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La Liga News: 30 April 2015; Real Madrid Unimpressive in Win, Villarreal Suffer Sergio Asenjo Blow

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Real keep pressure on Barcelona | Sky Sports Football
Real Madrid kept up the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona by beating Almeria 3-0 at the Bernabeu to return to within two points of their fierce rivals. Twenty-four hours after Barcelona dismantled Getafe 6-0 to go five points clear at the summit, Carlo Ancelotti's side were clinical against Sergi Barjuan's strugglers as a stunning James Rodriguez volley, a Mauro dos Santos own-goal and a late Alvaro Arbeloa strike sealed a routine victory.

Ronaldo rage in Madrid as goals dry up for Cristiano -
His finishing was wayward after that and one fine run was followed by a wild effort which flew well over the bar in the second half and was greeted by groans from the Madrid fans. And the evening ended with Arbeloa's strike - only the eighth of his entire career. But instead of being happy for his teammate, Ronaldo smashed the ball back into the net with anger and trudged to the center circle shaking his head.

Interpol looking for ex-Madrid star | Football Espana
Former Real Madrid midfielder Freddy Rincon is wanted by Interpol for questioning into drug-related crimes in Panama. According to a report in The Guardian, the 48-year-old has allegedly been involved in money laundering and criminal conspiracy related to drugs, while stories in the Colombian media insist Rincon has business and property interests in Panama bought in partnership with drug baron Pablo Rayo Montano.

Fernando Torres scores only goal | Sky Sports Football
Fernando Torres ensured Atletico Madrid retain an outside chance of defending their Primera Division title by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Villarreal. The striker, back at his boyhood club on loan from AC Milan, came off the bench to fire an impressive winner in the 73rd minute at El Madrigal, in the process boosting Atleti to within nine points of leaders Barcelona with four games remaining. Second-placed Real Madrid are seven points away.

Atleti may recall loan players | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid may recall some of their loan players if they are hit with a transfer ban by FIFA. Reports in Spain have suggested Los Rojiblancos, as well as neighbours Real Madrid, could be prevented from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching the rules concerning the signing of young players.

Carlos Bacca scores twice as Sevilla triumph | Sky Sports Football
Sevilla kept their quest for Champions League football alive with a convincing 3-1 win at struggling Eibar. Carlos Bacca scored twice inside 15 minutes to put the visitors in charge, and in the second half Jose Antonio Reyes restored the two-goal lead after Federico Piovacarri pulled one back for the hosts.

Asenjo injury blow for Villarreal | Football Espana
It is the third time Asenjo has suffered such an injury, both in his right and left knees, the first time being when he played for Atletico Madrid in 2010 and then when he was on loan at Malaga the following year. Tests on Thursday morning at the Hospital Rey Don Jaime in Castellon have confirmed the original diagnosis and he is expected to be out of action for a minimum of six months.

Nolito nets winner at the death | Sky Sports Football
Nolito struck at the death to give Celta Vigo a last-gasp 1-0 win over Malaga and breathe life into the Galicians' hopes of qualifying for Europe. The in-form forward smashed home a loose ball in the area in the 89th minute to decide an evenly-matched game and turn the race for the final European place upside down.

Four-star Elche boost survival hopes | Sky Sports Football
Elche took another huge step to clinching top-flight survival by easing to a 4-0 win over fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna. Top scorer Jonathas de Jesus put the hosts ahead with just five minutes played and David Lomban doubled the lead from the penalty spot on 19 minutes.

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