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Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« on: August 21, 2015, 05:07:26 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 05:07:43 AM »
ATHLETIC BILBAO: Having improved as they went along last season, the Basques finished beaten finalists in the King’s Cup and went on to exact revenge over their conquerors Barcelona in this month's Spanish Super Cup. They remain dependant on Aritz Aduriz in attack but youngster Inaki Williams is set to make more of impact on the wing.

ATLETICO MADRID: A lot will depend on how Colombia striker Jackson Martinez lives up to his 35 million euros (Ł25 million) transfer fee as Diego Simeone's men seek to continue the progress that has made them one of Europe’s top clubs. Arda Turan and Joao Miranda are important losses though.

BARCELONA: The key for the treble winners is the devastating attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez and they are poised to continue terrorising opposition defences. The Catalan side are the team to beat in Spain and Europe but will not be able to field new signings Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal until January due to a FIFA sanction.

REAL BETIS: Having stormed back up to the top flight as second-division champions following the return of coach Pepe Mel, the Seville-based club's aim is consolidation. They have not had much investment and so are again set to be reliant on goals from Ruben Castro. Experienced midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart has arrived to give extra creativity.

CELTA VIGO: Fan favourite Iago Aspas has returned to bolster the attack and Danish international Daniel Wass is an exciting prospect on the wing. Celta have made a name for themselves with their fast-flowing football but they have lost key midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli as well as the promising Santi Mina.

DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA: After narrowly avoiding relegation, Deportivo have a more solid defence with the arrivals of Alejandro Arribas and Fernando Navarro. They have made some other useful signings, including Fede Cartabia on loan from Valencia, and Faycal Fajr, while the veteran Cani will offer plenty of ability on the ball.

EIBAR: They will look to make the most of their second chance having only stayed up due to Elche's enforced relegation for unpaid tax debts. The tiny Basque club collapsed in the second half of last season after a bright start and they are set to rely again on a strong team ethic and hard work without high-profile names.

ESPANYOL: It will be difficult for Espanyol having lost captain Sergio Garcia, their talisman in attack over recent seasons, as well as highly-rated keeper Kiko Casilla who was picked up by Real Madrid. Talented winger Lucas Vazquez has also rejoined Real and Espanyol have been unable to bring in the same quality to replace them.

GETAFE: After a turbulent campaign with three coaches and a battle against relegation, the Madrid-based club's aim now is stability under Fran Escriba, who did an excellent job at crisis-ridden Elche last season. Escriba will look to play attacking football but they do have limited quality in the middle of the pitch.

GRANADA: A draw in their final game of last season against Atletico Madrid saw Granada stay up but they have since lost key players including Jeison Murillo and Allan Nyom from the defence. They are likely to be reliant again on Youssef El Arabi in attack while midfielder Rene Krhin is a useful reinforcement in midfield.

LAS PALMAS: Having reached the top division through the playoffs, it is now likely to be a battle for Las Palmas to stay up. They will have plenty of experience from 40-year-old Juan Carlos Valeron, one of most talented midfielders that Spain has produced in the last 25 years. Sergio Araujo is a player to look out for in attack.

LEVANTE: Deyverson is the main signing to add greater attacking threat to a team which is based around being solid and defensively strong. The forward line is also boosted by the physical Nabil Ghilas and promising youngster Roger Marti who spent last season out on loan.

MALAGA: After finishing in a comfortable mid-table position last season, Qatar-owned Malaga have sold promising youngsters Juanmi, Samuel Castillejo and Samuel Garcia. That has angered fans along with the lack of reinforcements of the same level and it remains to be seen whether they can stay competitive.

RAYO VALLECANO: Madrid-based Rayo will look to build on last season's 11th-placed finish and push for a place in Europe. Rayo have impressed in the way they always keep faith with their ball-playing philosophy even against stronger teams on paper. They have brought in Patrick Ebert and Bebe to cover for the loss of last season’s top scorer Alberto Bueno.

REAL MADRID: The world's richest club by income are aiming to bounce back under new coach Rafa Benitez after failing to win a major trophy last season under Carlo Ancelotti. Benitez has worked a lot with Gareth Bale and has tried him out in a more central position which the Welshman says he prefers. It is still unclear whether goalkeeper David De Gea will arrive to replace departed captain Iker Casillas.

REAL SOCIEDAD: Having set his target of qualifying for a place in Europe there will be pressure on coach David Moyes to achieve it this season. He was keen to sign a forward and Jonathas appears to be a strong reinforcement from Elche as he offers pace, strength and clinical finishing.

SEVILLA: The Europa League winners may have lost Carlos Bacca and Aleix Vidal but the way they pushed Barcelona all the way in the European Super Cup final suggests a promising season ahead. They still have plenty of attacking threat while Steven N’Zonzi and Michael Krohn-Dehli are among the new faces.

SPORTING GIJON: They return to the top flight after a promotion campaign based around a solid defence. Sporting’s hopes now though have been hit by sanctions on signing players as a result of their debts. It is set to be a tough season but winger Jony Rodriguez, forward Carlos Castro and playmaker Pablo Perez can cause problems for defences.

VALENCIA: They will seek to build on their top-four finish last season with Singapore billionaire owner Peter Lim aiming to make them one of the top teams in Spain and Europe. Loan deals for Rodrigo Moreno and Andre Gomes were made permanent while forward Santi Mina has arrived along with keeper Mathew Ryan.

VILLARREAL: Having lost Luciano Vietto and Denis Cheryshev, who played a key role in qualifying for the Europa League, it will be difficult for them to again reach the same level. Giovani Dos Santos has also gone but he played a minor role last season mainly due to injury. Castillejo and Garcia have both arrived from Malaga, while they can still rely on inspirational midfielder and captain Bruno Soriano.
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 05:07:22 AM »
First match of the season...

Malaga 0-0 Sevilla
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 10:23:50 AM »
Sevilla's La Liga campaign got off to a stuttering start when their new midfielder Steven Nzonzi was sent off midway through the second half as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Andalusian rivals Malaga on Friday.

In a generally disappointing opening match of the season in Spain's top flight, with few moments of real quality, Sevilla had the better of the first half at the Rosaleda but wasted what chances they created.

The Europa League champions were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Nzonzi, who joined in the close season from English club Stoke City, picked up a second yellow card.

Malaga pressed hard for a winner but were unable to breach the visitors' defence and it was the first time in a decade that the opening match of the Spanish season ended without a goal.

Champions Barcelona begin their bid for a sixth La Liga title in eight years at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday (1630 GMT).

Bilbao thumped Barca 5-1 on aggregate in this month's Spanish Super Cup, ending the Catalan club's bid to repeat 2009's feat when they won all six competitions they contested.

Luis Enrique's side won a treble of Champions League, La Liga and King's Cup titles last term, beat Sevilla 5-4 to win the European Super Cup this month and play at the Club World Cup in December.

Real Madrid, under new coach Rafa Benitez, play at promoted Sporting Gijon on Sunday (1830), while Atletico Madrid host another promoted side, Las Palmas, on Saturday (1830) before Valencia play at Rayo Vallecano (2030).

First match of the season...

Malaga 0-0 Sevilla
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 10:24:58 AM »
Atletico Madrid have been one of the most active La Liga clubs in this transfer window but coach Diego Simeone said on Friday they may not be done yet and want another midfielder.

After finishing third behind champions Barcelona and second-placed Real Madrid last term and qualifying for the Champions League, Atletico sold Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic to Juventus and Turkey playmaker Arda Turan to Barca.

Signings include Colombia striker Jackson Martinez, Argentine forward Luciano Vietto, Belgium midfielder Yannick Carrasco and Montenegro defender Stefan Savic, while playmaker Oliver Torres has returned from a loan spell at Porto and Filipe Luis was bought back from Chelsea after one season.

Hopes are high that Atletico can again challenge for the Spanish league title after they stunned Barca and Real to win La Liga in 2013-14. They begin their latest campaign at home to promoted Las Palmas on Saturday.

Asked about the possible arrival of another midfielder, Simeone told a news conference the club was working on it.

"We are open to everything that might happen," the former Argentina captain added. "We are very pleased with the squad we have and if someone comes to help out they will be welcome. And if someone leaves I hope that's the best thing for that player."

Simeone revealed that Martinez, who Atletico signed for 35 million euros (25 million pounds) from Porto, would start Saturday's match alongside France forward Antoine Griezmann, with Torres in a four-man midfield with captain Gabi, Koke and Tiago.
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 10:26:12 AM »
Valencia need to find a centre back to replace Nicolas Otamendi before the transfer window closes at the end of the month following the Argentina international's departure for Manchester City, coach Nuno said on Friday.

Nuno said he had full confidence in Germany international Shkodran Mustafi and Portuguese Ruben Vezo and the central defensive pair had performed well in Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League playoff victory at home to Monaco.

However, with a busy season ahead, when the Singapore-owned club are hoping to mount a genuine challenge for silverware in both Spain and Europe, another player was needed, the coach told a news conference previewing Saturday's opening La Liga match of the campaign at Rayo Vallecano (2030 GMT).

"We are aware that we need another centre back," Nuno told reporters.

"We have a lot of options but the market will dictate," added the Portuguese.

"There are times when there are players you want but for whatever reason they are not available."

Otamendi's move to City was announced on Thursday in a deal reported to be worth 45 million euros (32.4 million pounds).
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2015, 10:33:53 AM »
La Liga matches tonight:

00:30
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Sociedad
00:30
Espanyol vs Getafe
02:30
Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas
04:30
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 12:40:47 AM »
5 mins
Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad
Espanyol 1-0 Getafe
02:30
Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas
04:30
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2015, 01:24:33 AM »
HT
Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad
Espanyol 1-0 Getafe

02:30
Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas
04:30
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2015, 05:31:06 AM »
FT
Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad
Espanyol 1-0 Getafe
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Las Palmas
HT
Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Valencia
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2015, 07:03:31 AM »

FT
Deportivo La Coruna 0-0 Real Sociedad
Espanyol 1-0 Getafe
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Las Palmas
Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Valencia
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2015, 05:11:52 PM »
La Liga matches tonight

00:30
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
02:30
Sporting Gijon vs Real Madrid
04:00
Levante vs Celta Vigo
04:30
Real Betis vs Villarreal
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2015, 06:11:15 PM »
Atletico Bilbao vs Barcelona

Spanish defender Marc Bartra started in last week's 4-0 defeat at Athletic in the first leg and is eager to make amends.

``We are the defending champions and we have to defend the title like never before,'' Bartra said on his club's official website. ``Learning from mistakes is what makes you grow and we are determined to avenge last week's result against Athletic.

``Athletic are a tough team and the best we can do is come back, play good football, and get the three points.

``We are lucky enough to be competing again very quickly and there are lots of ways we can learn from our mistakes.

``We need to press the reset button and go out for a win.''

Repeating last season's success will be difficult considering Barca will have to cope without their summer signings, Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan, who cannot play until January when the club's FIFA transfer ban expires.

Barca won the Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles under first-year coach Luis Enrique.

They added a fourth trophy this month when they beat Sevilla 5-4 in extra-time to win the UEFA Super Cup, with Spanish forward Pedro, who joined Chelsea this week, scoring the winner.

Despite Pedro's departure, Barca will have no shortage of goals, with their formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scoring a combined 122 in all competitions for the club last season.

However, Neymar will sit out Sunday's match after the player was diagnosed with mumps.

With Gerard Pique serving his first of a four-match ban on Sunday - after being sent off in Monday's 1-1 draw against Athletic for dissent - and Jeremy Mathieu also suspended, Bartra is expected to play alongside Javier Mascherano in Barca's defence.

Both players will have their work cut out to limit Athletic forward Aritz Aduriz.

Aduriz scored four of Athletic's five goals in the Spanish Super Cup.

``Aduriz is a striker who's scored a lot of goals and he really knows how to move,'' Bartra said. ``He's pretty clever and we have to be at a high level.

``We have to avoid making individual mistakes.''

Aduriz was rested for Thursday's 3-2 defeat at Zilina in their first leg of their Europa League play-off tie.

The Basque outfit host the Slovakian outfit next Thursday with a place in the Europa League group stages up for grabs.

``We are disappointed with the result as it's unfair considering what we did on the pitch,'' Athletic coach Ernesto Valverde said. ``Now we must turn around the tie next week if we are to compete in Europe.''

Athletic, who finished seventh in La Liga last season, are without injured striker Inaki Williams.
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2015, 06:28:14 PM »
Gijon vs Real Madrid

Rafael Benitez believes Real Madrid will 'end the debate' about their supposed goalscoring problems when they take on promoted Sporting Gijon at El Molinon in their Primera Division opener on Sunday.

Real's much-vaunted attack drew blanks in four of their eight pre-season friendlies and only managed to score twice against Galatasaray in Tuesday's Trofeo Bernabeu despite creating a host of chances.

For a side that netted a league-best 118 goals in 38 Primera Division matches last season, that form could be a concern heading into the new La Liga season, but Benitez is not panicking.

The Spaniard, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the helm this summer, said on the club's official website: ``We had 22 shots against Galatasaray and I am convinced that will bring us goals.

``I am more concerned about closing down the opponent when they try to bring the ball out of defence and preventing counter-attacks.

``I am very pleased and confident.

``Beyond that, we will try to score against Sporting to put an end to this debate.''

Los Blancos are coming off a disappointing year, one that saw them finish runners-to Barcelona in the Spanish title race while also losing to Juventus in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

If Real are to win their first La Liga title since the 2011-12 campaign, they will need Cristiano Ronaldo to deliver again up front.

Ronaldo begins his seventh campaign with the club and will do so after one of his finest ever seasons, one in which he scored 61 goals in all competitions - his best numbers at Real since his arrival from Manchester United.

Ronaldo netted 48 goals in 35 league games and was the top scorer in La Liga last term for the third time in his career.

Real have made five summer signings with the latest arrival being Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who joined from Inter Milan in a 30million euro deal this week and could feature on Sunday.

Benitez is delighted with the talent at his disposal and celebrated defender Sergio Ramos' decision to remain at the club.

Ramos, who has taken over the captaincy following Iker Casillas' move to Porto, turned down the chance to join Manchester United and signed a new contract with Real until June 2020 this week.

``Sergio is a very important player,'' Benitez said. ``He is charismatic on and off the pitch.

``He is going to help us a lot.''

Real expect French striker Karim Benzema and Portuguese defender Pepe - who signed a one-year contract extension on Friday - to recover from minor injuries in time for the trip to Gijon.

Sporting finished runners-up in the Segunda Division last season to return to Spain's top flight after a three-year wait.

The Asturian club completed the season-long loan signing of Barcelona youngster Alen Halilovic on Friday, but the Croatia international may not feature against Real.

Looking ahead to Sunday's game, Sporting coach Abelardo Fernandez admits his side probably only have very slim chance of winning, but is keeping his fingers crossed they can upset the odds this weekend.

``We know the task that awaits us and the difference in quality between the two sides,'' he said.``If we were to face Real 100 times, we would probably only win one game and I hope that game is Sunday's match.''
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2015, 01:00:53 AM »
Atletico Bilbao vs Barcelona

Spanish defender Marc Bartra started in last week's 4-0 defeat at Athletic in the first leg and is eager to make amends.

``We are the defending champions and we have to defend the title like never before,'' Bartra said on his club's official website. ``Learning from mistakes is what makes you grow and we are determined to avenge last week's result against Athletic.

``Athletic are a tough team and the best we can do is come back, play good football, and get the three points.

``We are lucky enough to be competing again very quickly and there are lots of ways we can learn from our mistakes.

``We need to press the reset button and go out for a win.''

Repeating last season's success will be difficult considering Barca will have to cope without their summer signings, Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan, who cannot play until January when the club's FIFA transfer ban expires.

Barca won the Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles under first-year coach Luis Enrique.

They added a fourth trophy this month when they beat Sevilla 5-4 in extra-time to win the UEFA Super Cup, with Spanish forward Pedro, who joined Chelsea this week, scoring the winner.

Despite Pedro's departure, Barca will have no shortage of goals, with their formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scoring a combined 122 in all competitions for the club last season.

However, Neymar will sit out Sunday's match after the player was diagnosed with mumps.

With Gerard Pique serving his first of a four-match ban on Sunday - after being sent off in Monday's 1-1 draw against Athletic for dissent - and Jeremy Mathieu also suspended, Bartra is expected to play alongside Javier Mascherano in Barca's defence.

Both players will have their work cut out to limit Athletic forward Aritz Aduriz.

Aduriz scored four of Athletic's five goals in the Spanish Super Cup.

``Aduriz is a striker who's scored a lot of goals and he really knows how to move,'' Bartra said. ``He's pretty clever and we have to be at a high level.

``We have to avoid making individual mistakes.''

Aduriz was rested for Thursday's 3-2 defeat at Zilina in their first leg of their Europa League play-off tie.

The Basque outfit host the Slovakian outfit next Thursday with a place in the Europa League group stages up for grabs.

``We are disappointed with the result as it's unfair considering what we did on the pitch,'' Athletic coach Ernesto Valverde said. ``Now we must turn around the tie next week if we are to compete in Europe.''

Athletic, who finished seventh in La Liga last season, are without injured striker Inaki Williams.
30mins Bilbao 0-0 Barcelona
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2015, 01:30:32 AM »

First Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Barcelona 0.
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2015, 02:05:44 AM »
Goal! Athletic Club 0, Barcelona 1. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Alba with a cross.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2015, 02:45:49 AM »
FT Bilbao 0-1 Barcelona

15 mins Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2015, 03:25:33 AM »

FT Bilbao 0-1 Barcelona
HT Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2015, 07:49:06 AM »
FT
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Barcelona
Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid
Levante 1-2 Celta Vigo
Real Betis 1-1 Villarreal
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2015, 08:20:03 AM »
Rafa Benitez suffered an embarrassing setback in his first La Liga outing in charge of Real Madrid when they were held to a 0-0 draw at promoted Sporting Gijon in their opening match of the season on Sunday.

Real's expensively assembled squad, including FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive player, could not find a way past Gijon's determined defence at the Molinon.

There were no such problems for Real's great rivals Barcelona, who got their bid for a sixth La Liga title in eight years off to a winning start when Luis Suarez buried a fine volley shortly after halftime to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.

The Spanish and European champions’ victory at the San Mames, in which Lionel Messi had a first-half penalty saved, was sweet revenge for Barca following their 5-1 aggregate defeat by Bilbao in this month’s Spanish Super Cup.

It came at some cost, however, as both midfielder Sergio Busquets and fullback Dani Alves picked up injuries that ended their participation in the game.

They will have tests on Monday and coach Luis Enrique said neither injury appeared to be serious.

"We know that these kinds of matches give us strength in our effort to win La Liga," Suarez told Spanish television.

"We also knew that they would be a very difficult, very tough opponent," added the Uruguay striker.

REAL FRUSTRATED

If former Valencia coach Benitez was hoping for a rousing win on his return to La Liga after 11 years he was sorely disappointed as Real drew a blank in Asturias.

Gijon goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar was on fine form, particularly against Ronaldo, while Real's approach play looked lethargic and too many passes went astray.

Gijon -- whose resources are a fraction of those of their illustrious visitors -- also created chances and when Arnaldo Sanabria headed against the underside of the bar in the first half, television replays showed it may have just crossed the goalline.

"The gap between us and Madrid is immense," Cuellar told Spanish television.

"They are one of the best teams in the world but humility and solidarity won the day," he added.

"Our objective remains very clear though and it's to avoid relegation. I would like to see how many kilometres my team mates ran. What a great job."

Real captain Sergio Ramos said some self-criticism was needed.

"Anything other than a win is not good," added the Spain international.

"But we shouldn't take anything away from the opponent. They pressured well high up the pitch in the first half."

DIVING STOP

A well-organised and hard-pressing Bilbao made life difficult for Barca in the early stages before Suarez was tripped by Gorka Elustondo in the penalty area in the 30th minute and Messi stepped up to take the spot kick.

Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz made a fine diving stop, becoming only the second man after Valencia’s Diego Alves to save a penalty from both Messi and Ronaldo.

It was Messi’s 14th failed spot kick for Barca on the Argentina captain’s 63rd attempt.

Barca made the breakthrough in the 54th minute when Suarez found space in the area and smashed a superb volley into the net from Jordi Alba’s chipped centre.

Sergi Roberto, who had a fine game at right back after replacing Alves in the 19th minute, cracked a shot against the frame of the goal on the hour before Barca coach Luis Enrique had to make another change when Busquets appeared to damage an ankle in a clash with Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz.
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2015, 08:27:35 AM »
Granada 1-3 Eibar
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Re: Spanish Primera Division 2015/16
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2015, 07:12:22 PM »
Villareal 3-1 Espanyol

Roberto Soldado continued his impressive start to life back in Spain with a goal and two assists for substitute Cedric Bakambu to help Villarreal earn a 3-1 comeback win over Espanyol.

Soldado scored just seven league goals during his two years at Tottenham but he struck on his Villarreal debut in last weekend's draw against Real Betis and netted again on Friday night to cancel out Felipe Caicedo's early opener for Espanyol.

Soldado then turned provider with three minutes to go to set up fellow summer signing Bakambu to make it 2-1, and the duo combined again in stoppage time to wrap up the points, the DR Congo international slotting home the Spain forward's pass from close range.

The result sees Villarreal climb to the top of the table on four points, while Espanyol remain on three.

Espanyol needed only three minutes to take the lead in their 1-0 win over Getafe last weekend and they were quick off the mark again at El Madrigal. A loose pass gave the visitors possession on the halfway line and allowed Gerard Moreno the chance to thread a perfect ball through to Caicedo, who skipped past home keeper Alphonse Areola and slotted into an empty net.

That was the way the scoreline remained until the 67th minute, when Soldado drew Villarreal with a fine volley on the turn after substitute Samuel Garcia had lifted the ball into the area.

Samuel missed a great chance to put the Yellow Submarine ahead, but Bakambu -- who came on at the same time as Samuel -- made no mistake in the 87th minute when, after being put through by Soldado, he rounded visiting keeper Pau Lopez before firing home from a tight angle.

The two Villarreal forwards joined forces again in the final attack of the match to seal the win, Soldado picking up a loose ball in the area before setting up Bakambu to tap in from six yards out.
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2015, 02:00:19 AM »
Barcelona vs Malaga

Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble last season, is fit to play.

``Neymar has a special physique,'' Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on the club's official website. ``He gets in shape really fast.

``That opens the door for him to have the possibility of playing.''

Barcelona will begin their Champions League title defence at Luis Enrique's former club Roma next month.

The defending European champions will also take on Bayer Leverkusen and BATE in Group E.

``To return to the Stadio Olimpico will be special,'' Luis Enrique said. ``We have a difficult group and Roma will be our biggest rival.

``Moreover, we start and finish the group stages on the road.''

Luis Enrique also expects a tough match against Malaga, who held Sevilla to a goalless draw in their league opener.

``It's going to be a difficult match,'' he said on Friday. ``It's an attractive challenge for us.

``Last year we weren't able to beat them and tomorrow we expect a big test.''

Barcelona are still without defender Gerard Pique, who will serve his second part of a four-match ban.

Lionel Messi will lead Barcelona's attack alongside Luis Suarez and, should he start, Neymar.

Messi was voted as Europe's best footballer by UEFA for the second time in his career on Thursday. He was a resounding victor ahead of Suarez and the previous year's winner, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Malaga did not concede a goal against Barcelona last season in the Primera Division, drawing at home and winning 1-0 away, but coach Javi Gracia knows his team are in for a challenge at the Nou Camp.

``The past is the past,'' he said. ``The fact is that we will need to bring out the very best of us to get a positive result.

``We need to go there convinced we can do well.''

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz, who rejoined Malaga on loan this week after leaving the Andalusian club in January for Mexican side Cruz Azul, could feature on Saturday.
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2015, 02:01:35 AM »
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez insists his focus is on Saturday's home match against promoted Real Betis and not on transfer market.

The Spanish press continue to speculate on the possible arrival of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

De Gea has been strongly linked with a move to Real in recent months and according to Marca, the Spain international is unlikely to arrive to Real until Monday, transfer deadline day.

Benitez, whose side were held to a goalless draw in their Primera Division opener at promoted Sporting Gijon last week, said on the club's official website: ``We have a game against Betis, which is the most important thing.

``I'm focused on that and I want for things to go well for us tomorrow. I'm not monitoring the market.

``We have a very good team right now, with players that can adapt to different positions.

``We are not looking at the market for anything special as we have a very balanced group. Betis are my priority.''

Benitez expects another difficult challenge against a Betis side that has returned to La Liga just one year after being relegated.

``I expect a similar game to that against Sporting,'' he said. ``Betis have returned to the Primera Division and are really motivated. ''

French forward Karim Benzema is expected to return to action having recovered from a thigh injury which saw him sit out his team's league opener.

``After three weeks working individually, Karim does not have the playing time of his team-mates,'' Benitez said. ``However, he can feature on Saturday - but I don't know for how many minutes.''

The 10-time European champions head into the match knowing they will start their Champions League campaign at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on September 15.

Los Blancos have also been paired with French champions Paris St Germain and Swedish giants Malmo.

``They are strong teams and we will try to qualify,'' Real star Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted. ``The Champions League is a trophy we want to win.''

Real again expect big things from Ronaldo, La Liga's top scorer last season with 48 goals.

The Portuguese has failed to find the back of the net in Real's recent games but Betis coach Pepe Mel has laughed off suggestions that Ronaldo or Real have problems up front.

``That is the joke of the summer,'' Mel said to Marca. ``Real have Cristiano, Benzema, Gareth Bale, James...

``Cristiano at the end of last season had scored more goals than Betis and 13 other teams combined.

``What I'm certain is that if we allow Real to run tomorrow and open up spaces we will lose by at least three goals.

``We must stop them from running. I expect a very determined Real.''

Betis held Villarreal to a 1-1 draw in Seville in their league opener.

Saturday's game will see Betis' Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart face his former club.

Van der Vaart, who signed for Betis this summer, played two seasons at Real before joining Tottenham in 2010.
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2015, 02:28:42 AM »
FT Sociedad 0-0 Gijon
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2015, 02:29:38 AM »
Next time orient want to cover j league already :D

Can someone to give me a Loan and then leave me Alone?

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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2015, 02:33:26 AM »
Next time orient want to cover j league already :D
Not so soon. Cant cover so much. But actually I watching J-League, K-League, China Super League, Malaysia Super League and Premier League as well. I am supporter of Pulau Pinang and they just got promoted to top flight next season  :clap:

Other than that, I am watching NBA. But now is not the season yet. I also interested in badminton, tennis, and wrestling. Because of involve in betting, I actually know quite well about any types of sports.
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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2015, 02:37:36 AM »
Not so soon. Cant cover so much. But actually I watching J-League, K-League, China Super League, Malaysia Super League and Premier League as well. I am supporter of Pulau Pinang and they just got promoted to top flight next season  :clap:

Other than that, I am watching NBA. But now is not the season yet. I also interested in badminton, tennis, and wrestling. Because of involve in betting, I actually know quite well about any types of sports.

I am very impress. Really I mean it.

How bout f1?  You got watch?
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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2015, 02:42:07 AM »
I am very impress. Really I mean it.

How bout f1?  You got watch?
Of course. In betting f1, there are alot type of things to bet. Now anything that seems ridiculous can be bet. I also learn darts, boxing, squash, volleyball and etc from there..
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2015, 03:32:05 AM »

First Half ends, Barcelona 0, Málaga 0.
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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2015, 04:07:10 AM »
60 Minutes, Barcelona 0, Málaga 0
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Goal! Barcelona 1, Málaga 0. Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.
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« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2015, 04:46:21 AM »
Thomas Vermaelen's lone goal was enough for Barcelona to defeat Malaga 1-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Neymar returned for Barca after being sidelined for two weeks after contracting the mumps and played into the 87th minute.

The breakthrough came on 73 minutes, when Malaga keeper Carlos Kameni parried Luis Suarez's cross from the touchline directly into Vermaelen's path to power home from 15 yards.

The win was Barcelona's second straight to open their La Liga campaign after last weekend's win at Athletic.
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FT
Real Sociedad 0-0 Sporting Gijon
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga

40'
Celta Vigo 1-0 Rayo Vallecano

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Real Madrid 1-0 Real Betis
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2015, 04:49:01 AM »
Goal! Real Madrid 1, Real Betis 0. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2015, 05:19:58 AM »

FT
Real Sociedad 0-0 Sporting Gijon
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga

50'
Celta Vigo 2-0 Rayo Vallecano

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Real Madrid 1-0 Real Betis
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2015, 05:21:32 AM »
Goal! Celta de Vigo 2, Rayo Vallecano 0. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.
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Goal! Real Madrid 2, Real Betis 0. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2015, 12:25:21 PM »
Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez had two goals each as Real Madrid claimed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Real Betis in a high-tempo Primera Division match at the Bernabeu.

Record signing Gareth Bale also scored a brace while Cristiano Ronaldo was denied many times as Rafael Benitez took charge of his first home game for the Spanish giants as they moved up to third in the table.

Bale got the ball rolling early on while James netted either side of the break before the returning Karim Benzema -- back after a thigh injury -- headed home a fourth and Bale finished the rout after 89 minutes with a stunning solo effort.

It did not take Bale long to break the deadlock as the Wales international nodded home James' pinpoint pass into the box, sending his glancing close-range header past a diving Antonio Adan just two minutes in.

Moments later Betis goalkeeper Adan did well to send Ronaldo's powerful free-kick over the bar as the hosts continued to put the pressure on.

The away side had a half-chance to level after 10 minutes but Ruben Castro's long-range effort -- from an almost-impossible angle -- sailed high into the stand.

At the other end, Bale was unfortunate to fire over the crossbar while Benzema could not quite get his head on the end of Ronaldo's cross to the far post before Toni Kroos fired wide as the home side searched for a second goal.

Marcelo blocked Xavi Torres' effort midway through the first half as the visitors began to come back into the game but Madrid continued to dominate and Ronaldo could have made it two 10 minutes before the break.

The Portuguese dribbled past German Pezzella before breaking into the 18-yard box, but Adan stood tall and Ronaldo's close-range effort was kept out by the Betis keeper.

And, just before half-time, the hosts did double their lead after Ronaldo was brought down on the edge of the box by Francisco Molinero following a cross from Marcelo. The referee awarded a free-kick on the right and James hammered the resulting set-piece in off the far post and in the back of the net with a beautiful finish.

Keylor Navas did well to keep out Castro after some poor play from the Madrid defence, while Luka Modric suffered what looked like an ankle injury as the half wore on.

The home side came out fired up for the second half and Benzema made it three with a great team goal started by Danilo, who picked out James. The Colombian found Bale on the right of the box and the former Tottenham man's cross reached Benzema, who headed home from close range leaving Adan with no chance.

James gave the home fans even more to celebrate three minutes later after Marcelo's cross rolled back to Kroos on the edge of area and James' overhead kick stunned the Betis defence and a helpless Adan.

Benzema lasted just under an hour on his return from injury and he was replaced by Isco after 52 minutes.

The away side were awarded a penalty just after the hour as substitute Jorge Molina was closed off by Raphael Varane in the box. The referee pointed straight to the spot but Navas managed to save Castro's weak effort.

Sergio Ramos almost made it five for Madrid after 77 minutes but his over-head kick hit the woodwork before Ronaldo was again thwarted by Adan.

Bale added the gloss late on after picking up the ball in the Betis half and then sending his long-range thunderbolt in off the post to seal the three points.
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FT
Real Sociedad 0-0 Sporting Gijon
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga
Celta Vigo 3-0 Rayo Vallecano
Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis
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00:30
Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao
02:30
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid
02:30
Valencia vs Deportivo La Coruna
04:30
Getafe vs Granada
04:30
Las Palmas vs Levante
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FT
Eibar 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

25'
Sevilla 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Valencia 0-0 Deportivo La Coruna

04:30
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FT
Eibar 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

40'
Sevilla 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Valencia 0-1 Deportivo La Coruna

04:30
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Las Palmas vs Levante
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FT
Eibar 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
Sevilla 0-3 Atletico Madrid
Valencia 1-1 Deportivo La Coruna
Getafe 1-2 Granada
Las Palmas 0-0 Levante
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Levante vs Sevilla tonight  :clap:
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FT   Levante 1-1 Sevilla
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22:00
Espanyol vs Real Madrid

00:15
Sporting Gijon vs Valencia

02:30
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

04:00
Real Betis vs Real Sociedad
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