late to save a point for Levante who dealt the latest blow to Real Madrid’s disappointing league season in an entertaining draw at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. Sergio Ramos headed the hosts in front but Emmanuel Boateng levelled before the break. Isco looked to have secured the win after a late second half strike, but Pazzini – substituted on for Iván López Álvarez – stroked in to claim a positive point for his team. Following convincing wins against Deportivo and then Valencia, Zidane’s side…

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Global La Liga News 

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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Levante seal striker double with Rochina joining too

Levante have made two deadline day moves for strikers, with Armando Sadiku and Giampaolo Pazzini joining the Valencians. Albanian Sadiku joins from Legia Warsaw with the Polish side currently on a training camp in Benidorm, just an hour away from Valencia. The striker played for Turbina Cerrik, Gramozi Erseke and Elbasani in his homeland before joining Swiss side Locarno. He then went on to play for Lugano and Zurich in Switzerland too before moving to Poland. He is also a member of the Albanian national side and scored at Euro…

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