La Liga News 

Asier Garitano will not stop until Leganes are mathematically safe

In the lead up to Leganes match against Villarreal on Tuesday, head coach Asier Garitano has called upon his team not to relax until permanence is all-but guaranteed. Garitano watched his side overcome Celta Vigo at the weekend as they moved 13 points above the relegation places to all-but confirm their La Liga status for next term. Despite the gap, Garitano has challenged his players to keep on working and believes nothing is set until it is physically impossible. TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018 / KICK-OFF AT 18:30 UK / ESTADIO DE…

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Calleja on Leganes and Europe: “The team that does not lower its arms will take qualification”

Villarreal host Leganes on Tuesday and coach Javi Calleja admits they are “forced to win their home games,” if they want to be in Europe next season. The Yellow Submarine secured a valuable point in the six pointer with Sevilla last weekend, but Calleja will have his concerns after his side let a two-goal lead slip in the final 10 minutes of the game. TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018 / KICK-OFF AT 18:30 UK / ESTADIO DE LA CERAMICA Whilst the result saw them drop two points, they stay ahead of…

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Villarreal vs Leganes: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Villarreal face Leganes on Tuesday evening as they continue their pursuit on qualifying for the Europa League. Tuesday 17th April 2018 / Kick-off at 18:30 UK / Estadio de la Ceramica The Yellow Submarine bagged a precious point in the six pointer with Sevilla last weekend, but coach Javi Calleja will be concerned after his side let a 2-0 lead slip in the final 10 minutes of the game. Whilst the result saw them drop two points, it did keep them one point ahead of Vincenzo Montella’s side and kept…

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Javi Calleja left with mixed feelings after Sevilla draw

Villarreal boss Javi Calleja was left with mixed feelings after his side let slip a two-goal lead to Sevilla on Saturday. Steven N’Zonzi’s late strike completed a remarkable comeback draw for Sevilla against the Yellow Submarine, after they had initially trailed the visitors by two goals and had Wissam Ben Yedder sent off before a dramatic final 25 minutes at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Daniel Rabaseda and Carlos Bacca put the visitors ahead but in truth it should of been a lot more than a two-goal lead as Calleja saw…

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Sevilla 2-2 Villarreal: Montella’s men fight back to claim point in thriller

Steven N’Zonzi’s late strike completed a remarkable comeback draw for Sevilla against Villarreal, after they had initially trailed the visitors by two goals and had Wissam Ben Yedder sent off before a dramatic final 25 minutes at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Daniel Rabaseda and Carlos Bacca put the Yellow Submarine in control either side of Ben Yedder’s dismissal. Nolito then saw his penalty saved by Sergio Asenjo after a handball from Jaume Costa also reduced the opponents to ten men, but later made amends with a calm finish before…

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Villarreal 1-3 Athletic Bilbao: Goals galore blows race for Europe wide open

Villarreal suffered a major blow as Athletic Bilbao blew the race for Europe wide open in a heated victory at Estadio de la Ceramica on Monday evening. Inigo Cordoba got the early goal in a well worked move which gave them the lead only four minutes into the encounter. Inaki Williams’ perfectly timed run allowed him to round Sergio Asenjo and cut back to Cordoba, whose volley found its way into the corner of the net. There was a scare minutes later as Villarreal were forced into an early change when Pablo…

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Malaga 1-0 Villarreal: Chory penalty seals just fourth win of the season for bottom side

It’s almost certainly too little too late for Malaga, but Jose Gonzalez’s side brought a bit of joy to their fans on Sunday with a giant killing of old against Villarreal at La Rosaleda. Without a single player away on international duty last week, Malaga, unchanged from their 0-0 draw against Celta Vigo, were much sharper than their counterparts who had former ‘boquerones’ Pablo Fornals and Samu Castillejo in their starting line-up. Fornals, no longer a popular man on the Costa del Sol, wasn’t given the easiest of times as…

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Three La Liga clubs in race to sign Norwegian youngster Berge

Three La Liga clubs (Villarreal, Sevilla and Real Betis are in the race to sign Norwegian youngster Sander Berge, according to various reports. Belgian side Genk are struggling to keep hold of the young midfielder after seeing him make some impressive performances this season and gain interest from a number of European clubs. Having arrived at the club in 2017 from Valerenga in a deal worth €2m, it is understood that potential suitors are being told they must pay anything up-to €18.5m for the talented youngster. The 20-year-old was heavily linked with a…

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Carlos Bacca set to leave Villareal in the summer

According to a report in Marca, Carlos Bacca will leave Villarreal as the club will not exercise the purchase option. The Colombian striker, on-loan from AC Milan, arrived at Villarreal at the start of the season and so far has scored 12 goals in all competitions. He was brought in to partner alongside Cedric Bakambu. Early on, that partnership seemed to be going well but Villarreal has struggled of late since Bakambu’s departure to China during the winter transfer window. The striker’s purchase option was set at €18m with rumors that…

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