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La Liga News, 26 November 2015: Real Madrid survives scare, Griezmann shines in Atlético win

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Shakhtar take Madrid to the limit | Football Espana
Real Madrid sealed top spot in Champions League Group A with a win over Shakhtar Donetsk but were taken to the limit. Madrid had already qualified for the next stage but now can’t be caught by Paris Saint-Germain, who recorded a 5-0win over Malmo in Sweden.

Isco ‘not proud’ of Clasico red | Football Espana
Isco admits to feelings of shame regarding his red card in the Clasico and admits Real Madrid’s leaky defence ‘isn’t normal.’ The midfielder was a substitute against Barcelona but was sent off before the final whistle for lashing out at Neymar, an action which earned him a two-game League ban.

Ronaldo: Madrid have confidence | Football Espana
Cristiano Ronaldo insists there’s a good feeling in the Real Madrid squad despite losing the Clasico and nearly blowing it against Shakhtar Donetsk. Madrid were soundly beaten by Barcelona last weekend and looked to be romping to a 4-0 win in Ukraine, only to be pegged back to 4-3 by full time.

Griezmann at the double for Atleti | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the next round of the Champions League thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s double against Galatasaray. A point would have done for Diego Simeone’s side but the Coach vowed his team would go for all three and they did, and claimed them thanks to the France international.

‘Atleti going to Benfica to win’ | Football Espana
Diego Simeone won’t send Atletico Madrid to Benfica to take a point in what is now a straight shootout to top Champions League Group C. Atletico beat Galatasaray on Wednesday night while earlier Benfica drew with Astana, the results leaving the Portuguese club top of the table, but level on points with Los Colchoneros.

Sevilla bow out of CL | Football Espana
Sevilla’s Champions League participation is effectively over after they were beaten in Germany by Borussia Monchengladbach. Los Rojiblancos had to beat their hosts and hope Juventus lost to Manchester City, but couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain, while the Old Lady were able to best the Premier League side as well.

Emery ‘wanted more’ from CL | Football Espana
Unai Emery admits to ‘wanting more’ from the Champions League as Sevilla bowed out at the group stage with defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach. Los Rojiblancos can’t finish any higher than third and even that is a challenge as the reverse in Germany sent Emery’s team to the bottom of Group D, meaning they need to beat Juventus in the last round of games.

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