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ENGLISH PREMIER BEST 11 PFA AWARDS | 2 SPANIARDS ON LIST

The "Professional Footballers Association" (PFA) of the English Premier League announced their “Best XI Team” for season 2014 – 2015. Congratulations to the two Spanish International players who have be named & included: David De Gea (Manchester United) & Diego Costa (Chelsea FC). See the full list of players in the diagram below:

Best X1 2014/15 Premier League

It is a great honour for them both, especially Costa in his first season in English Football, & indirectly for Spanish Football.

The rumours mount that Manchester United goalie De Gea could move to Real Madrid next season. Manchester United has reportedly offered the Spanish goalie to renew his contract with a huge 14M€ + deal that has not been taken up as yet. This is fuelling all sorts of speculation.

Stay tuned!

LA LIGA | ROUND 33 SUNDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

La Liga continued today with Round 33 scheduled matches. Here are all the final results along with all the goalscorers.

La Liga 2015

Malaga FC hosted Deportivo A Coruña & the end final result of a 1 - 1 draw doesnt do much for each. Malaga was lucking for the 3 points to give them some chance of the Euro ladder positions, while Deportivo needs desperately points to get out off the relegation zone. The goalscorers were Amrabat for Malaga in the 46th min, & Riera in the 59th min for Depor.

La Liga 2015

Vital victory by Almeria 2 - 0 over Eibar with the 3 points gained taking them out momentarily from the relegation zone of the La Liga ladder. The goals came from Thievy in the 8th min & Verza in the 68th min when he converted a penalty

Eibar drops & now must be weary of avoiding slipping into danger if they are not careful.


Spanish Football 2015

Sevilla FC keeps looking towards the European ladder positions ( & even Champions League awaiting tomorrows Valencia CF result) winning 2 - 0 Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano. The goals came from Iborra in the 17th min & Carriço in the 43rd min converting a penalty. Rayo Vallecano had goal opportunities but - as with all season - was not effective enough upfront.


La Liga 2015 Real Madrid

Celta de Vigo pushed & nearly put "La Liga" title definately away from the Real Madrid grasp after palying a fabulous match but losing 2 - 4. Real Madrid scrapped through this encounter & mantains the Club in second place & just 2 points away from current Liga leaders FC Barcelona. 

Celta showed iniciative from the kick-off & troubled a "weak" Real Madrid defence that was not coordinated with their midfield at all. Young Illaramendi will be again put under the microscope as he was not up to the occasion , while Isco is going through a minor slump in form. 

Celta opened & surprised the visitors in the 9th min through a Nolito goal, but Real Madrid answered with a Toni Kroos equalizer in the 15th min. It would be the trend for Real Madrid , the individual talents of their top players would save the day on repeated occasions tonight. 

Real Madrid Mexican forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez again started & took his opportunity in big style. This is his week & he put Real Madrid ahead with his teams second goal in the 23rd min. But Celta untroubled equalized in the 28th min when Santi Mina split the Real Madrid defence & scored. Celta kept attacking & against the grain James Rodriguez whipped a ball that touched a Celta defender in the 44th min to put Real Madrid back ahead & go off half time with some tranquility.   

The second half was Celta mostly attacking & putting the visitors continously on the back foot. It was looking more like Celta would score for a draw & wipe clear the Liga title hopes for Real, when Chicharito controlled a Ramos pass in the 73rd min & scored the fourth & the sealer. 

Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti put on Pepe placing him with Marcelo in the midfield to secure the result & limit the Celta attacks. Real managed to do so & took the 3 points from a game that saw Celta perform better. Close call for Real Madrid who remains "alive" in Liga

Monday night round 33 match:
Valencia CF - Granada

LA LIGA | ROUND 33 SATURDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

Spanish Liga Football tonight with matches scheduled of Round 33. Here are all the final results along with all the goalscorers.

Spanish Liga Football 2015

Last placed on La Liga ladder Cordoba hosted Athletic Club Bilbao in the Friday night round 33 opener. The final result was another "nail to the coffin" for Cordoba losing 0 - 1 to Ath Bilbao. Sloppy match from Bilbao with Elche having their chances of scoring, but Bilbao was effective & won with the 55th min Bernat goal.

Spanish Liga Football 2015

Beforehand a danger game for FC Barcelona against local city rival RCD Espanyol. Barça is currently top spot of the Liga table with Real Madrid just 2 points away & this match was a "must win" situation. 

They managed the objective winning 0 - 2 after a great 1º half that included goals from Neymar in the 17th min & later Messi in the 24th min. Things complicated themselves when Barça defender Alba was sent off directly with a red card after protesting with the referee. With 10 men down Espanyol took the iniciative but failed to turn things around thanks to a solid Barça defence & their own lack of finishing powers. 

Barça has half a foot into the Liga title this season.

Spanish Liga Football 2015

Elche in deep relegation & financial troubles visited Atletico de Madrid licking their wounds after being eliminated from Champions mid-week. Their 3 - 0 victory helped heal wounds & consolidated the 3rd Liga position currently in dispute with Valencia CF. 

Elche managed to keep out Atletico the 1ºst half , thereafter the home team dominated. Antoine Griezmann scored twice - 54th min & 76th min - sending a messaje to Coach Simeone after being substituted in Champions. While the other goal came from Raul Garcia in the 62nd min.


La Liga 2015

Getafe fell to Levante 0 - 1 by the only goal scored in the 34th min by Victor Casadesus. Important 3 points for Levante in their attempts to stay far away as possible to the relegation zone of the Liga ladder. With their win they jump to the 15th position.

spanish football liga 2015

Real Sociedad 0 - Villarreal 0 Final result. Goal disallowed - rightly to Villarreal inclued.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL DRAW - MATCH UPS

The draw for the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE & EUROPA LEAGUE semi-finals match-ups was celebrated in UEFA H/Q in Nyon with the following results.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINALS 2015

The semi-finals for UEFA Champions League are
  • FC Barcelona - Bayern Munich : first leg 5/6 May, second leg 12/13 May
  • Juventus FC - Real Madrid CF : first leg 5/6 May, second leg 12/13 May
On paper Barça got the stiff stick being matched with Bayern Munich, while Real Madrid "in theory" will face the "less strongest" of the other three representatives. Said this, all 4 are difficult & very competitive playing in these types of games were form is not the only factor & many a time luck come into play.

What the draw does open the door to is the possibility of a Spanish Football Final in Berlin, a repeat of last year which would reconfirm the supremancy of Spanish Soccer.

EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINALS 2015

The semi-finals for the Europa League are
  • Napoli - Dnipro
  • Sevilla FC - Fiorentina 
The 1º leg is the 7th of May & 2º leg the 14th of May. 

In this competition all 4 are in great form while Italian Football has the chance to get back to the highest levels of European Football with a "hypothetical" all Italian Final. No doubt the Spanish Football representative will be working to assure this does not happen & that Sevilla reaches the Final in Warsaw.  


ZENIT 2 SEVILLA FC 2 (SEVILLA FC WINS 4 - 3 AGG) | EUROPA LEAGUE

Near scare in St Petersburg (Russia) for Sevilla FC in the Europa League 2º leg return match against Zenit. But the Spanish Football Club managed to get itself together & steer themselves into the semi-finals after eliminating the Russian tonight on a 4 - 3 overall aggregate. 

Sevilla FC vs Zenit Europa League 2015

Sevilla Fc took to Russia a 2 - 1 result in their favour from the 1º leg game. The Spanish team could not have started tonights return encounter better after Carlos Bacca converted a penalty in the 6th min. However, Zenit began turning things around & progressively put Sevilla FC on the back foot.

The second half started with Zenit scoring in the 48th min through Rondon after a Sevilla FC goalie mistake from Beto. Things then got real interesting when Zenit Brazilian player Hulk saw Sevilla goalie Beto off his line & scored from 30 mts, another goalkeeping mistake that put Zenit ahead & the match into extra-time. 

Sevilla goalie Beto then turned from "Villain" into "Savoir" making a couple of incredible saves to keep his team alive. Sevilla Coach Emery reacted & put on Gameiro, & in the 85th min the Frenchman turned a counter-attack into a goal to qualify Sevilla FC. 

Close call for the Spaniards were anything could have happened tonight. Final result tonight  Zenit 2 - Sevilla FC 2 (Sevilla wins 4-3 on aggregate).

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