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Friday, March 2, 2012

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Spanish coach Vincente del Bosque is predicting a long and illustrious career at international level for Athletic Bilbao striker Iker Muniain.

Atletico Madrid
Luis Filipe said Atletico will learn from their defeat to Barca and believes they can compete against Sevilla even without Godin and Falcao.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly weighing up an EUR80 million bid for Barcelona playmaker Xavi, who is under contract at Camp Nou until 2014.

Romaric insists Espanyol will treat the Real Madrid clash just like any other game and that his side will be faithful to their philosophy.

Getafe are in last place in the La Liga Fairplay chart with 100 penalty points after accumulating 90 yellow cards and 5 red card this season.

Granada's short-term priority is to build a sports town, because the club cannot compete on equal terms with the rest of the Primera Division.

Levante defender Juanfran Garcia believes his side will have a very good chance of ensuring their safety if they can beat Real Betis on Monday.

Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla has acknowledged that his team will have to increase their concentration and not make mistakes against Getafe.

Osasuna keeper Sergio Fernandez has urged his squad to forget about their fear of playing away when they travel to his former club Mallorca.

Racing Santander
Racing defender Domingo Cisma has warned his team-mate that Rayo will not be an easy opponent this weekend, despite their poor record at home.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano defender Tito has admitted he would jump at the opportunity to join Manchester United should they make an offer in the summer.

Real Betis
Real Betis are confident that coach Pepe Mel will be well equipt to face a tough March fixtures based on the team's current fitness level.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid have been rocked by the news that Fabio Coentrao is expected to spend the next three weeks on the sidelines with a groin problem.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca defender Chico believes his team will have to be very aggressive from the start if they are to get the three points against Osasuna.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad midfielder Markel Bergara believes the victory at Mestalla proves that his side are capable of taking points against Bilbao.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza defender Abraham Minero is convinced that their fans will continue to support the team as they fight to avoid La Liga relegation.

Sevilla winger Diego Perotti does not rule out his side fighting for the Champions League position as there are still many points to be won.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon assistant coach Abelardo has underlined their intention to make Barcelona uncomfortable at Camp Nou and to return with points.

Spanish coach Vincente del Bosque has refused to compare Valencia ace Roberto Soldado to Fernando Torres, insisting it is pointless to do so.

Giuseppe Rossi looks set to head back to Serie A over the summer, as his agent confirms that it is unlikely that he will stay at Villarreal.

Serie A

AC Milan
It was reported that AC Milan are interested in Lecce striker Luis Muriel, who is currently valued at EUR10 million by his parent club Udinese.

AS Roma
Good news for Roma as captain Francesco Totti has resumed training and is likely to be available for the clash against Lazio this weekend.

Atalanta sports chief Pierpaolo Marino is looking forward to the clash against Udinese and praised Gianpaolo Pozzo for transforming the club.

It was reported that Bologna are thinking about offering boss Stefano Pioli a new improved contract given his impact at the Stadio Dall'Ara.

Cagliari are in 8th place in the Serie A Fairplay chart with 55 penalty points after receiving 53 yellow cards and one red card this season.

Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi has urged his team to take full advantage of their current good form and secure three points against Inter.

Cesena defender Gianluca Comotto has warned his team-mates they can offer no more excuses and that players must prove their worth to the club.

Alberto Paloschi's agent admits the Chievo striker wants to play for a big club, but it is not easy to predict the future in today's market.

Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has hinted that Milan are leading the chase for his signature when the market reopens in the summer.

Genoa striker Ze Eduardo insists he has no problem with his team-mates at the club and declared that has only shown 15 per cent of his ability.

Inter Milan
Midfielder Fredy Guarin is expected to train with the rest of the Inter squad from Monday for the first time since his January move from Porto.

Gianluigi Buffon's agent has stated that the goalkeeper will wait until the end of the season before discussing a new contract with Juventus.

German striker Miroslav Klose has assured Lazio fans that he is fine, despite taking a strong blow to the ankle in the match against France.

It was reported that AC Milan are interested in Lecce striker Luis Muriel, who is currently valued at EUR10 million by his parent club Udinese.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis has hit back at Uruguay Coach Oscar Tabarez for suggesting Napoli's Edinson Cavani should consider moving club.

Bad news for Novara coach Emiliano Mondonico as striker Andrea Caracciolo is a doubt for the weekend game after sustaining a thigh problem.

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini admits that he fears Antonio Nocerino as almost all of their former players end up scoring against them.

The agent of Sebastian Giovinco has insisted that no clubs have made any concrete steps forward to secure the future of the Parma striker.

Siena's Luca Rossettini admits he was a little touched after scoring against Palermo because it was something he was looking for some time.

It was reported that AC Milan are interested in Lecce striker Luis Muriel, who is currently valued at EUR10 million by his parent club Udinese.