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Sevilla vs Real Sociedad preview - Prieto: We won't slack off

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Midfielder Xabi Prieto thinks Real Sociedad will not find it hard to get themselves back up for Sunday's trip to Sevilla despite hitting a season-high with last weekend's upset victory over Barcelona. Sociedad helped knock Barca off top spot after inflicting only a third league defeat of the season on the defending champions, Jagoba Arrasate's men running out 3-1 winners over a side including t...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Almeria preview - Adriano asks for more

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Barcelona defender Adriano has called for his side to produce more intensity after they conceded ground in the title race following their shock defeat to Real Sociedad. The 3-1 loss last weekend saw Barca fall three points behind fierce rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table and only ahead of third-placed Atletico Madrid on goal difference. However, while Atletico and Real face each other ...Full Story »

Swansea vs Crystal Palace preview - Monk demands reaction from Swans

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Swansea boss Garry Monk has called on his players to channel the hurt of their Europa League elimination into their performance against Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Swans bowed out of Europe at the last-32 stage on Thursday after a fighting 3-1 reverse at Napoli, a game which remained in the balance until added time when Gokhan Inler's strike finally killed the tie off. The end of their Europ...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Cardiff preview - Ade leaving Benfica on back burner

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Emmanuel Adebayor is refusing to let his mind wander towards the mouth-watering last-16 Europa League tie with Benfica as the striker looks to fire Tottenham into the Barclays Premier League's top four. The 30-year-old is enjoying a new lease of life at White Hart Lane under head coach Tim Sherwood, netting five goals in his last four appearances including a crucial brace in Tottenham's Europa ...Full Story »

Fiorentina vs Lazio preview - League the focus now for duo

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Fiorentina and Lazio are both determined to take the positives into Sunday's Serie A meeting at the Stadio Artemio Franchi after enjoying mixed fortunes in the Europa League this week. La Viola set up an all-Italian clash with Juventus in the last 16 by knocking Esbjerg out of the competition 4-2 on aggregate while Lazio suffered a shock early exit as Ludogorets secured a famous 4-3 aggregate w...Full Story »

Genoa vs Catania preview - Izco asks for immediate response

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Catania captain Mariano Izco has called on his team-mates to bounce back from their disappointing performance at Chievo last weekend by taking all three points at Genoa on Sunday. The Sicilians lost 2-0 Verona to see their four-match unbeaten run come to an end. The outcome dropped Catania to 19th place, two points from safety. "We took a step backwards against Chievo," Izco said. "We didn't ...Full Story »

Hellas Verona vs Bologna preview - Verona almost safe

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Hellas Verona are one win away from being able to plan for another season in Serie A with some confidence. Normally 40 points is the magic number clubs aim for at the start of the campaign, but ahead of Sunday's battle against Bologna in Verona, Hellas have 39 in the bank from 25 games. Coach Andrea Mandorlini has instilled real grit into the Gialloblu and Hellas, who gained promotion to the t...Full Story »

Cagliari vs Udinese preview - Udinese are up and down

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Udinese defender Thomas Heurtaux concedes his team's lack of consistency this season is proving costly. The Friuli outfit takes on Cagliari in Sardinia on Sunday, and are currently sitting 12th in Serie A with 28 points from 25 games. It is a far cry from last year, where they were fifth at the same stage of the campaign. "We had a fantastic season last year," Heurtaux said. "We won eight con...Full Story »

Torino vs Sampdoria preview - Bovo: Forget about Juve loss

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

Torino defender Cesare Bovo has urged his team-mates to shrug off the "anger and sorrow" caused by their derby defeat to Juventus and get back to winning ways at the expense of Sampdoria. A solitary goal from Carlos Tevez at the Juventus Stadium booked the Bianconeri their sixth straight derby win last weekend - a result that wounded more than just pride among the Torino faithful. Failure to s...Full Story »

Sassuolo vs Parma preview - Rosi out to end Parma's run

Posted Sunday, March 02, 2014 by PA

An emotional Aleandro Rosi is preparing to bring parent club Parma's remarkable 13-game unbeaten run to an end as Sassuolo target an overdue victory in Sunday's Emilian derby. The 26-year-old full-back signed a five-year contract at the Stadio Ennio Tardini two years ago but, after failing to establish himself in Roberto Donadoni's first team, he was sent out on loan to neighbours Sassuolo last...Full Story »

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