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Friday, February 24, 2012

La Liga

Barcelona could receive a huge boost as striker David Villa may recover from his leg fracture in time for the Clasico at Camp Nou on April 22.

Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla admits he would love to play in the Champions League, but would also settle for a run in the Europa League.

Getafe coach Luis Garcia is not worried about his missing defenders and has full confidence that Valera, Cata, Miguel and Mane will do well.

Granada coach Abel Resino will be able to field Ikechukwu Uche and Allan Nyom versus Osasuna, before both fly out to join their national sides.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio is absolutely disappointed with Pedro Botelho and warned him to earn his place in the squad with his performance.

Defender Sergio Sanchez has reminded Malaga that it is important for his side to string 2 or 3 wins in order to fight for a place in Europe.

Osasuna midfielder Javad Nekounam claimed he had heard nothing about reported interest from Galatasaray and insisted he is content in Pamplona.

Racing Santander
Racing are in 10th place in the Fairplay chart with 74 penalty points after accumulating 66 yellow cards and 4 red cards so far this season.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval will treat the Real Madrid game just like any other and insists no team is completely invinsible.

Real Betis
Midfielder Benat Etxebarria believes Betis will have no problem securing another year in the La Liga if they can maintain their current form.

Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to break his own league goalscoring record and stated that a move back to Manchester United is a possibility.

Real Mallorca
Fernando Tissone has declared that he feels important in Joaquin Caparros' team and would like to remain at Mallorca for several more years.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad midfielder Mikel Aranburu believes the two-match ban for Asier Illarramendi's red card is excessive and hopes it will be reduced.

Real Zaragoza
Manolo Jimenez said he has been very clear to his Zaragoza players that they must remain united and fight for their survival or leave the club.

Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic revealed that he has some discomfort in the groin, but it should not stop him from featuring against Valencia.

Sporting Gijon
Good news for Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente as defender Ivan Hernandez has received medical discharge and could feature versus Racing.


Villarreal midfielder Ruben Garcia has warned his side to improve their defence against set-pieces, ahead of the difficult match versus Bilbao.

Serie A

AC Milan
Former Manchester United striker Robinho admits that he is happy at Milan and would love to remain with the Rossoneri for another 10 years.

AS Roma
AS Roma striker Fabio Borini remains thankful to Chelsea even though he is a little disappointed having failed to emerge at Stamford Bridge.

It was claimed that Atalanta and Chievo Verona are keeping a close watch on Foggia midfielder Carmine Marinaro, with a view to a summer move.

Bologna president Albano Guaraldi has not ruled out the possibility of keeping Uruguayan starlet Gaston Ramirez at the club over the summer.

Cagliari coach Davide Ballardini as striker Nene has resumed squad training, while Andrea Cossu is still a doubt for the clash against Lecce.

Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti is happy with the win over Siena and added that they will not block any of their players from leaving.

Mario Alberto Santana insists he does not regret leaving Napoli for bottom-of-the-table Cesena, where he has found more opportunity to play.

It was claimed that Chievo Verona and Atalanta are keeping a close watch on Foggia midfielder Carmine Marinaro, with a view to a summer move.

It was reported that Fiorentina are set to offer sporting director Pantaleo Corvino a 12-month extension rather than a fresh 3-year agreement.

Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino is unlikely to feature against former club Parma this weekend as he is still struggling with a thigh strain.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar has urged his team-mates to show a lot of characters and strength to come out of their current situation.

It was reported that Juventus are ready to offer EUR30 million to secure the signature of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the summer market.


Lecce goalkeeper Massimiliano Benassi has warned his squad against rushing to recover the two points they need to get out of the drop zone.

Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent believes it is too soon to talk about his future, but president De Laurentiis is keen to keep the striker at Napoli.

Novara striker Jeda believes his Biancoazzurri side can increase their chances of getting a result with a more careful approach to the game.

Palermo boss Bortolo Mutti believes it is only right to wait until the end of the season before opening talks about his future at the club.

Midfielder Daniele Galloppa believes Parma can get a positive result from the trip to Genoa, if they approach the match with the right mindset.

Siena striker Emanuele Calaio has been handed a one-match suspension and a EUR2,000 fine for simulation following the clash against Catania.