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Pre-match

Pepe Mel - Real Betis Manager

"Once it went very well and on another occasion it went very badly [5-1 defeat last November]. There are variables that a Coach cannot control and that can affect the game."

"We have to go out with the same intensity, in what we do. Too many words about the game are emotional, you become stressed."

Three goals in five minutes ensured Betis beat fellow Andalusians Granada 5-1, Mel made three changes to this team with Antonio Amaya covering for the injured Mario in the middle of...

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Editor Paul Wilkes looks at this second leg of the Copa del Rey, with Real Madrid leading 2-0. 

Pereira better suited to shackling Ronaldo

João Pereira loves to get forward, despite being caught out in one incident, he mainly kept Cristiano Ronaldo relatively quiet in comparison to last weekends match. In the first leg, the Portuguese international and Pablo Piatti were able to overload Marcelo with little protection from Ronaldo....

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It's that time of year again when the staff at LaLigaUK, hang up their pens and stockings, spend time with loved ones and eat/drink themselves into a stupor. With the impending arrival of 'Papa Noël' to handout gifts, the Spanish League will take a break and so will we. Obviously we can still get our Spanish fix, through the English Premiership, but any lyrical waxing on Michu, Reina, Torres, Cazorla, De Gea and friends will have to wait until the new year.

It's been a busy 2012 (as Lionel Messi will testify), though we are aiming for an even busier 2013. The year 2013 might...

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Pre-match

Míchel - Sevilla manager

"We trust each other to finish in the Champions League spots, it's time to take the step because we are not that far, which is good. Walking distance. Victory tomorrow would relaunch us and leave us in a very good position at the end of the year."

"I hope we can, for myself and the fans. Our ideas are clear and we’re trying to have maximum concentration."

A win in the Seville derby led to three consecutive matches in the...

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Editor Paul Wilkes looks at his stand out moments involving Spanish clubs or players in the third round of group games.

Surprise early goals shock Europe's big guns

I'm not sure the 18th minute can be described as early, but it certainly changed the complexion of the game at the Camp Nou. The travelling Celtic fans felt little sympathy as Barcelona conceded a somewhat unfortunate goal, though it was a typical set-piece. A spirited defensive display ensued, with two late...

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