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La Liga News: 13 April 2015; Athletic Bilbao Lose to Espanyol, Mateo Musacchio Suffers Ankle Injury

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Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training ahead of Champions League clash - HITC Sport
A knock suffered against Rayo Vallecano last week, following a heavy challenge from Antonio Amaya, left Gareth Bale feeling somewhat battered and bruised, as Real Madrid prepared for their weekend encounter with Eibar in La Liga.

Martin Odegaard's Real Madrid nightmare continues as paper refuses to give him a mark for latest performance | Eurosport
Martin Odegaard’s expected road to superstardom at Real Madrid has been a bumpy one so far.The 16-year-old, reportedly on as much as £80,000-per-week, has been struggling to make an impression for Castilla, Real Madrid’s B-team, following his much-publicised move from Stromsgodset.Last week, reports emerged from Spain that Odegaard had been dropped by manager Zinedine Zidane after failing to fit in with his new team-mates.

Barca falter but Ronaldo finally scores a free-kick - ESPN FC
When Barcelona were 2-0 up through Lionel Messi and Neymar with just 30 minutes played at Sevilla on Saturday night, they seemed set to take a giant step towards sealing this season's La Liga title. Then mistakes from Claudio Bravo and Gerard Pique allowed Sevilla to draw 2-2 and allowed second-placed Real Madrid to move within just two points of the top.

Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio suffers horrific injury -
Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a horrific injury in a 1-1 draw at Getafe on Sunday. The twice-capped Argentina international was attempting to evade a Diego Castro challenge on the right wing when he planted his left foot in the turf, prompting the lower leg to snap.

Espanyol fail to impress in 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao | Sky Sports Football
Sergio Garcia's first-half goal gave Espanyol a 1-0 win they scarcely deserved over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The home side were comprehensively outplayed in this mid-table clash but, thanks to Sergio Garcia's 40th-minute goal they were able to steal the points and make it two victories in a row.

Sub secures Deportivo draw | Sky Sports Football
Xabi Prieto put David Moyes' side ahead from the penalty spot just after the half hour mark but Deportivo were offered an opportunity to level from 12 yards before half-time, which Lucas Perez took by converting on the rebound after his spot-kick had been saved. Chory Castro restored La Real's lead on 57 minutes with a sumptuous volley fit to win any match, but Depor salvaged a point as Toche nodded in with 12 minutes remaining.

Cordoba lose yet again | Sky Sports Football
Cordoba's stay in the Primera Division is fast coming to an end after they suffered an 11th defeat in 12 matches, going down 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Elche. Both of Elche's goals were headers from set-pieces, with Enzo Roco opening the scoring just before the interval and Mario Pasalic doubling the lead midway through the second half.

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