Sunday, April 22, 2012
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelo Bielsa has dropped Iker Muniain on technical decision and brought in Gaizka Toquero to take over his place. Atletico Madrid Atletico president Enrique Cerezo believes their second leg clash against Valencia will be the most important match of the season for his club. Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 42nd La Liga goal of the term to condemned Barcelona to their 1st home defeat following the visit of Real Madrid. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino believes he is quite different from his Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone, who has won titles in Argentina. Getafe Getafe manager Luis Garcia admits he is wary about facing the teams from below, as he believes that they can be more dangerous than others. Granada Granada coach Abel Resino reveals that he has been working on his team's mental preparation as excessive anxiety can be fatal against Getafe. Levante Arouna Kone scored his 14th Primera Division goal of the season as Levante registered their 4th away draw following the match against Sevilla. Malaga Malaga defender Sergio Fernandez believes concentration and second half performance will determined the outcome of their match against Osasuna. Osasuna Osasuna defender Marc Bertran declared that he is fit again and hopes to be selected for their clash against direct rivals for Europe, Malaga. Racing Santander Racing coach Alvaro Cervera insisted that no one at the club has thrown in the towel, even though they already have one foot in Segunda Liga. Rayo Vallecano Mate Bilic scored his third La Liga goal of the season to condemned Rayo to their ninth away defeat following the match against Sporting Gijon. Real Betis Real Betis coach Pepe Mel has reminded his team that a win over Valencia would finally allow them relax and turn their attention up the chart. Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 42nd La Liga goal of the term as Real Madrid registered their 14th away victory following the match at Barcelona. Real Mallorca Victor Casadesus scored his 8th La Liga goal of the season as Mallorca registered their 7th home victory following the match against Zaragoza. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad boss Philippe Montanier has stressed that what matters right now is beating direct rivals Villarreal and not his 'personal case'. Real Zaragoza Victor Casadesus scored his 8th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Zaragoza to their 12th away defeat following the match versus Mallorca. Sevilla Alvaro Negredo scored his 12th La Liga goal of the campaign as Sevilla registered their 4th home draw following the match against Levante. Sporting Gijon Mate Bilic scored his third La Liga goal of the season as Sporting Gijon registered their sixth home victory following the match against Rayo. Valencia Valencia coach Unai Emery said this is critical time of their campaign and has urged his side to be more effective in their remaining matches. Villarreal Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi has confirmed that his knee operation has been a success and is now expected to face 7 months of rehabilitation.