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Freelance Journalist and Football Correspondent — ESPN, Irish Examiner

Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and host of new @coveringfutbol podcast.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Sunday evening's La Liga clash at Granada is a "must win" if his team want to remain in the title race. Madrid could be seven points behind leaders Barcelona when they travel south to face 19th-placed Granada, should the Catalans win their lunchtime game at Levante on Sunday.

Spain backs Gianni Infantino for FIFA presidency — The Spanish FA are the latest to offer their backing to Gianni Infantino ahead of the FIFA presidential elections on Feb. 26. Current UEFA general secretary Infantino is one of five candidates standing to succeed Sepp Blatter, and has also in recent weeks been endorsed by World Cup 2018 hosts Russia, France, Germany, the South American confederation CONMEBOL and the seven Central American federations.

Gareth Bale and Pepe yet to resume full Real Madrid training — Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is set to miss out on Sunday's La Liga trip to Granada as he continues his rehabilitation work on a calf injury. Bale scored his 11th goal in eight games with an early header in Jan.
Feb 05, 2016

Bale and Pepe unlikely to face Granada on Sunday, Bale now out longer than initial reports suggested:…

Jackson Martinez Atletico Madrid exit my fault — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he blames himself for Colombia centre-forward Jackson Martinez leaving the club this week having flopped at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Jackson this week made a shock €42 million move to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, after scoring just three goals in six months at Atletico following his arrival for €35 million from Porto last summer.
Feb 05, 2016

Simeone takes responsibility for not being able to fit Jackson into Atletico's system:…

Alex Teixeira to China will not be last major move — La Liga president Javier Tebas says he is not surprised by Chinese clubs' spending power and he expects more Europe-based stars to move there in the near future.
Feb 05, 2016

La Liga chief Tebas says he knows China well & expects plenty more big stars to move there:…

Leandro Damiao signs for Real Betis until end of season — Real Betis have signed Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao on a short-term deal until the end of the season. Damiao, 26, has a chance to get his career back on track in Spain after having struggled for form through recent seasons while playing for Brazilian clubs Internacional, Santos and Cruzeiro.
Feb 05, 2016

Betis sign one time future Brazil superstar Leandro Damiao [now 26] on deal until end of season:…

Getafe's Alvaro Pereira gets 8-match ban for La Plata brawl — Former Porto and Inter Milan full-back Alvaro Pereira, who was headed from Estudiantes to Getafe on loan until the end of the season, will see his La Liga start delayed after he was issued an eight-match ban by the Argentinian Football Federation for his role in a brawl during Sunday's friendly between Gimnasia and Estudiantes.

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique felt bad for Neville Valencia — Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted he had felt sorry for opponents Valencia as his side all but ensured a second successive Copa del Rey final with a 7-0 victory in Wednesday evening's semifinal first leg. There were four goals from Luis Suarez and a Lionel Messi hat trick.

Valencia - Gary Neville will not quit after Barcelona rout - ESPN FC — Gary Neville denied he would resign after his struggling Valencia side were demolished 7-0 in Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinal first leg at Barcelona. Neville's side were totally outclassed as Luis Suarez scored four times and Lionel Messi hit a hat trick, with Neymar missing a penalty after visiting defender Shkodran Mustafi was sent off for a professional foul on Messi just before half-time.

Barcelona dominate Valencia in Copa del Rey semifinal — Three things from Barcelona's 7-0 hammering of Valencia in their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou. 1. Barca dominate from start to finish Four goals for Luis Suarez and a Lionel Messi hat-trick saw Barcelona all but secure passage to this season's Copa del Rey final, as Gary Neville's visitors were just unable to deal at all with the challenge thrown at them.
Feb 03, 2016

Quick thoughts on the 0-7 including Barca run riot, Neville's plan unravels & Busquets is great:…

Feb 04, 2016

Analysis of 0-7 inc Neville plan to pack centre with 4-5-1 not exactly working as hoped:…

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Feb 06, 2016

Fernando Torres back on Atletico bench today... last goal was at Eibar on Sep 19. Twas his 99th for club... still waiting for number 100...

Feb 06, 2016

@redfootball812 seems quite likely it'll be both... altho Costa will costa lot [ahem].

Feb 06, 2016

Eibar top scorer Borja Baston [15 goals in 21 games] not available today due to clause in loan deal from Atletico.

Feb 06, 2016

Eibar XI at Calderon: Riesgo; Capa, Lillo, Dos Santos, Juncá; Escalante, Dani García; Keko, Adrián, Jota Peleteiro; Enrich.

Feb 06, 2016

9 home-grown players in Atletico match squad inc teenage brothers Lucas & Theo Hernandez. 5 in starting XI, inc Lucas at LB.

Feb 06, 2016

Patched up back four for Atletico today with Felipe Luis, Juanfran and Godin suspended after Camp Nou. Savic has hamstring issue too.

Feb 06, 2016

So... Atletico at home to Eibar w/ Oblak; Gámez, Saúl, Giménez, Lucas; Gabi, Thomas, Koke; Carrasco, Correa, Griezmann.

Feb 06, 2016

@Haugstad1006 not at all - really good spot. Especially like the Arda = Mahrez & Albrighton = Koke

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