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La Liga News: 18 September 2015; Villarreal Lose, Athletic Bilbao Win in Europa League, Gareth Bale Out Two Weeks

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Cristiano Ronaldo underappreciated, says Salgado | FourFourTwo
Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado feels Cristiano Ronaldo does not get the appreciation he deserves following his sublime performances for the Santiago Bernabeu side. The Portugal star recently became Madrid's all-time top goalscorer in La Liga, yet Salgado believes not everybody realises how much work he puts in to achieve his success.

Gareth Bale sidelined for two weeks with calf injury - Inside Spanish Football
In the 27th minute, Bale felt a twinge in his left calf and immediately put his hand to the area and went down to the grass, calling for the medical staff. Bale did not collide with anyone, but merely strained the muscle and was helped off by the staff before exiting the pitch to make way for new midfielder Mateo Kovacic in the 30th minute.

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos suffers dislocated shoulder | Sky Sports
Real Madrid have confirmed Sergio Ramos dislocated a shoulder in the 4-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The Spain defender was replaced in the 58th minute of Tuesday night's game, after landing awkwardly following a foul by Donetsk midfielder Taras Stepanenko, a tackle which resulted in Stepanenko being handed a second yellow card.

Jese Rodriguez chance Real Madrid James Gareth Bale injured - ESPN FC
Jese Rodriguez must be wondering when he's going to get a break. After a fair number of minutes in pre-season, the 22-year-old, who lit up the Bernabeu in his breakthrough season to the extent that he was seriously considered for a place in Spain's 2014 World Cup squad, has disappeared from view. Jese started Real's opening match of the season at Sporting but he was hauled off after 55 minutes and hasn't got off the bench since.

Chelsea want Dani Carvajal as Ivanovic successor - Inside Spanish Football
According to Bernabeu Digital, Chelsea are hoping to secure the signing of Spanish international Dani Carvajal after new Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has made clear that Danilo is his first choice at the right-back spot.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone with selection questions - ESPN FC
After the disappointment of last weekend's defeat to a Barcelona side there for the taking, Los Rojiblancos bounced back in the best way possible by making light work of a potentially tricky trip to Galatasaray, seeing off the Turkish champions with two first half Antoine Griezmann goals and some typically dogged defending in the second 45.

Athletic recover to earn victory over Augsburg -
Aritz Aduriz struck two second-half goals as Athletic recovered from Halil Altıntop's early goal for the German group stage debutants.

Rapid come from behind to beat Villarreal -
The Austrian side struck twice in four second-half minutes to record their first victory against Spanish opposition in 47 years.

Iago Aspas at Celta Vigo: Ex-Liverpool forward back on form | Football News | Sky Sports
On his return to Celta Vigo last month, Iago Aspas was able to do what he couldn't in his 14 Premier League games for Liverpool. He scored a goal. After an interim season at Sevilla, Aspas is back at Celta and enjoying life. Only Barcelona and Real Madrid go into the weekend above them in the table.

Osasuna accept Copa sanction | Football Espana
Osasuna aren’t appealing the RFEF’s decision to kick them out of the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player against Mirandes. The Segunda side included Unai Garcia in the XI, not realising that Garcia had a suspension left over from last season’s competition.

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