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Levante vs Barcelona preview - Pep - We won't match `Dream Team'

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by PA

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola believes his side will never match Johan Cruyff's `Dream Team' of the early 1990s regardless of how many titles they win. Barca will be crowned Primera Division champions for a third-successive season with a point against Levante. Indeed, the Catalans could even take the field with that triumph already sealed if Real Madrid, eight points off the pace and with a wor...Full Story »

Osasuna vs Sevilla preview - Lolo looking for Sevilla boost

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by PA

Osasuna defender Lolo is looking to put one over former club Sevilla and help his current side take a massive step towards Primera Division safety. The game is a vital one for both clubs, with Osasuna just two points above the relegation zone while Sevilla are in seventh spot and battling hard for a Europa League spot. Lolo, who came up through the youth ranks at Sevilla before swapping the An...Full Story »

Almeria vs Villarreal preview - Yellow Submarine close on fourth

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by PA

Villarreal can guarantee themselves a top-four finish when they take on already-relegated Almeria at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos, although third spot now looks beyond them. The Yellow Submarine are currently seven points clear of fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao with only three games remaining having drawn 0-0 at Real Mallorca on Sunday. Villarreal could yet claim third place as well, ...Full Story »

Queen's Park vs Albion Rovers preview - Queens have injury trouble

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Queen's Park host Albion Rovers with Jamie Brough, Paul Harkins, Steven Baillie, Michael O'Hara and David Murray all unavailable through injury. The Spiders reached the Play-offs last season, but they fell at the first hurdle after losing 4-0 to Arbroath in the first leg and Speirs is determined that there will be no repeat. Head coach Gardner Speirs said: "Last year did not go so well but thi...Full Story »

Annan Athletic vs Alloa preview - Cox ruled out

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Annan Athletic striker David Cox will miss out against Alloa in the first leg of the semi-final due to a foot injury but boss Harry Cairney has an otherwise full-strength squad. With both sides losing on the last league game of the season to drop a place in the table, it was not the tie that many fans were expecting. Yet Black and Gold manager Cairney said: "It was not the tie that many people...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Cowdenbeath preview - City pair in fitness race

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Brechin defenders Gerry McLauchlan and Ewan Moyes are both losing their fitness battles ahead of their sides first leg play-off semi-final against Cowdenbeath. But full-back Paul McLean is available after suspension and midfielder Jamie Redman has recovered from the injury that kept him out against Ayr at the weekend. Manager Jim Weir Weir said: "Gerry and Ewan had been out of the team with in...Full Story »

Forfar vs Ayr Utd. preview - Gallacher sits out first leg

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Forfar have a full squad of players available to manager Dick Campbell for their first-leg play-off semi-final against Ayr with the exception of goalkeeper Scott Gallacher. Gallacher is struggling with a thigh problem, but Chris Templeman is available after suspension and looks set to return to the starting line up for a tie that Forfar's assistant manager Ian Campbell believes is too close to ...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Real Zaragoza preview - Prieto hopes for home comforts

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Real Sociedad midfielder Xabi Prieto is hoping home advantage will be a deciding factor in the clash with fellow relegation candidates Real Zaragoza. Sociedad currently sit 15th in the table, two places and two points ahead of Zaragoza who are outside of the relegation zone only by virtue of a better head-to-head record than 18th-placed Deportivo La Coruna. Former Spain Under-21 internationa...Full Story »

Racing Santander vs Atletico Madrid preview - Flores: Replacements are up to the job

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores insists his team are strong enough to cope without four key players for Tuesday's Primera Division trip to Racing Santander. Defenders Luis Perea and Diego Godin miss out through injury, while striker Diego Costa is suspended and winger Juanfran Torres absent following the death of his father. "We have several players missing, but we will substitute t...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Getafe preview - Karanka mounts pressure on Madrid

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka admits Jose Mourinho's side cannot afford to drop points to weaker teams in future. Karanka, speaking as Mourinho seeks an official explanation from UEFA for the five-match ban he was handed last week, claims Madrid will continue to fight for the Primera Division title until all hope is gone. Madrid are in action at home to Getafe on Tuesday, but with ...Full Story »

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