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La Liga News: 29 November 2015; Atletico Madrid Edge Espanyol, Lose Tiago to Broken Leg

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone sends love to Tiago | Sky Sports
The Portuguese was taken off on a stretcher during the first half of the match at the Vicente Calderon, having fallen awkwardly after an attempted challenge on Espanyol forward Marco Asensio. The injury is expected to rule the 34-year-old out for the rest of the season, but Simeone says he is already plotting his recovery.

Tiago stretchered off as Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol - ESPN FC
A solitary goal by in-form Antoine Griezmann saw Atletico overcome Espanyol to keep the pressure on league leaders Barcelona -- but they were rocked by a serious injury to midfielder Tiago. France international Griezmann netted his third goal in two games with under three minutes on the clock at the Vicente Calderon, and was enough to beat the Catalans and ensure a third straight league win for Diego Simeone's side.

Nolito strikes it lucky to fire Celta Vigo back into top four - ESPN FC
Celta Vigo owed their return to the top four of the Primera Division with a 2-1 victory over Sporting Gijon to a huge slice of luck. The Galician outfit's excellent start to the season was becoming a distant memory after losing three of their previous four games.

Villarreal face Getafe with no healthy strikers - Villarreal USA
As if that wasn't bad enough, EPM reports Bakambu didn't take part in training yesterday and there's only about a 10-20% chance he'll be able to play--his ankle is still bothering him. At least Eric Bailly has been cleared to play after his clash of heads versus Eibar.

Deportivo La Coruna extend undefeated run to four Primera Division matches - ESPN FC
Deportivo La Coruna extended their undefeated run to four Primera Division matches with a 2-0 win at Las Palmas. The visitors took the lead on 16 minutes when Lucas Perez beat the offside trap to get away down the right, carrying the ball on towards the edge of the Las Palmas penalty area as defender Vicente Gomez tracked back.

Late capitulation leaves Malaga bottom Primera Division - ESPN FC
Brazilian forward Charles headed home a cross from Miguel Torres to give the hosts the lead on the stroke of half-time, and Pablo Fornals struck on the rebound to double their advantage after 57 minutes, just moments after Fernando Tissone had been dismissed for picking up a second yellow card.

Gracia not afraid of Malaga sack | Football Espana
Malaga boss Javi Gracia has insisted that he is not afraid of losing his job, despite Saturday’s visit of Granada being portrayed as a must-win. The Andalucians head into Week 13 rock bottom of La Liga, with only five goals scored and three successive defeats to their name, but the Coach is adamant his side are only one victory away from all their "wounds being healed".

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