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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao defender Borja Ekiza said his team are strengthen 'emotionally' following their good display in the match against Villarreal.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao declared that he joined the club not as a replacement for Sergio Aguero, but to write his own history.

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano admits that things can quickly become complicated for his side when they play the lesser known teams.

Espanyol defender Hector Moreno sees his team growing stronger physically and emotionally, and he would not rule out of beating Real Madrid.

Bad news for Getafe coach Luis Garcia as defender Tsepo Masilela is sidelined for two weeks after sustaining a torn hamstring in his left leg.

Granada midfielder Fran Rico has urged his side to forget about the Osasuna disappointment and focus on the tough task ahead against Valencia.

Levante defender Victorino Rivas claimed that they are only thinking about avoiding relegation, which would be a historic event for the club.

Julio Baptista is pleased with the progress Malaga are making but urges patience because the club cannot create a project in just five days.

Osasuna are currently in tenth place on the Fairplay chart with 14 penalty points after they were shown 14 yellow cards so far this season.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Gonzalo Colsa has warned his side that they must secure 3 points at home against Rayo before facing Real Madrid next week.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano midfielder Michel declared that they are determined to beat Racing this weekend, as they are their direct rival in the La Liga.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel admits it will be harder to surprise their opponent as the season progresses, but he has prepared plan B, C and D.

Real Madrid

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Michael Laudrup has decided to resigned with immediate effect as a result of ongoing problems with owner Lorenzo Serra Ferrer.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad midfielder Xabi Prieto admits the defeat to Mallorca was difficult to accept as his side were clearly more superior in the game.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza are set to present Antonio Tomas as their latest signing on Wednesday, after the midfielder agreed to a two year deal at the club.

Sevilla defender Martin Caceres has warned his side that they will face a very difficult time against Atletico, who were wounded by Barcelona.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting defender Alberto Botia is looking forward to take on Barcelona for the fifth time in his career and believes they are not invincible.

Ever Banega had declared that Valencia are looking forward to take on English giants Chelsea and are confident with their current good form.


Serie A

AC Milan
Milan boss Max Allegri warns the match with Viktoria Plzen will not be easy, especially as Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs a last-minute fitness test.

AS Roma
AS Roma manager Luis Enrique is hoping their victory over Parma will serve to boost confidence and helps his team to achieve peak condition.

Matte Brighi's agent said the midfielder could have stayed with Roma, but joined Atalanta because he does not fit into Luis Enrique's style.

New Bologna defender Mikael Antonsson admits he was a bit nervous to launch his Serie A career with two tough games against Juve and Inter.

New Cagliari striker Thiago is not too disappointed about the draw with Udinese and believes with a little bit of luck he could have scored.

Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi insisted he is comfortable playing anywhere in midfield and does not have any problem with other players.

Cesena president Igor Campedelli is not worried about having no points so far, after clashing against top teams Napoli, Lazio and AC Milan.

Chievo striker Sergio Pellissier insisted that his team are reaping the fruits of their labour, following the victories over Napoli and Genoa.

Fiorentina president Mario Cognigni is very bitter with 'disrespecful' Riccardo Montolivo for chosing to leave the club for free next year.

Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio is hoping to see through all three years of his contract at the club and dreams of ending his career with Boca.

Inter Milan
Mauro Zarate scored his first Champions League goal as Inter Milan registered their win in Group B following the match against CSKA Moscow.

Giorgio Chiellini's agent said the defender is being made a scapegoat by the media after Juventus dropped four points in the last two games.

Lazio coach Edy Reja has confirmed that Djibril Cisse and Miroslav Klose are in his squad for the Europa League clash against Sportint Lisbon.

Lecce midfielder Christian Obodo admitted his side lost an important match against Siena that they need to improve their approach to a game.


Novara director Mauro Pederzoli believes his team need to grow in personality and authority if they are to get a better results in Serie A.

Palermo midfielder Bertolo has declared that he is happy with his position on the right-wing after waiting for two years for the opportunity.

Parma head coach Franco Colomba believes his team are proving that they are growing, but admits it is not enough as they are missing results.

Soach Giuseppe Sannino has explained his decision to focus on organised and aggressive play because Siena are lacking double-digit striker.

Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is determined to make long-range shooting as one of his weapons and is picking up tips to improve it.