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Atletico de Madrid vs Sevilla preview - Negredo worry for Sevilla

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

Sevilla top scorer Alvaro Negredo is a major doubt for Sunday's Primera Division trip to fellow Champions League hopefuls Atletico Madrid. It had been feared that the 26-year-old Spain striker had torn his hamstring but, although the injury is less serious than first feared, he looks unlikely to be risked for the highly-anticipated clash at the Vicente Calderon. "He is going to be a doubt unti...Full Story »

Malaga vs Getafe preview - Joris backs Ruud to come good

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Malaga defender Joris Mathijsen is confident fellow Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy will not have to wait too much longer to open his goalscoring account with the Andalusian club. Summer signing Van Nistelrooy has started all five of Malaga's Primera Division matches this season but has yet to find the back of the net, with his fellow new arrivals Santi Cazorla and Joaquin Sanchez netting six of t...Full Story »

Valencia vs Granada preview - Goncalves - Goals will come

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Valencia attacker Jonas Goncalves is not worried about his lack of goals this season and believes he and his fellow forwards will soon start easing the scoring burden on Roberto Soldado. Soldado has enjoyed a fine start to the campaign, netting six times in seven La Liga and Champions League matches, but aside from him Valencia's only other goals have come from winger Pablo Hernandez, defender ...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Zaragoza preview - Valero looks on bright side

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Villarreal midfielder Borja Valero is confident the club are on an upward curve despite the midweek Champions League defeat to Napoli. The Yellow Submarine went down 2-0 in Italy on Tuesday night but have improved in the Primera Division of late after a poor start. An opening-weekend thrashing at Barcelona was followed by a home draw with Sevilla and a 1-0 loss at Granada. A first win was fina...Full Story »

Osasuna vs Mallorca preview - Mallorca back to work

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Mallorca have had an eventful week off the field following the resignation of manager Michael Laudrup on Tuesday. The Danish coach and director of football Lorenzo Serra Ferrer were known to have a difficult relationship which according to Laudrup stretched back to the transfer window in January of this year with the former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder describing his position as `untena...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Napoli preview - Cavani crocked for Napoli

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis believes his side can overcome the absence of scoring machine Edinson Cavani in the clash with Inter Milan. The Naples outfit travel north without Cavani, who was last season's top scorer in Serie A. The Uruguay forward hurt his ankle during Tuesday's 2-0 triumph over Villarreal in the Champions League and has been ruled out of Saturday's game. "I am sad...Full Story »

AS Roma vs Atalanta preview - Enrique eyes back-to-back wins

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Roma coach Luis Enrique has called on his team to build on last weekend's first victory of the season when they host in-form Atalanta. The Giallorossi go into the Stadio Olimpico encounter in high spirits after a 1-0 triumph at Parma last time out. Luis Enrique's joy was understandable as his side had picked up only two points from their previous three games, and he now wants them to gain some...Full Story »

Racing Santander vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Bernardo targets win

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Racing Santander defender Bernardo has urged his side to step up their steady start to the Primera Division campaign with victory over Rayo Vallecano. Hector Cuper's side have made a solid if unspectacular start to the campaign, with three 0-0 draws and two defeats from five games. The Argentinian coach was well known during his time at Valencia for building teams that were defensively well or...Full Story »

Blackburn vs Manchester City preview - Dzeko makes peace with Mancini

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Edin Dzeko could start against Blackburn after confirming he has been forgiven by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini for his furious reaction to being substituted in Munich this week. Mancini vowed that no City player would behave in such a manner again whilst he remained in charge. Dzeko vented his frustrations as he was making his way to the dugout after being replaced by Nigel de Jong ...Full Story »

Queen of South vs Dundee preview - Absentees mither McPherson

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by PA

Queen of the South defender Craig Reid has been ruled out of his side's home fixture with Dundee due to a groin injury. Manager Gus McPherson will also be without the suspended Kevin Smith and fellow striker Marc McCusker, who is struggling with a groin injury. Midfielder Scott McLaughlin is rated as having a 50/50 chance of featuring due to an unspecified injury. McPherson said: "We have a f...Full Story »

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