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News from Spain: Sevilla draw at Atletico Madrid to guarantee Champions League spot

Sevilla have sealed a Top Four finish this season after drawing 1-1 away at Atletico Madrid. Julen Lopeteguis future was the major subject of discussion ahead of his sides trip to the Spanish capital and they now go into the final weekend with their position secure. Jose Gimenezs early goal increased the pressure on Lopeteguis …

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News from Spain: Espanyol linked with three Spanish managers after Moreno exit

Espanyol are on the hunt for a new manager after relieving Vincente Moreno of his duties last Friday and they could be looking to poach one from one of their La Liga opponents. Valencia and Espanyol played each other on Saturday evening, finishing 1-1 between the two but reports have emerged linking the Valencia manager …

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News from Spain: Julen Lopetegui to leave Sevilla – Monchi already in contact with replacement

It appears the affair, for lately it has been somewhat short of love, between Julen Lopetegui and Sevilla is coming to an end. The Basque manager is just a point away from securing a third straight season of Champions League football for Los Nervionenses and won the Europa League in his first campaign in what …

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News from Spain: Italian giants in pole position as Angel di Maria set to leave PSG

Former Real Madrid player Angel di Maria looks to be on the move. The Argentine winger has spent the last seven years at Paris Saint-Germain and been highly successful domestically. Before that, he spent a troubled year at Manchester United, shortly after leaving Real Madrid. That was the summer after the won Real Madrids 10th …

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News from Spain: Bayern President insists Robert Lewandowski will play at Allianz next season

Just when it seemed as if one transfer saga had threatened to bring calmer waters to the international scene, that being the resolution of Erling Haalands future, another one exploded. On Friday it emerged that Robert Lewandowski had told Bayern Munich that he had no interest in renewing his deal in Bavaria and was looking …

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News from Spain: Imanol Alguacil calls Unai Emery a fox in press conference

Real Sociedad travel to Villarreal in the penultimate weekend of La Liga action, which could be a defining tie in both of their seasons. Sitting sixth and seventh respectively, a victory for either would be a big step towards Europa League qualification. Speaking ahead of the match, Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil was in good …

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News from Spain: Ronald Araujo left out of Barcelona squad as a precautionary measure

Yesterday Xavi Hernandez had surprised many when he stated that Ronald Araujo was not only back in training but could in fact play against Getafe on Sunday. Yet upon the release of the squad, Barcelona announced that the Uruguayan defender had been left out of the squad as a precautionary measure. Thats following the head …

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News from Spain: Carlo Ancelotti steps up Real Madrid rotations at Cadiz

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has continued his squad rotation policy ahead of their La Liga trip to Cadiz this weekend. Los Blancos have already secured the Spanish league title ahead of their Champions League final tie against Liverpool in Paris on May 28. Ancelotti has previously stated his intention to rest certain players ahead …

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News from Spain: Carlo Ancelotti confirms Eden Hazard’s position at Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has hinted Eden Hazard will return as a key player in his plans next season. Hazard has struggled with ongoing issues over form and injury in 2022 with his Los Blancos future called in question at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Following a big money move to the Spanish capital in …

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News from Spain: Bayern Munich eye Ousmane Dembele as 2022 option

Bayern Munich could launch a shock transfer move for Barcelona starlet Ousmane Dembele in the coming weeks. Dembeles long term future in Catalonia has come under increasing speculation in 2022 amid ongoing contract uncertainty at the Camp Nou. The former Borussia Dortmund winger is currently tied to Barcelona until the end of the 2021/22 season …

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News from Spain: Barcelona open to Robert Lewandowski over Sadio Mane links

Barcelona have offered a hint over their link to Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski. The Catalan giants have been linked with a possible move for the Polish international following growing uncertainty over his contract situation at the Allianz Arena. Lewandowskis current deal at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of the 2021/22 season with …

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News from Spain: Diego Simeone reveals he agreed Luis Suarez’s exit in November

Luis Suarezs spell at Atletico Madrid is coming to an end. After arriving in the capital from Barcelona last season, he inspired Los Rojiblancos to their second league title under Diego Simeone, seven years after the first. This season hasnt been quite as vintage his 13 goals are his lowest total since he arrived in …

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News from Spain: Marcelino confirms he may not be at Athletic Club next season

There has been a strange atmosphere of uncertainty around Athletic Club in recent months. With limited transfer activity to deal with, its generally a settled club. Yet with Marcelino Garcia Torals contract up at the end of the season and elections on the horizon, things are up in the air at Lezama. Speaking ahead of …

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News from Spain: Bayern Munich confirm that Robert Lewandowski has asked to leave

In amongst the great game of transfer rumours and requests, rarely do you get an open admission of what is going on between clubs and players. Yet today, it was confirmed that Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich. Last night reports broke in Germany that Lewandowski had told the club that he wanted to …

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News from Spain: Eduardo Camavinga marvels at quality in Real Madrid team

Eduardo Camavinga is just 19 years of age, but hes already having a significant impact on the Champions League finalists. The French midfielder has made a difference during the crucial late stages of each of Real Madrids knockout fixtures and has gradually earned Carlo Ancelottis trust. Now developing into a factor in his own right, …

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News from Spain: Julen Lopetegui avoids speaking about future ahead of key Sevilla fixture

The atmosphere at Sevilla has arguably plummeted further than Sevillas form in the second half of the season. What was a club full of excitement and dreams in January has become a heavy and hot atmosphere. Particularly for Julen Lopetegui. The team and more specifically Lopetegui have been booed off at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan …

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News from Spain: Xavi doesn’t rule out de Jong sale as Barcelona’s finances come into play

Rarely is a there a quiet day around Can Barca and the revelation of the week has been the potential sale of Frenkie de Jong. On Wednesday it emerged that Barcelona were considering selling the Dutch midfielder in order to ease financial pressure. This naturally became a topic of conversation during Xavi Hernandezs press conference …

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