Friday, May 4, 2012
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.