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La Liga News: 8 April 2015; Iker Muniain Ruled Out for 6 Months, Eibar Record First Win Since January

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Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain out for six months with cruciate injury | Sky Sports
Muniain, 22, had to be stretchered off in tears during Athletic's 2-0 defeat to Sevilla on Saturday and will now miss the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona. "A torn cruciate ligament has been detected in his left knee," said a statement on the club's website after the player underwent a scan. "The estimated time out oscillates between six and seven months."

Madrid drop Odegaard amid claims he 'can't be bothered' with reserves - ESPN FC
Martin Odegaard has been dropped from the Real Madrid Castilla B side amid reports that the much-hyped Norwegian teenager has not settled with his new colleagues in the European champions' reserve team. Odegaard, 16, moved to the Spanish capital in January in a transfer which reportedly could end up worth €8 million after Madrid beat many of Europe's other top clubs to his signature.

Franck Ribery rejected Real Madrid because 'Bayern told me I was their Messi' -
Franck Ribery turned down the chance to join Real Madrid in 2009 after Bayern Munich told him he was as important to the club as Lionel Messi is to Barcelona. The former France international had the chance to move to the Santiago Bernabeu after falling out with then-Bayern head coach Louis van Gaal.

Atletico Madrid strike early to beat Real Sociedad 2-0 | Sky Sports Football
Atletico Madrid kept up the pressure on La Liga top two Barcelona and Real Madrid with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon. Atletico had the points all but wrapped up inside the opening 10 minutes after netting twice, first through an own goal from Mikel Gonzalez and then a second from former Sociedad favourite Antoine Griezmann.

Sevilla move level on points with Valencia in fourth spot | Sky Sports Football
Kevin Gameiro opened the scoring after 10 minutes with a classy finish for the visitors and then provided the cross for Jose Antonio Reyes to double the lead in the 35th minute. Levante coped admirably despite the two-goal deficit and pulled a goal back through Kalu Uche with 17 minutes remaining, but could not prise open Sevilla again, and remain just three points above the relegation zone.

Celta Vigo's Fabian Orellana handed one-match ban for throwing turf | Sky Sports
Celta Vigo's Fabian Orellana has been handed a one-match ban following his red card for throwing grass at Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. The incident happened five minutes from full-time during Barcelona's 1-0 victory in Galicia on Sunday as Orellana appeared to become frustrated with Busquets' time-wasting tactics and hurled a lump of turf at him.

Eibar tasted victory for the first time since 10 January | Sky Sports Football
Eibar tasted victory for the first time since January 10 as Mikel Arruabarrena's second-half goal proved enough to beat a much-changed Malaga side 1-0. The Basque striker had had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside in the first half but his persistence was rewarded five minutes into the second period as he nodded home from a corner.

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