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La Liga News: 24 April 2015; Real Madrid to Face Juventus in Champions League, Sevilla to Take on Fiorentina in Europa League

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Juventus vs Real Madrid: We are playing monsters - Nedved - ESPN FC
Juventus will be playing "monsters" after the Champions League semifinal draw paired them with title-holders Real Madrid, club director Pavel Nedved said after the draw was made. Former Juve and Czech Republic star Nedved, whose club are regarded by many pundits as the weakest of the final four, said the tie would be "amazing" for the fans.

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in Champions League derby - Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
Simeone, though, said he was happy. "When I was a boy," he explained, "I was taught that you have to compete. When you give everything and lose, you go home happy. We competed, despite the difficulties we faced. When a team works the way that we worked today, you can't have any negative feelings afterwards. Many coaches would envy having players like these who run for 90 minutes."

Liverpool make Illarramendi offer | Football Espana
Liverpool have made an undisclosed offer to sign Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi ahead of Premier League rivals Arsenal. According to reports in Spain, the Merseysiders have already made contact with the European champions in a bid to bring the 25-year-old to Anfield, with the player understood to be open to the move.

Europa League draw: Napoli meet Dnipro, Sevilla face Fiorentina -
Napoli has been paired with Dnipro during Friday's Europa League semifinal draw in Nyon, while Sevilla will have to deal with Fiorentina in the final four. Rafael Benitez's men saw off Wolfsburg in the quarterfinals to book their ticket for the last four, with Dnipro proving to be too strong for Club Brugge.

Malaga may miss out on Amrabat | Football Espana
Malaga may be set to miss out on signing striker Nordin Amrabat from Galatasaray on a permanent deal due to lack of finance. The Moroccan international has been on loan at La Rosaleda since the start of this season, with Los Blanquiazules retaining the option to buy him for €3.5m by April 30.

Almeria points deduction saga expected to be resolved - ESPN FC
The general secretary of La Liga has said he expects the issue of whether or not Almeria are docked three points by FIFA to be resolved before the end of the season. A potential legal battle over which three teams are relegated from Spain's top flight this season looms after FIFA announced last month that Almeria were to have the points removed.

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