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Liga 123 Week 35: Reus end their losing run, whilst Barca B are in real trouble

In the opening contest, Reus ended a two-match losing slide and pulled off a shock in the process as they overcame fourth-placed Cádiz 1-0 at the Estadi Municipal.  Dejan Lekic’s strike five minutes into the second half was the difference.  The first half was goalless, but the Gaditanos felt they should have had a penalty as Reus captain Jesús Olmo appeared to handle a cross in his own box, although the appeals were waved away. The hosts had a claim for a penalty turned down too, early in the second…

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Liga 123 Week 35 Preview: Sporting Gijon take on Valladolid

It was another whirlwind week in Liga 123, as Sporting solidified their title credentials by gaining their seventh win in a row beating Reus 2-1 at home.  Goals from Nano and Carlos Carmona in the first half were enough to see them past the plucky Catalans who replied through Jesus Olmo five minutes after the restart. Reus have a tricky contest at home to fourth-placed Cádiz who are undefeated in their last five outings.  Sporting have an intriguing match at rivals Real Valladolid on Sunday afternoon.  Pucela dismissed their coach,…

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Liga 123 Week 34 preview

Week 34 swings into action in Liga 123 with the top three all locked on 58 points and the chasing pack hot on their heels. Play begins on Friday night as Cádiz (4th) host Almería (18th) at the Ramón de Carranza.  The hosts played out an entertaining 1-1 draw away to Rayo Vallecano last week, with David Barral equalising five minutes before the break for his fifth goal of the season. The Gaditanos are legitimate title contenders, sitting just two points off leaders Sporting. Álvaro Garcia is their leading scorer…

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La Liga 123 Week 31: Rayo Vallecano top the table

It’s been another busy week in Liga 123, with matches across four nights and lots of talking points. We have a new team at the summit aided by February’s player of the month continuing his hot streak, replacing a once-invincible looking title contender.  One promotion-hopeful has made a managerial change as the race for the playoffs remains as tight as ever. At the bottom, some of the lower-placed teams made their opponents sweat for wins and there’s no time to draw breath as five teams are in real danger of…

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La Liga 123 Week 31: Sevilla Atlético 1-2 Albacete

Bottom side Sevilla Atlético gave Albacete a run for their money, but eventually came up empty handed in the opening match of Liga 123’s Week 31 on Friday night. In fact, they opened the scoring after 13 minutes when Albacete right-back, Alvaro Arroyo, hauled down the home side’s Jose Matos in the box.  Up stepped Carlos Fernández and he made no mistake, sending his left foot penalty into the bottom right corner as Albacete ‘keeper Tomeu Nadal went the opposite way. However, a penalty against them just after the half…

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La Liga 123 Preview: Round 31 sees Huesca tackle Sporting Gijon

Martin Devlin previews all the action ahead in La Liga 123 as the top six look to get back to winning ways. 20:00  SEVILLA ATLÉTICO (22) v ALBACETE (13) Liga 123 swings into action this weekend, as bottom side Sevilla Atlético host Albacete at the Vieja Nervión.  With their senior counterparts the talk of the football world this week, shocking Manchester United in the Champions League, some more good news would be very welcome for the Andalusians who continue to prop up the table.  They lost the regional derby 4-1…

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Sporting Gijon 4-0 Cultural Leonesa: Hosts prove too good for Cultural

Two late goals padded out the score in a match where fifth-placed Sporting never had to get out of first gear against a Cultural side in the bottom four. Honouring the memory of the late Sporting legend Quini before kickoff with an impeccably observed silence, the Asturians were dominant from the get-go but did not score until deep into the first half. Jony burst down the left flank and held off his defender as he powered into the box and slotted home to break the deadlock. Shortly before the hour…

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Reus 0-0 Huesca: Stalemate as leader drop points

League leaders Huesca have failed to live up to their own high standards of late. They entered this fixture having not won in their last three matches, allowing the chasing pack to gain ground on them. Nothing from this anaemic display will give their fans reason to believe that is about to change as they dropped points in Catalonia against Reus whose form has been patchy at best. The visitors should have probably taken the lead through Moi Gómez when he gathered the ball in the box and neatly pivoted…

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Cordoba 1-0 Lugo: Fede Vico dismissed as visitors travel home empty handed

Lugo made the long trip down from Galicia to Andalucía to square off against relegation-threatened Córdoba but were unable to return home with anything to show as they played most of the second half with ten men following Fede Vico’s expulsion and lost a goal 11 minutes from time. The Lugiño had a strong showing in the league and were impressive in their win against Granada last week, but this loss hands them their third in four matches. The hosts thought they had gone ahead when defender Aythami Artiles found…

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Albacete 0-0 Osasuna: Ten-man hosts hold on for point

Despite owning one of the best nicknames in world football, Albacete (or el queso mecánico, the Clockwork Cheese) were unable to pick up their third win a row as they welcomed Osasuna to the Carlos Belmonte. As chances go, there was little of note in this match as both sides were unable to fashion clear-cut opportunities. Albacete set out very defensively with five at the back, but Mariano Bittolo had the best chance for the home side when Jérémie Bela’s ball across the face of the goal fell in stride…

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