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La Liga News: 20 April 2015; Gareth Bale Calf Injury Confirmed, Sevilla Struggle to Draw

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti blamed for Luka Modric injury | Sky Sports
Carlo Ancelotti has caused Luka Modric’s potential season-ending injury by overworking the Real Madrid midfielder, according to Croatia's national team doctor Boris Nemec. Having been an influential figure in Madrid’s stunning start to the campaign, during which they recorded a 22-game winning run, Modric’s season has been disrupted by a number of lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Gareth Bale calf injury confirmed by Real Madrid | Sky Sports
"After the tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid medical team, a muscle injury in his left calf has been diagnosed," the club said in a statement on Monday. "His condition will be evaluated. "The club refused to add how long Bale will be sidelined for, but it seems highly unlikely he will be fit for the eighth Madrid derby of the season that will decide who progresses to the semi-finals, with the score locked at 0-0 after the first leg at the Vicente Calderon last week.

CL refs confirmed | Football Espana
Norway’s Svein Oddvar Moen has been named the referee for Barcelona’s game against Paris Saint-Germain while Felix Brych of Germany gets Atletico Madrid’s visit to Real Madrid. Barca lead 3-1 from the first leg in France and Oddvar Moen has been deputised to take charge of the return, his fourth time with the whistle at Camp Nou.

How do Madrid cope without Modric and Bale? - ESPN FC
Carlo Ancelotti may finally give Real Madrid fans what they have been craving all season and what he has stubbornly resisted -- a return to 4-4-2. However, if the Italian does opt for a change in tact for Wednesday night's huge Champions League quarterfinal second leg against city rivals Atletico, it will not be through choice.

Vallecano beat Almeria 2-0 and look sure to stay up | Sky Sports Football
Rayo Vallecano beat Almeria 2-0 with goals in either half to all but secure Primera Division survival for a fourth consecutive season. Antonio Amaya headed the hosts in front midway through the first half and then substitute Miku settled the match by tapping home in the last minute.

Diego Mainz scores at both ends in Granada's 1-1 draw with Sevilla | Sky Sports Football
The veteran Granada centre-back had put the home side into the lead with a towering header from a corner on 16 minutes. However, Mainz then had the ball in the same net midway through the second half when he stabbed a cross past his own goalkeeper Roberto at the near post.

Villarreal and Cordoba fight out 0-0 draw | Sky Sports Football
Villarreal and Cordoba continue their long respective waits for a league win after playing out an exciting 0-0 draw at El Madrigal. Cordoba will be grateful to their goalkeeper Juan Carlos for making a series of impressive saves in the second half to keep the match goalless, but Villarreal will also view this game as a missed opportunity to put an end to their eight-game winless streak, against the league's bottom side.

Nolito scores only goal of the game as Celta Vigo beat Eibar | Sky Sports Football
Celta Vigo earned a narrow but deserved 1-0 win at Eibar as Nolito scored from the penalty spot late on in the first half. Although they could only score the one goal, this was another impressive display from Eduardo Berizzo's side, who recorded a second consecutive league win to move up to ninth in the Primera Division and on to 42 points.

Who is Julen Lopetegui? Profile of the Porto boss ready to beat Bayern | Football News | Sky Sports
There were two words that Porto coach Julen Lopetegui chose to emphasise in his pre-match press conference ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich: ambition and imagination. Lopetegui has brought both to the Estadio Dragao this season.

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