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Fiorentina 1 : 0 Livorno - Fiorentina claim narrow win

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by PA

Gonzalo Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game to earn Champions League-chasing Fiorentina a narrow win at home to Livorno. Rodriguez headed home a corner midway through the second half to keep the hosts in contention for a top-four place. The goal came just two minutes after Ibrahima Mbaye had hit the bar for Livorno, who had chances to equalise. Rodriguez had to clear an effort off the ...Full Story »

Osasuna 1 : 0 Espanyol - Osasuna claim valuable win

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by PA

Osasuna moved two points clear of the relegation zone with a vital but narrow 1-0 win over Espanyol at El Sadar. Alvaro Cejudo scored the only goal of the game after 33 minutes as Osasuna edged the first half, but the hosts were also indebted to goalkeeper Andres Fernandez for a string of quality saves as Espanyol put up a fight in the second period. The visitors' frustration grew with every w...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir 0 : 2 Glasgow Rangers - Law at the double for 10-man Gers

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by PA

Nicky Law grabbed a double as Rangers ended the festive period with a 2-0 victory against Stenhousemuir and another red card. Law struck in either half of the Scottish League One clash that saw Arnold Peralta sent off shortly before the interval. This was the fourth game in 11 days for the Glasgow giants, a fixture schedule that had prompted complaints from boss Ally McCoist. And his comments...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 : 0 Elche - Alexis on fire in Barca rout

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by PA

Alexis Sanchez stepped up to the plate in the absence of star playmakers Lionel Messi and Neymar to power Barcelona back to the top of the Primera Division with a clinical hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Elche. Barca were missing both Messi, who is recovering from injury, and Neymar, who started on the bench, but still boasted far too much firepower for lowly Elche, with Pedro adding to Alexis' fir...Full Story »

Chievo 0 : 0 Cagliari - Chievo hold Cagliari

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by PA

Mauricio Pinilla missed a second-half penalty as Cagliari were held to a goalless draw by Serie A strugglers Chievo. Pinilla won the spot-kick in the 65th minute but then shot over from 12 yards. Chievo, dwelling just above the relegation zone after their 16th point of the season, even had the chance to snatch all three but Alberto Paloschi's glaring late miss meant the points were shared. Th...Full Story »

Sevilla 3 : 0 Getafe - Sevilla sweep aside Getafe

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by PA

Sevilla hammered Getafe 3-0 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to move sixth in the Primera Division. Goals from Vitolo, Carlos Bacca and Ivan Rakitic rewarded the hosts' dominance as they moved six points ahead of their opponents in the race for a European place. Getafe lie ninth but could be overtaken by Espanyol should the Barcelona side win at Osasuna later in the day. Sevilla threatene...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal preview - Asenjo wants errors eradicating

Posted Monday, January 06, 2014 by PA

Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo hopes to return to winning ways and cut out defensive errors when his side return to Primera Division action against Rayo Vallecano on Monday. Villarreal only took one point from their last three league games before the winter break and currently sit sixth in the overall standings. Asenjo, who is on loan at the club from Atletico Madrid, knows it is time to ...Full Story »

Catania vs Bologna preview - Curci could return for Bologna

Posted Monday, January 06, 2014 by PA

Bologna are hoping to have goalkeeper Gianluca Curci available in time for Monday's relegation battle at Catania. Curci, who has not missed a game so far for Bologna, is struggling with a muscular problem and is doubtful for the match at the Angelo Massimino stadium. With or without Curci, Bologna coach Stefano Pioli is expecting a tough trip for his team despite Catania sitting rock bottom in...Full Story »

Udinese vs Hellas Verona preview - Plenty to play for for Undinese

Posted Monday, January 06, 2014 by PA

Things have not quite gone according to plan for Udinese this season, but there is still much to play for starting with Monday's game against Hellas Verona. The Friuli outfit have won just six of their 17 Serie A games so far and lie six points above the drop zone heading into their first game in 2014. Udinese return from the winter break in 11th place on 20 points. "It's clear that we have t...Full Story »

Parma vs Torino preview - Ventura wants another ace display

Posted Monday, January 06, 2014 by PA

Torino coach Giampiero Ventura wants his players to pick up where they left off as they travel to Parma on Monday for their first game following the winter break. The Turin outfit won their last three league games of 2013 to move up to seventh in the Serie A standings. Ventura is looking for another good result tomorrow and has urged his players not to let him down. "We have worked intensely ...Full Story »

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