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Team Spotlight: Sporting Gijon and the extra pressure to gain promotion

Being in the mix to go up with the season coming to a close can have you pumped to get over that last hurdle, but also nervous not to slip up with teams around you ready to pounce. With two automatic promotion places on offer in La Liga 123, there is already pressure for teams still within a chance to fill one of those spaces. For Sporting Gijon, it is almost a requirement for them, as failure to earn a place in the top flight next season means that their…

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La Liga 123 Saturday Preview: Sporting-Rayo clash in Week 32

Saturday 24th March, 2018 12:00    Albacete (13th) v Cultural Leonesa (19th) Albacete kick off Week 32 in Liga 123 as they entertain Cultural Leonesa at the Carlos Belmonte. Following last week’s victory over bottom side Sevilla Atlético, Enrique Martín Monreal’s side have progressed well of late and are unbeaten in five matches, winning three and drawing two. Their form is the fifth best in the league during this period and a win in this match would see them edge closer to the teams ahead of them chasing a play-off spot….

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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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Former Spanish international Quini ‘The Wizard’ dies after heart attack

Former Spanish international Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ has died aged 68, after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday. The former striker collapsed whilst walking near his home in the northern city of Gijon, where he was enjoying retirement from the game and it has been confirmed that he suffered a heart attack. Quini, played for Sporting Gijon between 1968 and 1980, making over 400 appearances for the club. He also played for Barcelona during his career, winning five league titles with the Catalan club, whilst also gaining the Pichichi award on…

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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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Nine Saudi players arrive in La Liga

La Liga have signed nine Saudi players, who will now be filtered out to seven clubs, which include Villarreal. Each of the Saudi Arabian footballers will arrive on Spanish soil and begin training with their new sides, whilst the club’s who have opted to sign a player will be handed an incentive of €1m each, say reports. La Liga trio Villarreal, Leganes and Levante have all been selected by the league’s governing body to install a player, whilst Sporting Gijon, Numancia, Rayo Vallecano and Real Valladolid from Segunda have been chosen. Midfielder Salem…

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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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Granada and Rayo busy in La Liga 1|2|3

Granada and Rayo Vallecano have been two of the busier sides regarding transfers in recent days in La Segunda as the transfer window nears it conclusion. Recently relegated Granada have been busy in this window making no less than 19 new signings as well as seeing 11 departures. Two of those signings have come in the last couple of days with Albanian striker Rey Manaj joining on loan from Inter with the option to buy at the end of the loan and also Licá Nazari joining for free from Nottingham…

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Jordi Calavera signs new contract, and is immediately loaned to Sporting Gijon

Young Eibar defender Jordi Calavera has renewed his contract with the Primera side until June 2021 and has then been loaned to recently relegated Sporting Gijon for the season. The 22 year old joined Eibar in the summer of 2016 from Segunda division side Gimnastic but has yet to play a first team game for the Basques as he spent last season on loan at Lugo where he made 40 appearances, scoring twice. He is highly thought of at Eibar however as his contract extension shows with him extending his current…

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