Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa was pleased the improved performance of his fringe players, despite the defeat to Paris Saint Germain.
Atletico are through to the knockout phase after Alvaro Dominguez scored his first Europa League goal to beat Rennes at the Vicente Calderon.
Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has remained coy on whether Barcelona will purchase a replacement for the injured striker David Villa.
Didac Vila has warned Espanyol of the danger posed by Sporting Gijon's midfield and that his team must be vigilant from the very first minute.
Getafe midfielder Pedros Rios has declared that the team are fully behind Miku and could not understand why the fans made the hitman a target.
Granada have confirmed that Diego Mainz and Hassan Yebda will not take on Levante this weekend after failing to resume training on Thursday.
Levante midfielder Jose Barkero has urged his team to take the unique opportunity to have a spectacular holiday by beating Malaga this week.
Malaga striker Sebastian Fernandez admits his team have a better chance of beating Valencia as Roberto Soldado is missing due to suspension.
Osasuna midfielder Xavier Annunziata would love to be given more opportunities in the La Liga, but admits the current team are doing well.
Racing are in 11th place in the Fairplay chart with 48 penalty points after picking up 44 yellow cards and 2 red cards so far this season.
Rayo Vallecano hitman Lass Bangoura has returned to Guinea to clear up some permit problems and is not expected to return before the New Year.
Real Betis' Roque Santa Cruz believes the strong words from coach Pepe Mel might be just what the team needed to produce a positive reaction.
Luis Figo has blasted those who criticised Cristiano Ronaldo's performance against Barcelona, accusing them of not understanding football.
Cash-strapped Real Mallorca have expressed their regret for their 'irresponsible' act in the hiring of Alejandro Alfaro for EUR1.7 million.
Real Sociedad midfielder Xabi Prieto believes he was lucky to score against Granada, but admits it is a good boost ahead of the Racing clash.
Bad news for Zaragoza after it was confirmed that David Mateos is out for a month due to a muscle tear sustained in the match versus Alcorcon.
Martin Caceres' agent said he is honoured Juventus have renewed their interest in the Sevilla defender, fueling rumours about a January move.
Sporting Gijon coach Manolo Preciado could field Alberto Lora against Espanyol this weekend as the midfielder is back on the training pitch.
Defender Jordi Alba insisted that Valencia are under no pressure following their recent results, but they are keen to change their dynamics.
Villarreal midfielder Javier Camunas admits having 7 players sidelined affects their performance because there are no competition for places.