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Friday, March 23, 2012

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa felt responsible for their defeat to Atletico after the changes he made to squad weakened them instead.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico coach Diego Simeone has admitted that he never believes that his team had the victory sealed at any time during the match at Bilbao.

Bayern Munich and Juventus are keeping tabs on Barcelona defender Adriano, who is reportedly unhappy with his lack of playing time and salary.

Walter Pandiani scored his 3rd La Liga goal of the season as Espanyol registered their 5th away draw following the match against Real Betis.

Getafe goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya would love to make his stay at Alfonso Perez permanent, but knows that the decision is out of his hands.

Bad news for Granada after midfielder Carlos Martins was handed a two match suspension for his sending off in the match against Sporting Gijon.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez was delighted to have secured their La Liga safety and thinks the team should set other goals to achieve.

Enzo Maresca scored his second La Liga goal of the season as Malaga registered their tenth home win following the match against Rayo Vallecano.

Osasuna striker Dejan Lekic is happy to be back in action 7 weeks earlier than expected and believes he can give more than he did on Tuesday.

Racing Santander
Jesus Navas scored his 4th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Racing Santander to their 5th home defeat following the visit of Sevilla.

Rayo Vallecano
Enzo Maresca scored his second La Liga goal of the season to condemned Rayo to their sixth away defeat following the match against Malaga.

Real Betis
Ruben Castro scored his 10th La Liga goal of the season as Real Betis registered their fourth home draw following the match against Espanyol.

Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos has added his name to the Real Madrid record books after receiving his 11th red card in his 221st league appearences for the side.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros believes the win over Sporting was reward for his team's effort and gives special praise to his fringe players.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier admits it was difficult to accept their defeat to Levante, but underlined the good second half display.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez has praised his players following the important victory over Valencia, but knows they must continue to struggle.

Jesus Navas scored his 4th La Liga goal of the season as Sevilla registered their 3rd away win following the match against Racing Santander.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente said his team need to improve on their defense after conceding easy goals in their defeat to Mallorca.

Valencia coach Unai Emery said he understands the frustration of the club's fans, but insisted that he will solve his side's Mestalla complex.

Defender Angel Lopez believes Real Madrid are trying to put pressure on match officials, following complaints about the draw with Villarreal.


Mikel Arteta insists no-one at Arsenal wanted head coach Arsene Wenger to leave when the club was seemingly in crisis earlier in the season.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish says the best is still to come from Charles N'Zogbia and insists there are no problems with their relationship.

Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson believes his decision to turn his back on England has benefitted him and has no plans to reverse his decision.

Owen Coyle admits Bolton will find it difficult to focus on football when they take in a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash with Blackburn.

Senegal international Demba Ba has played down reports linking him with a potential new-look Chelsea and insists he is happy at Newcastle.

Everton's Sylvain Distin admires Swansea for sticking to their game and said they reminded him of last-season's surprise package Blackpool.

Martin Jol is confident Pavel Pogrebnyak will stay at Fulham beyond the summer, while he is also keen for Clint Dempsey to sign a new deal.

Luis Suarez has apologised to Liverpool fans for the way his side finished the game against QPR and said the team were very upset by the score.

Manchester City
Man City boss Roberto Mancini is looking to return to the Premier League summit after beating Chelsea to cut the gap at the top to one point.

Manchester United
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the secret to their success is the experience and desire that comes from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Newcastle United
Senegal international Demba Ba has played down reports linking him with a potential new-look Chelsea and insists he is happy at Newcastle.

Norwich City
It was reported that former Coventry City defender Elliott Ward is unlikely to be offered a new deal with Norwich City by coach Paul Lambert.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton admits his display against Liverpool was the worst of his career but has slammed those that booed him.

Stoke City
Tony Pulis was pleases with Stoke's performance versus Tottenham, despite watching his side concede a 93rd-minute equaliser at White Hart Lane.

David Vaughan says Sunderland are desperate to atone for their defeat at Blackburn after experiencing manager Martin O'Neill's angry side.

Swansea City
Manager Brendan Rodgers says Swansea are yet to sit down with Hoffenheim to discuss a permanent deal for on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp is confident his side can secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, but admits 'it's going to be tight'.

West Brom
West Brom head of medical services Mark Gillett believes the fast response of medics has helped save the life of Fabrice Muamba last week.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists his side do not need to change they way they play, but must show more consistency in their remaining games.

Bad news for Wolves coach Terry Connor after midfielder David Davis was ruled out for three weeks after sustaining a rib problem on Sunday.

Serie A

AC Milan
Bad news for AC Milan as veteran striker Filippo Inzaghi has sustained a hamstring injury and is set to be sidelined for two to three weeks.

AS Roma
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has revealed that the Giallorossi will look to sign two or three top quality players over the summer.

Atalanta midfielder Guido Marilungo has successfully underwent ligament surgery, which set to see him sidelined for the rest of the season.

Bologna beat S.Piero Terme 7-1 in a friendly encounter thanks to goals scored by Belfodil, Acquafresca, Diamanti, Kone, Perez and Di Vaio.

Cagliari and former Coach Davide Ballardini are locked in a legal battle over a technicality relating to his dismissal just over 10 days ago.

Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti declared his admiration for Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas and would not rule out a loan move this summer.

Cesena have confirmed that they have come to an agreement to terminate coach Marco Giampaolo's contract, saving the club up to EUR1 million.

Veteran goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino has declared he would happily sign a contract with Chievo until 2019, if he was offered such a deal.

Fiorentina could reignite their interest in Fabio Quagliarella after it was confirmed that the striker is set to leave Juventus in the summer.

Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino has warned Grifone to be wary of struggling Fiorentina, who are still a quality team with experienced players.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan sports director Marco Branca has confirmed that Udinese's versatile attacking midfielder Mauricio Isla is a summer transfer target.

It has been confirmed Fabio Quagliarella is set to leave Juventus at the end of the season after seeing very little action under Antonio Conte.

Lazio could make a move for Fabio Quagliarella after it was confirmed that the attacker is set to leave Juventus at the end of the season.

Lecce patron Giovanni Semeraro is convinced that his side will bring out their best and get a result from the weekend match against Novara.

Napoli's Walter Gargano is out of the Coppa Italia final against Juventus after he was handed one-game bans for accumulating yellow cards.

Novara striker Andrea Caracciolo has made it clear they are not pleased to be at the bottom and will fight until the last day of the season.

Palermo have revealed that Inter have an option to redeem Emiliano Viviano at the end of the season and are in total control of his future.

Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has denied rumours about a new contract for Pietro Leonardi, who still have 2 years left on his current deal.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino has quickly switched his attention back to Serie A safety after their Coppa Italia dream was destroyed by Napoli.

Inter Milan sports director Marco Branca has confirmed that Udinese's versatile attacking midfielder Mauricio Isla is a summer transfer target.