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LaLiga123 Play-offs: Honours even between Numancia and Real Zaragoza in first leg

Two early goals marked the opening match of LaLiga123 promotion play-offs as Numancia could only draw 1-1 to Real Zaragoza at their Los Pajaritos home. The hosts opted for Guillermo to play the lone striker role, backed by a three-man support of Unai Medina, Pere Milla and Marc Mateu, while Natxo Gonzalez aligned his side with two up front in the shape of Jorge Pombo and the lethal Borja Iglesias. The visitors got off to a perfect start after just four minutes as Alberto Zapater struck a delightful free-kick into the top corner…

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Barcelona B 2-2 Numancia: Diamanka’s late strike ensures points shared in lively game

At the Mini Estadi in Barcelona, the two sides played out an entertaining draw which saw a late resurgence from Numancia earning themselves a point. The visitors halted a run of two defeats on the bounce with a late goal from substitute Pape Diamanka. Barça B took the lead on 37 minutes. Numanica left back halted a maurauding run into the box by Ballou Tabla, tripping the Canadian midfielder. Carles Aleñá stepped up to take the resulting spot kick and, although keeper Aitor guessed the correct way, the Barcelona player…

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Numancia hold Real, but Los Blancos progress – Copa del Rey Round Up

Real Madrid were held 2-2 at home to a lower league side for the second round running as Numancia twice came from behind to leave the capital bursting with pride. Real’s three goal lead from the first leg had all but guaranteed their progression to the quarter finals and when Lucas Vazquez headed home just 11 minutes in, it looked as though it would be another comfortable evening for Zinedine Zidane’s men. In stoppage time at the end of the first half however, Numancia found themselves level on the night….

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Copa del Rey Preview – Wednesday

Real Madrid play host to Numancia of La Liga 1|2|3 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on Wednesday evening. Penalties from Gareth Bale and Isco were followed by a late header from Borja Mayoral as Real secured a 3-0 win in the first leg and Los Blancos are clear favourites to complete the task at the Bernabeu. The Madrid side are 16 points behind league leaders Barcelona in La Liga and Zinedine Zidane was late for a press conference earlier this week due to holding a…

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Barca and Celta head into second leg on level terms – Copa del Rey Round Up

Celta Vigo and Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw at the Balaidos in one of Thursday’s early kick offs with the Catalans guaranteed to be the happier of the two sides going into next Thursday’s second leg at the Camp Nou. Barca boss Ernesto Valverde left out Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta from his matchday squad but still named a strong side which included Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets. His side took just quarter an hour to open the scoring through José Arnaiz. Andre Gomes burst clear down…

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Copa del Rey Preview – Thursday

The final eight teams will play their last 16 first legs on Thursday night as the Copa del Rey gets even more competitive with places in the quarter finals up for grabs, I take a look at the four matches. Barcelona will travel to Vigo in Galicia to take on a Celta side who managed to get a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou when the sides met in La Liga last month. Goals from Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez cancelled out efforts from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to earn…

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La Liga 1|2|3 Round Up: Huesca defeat Lugo to move top

Huesca defeated third placed Lugo to move top of La Liga 1|2|3 on their own with goals from Gonzalo Melero, David Ferreiro and Alex Gallar securing a 3-0 win. This game was the game of the weekend on paper as the top two, before the matchday began, went head to head but in reality it was a comfortable afternoon for the league leaders. A clash of heads in the box saw the referee award a somewhat debatable penalty to the hosts with Melero finding the bottom corner with ease to put…

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Copa Del Rey draw throws up some interesting ties

The Copa del Rey draw was conducted earlier today in the RFEF headquarters in Madrid with Celta Vigo vs Barcelona the standout tie. The two sides met on Saturday in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou and have now been drawn against each other in the last 16 of the cup. Barca defeated Real Murcia with Celta getting past Eibar in the last 32. Real Madrid will face Segunda side Numancia who shocked La Liga Malaga in the previous round winning 3-2 on aggregate. Los Blancos made many…

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Numancia shock Malaga as Fuenla hold Los Blancos- Copa Del Rey Round Up

La Liga 1|2|3 side Numancia stunned La Liga Malaga with a 1-1 draw at La Rosaleda sealing a 3-1 aggregate victory. They fell behind to the Primera side on 19 minutes when Adrian Gonzalez directed Jony’s cross into the bottom corner of the net. He should have added his second minutes later but headed straight at the goalkeeper. The home side were pegged back on 53 minutes though when Dani Nieto’s free kick was headed home by Unai Elgezabal leaving Malaga needing two goals to progress. They had their chances…

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Copa Del Rey Preview – Tuesday

The Copa del Rey is back over the next three days with the Round of 32 second legs and you can keep up to date here at La Liga News UK with previews and round ups of all three nights. On Tuesday night Real Madrid will host third tier Fuenlabrada in their second leg as they look to progress as expected. Penalties from Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez secured a 2-0 win in the away leg and boss Zinedine Zidane is expected to ring the changes to give his league…

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