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La Liga News: 9 April 2015; Real Madrid Struggle in Win Against Rayo Vallecano, Deportivo La Coruña Fire Coach

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Rayo Vallecano 0 Real Madrid 2 | Sky Sports Football
Real Madrid claimed a 2-0 victory over a spirited Rayo Vallecano to remain hot on the heels of Primera Division leaders Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh from scoring five in the 9-1 rout of Granada over the weekend, broke the deadlock at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas midway through the second half for his 300th Real goal before James Rodriguez netted soon after.

Real Madrid trio given rest before Atletico Madrid clash | Inside Spanish Football
James was the first to see yellow in the match, after the Colombian star was booked in the 19th minute for a handball. Cristiano received his yellow card just after half-time as he was brought down in the penalty area and booked for simulation, banning him for the next match. Less than a minute later, Kroos was booked for protesting the card and non-call on Cristiano.

Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal not worried by Danilo arrival | Sky Sports
Carvajal, who came through the ranks at Real Madrid and rejoined the club in 2013 after spending a year at Bayer Leverkusen, has established himself as Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice right-back over the past two seasons. However, there are fears that he will play significantly less next term after the club agreed a £23million deal to sign Porto's right-back.

Raphael Varane happy at Real Madrid despite Manchester United and Chelsea interest | Sky Sports
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists he is happy at the Bernabeu, despite interest from both Manchester United and Chelsea. Both Premier League giants have been linked with big-money summer moves for the classy France centre-back, whose future has been the subject of much conjecture in recent months.

Granit Xhaka not taking any notice of Atletico Madrid link - ESPN FC
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid. Xhaka, 22, has been one of Monchengladbach's key players this season, with the club currently on course to qualify for the Champions League group stage for the first time.

Granada 1 Celta Vigo 1 | Sky Sports Football
Ten-men Granada were cruelly denied a remarkable win as substitute Theo Bongonda's 93rd-minute equaliser earned a 1-1 draw for Celta Vigo. The Belgian youngster scored exactly 90 minutes after Robert Ibanez had given the hosts an early lead, and the late goal was all the more difficult for the Andalusians to swallow as they had survived the final 50 minutes of the game with 10 men after Jeison Murillo was dismissed for picking up two bookings inside two minutes.

Mixed night for Andone | Sky Sports Football
The Romanian striker put the Primera Division's bottom side on course for a first win in 12 games with a goal 10 minutes after half-time. When Depor defender Luisinho was sent off for picking up a second booking it looked like Cordoba had done enough but Andone was blushing before the final whistle having gifted Depor a share of the points late on.

Deportivo La Coruna have dismissed coach Victor Fernandez | football365.com
A statement from Deportivo read: "Deportivo's administration council announces that Victor Fernandez is no longer the coach of the first team. The coach was notified of this decision after the game against Cordoba. Deportivo wishes to thank Victor Fernandez for the work done over the past nine months. For the time being, the club has not completed the signing of his replacement."

Fiorentina director departs for Real Betis | Forza Italian Football
"Real Betis has signed Eduardo Macia as their new sporting director of the club for the next four years," a statement read on Real Betis’ official website. "The new technical director and Betis president, Juan Carlos Ollero, have signed this afternoon, and the contract will come into play on the 1st of May."