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Atletico Madrid v Levante: Hosts looking to steer clear of neighbours with victory

Atletico Madrid welcome Levante to the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday with a win widening the gap between them and third-placed Real Madrid to six points. Atleti discovered on Friday that they face tough competition in English Premiership side Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final, having progressed to the next round the night before in a 2-1 aggregate win over Portuguese side Sporting Club. Diego Simeone may feel that his side could have performed better in the league in recent times, having picked up seven points from the last 15 available….

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Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club: Basques arrive at the Wanda in poor form

Atletico Madrid will host Athletic Bilbao at The Wanda Metropolitano, as Los Rojiblancos look to secure their second place spot in La Liga. Bilbao will be on a high, following their comfortable 3-1 victory in Russia, against Spartak Moscow. Although, in La Liga, they may have only three wins in 11 games, they are undefeated 11 of their last 12. Atletico Madrid too were on Europa League duties during the week as they travelled to Denmark, and beat Kobenhaven 4-1. History in this fixture however, heavily favour the Madrid club…

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Carlos Bacca La Liga News 

Villarreal host Sevilla in a key battle for European football

Sevilla will travel to Vila-real on Sunday evening to take on Villarreal in a game that could end up playing a key part in deciding which teams qualify for Europe from La Liga for next season. At the moment these sides are sixth and fifth in La Liga and are separated by just one point with Sevilla holding a slight edge at the moment. Villarreal come into the game in excellent form with just one defeat in their last 11 games. The sole defeat came in the Copa del Rey…

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La Liga News 

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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La Liga News 

European contenders Celta and Betis battle for points

Last week, both Celta and Betis kicked off their league campaigns with losses to strong teams in the form of Real Sociedad and Barcelona respectively. Both sides will have underriding aspirations of qualifying for European football next season. Due to this, they will have an appetite to pick up all three points tonight. Both sides are undergoing a bit of a transformation this season with new managers having been installed over the summer. Betis have signed 10 new players so far, where Quique Setien will be hoping to install his…

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