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Thursday, April 5, 2012

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa is refusing to speculate their chances of playing the in Europa League semi-final, claiming it as a waste of time.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid star Diego expects a hostile reception when his team take on Hannover at the AWD Arena, but insists he is used to the jeers.

The agent of Sebastian Giovinco has claimed that Barcelona are interested in signing the Parma forward, who is now realising his potential.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has assured that his team are not affected by off-field issues and are focused on winning every weekend.

Getafe midfielder Pedro Rios insists his team are not thinking about Europe yet, as two or three bad games can turn their situation around.

Granada goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez could miss the remainder of the season if he is required to undergo surgery for his recurring back injury.

Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua said the match against Atletico is a battle for European places, but insisted the result will not be decisive.

It was reported that Real Betis are willing to offer a long term contract to Malaga winger Duda, who has one year left on his current contract.

Osasuna defender Marc Bertran is available again after resuming squad training, while his partner Ruben Gonzalez is out with a muscle injury.

Racing Santander
Racing Santander goalkeeper Mario Fernandez admits the defeat to Granada hurts but they can boost their morale by beating Malaga next week.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo striker Piti said his team know that they did not show the right attitude against Sociedad and now must amend it with a win over Osasuna.

Real Betis
It was reported that Real Betis are willing to offer a long term contract to Malaga winger Duda, who has one year left on his current contract.

Real Madrid

Real Mallorca
Victor Casadesus is one of the leading scorer for Mallorca with 7 goals after making 45 attempts on goal in his 26 appearences this season.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo admits he was proud to wear the captain's armband as the role is usually given to homegrown players.

Real Zaragoza
Ivan Obradovic believes the only way for Real Zaragoza to stand a chance against Barcelona is to defend well and hit them on counter-attack.

It was reported that Sevilla would be willing to pay EUR3 million for the transfer of Sporting Lisbon defender Daniel Carrico in the summer.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon defender Ivan Hernandez has urged his team-mates to stay calm as nerves will not help them to play at their best this weekend.

Valencia defender Hedwiges Maduro is concerned that his lack of playing time with Los Che will affect his chances of participating in Euro 2012.

Bruno Soriano has stressed that Villarreal are fine despite failing to beat Espanyol and heading to the most important moment of the season.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was stunned with the second penalty awarded to Barcelona, saying that even the Blaugrana did not expect it.

AS Roma
Argentine midfielder Fernando Gago wants to prolong his stay at Roma, but concedes that the Giallorossi and Real Madrid will have the final say.

Andrea Masiello's future seems uncertain after the Atalanta defender's name was taken down from the Orobici's website following his arrest.

Bologna central midfielder Rene Krhin has underwent surgery for ruptured knee ligament and is set to be sidelined for the next five months.

It has been confirmed that Cagliari are likely to hold their last three home matches against Catania, Chievo Verona and Juventus in Trieste.

It was reported that Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco is interested in Universidad de Chile star Marcelo Diaz, who is also wanted by Basel.

Cesena beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima U18 squad 6-0 in a friendly thanks to goals scored by Del Nero, Malonga, Rennella, Ceccarelli, Filippi and Cica.

It was reported that Chievo are one of four Italian clubs that are keeping a close watch on Santiago Wanderers midfielder Sebastian Ubilla.

Zenit St Petersburg head coach Luciano Spalletti has cooled suggestions that he could move to Fiorentina, insisting that he is happy abroad.

Porto-owned midfielder Fernando Belluschi has made it clear that he wants to continue his adventure with Genoa after adapting well to the club.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan director Marco Branca has revealed that they will have to hand over almost EUR14 million to Porto if they opt to keep Fredy Guarin.

Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella is being tipped to win a place in the Bianconeri first team this weekend after his goal against Napoli.

It was reported that Lazio coach Edy Reja and director Igli Tare have enquired about the availability of Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri.

Lecce midfielder Guillermo Giacomazzi said his side do not consider themselves relegated and are looking to close the 5-points gap to safety.

Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri has defended his cautious approach in fielding youngsters, insisting that you cannot finish third with kids.

Novara midfielder Marco Rigoni admits that his side are facing the decisive moment in their campaign ahead of the home clash against Genoa.

Palermo are aware that it will take some effort to get a result against Juventus, especially with half of their team out injured or banned.

The agent of Sebastian Giovinco has claimed that Barcelona are interested in signing the Parma forward, who is now realising his potential.

Siena defender Andrea Rossi has urged his team-mates to take full advantage of Atalanta's drop in form when both sides clash at the weekend.

It was reported that Parma are considering a move for Udinese striker Paulo Vitor Barreto, who has struggled this season with physical problems.