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LaLiga: Seven disappointments in 2018/19 - Bale, Coutinho, Costa...

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José Arnáiz

Leganés' most expensive ever signing, Arnáiz was expected to be Los Pepineros' star man but has instead spent much of the season on the treatment table.

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José Arnáiz

Leganés' most expensive ever signing, Arnáiz was expected to be Los Pepineros' star man but has instead spent much of the season on the treatment table.

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Gareth Bale

In the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid, the Welshman was tipped to come to the fore - but, once again, has failed to live up to expectations.

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Gareth Bale

In the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid, the Welshman was tipped to come to the fore - but, once again, has failed to live up to expectations.

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Philippe Coutinho

Having started the season in the Barcelona side, Coutinho lost his place after his injury away to Inter, and has slipped to the fringes - so much so that he got just eight minutes in the weekend win over Getafe.

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Philippe Coutinho

Having started the season in the Barcelona side, Coutinho lost his place after his injury away to Inter, and has slipped to the fringes - so much so that he got just eight minutes in the weekend win over Getafe.

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Diego Costa

The Spain international has managed just one goal in LaLiga this season, and is now not expected back until February after going under the knife in December.

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Diego Costa

The Spain international has managed just one goal in LaLiga this season, and is now not expected back until February after going under the knife in December.

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Gonçalo Guedes

Fitness issues have prevented Guedes from replicating the form he showed last season, finally leading him to have groin surgery in Oporto in December - an operation that will sideline him for six to eight weeks, it has been confirmed.

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Gonçalo Guedes

Fitness issues have prevented Guedes from replicating the form he showed last season, finally leading him to have groin surgery in Oporto in December - an operation that will sideline him for six to eight weeks, it has been confirmed.

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Thomas Lemar

Atlético Madrid's record signing has failed to convince. He looks unable to deal with the weight of expectation on him at the Wanda Metropolitano, and is yet to fully adapt to the physical demands of playing for a Diego Simeone side.

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Thomas Lemar

Atlético Madrid's record signing has failed to convince. He looks unable to deal with the weight of expectation on him at the Wanda Metropolitano, and is yet to fully adapt to the physical demands of playing for a Diego Simeone side.

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Luis Muriel

Having struggled to win over Pablo Machín, Muriel has joined Fiorentina on loan in search of regular football. Signed in summer 2017, the Colombian has hit 13 goals in 65 appearances for Sevilla - a return that isn't good enough for a player who fetched a

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Luis Muriel

Having struggled to win over Pablo Machín, Muriel has joined Fiorentina on loan in search of regular football. Signed in summer 2017, the Colombian has hit 13 goals in 65 appearances for Sevilla - a return that isn't good enough for a player who fetched a

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