News Segunda 

Former Rayo boss Sandoval back in management with Cordoba

Former Rayo Vallecano boss Jose Ramon Sandoval has returned to management after a two-year break, agreeing to take over at Segunda side Cordoba. The La Liga 123 side are currently in relegation trouble and the sacking of Jorge Romero over the week came after the 33-year-old guided the club to two wins and seven defeats from December. His departure makes way for Sandoval, who has not been in management since 2017 with Rayo and will now take charge for a second time during his career. The Madrid-born coach will face…

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Jose Antonio Reyes moves to Cordoba

Struggling Segunda side Cordoba have pulled off a major coup by signing ex-Sevilla man and Arsenal invincible Jose Antonio Reyes. Reyes was recently at Espanyol but left the Catalans after a single season and is believed to have turned down a move to La Liga 1|2|3 high flyers Cadiz and chose Cordoba at the other end of the table. Shanghai Shenhua in China and Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia both made offers to the player with the Chinese Super League side rumoured to have been close to sorting out a…

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Sporting Gijon facing punishment over racist chanting

La Liga 123 side Sporting Gijon are facing punishment after racist chanting was heard in their fixture with Nastic recently. Diario AS report that chants from the Sporting section of fans against Nastic were deemed racist, claiming they only want local players to play for their club. Gijon have a crop of European and South American players, which feature defenders Xandao and Federico Barba, plus forwards Michael Santos and Stefan Scepovic. Both Jean-Sylvain Babin and Rachid Ait-Atmane are out on loan at present, whilst the likes of Douglas were allowed…

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Blog La Liga 

Team Spotlight: Merida AD’s Predecessors

In our Team Spotlight feature earlier this week, we looked at the youngest club in Spain’s top three divisions, Merida AD. However, their history extends further back than 2013, with the latest inception being the ninth team to have been involved in the club’s past. Aside from a three-year break for the Spanish Civil War, there has been a club in the Extremadura capital for over 105 years, albeit through name changes and economic destruction. The beginning Sportiva Emeritense was the first of its kind in Merida, with latter part…

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Match Centre Segunda 

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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Blog La Liga 

Where has it all gone wrong for Las Palmas?

It was the 28 August 2016 and Las Palmas sat atop the best league in the world ahead of the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. 4-2 and 5-1 wins over Valencia and Granada saw the Canary Island side top with maximum points and a plus six goal difference and looking like a possible surprise European contender even at such an early stage of the season. Their form didn’t dip too much over the next couple of months, sitting in a very respectable eighth place after 17 matches losing just…

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La Liga 1|2|3 Review: Huesca end weekend top of Segunda

Huesca ended the weekend at the top of the Segunda after beating Barcelona B 2-0 thanks to a double from Cucho Hernandez. On the road to Barcelona, Huesca had on-loan Watford striker Hernandez to thank for an impressive brace that saw them move one point ahead of the chasing pack in Segunda. Second placed Osasuna took advantage of others poor results as Xisco netted in a 1-0 win over Cordoba, meaning they moved second place in the standings. Sporting Gijon, Lugo and Granada all suffered setbacks with the latter suffering…

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La Liga 1|2|3 Review: Lugo go top after 1-0 win over Nastic

CD Lugo went top of the Segunda Division after a 1-0 win over Nastic at the weekend. The 12th round of fixtures in Spain’s second division are now complete and it is Lugo who have surprised most by sitting top spot after an impressive 1-0 win over Nastic. Midfielder Antonio Campillo scored the only goal of the game in a result which saw visiting side Nastic drop to 19th in the standings. Granada and Sporting Gijon sit second and third respectively, and both had good wins at the weekend. The…

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Osasuna remain top of Segunda after 2-0 win over Cadiz

Osasuna beat Cadiz 2-0 on Saturday to force their way to the top of the Segunda Division. Diego Martinez’s side proved too strong for Cadiz and should of had more goals if it had not been for Sergio Herrera, who remarkably saved three penalties. Goals from Xisco and Ivan de Las Cuevas proved enough for the Pamplona side to sit top of the league by two points. Elsewhere, Sporting Gijon and Huesca put pressure on the title contenders, beating Sevilla Atletico and Almeria by three goal margins. Tenerife forced their…

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Barca B and Albacete gain second division returns with play-off wins

Barcelona B and Albacete were celebrating on Sunday night as the two sides earned returns to the Spanish second division with both teams securing goalless draws at home after winning their first legs away from home. Neither side had an easy draw, but Barcelona B raced to a 4-1 lead in the first leg to put them in a commanding position. Braces from Marc Cardona and Dani Romera put one Catalan foot into the second tier with Jose Suarez also a hero as he made a penalty save to reduce…

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