Friday, April 27, 2012
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao will meet Atletico Madrid in the final after Ibai Gomez scored his second Europa League goal to eliminate Sporting Lisbon. Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid will meet Athletic Bilbao in the final after striker Adrian Lopez scored his 10th Europa League goal to eliminate Valencia. Barcelona Barcelona have announced that playmaker Xavi is out for two weeks with a calf injury and will miss the match against Rayo, Malaga and Espanyol. Espanyol Midfielder Javi Marquez has confirmed that he will not be extending his contract at Espanyol and will leave the club in 2013 at the latest. Getafe Luis Garcia said the Mallorca clash is key to keep Getafe's European hopes alive, but it would not be a disappointment if they fail to qualify. Granada Granada striker Alex Geijo insists they are not yet safe from relegation and must try to secure all three points against Levante this weekend. Levante Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez has declared that their 'grand finale' to secure a place in Europe begins with the match against Granada. Malaga Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho admits he is still hoping to overtake Valencia and claim a spot in next season' Champions League competition. Osasuna Ibrahima Balde is delighted to have helped Senegal qualify for the Olympic and has thanked Osasuna for allowing him to join his national squad. Racing Santander Racing midfielder Manuel Arana is happy with his recovery and is feeling good, but believes the match against Sociedad is too soon for him. Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano head coach Jose Ramon Sandoval admits injuries have had an affect on his team, but he insists he will not use it as an excuse. Real Betis Real Betis defender Nelson says his team are motivated heading into the Atletico clash because they want to forget the painful Valencia defeat. Real Madrid Jose Mourinho claims he will continue his spell with Real Madrid beyond this summer if he can reach an agreement with his current employers. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca winger Michael Pereira said his team will be ambitious against Getafe because they still have a slim chance of playing in Europe. Real Sociedad Xabi Prieto admits Real Sociedad must beat Racing and secure their safety, as it will difficult to do against Atletico, Osasuna and Valencia. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza midfielder Luis Garcia is convinced that his side will avoid relegation if they can win all four of their remaining fixtures. Sevilla Sevilla boss Michel is looking forward to the Bernabeu trip after claiming that Bayern have given him some ideas on how to take on Real Madrid. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente could field Alex Menendez against Espanyol after the reserve player joined the first team in training. Valencia Atletico Madrid will meet Athletic Bilbao in the final after striker Adrian Lopez scored his 10th Europa League goal to eliminate Valencia.