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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly has Athletic coach Marcelo Bielsa at the top of his list of candidates to replace Andre Villas Boas.

Atletico Madrid
It was reported that Chelsea are considering offering hitman Fernando Torres to his former club Atletico Madrid in exchange for Radamel Falcao.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists that he has a perfect relationship with Pep Guardiola and wants the manager to sign a new contract.

Espanyol defender Raul Rodriguez has reminded his team that they have the responsibility to maintain or even improve on their fourth position.

Getafe coach Luis Garcia is facing with a defensive crisis as only Cata, Mane and Miguel Torres are fit heading into the clash against Betis.

Granada boss Abel Resino was delighted with the win over direct rivals Sociedad and claimed his side were in control of the match 'inside out'.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio admits they were hugely disappointed about losing to Rayo because they came into the match determined to win it.

Coach Manuel Pellegrini said there were no differences between Malaga and Bilbao, and that his side should have wonthe match with their effort.

Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fernandez believes his side deserved a point against Sevilla due to their improved performance in the second half.

Racing Santander
Goalkeeper Tono believes Racing should have gotten a penalty against Real Madrid if the referee had treated both teams with the same standard.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval was pleased to see his team execute their plan against Levante and said the match was worth 6 points.

Real Betis

Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho reckons Real Madrid will have to turn in a good display to overcome the freezing conditions and the artificial pitch in Moscow.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros is happy for his team as their efforts have been rewarded following the big home win over Villarreal.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad boss Philippe Montanier was disappointed as he believes the referee's decisions influenced the outcome of their match against Granada.

Real Zaragoza

Good news for Sevilla coach Michel as midfielder Gary Medel did not sustain any serious injury and should be available for the weekend clash.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente believes his team need to win eight out of the last 15 matches in order to avoid relegation this season.

Valencia boss Unai Emery rued the fact that his players had saved their worst performance of the season for the much-awaited clash at Camp Nou.

Gonzalo Rodriguez has stated that his Villarreal team know that they will have to suffer until the end of the season to secure La Liga status.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan defender Daniele Bonera believes their win at Udinese has resuscitated the Rossoneri's season as they look forward to the Juventus clash.

AS Roma
Francesco Totti was frustrated by Roma's lack of ruthlessness in front of goal against Parma and was ultimately grateful for the three points.

Managar Stefano Colantuono was pleased with the draw against Novara as his Atalanta did everything they could in their third game in a week.

Bologna vice president Maurizio Setti is hoping that his team can make full use of their confidence boost and Fiorentina's inconsistent form.

Cagliari star defender Davide Astori has declared his delight with the good point gained on a difficult pitch against a strong Udinese side.

Catania manager Vincenzo Montella is hoping that Spolli, Barrientos and Llama can prove their fitness before their next match against Siena.

Cesena head coach Daniele Arrigoni believes his team did better in the second half against Milan, but they simply could not close the gap.

Chievo's victory over Genoa came at a price as Michael Bradley, Boukary Drame and Cyril Thereau are all suspended for their next league game.

Coach Delio Rossi has explained that he turned down Bologna's offer because he was waiting for Fiorentina - as it is the right place for him.

Genoa head coach Pasquale Marino was full of regrets as he claimed the defeat to Chievo ruined all the hard work done in their previous game.

Inter Milan
Claudio Ranieri said he is obliged to build his Inter side around Wesley Sneijder, even though by doing that the team is now suffering a lot.

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has admitted he would be thrilled to add Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero to his squad in the summer.

Lazio coach Edy Reja admits he could make some changes to his line-up for the Atletico clash and believes they can progress in Europa League.

Lecce boss Serse Cosmi will have to do without the services of Manuele Blasi and Christian Obodo after the players were handed a one-match ban.

Napoli star striker Ezequiel Lavezzi believes Chelsea's European experience makes them the favourites going into their Champions League clash.

Novara manager Emiliano Mondonico was extremely satisfied with the draw against Atalanta, as his team gave everything they had in the game.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini will have no hesitation in extending the contract of coach Bortolo Mutti if results continue to impress.

Parma striker Sebastian Giovinco will only consider a return to Juventus should he receive guarantees from the club, according to his agent.

Siena director Giorgio Perinetti has rubbish speculation that they are considering sacking Giuseppe Sannino, as he is doing incredibly well.

Francesco Guidolin insists Udinese are pushing through every difficulty, but would not blame Antonio Di Natale's absence for their poor form.