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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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La Liga 123 Week 31: Osasuna 1-2 Real Zaragoza

In one of the week’s most hotly-anticipated clashes, Real Zaragoza kept up their winning streak on the road in Pamplona thanks to a second-half double from Borja Iglesias.  The hosts were beginning to get back on track following a brief slump and had slipped to sixth in the table.  In stark contrast, it seemed as though Natxo González’s side could do no wrong, having won five in a row and climbing to seventh in the process. It was Osasuna who attacked from the outset and had the Aragones on the…

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Real Zaragoza 3-1 Lorca: Five out of five for Los Blanquillos

Los blanquillos made it an impressive five wins out of five as they dispatched second-bottom Lorca with ease at La Romareda in Sunday’s early kickoff. Two goals in quick succession set the hosts up in the first half against a Lorca side who offered nothing in the opening period. Giorgi Papunashvili bagged only his second of the season when he beat the offside trap, rounded the Lorca keeper Francisco Dorronsoro then stroked home. Three minutes later, the Georgian’s strike partner Borja Iglesias repeated the trick, taking advantage of lax defending…

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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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Man United midfielder Herrera and Gabi involved in match fixing scandal

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabi face up to two years in prison if they are found guilty in a match fixing scandal involving Real Zaragoza. 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…

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Goals Galore in Seville as Cadiz Stun Betis – Copa Del Rey Round Up

Cadiz won an eight goal thriller at the Benito Villamarin as they dispatched of Real Betis by five goals to three. It took the Segunda side just three minutes to open the scoring and level the tie up on aggregate, David Barral finding the bottom corner. Betis were level just five minutes later though, Ryad Boudebouz’s deflected free kick deceiving the Cadiz goalkeeper. Daniel Romera soon had the Yellows back in front as he nodded home a well worked corner. Betis were not behind for long again however as Christian…

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Copa Del Rey Preview – Tuesday

The round of 32 comes to its conclusion tonight as the final ten teams fight it out for a place in the last 16, here’s what’s coming up. Alaves will host Getafe just 12 days after losing 4-1 to the Madrid side at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on league duty. However it’s the Basques who lead this tie going in to tonight’s second leg. A late header from Christian Santos gave the Babazorros a one goal advantage to take with them back to Vitoria and they will be hopeful of…

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Big wins for Barcelona and Sevilla as Malaga falter again – Copa del Rey Round Up

Barcelona began the defence of their title with a confident performance and 3-0 win away to Real Murcia. Ernesto Valverde made many changes as expected but it was still a strong side he named. However it took them until the last minute of the first half to open the scoring. Gerard Deulofeu picking out Paco Alcacer who directed his header into the back of the net. Two goals in five minutes then made for a more comfortable ending as Deulofeu slid the ball into the far corner of the net…

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Copa Del Rey Preview – Tuesday

The Copa del Rey continues this week as we reach the last 32 stage. Here I take a look at Tuesday’s games. Stay tuned for previews of Wednesday and Thursday’s games as well as round ups of all three nights here at La Liga News UK. All 20 La Liga sides join the 12 remaining Segunda and Segunda B sides at this stage of the competition. Reigning champions Barcelona, who beat Alaves 3-1 in last year’s final, kick off their campaign against third tier side Real Murcia with the first leg taking…

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Odegaard impresses among Real Madrid loanees

With it being international week, the perfect opportunity has risen to assess the Real Madrid players currently out on loan at other clubs across the globe. Vinicius Junior (Flamengo, Brazil) So far, the Brazilian teenager (17) has scored 2 goals and created 1 assist in the Brasileirao. The majority of the wingers 18 appearances have come from the bench at Flamengo where he has only started 4 games. In total, Vinicius Junior has only featured in 536 minutes of action – just under 6 full games. Having been refused the…

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