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Two in, two out for La Liga sides – Europa League Round Up

Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will fly the flag for Spain in the Europa League last 16 after progressing from their last 32 ties on Thursday evening but Villarreal and Real Sociedad crashed out, here’s the best of the action. We start with Real Sociedad who travelled to Austria to face Salzburg with the tie finely poised at 2-2. La Real started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside ten minutes but the unmarked Mikel Oyarzabal somehow contrived to head off the crossbar from just ten…

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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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Athletic and Atleti secure crucial away wins – Europa League Round Up

The four La Liga representatives in the UEFA Europa League; Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Real Sociedad, played their first legs in the last 32 of the competition. I take a look back at the best of the night’s action. Athletic Bilbao faced a tough trip to Russia to face Spartak Moscow in the last 32, a side that stuck five past Sevilla when they visited Moscow in the Champions League group stages, but a clinical performance from Los Leones has given them big led to take back to…

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Eusebio looking to bring joy to La Real fans after Madrid thumping

Real Sociedad boss Eusebio Sacristan is looking to repay the club’s fans after the 5-2 defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend. The Basque side were thumped at the Santiago Bernabeu by Zinedine Zidane’s side and have now won just one of their last six La Liga games. Heavy pressure is now on the shoulders of the former Barcelona B coach, whilst the Europa League is their only real hope of success this season, sitting 14th in the league standings. Much like rivals Athletic Club, who are also in poor…

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Real Madrid 5-2 Real Sociedad: Ronaldo bags hat-trick in easy victory

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 5-2 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday evening in Madrid. With Madrid out of the title race, attention has seemingly turned to the Champions League, where they face Paris Saint Germain mid-week. However, if you were watching Saturday’s game at the Santiago Bernabeu – you would have questioned why Los Blancos are fourth in the La Liga table and how they have been struggling. Ronaldo, who has struggled in the league, set up the lively Lucas Vazquez int he first minute to…

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Real Madrid vs Real sociedad: Madrid hoping to get back to winning ways

Real Madrid host Real Sociedad on Saturday evening and will be hoping to get back to winning again following on from lasts week’s draw against Levante that sees them 19 points behind league leaders Barcelona, whilst Sociedad will hope to emulate last Friday’s win over Deportivo with another three points. A win for the home side could see them up into third for 24 hours before Valencia play their game, however defeat could possibly leave them outside of a Champions league place in what has already been a below par…

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Xabi Prieto speaks out following defender’s Basque switch

Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto has discussed Inigo Martinez’s decision to swap Basque clubs and join Athletic Club. Prieto has been a loyal player for La Real, featuring in over 500 games for the Basque side, however, he has watched in recent times – defender Martinez switch clubs and move to rivals Athletic. The centre-back was hauled in by Athletic to replace Aymeric Laporte, who departed for Premier League leaders Manchester City, leaving a sour taste in the mouth of Txuri-urdinak fans. Prieto, who has taken time out of training to…

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