Saturday, May 5, 2012
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.