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Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal preview - Valverde settled in Bilbao

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by PA

Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde hailed signing a new contract with the Basque club by declaring he "feels identified with this club". Valverde has signed a one-year extension with Athletic, who face Villarreal on Saturday hoping to seal a place in the Europa League next season. The Basques occupy seventh spot and are two points ahead of Malaga, who host Sevilla at the same time as Athle...Full Story »

Granada CF vs Atletico de Madrid preview - Tiago urges Atleti to clinch third

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by PA

Tiago has told his Atletico Madrid team-mates it is "crucial" they claim the point they need at Granada to guarantee a third-placed finish in La Liga. Atletico lead Valencia by three points going into the final match of the campaign and Tiago warned his team-mates there can be no let-up as they look to seal qualification for the Champions League group stage and avoid a play-off. "It's hard to ...Full Story »

Levante vs Elche preview - Alcaraz hails "unimaginable" escape

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by PA

Levante coach Lucas Alcaraz has heaped praise on his team and the club's supporters after securing top-flight survival. Levante host Elche on Saturday in the final game of the season after mathematically guaranteeing their Primera Division status last week, despite losing 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna. Alcaraz took over Levante back in October with the club languishing in 19th spot with just five...Full Story »

Malaga vs Sevilla preview - Emery expects strong finish

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by PA

Sevilla coach Unai Emery wants one big final push from his side as they look to end the season on an unforgettable high with a top-four finish in La Liga and the Europa League back in their trophy cabinet. Sevilla wrap up their league campaign on Saturday with a trip to Andalusian rivals Malaga and they still have a chance of snatching fourth place off of Valencia, who are one point above them ...Full Story »

Almeria vs Valencia preview - Fuego convinced of top-four finish

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by PA

Valencia captain Javi Fuego is convinced they will be celebrating a Champions League berth come full-time against Almeria on Saturday, despite admitting his side may have been hit by nerves in their last match. Los Che go into their season-finale sitting in fourth place but, after drawing three of their last four games, they are only one point ahead of Europa League finalists Sevilla, who go to...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna preview - Deportivo look to ruin Barca party

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by PA

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor Sanchez del Amo is undaunted by the prospect of spoiling Xavi's Barcelona party and guaranteeing his side's La Liga survival at the Nou Camp on Saturday. Long-serving midfielder Xavi will bid farewell to his home fans ahead of a summer move to Qatari side Al-Sadd as Barcelona celebrate the title they won with last weekend's win over Atletico Madrid. But Victor ...Full Story »

XAVI: I'D LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT I'M LEAVING BARCELONA...

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by Tribalfootball.com

Xavi has announced he's leaving Barcelona at the end of this season. The veteran will move to Qatar to play for Al Sadd this year. "I'd like to announce that I'm leaving Barça after this season. The decision is definitive yet difficult. I think now is the time to leave, that's the way I feel," said Xavi. "It was the right decision to stay this year. I still feel important [to the team]...Full Story »

Man United given Ronaldo boost as unsettled Real Madrid superstar plots Bernabeu exit

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to sensationally turn his back on the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer, with reports from Spain claiming that the Portuguese forward is unsettled in the capital. Spanish newspaper Marca tweeted the front page of Thursday’s newspaper, which claims that Ronaldo is ‘restless’ in Madrid, and that cracks in his relationship with...Full Story »

Madrid set to sack Ancelotti, Benitez favourite to take over

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 by Goal.com

Saturday's game will be the Italian coach's final one in charge of the Bernabeu club after a disappointing season, with the Napoli coach interested in replacing him Real Madrid’s fixture against Getafe on Saturday will be Carlo Ancelotti’s last in charge of the team, as he is set to be sacked at the end of the season, with Napoli boss Rafael Benitez the favourite to replace him. ...Full Story »

Xavi to leave Barcelona

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Foxsports.com

Barcelona midfielder Xavi will join Qatari side Al Sadd in the summer after 17 years with the Spanish champions. Xavi, 35, announced in a press conference on Thursday that he had been offered a new contract at Barcelona, but admitted it was time to leave the club he had been with since his youth. His final league game for the La Liga champions will be against Deportivo on Saturday, with the ...Full Story »

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