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La Liga News: 28 April 2015; Real Madrid to Rest Players in Almeria Clash, Valencia Move Back Into Fourth Place

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Valencia boost Euro chance | Sky Sports Football
Valencia got their bid for Champions League football back on track with a 4-0 demolition of relegation-battling Granada on Monday night. Valencia went into the match having won just one of their last four league games, while seeing their 10-match unbeaten run ended by Barcelona last week.

Keylor set to start for Madrid | Football Espana
Keylor Navas is set to replace Iker Casillas in the Real Madrid goal for the visit of Almeria on Wednesday. According to Cadena SER, boss Carlo Ancelotti will likely rest Casillas against the Andalusians as his players enter a crucial part of the season, with a Champions League semi-final against Juventus looming and five La Liga games still to be played as they chase leaders Barcelona.

Ferguson - Ronaldo better all-round player than Messi - ESPN FC
"Many people quite rightly say Messi and you can't dispute that opinion," he said. "[But] Ronaldo could play for Millwall, QPR, Doncaster Rovers, anyone, and score a hat trick. I'm not sure Messi could do that. "Ronaldo's got two feet, he's quick, great in the air and brave. I think Messi is a Barcelona player."

Odegaard named in Real Madrid squad for Almeria clash -
he 16-year-old midfielder joined Madrid from Stromsgodset in the January transfer window, but has so far been playing for Madrid Castilla as he is adapting to life in the Spanish capital. Odegaard could now make his debut for the senior side, though, as he is one of three Castilla players to have been named in the roster for the league match versus Almeria.

Antoine Griezmann needs new contract at Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
His third brace in as many league outings saw the diminutive attacker reach 22 league goals for the season. The figure is the highest number of goals totalled by a Frenchman in Spain's top flight, surpassing the 21 scored by Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in 2011-12. It also usurps the kind of numbers racked up by the likes of Los Blancos' legendary Gallic alumni, including Zinedine Zidane and Raymond Kopa.

Tebas: ‘I set La Liga kick-offs’ | Football Espana
Spanish Football League President Javier Tebas has admitted it is him who sets the controversial kick-off times in La Liga. Tebas has come under constant fire from supporters this season, with shouts of "Tebas vete ya!" ("Tebas go now!") heard at numerous grounds around the country, and in an interview published in El Confidencial he confirmed that he is the person responsible for the schedule.

Players could go to jail for match-fixing - ESPN FC
La Liga president Javier Tebas says players involved in match-fixing could go to jail. The Spanish courts are currently investigating a number of match-fixing cases, with a judge in Valencia hearing evidence from players involved in a Levante vs. Real Zaragoza game from 2011.

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