Sunday, May 6, 2012
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao players failed to score for the second straight game to register their seventh home draw following the match against Getafe. Atletico Madrid Adrian Lopez scored his 7th La Liga goal of the season as Atletico Madrid registered their 11th home victory following the match against Malaga. Barcelona Lionel Messi scored his 50th La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona registered their 17th home victory following the match against Espanyol. Espanyol Lionel Messi scored his 50th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Espanyol to their 10th away defeat following the match against Barcelona. Getafe Getafe players failed to score for the second time in five games to register their fifth away draw following the match against Athletic Bilbao. Granada Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 45th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Granada to their 6th home defeat following the visit of Real Madrid. Levante Tomas Pina scored his first La Liga goal of the season to condemned Levante to their tenth away defeat following the match against Mallorca. Malaga Adrian Lopez scored his 7th La Liga goal of the campaign to condemned Malaga to their 11th away defeat following the match against Atletico. Osasuna Ibrahima Balde scored his sixth La Liga goal of the season as Osasuna registered their tenth home victory following the match against Sociedad. Racing Santander Angel Lafita scored his third La Liga goal of the season to condemned Racing to their tenth away defeat following the match against Zaragoza. Rayo Vallecano Juan Torres Ruiz scored his 4th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Rayo to their 11th away defeat following the match against Sevilla. Real Betis Gaston Sangoy scored his 4th La Liga goal of the campaign to condemned Betis to their 12th away defeat following the match against Sporting. Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 45th La Liga goal of the season as Real Madrid registered their 16th away win following the match against Granada. Real Mallorca Tomas Pina scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Real Mallorca registered their ninth home victory following the match against Levante. Real Sociedad Ibrahima Balde scored his 6th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Sociedad to their 11th away defeat following the match against Osasuna. Real Zaragoza Angel Lafita scored his third La Liga goal of the season as Zaragoza registered their eighth home victory following the match against Racing. Sevilla Juan Torres Ruiz scored his fourth La Liga goal of the season as Sevilla registered their ninth home victory following the match against Rayo. Sporting Gijon Gaston Sangoy scored his fourth La Liga goal of the season as Sporting registered their seventh home win following the match against Betis. Valencia Jonas Goncalves scored his 10th La Liga goal of the season as Valencia registered their 11th home win following the match against Villarreal. Villarreal Jonas Goncalves scored his 10th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Villarreal to their 12th away defeat following the match at Valencia.
AC Milan AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is 99 per cent sure the Rossoneri will win the Scudetto if they can beat an aggressive Inter side on Sunday. AS Roma Francesco Totti scored his eighth Serie A goal of the season as AS Roma registered their fifth home draw following the match against Catania. Atalanta Atalanta head coach Stefano Colantuono has revealed that goalkeeper Andrea Consigli is dropped for the Lazio clash due to a shoulder problem. Bologna AC Milan-owned striker Davide Di Gennaro seems unlikely to stay with Modena next season with Chievo and Bologna reportedly keen to sign him. Cagliari Cagliari defender Lorenzo Ariaudo is pleased to have avoided the relegation, but has vowed that his side will go for the win against Juventus. Catania Giovanni Marchese scored his third Serie A goal of the season as Catania registered their tenth away draw following the match against Roma. Cesena Cesena coach Mario Beretta is pleased that the club have launched so many youngster on the big stage this season, despite their relegation. Chievo AC Milan-owned striker Davide Di Gennaro seems unlikely to stay with Modena next season with Chievo and Bologna reportedly keen to sign him. Fiorentina Alessio Cerci scored his fifth Serie A goal of the season as Fiorentina registered their fourth away win following the match against Lecce. Genoa Eugenio Lamanna's agent admits he is unsure where the goalkeeper will be next season as talks between Genoa and Bari have come a deadlock. Inter Milan Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes he will be judged by his overall performance for the Nerazzurri rather than just the Milan derby. Juventus Coach Antonio Conte insists the parallels with May 5 2002 are more inspiring than frightening as Juventus continue to battle for the Scudetto. Lazio Lazio are hoping to bolster their veteran strike force in the summer by snapping up Dimitar Berbatov for just EUR5 million from Manchester Utd. Lecce Alessio Cerci scored his fifth Serie A goal of the season to condemned Lecce to their tenth home defeat following the match against Fiorentina. Napoli Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has no qualms about dropping Ezequiel Lavezzi again for the Bologna clash as he is currently not the first choice. Novara There is still a probability that Novara could avoid relegation should any club involved in the match-fixing scandal suffer point deduction. Palermo It was claimed that Palermo may have poached coach Giuseppe Sannino from Siena after signing the Robur's sporting director Giorgio Perinetti. Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni advises Sebastian Giovinco to stick with Parma and learn the difference between a good player and a world class one. Siena It was claimed that Palermo may have poached coach Giuseppe Sannino from Siena after signing the Robur's sporting director Giorgio Perinetti. Udinese Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin insists he is not playing mind games with Napoli, but believes the Partenopei are favourites for third place.
Arsenal Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his side produced a weak defensive display against Norwich after being held to a draw at home. Aston Villa Defender Richard Dunne has called on Aston Villa's supporters to unite behind the team and not protest against manager Alex McLeish on Sunday. Blackburn Steve Kean is counting on the support of Blackburn's fans ahead of what he is describing as one of the biggest games at Ewood Park in years. Bolton Owen Coyle is not convinced Bolton's chances of overcoming West Brom have been boosted by Roy Hodgson's appointment as the new England manager. Chelsea Following the FA Cup final win, Roberto Di Matteo has hailed his players who have responded wonderfully well since he took charge in March. Everton David Moyes is determined to keep all his best players at Everton this summer and insists Phil Neville still has a lot to offer on the pitch. Fulham Martin Jol thinks Fulham could smash their record Premier League points total this season as he targets two wins over Sunderland and Tottenham. Liverpool Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has blamed his side poor defensive performance in the first hour for their FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea. Manchester City Manchester City's unsung hero Pablo Zabaleta has said his team-mates need no added incentive to secure a crucial victory at Newcastle on Sunday. Manchester United Lazio are hoping to bolster their veteran strike force in the summer by snapping up Dimitar Berbatov for just EUR5 million from Manchester Utd. Newcastle United Coach Alan Pardew has warned Manchester City that Newcastle are ready to stall their Premier League title charge at St James' Park on Sunday. Norwich City Norwich coach Paul Lambert has hailed hi sisde for securing a 'monumental' result at Arsenal but claims they were denied a definite penalty. Queens Park Rangers Coach Mark Hughes knows QPR need all three points from the huge game with Stoke if they are to keep their Premier League survival hopes alive. Stoke City Coach Tony Pulis has promised QPR and Bolton's fellow strugglers there will be plenty of fight shown by his Stoke side in their final two games. Sunderland Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole is targeting a strong finish to the season and admits Martin O'Neill has brought a lot of life to the club. Swansea City Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester United they face a 'dangerous' opponent when his side travel to Old Trafford on Sunday. Tottenham Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has criticised the FA for allowing speculation about the England manager's job rumble on for almost three months. West Brom Keith Downing insists West Brom still have targets to achieve this season as they start to prepare for when Roy Hodgson leaves the Baggies. Wigan Athletic Manager Roberto Martinez insists Wigan are not going to depend on others for results as his side prepare for their clash against Blackburn. Wolverhampton Captain Karl Henry has challenged relegated Wolves to beat Everton after admitting their form at Molineux this season has been 'atrocious'.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger admits he will seek to move some of Arsenal's strikers out of the club in the summer in order to give them more play time. Aston Villa Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish says Fabian Delph, Chris Herd and James Collins' behaviour in an incident at a nightclub is a 'slur on the club'. Blackburn Blackburn Rovers are hoping that Martin Olsson will be available for the clash with Wigan at Ewood Park after missing the last three games. Bolton Bolton star Lee Chung-yong is set to feature for Wanderers' reserves as he continues his recovery from the broken leg he suffered last summer. Chelsea Frank Lampard says Chelsea's resurgence under Roberto Di Matteo will mean nothing if they lose both the FA Cup and Champions League finals. Everton Everton manager David Moyes says his only motivation for the remainder of the season is finishing as high as possible in the Premier League. Fulham Martin Jol has dismissed rumours linking Clint Dempsey with a move to Liverpool and remains hopeful the Fulham hitman will sign a new contract. Liverpool Boss Kenny Dalglish admits there is plenty of nervous tension inside the Liverpool camp as they ready themselves for an FA Cup final showdown. Manchester City Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has praised Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, but has played down talk of a summer swoop for the Wales star. Manchester United Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan would welcome the opportunity to discuss a summer switch to Manchester United, according to his representative. Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew has played down Newcastle's chances of securing Champions League football, believing they are the outsiders in the race. Norwich City Paul Lambert is looking for Norwich to end the 2011-12 campaign on a high and provide a fitting ending to what has been a 'fairytale' season. Queens Park Rangers QPR boss Mark Hughes is a 'little disappointed' that the FA chose to appoint Roy Hodgson as England boss in the midst of the relegation run-in. Stoke City Stoke City head coach Tony Pulis has accepted Cameron Jerome's claims that the striker has not been given enough opportunities this season. Sunderland Martin O'Neill has reiterated his intention to keep the likes of Stephane Sessegnon at Sunderland as he plots forward progress for the club. Swansea City Brendan Rodgers has accused Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini of being disrespectful to Swansea as they prepare to face Manchester United. Tottenham Harry Redknapp believes it would be impossible for him to replace Luka Modric and has called on Spurs to do all they can to retain his services. West Brom Roy Hodgson has been backed to deal with the egos in the England squad and improve their quality by his West Brom number two Keith Downing. Wigan Athletic Roberto Martinez welcomes the praise he and his players are receiving but admits it will count for nothing if Wigan do not finish the job. Wolverhampton Coach Terry Connor has challenged Wolves to end a disastrous campaign on a high to make sure fans and the club feel ready for next season.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Marcelo Bielsa is not in the least bit concerned about his Bilbao side freezing in their upcoming Copa del Rey and Europa League finals. Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo believes it is important for Atletico to win a title this season and that Simeone will coach their team next season. Barcelona Malaga have contacted Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita about a summer switch to La Rosaleda and are willing to pay EUR10 million for the move. Espanyol Espanyol are keen to avoid their fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Barcelona, who have conceded only 11 goals at home this season. Getafe Getafe are hoping to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Bilbao, who are determined to register their ninth home victory. Granada Granada are hoping to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Real Madrid, who are keen to register their 16th away victory. Levante Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez said that he will not doubt the words of Arouna Kone about his injury, but hopes he will play next week. Malaga Malaga have contacted Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita about a summer switch to La Rosaleda and are willing to pay EUR10 million for the move. Osasuna Osasuna president Patxi Izco announced that he is leaving after 10 years at the helm, believing that his cycle at the club has come to an end. Racing Santander Racing are hoping to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Real Zaragoza, who are looking for their eighth home victory. Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano are desperate to avoid their sixth straight defeat when they take on Sevilla, who are looking to register their ninth home win. Real Betis Real Betis are looking to register their second consecutive win when they take on Sporting, who are hoping to avoid their ninth home defeat. Real Madrid Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka has revealed the club are desperate to hold on to striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is tipped to leave. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca are keen to register their fourth straight victory when they take on Levante, who have suffered nine away defeat this season. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad are looking to pick up points for the eighth straight game when they take on Osasuna, who have suffered only three home defeats. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza are keen to register their third consecutive victory when they take on Racing, who are hoping to avoid their tenth away defeat. Sevilla Sevilla coach Michel has included Ivan Rakitic and David Omar in his squad to face Rayo, after playing down the fight between the both players. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon are hoping to register their third win in five games when they take on Real Betis, who have dropped 35 points away from home. Valencia Valencia star midfielder Dani Parejo has appologised for failing an alcohol test and has promised that he will never repeat the mistake again. Villarreal Villarreal are keen to pick up points for the sixth straight game when they take on Valencia, who have suffered four home defeat this season.
AC Milan Kevin-Prince Boateng would love a goal in the Milan derby and insists they deserve the Scudetto, despite the fact Juventus had a good season. AS Roma AS Roma coach Luis Enrique is refusing to confirm his summer exit from the club, insisting that Europa League qualification is what matters. Atalanta Atalanta are keen to register their third win in five games when they take on Lazio, who have dropped 31 points away from home this season. Bologna Striker Marco Di Vaio has confirmed that he will be leaving Bologna for Montreal Impact at the end of the season after four years at the club. Cagliari Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has hit out at the Lega Calcio and Juventus for rearranging their Week 37 tie without consulting his club. Catania Catania manager Vincenzo Montella insists the campaign will be one to remember even if his side lose their final games to Roma and Udinese. Cesena Cesena are hoping to avoid their fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Novara, who have registered eight draws at home this campaign. Chievo Chievo are hoping to register their first victory in six fixtures when they take on Palermo, who are keen to avoid their seventh home defeat. Fiorentina Vincenzo Guerini admits he could not turn down Fiorentina's request to revive his coaching career, but it would not go beyond this season. Genoa Genoa are determined to register their second straight victory when they take on Udinese, who have dropped only 12 points at home this season. Inter Milan Inter's Dejan Stankovic will undergo the knife to correct a Achilles tendon injury, therefore ruling him out of the remainder of the season. Juventus Bad news for Juventus coach Antonio Conte as defender Paolo De Ceglie is out for the matches against Cagliari and Atalanta with a thigh strain. Lazio Stefano Mauri has promised that Lazio will do their absolute best in the final stages of the race for Champions League qualification this term. Lecce Lecce are determined to register their first win in five games when they take on Fiorentina, who are keen to avoid their tenth away defeat. Napoli Edinson Cavani wants Napoli to secure the Champions League qualification and the Coppa Italia to pay back the support their fans have shown. Novara Novara are looking for their second win in five games when they take on Cesena, who have scored only nine goals away from home this season. Palermo Palermo are not worried if Emiliano Viviano returns to Inter at the end of the season as Samir Ujkani has proven to be a good replacement. Parma Parma striker Sebastian Giovinco has admitted that he does not know where he will be playing next season as it depends on a lot of situations. Siena Siena are hoping to register their first win in four games when they take on Parma, who have dropped 36 points away from home this season. Udinese Udinese are keen to register their third straight win when they take on Genoa, who are desperate to avoid their 14th away defeat this season.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Arsenal Robin van Persie is looking forward to playing alongside Lukas Podolski and feels he possesses the right attitude to be a success at Arsenal. Aston Villa Eric Lichaj believes he has the attributes to control the threat of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, when Aston Villa face Spurs this weekend. Blackburn Coach Steve Kean has dismissed reports that he was confronted by an angry fan who had broken into Blackburn's training ground as laughable. Bolton Bolton coach Owen Coyle has told his players they need to show character and bravery in their final two games, if they are to avoid the drop. Chelsea Petr Cech believes Chelsea's chances of finishing fourth are probably over after they lost to Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Everton It was reported that Everton are considering a move for Norwich City defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Fulham Pavel Pogrebnyak has sought to end any uncertainty about his long-term future by confirming his intention to agree a new contract at Fulham. Liverpool It was claimed that Olympique Lyonnais defender Dejan Lovren has been made a target for Liverpool, following his strong showing this season. Manchester City Juventus have told the agent of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, that the club are not interested in signing the Italy international. Manchester United Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits it will be 'impossible' to catch Manchester City if they win convincingly at Newcastle United. Newcastle United Jonas Gutierrez hailed Newcastle Utd's win at Chelsea and believes the club are still in a good position to qualify for the Champions League. Norwich City It was reported that Wigan, Sunderland and Everton are keen on Norwich defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Queens Park Rangers QPR boss Mark Hughes wants his players to keep their composure in the final two games, but insists their poor disciplinary record is undeserved. Stoke City Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has insisted he would like Jermaine Pennant to stay at the Britannia Stadium for the remainder of his contract. Sunderland It was reported that Sunderland are considering a move for Norwich City defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Swansea City Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Brendan Rodgers for sticking to his principles and believes he should be considered for manager of the year award. Tottenham Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has hailed Harry Redknapp as a special manager and hopes he remains at Tottenham as long as possible. West Brom Chris Brunt hopes West Brom can finish the season strongly and get in the top 10 before coach Roy Hodgson leaves to concentrate on England. Wigan Athletic It was reported that Wigan are considering a move for Norwich City defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Wolverhampton Steven Mouyokolo has returned to Wolves from his loan spell at Sochaux and could yet have a future at Molineux, according to boss Terry Connor.
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa said the sending-off made everything much more difficult, but admitted Real Madrid deserved the victory. Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone said Atletico players were devastated to draw with Sociedad, but insisted they will not give up on their Champions League dream. Barcelona Ajax coach Frank de Boer has stated that departing captain Jan Vertonghen should shun Premier League advances in favour of a move to Barcelona. Espanyol Espanyol keeper Cristian Alvarez said the team have tried their best and are disappointed at missing a place in next season's Europa League. Getafe Getafe midfielder Michel is delighted to have secured their La Liga survival and hopes to use the last two matches to improve their image. Granada Granada coach Abel Resino is likely to have Inigo Lopez available again for the Real Madrid clash after the defender recovered from injury. Levante Levante defender Pedro Lopez has urged his side to keep believing that they can still finish fourth, despite trailing Malaga by three points. Malaga Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho believes Atletico will field a competitive side this weekend, despite their upcoming Europa League final. Osasuna Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar will have to face Sociead this weekend without the services of Lekic, Roversio and Damia due to suspensions. Racing Santander Racing have confirmed that Pedro Munitis has played his last game this season as the striker is sidelined for three weeks due to muscle tear. Rayo Vallecano Rayo midfielder Michel has acknowledged that his team have no choice, but to win against Sevilla or risk getting suck down into the drop zone. Real Betis Real Betis coach Pepe Mel will be missing three players due to suspensions and another two due to injuries when they take on Sporting Gijon. Real Madrid Xabi Alonso said Real Madrid's La Liga triumph this season has been made all the more special because they have beaten a great Barcelona side. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca registered their first three consecutive wins in three seasons as they hope to qualify for Europa League in the next two games. Real Sociedad Sociedad captain Mikel Aranburu announced that he will retire at the end of this season because the time is right for him to leave football. Real Zaragoza Zaragoza captain Javier Paredes has told his team to make sure they have 43 points at the end of the season as they wait for other results. Sevilla Sevilla coach Michel may have to face Rayo Vallecano this weekend without the services of Alvaro Negredo and Gary Medel due to suspensions. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon striker Mate Bilic is sadden by their relegation from the La Liga, but admitted they have struggled for the past three seasons. Valencia Valencia midfielder Pablo Hernandez is delighted to have qualified to the Champions League, but they are determined to finish 3rd this season. Villarreal Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez lamented the absence of Marcos Senna due to physical problem because they could use him against Valencia.
AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani claims Milan have no plans to revamp their attacking options in the summer, but he does not rule out a rethink. AS Roma Roma goalkeeper Maarte Stekelenburg insisted he is currently out due to a should injury and not because he wants to rest ahead of Euro 2012. Atalanta Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono insists players must respect Coaches after Fiorentina's Delio Rossi struck Adem Ljajic after he was provoked. Bologna Bologna boss Stefano Pioli will have to face Napoli without the services of Kone, Portanova and Ramirez after they were handed one-match bans. Cagliari Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti will have to face Juventus without the services of Alessandro Agostini after he was handed a one-match ban. Catania Catania coach Vincenzo Montella will have to face Roma without the services of Nicolas Spolli after the defender was handed a one-match ban. Cesena Cesena manager Mario Beretta is keen to give his young players some Serie A experiences before the club heads down for their next campaign. Chievo Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino believes the characteristic of the pitch may have given his side a slight advantage in the draw with Roma. Fiorentina Fiorentina have confirmed that Vincenzo Guerini will take charge of the last two games of the season following the dismissal of Delio Rossi. Genoa Genoa President Enrico Preziosi regrets not hiring new boss Gigi De Canio earlier in the campaign, following their crucial win over Cagliari. Inter Milan Inter President Massimo Moratti has conceded that his club will inadvertently help one of their great rivals - Milan or Juventus to the title. Juventus Juventus have told the agent of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, that the club are not interested in signing the Italy international. Lazio Siena striker Mattia Destro says it would be an honour for him to partner Miroslav Klose should Lazio make a move for him in the summer market. Lecce Lecce will have to face Fiorentina without the services of Carrozzieri, Cuadrado and Muriel after the trio were handed one-match suspensions. Napoli Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri will have to face Bologna without the services of Federico Fernandez after the defender was handed a one-match ban. Novara Novara coach Attilio Tesser regretted that his team were unable to kill the game with a third goal only to let Fiorentina escape with a point. Palermo Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that boss Bortolo Mutti is unlikely to be handed a new contract, following recent results. Parma Parma coach Roberto Donadoni will have to face Siena without the services of Santacroce and Valdes after both were handed a one-match ban. Siena Siena striker Mattia Destro says it would be an honour for him to partner Miroslav Klose should Lazio make a move for him in the summer market. Udinese Midfielder Diego Fabbrini will remain at Udinese next season despite so far failing to become a regular first teamer at the Stadio Friuli.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Arsenal Cologne have confirmed that striker Lukas Podolski will join Arsenal for the start of next season for a fee in the region of GBP10.9 million. Aston Villa Shay Given is looking for the Aston Villa squad to stick together through a tough time and ensure the club steers clear of relegation trouble. Blackburn Director Vineeth Rao insist Blackburn owners Venky's are not planning to sell the club, even if they are relegated from the Premier League. Bolton Bolton manager Owen Coyle believes the compensation demanded by Spurs for Harry Redknapp has seen the FA turn their attention to Roy Hodgson. Chelsea Petr Cech wants Roberto Di Matteo to unleash both Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba on Chelsea's opponents in their triple pursuit of glory. Everton David Moyes hopes to be able to capitalise on any fatigue Stoke may display as Everton look to end their disappointing run against the Potters. Fulham Fulham coach Billy McKinlay believes it is 'vital' that the club hang on to Clint Dempsey and agree a new contract with the USA international. Liverpool Liverpool are hoping to complete the EUR7 million signing of AZ Alkmaar's star midfielder Rasmus Elm before he heads to Euro 2012 with Sweden. Manchester City Vincent Kompany scored his 3rd Premier League goal as Manchester City registered their 17th home victory following the match against Man Utd. Manchester United Vincent Kompany scored his third Premier League goal to condemned Man Utd to their third away defeat following the match against Man City. Newcastle United Newcastle boss Alan Pardew knows their clash against Chelsea could go a long way towards deciding the fate of their Champions League hopes. Norwich City Norwich coach Paul Lambert's transfer budget is unlikely to be much bigger than last summer, as reports claimed he will be focusing on defense. Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt admits his side have no choice but to beat Stoke this weekend, following the defeat to Chelsea. Stoke City Stoke have taken to the field 53 times this season, but Tony Pulis has urged his players to stay alert to the challenge for another 3 games. Sunderland Hitman Asamoah Gyan appears set to sever ties with Sunderland this summer, with Al Ain confident of securing his services on a permanent basis. Swansea City On-loan Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has confirmed he wants to stay in the Premier League next season rather than return to Hoffenheim. Tottenham Boss Harry Redknapp said Giovani dos Santos is almost certain to leave in the summer as Tottenham need to sell him before his contract expires. West Brom West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid has signed a new two-year contract which will keep him at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2014. Wigan Athletic Winger Shaun Maloney admits his Wigan side have exceeded expectations over recent weeks to give themselves a right good chance of staying up. Wolverhampton Terry Connor believes Wolves' performance against Swansea proves there is no problem with team spirit or a split camp in the dressing room.
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa said he had to make the six changes against Zaragoza in order to avoid injury, due to their tight schedule. Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes his team played very well and created clear chances against Betis, but just could not seal the win. Barcelona Barcelona keeper Jose Pinto would have preferred Pep Guardiola to stay on at the helm, but says Tito Vilanova has the team's full backing. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has faith in his players and is convinced that their defeat to Sporting has nothing to do with match-fixing. Getafe Getafe sports chief Toni Munoz first concern for the summer is to lighten their squad to make room for news arrivals when the market reopens. Granada Granada coach Abel Resino has confirmed that Nigerian striker Ikechukwu Uche has recovered from injury and is available to take on Espanyol. Levante Levante defender Gustavo Cabral is still dreaming of a Champions League football, but would be happy to play in the Europa League next season. Malaga Coach Pellegrini believes Malaga will be playing in Europe next season if his players can maintain the attitude they showed against Valencia. Osasuna Osasuna boss Jose Luis Mendilibar will give defender Miguel Flano until the very last minute to prove his fitness, ahead of the Valencia clash. Racing Santander Racing Santander coach Alvaro Cervera is confident that his team can win a game before the end of the season, after failing to do so this year. Rayo Vallecano Rayo coach Jose Ramon Sandoval has urged the fans to trust his players to avoid relegation as they have done well to collect 40 points so far. Real Betis Real Betis coach Pepe Mel admitted that it took Atletico's opening goal to wake his team up and warned them not to repeat it against Sevilla. Real Madrid Alvaro Arbeloa is keen to see Real Madrid keep up their form as they need 9 points from their remaining games to break the 100-point barrier. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca winger Alejandro Alfaro has urged his team to keep their feet on the ground and not rush, as they aim for a a place in Europe. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad defender Dani Estrada believes his team have done well to secure their La Liga safety and that they are gradually getting better. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez said his team are tired after a long season, but the best remedy for the bumps and bruises are victories. Sevilla Sevilla coach Michel rued the missed chances in the first half at Real Madrid and conceded that it is normal that they were made to pay for it. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon striker Mate Bilic is hoping the El Molinon factor will be decisive when they face Villarreal, who are favourites for the match. Valencia Valencia coach Unai Emery has no complaints about their defeat to Malaga as the equilibrium was broken with Sofiane Feghouli's sending off. Villarreal Villarreal coach Miguel Angel Lotina has underlined that the match against direct rivals Sporting Gijon is their most important of the season.
AC Milan AC Milan coach Max Allegri expects to still be bossing the Diavolo next season after the president told him not to pay attention to rumours. AS Roma AS Roma coach Luis Enrique admitted that it has been a tough season with a few regrets, but is adamant that it has not been a disastrous one. Atalanta Stefano Colantuono declared that it has been a extraodinary season for Atalanta after his side secured their safety despite a 6-point penalty. Bologna Bologna head coach Stefano Pioli was very pleased with the win over Genoa and believes his players deserved to finish the campaign on a high. Cagliari Brescia has been named as the venue for Week 36 tie between Genoa and Cagliari after Stadio Ferraris was closed as punishment for fans trouble. Catania Catania coach Vincenzo Montella will have to face Bologna without the services of Barrientos after the midfielder was handed a one-match ban. Cesena Cesena coach Mario Beretta will have to face Udinese without the services of Mario Santana after the midfielder was handed a one-match ban. Chievo Chievo coach Domenico Di Carlo insists he is not worried about the missing goals, as his team have created plenty of scoring opportunities. Fiorentina Delio Rossi admitted that Fiorentina are not same as in recent weeks, but believes their 6-point cushion should be enough to avoid relegation. Genoa Brescia has been named as the venue for Week 36 tie between Genoa and Cagliari after Stadio Ferraris was closed as punishment for fans trouble. Inter Milan Agostinho Ca's agent revealed has warned Inter to make an improved offer for the Sporting CP player before he sign a new deal in the summer. Juventus Aalborg sports director Lynge Jakobsen admitted that Juventus are keen on teenager Jacob Barret Laursen, but has denied claims of an agreement. Lazio Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti was handed a 4-match ban for pushing a referee, while Andre Dias is banned for 3 games due to his red card. Lecce Lecce coach Serse Cosmi and defender Andrea Esposito have been handed a one-match ban and will be on the stands for the match against Juventus. Napoli Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri will have to face Palermo without the services of Blerim Dzemaili after the midfielder was handed a one-match ban. Novara Coach Attilio Tesser believes Novara have done to the best of their capabilities against Juventus, even if they were not in the best shape. Palermo Palermo will be without Fabrizio Miccoli for the Napoli game due to concerns about his fitness, according to Vice-President Guglielmo Micciche. Parma Parma coach Roberto Donadoni has confirmed he will use the remaining games to give space to those who have not played as much this season. Siena Siena sporting chief Giorgio Perinetti admitted that at least two or three clubs will be chasing after Mattia Destro's signature in the summer. Udinese Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin will have to face Cesena without the services of Mehdi Benatia after the defender was handed a one-match ban.