Paco Alcácer

The hunt goes on

LaLiga

The hunt goes on

Ronald Koeman’s side picked up all three points thanks to a first-half Griezmann double. Samu opened the scoring for Villarreal. Trigueros sent off.

Rob Train

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Robert Moreno asks for three wins

One point guarantees our qualification, a point we hope to achieve in Stockholm. But Robert Moreno is looking further ahead: he wants three victories...

Alfredo Relaño

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Nice debut from Robert Moreno

A steady game, neither fast nor slow, a kind of ‘allegro ma non tropo’ in contrast to the moderately slow ‘andante’ of those happy years of Xavi, Iniesta and co.

Alfredo Relaño

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Zagreb: Alba in, Alcácer out

Scenario 1: if we win today in Zagreb, we will be sure of topping the group and can look forward to the 'final four' of this new competition...

Alfredo Relaño

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England punish Spain's over-confidence

Too much confidence can be a mortal sin in the game of football. Spain took to the pitch in Seville with such an air of superiority so much so that England were 0-3 ahead at the interval.

Alfredo Relaño

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Four-goals-a-game Luis Enrique

Alfredo Relaño praises the early goal glut brought to the Spanish national team by new manager Luis Enrique after the friendly win over Wales.

Alfredo Relaño

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Real Madrid wake up 11 points behind Barcelona

AS editor looks at LaLiga after a fine game in the Camp Nou, where Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1, meaning Real Madrid, who play Las Palmas today, are 11 points behind their eternal rivals.

Alfredo Relaño

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Luis Enrique's decisive week

A friend of mine, and Real Betis fan resigned to the bad years he is enduring with his own team, said to me recently: "Barça is ...

Alfredo Relaño