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La Liga News: 26 October 2015; Atletico Madrid Beat Valencia, Levante Sack Lucas Alcaraz After Loss

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Real Madrid comment: David De who? Keylor Navas is los Blancos' new hero -
Real Madrid waited all summer for its top target, David De Gea, only to miss out on the Manchester United goalkeeper when the paperwork was not competed on time on deadline day. It looked like a disaster. So it was that Keylor Navas, who was supposed to go the other way, ended up staying.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is their 'equilibrium' having made more saves than Manuel Neuer, Joe Hart, Kevin Trapp and Wojciech Szczesny this season | Daily Mail Online
After a summer of speculation surrounding his future, Keylor Navas has proved his worth to Real Madrid so far this season - with the Spanish media acknowledging his heroics. Real sit at the top of the La Liga standings with 21 points from their opening nine games - with Navas an integral reason for their unbeaten start.

Atletico Madrid handle Valencia challenge with ease - ESPN FC
This battle between two supposedly evenly matched teams lasted just over half hour, as well-taken goals from Jackson Martinez and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco put Atletico in control. Valencia never really looked like getting back into the game, and although Paco Alcacer converted a late penalty, this was a much more comprehensive win for Atletico than the scoreline suggests.

Man Utd linked with Antoine Griezmann | Off The Post
Manchester United have sounded out Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann about a possible move to the club. United officials are said to have made contact with the player’s agent about a switch, Spanish source Fichajes report.

Nuno rues Rodrigo injury after loss to Atletico | FourFourTwo
Valencia coach Nuno Espirito Santo felt an injury to striker Rodrigo was a pivotal moment in his team's 2-1 loss to Atletico Madrid. The La Liga encounter at Estadio Vicente Calderon was goalless in the first half when Rodrigo pulled up during a Valencia attack and left the field on a stretcher.

Las Palmas 0-0 Villarreal - ESPN FC
Villarreal slipped further away from the top of the Primera Division standings after being held to a drab goalless draw at bottom side Las Palmas. A difficult pitch at the Estadio Gran Canaria made for a tight game of very few clear chances, although if anyone edged the game, it was the hosts, who remain bottom of the league on points but move ahead of Levante and Granada on goal difference.

Levante 0-4 Real Sociedad - ESPN FC
David Moyes' Real Sociedad moved clear of the Primera Division relegation zone with a thumping 4-0 win at 10-man Levante. Carlos Vela set the visitors on their way and rounded off the scoring late in the second half, while Imanol Agirretxe netted before half-time to double the visitors' lead and Asier Illarramendi grabbed his first goal since returning to the club.

Levante sack Alcaraz | Football Espana
Levante have sacked Coach Lucas Alcaraz following Sunday’s 4-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad. The former Recreativo, Almeria and Granada boss replaced Jose Luis Mendilibar eight games into last season and subsequently guided the Valencians to safety, but he has paid the price for another poor start, which has seen the side fall to the bottom of La Liga.