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How Celtic Park was quietened by clinical Valencia

One of the more intriguing fixtures to happen in this week's Europa League round took place at Celtic Park. Marcelino’s Valencia travelled to Celtic...
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How Lainez and Lo Celso rescued Betis against Rennes

In the knockout stages of the Europa League, Stade Rennais hosted Real Betis at the Roazhon Park. With a fixture that left the drama...
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Sarabia proves key to midfield battle as Sevilla oust Lazio

Lazio hosted Sevilla in what was looked upon as one of the most attractive ties of the round. Both sides are battling it out...
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How Villarreal’s long-lost defensive determination frustrated Sporting

For both Sporting Club de Portugal and Villarreal the Europa League, so often an unwelcome distraction for many of Europe's biggest clubs, was an...
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Ferran Torres: Have Valencia found the next Spanish prodigy?

Some of the greatest players do indeed only come around once every four years but that is quite literally the case for Valencia’s Ferran...
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How Real Madrid took pole position in controversial win over Ajax

Real Madrid are the undoubted kings of the Champions League and reigning champions of the tournament, and they returned to knock-out action with a...
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Nelson Semedo finally finds his marks on the right side

If Barcelona are ahead in La Liga this season, that’s can largely be explained by a fabulous front three: Lionel Messi as usually (21...
Leganes Real Betis La Liga Tactical Analysis Analysis

How did Leganes’ pragmatism beat Betis’ positional play?

It’s Sunday and Leganes are preparing to welcome one of the most entertaining and ambitious teams: Quique Setien’s Real Betis. The visitors are in...

Has Vidal been the right replacement for Paulinho at Barcelona?

Since the era of the Xavi-Iniesta midfield, Barcelona have not been able to repeat that incredible tiki-taka. Luis Enrique's vertical style was fast and...

How did Bilbao manage to halt Barcelona?

A trip to San Mames is never easy, and Ernesto Valverde probably knows this best. The ex-coach of the Basques returned to his former...