Saturday, April 28, 2012
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa has praised Fernando Llorente's display against Sporting CP, stating that he has never seen him play like that. Atletico Madrid Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that he is confident that Chelsea will allow him to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid a second season. Barcelona Inter Milan have denied they will be making a move for Pep Guardiola, after the coach announced that he will be leaving Barcelona this summer. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players that their European dream will come to an end if they fail to beat Sporting Gijon. Getafe Getafe are looking to register their third win in five games when they take on Mallorca, who have dropped 34 points away from home this season. Granada Granada are keen to register their second victory in five games when they take on Levante, who have suffered five home defeats this season. Levante After extending his contract at Levante, defender Juanfran Garcia admitted it has been his dream to finish his career in his hometown club. Malaga Malaga defender Martin Demichelis has urged his team to play a complete game, even if they are nervous about meeting Valencia this weekend. Osasuna Osasuna head coach Mendilibar is not worried about the missing players as his team have learned to cope with absenses throughout the season. Racing Santander Racing are hoping to avoid their fourth defeat in five games when they take on Sociedad, who are looking to register their eighth home victory. Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano are hoping to avoid their fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Barcelona, who have dropped 16 points away from home. Real Betis Betis are hoping to register their third win in five games when they take on Atletico Madrid, who have suffered nine away defeat this season. Real Madrid Juventus director Beppe Marotta has insisted that Arturo Vidal is not for sale after Real Madrid reportedly showed an interest in the player. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca are hoping to register their second straight victory when they take on Getafe, who have dropped 21 points at home this season. Real Sociedad Sociedad are looking to pick up points for the sixth straight game when they take on Racing, who are keen to avoid their ninth away defeat. Real Zaragoza Zaragoza are desperate to avoid their second straight defeat when they take on Bilbao, who are looking to register their fifth away victory. Sevilla Sevilla defender Juan Cala is aware of the difficulty that awaits his team at Bernabeu, but insists they have no choice but to go for the win. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon are desperate to register their second straight win when they take on Espanyol, who have dropped 21 points at home this season. Valencia Valencia coach Unai Emery admitted that Atletico Madrid deserve to go to the Europa League final and that the first leg played a key role. Villarreal Villarreal coach Miguel Angel Lotina said his team is growing stronger and that makes him hopeful about their chances of avoiding relegation.